24 October 2018

Dunkirk and state officials announce Senior Center grant

In a demonstration of true bipartisanship, Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas, together with Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-57th District) and Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R, 150 District) worked hard to secure a $750,000 State and Municipal (SAM) Facilities grant to fund an expansion and renovations to the Dunkirk Senior Center. Senator Young was joined by state, county and city officials in making the announcement, which was held at the center.

Senator Young applauded the work the senior center has already done and shared her enthusiasm for its continued success.

“Our seniors are integral to the vitality of our communities. They are an active and generous presence in many local organizations, where they volunteer their time to help others, and they are caring neighbors, friends and family members to all of us,” said Senator Young. “Ensuring they have the resources they need to live as fully, healthfully and independently as possible has always been a top priority.”

“That is why securing a $750,000 grant to support a critical expansion and renovation of the Dunkirk Senior Center was a key goal for me this year. The city of Dunkirk and the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging worked together to develop an innovative, exciting plan to not only expand the building’s footprint, but the scope of its services,” Senator Young said.

“The addition will enhance the functionality of the center and also accommodate medical offices offering routine health care as well as adult day services. This wider mission will further enhance the center’s value to our seniors and community, and help keep pace with the growing needs of our older population.”

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22 October 2018

Hydrant flushing planned in the City of Dunkirk

During the hours of 12:00 Midnight until approximately 6:00 a.m. starting on Tuesday, October 23rd, the City of Dunkirk will begin flushing water mains and fire hydrants in the city. 

The flushing will take approximately 3 weeks and during this process, residents may experience cloudy water and reduced water pressure.  The Water Department recommends that residents check the cloudiness of their water before laundering and cooking.

20 October 2018

Mayor Rosas announces the second annual Howl-O-Ween at City Hall – October 31, 2018 3-5PM!

18 October 2018

Dunkirk Farmers Market 2nd Annual Farm to Table Dinner

15 October 2018

Mayor Rosas presents FY2019 Budget

3 October 2018

City of Dunkirk Police Department Communications Center Upgrades

From left: D/Sgt. Daniel Manzella, Chief David Ortolano, Mayor Wilfred Rosas, City Custodian Lou Polichetti and City Electrician Mike Przybycien

After several Months of planning and work the City of Dunkirk Police Department will be working out of a newly remodeled updated Communications Center. The remodeled center replaces operations and equipment that was close to 30 years old.

Realizing that the main operations center of the Police Department was in need of facility updates and modernization Mayor Willie Rosas worked with the Police Department on a plan to move the project forward with budget funds being allocated for 2018 to complete the task. With the Administration approving the 2018 budget the planning and design for the project started in early 2018 and was recently completed.

Desk Sergeant Daniel Manzella coordinated the project for the Department and worked with City Electrician Mike Przybycien, City Custodian Lou Polichetti, City Welder Ken Sek, Chief David Ortolano and several members of the Police Department in the design and remodel process. The entire Communications center was gutted with all of the electrical, communications and  computer/data systems as well as City Hall/ Police Department Security Cameras and Monitors being upgraded and updated. New shelving was built to house electrical and video recording equipment. Once the center was gutted and prepared for renovations Contract Interior Solutions of Jamestown began work on installing the new design concept for the Communications Desk area and flooring. The City’s Communications provider Saia Communications of Buffalo worked on the relocation, updates and installation of the Radio Communications equipment in the Center.

The Communications Center is the heart of the day to day operations of the City of Dunkirk Police Department. With the new upgrades to our Center we will continue to provide the citizens of our Community the best in public safety that we can give them.

On behalf of all the men and women of the City of Dunkirk Police Department I want to thank Mayor Rosas for working with us to get this project done. Thank you to City Welder Ken Sek, Contract Interior Solutions and Saia Communications for their excellent work. I want to especially thank Desk Sgt. Dan Manzella, City Electrician Mike Przybycien and Custodian Lou Polichetti for their countless hours of hard work. Everyone working together brought this project to a completion that exceeded all my expectations.

Chief David Ortolano

20 September 2018

Mayor Rosas proclaims September 2018 as “National Recovery Month”

19 September 2018

City Speaks – September 20, 2018

City Speaks will have 3rd Ward Councilman Shaun Heenan and 1st Ward Councilman Don Williams as guests on the September 20th show.  The September 27th show will feature Planning & Development Director, Rebecca Yanus.

Send questions or comments to vwestling@cityofdunkirk.com, mail Vicki Westling 342 Central Ave. City Hall, Dunkirk, NY 14048, or drop them off in the City Clerk’s Office.

To watch City Speaks, a show that provides our residents with insight to the happenings around the City and the administration, go to Spectrum Channel 1301 daily at 3:00 and 10:00 P.M., or watch via the internet at www.dunkirkaccess.com YouTube any time.

17 September 2018

The Chautauqua County Hometown Heroes Veteran Memorial Group needs help identifying any friends or family of Ramon Ortiz-Duran – U.S. Army

The Chautauqua County Hometown Heroes Veteran Memorial Group http://chqvmwmemorial.org is asking for help identifying any friends or family of Ramon Ortiz-Duran – U.S. Army a local Chautauqua County resident that went MIA in 1952 in the Korean War.

Ramon Ortiz-Duran
D.O.B – 1926
MIA -Feb. 06, 1952
Korean War

Looking for:

  • Photo- in uniform if possible
  • Next of Kin
  • Unit he served in
  • Any awards in service
  • I.D. #

Anyone with any information on Ramon Ortiz-Duran please contact:

Mr. Jim Kurtz
121 South Erie Street
Mayville, New York 14757
Phone: 716 -753-7734
E-Mail jamesvkurtz@outlook.com

7 September 2018

Picnic at the Point 2018