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Incoming Councilwoman questions DuBois City Solicitor on new charges against former Manager

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Incoming Councilwoman Poses Questions to City Solicitor

DUBOIS – The public comments during Monday night’s DuBois City Council meeting included an exchange between Councilwoman-elect Jen Jackson and City Solicitor Toni Cherry.

Jackson sought answers from Cherry regarding the recent wave of additional charges against former City Manager Herm Suplizio. The charges include Cherry’s alleged delivery of nearly $93,000 in Community Fund cash to the City.

Jackson stated she didn’t think Cherry was working for the taxpayers of the City of DuBois and was “more worried about her own agenda” than the welfare of the citizens….

She also noted that her election to the City Council was partly funded by donations from community members – donations that should not have to be used to fight the current Council.

Suplizio’s most recent charges include theft, tax fraud, and fraudulent transactions with City funds.

City Park To Receive New Playground Equipment

City Council approved the purchase of new and accessible playground equipment for the DuBois City Park.

A total of $170,000 received in COVID Relief funds as well as in area grant funding and local donations will be utilized to replace old equipment near the City swimming pool. New items will include ADA approved swings and a zipline.

Council Approves Fall Hydrant Flushing, Annual Leaf Collection Dates

Council approved hydrant flushing to begin on Sunday, October 15th at 7:00 pm. The process will run continuously over 24 hours and for seven days a week, concluding on Sunday, October 22nd.

Council also designated the weeks of October 23rd and November 13th as leaf collection times for City residents Interim City Manager Chris Nasuti reminded attendees to place leaves in untied bags at the curbside so they can be collected by Waste Management.