KOUGA Municipality’s public auction was a resounding success last week, with every­thing on offer finding a a buyer. A total of 141 lots went under the hammer at the Jeffreys Bay municipal depot in St Croix Street on Wednesday. Winning bids ranged from Rl00 for the cheapest lot to Rl90 000 for the most expen­sive.  Each lot included a variety of items, includ­ing office equipment, refuse bins, bakkies, graders and a TLB.  The auction drew countrywide interest, with the item that fetched the highest price of the day, a Komatsu TLB, being sold through Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said the success of the auction exceeded expectations as most of the items, especially vehicles, had been standing redundant in the municipal de­pot for years. “The auction follows an earlier Council res­olution to dispose of old and redundant items. “The money we made will contribute to­ wards the municipal budget and will assist with service delivery. “The figures are still being finalised, but we can safely say we made in excess of Rl, 5 million, after auctioneer costs,” said Van Lingen. The Mayor added that the auction was done in accordance with the municipality’s Supply Chain Management Policy, Section 43 (4) (c), which states, “The accounting officer must ensure that movable assets are sold either by way of written price quotations, a competitive bidding process or by public auction at the highest offered price, provided such price is market related.”