James W. Curry Library and Park is located at 1721 Brooks Hill Road, Selbyville.

Two engineering firms to be interviewed for capital improvement project at James W. Curry Library

BUCKHANNON – Two engineering firms have expressed interest in completing a capital improvement project at James W. Curry Library.

The Upshur County Commission published a legal advertisement requesting statements of qualifications, performance data and other materials from firms interested in improving the James W. Curry Library campground.

“The request for qualifications for engineering services was previously published as a classic legal advertisement, and proposals were due by August 24,” Upshur County Administrator Tabatha Perry said at the commission’s Aug. 24 meeting. “The James Curry Advisory Board meets tomorrow, so I’d recommend scheduling interviews at a time that members of the advisory board could attend.”

Perry recommended that one commissioner be present while the interviews of the engineering firms are conducted.  

“The two submissions received were from New River Engineers Incorporated and the other from E. L. Robinson Engineering,” Perry said. “Once the interviews have been conducted, a recommendation will be made by the advisory board to the Upshur County Commission, and then the negotiations may begin.”

The improvement project will take place in two phases.

“They want to make improvements at the campground by providing a dump station and then in the future, hopefully, a bathhouse,” Perry explained. “The campgrounds are regularly utilized; however, we think they would draw more attention if there were access to a dump station and water.”

The project will be funded by the James W. Curry Library Trust. 

In other Upshur County Commission news:

  • The commission approved and signed a Federal Aviation Administration Outlay Report and Request for Reimbursement for Construction Programs, Request No. 1, in the amount of $64,821.04 for an Airport Improvement Program Project at the Upshur County Regional Airport.
  • The commission approved a recommendation to execute a contract with Micrologic, based upon their lowest bid, to complete a camera upgrade and expansion project for the Upshur County Board of Education funded by the FY22 Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Grant. Bids were previously opened during the June 15, 2023, commission meeting. June 15, 2023.
  • The commission approved and signed a construction contract with Sensenig Contracting, LLC to build a 24’×36’×10′ building at the Upshur County Youth Camp costing $16,000.
  • The commission approved a request on behalf of Upshur County CEOS to use the Courthouse steps/plaza for a fall mini fair/membership drive on Sept. 8, 2023. A Certificate of Liability Insurance has been provided.
  • The commission approved of Lewis-Upshur Animal Control Facility Volunteer, Samye Householder.

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