CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Bids were opened Tuesday for Franklin County's new prison, but the Board of County Commissioners won't vote on a contract until the proposals have been reviewed by the county's legal and engineering departments.
The commissioners will vote on the bids July 5 at 3:15 p.m.
All of the bids, which were sought in separate general, mechanical, electrical and plumbing contracts, came in well below the $30 million set aside for the new jail.
The money comes from a $39 million bond issue floated last year. The rest of the bond issue earmarks $5 million for farmland preservation and $4 million for improvements to the county's 911 system.