The Dunkirk Police Department will have more of a presence in the town of Dunkirk if a resolution sponsored by the entire Common Council is approved at tonight's council meeting.
The city will enter into a shared services agreement to provide limited, secondary and accessory police patrols in the town of Dunkirk under terms of Resolution 68-2012. The town, which has no local police department, is looking for additional police services to augment coverage now provided by the Chautauqua County Sheriffs and the State Police.
According to 68-2012, the city has the capability to provide the service and "it is in the best interests of the city to provide such limited, secondary and accessory police patrols." The agreement would run through 2012 and the town would pay the city $1,500 per month.
There are five other pre-filed resolutions on the agenda.
Under 64-2012, the city would contract with Family Service of the Chautauqua Region, Inc. to provide an employee assistance program. The contract would run from Aug. 1 to July 31, 2013 and was budgeted for at $3,425.
S. St. George Enterprises, Inc. will get an extension to complete the First Ward water line replacement project under 65-2012. Work has been delayed due to heavy shale deposits and the necessary removal of several bridge abutments, among other things. According to the resolution, the delay will come at no cost to the city.
Resolution 66-2012 will help to clear up a remaining issue from the reconstruction of West Fourth Street that was completed a few years ago.
During the construction an environmental issue was cleaned up by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, according to City Attorney Ron Szot. The DEC is seeking payment with the city's worst-case scenario being a $176,257.55 bill. Funding to lower the city's cost is under way at both the local and state level.
A lease agreement for up to 12 city-owned parking spaces in the 400 block of Lark Street is the subject of 67-2012. According to the resolution, its purpose is to help secure a lease agreement between Robert Curry, the owner of 405-407 Central Ave. and the state.
The lease would provide non-exclusive and terminable use of the spaces for five years at $50 per month.
Resolution 69-2012 would make four budget line transfers totaling $5,572.88 to cover overruns.
Mayor Anthony J. Dolce has submitted two notifications of appointments.
Danny McGill has been reappointed to the Housing Authority Board through July 11, 2017 and to the Cable TV Board through July 2, 2014. Dolce also appointed Christa Haynes, Ed Eaker, Paula Arntz, Jim Bunge and John LaMattina to the Cable Board through July 2, 2014. All are city residents. Second Ward Councilman Bill Rivera was appointed as an ex-officio member.
Council will also consider three requests for use of city equipment and street corners.
Council's workshop is set for 5:30 p.m. with the regular meeting scheduled for 6 p.m., both in City Hall. Council changed from its regular first Tuesday meeting to accommodate National Night Out activities Tuesday.
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