DUBOIS – Darlene Marshall opened the public comments portion of the regularly scheduled DuBois City Council meeting as a representative of the residents on Highland Street Extension who are against the proposed disposal injection well.
Last week during the Sandy Township Supervisors’ meeting, Marshall requested a letter of appeal, as a show of support from Sandy Township. This week she requested a similar letter of appeal from DuBois City.
These requests came on the heel of a recent judgment from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue a permit to Windfall Oil and Gas for a proposed disposal injection well near the Highland Street Extension area.
A permit had previously been issued by the EPA to Windfall Oil and Gas, but had been remanded after appeal. Area residents have 30 days to appeal permits.
Barry Abbott also spoke during the public portion of the council meeting. A member of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 17, Abbott presented the council with request to complete a memorial paver project for the DuBois City Park.
The project would center on the cannon currently in place at the park. He explained, “The mission of the project would be to honor and memorialize all veterans from all branches of the service, be they deceased or living.”
He further explained that the scope of the project is not limited to the City of DuBois or the surrounding area, and that any person can purchase a paver made of black granite with white lettering for $100 provided they fill out an order form.
Wes Heverley from Lucky Leaf Landscaping was present and also spoke regarding the memorial project. He explained the design, which included an American Flag made out or white and black pavers, would be approximately 500 square feet. It is hoped work could begin next spring, and be completed by the Fourth of July in 2015.
The council held off on voting to approve the project until it could be presented to and approved by the Park Committee.
For more information on the City Park Memorial Paver Project, or to request a purchase order, please contact Barry Abbott at 814-280-2017 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Solicitor Toni Cherry read the second and final reading of Council Bill No. 1896, to re-classify all uses permitted by special exception through the zoning districts to uses permitted as conditional uses. After the reading, the council voted unanimously to approve the bill.
Cherry later read the first reading of Council Bill No. 1897, which would allow the city to participate in the Delaware Valley Health Trust. The spirit behind participation in health trust is to maintain or lower the cost of health care for city employees by participating in the intergovernmental agreement.
City Manager Herm Suplizio informed the council that the DuBois School District will be having a pep rally bon fire behind Showers Field this Thursday at 7 p.m.
City residents are invited to show their support and solidarity by attending the event, where the team will prepare to face off against the State College Little Lions the following Friday. It has been 18 years since DuBois’ last playoff victory, and they are hoping for a good turnout at the pep rally bon fire to encourage their team.
Advanced Disposal started fall leaf pick-up this past Monday. Residents can now place untied bags of leaves with their garbage for pick-up on or directly after their regular pick-up day.