30 July 2020

Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York to host training in Spanish

To register for the virtual courses, call 800-272-3900

August 3MondayEffective Communication Strategies 12-1 pm
August 11TuesdayLiving with Alzheimer’s: Middle Stage (Part 1)11-12:30 pm
August 13ThursdayLiving with Alzheimer’s: Middle Stage (Part 2)11-12:30 pm
August 19WednesdayThe Basics 3-4 pm
August 27ThursdayKnow the Ten Signs6-7 pm
August 28FridayHealthy Living For Your Brain And Body2-3 pm

17 July 2020

Mayor Rosas proclaims July 17 & 18, 2020 as Laurel Memorial Run and Walk Weekend

1 July 2020

Brush Pickup

The City of Dunkirk Public Works Department announces that brush pickup will begin on Monday, July 6th in District A.  District B will be picked up the week of July 13th, District C will be picked up the week of July 20th and District D will be picked up the week of July 27th.

Brush must be at the curb by 7:30 am on the Monday of the respective collection week but no earlier than the previous Saturday. City crews will collect each area only once.  Brush placed at the curb after the crews pass by will not be collected and will be ticketed as a violation of the City Code and property owners will be prosecuted.  Brush should be bundled with string or twine no more than 4’ long, diameter of no more than 18” and shall weigh no more than 65 pounds.  Bundles should be placed between the sidewalk and curb but should not be placed near any posts, trees, water or sewer boxes, etc. which could be damaged during removal operations.  Brush placed on City property other than the area fronting the respective residential property will be ticketed.

City residents may also drop brush off at the Public Works facility on Lucas Avenue.  When dumping, note the separate pile for leaves, pine and other woods. Please do not mix.

You may refer to the 2020 Curbside Collection Schedule for further information.

23 June 2020

Mayor Rosas Announces City of Dunkirk’s Summer Youth Recreation Program in Partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County

Mayor Rosas is excited to announce the City’s partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County to offer a 6-week Summer Youth Recreation Program for youth ages 5-14. The program is set to take place at the private pavilion area at Point Gratiot Park (formerly known as the Firemen’s Grounds).

Mayor Rosas stated: “Since the unfortunate cancellation of Camp Gross for the 2020 season, I have been actively working with our Recreation & Development Departments to explore ways the City can work with our local youth service providers to offer recreational programming for our City’s youth. I am excited to announce that we are teaming up with the Boys & Girls Club of NCC to offer a Summer Youth Recreation Program at Point Gratiot. We will be providing program space, recreational equipment and some staffing support in our collaborative effort to offer a safe and enjoyable experience for our community’s youth. We are also pleased to announce that the Summer Program will be offered free to City residents. I would like to thank E.J. Hayes – Deputy Director of Planning & Development, Anneliese Bruegel – Boys & Girls Club of NCC Executive Director, and her staff & Board of Directors for their tremendous efforts in putting this program together.”

The Summer Youth Program begins on Monday, July 13th and runs through Thursday, August 20th from 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Thursday. There will be no cost for the Summer Program. The program will be offered for 6-weeks with a maximum of 60 youth per week and will be broken into 3 separate 2-week programs. Youth ages 5-14 can sign up for a 2-week program block.

The program will also offer an extended childcare piece from 7:30am-9:00am for a select number of youth whose families may need this service. There is a cost of  $25.00 per session for families that utilize the extended care option.

Please click on the link below for more information and to preregister for the program:


9 June 2020


The City of Dunkirk is currently recruiting waterfront lifeguards for our 2020 season. Candidates must have been previously certified last year for waterfront & CPR/AED to be eligible.

Applications are available at: www.dunkirktoday.com/city-offices/personnel; or a copy can be e-mail/mailed to you by calling the Personnel Dept. at: 366-9871.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

3 June 2020

Mayor Rosas announces a monthly informational piece called Code Corner

Code Corner will include an educational section that explains different code requirements as told by our City’s Code Enforcement Officers. Mayor Rosas states, “I hope that this literature will help educate our residents on the City’s Building and Zoning Codes, as well as help maintain and enhance our City’s neighborhoods. It is important that our residents understand that zoning requirements help determine how one can use the land and what type of structures can be built on it, while building requirements define standards that all structures must meet to ensure the community’s safety.” 

#1: Identify Building Numbers

Address identification and building numbers are essential to locating homes and businesses.  Whether in a city, town or village, properly identified buildings help avoid confusion and make finding specific buildings as easy as possible.  They are used by US Postal Service for mail delivery as well as other various delivery services, but more importantly, they are vital to emergency services personnel such as police, fire and ambulance services.  In New York State as well as the City of Dunkirk, the display of building numbers is also the law.  

According to the Fire Code of New York State, these rules apply to new and existing buildings.   The address identification, or building numbers, must be at least 4 inches high and ½ inch thick.  To ensure they may be seen from the street, they must be legible and installed in a conspicuous location on the building.  They must be a different color than their background, so they are easily seen rather than blending in.  They must either be Arabic numbers or alphabetical letters and the numbers must not be spelled out.    

For the safety and convenience of your family, tenants, employees, customers or visitors, please take the time to ensure that your buildings are properly identified.  The few seconds or minutes saved by emergency personnel by having properly identified buildings, could save a life.  The City of Dunkirk Housing, Building and Zoning Office is responsible for ensuring compliance with these regulations and our personnel are available to answer questions pertaining to the address identification requirements.  To contact the Housing, Building and Zoning Office, call (716) 366-9858 or email building@cityofdunkirk.com

1 June 2020

PPE and Hand Sanitizer for Businesses

Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas has announced the availability of PPE masks, hand sanitizer and other items for city businesses. Businesses can access the items by going to the Chautauqua County Emergency Services’ website at www.chautcofire.org, filling out the downloadable form and sending it to contactus@chautcofire.org.

Rosas stated, “I want to thank John Griffith, Chautauqua County Emergency Services Coordinator, for reaching out and letting me know that these items are available to our community. We are eager to help our small businesses reopen and every donation from our partners helps. We are all in this together and I believe that Dunkirk’s businesses are resilient and will work hard to reopen safely.”

28 May 2020

City of Dunkirk DPW Committee Meeting

The City of Dunkirk held its first DPW Committee Meeting via Zoom. To view it visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/yPN_JJTV6URLW6_XsB-BQYQrPqa8T6a8gSRMqPEJmBl0syFRjCAQDCrO7RABsyZG

26 May 2020

2020 Small Business Grant Application and Guidelines

23 May 2020

Legacy of Heroes – Dunkirk Middle School Band