Berkeley County Schools briefs

August 05, 1998

Jefferson Asphalt wins paving bid

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Charles Town, W.Va., company will do asphalt work at the Berkeley County Board of Education's bus garage and at Hedgesville High School, the Berkeley County Board of Education decided Monday night.

Jefferson Asphalt was the lower of two bidders for the two projects with a combined bid of $90,700, according to Assistant Superintendent James R. Welton Jr., who recommended the board accept the bid.

The other bidder, Potomac Construction, offered to do both jobs for $92,975, Welton said.

The board voted unanimously to hire Jefferson Asphalt for the jobs.

The school system has a lot of paving to do, and will do it as funding becomes available based on priority, Welton said. Tuscarora Elementary School probably should be next on the list, he said.


Sewage systems change hands

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Board of Education voted Monday night to turn over the sewage treatment systems at Valley View, Tomahawk and Potomack elementary schools to the Berkeley County Public Service Sewer District.

The deal will be similar to what the school system and public service district worked out for the Musselman schools, said Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Manny P. Arvon.

Turning over ownership will free the school system from having to pay for maintaining and operating the plants, Arvon said.

"I think it's a good deal for us and the Berkeley County Public Service Sewer District," he said.

"It's a pain in the tail to try to keep those plants up," he said.

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