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16 March 2018

Development Staff and Community Leaders Partner on Housing Study

With the support of Mayor Rosas, Planning and Development staff and community leaders have been studying Dunkirk’s housing market since last fall with a focus on vacant and distressed properties. This project, funded by a grant from the Office of the New York State Attorney General, has given city leaders an opportunity to survey the current condition of housing and to examine the underlying factors contributing to the housing challenges in our community. A Task Force of community members and stakeholders has been meeting regularly over the past months to provide local knowledge to the housing consultants who have guided the project. This group is ready to share its findings. More information on the project and a final project report are available through the following link:

https://www.choosingdunkirk.com/

Do you have other ideas to help strengthen Dunkirk’s neighborhoods? Please share them using the comment section at the bottom of the project website. For additional information, please contact Community Development Planner Matt Bourke at 366-9878 or mbourke@cityofdunkirk.com.

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12 March 2018

2018 Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix

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12 March 2018

Mayor Wilfred Rosas continues to build relationships while moving Dunkirk in the right direction….Promise, Progress, and Pride!

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9 March 2018

Mayor Wilfred Rosas announces the 2018 Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix in Dunkirk, NY!

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7 March 2018

Girl Scouts of WNY led by Judy Cranston visited with the honorable Mayor Wilfred Rosas today at City Hall.

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7 March 2018

Mayor Rosas speaks at the grand opening of the P-TECH academy in Dunkirk, NY!

   

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27 February 2018

Mayor Rosas recognizes Black History Month

We are at the end of February, a month recognized as Black History Month in the United States and one in which we are joined together to celebrate the achievements and recognize the struggles of black Americans.

Recognizing those who have survived the many difficulties that our African Americans have endured should be something that each of us is willing to do.  Black History Month is an integral part of the history of the country of which we are a part – it is a part of our history and is woven into the fabric of this great nation we call America!

Harriett Tubman, an abolitionist and a true believer of freedom, spent years and survived great danger as she led slaves out of their bondage and through the woods to freedom.  And there are many more like her.  Individuals such as Frederic Douglass, Nat Turner, Rosa Parks and Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play major league baseball each suffered atrocities and hardships in order to achieve the freedoms today’s African Americans enjoy.

Last month we celebrated the birthday and life of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.  While Dr. King fought and died for freedoms and justice, his legacy lives on and he will remain the face and voice of what true freedom means.

Let us close this month of February by remembering those great heroes who have lived among us, one of whom was Janice Slaton a local attorney and someone who cared deeply about this community.  Janice was a role model for every young woman, black and white.  She believed in putting her best foot forward every day, treating others the way in which she wanted to be treated, and never forgetting those who had helped to pave the way for her own success.

This City has been, and continues to be, one in which each of us can be proud to live work, and raise our families.  May we never forget to celebrate Black History month here in the City of Dunkirk. 

President Barak Obama was once quoted as saying, “…Down through the decades, African American culture has profoundly shaped American culture — in music and art, literature and sports…”

Please join me in recognizing and celebrating this great heritage.

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20 February 2018

CDBG Public Hearing – Annual Action Plan Amendments

The City of Dunkirk’s Department of Planning and Development is proposing revisions to past Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plans in order to reallocate underutilized funding to active projects. To summarize the revisions, funds will be reallocated from idle street improvement projects and excess administrative funding to park improvement projects that will be completed in 2018. The revisions are proposed for the 2016 and 2017 Annual Action Plans. Drafts of the revised plans, including proposed changes, will be available for a thirty-day public comment period beginning on Monday, February 26, 2018. Copies of the revised drafts will be available in the City Clerk’s Office, the Planning and Development Office, and on the City’s website. The comment period will end after Wednesday, March 28, 2018. A public hearing on the proposed revisions will be held in the Mayor’s Conference Room at City Hall on Monday, March 5, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. to 6:30 PM. Community input is an essential part of the CDBG program. Dunkirk residents are encouraged to share their comments on the revised plans. Any questions or comments should be directed to Matt Bourke, Community Development Planner by email at mbourke@cityofdunkirk.com or phone at 716-366-9878.

 

El Departamento de Planificación y Desarrollo de la ciudad de Dunkirk propone revisiones de los Planes de Acción Anuales de Subsidios en Bloque de Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG, por sus siglas en inglés) en el pasado para reasignar fondos subutilizados a proyectos activos. Para resumir las revisiones, los fondos se reasignarán de los proyectos de mejora de calles inactivas y el exceso de fondos administrativos a los proyectos de mejora del parque que se completarán en 2018. Las revisiones se proponen para los planes de acción anuales de 2016 y 2017. Los borradores de los planes revisados, incluidos los cambios propuestos, estarán disponibles para un período de treinta días de comentarios públicos que comenzará el lunes 26 de febrero de 2018. Copias de los borradores revisados ​​estarán disponibles en la Oficina del Secretario Municipal, la Oficina de Planificación y Desarrollo. y en el sitio web de la Ciudad. El período de comentarios finalizará después del miércoles 28 de marzo de 2018. Se llevará a cabo una audiencia pública sobre las revisiones propuestas en la Sala de conferencias del alcalde en el Ayuntamiento el lunes 5 de marzo de 2018 a partir de las 5:00 p.m. a las 6:30 p.m. La participación de la comunidad es una parte esencial del programa CDBG. Se alienta a los residentes de Dunkirk a compartir sus comentarios sobre los planes revisados. Cualquier pregunta o comentario debe ser dirigido a Matt Bourke, Community Development Planner por correo electrónico a mbourke@cityofdunkirk.com o por teléfono al 716-366-9878.

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6 February 2018

City of Dunkirk Youth Basketball League

City of Dunkirk Youth Basketball League Play

The City of Dunkirk Youth Basketball League started play on January 9, 2018 and will continue until February 14, 2018. Games are played on Mondays and Fridays for 5th and 6th graders and on Wednesdays for 3rd and 4th graders at the Dunkirk Middle School. The league has a total of 52 participants and hopes to expand for next year!

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26 January 2018