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Taking the lead

Water-related resolutions given approval

February 20, 2013

Getting better water pressure to the city of Dunkirk’s west end — and points beyond in both directions — took two steps forward Tuesday....

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Feb-20-13 7:22 AM

Sounds like the biggest benefit is to Dunkirk and Town of Dunkirk. Letting Dunkirk take the lead is a mistake. They are a mess and make a mess of everything.

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Feb-20-13 8:31 AM

that kind of thinking is what holds this area back commentor,granted this administration has not been perfect,but it a far cry better than the clock and dagger back door one it replaced,anyone remember the sneaky $173,000 least the present is trying to be out in the open.....

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Feb-20-13 8:38 AM

Now really Dunkirk is going to take the lead on this vital project? The politicians in Dunkirk could not lead a Duck to water much less take the lead on a a $400,000 project which as you well know will cost twice that with the cost overruns and changes. And who is going to be the lead person in the city on this project? Surely not Gugino or will the city hire a person to be the point man. Everything sounds peacy creamy when reported by the Observer until it comes time to start the project then all*****breaks lose and the people take the hit. One more thing. Not many people read or contribute to these online questions but I can assure you one does. Who might that be you ask? Cott industries. So taxpayer and city resident beware.

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Feb-20-13 8:41 AM

rumblefish. The present administration has made how many press releases in the last year? A handful? Most deals are done behind closed doors and the public get the sanitized version. And believe me it is sanitized.

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Feb-20-13 8:44 AM

A step in the right direction for sure.

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Feb-20-13 9:29 AM

Certainly a step in the right direction for sure...especially considering the folks in the Van Buren area that are at the end of this line have bad water pressure and other problems. Dolce and his administration have definitely been more forthcoming with information than the previous regime...and that's coming from a Conservative!

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Feb-20-13 10:10 AM


I'm not a fan of Dunkirk and/or it's politics but since they are the one providing the water who else would you expect to take the lead?

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Feb-20-13 10:27 AM

And why now when funds are at an all time low? Perhaps this is why Dunkirk needs a $22 million budget. One more thing. How long has this been going on? You know that the pipes and pumping stations are going o require maintenance. Who is going to do it? Dunkirk overtime or a contractor?

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Feb-20-13 11:08 AM

hadenough you love to bash,tell me what would you do to promote a better economy in Dunkirk,please give us your 5,10,20 year plan,well were waiting.....

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Feb-20-13 12:54 PM


You mean as opposed to the current plan on "payraises for all city workers and increased taxes and water bills for everyone else?"

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Feb-20-13 3:42 PM

Darkstar,please if you will enlighten us what would you do,keep in mind all of Dunkirk's economic problems have always been inherited.....

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Feb-20-13 4:38 PM

If this project ever happens I will be here to remind you of how right I am. By the way what is a clock and dagger??

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Feb-20-13 5:58 PM

and I will be there to remind you other wise commentor,as for the error my bad should read "cloak and dagger" its shows that being human I am still prone to error,and you?

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Feb-20-13 7:51 PM

Rumble it will be my pleasure. First off I would negotiate with the unions and if necessary go to arbitration. Some of those demands have been there for years. Example. Letting the garbage men go home when finished. Only yo come back nice and clean to punch out. Next I for sure would not hire an attorney for $75,000. I also would not spend money on Memorial park without the consent od council. And I sure as*****would not give the job to a union person who does not have the duties in his job description. Anything else feel free to ask. Oh and I sure as*****would not spend taxpayers money on a dirt cleaner.

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Feb-20-13 9:20 PM

is that all you got hadenough,from what your reply all you talk about is the past,what is the plan for the future is it the path of industry or resort, what about our assets a harbor and lake front how are you going to attract new revenue,I can go on and on,sounds to me all you want to do is complain,either your part of the problem or part of the solution,which is it,other than your personal attack with no substance on Mark Woods what have you really come up with,sad oh so sad

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Feb-20-13 10:13 PM

If and when a district is formed, The City will not be in charge. They are only the lead agency in appling for the grant to allow the CBRDC's consultant's company to continue with the master plan and engineering for the project for the possible creation of the Water District. This is not an over night project, It will take time and much negotiation amongst the members of the CBRDC to make this work. Like many projects in the past, the present City Administration may not be in office to see this come to fruition.

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Feb-20-13 10:38 PM

JM has a point,after all mighty oaks grow from acorns,the point is that this may have a huge impact on the future of Dunkirk,and only time will tell,lets face it this is a lead follow or get out of the way opportunity ,and Dunkirk has a history of dropping the ball,lets hope this time that's not the case

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