Fire company not sure it wants grant
By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Gov. Cecil Underwood recently announced a $25,000 grant had been awarded for the construction of an addition to the Back Creek Valley Volunteer Fire and Rescue building, but company officials haven't decided whether to accept the money.
The money from the Governor's Community Partnership Grants would be used for a two-level, 4,000-square-foot addition.
"This grant is not for sure because they attached some stipulations to it," Back Creek President Bob Pugh said Monday. He said one of them included complying with the prevailing wage law, which would inflate the cost of the project.
According to Pugh, the company wants to use as much volunteer labor as possible when building the addition, which has an estimated cost of $150,000. He said the conditions attached to the grant, awarded Friday, could double the cost.