13 September 2016

Child car seat safety check set in Dunkirk

Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts.

Chautauqua County Clerk Larry Barmore has scheduled a Child Car Seat Safety Check to be held in Dunkirk during Child Passenger safety Week. The event, hosted by the Chautauqua County Department of Motor vehicles in cooperation with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Dunkirk, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the municipal parking lot across from the Clarion Hotel on Lake Shore Drive in Dunkirk. Everyone with children 12 and under is encouraged to attend.

Deputies from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department will be on hand to check car and booster seats for safety and proper installation. This is not an enforcement event. Information on the proper use of car seats and boosters as well as a Car Seat Recommendation Guide will be available.

12 September 2016

Mayor Rosas attends Conference of Mayors!


10 September 2016

In honor of those lost on 9/11

Mayor Wilfred Rosas has joined President Obama and New York Governor Cuomo in ordering the flag flying over City Hall to be flown at half-staff on Sunday, September 11th to honor those lost during the terrorist attack on our nation.

Mayor Rosas said, “This terrorist attack has changed the way we live today. Of the more than 3,000 lives lost in New York City, there were men and women who rushed in throwing caution and concern for their own lives to the wind to try and save as many innocent people as possible. With the towers in flames, the Nation lost 343 New York City firefighters, 23 New York City police officers and 37 Port Authority officers. We are grateful to them. But there were even more lives lost. There were 40 passengers and crew members aboard the United Airlines Flight 93 who died in Shanksville, Pennsylvania when the hijackers crashed the plane into a field, and another 184 killed at the Pentagon when the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building.”

The Mayor is asking the residents of the City of Dunkirk to join him and the Dunkirk City Firefighters at the Fire Hall located at 311 Eagle Street on Sunday, September 11th at 9:00 A.M. for a moment of silence, and to honor all of the victims of that day, whether in New York City, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, or Washington D.C.”

“As a member of the New York State Trooper Detail sent to ground zero while the smoke was still rising, the tragic events of that day will remain forever etched into my mind.” The Mayor said. “The day of the attacks did not end the suffering caused by this heinous act, there are still those living with the after affects. We must never forget those we lost, but must also remember those who suffered and later died from those terrorists attacks on our nation and our way of life.”

May God Bless America; and May God Bless the City of Dunkirk and its residents.

8 September 2016

Secretary of State-NY, Rosanna Rosado visits Dunkirk, NY and is given tour of potential Development Sites by Mayor Rosas-Dunkirk

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7 September 2016

JCC Willie Rosas Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Gala

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

JCC recognizes two students with the Willie Rosas Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship.

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7 September 2016

Picnic at the Point

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The City of Dunkirk is proud to present Picnic at the Point! Come on out to Point Gratiot in Dunkirk on September 11th for our last summer event!

1 September 2016

Brush Pickup

The City of Dunkirk Public Works Department announces that brush pickup will begin on Tuesday, September 6 in District A.  District B will be picked up the week of September 12, District C will be picked up the week of September 19 and District D will be picked up the week of September 26.

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 at the Public Works facility on Lucas Avenue.    Please refer to the 2016 Curbside Collection Schedule for further information.

31 August 2016

NYS DOT adds new safety markings on State roads in City of Dunkirk


These are “sharrows”

NYS DOT adds new safety markings on State roads in City of Dunkirk

The new markings on New York State Route 60 in Dunkirk are called “sharrows.” They are an official marking designated in the New York State Department of Transportation’s Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

Section 9C.07 of the MUTCD describes these as “shared lane markings.” They are used nationwide to promote shared safe use of the road by indicating:

When you bike: Sharrows designate a safe and visible place to ride. Sharrows also indicate the correct direction to travel.

When you drive: Keep an eye out for all types of travel — bikes, pedestrians, skateboards, etc. Drive slowly and give ample room when passing.

New York State Route 5 in the City also has additional new markings for bike routes, bike lanes, and for crosswalks that are compliant with the American with Disabilities Act.

More Information:

http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/htm/2009/part9/part9c.htm (Section 9C.07)


30 August 2016

Symphony Living Bake Sale

The bake sale is on Saturday, September 17 from 9am to 4pm.
The chicken dinners are $10 and include 1/2 chicken, 2 sides-salted potatoes and baked beans, dinner roll and butter. You also get your choice of a bottled water or ice tea and your choice of dessert- a brownie or jello poke cake. Dinners will be served from 1pm to 4pm.
Our facility is Symphony Living at Dunkirk, 319 Washington Avenue, Dunkirk. All proceeds will go to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, October 1 at Point Gratiot Park in Dunkirk.
 There’s also fresh baked goods, crafts and 20 baskets to raffle off.
24 August 2016

Mayor Rosas takes tour of Fieldbrook Foods, Inc. Last week!