Summer events scheduling starts

The Dunkirk Common Council will hold its first regular meeting of 2014 on Tuesday, facing a short agenda.

Two pre-filed resolutions are up for consideration.

Council will be asked to approve the awarding of bids for chemicals for the city’s water pollution control facility under 12-2014.

According to 12-2014, Amrex Chemical Co. Inc. of Binghamton was the low bidder to provide aqua ammonia solution at 24.75 cents per pound and phosphoric acid at 58 cents per pound. The bids were opened Jan. 2 and were the lowest responsible bids, according to the resolution.

Under 11-2014, council will authorize Mayor Anthony J. Dolce to sign an agreement with the state Department of Transportation concerning the city’s manholes on state Route 5 and state Route 60 in the city. The DOT is planning to pave the roads and the agreement allows the DOT to adjust the manholes as needed, “provided any modifications or adjustments are made so that the city will continue to maintain its facilities using said manholes.”

There are two notices of claim filed for damage to mail posts allegedly caused by city plows.

Jon Muntz of Beach Road filed for damage alleged to have occurred on Dec. 13, while Otter Street resident Stella Michalak filed for damage alleged to have occurred on Dec. 15.

The final pre-filed items marks the start of requests for the use of city facilities and roadways for warm-weather events.

Richard J. Clark, the race director and vice president of ScoreThis, Inc., is seeking permission to hold a triathlon event on Aug. 24. The event, which consists of an open water swim, along with bike and running races, would be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In its fourth year, the Tri-Dunkirk had 335 participants in 2013, according to Clark.

The towns of Dunkirk and Sheridan, along with the village of Silver Creek, will also host part of the triathlon.

Council will also entertain comments from people during its privilege of the floor portion of the meeting. According to council rules, speakers are limited to three minutes unless representing a group, in which case they are allowed five minutes. The rules also state the “chairman shall maintain good order and may require any speaker to cease speaking if remarks are made in bad taste, or are slanderous or not germain to any action taken or contemplated by the council.”

Council is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.

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