DuBois Fire Chief Presents Annual Report

DUBOIS – Fire Chief John Emerick presented his annual report last night at DuBois City Council.

This year, the DuBois Volunteer Fire Department responded to 342 total calls. The potential loss of buildings and contents totaled $8,300,000 for the year, said Emerick.

The actual loss due to fire, Emerick said, was limited to $136,000 due to the efforts of the DVFD.

In other business, council approved the request from the Clearfield-Jefferson Suicide Prevention Team for use of the Memorial Park and Edward V. Cherry Amphitheater.  It will be for the fifth annual fundraiser/walk that will take place Sept. 14.

Also, it was noted that citizens on Clark Street will be notified that they will be expected to pay for some of the cost to pave their street.  According to City Manager John “Herm” Suplizio, it is in the city’s ordinances that it pays for one-third of a street’s paving. Then, residents on the left and right sides of the street each pay for one-third.

Council voted to approve its own resolution regarding an extension of the hospital authority’s tenure.  The hospital authority will extend its lifespan for 50 years once the latest amendment receives approval.

Councilmember Jim Aughenbaugh was excused from the meeting.

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