DUBOIS – The Sandy Township Supervisors voted on Monday night to move forward with a consolidation study with DuBois City.
Township Manager Shawn Arbaugh reported the final contracts were received for the study, and that DuBois City also wanted to move forward.
Arbaugh said the study would cost the township $30,000 with 25 percent to be paid upfront, and he would begin a review of financial records.
He said the first part of the study could be done without any physical contact, and an interview stage could potentially be put on hold if social distancing was still in effect at that point.
In other business, the township appointed Larry Bickel as its signatory for its coronavirus emergency disaster response.
Bickel urged township residents to stay home and to practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Arbaugh said 300 face masks have been ordered for the township, and he is also trying to place an order for hand sanitizer.
Because a disaster emergency has been declared, he said he’s tracking all virus-related expenses with hopes of reimbursement.
Township officials will also begin to send out surveys for its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) sewer lateral replacement project.
However, it was noted that these lateral replacements may not occur until next year in light of the coronavirus pandemic.