BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- If you're looking to buy a used car, Broome County Executive Debbie Preston may have a deal for you. The County Executive announced plans Thursday to auction off 21 vehicles from the county's fleet.
The auction is part of a new policy that will cut the number of county vehicles by ten percent. The policy also reduces the number of employees with take-home cars and restricts the purchases of any new county vehicles.
Preston said the initiatives will save taxpayers $400,000 over the next five years and will increase government oversight.
"Previously there hasn't been enough oversight over use of government vehicles, too many county vehicles are unaccounted for, are used for non-county business, or are collecting dust in a competitive auto market," said Debbie Preston, (R) Broome County Executive.
The vehicles will be sold at the county's auction in the fall or on eBay.