Mayor Wilfred Rosas and the City of Dunkirk, would like to congratulate Dunkirk High School Football Coach Mike Sarratori for being nominated by the Buffalo Bills for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award.
In addition, congratulations to the Dunkirk Girls Varsity Bowling Team for their perfect 40-0 season for the first time in history!
Today is the day of the Epiphany and the 3 Kings are making an appearance at City Hall today at or about 5pm. Come meet the 3 Kings and say hello and stop in at Mayor’s Conference room for Pizza, Appetizers and Tim Horton’s hot chocolate/coffee & donuts.
For Immediate Release:
The City of Dunkirk Department of Public Works is now accepting applications for the 2017 Sidewalk Replacement Program. Residents can call 366-9832 to apply over the phone or stop by the DPW office in City Hall during regular business hours. Applicants who applied for last year’s program, but did not participate, must reapply this season. Applications are not carried over from last year. Reimbursement is at $2.00 per square foot and the program is on a first-come, first served basis. Approval letters for program participants will be mailed in the spring after a pre-inspection is completed.
The program covers only the main pedestrian sidewalk fronting the residence. Applicants are requested to have some idea as to how much sidewalk they wish replaced under the program. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Public Works office.
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lt Governor Kathy Hochul in Conjunction with Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas and Fieldbrook Foods-CEO Bob Charleston, together with Senator Cathy Young, Assemblyman Andy Goodell, County IDA rep Kevin Sanvidge announced a $4,000,000.00 expansion to include 2 new production lines and an additional 61 Full Time/permanent JOBS at Feildbrook Foods in Dunkirk, NY. This was a great way to end 2016. Also, during their visit Mayor Rosas has received word from Lt Governor Kathy Hochul and a press release was issued stating that Governor Andrew Cuomo has indeed given the “Green Light” for NRG to go ahead and repower our Dunkirk Plant and that we will see action soon at One Mohawk Drive, DKNY…….! There is more video and coverage on WGRZ.com. Enjoy the video provided by Gabriel Taylor (Dunkirk Access 12) and Mayor Rosas wishes you all a Happy New Year 2017.
From Mayor Rosas, “More good news for the City of Dunkirk. Today, Lt. Governor Hochul announced that the Governor is fully supportive and behind the re-powering of the NRG plant. This is great news, and she has assured us that we will once again see productivity taking place on Mohawk Drive.”
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Fieldbrook Foods Corporation, a leading U.S. producer of private label ice cream and novelty products has increased its ice cream production in Dunkirk, allowing the company to add 61 full-time jobs and retain 586 full-time jobs. The $4 million project included the purchase of new machinery and equipment to add two new production lines to manufacture specialty ice cream products with support from New York State, including a $400,000 Excelsior tax credit from Empire State Development.
“New York State is proud to support a company that is expanding, investing in high tech improvements, and adding jobs,” Governor Cuomo said. “Whether it is ice cream, yogurt or cereal, the food manufacturing industry plays an important role in our economy. Congratulations to Fieldbrook for adding jobs and building on its sweet success.”
“We have been fortunate to have received support from the State of New York in our efforts toward expansion. Additionally, Fieldbrook has recently invested $6 million dollars of capital to add to our capacity which has resulted in the ability to hire these additional full-time employees. Capital investments were needed, the support of New York was helpful, but local partnerships are the heart and soul of this industry. In addition to our management team and workforce, I must also give credit to Mayor Rosas. The City of Dunkirk has been a true partner when it comes to leadership and maintaining a growth oriented and business friendly philosophy. We at, Fieldbrook Foods are exited about out future in Dunkirk,” Bob Charleston, President and CEO of Fieldbrook Foods said. “We continue to see progress in our manufacturing and warehousing operations and are delighted to add the additional full-time staff to support this part of our overall strategy necessary to driving continued Operational Excellence throughout the Fieldbrook business.”
“We are always happy to bring new jobs to the area, and to see positive change happening here at Fieldbrook, but to be able to make this announcement at this time of the year is especially gratifying. Christmas is a time of great celebration and a time when families are looking forward to a prosperous new year, and we are excited to be able to make this announcement, and to bring these positions to the Fieldbrook Team. These 61 new team members represent our commitment to this business, to our customers, to our people, and to the City of Dunkirk. These positions will enable us to continue to improve our overall business and expand our operating capacity. We are looking forward to bringing these individuals on-board and engaging them in our daily operations. These types of opportunities don’t happen in a vacuum, and we are especially thankful for the support we have received from Mayor Rosas, and the rest of the Dunkirk community. Mayor Rosas has been a true partner with Fieldbrook Foods, and our growth plans. We are also thankful for the support and cooperation we have received from Teamsters Local 264 in our growth and improvement journey, and we are looking for additional ways to continue to grow our business.”
News Coverage: OBSERVER – http://www.observertoday.com/news/page-one/2016/12/more-jobs-more-ice-cream/