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18 February 2020

CDBG Consolidated Plan Survey

This year is an exciting year for the City of Dunkirk as we prepare to submit our 3-Year Consolidated Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  CDBG is a federally funded grant program to promote activities that improve our community such as Housing, Public Services, Community Facilities, Economic Development, and Public Improvements and this plan will cover the 2021 – 2023 program years.  

Community input is essential in helping guide our priorities and this survey is an important piece of our planning. We are seeking input from City of Dunkirk residents, business owners, non-profit service providers, real estate professionals, and anyone else that has a vested interest in the development of our community.  

We need your input so please take a moment to complete the survey and return it either by mail, fax, or email to jmeaux@cityofdunkirk.com by March 31, 2020 so your opinion can be heard! 

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31 January 2020

Wright Park getting new playground

The city of Dunkirk is looking to put in a new playground down near Wright Park this year. On Wednesday the city announced at the Economic Development Committee meeting that they received a grant of just under $300,000 from the New York State Office of Parks, which the city is looking to put towards an all inclusive playground that all children can enjoy. 

The city of Dunkirk is looking to put in a new playground down near Wright Park this year. On Wednesday the city announced at the Economic Development Committee meeting that they received a grant of just under $300,000 from the New York State Office of Parks, which the city is looking to put towards an all inclusive playground that all children can enjoy. 

“There hasn’t been a playground down there for quite some time and that’s something that we hear from the community quite a bit,” Deputy Director of Planning and Development E.J. Hayes stated. “The project will be close to $400,000 with a majority of funding being used on an all inclusive playground that is pretty large and designed for all kids to play on, but also be interactive for young people with disabilities.”

Hayes added that it will also be accessible as well to seniors, or people who want to be able to go on the playground and do things with their children or grandchildren. The playground will be located on the open lot on Serval Street, which will better connect the beach and lake front with Wright Park.

Other things included in the grant spending will be connecting Wright Park with the bike and walking paths better, nature play areas along the creek with a potential footbridge going across to connect both sides of Wright Park and improving and upgrading existing bike paths already there.

An upgrade to the bathroom there was also discussed, but Second Ward Councilman Marty Bamonto would rather see the entire structure wiped out and a new one erected. 

“There’s holes in the roof, it’s caving in on the sides,” Bamonto said. “Upgrading now, you’d almost be spending what it would cost to just build a new one.”

Bamonto also mentioned dugout roofs, “we got kids playing down there now, it’s not just adults using it. Those are the only dugouts in the city that don’t have tops.”

As for the playground, the city will be going to contract shortly and hope to break ground by late spring.

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30 January 2020

Mayor Rosas to deliver State of the City Address on Friday Jan. 31, 2020

Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas, pictured, will be presenting his 2020 State of the City address in the Court Room, Second floor of City Hall at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Mayor Rosas will be reviewing completed and projects in process, the current and future projects as well as the status, challenges and opportunities of his administration. With an eye to the future, the mayor will outline his vision and goals for 2020 and beyond. The National Anthem will be performed Friday by Mckayla Pasierb and Jeremy Bohn, cast members from this year’s Dunkirk High School musical presentation of “Fiddler on the Roof.” This event is open to the public and all residents are encouraged to attend.

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24 January 2020

Dunkirk’s Pickle Ball Court is open for Ice Skating

Mayor Wilfred Rosas is pleased to announce that the City of Dunkirk’s Pickle Ball Court located next to the Wright Park splash pad is now open for ice skating.  “Thanks to our City Firefighters, the pickle ball court has now been filled with water and is ready for everyone, young and old, to lace up their skates and ‘go ice skating’ in what I hope to become a family tradition.”  Mayor Rosas said.

The court will be open daily, weather permitting, and will be lighted in the evenings from 6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

Mayor Rosas said, “When the pickle ball court was designed it was designed for year round enjoyment, and that included ice skating.  To be able to have our children, young people and families utilize this facility in the winter as well as the summer is just one more reason to be proud of all that we have to offer here on the shores of Lake Erie.”

“I would also like to give special recognition and thanks to Ryan Hall, Recreation Department Coordinator, for the added time and effort that he has put into helping to make ice skating on the pickle ball court possible.” The Mayor stated, “And I invite everyone to come out and skate!”

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20 January 2020

Mayor Rosas proclaims Monday, January 20, 2020 as “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day” in the City of Dunkirk

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14 January 2020

Lt. Governor Hochul to present Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State Address in Dunkirk

Mayor Wilfred Rosas is pleased to invite you to a presentation by Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State Address on Friday, January 17th, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. in the SUNY Incubator at 214 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY.

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9 January 2020

Christmas Tree Pickup

Dunkirk residents wishing to dispose of Christmas trees may do so at the Streets Department on Lucas Avenue by placing them on the brush pile.

Residents may leave trees at the curb then call the Streets Department at 366-4411 and leave the address.  Trees will then be picked up when personnel is available.

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19 December 2019

Curbside Collection Schedule

Dunkirk City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, December 24th for Christmas Eve and Wednesday, December 25th for Christmas Day.

As per the 2019 Curbside Collection Schedule, Rubbish in the Wednesday collection zone (District C) will be picked up on Thursday, December 26th, 2019.  Rubbish in the Thursday collection zone (District A) will be picked up on Friday, December 27th, 2019.  Rubbish in the Friday collection zone (District D) will be picked up on Saturday, December 28th, 2019.

Copies of the Curbside Collection Schedule, which are valid until February 29th, 2020 are still available in the City Clerk’s Office, City Treasurer’s Office & Public Works Department as well as the City’s website www.dunkirktoday.com.

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4 December 2019

Tree Inventory and Management Plan Public Meeting #3

With the support of Mayor Rosas, City of Dunkirk Planning and Development staff invites the community to a public meeting to review the results and recommendations in the recently completed City of Dunkirk Tree Inventory and Management Plan. The project, funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, has concluded and the City will now use that data and accompanying management plan to guide future planning. The goal of the project was to create a tree inventory and management plan that can serve as the foundation for increased community investment and the future care of the City’s community forest.

The meeting will take place in the Mayor’s Conference Room at City Hall, located at 342 Central Avenue, on Monday, December 9th, 2019 at 4:30 PM.  For more information, please contact Jill Meaux, Community Development Planner at (716) 366-9878 or jmeaux@cityofdunkirk.com

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25 November 2019

From our house to yours, I wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving; may God Bless America.
Mayor Wilfred Rosas