Dunkirk: Saluting work of volunteer

While volunteering his time painting fire hydrants, Willow Road resident William Jakubowski made a plea to an OBSERVER employee: “Say something positive about our town.”

That town, which approved paid lunches and wage hikes for employees over the past six months, may rue those decisions sometime in the future. But Jakubowski’s efforts are something that should be applauded.

Some of the paint he used was his own, a portion was given to him by town officials. The time was all his.

Ironically, he was doing the volunteer work during the lunchtime hours. If he was a town employee, he would have been paid by taxpayers for taking a break and not working.

Who says in a county where tight budgets are the norm you can’t have a free lunch?