You do realize that a festival a week would be cheaper than the city buying a road paver. Who in DPW knows how to run one? The DpW director. And those dump trucks the city has would spend more time going to the asphalt plant than the amount of material they could haul. So press on with the festivals pay the overtime and watch those involved get re elected. One more point if the city used sand instead of salt the snow would not melt and freeze. But hey salt costs more than sand so spend the money. But the mayor and the DPW director with their vast knowledge of DPW entities have no clue. None. And the streets dept supervisor who came from the water dept has even less.
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when it comes to DLDC involvement in this city we can only say "where there smoke, be ready for a multi alarm fire"
DLDC for thouse that don't know is in charge of committee, with that said, DarkStar said "inept" we say "beware" and be on the look out for mysterious use of HUD funds along with "disappearing" paper work to cover the trail
come on PR24601, where is your sense of adventure. Just look how well entertaining the mob in Rome worked out
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While Dark and Rumble entertain us, I'll insert a serious side-note..
I don't think the city should be spending ANY money right now that they don't need to, and certainly not on festivals. Let a private enterprise, or community group decide it's worth putting one on.
Face it, harsh reality is downtown festivals aren't well attended, and certainly don't draw anyone outside of Dunkirk, and the reason is people avoid going through the Central/4th/Main/NY5 rectangle like the plague.
Personally, I have no problem with it, it's my town. I'm through that area nearly every day. But the stigma exists. Mention DK over on campus, in CV, Brocton, SC, and there is a real negative picture in everyone's heads - they think it's nothing but drugs, burglaries, and guns.
Until the clientele in the city improves, DK will never be a local "destination station".
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Well I don't consider our politicians ineptness to be recreational for me, it's more a matter that it's somewhat amusing how inept they truly can be, not to mention that so many not only allow the idiocy to carry on for decades but actually go so far as to support it.
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Oh I don't think they would take any "reduce spending" or "don't be total idiots" type comment seriously, but I'm sure about ideas like the DSN (Dunkirk Space Needle!) lol!
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DarkStar, if you for a moments think that city hall would take our comments seriously, then we feel than your shorts are "definitely" way too tight
what can we say, poking government is recreational to us just like a good belly laugh, and if you can't find humor in government then maybe your shorts are too tight
My only concern about rumblefish posts is I'm afraid they will give City Hall ideas!
As for the question, this may seem strange but personally I have never expected the City of Dunkirk to provide me with recreational activities.
Here's what they should do..a festival every month starting in June..so one in June...one in July (not including 4th of July) and one at the end of August to close out the summer events. Then in October..have a festival in Washington Park..arts, crafts, halloween stuff. Then in the winter...in the municipal lot...plug the drains...fill it with water...or a portion of it...ice it over and sponsor an outdoor hockey tournament...then use Point Gratiot to sponsor a winter fest...in buffalo they have Flurious...kickball, volleyball, in the snow...snowmen building contest, sleding...its a shame the city shuts that park down in the winter
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I kinda think the dunk tank idea however great it sounds would not work. The city would have to pave the streets to get to the tank and after 5/6 cars the road would tear up and those without 4 wheel drive vehicles would be left out. And we must be fair to all city residents.
nope we draw the line on taking advantage of poor poochies, besides it would put a damper on the events, because some may perceive these wonderful festivals as "City has gone to the Dogs"
Rumblefish! you crack me up! STELLLAR Ideas.. All of them! How about some dog food bag races?
just think every Feb. we can have Dunkirk Dave race to the top of the LaDolcea Memorial Space Needle to or not to see his shadow, add to that the annual Teflon Tony chuck and duck asphalt,and city council pie ducking contests, now that's entertainment to first degree
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another possibility the county takes the 16 million from sale of CCH, invests it in building a Lake Front Space Needle, call it the "10th" wonder of the world, join it with 52 weekend festivals, why the repercussion of revenue would be endless, the city would have so much "loot" it could pave the streets with gold,
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we also see, such favorites as "pie in the puss" and "politician piñata, as possible revenue generators, we see no better way to torture the elected/appointed for the torture they have given to public and raise cash at the same time, "winner, winner" chicken dinner every time
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the #1 attraction to all festivals would be a " dunk tank" with the stipulation of "mandatory particiation by "all" city elected and appointed" as dunkiees, the revenue possibilities would be "unliminted"
Rumble you have been on a role as of late. Pile on those festivals. The overtime the city employees would make would be phenomenal. The money made would be spent in other cities and counties boosting their sales while the city would decline. Vendors would come from far and wide to sit and knit waiting for the folks to come and buy their wares. Leaving their trash in the city. Let's hope the council reads these blogs takes your advice and approves it.
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only three or four, seeing that is the only "priority" city government has, don't limit it, have one every weekend, set a Guinness book record for most with a population of 12,000 just think city being famous for 52 festivals in a year, with un- limited press op's, we don't anyone else has or could compete with that. set the pigeons loose and let the fun begin, Hoorah
OK, for fun I'll bite. The answer is 2 and pour it on.
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