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Walkabout for Revive Dunkirk finds both positives and problems

October 20, 2013

By SKEETER TOWER Last month my column focused on the coming visit of a volunteer group of city planners, attorneys, builders —Partners for a Livable Western New York —coming to Dunkirk to offer a......

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Nov-01-13 9:00 AM

We had to get an outside company to tell us of the problems the city is facing? What non sense. All one has to do is drive the streets. Code enforcement is non existent. Down town is deserted there is nothing on Central Avenue to entice tourists. The litter is a disgrace yet nothing is done. Tickets are not issued. The pier what is so special about that? Most would be afraid to drive along second street. Buildings need to be torn down but they are not. We are given the answer we cant find the owner. Does Dunkirk not have a law department that can issue courses of action to take? NO. The mayor. Does he travel the city pointing out areas that need to be sited for non compliance? No. But wait until the first snow fall streets that you never knew existed will be salted and sanded. Add to that all the extra money your going to spend when your insurance policy is cancelled will get your attention.

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Oct-24-13 2:01 PM

judeye We need to build on the assets we have, which are many. Name them. Welfare, drugs, shootings, govt that s ucks, going down the drain....hellllllllllllp!!!!

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Oct-22-13 10:08 AM

I'm really looking forward to this meeting! Now here's hoping the Observer can bother to show up to this one.

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Oct-20-13 6:19 PM

We need to build on the assets we have, which are many. I find it very interesting that they mention Toronto..a high tax city..but still one that attracts businesses. The constant rant about how high our taxes are (yes I know they are high) makes us ignore the other issues that are just as important, if not more so, to attracting business and Jobs.

More training for the type of jobs that are in demand. Why is there not a sign at the Boardwalk showing people what is close by, such as family restaurants, grocery store, etc. Direct people to those businesses in the downtown as well as those at the boardwalk.

Perhaps the city could coordinate more with the college to bring in musicians and artists that in turn would attract more people. Improve our schools by sharing services. Invest in making the city look better.

Yes, start to market in other cities such as Pittsburgh.

Great job to all who have worked so hard on this project. Now let us all get to work!!

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Oct-20-13 1:43 PM

This was a well-written article listing many positives as well as negatives about the area. Many of the suggestions were cost-free or almost so. A change in our way of thinking about Dunkirk would benefit some residents, also. We can all be more positive in our attitudes.

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Oct-20-13 11:37 AM

What a joke. Did they have any suggestions as to where to get the money to do these things? Face it Dunkirk is not coming back. Keep building low income housing(the brilliant rt 60 project). As long as welfare is so good that is what will come to Dunkirk. As for Fredonia hooking up with Dunkirk they would have to be on drugs!!! Criticize Fredonia all you want it is still better than Dunkirk.

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