City eyes street named for Jagoda

Dunkirk head coach Frank Jagoda is presented a plaque.
OBSERVER Photo by Scott Kindberg Dunkirk head coach Frank Jagoda is presented a plaque commemorating his 361st career win in April.

Frank Jagoda is such an icon in Dunkirk, he might get a street named after him.

The Dunkirk Common Council will consider a request by Eric Gloss at tonight’s meeting to rename a city street after Jagoda, the longtime Dunkirk High School baseball coach.

Jagoda has coached DHS baseball since 1993 and retired from a counseling job with the school district in 2019. On the diamond, he’s won 366 games, nine league championships, five sectional titles and two Far West Regional championships with the Marauders.

Jagoda umpired softball and basketball games in the city’s recreation leagues for 25 years. He’s also coached basketball, tennis and football at DHS.

Jagoda is part of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023 and will be inducted at a Feb. 20 banquet.

Tonight’s agenda does not specify which street would be renamed.

Additionally, Mayor Wilfred Rosas’ budget veto message will be heard. Rosas vetoed several changes the council attempted to make, complaining that he, his administration and Democrats on council were not properly brought into the process. His veto is expected to stand, as the council’s altered budget passed 3-2, but they need four votes to override him.

Rosas’ proposed hiring of Michael Bobseine as new city attorney is also on the agenda. The council tabled the hire at its Dec. 6 meeting. Bobseine would replace Rich Morrisroe, who resigned effective Jan. 1.

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