The City of Dunkirk Public Works Department announces that brush pickup will begin on Monday, May 2 in District A. District B will be picked up the week of May 9, District C will be picked up the week of May 16 and District D will be picked up the week of May 23.
Brush must be at the curb by 7:30 am on the Monday of the respective collection week but no earlier than the previous Saturday. City crews will collect each area only once. Brush placed at the curb after the crews pass by will not be collected and will be ticketed as a violation of the City Code and property owners will be prosecuted. Brush should be bundled with string or twine no more than 4’ long, diameter of no more than 18” and shall weigh no more than 65 pounds. Bundles should be placed between the sidewalk and curb but should not be placed near any posts, trees, water or sewer boxes, etc. which could be damaged during removal operations. Brush placed on City property other than the area fronting the respective residential property will be ticketed.
City residents may also drop brush at the Public Works facility on Lucas Avenue. Please refer to the 2016 Curbside Collection Schedule for further information.
The City of Dunkirk Police Department and WCA ALSTAR Ambulance in cooperation with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) are coordinating a North County location for National Prescription Drug Drop Off day on Saturday April 30th , 2016 from 10AM-2PM.
WCA ALSTAR Services has again graciously provided their North Headquarters for the drive in drop off location. ALSTAR North is located behind School # 3 at Rt. 60 and Orchard Street in the City of Dunkirk. The prescriptions can be dropped off with no questions asked.
This is a very important program because any unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issues leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. In many States deaths from Prescription drugs now exceeds those from motor vehicles accidents with opiate painkillers like Vicodin, Percocet and Oxycontin leading abuse. In 2010 it was reported that the number of people seeking treatment for painkiller addiction had increased 400 % within the last 10 years. Reports show that one in 10 12th grade students used pharmaceutical narcotic pain killers for non medical use. The reports also show that the majority of the teenagers (62%) using prescription drugs got them from family and friends including from medicine cabinets in their own homes. Unintentional overdose deaths from prescription opiods increased 175% over a 5 year period. Recent reports note that there were 6.2 Million Americans aged 12 years and older who abused prescription drugs within the past month with 7 of the 10 most commonly abused drugs by teenagers being prescription medicine.
Proper disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs can eliminate temptation for abuse and the temptation for them to be stolen from a residence. The proper disposal also does not affect the environment which can happen if they are flushed into the sewer systems. Most importantly proper disposal can help lower the deaths rate related to overdose and abuse, especially in our children and young adults.
Please take the time to empty your shelves and cabinets from unused and expired prescription drugs and bring them to the drop off point at ALSTAR Ambulance behind School # 3 at Rt. 60 and Orchard Street in Dunkirk on Saturday April 30th from 10AM-2PM. Again this will be a drive in and drop off with no questions asked.
Chief David Ortolano
City of Dunkirk Police Department.
In preparation for the exciting events planned this summer, the dredging of the Dunkirk Harbor continues!
The Dunkirk Historical Society will be holding a Toy Train Show and Sale to commemorate the 165th Anniversary of the 1st train arrival steam locomotive #444 – 100 years old!
The event will be held on Sunday May 15th from 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Event includes: Operating Layouts, Historical Displays, and Weidner’s Chicken BBQ 11 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. in Floral Hall. Tours of ALCO-Brooks Steam Locomotive #444, Boxcar Displays and Historic Caboose, Steam Locomotive Viscose #6, and Small Railroad Equipment on Display
Train Show Vendor Information
or 716-390-8216 (Please leave a message)
The City of Dunkirk is proud to announce the return of the Regatta Race for this year’s Wreck and Roll festival. The theme for this year is “Pirates.” The Regatta Race will be held on Saturday June 18th at the Pier.
Application forms can be downloaded here, or picked up at 338 Central Avenue, Suite 210
2016 Rules and Regulations for the Regatta Race can be found here.
Spring and summer parking regulations will be taking effect for Alternate and Overnight Parking with the following changes. Overnight Parking: Overnight Parking regulations on the main streets such as Central Ave., Lakeshore Dr., Brigham Rd., Doughty St., Main St. and many of the smaller side streets will end Sunday April 3rd and does not resume again until Sunday November 6th .
Alternate Parking: Parking will change back to weekly as follows:
Effective at 5:00 PM starting Sunday April 3rd and continuing to Sunday November 6th for one week periods commencing at 5:00 PM on any odd numbered Sunday, parking shall be allowed on the odd numbered side of the streets affected and on any even numbered Sunday, parking shall be allowed on the even numbered side of the streets affected. The date of the day after 5:00 PM on Sunday determines the side on which parking is allowed for the following week. Courtesy tags will be issued as reminders for a short period of time, after that time parking summonses will be issued.
It is not the goal of the City of Dunkirk or the Police Department to issue parking summonses for violations. We are asking everyone’s cooperation to park properly and help those who may be visitors to our area with understanding our parking regulations. Proper parking is a matter of public safety in that we have to keep streets open and accessible to emergency vehicles at all times. We want everyone to be aware that if the need arises we will tow vehicles that hamper access by emergency vehicles or create a hazard to public safety. Proper parking also allows Public Works access for street upkeep.
We truly appreciated the help of our residents this past winter with getting their vehicles moved in a timely manner during winter storms. Your cooperation kept the streets clear for plows and emergency vehicles. Thank you !!
Again we ask everyone to help keep the City of Dunkirk a safe place for residents, business people and visitors to enjoy. Please call the Police Communications Desk at 366-2266 with any questions regarding Parking Regulations.