11 August 2017

Press Release

The City of Dunkirk Department of Public Works announces the surface treatment for the following streets in the City on Monday, August 14th, 2017:

Lake Front Boulevard
Pine Street between Serval Street and Warsaw Street
5th Street between Woodrow Avenue and Central Avenue
Woodrow Avenue between 3rd Street and 5th Street

The City requests the cooperation of residents with regard to removing parked cars from the streets and in avoiding the areas while this process is taking place.

8 August 2017

A message from Mayor Wilfred Rosas

OBSERVER Photo by Nicole Gugino

It is with a heavy heart and sense of sadness and loss that we mourn the loss of our fallen officer, Matthew Hazelton.  Matt will be missed by all who knew him.

Please join me and the City of Dunkirk team in extending our sincerest condolences and prayers to the Hazelton family and the members of our City of Dunkirk Police Department.

4 August 2017


During the hours of 12:00 Midnight until 6:00 a.m. starting on Monday, August 7th, the City of Dunkirk will begin flushing water mains and fire hydrants in the city. 

The flushing will take approximately 3 weeks and during this process, residents may experience cloudy water and reduced water pressure.  The Water Department recommends that residents check the cloudiness of their water before laundering and cooking.

1 August 2017

Calling all Charter Boats!

The Planning and Development Department and Special Events Chair are working on producing a Charter Boat Brochure! If you or someone you know has a Charter Boat Business, Please get your contact info to us! It should include your small bio and contact info! People have been asking for charters here in Development. It is time to produce a Charter Boat informational Brochure for tourists or anyone to be able to search and call a Charter Boat of their own choice. Thank you!

31 July 2017

Comprehensive Plan RFP

The City of Dunkirk is hiring a consultant for a Comprehensive Plan update. All interested firms can obtain an RFP from the Planning and Development Department either in person or via the City of Dunkirk’s website, dunkirktoday.com. All proposals must be submitted by Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 by 4:30pm.

Any comments should be directed to Rebecca Yanus by email at ryanus@cityofdunkirk.com or phone at 716.366.9879.

For more information, please click here

31 July 2017

Mayor Rosas along with Planning and Development Director Rebecca Yanus recently met with Athenex officials to discuss plans for a groundbreaking in the near future. 

31 July 2017


Dominic A. Bellanti – President – Owl Homes of Fredonia (Left) – Mayor Wilfred Rosas – City of Dunkirk (Right)

Dominic and his local business – Owl Homes of Fredonia – received an award of appreciation, Thursday July 27th, for sponsoring Dunkirk Festivals and Special Events.

“Without your loyal sponsorship, these events would be difficult to provide for our city residents and tourists alike” Said Mayor Wilfred Rosas of The City of Dunkirk.

Owl Homes of Fredonia thanks all of it’s local supporters and the thousands that were in attendance during the receipt of this prestigious award.

“It means everything to myself and the team at Owl Homes of Fredonia, to be recognized on such a large scale. We plan to continue our journey as Western New York and Buffalo New York’s number one home builder. We find that giving back to the community is one of the most exciting and rewarding ways to spread awareness of the truly great business that we do.” Said Dominic A. Bellanti – President Owl Homes of Fredonia.

Owl Homes of Fredonia is the areas Largest Home Builder with Over $1,000,000.00 in homes on site, on display, for all to see.

Serving From Erie PA To The Niagara River – Western New York and Buffalo’s Leading Home Builder


27 July 2017

Shakespeare on the Lake

27 July 2017

Music on the Pier

Appearing TODAY (Thursday July 27th, 2017) for the FIRST time here in the City of Dunkirk for our “Award Winning” MUSIC ON THE PIER-Summer Concert Series 2017 is KING’S HIGHWAY-Tom Petty Tribute!!! (Sponsored by Owl Homes) Opening Act is the Band: LEFT OF CENTER. MUSIC ON THE PIER-Summer Concert Series is brought to you by “presenting Sponsors: SHULTS RESALE CENTER, DFT Communications, BROOKS Memorial Hospital. Also sponsored by Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce, APG SOUND, SOUTHERN TIER Brewery & GREN Distributors, Merritt Winery and the City of Dunkirk under the leadership of Mayor Wilfred Rosas who wants to congratulate The Dunkirk Festivals/Special Events Team in the Dunkirk Planning and Development Department on their recent recognition from the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce as “Business of the month” for the City of Dunkirk and ALSO on their recent award received from The UNITED WAY for their hard work and dedication to MUSIC ON THE PIER-Summer Concert Series! Thank you also to The TRALF for their kind recognition! GO DUNKIRK……C’ya all there tomorrow!

These guys are GREAT and this is a FIRST…! A SHOW YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS…! KING’S HIGHWAY-Tom Petty Tribute. What great costumes AND sound!

25 July 2017

DHS/CMHS/FHS Alumni Golf Tournament