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When the winter is bitter cold, the North Country gets to work | NCPR News

Source: When the winter is bitter cold, the North Country gets to work | NCPR News

DiNapoli: State needs $27B to fix local bridges – Times Union

Source: DiNapoli: State needs $27B to fix local bridges – Times Union

Jointa Lime asphalt plant opens in Plattsburgh – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Jointa Lime asphalt plant opens in Plattsburgh – Sun Community News & Printing

2018 Town of Peru Budget Being Developed

The Town of Peru, has scheduled the following Budget Workshops for the 2018 Budget. The workshops are open to all. October 4, 2017 6:30 PM Water/Sewer/Valcour October 11, 2017 6:30 PM Highway October 26, 2017 6:30 PM General and Salaries October 30, 2017 6:30 PM If Necessary

Highlights of the September 11, 2017 Peru Town Board Meeting:

L-R Back Row – Counselors James Langley, Brandy McDonald, James Douglass, Town Clerk/Tax Collector Kathy Flynn. L-R Front Row – Town Atty. Matt Favro, Supervisor Peter Glushko, Counselor/Deputy Supervisor Donald McBrayer Editor’s Correction: The gentleman speaking about the Jenkins Street drainage issue who was initially identified as Adam Sullivan was not Adam Sullivan. I am […]

Bridge Almost Complete

Personnel from subcontractor EMI Guide Rail of Schenectady, NY are installing the guide rails leading to the new Jarvis Road Bridge today. Listen to the vibrating pounder that drives the 7 ft. long galvanized steel posts about 4 feet into the earth. Yes, the operator does wear earplugs! New Century Construction of Watervliet is the […]

A Bridge Building Professional

By John T. Ryan   Peru – Peru residents can take comfort in the fact that our new Jarvis Road bridge has been constructed under supervision of a seasoned professional. Chad Fancher, the bridge’s construction superintendent, has been building bridges for 30 years, the last 10 years as a superintendent. If Faucher has a question […]

Town Board August 28, 2017 Meeting Highlights

By John T. Ryan Guest Speaker: Danielle O’Mara, a representative of the Champlain Valley Family Center’s Tobacco-Free Program, addressed the board. O’Mara complimented the board for the pro-active steps it has taken to prohibit smoking on town property. She suggested that they explore the T-21 program which encourages communities to raise the legal age to […]

Progress Continues on Jarvis Rd. Bridge

Concrete was poured at the Jarvis Rd. bridge last Wednesday. A 14-day curing process is underway. The ground is being prepared for asphalt approaches to the bridge. Railings also have to be installed. The bridge will hopefully be completed by September 15th.

Bridge Construction Progressing

Jarvis Road Bridge at about noon today. Bridge decking is being installed. Concrete should be poured on August 16th; it cures for 14 days. Depending on the weather, the bridge should be complete by September 15th.

Portion of Mannix Rd. to be Closed Wednesday

The Peru Highway Department will be closing Mannix Road again Wednesday from Old Town Road to Calkins Road for a cross culvert. No through traffic will be closed from 6:30 am til 4 pm

Portion of Mannix Rd. Closed Tuesday, Not Monday as Originally Planned

The Mannix Road will be closed from Rounds Drive to Old Town Road on Monday, Tuesday, August 1st from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The town will be replacing a culvert in that area. There will be no through traffic, including emergency vehicles, during that time.

Bridge Progress Continues

Jarvis Road Bridge’s prestressed concrete beams are being installed today. The four 70 ft. beams each weigh 74,000 pounds. The cement encloses several steel rods. Thanks to the Peru Gazette reader who let us know about the presence of the huge crane.

Meeting Includes Several Important Issues

Peru – A subdivision agreement, sidewalk construction, grant applications, water testing, zoning board issues, highway department budgeting and a report from County Legislator Peter Keenan highlighted the Peru Town Board’s June 27th meeting. The proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Town of Peru and Buttonwood Subdivision developer Donald Swain has been sent to Swain […]

Spring Must Be Here

The Peru Highway Department is busy sweeping hamlet streets this morning (Monday). They work quickly, so if you have sand to rake off your lawn, now is the time to do it.

