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Plans for two projects at American Legion Post 62 in the harborfront area were approved Wednesday during a joint meeting of the Dunkirk Harbor Commission and the Dunkirk Planning Board.

First is construction of a walk-in cooler in the parking lot on the north side of the building at 205-215 Central Ave.; the other is construction of a 24-by-36-foot open pavilion that would be used for picnics.

Hedges could be planted along the Central Avenue side for privacy. Edmund Schober of the Planning Board recommended that the post replace the chain-link fence with more attractive fencing.

The post also is looking into having an artillery piece in front of its building. A horseshoe pit, a barbecue area and an outdoor fireplace will also be built near the pavilion.

In other business, the commission:

Indicated that it wants more information about a food stand proposed for the City Pier by Lisa Borrello. It wants a rendering of the stand, a site plan, and information on utility service, and hours and months of operation.

Heard a progress report on plans for the Walleye Tournament to be held Aug. 8 to 10.

Said it is seeking volunteers to coordinate the annual harbor cleanup that is held at the end of May or the beginning of June to prepare the harbor for the summer boating and recreational season. Anyone interested is asked to contact City Hall.

In a separate meeting, the Planning Board recommended that the facade at 319-321 Central Ave. have a 1920s motif, which would approximate the time of the building's construction.

The board learned that a sign reading "North County Office Building" would be part of the facade.

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