DUBOIS – DuBois City Council on Monday night announced several projects that will take place during the upcoming year.
City Manager John “Herm” Suplizio said grant funding was key to the city’s ability to finance these projects, especially the pool renovations.
He projected the pool project to cost $2 million dollars with its grant requiring a 50-50 match. This means the grant requires the city to match its $1 million award.
However, he said the city can use the value of city-owned land towards its match requirement, which will eliminate additional project spending in this case.
Solicitor Toni Cherry reminded the public when the city receives grant funding, it must be used for specific purposes. Otherwise, it must be returned.
Suplizio is urging any citizens with questions about any project plans to either contact him or council members directly.
Projects in the works for 2021 include:
- screen house work at the reservoir;
- dredge work at Sandy Lick Creek;
- Penn Highlands roadway access improvements;
- Maple Avenue streetscape;
- replacement of century-old lead pipes under Maple Avenue;
- police shooting range;
- fire school renovations;
- pool bath house renovation (originally built between 1958-1963) and the addition of kids play areas; and
- sewer plant project work and specifically, constructing a new access road and bridge near the DuBois Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Suplizio said the total costs of the projects is $11 million, which includes grant funds.