Community Notebook

County Drinking Water Contest today at Chautauqua Mall

Who will earn the title of “Best Tasting Drinking Water” in Chautauqua County for 2013? This will be decided today at Chautauqua Mall when waters from municipal drinking water systems in the county will be available for the public to vote for which one they like best. Voting will take place between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on during the Mall’s Annual Health & Fitness Expo.

The contest is co-sponsored by the Chautauqua County Health Department, Water Works Association and the Water Quality Task Force. This year’s participants include the villages of Brocton, Fredonia, May-ville, Sherman and West-field; the City of Jamestown, the Town of Ripley and the Hamlet of Frewsburg. The public is encouraged to stop by the mall today, sample each water, and cast a vote for the “best tasting water” in Chautauqua County.

For more information on drinking water or any other services of the Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services, call 1-866-604-6789 or visit and click on “Environmen-tal Health.”

NYS Police to hold

free car seat safety check Saturday

The New York State Police, in conjunction with Putnam Record Insurance Agency, will host the first ever Safety Saturday, a free car seat check on Saturday from 10 2 p.m. The event will take at Floral Hall Pavilion, located on the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, Dunkirk.

Safety Saturday highlights include: car seat installation, free child fingerprinting, bike safety demonstrations, fire escape planning with Sparky the Fire Dog, giveaways, including a car seat, stroller, portable DVD player and a pizza party gift certificate.

Participating groups include: Putnam Record Insurance Agency, New York State Police, Dunkirk Police Department, Dunkirk Fire Department, City of Dunkirk, Progressive Insurance, Rich Goodman and Spoke Folk and Nichols Hometown Service.

For more information, contact Putnam Record Insurance Agency at 366-2744.

City hiring seasonal employees

The city of Dunkirk is accepting applications for part-time seasonal employees. Positions ranging from 20 to 32 hours per week are available in the Streets, Parks and Recreation departments and include recreation attendants, field maintenance workers and temporary laborers. The city is also accepting applications for waterfront lifeguards. Successful candidates must possess current certifications for Waterfront Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED.

Candidates must meet the physical requirements of the position and a pre-employment drug test is required. Applications can be picked up at the Personnel Office located in the basement level of City Hall and will be accepted until close of business on May 15.

Animal adoptions are focus for weekend event

The Chautauqua County Humane Society will be at the Lakewood PetSmart on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to participate in PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend. PetSmart Charities will give all participating animal-welfare organizations $35 in adoption-reward grants for every pet adopted during this event.

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, legally independent from PetSmart, Inc.

The Chautauqua County Humane Society is a non-profit that is not part of any government organization and its mission to care for animals by promoting adoptions, preventing cruelty and providing education relies solely on public support.