Sold! – Medina accepts bids for playground snails, other surplus items

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 November 2022 at 3:38 pm

File photo by Tom Rivers: The snail at Pine Street Park, and another one at Butts Park, were sold through an online auction with the bids accepted on Monday by the Village Board.

MEDINA – The Village Board accepted five bids on Monday through an online auction, including one for the snail jungle gym that was at Pine Street Park.

The snail sold for $2,025. It was purchased by an undisclosed buyer from Medina, village officials said.

An online auction run by Government Deals also sold a 1990 Vermeer 1250 brush chipper for $4,550; a straight blade snow plow for $651; another snail jungle gym that was at Butts Park for $310 (this one didn’t have its eyes); and the merry-go-round at State Street Park for $111.

The total for the five items was $10,472.

The village moved to sell the snails from the playgrounds after the village’s insurance carrier said any claims from people who were injured on the snails would not be covered by insurance. The snails were removed in the summer.