DUNKIRK – Applications for the Harbor Master Station at the Dunkirk City Pier are being accepted. Mayor A.J. Dolce said he hopes to find a private contractor to run the station this summer season. More information is available on the city website www.visitdunkirk.com or from the Mayor’s Office.
The mayor made the announcement Tuesday at a meeting of the Common Council in City Hall. He also invited city residents to apply to be members of the Dunkirk Local Development Corporation. He said there are two openings. Dolce reappointed Steve Neratko as chairman of the development corporation.
The Council acted on several requests for outdoor music and speakers. Among the items approved was a request from the Dunkirk Festivals Committee for the concerts on the pier each Thursday evening starting June 12. The Clarion Hotel received permission for outdoor speakers, bands and DJs from May 1 to Oct. 1. Public Works Director Tony Gugino said there may be issues with the summer Wreck and Roll Festival on July 5 as it will follow the events on July 4. The mayor said the harbor will be used for the annual regatta race and the harbor will be closed on July 5 to boaters for about four hours during the festival.
Councilwoman Stacy Szukala read a statement supporting the ban of hydraulic fracturing and transportation of waste involved in the drilling process in Chautauqua County. Councilwoman at-large Stephanie Kiwayk also spoke in favor of the ban. A resolution supporting a ban in Chautauqua County was unanimously approved by the Council and will be sent to the Legislature.
A request from Chautauqua Health and Fitness for a five-kilometer race on June 21 was also approved.