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MAYOR RECOGNIZES TWO FOR ORGANIZING MEMORIAL SERVICE

Mayor Robert Kesicki gave letters of recognition to Lynne Marie Miller and Michael Di Francisco for their work in organizing a memorial and healing service at Memorial Park on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

All five Council members spoke of the New York City and Washington, D.C., terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 and the response of Dunkirk residents.

"We came together as a city," First Ward Councilman Chet Kozlowski said.

In other matters, the Council:

Heard a description of problems on Lake Shore Drive West and Second Street, from Central Avenue to Brigham Road.

Second Ward Councilman James Muscato and several residents walked the streets Saturday and listed problems that included potholes, vacant houses, deterioration of sidewalks and barking dogs.

"Action needs to be taken. Most of these are rental properties," Muscato said.

The city has allocated $30,000 in federal community block grant funds for hiring a person to help the building inspector in cracking down on building code violations, said Kozlowski.

Expressed its support of the Lake Heritage Center and a proposal to have the Dunkirk Local Development Corp. be a partner with organizations attempting to construct the center.

The proposed center in the harborfront area is to have a museum and water-related activities.

"The city owns key parcels of land in the area and must be a participant," said John Kuzdale, a member of the group working on the development.

The project is in conformity with the Local Regional Waterfront Development Plan submitted by several northern Chautauqua County governments to the New York State Department of State. Once approved, local governments can apply for state and federal funding for the projects. The city would have to file those applications.

Approved the move of the local access cable studio from Lynx Street to 61 E. Fourth St. as of Nov. 1. The three-year lease with Edward F. Boorady totals $28,800 and covers the basement and first floor.

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