Magazine gives Dunkirk high praise

OBSERVER Photo by Jo Ward Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas shares the news of Dunkirk’s award by Lake Erie Living Magazine at Tuesday’s Common Council Magazine.

The city of Dunkirk has been recently awarded the 2018 Best Western New York Hot Spot by Lake Erie Living Magazine’s Best of Lake Erie in 2018 edition.

“This is a great honor and an exciting time for Dunkirk,” Mayor Wilfred Rosas started at the Common Council meeting held on Tuesday night. “Thousands of people read Lake Erie Living Magazine and we are excited to be recognized as a Western New York hot spot along Lake Erie. This type of positive publicity helps draw in new visitors and tourists to our area and helps improve our economy. I look forward to the future development of our city and making it an even more exciting place to visit, live, work and play.”

Rosas went on to thank all of the Development Department for their hard work which helped the city achieve the illustrious award. However he gave special mention to Hector Rosas, the special events coordinator, who in Rosas’ words, has “been working diligently since I’ve been in office, and we’ve received numerous awards.”

Small Business Saturday was a hit around the area with much turnout. The city of Dunkirk, along with volunteers from Revitalize Dunkirk, had more than 600 people attend, and more than 100 showed up for the tree lighting at city hall alone. The horse carriage rides, a new attraction this year, was immensely popular, and went on long after the tree lighting concluded.

As for other business, a public hearing was held for the discussion of the 2019 city budget, prior to the Common Council meeting. No comments from the public were offered.

Resolutions that were addressed included the resolution of authorizing alternative hours for city hall employees which ended when it failed to be pulled off the table. Adoption of 2019 budget council amendments, adoption of 2019 appropriations and the authorization of the 2019 tax levy warrant were all passed 4-1 and the authorization of budget line modifications for 2018 passed 5-0 on both counts.

Dunkirk Police would also like to reiterate that Lakefront Boulevard from Beagle Street to Serval Street is closed, except for local traffic, if needed, for the winter season. Anyone entering the area in their vehicle are liable for any accidents or issues they may have. There is also the risk of being given a citation for disobeying a traffic control device.

The next Dunkirk Common Council meeting will be held Dec. 18 in City Hall at 5:30 p.m.