The Academy Heights Neighborhood Association will meet on Monday at 6 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Dunkirk, 16 W. Fourth St.
Lori Cornell, county legislator and representative for North Side Pride in Jamestown, will speak about successes and strategies related to their neighborhood revitalization efforts. The meeting is open to the public and residents who live on any of the bird streets or crossovers between Lucas and Third streets, Central and Marauder Drive are encouraged to attend the meeting to continue planning for neighborhood improvement. Wider community involvement is crucial to successful outcomes.
Other issues to discuss will be continued progress on Bicentennial Park, installation of the next two benches and the bicycle rack, spring clean up, creating a viable water source for care of gardens and a drinking fountain. There will also be discussion about 423 Swan St. This property is scheduled for a third cycle of auction.
Representatives from Academy Heights were recently invited to present at the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce, sharing hopes for support in acquiring a sign identifying the neighborhood, encouraging beautification in the neighborhoods and business districts and seeking sponsorship for the first House Tour of Historic Dunkirk on Sept. 7-8 during the city's Heritage Days. An art exhibit of Dunkirk artist George Eggers will be on loan from the Burchfield Penny Art Museum in Buffalo at that time as part of the tour.