The town has contracted with a Seymour auctioneer to auction off the contents of the former Woodbridge Country Club. Keystone Associates is listing the auction to be held on Monday, August 5, at the Country Club, 38 Woodfield Road. The preview starts at 8 a.m., with the auction starting at 11 a.m.
They will be auctioning off the contents from both the club house and the pool house, including equipment from the commercial kitchen and restaurant — albeit a kitchen that has been sitting idle for more than ten years — also outdoor furniture, pool equipment, a walk-in refrigerator, and storage racks. There also is banquet hall furniture, including a portable dance floor, and office furnishings, wall sconces and more. The auction also includes the content of the locker rooms.
In addition, the town threw in four old vehicles, a 2010 Crown Victoria (87,016 miles), a 2011 Crown Victoria (103,512 miles), a 2001 Chrysler Sebring (102,376 miles), and a 1997 Dodge pick-up truck (24,249 miles).
Administrative Assistant Betsy Yagla said the auctioneer will advertise the auction to companies that would use this kind of equipment, such as caterers and restaurateurs. However, the average lot size will be 10 pieces, which will make it accessible for the average homeowner as well.
The auction comes at the heal of town leaders’ decision to close the outdoor pool (it required repairs) and to cut off utilities to the clubhouse (a savings of about $56,000). Without electricity or water there will be no fire alarm or sprinkler system said Administrative Director Anthony Genovese. The fire marshal required the town remove any flammable items, which prompted the decision to clear out the building, he said.
The town is also in negotiation with local developer Brian St. Pierre to sell a third of the former golf course for an active adult community. He has expressed willingness to demolish the old clubhouse and build a new pool and pool house for the town.
By Bettina Thiel – Woodbridge Town News Correspondent
Pictured: Keystone Associates will be auctioning off the content of the former Woodbridge Country Club.