Harbor Commission approves new Clarion sign

The Harbor Commission recently weighed in on an upgrade to the Clarion Hotel’s sign.

According to Dunkirk City Code Enforcement Officer Allan Zurawski, the proposal is not a significant change from what is there now.

“It won’t be bigger. They are just switching the message board to an electronic message sign like they have at CVS and Walgreens,” he explained.

The Harbor Commission has the authority to review any changes like this one in the harborfront district.

After hearing Zurawski’s explanation and receiving a handout with a drawing of the proposed change, the Harbor Commission voted unanimously to allow the installation of the new sign. Gene Pauszek was absent for the vote.

Commission members brought up several other concerns before adjourning the meeting.

It was mentioned the tree by the boat launch is dead. Zurawski said he would bring the complaint back to the city.

Kurt Warmbrodt brought up the matter that the “boy with boot” fountain that has been located at the County Home is the property of the city, and asked that it be retrieved now that a private company will operate the Home. Zurawski said he will bring the matter to the attention of Mayor Anthony J. Dolce.

A resident in attendance asked that after the city harbor is dredged this summer, an ordinance be put in place to stop powerboats from motoring onto trailers. According to the resident, this is how the sand bar was created.

Commission Chair Jim Nichols noted overnight parking for the city’s Walleye Derby will be available in the green spot between the Clarion and Tim Horton’s for a fee. There is no overnight parking allowed in municipal lots.

The Harbor Commission will not meet in July and if there is an August meeting, it will be announced at a later time.