19 December 2019

Curbside Collection Schedule

Dunkirk City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, December 24th for Christmas Eve and Wednesday, December 25th for Christmas Day.

As per the 2019 Curbside Collection Schedule, Rubbish in the Wednesday collection zone (District C) will be picked up on Thursday, December 26th, 2019.  Rubbish in the Thursday collection zone (District A) will be picked up on Friday, December 27th, 2019.  Rubbish in the Friday collection zone (District D) will be picked up on Saturday, December 28th, 2019.

Copies of the Curbside Collection Schedule, which are valid until February 29th, 2020 are still available in the City Clerk’s Office, City Treasurer’s Office & Public Works Department as well as the City’s website www.dunkirktoday.com.

4 December 2019

Tree Inventory and Management Plan Public Meeting #3

With the support of Mayor Rosas, City of Dunkirk Planning and Development staff invites the community to a public meeting to review the results and recommendations in the recently completed City of Dunkirk Tree Inventory and Management Plan. The project, funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, has concluded and the City will now use that data and accompanying management plan to guide future planning. The goal of the project was to create a tree inventory and management plan that can serve as the foundation for increased community investment and the future care of the City’s community forest.

The meeting will take place in the Mayor’s Conference Room at City Hall, located at 342 Central Avenue, on Monday, December 9th, 2019 at 4:30 PM.  For more information, please contact Jill Meaux, Community Development Planner at (716) 366-9878 or jmeaux@cityofdunkirk.com

25 November 2019

From our house to yours, I wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving; may God Bless America.
Mayor Wilfred Rosas

18 November 2019

Mayor Rosas and the City of Dunkirk celebrate the Annual Small Business Saturday

Mayor Rosas and the City of Dunkirk would like to invite everyone to support small businesses this holiday season at the annual Small Business Saturday event on November 30, 2019 at the D&F Plaza. In order to drive shoppers to Shop Small®, the City of Dunkirk is hosting a pop-up shopping event to spotlight locally owned businesses and the impact they have on communities. The day will be a great opportunity to shop for holiday gifts from over 30 vendors while enjoying live music, coffee, donuts, Mary’s Deli Pizza, free raffle prizes, carriage rides by Crackerjack Farms, children’s activities, a visit from Santa Claus and more! 

Afterwards the Mayor invites everyone to City Hall for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:00pm. 

Small Business Saturday will take place on Saturday, November 30th at the D&F Plaza from 11am – 4pm. Merchants and consumers can learn more about Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com

For more information, visit Dunkirk Festivals & Special Events on Facebook or contact Jill Meaux, Community Development Planner at 716-366-9878, by email at jmeaux@cityofdunkirk.com or Hector Rosas, Special Events Director at 716-366-9877, by email at hrosas@cityofdunkirk.com

About Small Business Saturday

November 30, 2019, marks the 10th Annual Small Business Saturday, a celebration of small businesses and the positive impact they have on communities across the country. American Express, having created Small Business Saturday in 2010, proudly works with organizations and independent businesses to provide solutions that support communities and uplift local economies. Learn more and connect with us on ShopSmall.com, Instagram.com/ShopSmall, and Facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday

10 November 2019

A special thanks to all Veterans

Too often we go through our days thinking of the next item on our “to do” lists, but on Monday, November 11, I hope you will join me in taking a few minutes to honor our Veterans.

This day is a day for each of us to remember, thank and honor all of our military men and women who have served honorably in the various branches of the armed forces, and often under trying conditions.  It is due to their willingness to serve,and their commitment to protecting our freedom, that we are able to live our lives in a country free from tyranny and oppression.

Please join me in paying our deepest respect and appreciation to these honorable men and women, and remember to thank them for their service to our country!

To all veterans everywhere, and especially to those living in the City of Dunkirk, thank you.

Mayor Wilfred Rosas

City of Dunkirk

8 November 2019

Leaf/Brush Pick-Up

City of Dunkirk Department of Public Works announces that a city sweep of bagged, barreled and loose leaves as well as brush/branch collection will start on Tuesday, November 12th.

When placing leaves at the curb, residents are asked to keep them clear of receivers and utility poles and out of the street.  Please do not mix branch/brush pile with leaves

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.

Please refer to the 2019 Curbside Collection Schedule for further information or call the Streets Department at 366-4411 or Public Works Department at 366-9832 with questions.

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.