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DuBois and Sandy meeting with state officials about consolidation study


DuBois, PA – DuBois City Manager Herm Suplizio and Sandy Township Manager Shawn Arbaugh are meeting with state officials today to talk about a study that would look into the pros and cons of possibly consolidating the two municipalities together.

Representatives from the Department of Community Economic Development are coming into the DuBois City Building to discuss the cost of that study and the process.

Officials from both Sandy Township and the City of DuBois have been very clear to say that this is just a preliminary study and does not necessarily mean that a consolidation will happen.


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.

Shortly after Sandy Township sent a letter to DuBois City Council possibly doing a study, the DuBois City Council voted in favor of moving forward with the study.

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


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


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


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