Setting 2017 Town Priorities

By John T. Ryan Peru – Town Supervisor Peter Glushko included some of his 2017 priorities on the Town Board Monday, January 9th Agenda. Moving forward on sewer system upgrades is definitely priority #1. Glushko requested and received the Board’s permission to contact the town’s bonding attorney to initiate long-term financing of the $4 million+ […]

Recent Town Board Actions Reported

Town Court to relocate to Davey Drive by December 6 122 Unpaid Water-Sewer bills to be Re-Levied on 2016 taxes Fence for Small Dogs Area at Dog Park Approved  By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board has been concentrating on formulation of a 2017 town budget; however, other actions have taken place at recent […]

Special Town Meeting Scheduled

The Peru Town Board will hold a Special Meeting to finalize the 2017 town budget at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17th. The Board did not vote on the budget at the Monday, November 14th became negotiations with the unionized Highway Department have not been concluded.

Tax Rates and Budget Subject of Public Hearing

By John T. Ryan The Town of Peru’s Preliminary 2017 Budget will be open for public comment at a Thursday, November 10, 2016 Public Hearing at 6:30 p.m. at the Peru Town Hall.  The budget increases are under the New York State imposed .68% tax cap. Some rates increase, while others decrease.  Health care costs […]

Town of Peru 2017 Preliminary Budgets for Your Review

The Peru Town Board has scheduled a Public Hearing on the 2017 Town of Peru Budget for Thursday, November 10th at 6:30 p.m.  The Preliminary Budgets for General, Highway, Peru Sewer, Valcour Sewer and Peru Water appear below.  It is our understanding that the budgets stay below the NYS imposed tax cap. The Peru Gazette […]

Public Hearing Scheduled

The Town of Peru, Town Board will be holding a PUBLIC HEARING on the 2017 Preliminary Budget on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM, at the Peru Town Hall. The proposed schedule of salaries for the elected Town Officials are as follows: Supervisor: $24,600.00 Town Clerk/Tax Collector $24,289.00 Highway Superintendent $56,105.00 Town Board (4) […]

Clinton County to replace bridges in Mooers, Peru – Sun Community News & Printing

MOOERS — Clinton County is preparing to go out to bid to replace two bridges in Mooers and Peru. Source: Clinton County to replace bridges in Mooers, Peru – Sun Community News & Printing

Dog Park Construction Underway

Facebook comments from Peru Town Counselor Donald McBrayer: “I want to send a HUGE shout-out to Peru’s Highway & Water/Sewer Departments, and their respective Supervisors, Mike Farrell & Courtney Tetrault for making such great progress on the dog park in Heyworth Mason Park, the Connector Trail upgrade, fixing up the Gazebo, and keeping the pond […]

Lower Speed Limit Denied

The Jabez Allen Road speed limit will remain at 4o miles per hour.  Last November, at the behest of Jabez Allen Road residents, the Peru Town Board asked to NYS Department of Transportation (DOT) to consider reducing the speed limit. At the Town Board’s July 11th meeting Town Supervisor said the DOT has determined that […]

Highway Department Upgrades Equipment

Darrell Martineau is one of the Gradall Operators By John T. Ryan The Peru Highway Department’s new excavator has arrived. Highway Superintendent Michael Farrell included a new excavator in his 2016 budget and the Town Board approved the purchase in February. The Model D154 Gradall replaced a Gradall purchased used in 1995. A Gradall excavator […]

Highway Department Building to be Repaired

By John T. Ryan The Peru Highway Department’s sand-salt storage structure will be undergoing significant repairs this summer. On April 25th, the Town Board approved purchase of 20 steel replacement uprights from Jeffords Steel of Plattsburgh at a cost of $12,981. At its May 10th meeting the Board approved purchase of a new fabric cover […]

Part of Jenkins Street Closed Wednesday

The Town of Peru Highway Department will be closing Jenkins Street from School Street to house #20 on Wednesday, May 4th from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. for cross culvert replacement. There will be no thru traffic, including emergency vehicles, during that time period.

