MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A donation of nine acres to Bedington Volunteer Fire Department will not be the future home of a branch library for northern Berkeley County as was planned, County Commissioners were told Thursday.
In making the announcement, Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library director Pamela K. Coyle quoted a civil engineer's conclusion that the two acres offered by the fire department for the branch library is "essentially nonbuildable" for their project.
Fire department President Robert "Robbie" Robinson on Thursday wasn't optimistic that the remaining acreage could be used by his organization, which planned to stage its annual Interstate Fair fundraiser at the site off U.S. 11, north of DuPont Road.
The nine acres was donated last summer by E.I du Pont de Nemours and Co.
The fire department had hoped to build another fire station on the site, Robinson said.
"We had great plans," Robinson said outside of the Commission's chambers in the Dunn Building.