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24 September 2019

Mayor Wilfred Rosas visits with Anneliese Bruegel, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County.  The Boys and Girls Club recently received a $15,000 grant from the City of Dunkirk’s Community Development Block Grant program to provide after school tutoring, mentoring, and academic enrichment services to the Dunkirk’s youth.

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24 September 2019

Request For Proposals (RFP): Architectural Services for City of Dunkirk Senior Center Improvements

Notice is hereby given that the City of Dunkirk is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to perform architectural services in connection with renovations to the Dunkirk Senior Center, located at 45 Cliffstar Ct. Dunkirk, NY. This work should include coordination with the City of Dunkirk and the Chautauqua County Office of the Aging on the detailed plans of the project and budgetary consideration.

Proposals are to be submitted by 4:00 PM, October 16, 2019, in hard copy form (2 hard copies preferred) and digital form to Rebecca Wurster, Planning and Development Director, rwurster@cityofdunkirk.com. Questions about this RFP will be received by email only to Rebecca Wurster, rwurster@cityofdunkirk.com.

A copy of the Request For Proposals (RFP) will be available for review at City Hall in the Planning and Development Department and online at

The City of Dunkirk assumes no liability for payment of expenses incurred by firms in the preparation of proposals in response to this invitation.

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24 September 2019

Notice of Public Hearing on the Draft City of Dunkirk Comprehensive Plan

Notice is hereby given that the City of Dunkirk Comprehensive Plan Project Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing consistent with §28-a(7)(b) & (c) of the NY State General City Law at 5:30pm on October 3, 2019 at the Fredonia Incubator, located at 214 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY for the purpose of presenting the Draft City of Dunkirk Comprehensive Plan to the public for public comment.

The City of Dunkirk Comprehensive Plan will be the basis for the land use policy of the City and will guide future growth and development. A copy of the Draft Comprehensive Plan will be available for review at City Hall and online at

All interested parties and citizens will be heard by the Comprehensive Plan Project Advisory Committee at said public hearing.

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31 August 2019

City of Dunkirk’s “Hazelton Dog Park” is now open!

Mayor Wilfred Rosas is pleased to announce that the “Hazelton Dog Park” located at 855 Main Street Extension in the City of Dunkirk is ready for your four legged friends. “The work that has gone into the developing and now opening of the dog park has truly been a labor of love.” Mayor Rosas said. “Matt Hazelton left us just two years ago, but his memory will remain and the Hazelton Dog Park will stand as a forever remembrance of Matt and his love of animals and the residents of this City.”

On behalf of Mayor Rosas and the City of Dunkirk Planning & Development Department a very special thanks goes to all of those volunteers, our city employees, and our sponsors who helped to make this dog park possible.

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30 August 2019

Brush Pickup

The City of Dunkirk Public Works Department announces that brush pickup will begin on Tuesday, September 3rd in District A.  District B will be picked up the week of September 9th, District C will be picked up the week of September 16th and District D will be picked up the week of September 23rd.

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 2019 Curbside Collection Schedule for further information.

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23 August 2019

A survey team from Davey Research Group are visiting the City of Dunkirk during the month of August to help us work on a very exciting project. We invited the surveyors to the City to inventory and evaluate all the trees on city-owned property so they can determine how best we can maintain, preserve, and improve these beautiful natural resources. As part of the project, the surveyors will measure each tree and log it’s type and location for future planning, so if you see a surveyor in your neighborhood please wave and say hello. They are identifiable by the vest and Davey uniform shirt they wear. 

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16 August 2019

Schedule of Events for Dunkirk’s Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix 2019

Schedule of Events for Dunkirk’s Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix 2019!

Friday, August 16th
9:00 am – 5:00 pm RWO Race Village Open – Dunkirk City Lot (70 Lake Shore Dr. East)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open – (At RWO Trailer) Dunkirk City Lot
4:30 pm Inspections – Technical & Safety (At RWO Trailer) Dunkirk City Lot
4:40 pm Depart For Parade Route
5:00 pm Start Parade on Central Ave.
5:30 pm Mayor Welcome RWO & Race Teams City Pier
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm M.A.C. Band – City Pier
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Racer Interviews VIP City Pier
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Fleetwood mac Experience Tribute Band – City Pier

Saturday, August 17th
9:00 am – 7:00 pm RWO Race Village Open – Dunkirk City Lot (70 Lake Shore Dr. East)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Registration Open – (At RWO Trailer) Dunkirk City Lot
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Inspections – Technical & Safety (At RWO Trailer)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Fueling (Behind Demetri’s – 9 Lake Shore Dr West)
11:00 am Cranes & Launch Open
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Official Test Time (Must be cleared through registration)
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Carol Pilon Wingwalker Air Show
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Official Test Time (Must be cleared through registration)
12:00 noon – 4:00 pm Viewing City Pier & Lake Front Blvd from Main St. to Serval St.
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm The Freeze Band – City Pier
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm OCDC – AC/DC Tribute Band – City Pier
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Jersey – Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band – City Pier

Sunday, August 18th
10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Fueling (Behind Demetri’s – 9 Lake Shore Dr West)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Crane & Boat Launch Open – Dunkirk City Pier
11:00 am Viewing – City Pier & Lake Front Blvd from Main St. to Serval St.
12:00 noon – Race 1 (CLASSES TBD) Heat 1
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Carol Pilon Wingwalker Air Show
2:00 pm – Race 1 (CLASSES TBD) Heat 2
Race 2 (CLASSES TBD)
4:00 – After conclusion – RWO Awards – Dunkirk City Pier
5:00 pm – Rockin’ Robin, The Floyd Concept (Pink Floyd Tribute Band)
Dusk – Fireworks

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14 August 2019

Parking for Dunkirk’s Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix 2019

Parking for Dunkirk’s Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix 2019 will be available at SUNY Fredonia lots 7 (tiered parking lot off of Ring Road), 9a, 9b, 9c and 9d (large lots near University Stadium off of Ring Road) as well as the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. Shuttle Buses will be available to take spectators to and from the show site from 11AM-7PM.

Lake Front Blvd. from Main St. to Serval St. will be closed to pedestrian traffic on Saturday August 17th and Sunday August 18th. Please obey all posted signage, cones and barricades.

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9 August 2019

Mayor Rosas attended the Family Fun Day at the Salvation Army sponsored by the Chautauqua Center. Over 400 backpacks were given away!

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6 August 2019

Mayor Rosas honors City of Dunkirk Employee, Chris Campbell for his quick and decisive actions to rescue a young girl who had her hand caught in a garage door.

Mayor Rosas honors City of Dunkirk Employee, Chris Campbell for his quick and decisive actions to rescue a young girl who had her hand caught in a garage door.

“As Mayor, I am extremely proud to recognize Chris Campbell for his bravery and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty to provide assistance to a young lady in distress.” Mayor Rosas stated.