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21 May 2020

Mayor Rosas announces the City of Dunkirk’s “Back to Business Small Grant Program”

Mayor Rosas announces the City of Dunkirk’s “Back to Business Small Grant Program”. This program is intended to help businesses in the City of Dunkirk keep their employees on payroll and stay afloat during these times of economic hardship due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Applications and guidelines will be made available on Tuesday, May 26th and can be found on the City’s website, emailed, or mailed to interested businesses. Businesses are encouraged to apply for this funding to help make payroll, to pay bills, and keep their operations going.

This Program will be administered by the City of Dunkirk Planning and Development Department and allocated in accordance with program guidelines. This Program is meant to bridge the gap for a brief financial hardship period with funding provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Community Development Block Grant Program.

For questions or interest in acquiring an application please reach out to Rebecca Wurster or Jill Meaux through email at rwurster@cityofdunkirk.com and jmeaux@cityofdunkirk.com or phone at (716) 366-9879.

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21 May 2020

Cancellations

Mayor Wilfred Rosas has announced the cancellation of the following 2020 events due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Dunkirk Memorial Day Parade
  • First six weeks of Music on the Pier (June 4 – July 9)
  • Great Lakes Experience Festival
  • Blues Bash
  • July 4th Celebration
  • Dunkirk’s Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix
  • Lake Shore Street Rod Assn. Annual Harbor Cruise
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14 May 2020

OPERATION THANKS FROM ABOVE

https://nationalwarplanemuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Approximate_Flyover_Times.pdf

Click on link above^ to view Flyover times for our area for The National War Museum’s “OPERATION THANKS FROM ABOVE” taking place Saturday, May 16, 2020. Dunkirk flyover at approximately 10:20am. Enjoy!

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12 May 2020

OPERATION THANK YOU flyover – Saturday, May 16, 2020

The City of Dunkirk would like to thank The National War Museum for including Dunkirk in their OPERATION THANK YOU flyover on Saturday, May 16, 2020. We at Dunkirk Festivals& Special Events were able to work with some community partners to secure some funding to offset the fuel costs, marketing, etc. You will see two popular Military planes in this flyover. The C-47 (Whiskey 7) used in WWII and the P-51 Mustang which was instrumental in turning the tide and ending WWII. There will be Maps and more information to follow. Our thanks to all of the frontline workers and service providers during this Covid-19 pandemic and the local sponsors who became involved in making this happen. Thank you: LSSB; Graf Realty, Rotary Club, Rookies and Farrell Roofing. To the pilots involved in the flight plan, fly safe. Click on link below! Thanks again National War Museum.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2305651773070755/

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1 May 2020

Brush Pickup

The City of Dunkirk Public Works Department announces that brush pickup will begin on Monday, May 4th in District A.  District B will be picked up the week of May 11th, District C will be picked up the week of May 18th and District D will be picked up the week of May 26th.

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.

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29 April 2020

City of Dunkirk Extends CDBG application deadline

Mayor Wilfred Rosas announces today that the deadline for organizations wishing to apply for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding has been extended until Monday, May 4, 2020 at 5:00pm.  Applications can be found on the City of Dunkirk website (http://www.dunkirktoday.com/city-offices/planning-and-development/cdbg) and may be dropped off in the City Clerk’s office at City Hall or submitted electronically by email to CDBG Program Administrator, Jill Meaux at jmeaux@cityofdunkirk.com.

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16 April 2020

Breaking News – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Mayor Rosas announces per Executive Order of Governor Cuomo that the stay at home restrictions will remain in effect until May 15, 2020. The City of Dunkirk will remain under a State of Emergency until further notice.

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9 April 2020

City-only recycling facility and City-only yard waste facility open again starting Saturday

Mayor Rosas has announced that the City of Dunkirk DPW recycling and City yard waste facility on Lucas Avenue will be re-opened for City-only residents as well as City Permit holding Contractors on Saturday, April 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   The facility will now also be open Monday through Fridays, 7am- 2pm effective Monday, April 13th

As stated last week, recycling material will now be sorted in the indoor bins and all materials must be clean of debris.

The facility is camera-monitored and vehicle plates will be recorded and checked to be sure they carry in-City registration. Non-resident dumping will be prosecuted with significant fines under City Code.

Remember to check your recycling calendars for yard waste pickup right at the street near your house during the summer months and also for the days the City picks up your recyclables right at your curb side.

Thank you for your cooperation as the City continues a tighter approach to yard waste disposal and recycling collection. Mayor Rosas asks that everyone please maintain social distancing at these facilities and do all other recommendations to keep yourself and others safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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3 April 2020

Small Business Support Resources

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the City of Dunkirk would like to provide our local businesses with as much support as possible. There are many non-profits, small business organizations, chambers, and local, state, and federal agencies working hard to help our small businesses. The City’s Planning and Development Department is ready to help point local businesses in the right direction in order to access funding and loan support during these trying times. 

Mayor Rosas stated, “I want to assure all businesses in the City of Dunkirk that I will do all that I can to assist them through these troubled times and I have directed our Development Department to reach out to our business community to see how we can assist them with meeting the eligibility criteria for different programs at the local, state, and federal level. We are in this together and we will come out of this a stronger community.” 

The link provided includes is a list of local, state, and federal programs specifically identified to support small businesses. The full detailed business support list can be found below. The business support list gives further details on who to contact, how to access the programs, and applications that are available. The City will also be sending out postcards to all residents and businesses in order to further connect businesses to the support they need. Any comments or questions regarding this announcement should be addressed to Director of Planning and Development, Rebecca Wurster, at rwurster@cityofdunkirk.com.

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2 April 2020

City-only recycling facility and non-commercial City yard waste facility open Saturday only

Mayor Wilfred Rosas has announced that the City of Dunkirk DPW recycling and City yard waste facility on Lucas Avenue is being improved, and the facility will be re-opened for City-only residents starting this Saturday, April 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Recycling material will now be sorted in the indoor bins and all materials must be clean as just a little bit of garbage or cross-mingling will cost taxpayer’s the full amount of landfill fees for that batch.

The facility is camera-monitored and vehicle plates will be recorded and checked to be sure they carry in-City registration. Non-resident dumpling can be prosecuted with significant fines under City Code. The disposal of these materials is a direct cost to City tax payers, so the facility is limited only to those residential tax payers. Vehicles should be cars or SUV’s as no large trucks or trailers will be accepted at this time.

Remember to check your recycling calendars for yard waste pickup right at the street near your house during the summer months and also for the days the City picks up your recyclables right at your curb side.

The Chadwick Bay Group of the several regional communities identified brush disposal as the top priority for that group at the beginning of 2019 and the City hopes that a regional location and solution to this priority will be addressed and put in place soon. If you are not a City resident, please contact your local community for their advice on brush and recycling disposal in your location; the County transfer station also offers a recycling area.

Thank you for your cooperation as the City begins this tighter approach to yard waste disposal and recycling collection. Mayor Rosas asks that everyone please maintain social distancing at these facilities and do all other recommendations to keep yourself and others safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.