Resource officer on council agenda

The Dunkirk Common Council will be asked to approve five resolutions when it meets today at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. Under consideration will be two resolutions dealing with police department functions.

Under Resolution 55-2013, the city and school district will continue the school resource officer program. Proposed terms call for the city to provide a resource officer to the district at a charge of $10,410.77 per month from July 1 through Dec. 31.

The city will participate in a sex offender compliance and enforcement program through the U.S. Department of Justice and its Marshals Service if 57-2013 is passed. The program, “Jumping Fish,” would run from Aug. 26 through Sept. 30 and the city would be reimbursed $1,339.92 in police department overtime expenses.

“The city is ready, willing and able to participate in such program, which would be in the best interests of the community,” the resolution states.

Resolution 54-2013 would authorize the use of a senior aide program through the county’s Office of the Aging to provide services at the city’s Senior Center with direction provided in conjunction with the Senior Center Board of Directors. The agreement with Senior Service America Inc. and the state’s Office for the Aging Senior Community Service Employment Program would run through June 30, 2014.

Vending machines would be available at various city-owned sites if 56-2013 is approved. City resident Steven Sek, doing business as Lakeside Vending, would enter into a terminable lease agreement for various machine services from Sept. 1 through Feb. 28, 2014 at a charge of $20 per machine per month. The agreement would be on a non-exclusive basis.

A contract with Family Service of the Chautauqua Region Inc. to provide an employee assistance program for eligible city employees is the subject of 58-2013. If the resolution is approved, the city would pay $3,425 for the program, which would run from Aug. 1 to July 31, 2015.

Four requests for use of city property are included in communications from the public.

The annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon would get a boost from the local area if council approves the request of Joseph C. Gullo III. Gullo is seeking the use of the corner of Central Avenue and Fourth Street on Aug. 30, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 along with W. Doughty Street in front of Hose 4 Fire Hall on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 by various volunteers.

The Dunkirk Midget Football League is seeking permission to solicit funds on Sept. 21 on Central Avenue at both Fourth and Fifth streets along with the Doughty Street location near Hose #4. A site at Fourth and Main streets is also being sought.

Les Johnson, owner of Hollyloft Ski and Bike of Jamestown, is seeking permission to hold a specialized bicycle demonstration in Memorial Park adjacent to the city pier on Aug. 21.

A DK Bandits Motorcycle Club member, Ramon Ramos Sr., is seeking permission to use Washington Park on Aug. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. to hold a community school supply/back to school give away for “children in need in the community.” A loudspeaker application for the event was also filed.

Dunkirk City School District Athletic Director Al Gens is requesting additional police officers for coverage for home football games on Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and Oct. 18.

Chris Dillenburg wrote to notify Mayor Anthony J. Dolce and council of a dangerous tree adjacent to her property at 235 Lord St. According to Dillenburg, neither the city nor Norfolk and Southern Railroad claim ownership of the property the tree is on.

There were three notices of claim filed.

Ruggles Street resident Carmen Rivera filed for damages that allegedly occurred May 6 on a Ruggles Street sidewalk. Shoulder, neck, back and leg injuries were allegedly caused by the city’s negligent, careless, improper, and/or reckless maintenance, supervision, etc., by the city of Dunkirk, its agents and/or employees, according to the claim.

Fredonia resident Dawn Wood has filed a claim for damages to her vehicle alleged to have occurred on Brigham Road on June 8 when she hit a man-hole cover that did not have orange cones of any hazard identification.

City resident Cornelia Helwig has filed for damages to her car that were allegedly caused when paint being applied to the new Willowbrook Avenue water tower blew off site and left her car with paint dots.