Boards meet to discuss projects

The Dunkirk Town Board met with the Dunkirk Planning Board Tuesday night to talk about various projects.

The Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan is a big topic for the Town of Dunkirk. Dunkirk Planning Board Member Jay Warren said the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation supports the plan for the waterfront.

“It is a regional project,” he said. “Neighbors working with neighbors for the lakefront.”

Warren said the project will take two years instead of one.

“The first year will be to prepare a draft for the new plan and look at the old plan from 1989,” he said. “The second year will be spent fixing the community.”

Warren said the state will match the town 50 percent.

“There will be 50 percent of funding given toward the project, ” he said. “They will match the fee and pay half of it.”

Supervisor Richard Purol said the town has saved up $2,000 for the consultant fee.

“There are 10 communities that are part of the LWRP,” he said.

Purol stressed the problem the town has been having with industrial water.

“We are still losing water; we lost around 10,000 gallons over the weekend,” he said. “If the water is being wrongly used we need to fix the problem.”

Purol said it has been one big hassle since the city put them in charge of the water district in the ’80s.

“This has been a thorn in our side since the early ’80s,” he said. “We just paid $325 for the water bill and we usually only have to pay $50.”

Purol said the water problem is getting worse.

“It has been a constant leak,” he said. “Something isn’t right.”

Purol said it is not residential. Only the industrial water is being affected by the problem on Stegelske Avenue.