DUNKIRK – The City of Dunkirk and its northern Chautauqua County neighbors stand to benefit from three state grants announced this week by the office of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
The grants include $1 million for the northern Chautauqua County water district and $65,000 in planning funds for the Lake Erie Waterfront Revitalization Program.
Another grant – $540,000 – will go toward an ambitious seawall and bike path project in the City of Dunkirk.
Mayor A.J. Dolce said the funding for replacement of the seawall along Lake Front Boulevard will not only enhance safety but make the area a destination.
“We think our plans to make the waterfront area a destination with splash pools and other recreational activities really impressed the decision makers,” Dolce said. “The new seawall will be attractive and functional, but the added playground and family recreation areas will make the area more popular than it is now.”