Kiyak is council’s choice for water agency seat

The Dunkirk Common Council faces three pre-filed resolutions when it meets today at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.

Under Resolution 22-2014, Councilwoman-at-Large Stephanie Kiyak will be council’s appointment to the Chautauqua County Water Agency. According to 22-2014, in 2013 the county legislature created the agency to evaluate water supply needs in northern Chautauqua County and called for one of the agency members to be appointed by council.

Two spots at the Boardwalk Market will be set for the next two years if the other two resolutions are approved.

The Blind Tiger Inc. will continue its affiliation with the Boardwalk under 23-2014, while Water’s Edge Gifts is renewed under 24-2014. Both businesses will be paying $4,200 annually in rent for the two-year period running from May 1 to April 30, 2016.

The annual requests for use of city facilities and roadways council has to approve continues with two more on the agenda for consideration.

On June 28, the Lake Shore Humane Society will use Point Gratiot from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for its annual Pat Magee Memorial Dog Walk. The walk itself would start about 11 a.m., according to Robert S. Ehrheart, Society president, who added the proceeds go “toward the care and housing of the many homeless animals in Northern Chautauqua County.”

The Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club Inc. has filed its annual application for a loudspeaker special permit to cover the period from May 1 to Oct. 1. As part of the designated harborfront area, the club, along with other harborfront area businesses, is exempt from the three-day total of such events per year.

Communications from Mayor Anthony J. Dolce and reports on standing committees from council members are also on the agenda. In addition, a privilege of the floor is offered to speakers who are governed by council rules.

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 germane to any action taken or contemplated by the council.”

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