DUNKIRK – Residents of Roberts Road and other nearby neighborhoods are asking Town of Dunkirk leaders to move forward with plans to supply them with water from the City of Dunkirk.
At the regular meeting of the Town Board on Tuesday in Town Hall, several residents asked board members and Supervisor Richard Purol what they could do to encourage the process. One woman said she moved to the area 37 years ago and was told that city water would be available shortly after she moved in.
Board members said they are currently working with an engineer from the Chadwick Bay Regional Development Association and they hope to have a design of a water district soon.
Purol said that one of the reasons the board has become active with the Chadwick Bay group is that it hopes a cooperative agreement for water services can be negotiated with the City of Dunkirk and other towns that do not have a water supply system.
The supervisor said that board members also will support the Lakefront Water Revitalization Program, which also will promote regional programs to benefit the area.
Several residents were given the opportunity speak about their need for a filtered, municipal water supply.
In other business, new security doors will be installed in the court building at a cost of $1,055 for the doors and $1,050 for labor.
Board members authorized a donation of $10,000 to Dunkirk Free Library.
Purol announced that he will have Thursday evening office hours at Town Hall and that any resident with a question can call ahead to make an appointment to see him.