A Tamaqua firm was one of many who submitted bids which were opened by the Schuylkill County Commissioners at their work session Wednesday at the courthouse for a number of projects. The bids will be studied by committees and recommendations to make awards at a later date.

Bids for renovations to two county bridges were received from three construction companies.

Bidding on the bridge which carries Lavenburg Road over Catawissa Creek in North Union Township were, Bill Anskis Company Inc., Elysburg, $288, 614; Barletta Materials and Construction Company, Tamaqua, $289,559; and Gateway Projects Management, Schwenksville, $316,025.60. The same three bid on renovation to the county bridge which carries Broad Street over the Little Schuylkill River in Port Clinton; Barletta, $268,506; Gateway, $269,150.30 and Anskis, $298,998.75.

There were seven bidders for various projects for the county's 2010 demolition program.

Seven bids were received for demolition of a vacant property at 53 N. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, a former variety store. Bidders were, Madonna Enterprises Inc., Port Carbon, $9,4998; Penn Earthworks Inc., Hazle Township, $11,870; Dudash Pipeline Company Inc., Pottsville, $17,688; Grinnell Recycling Inc, Sparta, N.J., $18,000; AMC Enterprise, Girardville, $18,829; Bob Dudash Excavating Company, LLC, Pottsville, $21,800 and Robert Gusick Demolition, Shamokin, $24,812.

Six bids were received for demolition of the property at 124 Savory St., Pottsville. Bidders were, Madonna Enterprises Inc., $8,249; Dudash Pipeline Company Inc., $9,424; AMC Enterprise Company, $9,449; Penn Earthworks, Inc., $10,680; Bob Dudash Excavating Company, $11,800 and Grinnell Recycling Inc., $14,000.

Two bids were received for demolition of a home along Dark Water Road in New Castle Township. The bidders were, Penn Earthworks Inc., $15,880 and Grinnell Recycling Inc. $26,000.

Four bids were received for the Oak Street Rehabilitation Project in Girardville, Phase II. The bidders were, Pennsy Supply Inc., doing business as Slusser Brothers, Wapwallopen, $58,402; Schuylkill Paving Inc., Schuylkill Haven, $60,180; Hazleton Site Contractors, a division of Reading Materials, Hazleton, $67,981.50; and Arthur "Pat" Aungst Inc., Pine Grove, $85,219.

Bids were received for 10 county owned surplus vehicles as follows:

1989 Ford F-700 box truck, Doug Nafzinger Auto Wrecking Company, Auburn, $1,075; A.P.S., LLC, Minersville, $600; and Nancy Hrenyo, Schuylkill Haven, $105. On a 1983 Chevrolet bucket truck, Nancy Hrenyo, $601; Doug Naftzinger, $318; and A.P.S., $272; 2002. On a Chevrolet Impala, Doug Naftzinger, $339; A.P.S., $175; and Nancy Hrenyo, $76. On a 1996 Jeep Cherokee, Doug Naftzinger, $302; A.P.S., $175; and Nancy Hrenyo, $55.

On 1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport, Doug Nafzinger, $303; Mark Graver, Branchdale, $300; A.P.S., 175; and Nancy Hrenyo, $55. On a 1994 Ford Bronco XLT, Doug Naftzinger, $308; A.P.S., $252; Theresa Arnold, Ashland, $78; and Nancy Hrenyo, $55. On a 1991 Ford F-350, Doug Naftzinger, $550; A.P.S., $421; and Nancy Hrenyo, $55. On 1999 Chevrolet Lumina, Doug Naftzinger, $325; A.P.S., $175; and Nancy Hrenyo, $55. On 1995 Ford Crown Victoria, Ronald Maurer, $675.80; Doug Naftzinger, $355; A.P.S., $250 and Nancy Hrenyo, $55. On a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria, Doug Naftzinger, $357; A.P.S., $350; and Nancy Hrenyo, $55.

Award contract

The commissioners accepted the bid of Reading Anthracite Company, Pottsville, to supply 1,000 tons of coal, more or less, to the courthouse building and county prison building located in Pottsville for one year at $138.95 per ton delivered. The company was the low bidder.

Solicit bids

The commissioners authorized the solicitation of bids for the ReillyTownship stormwater management project under the county's Community Development Block Grant Program of 2010. Bids must be submitted to the controller's office by Aug. 2. Bid opening will be on Aug. 4.

Qualification proposals are also being solicited from consulting firms to provide technical assistance for the CDBG program for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013. Deadline for submitting the bids will be Aug. 16.