DuBois, PA – DuBois City Council voted in favor of starting the first steps in what could be an eventual consolidation of DuBois and Sandy Township.

All members of the council voted to fund a study to determine the pros and cons of merging the two municipalities into one.

The vote comes in response to a proposal by Sandy Township Supervisors, which sent a letter to DuBois City Council last week.

This idea has been brought up many times over the years, and it was officially considered two other times by the city council and township board. However, it was voted down the last time it was debated in 2002.

Historically, it has been Sandy Township that voted against consolidation in the past. Because Sandy Township was the municipality to initiate the talks this time, many people are taking that as a sign that consolidation might actually happen.

Listen to the interview with Herm Suplizio, City of DuBois manager.

The DuBois City Council votes on whether to help fund a study to determine the pros and cons of a possible consolidation with Sandy Township. The motion passed with all council members in attendance in favor.

Posted by Connect FM on Monday, January 13, 2020

Have opinions about the possible consolidation of the City of DuBois and Sandy Township? Contact your council members or supervisors.

Sandy Township

1094 Chestnut Ave.

PO Box 267

DuBois, PA 15801

814-371-4220

Sandy Township Supervisors meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

 

City of DuBois

16 W. Scribner Ave.

DuBois, PA 15801

814-371-2000

DuBois City Council meetings are held the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m.