28 December 2018

Rubbish Collection – New Year’s Week

Dunkirk City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 for New Year’s Day.

As per the 2018 Curbside Collection Schedule, Rubbish in the Tuesday collection zone (District B) will be picked up on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.  Rubbish in the Wednesday collection zone (District C) will be picked up on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019.  Rubbish in the Thursday collection zone (District A) will be picked up on Friday, January 4th, 2019.  Rubbish in the Friday collection zone (District D) will be picked up on Saturday, January 5th, 2019.

Copies of the Curbside Collection Schedule, which are valid until February 28th, 2019 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.

20 December 2018

Mayor Wilfred Rosas and the Dunkirk Police Department participate in Santa for Seniors Holiday Gift Bag Program

Pictured from left are: Officer Joseph Carruth, Off. Matthew Martinez, Mayor Wilfred Rosas, Chief David Ortolano, Off. Amy Noble, Off. Edwin Gomez, Off. Darren McIntyre, Lt. Mark Polowy, Off. John Arns

The City of Dunkirk Police Department along with Mayor Willie Rosas loaded up the Santa for Seniors Holiday Gift Bags and delivered them to Senior Citizens in the Community on Tuesday. The bags were delivered and Officers spent time visiting with the Senior Citizens who were the recipients. Earlier this month the Dunkirk Police Benevolent Association (PBA) partnered with Community Bank’s Central Ave. Branch and donated $500.00 to help defray the cost of the bags which go to Senior Citizens in need who were chosen by Chautauqua County Office for the Aging to receive them. Recipients of the gift bags which contained a Holiday meal and daily living items commented that they were happy and blessed to receive the bags and enjoyed the company of the Police Officers who delivered them. The Dunkirk Police Department wishes to thank Community Bank for being part of this program with us and we want to also thank Dr. Mary Ann Spanos and Kate Finch from Office for Aging for allowing us to participate in this wonderful outreach to our Senior Citizens.

19 December 2018

Mayor Rosas announces LED project and grants!

A plan that was two years in the making finally saw the signing of the contracts Monday.

At Tuesday’s Common Council meeting, Mayor Wilfred Rosas announced the New York State funded LED Project.

“The city of Dunkirk is going to be the model for other municipalities across the state of New York,” Rosas stated. “So they are monitoring the progress of this project.”

As an incentive, the city received a $100,000 check upon signing.

“Mayor Wilfred Rosas and LED Energy Solutions are pleased to have formed a partnership to provide energy and cost efficient lighting throughout the city of Dunkirk facilities and along their streets,” LED Energy Solutions President Steve Hotz announced. “The city of Dunkirk has taken a lead role in becoming a ‘Smart City’, that will promote our efforts towards becoming a cleaner and greener community.”

According to Hotz, there will be no money paid out of city coffers and that the thousands of dollars saved, will pay for the project without hurting the taxpayers.

Also, Hotz told the council and attending citizens alike, that the initial interest rate for this project was 2.99 percent, however, through the negotiation efforts of Mayor Rosas, the interest rate was reduced to zero.

This LED lighting project aligns with New York’s Clean Energy Communities (CEC) program, which encourages New York State municipalities to complete at least four designated clean energy actions that will save energy costs, create jobs, and improve the environment, allowing for additional grants and funding.

“This is only phase one of the energy saving platform for the city of Dunkirk,” Hotz added. “Phase two will bring solar and geo-thermal, along with HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). The accumulation of these energy saving measures will create a result of net ‘0’ energy, and put the city of Dunkirk on target for future financial and energy savings as well as meeting the energy requirements that will be in place by 2030.”

Also on Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the 2018 Consolidated Funding Application Awards.

“I am very happy to announce that the city of Dunkirk has been awarded three grant projects,” Mayor Wilfred Rosas stated at Dunkirk’s Common Council Meeting.

The first grant is a two-year grant totaling $225,000 for the Great Lakes Grand Prix Boat Races, the second is $500,000 for the developers of the city’s hotel project, the Dunkirk Wyndgate and Recreation Center Project, which will feature a new 83 room, nationally branded hotel, restaurant, distillery, swimming pool and multi-recreation center.

“This was the catalyst that we needed to move this project forward,” Mayor Rosas added.

The third was $73,155 to Chautauqua County, in partnership with the city of Dunkirk, village of Silver Creek, towns of Hanover and Westfield and the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy. This grant will install five ADA accessible kayak launches to help increase water recreation and public access to Chautauqua Lake and Lake Erie.

“I sincerely want to thank Gov. Cuomo and New York State for recognizing the importance of these projects, and for the funding for the revitalization of the city of Dunkirk,” Rosas said. “There’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes from our development department, and I can’t say enough about how proud I am of the work that they have done.”