Peru’s Spring Cleanup Underway

For the past several days Peru Highway personnel have been picking up winter sand and salt along hamlet roadsides. Now they’re moving into Peru’s several subdivisions. Today they’re in Quaker Springs. Ormsby Circle and Quaker Highlands are next. The good weather is expediting this year’s cleanup, which is expected to last three to four weeks. […]

Town Board Moves On Several Important Items

Code Enforcement Hiring Progresses Park Vandalism Continues Trees to be Planted Along River  Mower Purchased From Local Business And More  By John T. Ryan Peru – The building season is beginning; however, Peru doesn’t have a full-time Code Enforcement Officer (CEO). Frank Slycord, the previous CEO, left his job in early March. Commenting at the […]

Several Town Board Actions Pending

Highway Department: Town Hires Labor Relations Attorney Providing information requested by the Peru Gazette  Intersection Safety: Issues Still Under Review Bear Swamp Road: Sidewalk Plan Under Development Sand-Salt Shed: Repair Alternatives Being Explored Town Hall: Basement Cleanup Initiated By John T. Ryan In addition to the proposed changes in Peru’s Dog Law other business was […]

Agenda Town Board Regular Meeting – February 22 @ 7:00 PM 

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the February 8, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Codes/Zoning Office Internal Audit  DISCUSSION: Bear Swamp Road Sidewalk. 

Town Highway Department to Upgrade Equipment

Highway Department to purchase Gradall Excavator and pick-up truck Highway Department Sand-Salt Usage Declines Sewer System Needs Upgrades And More By John T. Ryan The Mason family’s presentation of an historic artwork to the Town of Peru was not the only important subject at the Monday, February 8, 2016 Peru Town Board Meeting. The Town […]

Board Learns About New Programs and Attempts to Control Spending

By John T. Ryan Highlights of the Peru Town Board meeting of January 25, 2016 included: The possibility of more youth activities, highway department expenditures, Main Street planning, cell phones for department heads, high praise for a town employee, zoning and planning board leadership, dog identification and other matters. Counselor Donald McBrayer reported that the […]

Public Information Meeting Today on the Jarvis Road Bridge Replacement Project

The Clinton County Highway Department will conduct a Public Information Meeting tonight (June 15th) to discuss the proposed replacement of the Arthur Jarvis Road Bridge over the Little AuSable River in the Town of Peru. The meeting will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. at the Peru Town Hall, located at 3036 Main […]

Intersection Doesn’t Meet Traffic Signal Criteria, Neighborhood Watch Being Considered

By John T. Ryan There will not be a traffic signal installed at the Brand Hollow Road – Military Turnpike intersection in the immediate future. Hope, however, is not lost. If we have four more crashes in a one-year period we’ll qualify! That was the news Town Supervisor Peter Glushko delivered to town board members […]

State Senate Approves Speed Limit Mandate Relief Bill

From the office of State Senator Betty Little The State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would authorize towns to set speed limits within their jurisdictions. Villages, cities and towns with large populations can do so on their own, but most towns must petition the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) for approval. “The goal […]

Developer, Town of Peru battle over road ownership – Press-Republican: Local News

Developer, Town of Peru battle over road ownership – Press-Republican: Local News.

Highway and Pedestrian Safety Highlight Town Board Meeting

By John T. Ryan Highway safety was the primary topic at the Monday, March 9, 2015 Peru Town Board meeting. The board appears to be determined to do its best to curtail accidents at the Brand Hollow Road – Military Turnpike Extension intersection. The board will request that the Clinton County Highway Department conduct a […]

Lawmakers Call For More Local Road Funding in State Budget

L-R Rob Wright, Supervisor Peter Glushko, Highway Superintendent Michael Farrell and Counselman Donald McBrayer traveled to Albany Wednesday, March 4th, to lobby for increased state highway aid or CHIPS monies. Capitol Confidential » Lawmakers call for more local road funding in state budget.

