Background: Columbia agreed to pay $39,900 for the trolley in late 2016. Widespread use never materialized because of a driver shortage and maintenance costs, among other reasons. The Columbia Merchants Association and the Columbia Historic Preservation Society each asked to buy or lease the trolley during previous council meetings.
Money offered: The merchants group offered $1,500 in a lease or buy plan, while the historical society said it would pay $12,500. Both will be able to bid on the trolley. Details will be posted on Columbia's website or Facebook page.