A Tamaqua fireman was one of 10 county volunteer firefighters who were endorsed by the Schuylkill County Commissioners to serve on the advisory and executive boards of the Schuylkill County Fire Chiefs Association in action taken at Wednesday's work session held at the courthouse in Pottsville.

Art Connely Jr., Tamaqua; Glenn Satizahn, Schuylkill Haven; and Jack Messner and John Kellman Jr., both of Pottsville, were named on the advisory board. Frank Zangari, Girardville; Dave Satizahn, Pine Grove; Jon Matz, Deer Lake, Scott Krater, Port Carbon; and Jason Witmier, Pottsville, were named on the executive board.

Other business

Six bids were opened for re-roofing of the Schuykill County Prison. Bidders were as follows:

RT General Corporation LLC, Ivyland, Bucks County, $374,500; Budget Renovation and Roofing Company, Shamokin, $390,735; TGW Corporation, Pine Grove, $418,000; Houck Service Company, Harrisburg, $421,200; Banes Roofing Inc., Telford, Montgomery County, $461,800; and The Wargo Group, Allentown, $466,400.

The bids will be reviewed by the real estate and engineering office for recommendation and will be acted on at a future public meeting.

The commissioners accepted the resignation of Eric Seitzinger, Orwigsburg, from his unexpired term as a member of the Schuylkill County Zoning Hearing Board. Zimmerman served as chairman of the board, however, at ther recent reorganization meeting, he lost the chairmanship to Dave Daub, of Tower City. His vacancy wll be filled at a later date by the commissioners.

An increase in the contract with Burke and Burke Law Firm, Shenandoah, for legal services rendered the Office of Senior Services Agency in the amount of $29,700 was approved which raised the contract to $40,950.

Election Director Frannie Brennan sought approval for a polling place change in Wayne Township, Second Precinct, to be moved from the Summit Station Fire Company's banquet hall, located along Route 183 to the Summit Station Fire Company's firehouse, located at 88 Firehouse Road.

The Schuylkill County Conservation District asked the commissioners to fill two vacancies on the Agricultural Land Preservation Board.

Brett Stehr and Dr. Ron Dietz were recommended to fill the vacancies opened because of retirement of two members. It also requested the reappointment of John Halabura, Dianne Hepler, and Russell Schnoke to the board for three year terms ending Dec. 31, 2016.

Also presented for action to place 23.389 acres of agricultural land in Union Township owned by Glenn R. Hetherington in the Agricultural Easement In Perpetuity Program. The county will pay $46,778 to preserve the land as farming.