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Dunkirk’s harborfront a committee concern

October 8, 2013

What is happening with the city of Dunkirk’s harborfront and its development is an ongoing concern....

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Oct-09-13 9:36 PM

insanity is making the same decision over and over expecting different results, with that said it appears that this community has been run by people who are out of their ever loving minds, worst yet it's only going to get crazier

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Oct-09-13 9:51 AM

And kodos to Gene Pauszek in his efforts to promote our heritage. Too bad the Dunkirk Disturber circulation area is so small.

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Oct-09-13 9:47 AM

Promote development of an amusement facility somewhere in the immediate area. Great fishing family fun. Something like you find on the western end of the lake. Resusitate the area. Use more than bandaid fixes. Another resturant won't bring a great deal of life to Dunkirk waterfront. Dunkirks idea of fine dining is a good Friday night fish fry. Rest of the week is pizza and wings.

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Oct-09-13 9:42 AM

I believe the city went into debt $1 million to build the Boardwalk. I wonder how the meager rent revenue compares with the debt service and maintenance costs.

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Oct-09-13 9:42 AM

I believe the city went into debt $1 million to build the Boardwalk. I wonder how the meager rent revenue compares with the debt service and maintenance costs.

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Oct-09-13 9:31 AM

Not only do these promos highlight fishing, they include nearby attractions other than fishing. Everything an area might have to offer. Dunkirk doesn't know how to capitalize on anything. What it has it squanders. Nothing wrong having the Boardwalk. Location was wrong. There is a vacant field east of the hotel that the city is confused what to do with. Now its the Bertges property. Make a concession with Demetris for vehicle access by the seawall for boat trailer parking before another opportunity to capitalize on Dunkirks heritage is lost. No tourist is ever coming to Dunkirk to gaze upon Lake Shore Drive.

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Oct-09-13 9:08 AM

I say all this because we had more activity on the water front. Dunkirks heritage was fishing. Private and public. Bertges ran a bait and tackle shop near Rookies. Joes sporting goods. I watch World Fishing Network on Dish. Always has promos about North American communities that have fishing facilities. Not long ago Bemus Point. Most recently, Point Breeze NY on Lake Ontario. Port Colbourne CA on Lake Erie.

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Oct-09-13 8:57 AM

Dunkirk died with urban renewal. Tourism is a word countless administrations have used for years. No one seems to remember when right after the dock was repaired and we had new boat ramps and no boardwalk The first year there were 100's of boats and trailers until those visitors realized how far they had to travel to get their trailers or wait to launch. Boat owners lined up in the water to get out and on land to go in. One year of major activity on the water front.

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Oct-09-13 6:21 AM

OK, move the Farmers Market to the Boardwalk parking lot. Where do the customers park then?

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Oct-08-13 8:52 PM

Other communities have businesses open all year on the lake. No reason it can't happen in this county too.

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Oct-08-13 6:28 PM

I think we need another Committee to study this.

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Oct-08-13 6:21 PM

How come every time the new council member askes a question of a department head (who should know) about certain situations the answer comes: I Don't know..that happened many years ago. How about a file? or minutes? Lease information should be in a follow-up file. And lastly a department head should know a lot of details concerning their areas. A snowball ride might do it for one week end but not every week in winter. In this situation you have to make your money in good weather to coast in winter. i.e. Macy's--Christmas sales make the whole year possible. And wait till the sea wall is done as someone was quoted a few weeks ago--A TOURIST ATTRACTION !!

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Oct-08-13 4:42 PM

I swear, if I ever hit the lotto I'll put millions into Dunkirk on the waterfront. Thank you to all business owners who are trying to create a haven on Lake Erie. As for the winter, people will dress warm and head out if they have a good reason. The most fun I've ever had was in Manistee Mi (a town on Lake Mi) where they have a Victorian Sleighbell Parade which brings a ton of people (and dollars) into town when it is freezing out. Some city spirit wouldn't hurt Dunkirk one bit.

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Oct-08-13 2:16 PM

This was just another hair brained idea of Dunkirk leaders. Who in their right mind could think this could work. As for Gambino putting up a restaurant big deal. There already is a restaurant there, Demitris and that doesn't seem to be doing anything for the boardwalk. Millions of taxpayer money wasted.

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Oct-08-13 11:40 AM

The Board walk renters are concerned with the lack of business during the winter months? Hello. This is Dunkirk located on Lake Erie we get lots of snow during the winter months along with ice and wind. Who in their right mind is going to go shopping along lake Erie? This project was never thought out. It was the brain storm of one man and now we are seeing the result. Same as the Bertges property. Just wait until the city gets the bill for the DEC cleanup. Add to that the testing results of the Bertges property that contains decades of contaminates that leaked into the soil. This is what happens when one man decides on what happens. And please do not say there was a council that could nave voted it down. The council at that time is just as responsible. Dunkirk will never be a tourist attraction. What is there to see? Drive down route 60 from the thruway. What do you see? And the closer you get to the lake the worse it gets. Actually, that route should be pristine bu

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