City of Dunkirk retirees replaced

In addition to the hiring of several full-time employees since July 2013, the city of Dunkirk continues to be a seasonal employer during the warmer-weather months.

Four city employees have retired since July 2013, including police officers Kenneth Sikorski and Gregory Hite. Joshua Kozlowski and Shane Carlson were appointed as police officers from a Civil Service eligibility list. Fire Department Captain Allen Loeb also retired and was replaced by Matthew Slaven, who was appointed from a Civil Service list. Kozlowski and Slaven are city residents while Carlson lives in the town of Dunkirk.

Department of Public Works Sr. Engineering Technician David Manzella retired and was replaced by Randy Woodbury, a former director of the DPW. Woodbury’s appointment is provisional, pending a Civil Service exam.

Two wastewater treatment plant operator trainees, Timothy Korzenski and Jason Sebzda, were appointed from a Civil Service eligible list, while sanitary chemist trainee Jacob Jankowski was appointed from a provisional list. All are city residents.

The city lists 41 seasonal workers, 35 of whom reside in the city.

The Parks Department added Eric Tarnowski, E. Marquell Marshall, John Romanik, Ryan Ruiz, Ian Prechtl and Adam Woelfle. All were rehires except Ruiz, while all live in the city except Tarnowski, who is a town of Dunkirk resident.

The Streets Department is being augmented by four temporary hires, including city residents Paul Williams, Nathan Skubis and Ryan Pakulski, with town of Dunkirk resident Max Schrantz, who, along with Williams, is a rehire.

City residents Seamus Raynor (wastewater treatment plant) and Robert Nalepa Jr. (recreation department) are new seasonal hires.

There were 15 people hired in conjunction with the city’s summer program at Camp Gross, all city residents except Silver Creek resident Dakota Smith. Smith was the only qualified applicant for the part-time EMT position for the city programs at Camp Gross.

Returnees for the summer program are Andreanna Dolce, Austin Ganey, Katelyn Gawronski, Aleyna Szot, Franceska Torain, Bradley Westling, Brett Westling and Jacob Westling. New hires include Nicole Dobek, Connor Aitcheson, Yadira Bautista, Lisa Dunbar, Marissa Michalski and Jessica Gifford. City resident Kevin Ganey is also a new hire and listed as an alternate for the summer programs at Camp Gross.

There were 13 lifeguards hired, all returnees.

City residents Alicia Bradley, William Bradley, Charles Medema, Lillian Rollins, Zephyr Smith, Kristin Zolnoski, Jean Mahaney, Andrew Saye, Samantha Saye and Austin Tomaszewski, along with Fredonia residents Hannah Catalano and Tristan Meyer, were joined by town of Dunkirk resident Matthew Murphy in returning to safeguard swimmers at city beaches. Mahaney returns as head lifeguard.

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