Bids were opened for repairs to be made to the county prison, for prison uniforms, a freezer and cooler for the prison and for cleaning the courtthouse building and 9-1-1 Center, in action taken by the Schuylkill County Commissioners at a work session held Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville.

Five bids were received for rehabilitating the long bridge which crosses over Deep Creek in Hubley Township. Merrick Group Inc., Hazleton, bid $206.350; Bill Anskis Company Inc., Elysburg, $289,438.50; Mar-Allen Concrete Products Inc., Ephrata, $334,903.50; and Minichi Inc., Dupont, $475,000.

First Precinct Uniforms Company, Reading, was the lone bidder for county prison employees uniforms, $17,531.85.

Antz Energy Systems Inc., Shenandoah, was the only bidder to provide a freezer and cooler for the county prison, $14,041.

Two bids were received for cleaning the 9-1-1 Communicatin Center Complex located on Center Street, Pottsville. Joanne M. McGee Cleaning and Janitorial Services Inc., Lebanon, $23,000; and TKO Cleaning Services, LLC, Pottsville, .$42,000.

Three bids were received for cleaning the courthouse building. Avenues, of Pottsville, bid on a three year contract, $310,298.15; Joanne M. McGee Cleaning and Janitorial Service Inc., Lebanon and TKO Cleaning Services,LLC, Pottsviole, bid on a one year contract. Joanne M. McGee bid $95,000 and TKO $92.000. All bids were referred to committee for recommendation.

County Administrator Mark Scarbinsky recoomended re-appointment of five members to the Schuylkill County Affordable Housing Trust Fund for two year period. They were William Mackey, 112 Limekiln Drive, Andreas, West PennTownship; Kenneh J. Huebler, Orwigsburg; Ann Hoover Smith, Frackville; Randy Stump, Pine Grove; and Kay Williams, of the M&T Bank in Pottsville.

Action will be taken at next Wednesday's public meeting which will be held at the county's Sweet Arrow Lake Park in Pine Grove Township.