DuBois City Discusses Source Water Protection Plan

By Alexandria Toledo

DUBOIS – In collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), members of the DuBois City Council discussed their intent to move forward and continue reviewing a Source Water Protection Plan for the City of DuBois.

The Protection Plan is free and, once enacted, it would seek to identify and protect problem areas, which could be vulnerable to contamination.

Council member Edward Walsh provided a scenario for illustrating the benefits of such a plan involving a truck spill on Interstate 80. He said, “It identifies all of the potential areas that material could travel to get in our reservoir.”  Measures, Walsh said, could then be taken to protect the city’s water.

Council member Diane Bernardo shared for informational purposes the purchase of new software by Clearfield County. The software purchase, she said, was recently approved by the Clearfield County Commissioners.

According to Bernardo, the Accurint software by LexisNexis would make it easier for the county to “locate property owners and heirs of a deceased property owner; this is all for taxable reasons.”

Bernardo further informed the council that she had asked Commissioner Mark B. McCracken if the city could tap into the software. According to Bernardo, McCracken could not see any immediate reasons why not but would be getting back to her with a definite answer.

Work session notes from Thursday included discussion about the large item clean-up set to take place Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Downtown DuBois Revitalization Group’s Beautification Committee is sponsoring the clean-up event. The DDRG is allowing anyone in the city to have large items picked up at no cost; however, donations will be accepted. Residents who wish to participate in the clean-up can call 814-591-2570.


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