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DUNKIRK — Juveniles causing problems in the village of Dunkirk is continuing, according to Councilwoman Dorothy Baum, but a possible solution to help ease the problem may be in the works.
Baum said at the Dunkirk Village Council’s regular meeting Monday night that she has received complaints that kids are throwing rocks at cars on Main Street, as well as standing in front of them and playing “chicken.”
In the past, the situation has been remedied simply by school going back in session, but council doesn’t think that’s going to stop this group of kids believed to be causing problems, who are also out at night.
“School isn’t going to stop these kids,” Baum said, who wondered what could be done about the situation.
Dunkirk Mayor Teresa Cramer suggested one thing would be to call the sheriff since the kids are breaking curfew.
In the absence of village administrator Paul Cramer, the mayor said one of Paul’s suggestions would be to offer a reward to those who come forward about things they knew that resulted in a conviction of the guilty party.
“Then maybe these kids would be willing to come forward if they were going to get a little bit of money,” the mayor said.
Council agreed that this was a good idea and deserved looking into to help reduce the amount of crime and vandalism in the village.
Also during the meeting, it was mentioned that as part of the revitalization grant, some sidewalks were being redone, but people were parking on the sidewalks.
Cramer said she would deliver a letter to those who park on the sidewalks stating that if they continue to do so, their car will be towed.
Village clerk Phyllis Spencer reminded everyone of the village’s Centennial books that are up for bid in a silent auction that will be held at the festival on Oct. 7, but bids must be turned in before that date. The minimum bid for one of the books is $25.
By TY THAXTON
Times staff writer