MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A $725,000 contract to build the first of three wings planned for the Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center was awarded Tuesday to a Martinsburg company, Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation Board executive director Steve Catlett said.
"As soon as we get the contract signed ... hopefully this fall (construction will begin), that's our hope," Catlett said.
The 12,600-square-foot addition to be constructed by W. Harley Miller Contractors Inc. is by far the largest of the three wings, Catlett said. It will provide space for the board's gymnastics program and include support facilities for the second wing as well as the first.
Catlett said he will be negotiating with the company to build the second wing, too, Catlett said.
"If that doesn't work, we'll have to rebid two and three," Catlett said. "We're still going to end up with two wings."
The decision to award a contract for only one wing was forced upon the board by the wording used in the contract advertisement, Catlett said.