Council nixes roundhouse purchase
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg City Council on Thursday night passed up what developer Moncure Chatfield-Taylor said would be his last offer to sell the city his option on the historic roundhouse buildings.
Chatfield-Taylor had offered to sell the city his option on the property for roughly $200,000, which would cover the $150,000 he originally paid plus his expenses, including a fence, building maintenance and needed roof work, said city attorney J. Oakley Seibert.
Chatfield-Taylor said he made the city the offer because he thought its vision of the buildings and land as a civic center and park would be great.