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10 October 2019

Voter Registration PSA

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10 October 2019

Farmer Appreciation Day Event held at Dunkirk Farmer’s Market

A group of 6th grade students from the Dunkirk Middle School participated in a fieldtrip to the Dunkirk Farmers Market to celebrate the Market’s Farmer Appreciation Day Event. Mayor Rosas was on hand to greet the students and to express his gratitude and appreciation to the market vendors and to congratulate them on another outstanding market season.

This was the final monthly market event for the 2019 season. The market will run continue to run on Wednesdays from 9:00am-2:00pm through October 23rd.

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8 October 2019

Washington Park Upgrades Announced

City of Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas is pleased to announce several new upgrades coming to Washington Park.  The improvements will feature new signage, along with upgrades to lighting and other amenities. This project is funded through the Community Development Block Grant program from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Pictured:  CDBG Program Administrator Jill Meaux and Mayor Wilfred Rosas
City of Dunkirk crew members install a new sign at Washington Park.
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4 October 2019

Dunkirk Historical Museum Upgrades Underway

City of Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas visits the Dunkirk Historical Museum to view progress made on the building repairs and upgrades.  The Dunkirk Historical Society was recently awarded a $30,000 grant through the City of Dunkirk Community Development Grant Program.  This program, funded through the Community Development Grant program from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is providing funding for museum renovations and upgrades. 

Pictured:  Mayor Wilfred Rosas and James Hurtgen, Dunkirk Historical Society Board President
The Mayor listens as Jane Babinsky talks about the progress made on the project.  Pictured:  Jane Babinsky, Dunkirk Historical Museum Executive Director, James Hurtgen, Dunkirk Historical Society Board President, and Mayor Wilfred Rosas
Dunkirk Historical Society Board President James Hurtgen shows Mayor Rosas new upgrades to the museum’s Palladium windows.
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Front:  Jill Meaux, CDBG Program Administrator, Mayor Wilfred Rosas
Back: William Meister Building Manager, Jane Babinsky Dunkirk Historical Museum Executive Director and James Hurtgen Dunkirk Historical Society Board President
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4 October 2019

Mayor Rosas Announces Sidewalk Repair Program Underway

City of Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas is pleased to announce that the City of Dunkirk Sidewalk Repair Program is underway.  This program, funded through the Community Development Grant program from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will repair and replace damaged sidewalks in the City.  Mayor Rosas reports that the work is being done in-house utilizing experienced City crews rather than outside contractors thus allowing the program to do more while saving taxpayer dollars.  Work will continue through the fall weather permitting and in the Spring.

Mayor Rosas talks with City crew members
Mayor Rosas visits the City crew members working on Sidewalk Repair Program
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24 September 2019

City of Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas presents Major Christina Ramirez of the Salvation Army a $7,000 grant award to support the Salvation Army Emergency Food Pantry program.  These federal grant funds are provided through the City of Dunkirk’s Community Development Block Grant program with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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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.