The Washougal City Council could decide to sell a camera lens on eBay.
The lens, purchased on May 8, 2009 with a city Visa credit card by former Mayor Stacee Sellers, fit a camera owned by former Finance Director Jeffrey Bivens.
According to a resolution discussed during the council workshop last night, the city has identified the camera lens as unusable since it was purchased for a camera that was not city property.
“This [lens] was more than we would ever need,” Councilman Jon Russell said.
The lens was purchased for $1,280 at Pro Photo Supply, in Portland.
If the city returned the lens, it would only get one-third of the original amount of the purchase as credit.
At the time of the purchase, Bivens was a City Council member. Council approved his hiring as the city’s finance and economic development director on May 18.
Bivens’ employment was terminated on Dec. 7. The search for his successor continues. Mayor Sean Guard said two finalists for the finance director’s position will be interviewed July 7.