Conservation Department surplus property auction unaffected by federal government shutdown

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SALEM–The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a public auction of various used vehicles and equipment on Saturday, as planned.

Conservation Department officials report receiving several inquiries about whether the auction would be affected by the continuing shutdown of federal government operations. Since the Conservation Department is a state agency, its activities are unaffected by the federal shutdown.

The sale will begin at 10 a.m. at the Conservation Department’s Maintenance Center at 1715 Hwy 32 West, Salem. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. The auction will include dozens of vehicles, along with ATVs, trailers, boats, outboard motors, mowers, generators, blowers, pumps, and other equipment.

Pre-registration the day before the auction, Oct. 18, is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration the day of the sale begins at 7:30 a.m. Those interested can also view auction items on Oct. 18 at the Salem Maintenance Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For a list of auction items and procedures, visit A complete lot listing and terms of the sale will be available at the registration desk the day of the auction.

-Jim Low-