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26 April 2019

Public Notice

In a continued effort to improve the City’s infrastructure, the City of Dunkirk has contracted with United Survey Inc. to conduct a study of the sanitary sewer system in the area of Pine Street and corresponding side streets going north to Lake Front Blvd during the week of April 29th, 2019.  This study will involve the opening of manholes in streets and easements.  An important task of the study will be the SMOKE TESTING of sewer lines to locate breaks and defects in the sewer system.

DURING TESTING, YOU MAY SEE SMOKE COMING FROM THE VENT STACKS ON HOUSES, OCCASIONALLY FROM HOUSE ROOF LEADERS AND STREET STORM WATER RECEIVERS.  The smoke that you may see is NON-TOXIC, NOT HARMFUL TO PETS AND CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD.  The smoke has a slight odor and can be a mild irritant to people with respiratory problems. 

Under normal conditions, smoke will not enter your home.  POSSIBLE REASONS SMOKE MAY ENTER YOUR HOME INCLUDE:

  • Defective Plumbing
  • Seldom-Used (Dry) Drains, typically in basement floors or bathrooms that are located in basements.

To prevent smoke from entering your home, pour water into seldom used drains such as laundry tubs, showers or bathroom fixtures.  If smoke should enter your building, you should consult your licensed plumber because if smoke is entering through faulty plumbing, there is a potential for sewer gas to enter your home as well. 

If smoke enters your home, you should ventilate the area and contact a member of the smoke testing crew working in the area.  They will be pleased to advise you as to where and why the smoke has entered your home. If you see smoke and are not certain of the source of observed smoke, you should call 911.   

Some sewer lines and manholes are located in easements through private property.  Whenever these lines are inspected, members of the inspection crews will be working in the easements.  However, homeowners do not need to be home and the workmen will not need to enter their homes.  The inspection crews will be photographing any defects detected.  We anticipate the smoke testing will require approximately 1 week to complete.   Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.  The information gained from this study will be used to make corrections to the sewer system.  Work area signs will be posted notifying motorists and pedestrians that smoke testing is being performed in the area.

If you have any questions that were not covered in this notice, please contact Mr. Andy Bohn, Representative for the City of Dunkirk, NY Engineering Dept, at 716-366-9837 or Mr. John Gullo, Representative for United Survey, Inc at 716-583-1928

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26 April 2019

Brush Pickup

The City of Dunkirk Public Works Department announces that brush pickup will begin on Monday, May 6th in District A.  District B will be picked up the week of May 13th, District C will be picked up the week of May 20th and District D will be picked up the week of May 28th.

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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24 April 2019

Bogus Facebook Page

Mayor Rosas reports that there is a bogus Facebook site titled “The City of Dunkirk” that is showing information that is inaccurate and that is not representative of our official Facebook Page which is “City of Dunkirk”.  Please disregard any and all postings that you see on “The City of Dunkirk” Facebook page.  Please rest assured that the information that is being posted on this site is being investigated by the City of Dunkirk Police Department and it has been reported to Facebook as well as the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office.

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18 April 2019

Easter Egg Hunt at Washington Park

Mayor Wilfred Rosas is proud to announce that Josh LaTona of El Rigby Theater is bringing an Easter Egg Hunt and Movie to Washington Park on Saturday, April 20th from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.  Following the Easter Egg Hunt, the movie Peter Rabbit will be shown at the Adams Art Gallery on Central Avenue.

“Easter is a special time of the year for our boys and girls, and I am pleased to have Josh and his team sponsoring this event.”  Mayor Rosas said.  “Spring is a time for all of us to enjoy and that is what this day is all about.” He stated.

The children will be separated into three age groups: four years old and under; ages five to eight; and those nine years and older.  Prizes will be awarded for each age group.  And, once again, Tim Horton’s will provide hot chocolate, coffee and donuts.

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17 April 2019

Mayor Rosas along with County Executive Borrello joins CASA in campaign against child abuse

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17 April 2019

Mayor Rosas sends message to Mayor of Dunkerque France

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16 April 2019

Commencement of the LED Project by LED Energy Solutions under the leadership of Mayor Wilfred Rosas began today saving City of Dunkirk taxpayers $250,000 annually!

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12 April 2019

Pier Improvements Project Groundbreaking Ceremony

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11 April 2019

Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas together with ESD Asst Director-Mo Sumbundu announced the groundbreaking for the $1.7 Million Dollar Pier Renovations Project in Dunkirk, NY today with Development Director-Rebecca Yanus!

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10 April 2019

Mayor Wilfred Rosas was present representing the City of Dunkirk at Buffalo State College to hear NY State’s Budget Presentation for 2019

Lt. Governor Hochul pictured with Mayor Rosas
Mayor Rosas discussing issues with other regional political leaders