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Development director Meaux resigns from city post

Pictured is Rebecca Wurster, previous development director, left, and Jill Meaux who announced her resignation.

The director of planning and development for the city of Dunkirk is resigning as of Friday, after only a few months on the job.

Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas announced at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting that Jill Meaux is resigning. He provided a copy of her resignation letter to each councilperson but did not read the letter in public.

“I have sadly accepted her letter of resignation,” he said. “It was my joy and my treat to be working with her.”

Other city officials also spoke highly of Meaux and wished her well. “I’m sorry, saddened to see you leaving,” said Marty Bamonto, Second Ward councilman. Bamonto said she did a good job and wished her and her family the best.

Third Ward Councilman James Stoyle echoed Bamonto. “Thank you for your service. I wish you the best,” he said.

Rosas said the city is now looking for a new director of planning and development.

Meaux, a resident of Fredonia, was named Dunkirk’s interim planning and development director in January after her predecessor, Rebecca Wurster, left for a job with Chautauqua County.

She had the interim tag taken off April 20 by the Common Council. The council resolution that did so stated her salary would be $60,000 per year.

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