By Seth Schmidt
Barb Johnson was shopping for a fire hydrant Friday.
And the long-time Tracy resident was in luck. The City of Tracy just happens to have 19 vintage hydrants to choose from.
The hydrants are among the surplus materials being disposed of by the city on a sealed bid basis this week. Items were available for public inspection on Friday and Tuesday, Nov. 3 & 7. Sealed bids are being accepted at Tracy City Hall through Thursday, Nov. 9, at 4:30 p.m.
If Johnson can buy a hydrant, her plans are to dig the device into her backyard, in memory of her mother, Jeannette Johnson
The surplus sale has scores of items appealing to both the practical and nostalgic. Materials from the Public Works Dept., liquor store, Multi-Purpose Center, Veterans Memorial Center, fire department, and aquatic center are all represented in the surplus sale. The Tracy City Council has declared all items to be “no longer needed for a public purpose.”
For more on this article, see this week’s Headlight-Herald.