DuBOIS — A zoning map change for Adamson Funeral Chapel Inc. was approved Monday by the Sandy Township Supervisors.

Owners of the funeral chapel, Dennis and Kay Adamson, requested the re-zoning of their property located adjacent to Chestnut Avenue, from Residential High Density Zoned District to C, Commercial Zone District. The reason they would like this property rezoned is all the funeral chapel’s property is zoned commercial.

The request was reviewed by the Clearfield County Planning Commission in November 2017 and that body had no comment on the proposed zoning map change, according to a previously published Courier Express article. In December 2017, the township Planning Commission reviewed the request and was agreeable that it would fit in the zoning map district.

The zoning change was approved in a 4-0 vote. Supervisor Mark Sullivan did not vote on the change because he sold the Adamsons the parcel.

Public Comment

During the public comment portion of the meeting, John Tapper, Platt Road, said he received a letter in the mail Monday that stated there was going to be some blasting going on a strip job along the Corbett property.

“I think at the deposition I was under the understanding that there would be no need for blasting,” Tapper said. “They were going for the shallow coal and I was wondering if something had changed in their plans?”

Zoning Officer Jim Keck said he talked to RES Coal and that it was a pre-blast survey just in case they would have to go around and do a survey.


Supervisor Dave Sylvis recognized both the DuBois Area High School and DuBois Central Catholic High School rifle teams for placing in the state competition for .22 rifle and air rifle. He said DHS won first place in air rifle and third place for .22 rifle. DCC took fourth place for states.

“I want to congratulate both high school teams for doing so well,” Sylvis said. “For a small community, we do quite well in the state for competitions for rifle.”


Manager Dave Monella said that the township has received the Clearfield County aid/liquid fuel allocation for 2017 in the amount of $11,864.84; the state Department of Transportation turnback maintenance allocation of $37,600; and PennDOT liquid fuels allocation of $439,621.66.

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