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Road patching being done throughout city

Road work and city projects are underway in the city of Dunkirk.

According to Department of Public Works Director Randy Woodbury the department is understaffed due to state restrictions, but are plugging away at getting jobs done in the city.

“We had some job fillings at parks and water which has been a big help,” Woodbury told the OBSERVER this week. “We’re still looking to fill the part time positions at streets however they are posted.”

The FEMA inspector came down Friday to take a look at the retaining wall at the lake and spent roughly four hours reviewing the damage, the city hopes to hear from them any day now on the repairs to it.

Woodbury also commented that patching on roads has gone well, but that due to limited staffing there has been no shared services with the county to help in blacktopping or taking down dead trees in the city.

“All the winter breaks have been patched,” Woodbury stated. “We concentrated first on those and now we are moving throughout the wards patching potholes and cracks.”

Large trees in the city that had to be brought down have been contracted out and so far a few have been taken down.

In July the DPW will begin brush pickup before returning to patch jobs and hopes to have the street positions filled as soon as possible.

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