Published January 23rd, 2020

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.


Published January 15th, 2020

DuBois, PA – Randy Schmidt has now been the new mayor of DuBois for about two weeks, and we checked in with him to see how things are going.

Schmidt ran for mayor after Gary Gilbert announced last year that he would not run for re-election after acting as the DuBois City mayor for the past 10 years and had served on council for 14 years before that.

Schmidt talks about what exactly a mayor does, including something he was surprised to find out… mayors are ordained to perform marriage ceremonies! He also talks about how he didn’t expect to see a possible consolidation with Sandy Township appearing on the agenda at one of his first DuBois City Council meetings, but he’s excited to see the two municipalities working together.


Published January 14th, 2020

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.

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.


Published January 13th, 2020

DuBois, PA – DuBois City Council will be voting tonight on whether to take the first step in a process that could eventually consolidate the City with Sandy Township.

The Sandy Township Supervisors voted last week to approach the City of DuBois about working together as one municipality.

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.

The first step is finding out if everyone is in agreement about even funding a study to determine the benefits and drawbacks of consolidation.

The DuBois City Council meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month, at 7 p.m. at the DuBois City Building at 16 West Scribner Avenue, DuBois.