11 July 2018

Dean Marine is out dredging the Dunkirk Harbor in time for the highly anticipated DUNKIRK’S GREAT LAKES OFFSHORE GRAND PRIX 2018!

11 July 2018

City of Dunkirk Comprehensive Plan Update

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: The City of Dunkirk Department of Development at (716) 366-9876

City of Dunkirk Comprehensive Plan Update: Visioning Open House and Community Survey

Under the direction of Mayor Rosas, the City of Dunkirk is currently working on a new Comprehensive Plan that will define future planning goals, objectives and strategies for the City. This Plan will guide future decision making related to improving the City’s Downtown, waterfront, neighborhoods, housing, municipal services, public infrastructure, parks and recreation, and overall promotional and economic development efforts.

Public input is critical to the success of the City’s Plan. Therefore, the City is distributing a Community Survey and will be holding a Visioning Open House on July 31, 2018 at two separate locations. All City residents and business owners are invited to complete the Community Survey and participate in the Visioning Open House to contribute their ideas and recommendations on how to improve our City. The Community Survey and all materials at the Open House will be available in both English and Spanish.

The two Open House events will be held on July 31, 2018 at the following locations:


Iglesia Getsemani, Asambleas De Dios

115 Central Ave Dunkirk NY 14048



Kosciuszko Club

252 Nevins Street Dunkirk NY 14048

The Community Survey is available online at: http://labergegroup.com/dunkirk. Paper copies can be picked up at the City Clerk’s Office, located at City Hall, 342 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY. The City requests that all surveys are completed and returned by August 12, 2018.

If you have any questions regarding the Visioning Open House or the Community Survey, please contact Rebecca Yanus, Director of Planning and Development at (716) 366-9876.

The City of Dunkirk Comprehensive Plan is being prepared through a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program grant supported by funding provided by the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund. More information about the City’s Comprehensive Plan update process can be found at http://labergegroup.com/dunkirk.

PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN CONTACTE: El Departamento de Desarrollo de la ciudad de Dunkirk al (716) 366-9876 

Actualización del plan integral de la ciudad de Dunkirk Casa Abierta y Encuesta de la Comunidad

La ciudad de Dunkirk está trabajando actualmente en un Nuevo Plan integral que definirá las metas, los objetivos y las estrategias de planificación futuros para la ciudad. Este plan guiará la toma de decisiones futuras relacionadas con la mejora del centro de la ciudad, la costa, los barrios, la vivienda, los servicios municipales, la infraestructura pública, los parques y la recreación, y los esfuerzos generales de promoción y desarrollo económico.

El aporte del público es crítico para el éxito del Plan de la Ciudad. Por lo tanto, la Ciudad está distribuyendo una Encuesta a la Comunidad y llevará a cabo una Casa Abierta Puntos de Perspectiva el 31 de Julio de 2018 en dos lugares separados. Se invita a todos los residentes y dueños de negocios de la Ciudad a completar la Encuesta Comunitaria y a participar en la Casa abierta de Puntos de Perspectiva para contribuir con sus ideas y recomendaciones sobre cómo mejorar nuestra ciudad. La Encuesta a la Comunidad y todos los materiales en la Casa Abierta estarán disponibles en Inglés y en Español.

Los dos eventos de la Casa Abierta se llevarán a cabo el 31 de Julio de 2018 en las siguientes ubicaciones:


Iglesia Getsemani, Asambleas De Dios

115 Central Ave Dunkirk NY 14048

y en 


Kosciuszko Club

252 Nevins Street Dunkirk NY 14048

La Encuesta de la Comunidad está disponible en línea en: http://labergegroup.com/dunkirk. Las copias en papel se pueden recoger en la Oficina del Secretario de la Ciudad, ubicada en City Hall, 342 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY. La Ciudad solicita que todas las encuestas se completen y devuelvan antes del 12 de Agosto de 2018.

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre la Casa Abierta de Puntos de Perspectiva o la Encuesta Comunitaria, comuníquese con Rebecca Yanus, Directora de Planificación y Desarrollo al (716) 366-9876. El Plan Integral de la Ciudad de Dunkirk se está preparando a través de una subvención del Programa de Revitalización Local de la Ribera respaldada por fondos proporcionados por el Departamento de Estado del Estado de New York bajo el Título 11 del Fondo de Protección Ambiental. Se puede encontrar más información sobre el proceso de actualización del Plan Integral de la Ciudad en http://labergegroup.com/dunkirk.

5 July 2018

Howard Street Bridge Opening Ceremony

Photo of Mayor Wilfred Rosas inspecting the installation of the 12 9-feet high by 14-feet wide bridge sections that will now carry Crooked Brook under West Howard Avenue (the ribbon cutting will be from this same perspective, of the now-finished bridge with its paving and sidewalks and guide rails all fully complete and ready for traffic).


Photo during construction of one of the 12 bridge sections, each weighing about 20 tons, being lifted into place

Photo during construction of one of the 12 bridge sections, each weighing about 20 tons, being lifted into place


The pristine new bridge on West Howard Avenue in the City of Dunkirk will have its grand opening at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018.

