DUBOIS – DuBois City Council on Monday night was presented with $146,897.79 in coronavirus relief funding by Clearfield County Commissioner Dave Glass.
In June, Gov. Tom Wolf announced the disbursement of $625 million to 60 Pennsylvania counties through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act or, CARES Act.
The county received $7,157,429 for virus-related expenses through the COVID-19 County Relief Block Grant Program from the state’s Department of Community and Economic Development.
Earlier this month, the commissioners voted unanimously to award CARES funding to all 12 municipalities that submitted funding requests, including DuBois City.
Glass said the city could use the funds for any COVID-19 expenses, including to offset police payroll. City Manager John “Herm” Suplizio thanked Glass, along with Commissioners Tony Scotto, chairman, and John A. Sobel, for their hard work to obtain the relief funds.
Also, on Monday night, resident Dave McKolanis asked council to remedy a noise problem near his home. He said campaign yard signs encourage passing motorists to “honk for Trump.”
“it’s just the beginning of the campaign season,” added McKolanis. He requested council to ban any yard sign that prompted motorists to honk.
Solicitor Toni Cherry said she would refuse to work on any ordinance that limited yard signs. “I will fight to the death for someone’s right to express their opinion.”
Cherry said campaigns get heated and yard signs are “year-round political statements.” She also said noise wasn’t anything new, as loud motorcycles and trucks regularly pass through the city.
Councilman Jim Aughenbaugh attended the meeting remotely.