Fireworks on Common Council agenda

The lone pre-filed resolution on the agenda for today’s meeting of the Dunkirk Common Council concerns the city’s annual July 4 fireworks display.

Resolution 17-2013 authorizes Mayor Anthony J. Dolce to execute a contract on behalf of the city with Zambelli Fireworks Internationale of New Castle, Pa. in the amount of $30,000 to put on the fireworks display on July 4, with a raindate of July 5. The resolution states that $15,000 of the cost will be available through the city budget from an allotment to the Dunkirk Local Development Corporation, which is running this year’s event through its festival committee.

Communications start with a notice from the town of Pomfret that it will hold a public hearing on a proposed local Wind Energy Facilities Law amending a similar law adopted in 2007. The hearing will be March 13 at 6:15 p.m. in the Pomfret Town Hall on Day Street in Fredonia.

The city’s Harbor Commission wrote to inform council the commission approved by a 3-1 vote a commercial bait fishing permit for David E. Watts of Derby who does business as Dave’s Bait & Tackle. Council approval of the permit is required under the City Code.

The Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY Inc. is requesting the use of city facilities from June 8 through June 16 for its annual fishing tournament.

“Previously you have generously donated your facility and a season pass to our organization during tournament time. We would be grateful if you were able to do so again this year,” stated corresponding secretary Gerry Gluszak.

The Dunkirk High School track and field teams are requesting the city’s assistance during the 14th annual Dunkirk Lakefront 5K road race on Aug. 10. The race will begin behind the Clarion Hotel at 9 a.m. The course will take runners around Memorial Park, back past the hotel along Lake Front Boulevard to Serval Street, around the skate park and back to the Clarion and the finish line.

Loudspeaker applications were filed by the Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club Inc. for events with a starting date of May 20. Fundraisers, tournament and seminar loudspeakers, live bands, recorded music and various events were listed as reasons for the permit.

A permit for an outside band during the First Ward Falcon Club’s annual fastpitch softball tournament was filed for July 19 from 6:45 to 10:45 p.m. at Promenschenkel Stadium.

Two notices of claim were pre-filed.

Louis Ippolito filed for $99.98 in overtime charges incurred correcting a lack of water in an upstairs apartment at a Deer Street residence. According to the filing, the city claimed the water line was broken at an adjacent dwelling.

Vincent C. Bomasuto Jr. filed for damages alleged to have occurred on Feb. 3 when his vehicle hit a pot hole on Marauder Drive, blowing the wheel apart. Replacement of the rim, mounting and balancing the tire, replacing a control arm, parts and labor, along with towing were listed as damages, although no figure was listed on the notice of claim.

Council’s meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.

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