BECKLEY W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – The Raleigh County Commission is planning to announce the bid for the new Sheriff Headquarters within the next two weeks.
The commission collected bids for the headquarters on Tuesday, resulting in four bids that will receive consideration.
The commission first approved the design of the new headquarters in February and hoped to have the project completed within a year.
At the time, Commissioner Ron Hedrick stated that they wanted the building to be completely designed before they put out the bid.
As far as the design of the building, the Sheriff’s Department has taken inspiration from other new law enforcement buildings and have included some of the ideas into the layout.
“It was a long process,” said Raleigh County Sheriff Scott Van Meter. “It’s been over a year and a half. Basically, the architect’s commissioners, Steve Davis and myself and other members of the Sheriff’s Department, we helped design the buildings. We had to cut some and re-added things. We’re going to be very happy with our building.”