DuBois City Approves Getting Water Monitoring Equipment

DUBOIS – At Monday night’s meeting, the DuBois City Council approved investing in mobile water monitoring equipment. The city accepted the proposal of its geologist, Jim Casselberry.

Councilman Edward Walsh said he had explored the cellular phone system. He said meters would provide immediate notification of an issue if detected.

Walsh said Casselberry would also testify in court if needed and sought input from Solicitor Toni Cherry.

“Pennsylvania qualifies just about everyone to be an expert.  When it comes down to a battle of the experts, I feel the city is strongest if they bring in a geologist who is experienced in this field,” said Cherry, adding she felt “comfortable” with Casselberry.

Council members voted unanimously to approve purchasing the water monitoring equipment. Council member Diane Bernardo was excused from the meeting.

According to minutes from its last meeting, council voted, 4-1, to remove Sam Miles from the Watershed Committee. Miles gave information to Seitel Data while it was attempting to obtain permission for seismic testing on city-owned portions of the watershed. Bernardo cast the only opposing vote.

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