Mayor Wilfred Rosas will cut the ribbon to allow a Dunkirk City Fire Truck to blast its siren and parade over the new structure and then have the bridge declared fully open to all traffic.

The 1910 bridge failed in 2007 and this will be the first time in more than 10 years that fire fighting apparatus can easily get to the 14 houses west of the bridge.

H & K Contractors, which built the bridge as designed by GPI, will supply a couple of sheet pizzas and 100 chicken wings for a celebration with neighbors after the ribbon cutting.

Mayor Wilfred Rosas and other officials will address the crowd on the bridge details, a $750,000 project which is funded completely with the new “Bridge New York” special initiative of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Mayor Rosas successfully partnered with Governor Cuomo and the New York State Department of Transportation to make Dunkirk’s project one of the very first Bridge New York projects for funding and design and construction.

Please join Mayor Wilfred Rosas and his Director of Public Works for the “Ribbon” Cutting over the Howard Street Bridge!

26 June 2018

2018 Senior Sweep

The 2018 Senior Sweep was held on Wednesday, June 20th with approximately 70 students from the DHS Class of 2018 participating.  “This event is one that I always look forward to hosting.” Mayor Wilfred Rosas said.  “To see our young people get involved and show pride in the appearance of the City is what community spirit is all about.” He said.

The students went through several neighborhoods picking up trash and debris before returning to City Hall for Pizza with the Mayor and members of the administrative staff.  “My special thanks go to our Recreation and Youth Director Ryan Hall, Deputy Director of Planning & Development E.J. Hayes, DHS Advisors Miriam Lugo-Alfaro, Michelle Gilmour and Kim Delgado for organizing this year’s event.” Mayor Rosas Said.

Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors!

25 June 2018

Important Message

The City of Dunkirk does not solicit door to door for donations to any City event – please contact the City of Dunkirk Police Department at 366-2266 should anyone saying they represent the City comes to your door asking for a donation.
25 June 2018

Events for July 4th Celebration

Presenting Sponsors: DFT Communications, Shults Resale Center, and Brooks-TLC-Kaleida

Stage Sponsor: Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

All Events will take place in Memorial Park

July 3:

  • Wooden Ship (4:30-6:30pm)
  • The Floyd Concept – Pink Floyd Tribute (6:45-9:00pm)

July 4:

  • Left of Center (2:00-4:00pm)
  • Black Diamond (4:00-6:00pm)
  • The Rising (6:00-9:00pm)
  • Largest Fireworks Celebration in Chautauqua County by Zambelli Fireworks (Begins at Dusk)

July 5: Music on the Pier-Summer Concert Series 2018

Band Sponsor: Key Bank

  • 2nd Street Sunset (5:25-6:30pm)
  • The Michael Weber Show (6:30pm-8:30pm)


22 June 2018

Adopt-a-Garden Program

Mayor Rosas met with members of Revitalize Dunkirk today as they accepted a $1,500 grant from Keep Western New York Beautiful to support their work with the Adopt-a-Garden program. The City and Revitalize Dunkirk have partnered together with the Adopt-a-Garden program to help maintain and beautify a number of City-owned garden plots. Mayor Rosas appreciates the efforts of Revitalize Dunkirk to improve our community through gardening.

20 June 2018

RFQ for Legal Assistance – Vacant Property Initiative

With the support of Mayor Rosas, the City of Dunkirk Planning and Development Department has secured grant funding from the New York Attorney General’s Office to assist with the prevention and remediation of vacant/zombie properties. The department is seeking legal assistance on a temporary basis to contribute to this vacant/zombie property initiative. Hired legal assistance will work with City staff to identify and resolve legal issues around troublesome vacant/zombie properties and move them towards productive use or demolition. Firms/attorneys engaged under this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) are responsible to and will report directly to the City’s Vacant Property Task Force. Contract will be completed by January 31, 2019. For more information and to obtain a copy of the RFQ, please contact Community Development Planner Matthew Bourke by email at mbourke@cityofdunkirk.com or by phone at 716-366-9878.

14 June 2018

City Speaks on Dunkirk Access Channel 1301

The City’s latest show, “City Speaks” will air Thursday, June 14th at 3:00 on Dunkirk Access Channel 1301 with Mayor Wilfred Rosas as guest.

“Having a show such as “City Speaks” is something that I have wanted to bring to the residents of Dunkirk for some time now.  This show will provide our residents with information about what is happening in their City and give them an opportunity to send in their questions, comments and let me know of their concerns.” Mayor Rosas said.

To have your questions, concerns and comments heard, send them to Vicki Westling, City Hall, 342 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048; email them to vwestling@cityofdunkirk.com or bring them to the City Clerk’s office to the attention of Vicki Westling.

“City Speaks” will feature new guests every other Thursday beginning with Mayor Rosas on June 14th, followed by Public Works Supervisor, Mike Porpiglia on June 28th at 3:00 PM on Dunkirk Access Channel 1301. “City Speaks” can also be found on our YouTube channel by going to www.dunkirkaccess.com

1 June 2018

Flea Market Vendors Wanted