14 December 2017

Mayor Wilfred Rosas offers his condolences to the family of Mayor Richard Frey

“Mayor Frey served the City of Dunkirk for three terms, and he always had a smile and a handshake for everyone he met.” Mayor Rosas said.

“Being Mayor of a City such as Dunkirk is not an easy task, and to be elected for three terms says a lot about the individual.  While not everyone may agree, service to one’s country, state or city requires courage and dedication, and that is what Richard Frey exhibited every day that he was in office.  He will be missed by friends and family alike.  My prayers go out to his wife, Pat and their children and grandchildren during this difficult time.” Mayor Rosas told the Observer.

The Mayor has ordered the flags over City Hall to be lowered to half mast in honor of Mayor Frey.

12 December 2017

CDBG Draft Comprehensive Plan

The City of Dunkirk’s Department of Planning and Development is preparing the 2018-2020 Consolidated Plan and 2018 Annual Action Plan for the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Designated as a CDBG entitlement community by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City annually qualifies for grant funding from HUD for housing and community development projects. In order to receive funding, the City is required to submit a Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan that outline community needs and how grant funds will be prioritized.  A draft of the 2018-2020 Consolidated Plan and 2018 Annual Action Plan will be available for public comment beginning on December 20, 2017. The 30-day public comment period will close after January 18, 2018. A public hearing will be held on January 8, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in the Mayor’s Conference Room at City Hall where the draft Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan will be available for public review and comment. Community input is an essential part of the CDBG planning process. Dunkirk residents are encouraged to share their comments on the plans. Any questions or comments should be directed to Matt Bourke, Community Development Planner by email at mbourke@cityofdunkirk.com or phone at 716-366-9878.

8 December 2017

The Recreation Center is ready for Business!

Mayor Rosas is pleased to announce that the season’s recreational activities are ready to begin.  This season’s adult and youth recreation activities are once again coordinated through the City’s Recreation Department.  The Recreation Center (located at the Fairgrounds) will be ready for activities starting December 11th with AM Walking weekdays from 7:30 – 10:00 AM, and the official  Play-day for children up to age five (5) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 – 12:00 (children must be accompanied by an adult).

For the first time ever, we will be offering Saturday night activities for elementary, middle school and high school kids. There will be badminton and family movie night added to the lineup at the Rec Center.  Additionally, we are welcoming the return of youth basketball for grades 3, 4, 5, & 6 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at the Middle School beginning in January.

For more information contact Ryan Hall at the Dunkirk Recreation Department located at the Senior Center, or call (716) 366-9885.

7 December 2017

Press Release

Residents in the 4th Ward in the City may experience low water pressure Friday morning, December 8th 2017, beginning at 7:00 AM and lasting until approximately 12:00 PM due to scheduled maintenance at the Benton Street Booster Pump Station.

2 December 2017

Howard Avenue Bridge Replacement

The honorable Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas holds another Groundbreaking Ceremony to announce the Howard Avenue Bridge Replacement! Neighborhood Residents are pleased with the news as they’ve waited over 10 years for the Bridge Replacement! This will be another promise fulfilled by Mayor Wilfred Rosas! Construction begins immediately by HK Construction.



28 November 2017

CHRIC First Time Homebuyer Class

CHRIC is inviting you to attend one of the “First Time Homebuyer Class” to be held in The Old Mayville School Building, located at 2 Academy St, Mayville, NY 14757 on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9:00 AM To 5:00 PM; and SUNY Fredonia Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk, 14048 on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 9:00 AM To 5:00 PM

The First Time Homebuyer Education Program includes a combination of group classes and individual counseling sessions introducing participants to a detailed review of the mechanics of the home purchase process.  Participants will learn about affordable mortgage products, including any down-payment and/or closing cost assistance programs for which they may qualify, budgeting, savings, resolving credit issues, indentifying a house, negotiating the contract, obtaining financing, preparing for closing, and life as a homeowner.

Seating is limited, Pre-registration is Required

At the classes, CHRIC will outline the requirements to participate in the program and the benefits of becoming an “Educated Homeowner.” To secure a seat you must register and pay the $50 enrollment fee in advance by calling Mayra Alvarado at (716) 753-4180, or by e-mail:   mayra_alvarado@chric.org.   The $50 enrollment fee is to cover the cost of your Credit Report, the Educational Material provided, and other program delivery expenses.  We accept credit/debit cards, cash, personal check or money order.

CHRIC also offers the Education Course online for the cost of $100 per person, and same valuable information.  It can be easily access, completed at your own pace and in two different languages, English and Spanish by visiting us at:  www.eHomeAmerica.org/chric

28 November 2017

Battery Point Villas Project

22 November 2017

Cassadaga Job Corps Academy stopped by Dunkirk City Hall to make a $516.00 donation to Puerto Rico Relief efforts.


Pictured from left, Adam Dolce, Michael Valentin, Mayor Rosas, Danaysha Delgado, Carnell Gwynn and Hector Rosas. Mayor Rosas accepted a donation of $517.00 for the Puerto Rico Relief Fund.


21 November 2017

Press Release

Dunkirk City Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 for Thanksgiving.

Rubbish in the Thursday collection zone (District A) will be picked up on Friday, November 24th, 2017. Rubbish in the Friday collection zone (District D) will be picked up on Saturday, November 25th, 2017.

20 November 2017

The City of Dunkirk is now accepting proposals to hire a consultant to help develop a marketing/branding strategy. All interested firms can obtain an RFP from the Planning and Development Department either in person or via the link below. All proposals must be submitted by Monday, December 11th, 2017 by 4:30pm.

Any comments should be directed to Rebecca Yanus by email at ryanus@cityofdunkirk.com or phone at 716.366.9879.