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Berkeley County Council awards cleanup bids

Martinsburg firm low bidder on Sportsman's Paradise project

September 29, 2011

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County Council awarded projects to two Berkeley County contractors Thursday to demolish and clean up more than 30 lots in floodprone Sportsman's Paradise and two other properties.

The low bidder among five companies in the running for the Sportsman's Paradise cleanup project was Pittsnogle LLC of Martinsburg, which submitted a $49,700 bid, Berkeley County Deputy Administrator Alan J. Davis.

Multiple structures are to demolished and removed from the floodplain area of the Falling Waters, W.Va., community as part of an ongoing federally-funded "hazard mitigation" project.

Davis said the lots targeted for cleanup comprise 18 parcels, which will eventually be deeded to the county.

Pittsnogle also submitted the low bid ($13,000) and was awarded the contract to clean up a Mish Road property in the Bunker Hill, W.Va., area that has been targeted by the county's Safe and Clean County Enforcement Agency.

Steve's General Hauling of Hedgesville, W.Va., was awarded a separate $12,550 contract to clean up a property in the Whitings Neck area. The property also has been targeted for cleanup by the county's code enforcement-focused agency.

If needed, the county has the authority to sell the properties targeted by the Safe and Clean County Enforcement Agency to recoup the expense of cleaning them up.

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— Matthew Umstead

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