Bowling Green is clearing out its closets as the new year arrives. The city will sell off surplus items during an online public auction next week. Those items include decor, office supplies and technology. Proceeds will go to the city’s General Fund, Public Information Officer Kim Lancaster said. The sale will also clear some storage space, she said. “It gets them out of our surplus, and it brings in money for us as well,” Lancaster said. More than 50 items will be available during the auction, which will take place online at www.govdeals.com, purchasing agent Marilyn Parrigin said.