Town and Resident Concerned About Peru’s Highway Intersections

By John T. Ryan Dangerous intersections were primary topics of discussion at the Peru Town Board’s February 9th meeting. Stop signs appear to be invisible to several local drivers, especially at the intersection of the Brand Hollow Road and Military Turnpike Extension. That relatively busy intersection has been the scene of numerous accidents including a […]

Peru’s New Plow Arrives

By John T. Ryan When a snowstorm hits, the Town of Peru Highway Department is responsible for plowing and sanding 112 miles of town and county highways spread over 92 square miles. A few days ago a brand new 2015, 450 horsepower Freightliner tandem truck equipped with a Tenco plow and sanding apparatus arrived. It […]

Town Organizes For 2015 and Approves Elmore SPCA Contract

By John T. Ryan The Town of Peru finally has a dog control contract with the Elmore SPCA. The Peru Town Board approved a 2015 contract at its Monday, January 12, 2015 meeting. The Board and the SPCA have been at loggerheads over contract language for several months, but Monday the SPCA presented a revised contract […]

Town Hall to Close for Public Business Every Tuesday at 1 p.m.

By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board conducted is final meeting of 2014 this morning (December 31st) at 8 a.m. The Board approved several fund transfers; encumbered or reserved certain monies not expended in 2014 for 2015 and approved closing the Town Hall’s common area for public business at 1 p.m. every Tuesday. Supervisor […]

Temporary Shelter Under Contract, Districts Expanded, Parks and Trails Regulated

By John T. Ryan The Monday, November 24th Peru Town Board Agenda was brief, but the Board’s decisions will have both a short and long-term impact on Peru residents. The Board approved a November 24-December 31 contract with North Country SPCA Inc. in Elizabethtown. Supervisor Peter Glushko indicated that he hopes a 2015 contract can […]

2015 Town Budget Approved; Tax Rates To Decrease

By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board unanimously approved the Town of Peru’s 2015 budget at its Monday, November 10, 2014 meeting. The Town’s general, highway and water district tax rates will decrease, while sewer tax rates will slightly increase. Here are the projected 2015 tax rates per $1,000 dollars of taxable property value. Two […]

Town’s 2015 Preliminary Budget Hearing Scheduled

By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board has scheduled a public hearing on the Town of Peru’s Preliminary 2015 Budget for Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6:30 P.M.  Supervisor Peter Glushko said the Town Board worked hard to keep the budget under the state imposed 1.56% tax cap.  $140,000 in general fund monies will […]

Little Ausable River Trail is Officially Open

Story by John T. Ryan Photos by Tim Mitchell Developing a walking trail in Peru’s hamlet was first suggested in about 2005. On Sunday, October 5, 2014, years of discussions, planning, grant writing, financing, and construction climaxed at a Ribbon Cutting Opening Ceremony for the Little Ausable River Trail. Click here for individual photos. Click […]

Highway Salt To Cost $35,000 More Than Expected

Peru town officials learned that it would cost more to keep Town of Peru’s highways safe this coming winter at their Monday, September 8, 2014 meeting. Highway Superintendent Michael Farrell informed the Board that salt will cost $73.65 a ton, 27% higher than budgeted and increasing the total cost from an estimated $75,000 to $110,000. […]

Bids Rejected, Higher Roof Costs and Temporary Higher Pay For Judge

By John T. Ryan Additional Highway Department garage roof repairs, a delay in Safe Routes to School upgrades, appreciation to Town Justice James Kirby, a land offer, dead trees and comments about the new Town Hall steps were the primary subjects at the Monday, July 28, 2014 Peru Town Board meeting. In summary the Board: […]

1 dead in high-speed pursuit in Ray Brook » Breaking News » Press-Republican

1 dead in high-speed pursuit in Ray Brook » Breaking News » Press-Republican.

Fuller Road Bridge is Open

Fuller Excavating worker were putting the finishing touches on the Fuller Rd. bridge guardrails today. The bridge has reopened.

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