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SUCCESS OF HARBOR CLEANUP PROMPTS PLANS FOR ANOTHER ONE NEXT SPRING

The Dunkirk Harbor Commission on Wednesday night decided to conduct another harbor cleanup next spring.

Commissioner Gregg Bentham, who was in charge of the effort this year, said the cleanup went so well that he is willing to coordinate the one in 1997.

On another issue, Commissioner Dennis Frazier said he has been in contact with the Coast Guard about installing a light at the eastern end of the outer breakwater.

Another project for spring is the "Welcome to Dunkirk" sign for the harbormaster's building at the boat launch on the City Pier. Although the sign has been designed, it won't be installed until spring, Chairman James Foley said.

The commission also approved plans for an addition to house refrigeration equipment at the Greentree Market off Lake Shore Drive East and Central Avenue. Because the site is part of the harborfront, the commission must approve changes to buildings.

In another meeting Wednesday night, the Planning Board reviewed plans for the Greentree addition. However, no decision could be made because there was no quorum, with only two members present. Another meeting was scheduled for 4:30 p.m. next Wednesday.

The board also discussed preliminary plans for a storage shed for Brooks Memorial Hospital, 529 Central Ave.

The wooden shed to house lawn equipment would be constructed on a skid and could be moved later, John Behr, the hospital's director of material management, told the board.

The shed would be placed behind the garage of First Christian Church, 3 W. Fifth St. The shed would replace the storage space from the Ford House garage that was recently demolished.

The board is reviewing the plan because the hospital is in the historic overlay zoning district. The board also will consider this case next Wednesday.

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