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Commissioners weigh bids for coronor vehicle

January 30, 2002

Commissioners weigh bids for coronor vehicle



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Commissioners opened bids Tuesday for three projects, including a new coroner's vehicle.

The county will take a week to consider leasing a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban for Coroner Jeffrey Conner to use to respond to incidents and carry equipment he needs to rope off an accident scene, Commissioner G. Warren Elliott said.

The county pays Conner for the mileage he puts on his own vehicle. During budget hearings this year he asked the county to buy or lease a new vehicle, Elliott said.

Jennings Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Cadillac Inc., of Chambersburg, submitted the only bid, which was for $36,087.48 for the three-year lease.

The commissioners are to award or reject the bid Feb. 5.

The county also solicited bids to lease 77 acres of farm land on Franklin Farm Lane near the Franklin County Prison.

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The new lease agreement widens the area to a 150-foot buffer around the prison in which the farmer must plant a "low-grow" crop. In some years corn has been planted close to the prison, which can be a hindrance to prison guards and police if an inmate escapes.

Thomas Shatzer, of Chambersburg, who currently holds the lease, bid $295.02 a month for the 36-month lease. Bradley Eberly, of Fayetteville, Pa., bid $334 a month.

Bids will be awarded or rejected Feb. 5.

Finally, the commissioners received bids from three companies for handrail and crashrail replacement at the county's Falling Springs Nursing and rehabilitative Center.

R.A. Hill, Inc., of Chambersburg, bid $33,200, Lobar Associates, of Dillsburg, Pa., bid $53,826, and RWR Construction, Inc., in Chambersburg, bid $33,760.

The bid will be awarded or rejected Feb. 5.

- Stacey Danzuso

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