Dunkirk Common Council to meet today

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

One of those resolutions, 60-2014, would authorize a contract between the city and Selective Insurance Company of New York for general liability, property, auto and professional insurance. The New Jersey-based company was selected after Lawley Tradition LLC, the city’s broker of record, sought bids for the coverage. Selective’s bid price of $305,298 would be charged to the general fund (50 percent); the water fund (25 percent) and the wastewater treatment fund (25 percent).

Resolution 58-2014 would transfer a total of $17,500 from four general fund lines to four others.

The Police Department would get $5,000 for the repair and maintenance of vehicles from the contingencies line. The Fire Department would transfer $10,000 from its equipment line to the repair and maintenance of vehicles line. The Parks Department would transfer a total of $2,500 from separate repair and maintenance lines, adding $1,200 for a beach operations other supplies line and $1,300 to an electrical supplies line.

Council’s first August meeting will be moved for the annual National Night Out event on Aug. 5 under terms of Resolution 59-2014. The meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 4 in “order to allow participation” in the event.

Communications from the public include a claim for damages from the July 4 fireworks display launched from the city pier. Grand Island resident Michael Meyers’ claim states his boat was damaged when fireworks landed on the bow of the boat causing burns into the gel coat of his boat before he could hose it down. There were no monetary figures included in the agenda.

Getsemani Church, located at 115 Central Ave., has filed for use of Washington Park on Aug. 2 and Aug. 16 from 3 to 9 p.m. for a fellowship gathering. Also filed was a loudspeaker permit application for the two days from 3 to 7 p.m.

The Family Church of Fredonia is seeking the use of the city lot between the Clarion Hotel and Tim Hortons on Aug. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to hold church services. The church also filed a loudspeaker permit application for those hours.

Central Avenue between Second and Third streets would be closed on Aug. 17 from 2 to 6 p.m. for a benefit if council approves the request of James Muscato II on behalf of the Fire Department. A firemen’s hose race would be part of the benefit for Mikey Edwards, “who is battling stage 4 colon cancer.” A loudspeaker permit application was also filed for the event.

Other communications include SUNY Fredonia professor Ted Sharon’s request for permission to schedule a three-hour video shoot in Point Gratiot as part of action film workshops being held July 28 to Aug. 6. and a request from the city’s Harbor Commission for council to approve a bait fishing permit for David Watts of Derby.

A loudspeaker permit is being sought by city resident Craig Rosplock from 3 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 23 for a party at Point Gratiot’s lower pavilion. Blessed Mary Angela Parish is seeking a loudspeaker permit on Aug. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. for its annual festival at the former St. Hyacinth’s School on Lake Shore Drive.

A privilege of the floor period for people to speak is scheduled near the beginning of each meeting.

Send comments to gsnyder@observertoday.com