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DLDC will transfer its property to Dunkirk

August 27, 2013

It will have its third owner since 2010, but don’t look for much to change with the former Bertges property located on the city of Dunkirk harborfront. Dunkirk Mayor Anthony J....

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Aug-27-13 4:23 AM

Just add this to the $300,000 that the city forked over to Civilette for his properties on Main St when Mayor Maggie was in office. We all know how that land acquisition turned out. Why keep repeating the same mistakes?

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Aug-27-13 7:17 AM

sad part is after the loan is paid the city will come up with a reason to transfer it back to the DLDC, the taxpayer will be left holding the bag as always

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Aug-27-13 8:33 AM

The DEC bids out the clean up of clean up sites. So they should have an approximate bill available. All they have to do is call Buffalo DEC. Who in there right mind would buy a property with an knowing an unknown amount of money still owed. This is not casino night ! Could easily hit $50,000 and more.

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Aug-27-13 8:51 AM

"... we cannot use HUD dollars to make our yearly payment."

Why not, DLDC has used HUD money for everything else, right? Whatever happened to to bonuses those guys approved for one another?

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Aug-27-13 9:01 AM

The first idiotic thing was for the City to purchase this property. Weren't the owners lucky. Got more than property was worth and saved thousands on the clean up. Yes let's make Dunkirk in charge of our water supply. NOT!!!!!!

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Aug-27-13 9:08 AM

CAPTAIN - we keep repeating the same mistakes because we lack intelligence in city hall. Purchase and demolition of the Bertges property was a big mistake as was the purchase and demolition of the Main St. property. The city does not belong in the realestate business and the DLDC has evolved into a cancer on the community. If HUD is honest with their response to the state comptroller's report on misappropriation of HUD money, we might find a few city officials paying a big price for dishonest mismanagement of funds. I see no reason for continued existance of the DLDC. Disolve the DLDC organizatiom, lick our wounds and move on.

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Aug-27-13 10:18 AM

So the DLDC owes $50,000 in two weeks, and they are just realizing it now? Let the DLDC default on their loan. Let’s face it, the city of Dunkirk is in the real estate business so that a few select individuals can get rich while the rest of the city taxpayers pay the bills.

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Aug-27-13 11:00 AM

Escapee: poses an interesting point, what happens if the DLDC defaults on their loan, who is responsible for repayment, we believe the property in question was used for collateral so who gets the property if loan is not paid?

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Aug-27-13 2:03 PM

"They didn't spend their budget" Good..Save it !! Another paper cut. Funny, I (and most of you) know when big payments are due on your property or other loans. better question: Are we looking at other buyers? No we don't know the final costs. Duh.

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Aug-27-13 3:31 PM

The first thing wrong with this is that the transfer has not gone thru a resolution by the DLDC. As a member of the DLDC our meeting was canceled for this month because, according to the Mayor, there was no business to discuss. I was not aware of the transfer until today.

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Aug-27-13 3:59 PM

These constant shenanigans make the Dunkirk government look like bumbling idots!

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Aug-27-13 4:10 PM

jamesamuscato - The Acquavia Post has been a visable and active part in the community for many years. Can youi tell us why the post is up for sale?

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Aug-27-13 7:38 PM

Does mayor Dolce have the authority to buy and sell properties for the city? Transferring ownership to the city and from the city, whenever he wishes, from whoever he wishes, and to whoever he wishes, for whatever price he chooses? Seems more like a kingdom than a democracy.

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Aug-27-13 8:43 PM

An emergency on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part. Let DLDC figure out their own problems.

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Aug-27-13 10:45 PM

Phil, It will be in the Observer Thursday or Friday.

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Aug-28-13 2:28 AM

canceled board meeting, no resolution, we wonder if the story behind the story will finally see the light of day ,it's time to pull the veil of mystery from the DLDC and all the strange dealings coming from it

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Aug-28-13 3:00 AM

If the DLDC cannot meet it's obligations, we ask this where does it get it funds from and where did all the funds go, we also were under the understanding that the mayor was a non-voting member, when did he become the director..

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