4 November 2019

Visit Dunkirk Promo Tourism Video – Enjoy!

1 November 2019

Leaf Pickup begins Mon. Nov. 4th

City of Dunkirk Department of Public Works announces that leaf pickup will commence with a city-wide sweep on Monday, November 4th starting in District A.  Once the first sweep of District A is complete, crews will then move to District B.  District C and District D will follow in order.

Only leaves in open/untied bags and barrels will be picked up in this first sweep. Leaves left loose at the curb will be picked up in the next sweep at a later date to be announced. If leaves are left loose at the curb, residents are asked to keep leaves clear of receivers and utility poles and out of the street.  We request no branches be mixed with leaves at this time.  A separate pick up for branches may be scheduled at a later date.

City of Dunkirk 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.

31 October 2019

Winter Parking Changes

Alternate and Overnight Parking regulations on Streets in the City of Dunkirk will be changing in November to assist snow removal efforts during the Winter Months.

Overnight Parking rules go into effect Sunday November 3rd  2019 and stay in effect thru Saturday April 4th 2020. For overnight regulations parking is prohibited on the following Streets from 3:30AM – 7:00AM.

  • Brigham Rd. from Lakeshore Dr. South to the City Line.
  • Brooks Ave.
  • Canary St.
  • Central Ave. from City Pier to the City Line.
  • Columbus Ave.
  • Doughty St.
  • Eagle St. between 5th & 6th Streets, between Lakeshore Dr. West & Second Street
  • E. Chestnut St. from Fizell St. West to Warsaw St.
  • E. 6th St. from Main St. East to Maple Ave.
  • Franklin Ave. from Main St. South to Wright St.
  • Franklin Ave. from Talcott St. South to City Line
  • Irving Pl.
  • Lakeshore Dr. from City Line to City Line.
  • Lamphere St. from 7th South to City Line.
  • Lark St.
  • Leopard St.
  • Lynx St.
  • Main St. from Lakefront Blvd. South to 6th St.
  • Main St. Extension from Newton St. South to City Line.
  • Maple Ave. from Main St. South to Talcott St.
  • Middle Rd. from Moffat St. East to City Line.
  • Nichols Ave.
  • North Beaver St.
  • Pelican St.
  • Plover St.
  • Point Dr. North
  • Point Dr. West
  • Roosevelt Ave.
  • Ruggles St. from Main St. South to Wright St.
  • Taft Pl.
  • Talcott St. from Roberts Rd. West to Franklin Ave.
  • Temple St. from 4th. North to CSX
  • 3rd St. from Main St. West to Central Ave.
  • Washington Ave. from 3rd St. South to 4th St.
  • 2nd St. from Brigham Rd. West to Brooks Ave.
  • 7th St. from Woodrow Ave. West to Brigham Rd.
  • Woodrow Ave. from Lucas Ave. North to  6th  St.

All other Streets not subject to the above listed Overnight Parking are subject to Alternate Parking Regulations. The Alternate Parking Regulations change from Weekly to Daily for the Winter Months. Effective Sunday November 3rd  2019 at 5:00PM and continuing thru Saturday April 4th 2020 vehicles shall be parked only on the Odd-Numbered side of the Street on Odd-Numbered Days  and only on the Even-Numbered side of the Street on Even-Numbered Days. The date of the day after the hour of 5:00PM will determine the side which Parking is allowed. 

Warning notices will be issued for a short period of time after which strict enforcement will begin by issuance of Parking Summonses. Vehicles in violation of Overnight, Alternate or any other posted Regulations which hamper Snow Removal Efforts by Public Works or pose a hazard for access of Emergency Vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. We also remind motorists that vehicles which block sidewalks and hamper sidewalk plowing will also be ticketed and towed if necessary. Please pay attention to City Snow Plow operators and assist them with their efforts by giving them the right of way during snow storms.

This past Winter Season saw a lot of snowfall and we thank our residents for their cooperation in getting their vehicles moved in a timely manner and look forward to their cooperation again this Winter Season. The Dunkirk Police Department is again asking for everyone’s cooperation with Parking Regulations and assisting us in making the City a safe place for all those who live, work and visit here. Any questions about parking regulations can be directed to the Communications Desk at 366-2266.

17 October 2019


The City of Dunkirk’s Planning and Development Department is seeking local businesses to participate in Small Business Saturday activities on November 30th, 2019. Small Business Saturday is a national celebration that encourages shoppers to patronize local stores.

“Local businesses are so important to Dunkirk’s economy,” said Planning and Development Director Rebecca Wurster. “Every dollar spent at a local business provides a much greater economic impact than a dollar spent at a non-local business, which helps create jobs and increases our tax base. Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to highlight the amazing small businesses in our community.”

Local businesses are encouraged to have promotions, special events, or workshops to draw shoppers into their stores. The Planning and Development Department will create and distribute marketing materials to encourage shopping at participating businesses and will host an event on November 30th at D&F Plaza to celebrate Small Business Saturday.

Businesses that wish to participate, either at their own store or as a vendor at the event at D&F Plaza, should contact Community Development Planner Jill Meaux at (716) 366-9878 or Dunkirk Festivals & Special Events at (716) 366-9877.

17 October 2019

Mayor Rosas proclaims Thursday, October 17th, 2019 as Sgt. Gerald B. Raeymaker Day In the City of Dunkirk, New York

16 October 2019

City Hall will Host Halloween!

11 October 2019

Governor Cuomo provides funds to Dunkirk

Mayor Rosas proudly announces that today more state funding is coming to the City of Dunkirk that will assist us in addressing one of the many concerns for our City thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

“I am excited and pleased to announce that once again Governor Cuomo has granted the City of Dunkirk with needed funds.  His support of me and the residents of this City are never ending, and I am proud of our mutual relationship.” Mayor Rosas stated.

The City of Dunkirk was one of 18 municipalities out of the 3,400 that the Governor selected for these funds.  Mayor Rosas said, “It is due to our City’s high quality drinking water and our pioneering regional North County Water District that Governor Cuomo has chosen the City of Dunkirk as one of 18 of New York State’s 3,400 active governments to receive approximately $600,000 from the State Health Department to accelerate removal of lead fittings of our water lines.”

Randy Woodbury, Director of Public Works stated, “We have already begun doing this as a precaution such as with the new CDBG-paid water lines on Hoyt Street and Seel Street.”

Mayor Rosas said, “Because of the Governor’s special help we can now remove the old lead lines on Bataan Avenue and 700 block of Washington Avenue, and allow us to also get those areas freshly paved as well.”

“All cities have old lead fittings that could pose future problems. In Dunkirk the fittings are protected because the water from Lake Erie is of consistent high quality and essentially all impurities or corrosive agents are filtered out by activated carbon.  However, even with non-corrosive high-quality water, it is best to remove the lead.” Woodbury said.

Mayor Rosas credits our great Dunkirk water to our dedicated water system workers, especially Chief Operator Robert Lawrie, Chemist Kyle Schuster, and Supervisor Rob Curry.  “I feel these individuals, along with our Public Works Director, Randy Woodbury are doing a great service to this City, and their expertise and willingness to ensure the high quality of our water is greatly appreciated.”

“My sincerest thanks and appreciation go to Governor Cuomo as he continues to stand with me and the City of Dunkirk.” Rosas said.

10 October 2019

Voter Registration PSA

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.

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.