24 October 2016

Press Release

City of Dunkirk Public Works has received notification that the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks at Franklin Avenue will be closed for maintenance to the crossing beginning at 7:00 am on Thursday, October 20 and continuing for two weeks.

18 October 2016

City seeks participants for Small Business Saturday Event

For Immediate Release

October 18, 2016


The City of Dunkirk’s Planning & Development Department is seeking local businesses who are interested in participating in a Small Business Saturday Event that will be held November 26th, 2016. Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held the Saturday after Thanksgiving that encourages shoppers to patronize local brick and mortar companies. Businesses often have “Black Friday-like” sales to draw shoppers into their stores. Customers can finish up their shopping list while getting great deals and supporting our local economy.

Registered businesses will be included in free advertising developed by the City – including flyers, signs, and maps that will be posted in the newspaper, online, and distributed during the event. Those that wish to be included in the advertisements need to contact Christina Lincoln, Community Development Planner, at 366-9878 or clincoln@cityofdunkirk.com to register by November 18th. The application can also be downloaded electronically at http://www.dunkirktoday.com/city-offices/planning-and-development.

To kick off the holiday season local businesses are also encouraged to decorate their storefronts for this weekend event. Shoppers will be voting for the ‘Best Decorated Storefront’.


Project Contact:

Christina Lincoln
Community Development Planner

12 October 2016

City of Dunkirk awarded $125,500 grant

The City of Dunkirk has been awarded $125,500 through the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to combat zombie properties. The City proposed a city-wide survey of all residential properties to get a baseline of housing conditions in the city and to be able to easily identify vacant and abandoned properties and their owners. The grant will enable us to more easily guide people to foreclosure prevention services and statewide initiatives.

5 October 2016

City of Dunkirk to host Brownfield Opportunity Area Step 2 Nomination Study Public Meeting


For more information, click here to view the Press Release.

30 September 2016

Message from Mayor Rosas

“I want to wish the Dunkirk Marauder High School Football Team good luck in their homecoming game against East Aurora! Let’s ring the bell tonight…Go DHS!”

26 September 2016

Press Release

City of Dunkirk Public Works Department informs residents that the 300 block of Hoyt Street will have reduced water pressure from 8:00 am until noon on Tuesday, September 27 so that city crews can install a new fire hydrant.

21 September 2016

Mayor Rosas issues “Rita Moreno Day” Proclamation


Mayor Rosas has proclaimed Wednesday September 21, 2016: “Rita Moreno Day” in the City of Dunkirk. Mayor Rosas will also give Ms. Moreno the key to the city today.


16 September 2016

Mayor Rosas applied and referred Rural Ministries for a $1000.00 grant!


From L to R, Al Wager-National Grid, Kathy Peterson-Rural Ministries and Mayor Rosas-Dunkirk, NY with the check presentation!

16 September 2016

City of Dunkirk’s Winner of Car given away during Dunkirk’s Music on the Pier – Summer Concert Series 2016


Pictured from L to R, Dunkirk Festivals & Special Events Coordinator, Hector Rosas, WINNER – Dunkirk Resident, Estenelle Roberts, and Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas!

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.