6 December 2018

City of Dunkirk awarded the 2018 Best Western New York Hot Spot by Lake Erie Living Magazine

The city of Dunkirk has been recently awarded the 2018 Best Western New York Hot Spot by Lake Erie Living Magazine’s Best of Lake Erie in 2018 edition.

“This is a great honor and an exciting time for Dunkirk,”Mayor Wilfred Rosas started at the Common Council meeting held on Tuesday night. “Thousands of people read Lake Erie Living Magazine and we are excited to be recognized as a Western New York hot spot along Lake Erie. This type of positive publicity helps draw in new visitors and tourists to our area and helps improve our economy. I look forward to the future development of our city and making it an even more exciting place to visit, live, work and play.”

Rosas went on to thank all of the Development Department for their hard work which helped the city achieve the illustrious award. However he gave special mention to Hector Rosas, the special events coordinator, who in Rosas’ words, has “been working diligently since I’ve been in office, and we’ve received numerous awards.”

5 December 2018

Lake Erie Living magazine recognizes Dunkirk Festivals & Special Events and awards the city of Dunkirk “Best Western New York Hotspot”

We are proud to have heard Mayor Rosas during the Common Council Meeting announce that the very popular Quad-State magazine (Lake Erie Living) has recognized Dunkirk Festivals & Special Events and awarded the City Of Dunkirk with the title of “Best New Hot Spot” on Lake Erie! This is another humbling moment for our Special Events Team here in the Planning & Development Dept Of Dunkirk, NY. To be recognized not only locally, in WNY and across NY State but regionally throughout the Quad-State area is a testament to our hard work that goes into the Planning and Marketing efforts of our many Dunkirk Festivals & Special Events! In February 2019, the CBS SPORTS Television Network will present Dunkirk’s GREAT LAKES OFFSHORE GRAND PRIX and take us (Dunkirk) Nationally and Internationally across the globe! New territory for the City of Dunkirk under the leadership of Mayor Wilfred Rosas! We are very GRATEFUL to all of our Sponsors and all of YOU….our many fans and supporters who attend our Dunkirk Festivals & Special Events throughout the year! Without your support we could not achieve these goals. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019!!! PS…We also had the pleasure of helping our Dunkirk Lighthouse get recognized as Best Lighthouse on Lake Erie! Zoom in and Enjoy the pics!


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5 December 2018

National Council for Aging Care’s guide on How to Volunteer as a Senior

How To Volunteer As A Senior

28 November 2018

Meeting Cancellations at City Hall

The Dunkirk Public Works Meeting scheduled for today at 4pm has been CANCELLED.

The Dunkirk Planning Board Meeting scheduled for today at 5pm has been CANCELLED.

27 November 2018

2018 Adams Cup 4 on 4 Street Hockey Tournament

21 November 2018

Mayor Rosas announces Small Business Saturday/Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Activities!

As Mayor of Dunkirk NY, I want to thank our Dunkirk Planning & Development Dept and Dunkirk Festivals & Special Events TEAM for securing the HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE to kick off the Holiday Season here in Dunkirk, NY. The Carriage will be offered at both City of Dunkirk Events this Saturday, November 24, 2018. First at the D&F Plaza for our Annual National Small Business Saturday Event (12-5pm) with the Rockin’ Robin & Jackie Band and also the BEAR LAKE TREE Farm selling Xmas Trees. The Horse-drawn Carriage will be available to ride free of charge (tips) from 2:30 until 4:30pm at the Plaza and then afterwards come join us at Dunkirk City Hall for our Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony where the Horse-drawn Carriage will run from 5pm to approximately 7pm! Free Raffles of nice GIFTS will be offered, Hot Cocoa and Donuts along with Pizza will be available. All COMPLIMENTARY thanks to all of our many sponsors of this event. We are grateful to Race World Organization for giving back to our community with the sponsorship of the Horse-drawn Carriage, Dunkin’ Donuts, Tim Hortons, Mary’s Deli, Best Western Hotel. City of Dunkirk, Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce. Owl Homes. and all City employees who work hard for the residents of Dunkirk and have helped make 2018 a wonderful fun-filled year to remember. C’ya there! Enjoy! It’s supposed to be up to 45 degrees Saturday!


19 November 2018

Press Release

Dunkirk City Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 for Thanksgiving.

As per the 2018 Curbside Collection Schedule, Rubbish in the Thursday collection zone (District A) will be picked up on Friday, November 23rd, 2018.  Rubbish in the Friday collection zone (District D) will be picked up on Saturday, November 24th, 2018.

Copies of the Curbside Collection Schedule which are valid until February 28th, 2019 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.