13 April 2018

Mayor Wilfred Rosas proclaims April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in Dunkirk

11 April 2018

Weatern New York Director of NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation – Mark Thomas joins Mayor Wilfred Rosas and Planning Director – Rebecca Yanus at the Wright Park Groundbreaking in Dunkirk


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10 April 2018

Mayor Rosas proclaims April 8-14, 2018 National Library Week

10 April 2018

Mayor Rosas tours Lake Shore Humane Society

Today, Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas toured the Lake Shore Humane Society in Dunkirk. If you are thinking of adopting a pet, stop by and visit or schedule an appointment with a Pet Specialist at our local Lake Shore Humane Society immediately! Some very well taken care of pets are up for adoption and looking for a new and loving home!

6 April 2018

4th Ward Deli holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!


4 April 2018

Revised Drafts of CDBG Plans

The Department of Planning and Development is preparing the 2018-2020 Consolidated Plan and 2018 Annual Action Plan for the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Designated as a CDBG entitlement community by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City annually qualifies for grant funding from HUD for housing and community development projects. In order to receive funding, the City is required to submit a Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan that outline community needs and how grant funds will be prioritized.  A revised draft of the 2018-2020 Consolidated Plan and 2018 Annual Action Plan will be available for public comment beginning on April 16, 2018. The 30-day public comment period will close after May 16, 2018. A public hearing will be held on April 16, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM in the Mayor’s Conference Room at City Hall where the draft Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan will be available for public review and comment. The content presented at the public hearing will be available, upon request, at any time during the public comment period. Copies of the draft Plans will also be available in the Clerk’s office and Planning and Development office/website. Community input is an essential part of the CDBG planning process. Dunkirk residents are encouraged to share their comments on the 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.

31 March 2018


The City of Dunkirk and The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services announced today that the boil water and water conservation advisories in effect since Thursday March 29, 2018 for customers served by the City of Dunkirk water supply is now lifted. The affected area included the City of Dunkirk and water districts in the towns of Dunkirk and Sheridan. Water samples collected on March 29 and 30 from the affected area show that the water is safe to drink and can now be used for all purposes. Construction at the City of Dunkirk’s water plant caused a large leak on March 28 that could have allowed contaminants to enter the system. The leak was repaired the same day but as a precaution, the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services placed the City on a boil water advisory.

The City of Dunkirk and The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services thank all affected water customers for their cooperation and patience while the boil water advisory was in effect, and commend all those involved in the water emergency for working together to manage the crisis and repair the leak in such a timely manner.

28 March 2018

Mayor Rosas announces that Credit Card transactions are now being accepted at offices of City Clerk and Water Dept.

Pictured from left, 2nd Ward Councilman Bamonto, 1st Ward Councilman Williams, City Treasurer, Mark Woods, and Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas

20 March 2018

Mayor Rosas tosses in the puck for the face off in the final championship game of the city floor hockey league on Sunday, March 18th.

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:


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.