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Mason Family Presents Historic Painting to Town of Peru

L-R Kevin Larkin, Rebecca Getman Larkin, Eli and Georgie Larkin, Ann Mason Getman, Carol and Ron Allen, Supervisor Peter Glushko, Douglas Mason   By John T. Ryan “We really feel this painting is coming back to its real home,” commented Ann Mason Getman at the Monday, February 8, 2016 Town Board meeting as she presented […]

Town Board Agenda for Tonight’s Meeting

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING,  February 8, 2016, 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of January 25, 2016. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from all Departments: (Water/Sewer/Valcour; Highway; Town Clerk; Dog Control; Youth Department; Code/Zoning; Supervisor’s Report; Court; Website; and Banking Reports) Community Input DISCUSSION: […]

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 […]

Town Tax Collection Hours Extended

The Town of Peru Tax Collection Office will be extending the hours of operation on Friday January 29th to 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, and Saturday January 30th from 9:00 AM- Noon.  Please direct any questions to Kathleen Flynn at 643-2745 ext.#2.

Town Board Agenda for Monday, January 25, 2016

DRAFT AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING January 25@ 7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the January 11, 2016 Town Organizational Meeting and for the Minutes of the January 11, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/MOTION: Acceptance of December 2015 Dog Control Officer Report.  DISCUSSION: Town Health […]

The Flag is Flying High

By John T. Ryan As of 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2016, the American Flag was once again flying high on the Peru Free Library flagpole. Town Councilman/Town Board Liaison Donald McBrayer and 23-year U.S. Navy Veteran David Drollette braved cold temperatures this morning to raise the flag following last evening’s Peru Free Library […]

Town of Peru Public Notice

The Town of Peru, Town Board has scheduled a workshop for Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM.  The purpose of the workshop is to discuss town employee cell phone policy,  and employee insurance. Peru Gazette Note: All workshops are open to the public and are conducted at the Peru Town Hall.

James Langley, former Chairman of the Clinton County Legislature, took his seat as a Town of Peru Councilman at the Monday, January 11, 2016 Town Board meeting. 

Town Board Rules of Order Approved

The Monday, January 11, 2016 Town of Peru Organizational Meeting included approval of the 2016 Town Board Rules of Order. TOWN OF PERU JANUARY 11, 2016                                                                                                                                                           2016 RULES OF ORDER Pursuant to Section 63 of the Town Law. RESOLVED, that the Rules of Order of the Town Board of the Town of Peru for the […]

2016 Town of Peru Procurement Policy Adopted

The Monday, January 11, 2016 included adoption of the town’s 2016 procurement policy. The policy includes criteria when prices from more than one vendor are required and when formal bids are required. TOWN OF PERU 2016 PROCUREMENT POLICY ADOPTED: 1.11.2016 WHEREAS, Section 104b of the General Municipal Law requires every town to adopt internal policies […]

Organizational Meeting Sets Salaries, Department Liaisons, Mileage Rates and More

These are the approved resolutions at the Monday, January 11, 2016 Town of Peru Organizational Meeting involving: salaries, appointees, department liaisons, meeting dates, approved annual contract information, mileage rates, official depository, and official newspaper. Resolution #1  Resolution Establishing 2016 SALARY AND PAYMENT OF ELECTED OFFICIALS BE IT RESOLVED that 2016 salaries for Town of Peru […]

Town Board Sets Its 2016 Meeting Schedule

2016 REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE  Monday                                  January 11, 2016                                7:00 PM Monday                                  January 25, 2016                                7:00 PM Monday                                  February 8, 2016                                7:00 PM Monday                                  February 22, 2016                              7:00 PM Monday                                  March 14, 2016                                  7:00 PM Monday                                  March 28, 2016                                  7:00 PM

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, January 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM 

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of December 21, 2015. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from all Departments: (Water/Sewer/Valcour; Highway; Town Clerk; Dog Control; Youth Department; Code/Zoning; Supervisor’s Report; Court; Website; and Banking Reports) Community Input DISCUSSION: NYSDOT/Town of Peru Shared Services.  DISCUSSION: Town Winter […]

Town of Peru Organizational Meeting Monday, at 6:30 p.m.

AGENDA TOWN BOARD ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, JANUARY 11, 2016 – 6:30 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2016 Salaries for Elected Positions: DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approval of 2016 Appointees. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2016 Appointee Salaries and Frequency of Payments. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of Town Department Liaisons. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2016 Regular Town Board Meeting Dates […]

Consultant Hired to Plan Main Street Upgrades

By John T. Ryan Peru – By the end of 2017, Peru’s primary artery should have a better appearance and physical upgrades thanks to a resolution passed at the Peru Town Board’s December 21, 2015 meeting. The Board approved a $49,000 consulting contract with River Street Planning and Development to review Main Street and its […]

Highway Department Employees Want Union Representation

By John T. Ryan Peru – Town of Peru Highway Department personnel have informed the Town Board that they would like to be represented by the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA). Peru Town Supervisor Peter Glushko informed the Town Board at its December 23, 2015 meeting that a notification has been received from the department’s […]

Town Board Honors Kregg Bruno

Resolution #15.12.21-2 A RESOLUTION HONORING THE SERVICE AS TOWN COUNCILMAN of MR. KREGG BRUNO to THE TOWN OF PERU, NEW YORK. Motion By: MR. GLUSHKO WHEREAS, Mr Kregg Bruno has served the Town of Peru faithfully and ably as Town Councilman from December 2009 through December 2015 AND, WHEREAS, during his years of service, Mr. Bruno […]

Monday, December 21st Town Board Agenda

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Peru to Have New Ice Rink

By John T. Ryan Town of Peru Water and Sewer Department Equipment Operator Chad Frechette has been busy this week preparing the base for skating rink adjacent to the road leading into Sullivan Park. Ice thickness and quality combined with safety issues associated with sleds entering the rink at high speed convinced the Town Board […]

Peru’s Water is “Top-Tier”

By John T. Ryan “Top-Tier” is the description Clinton County Health Department Director of Environmental Health and Safety John Kanoza uses to describe the Town of Peru’s current water quality. Kanoza said, “It was a long time coming, but Peru made ten small to medium upgrades that resulted in a comprehensive improvement to its system. […]

Jackie Young Douglass, Lucy Godfrey and and Sandy Lashua led the caroling last night at the Peru Gazebo. Here’s their version of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. 

Here Comes Santa

Santa arrived at the Fellowship Center right on time thanks to the Peru Volunteer Fire Department!

Merry Christmas to All!

A few photos from tonight’s Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival at LIttle Ausable River Park and the Fellowship Center. There was a wonderful turnout of Peru’s many young families!  Click here to view. 

Board Agenda Includes “Safe Routes to School” Cost Overrun and Potential Water District Expansion

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Agenda for the Monday, November 23, 2015 Town Board Meeting

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Leash Law Enforced, Dog Law Change to be Rescinded, Vandalism Continues

By John T Ryan Approving the 2016 Town of Peru budget was the primary business at the Town Board’s November 9th meeting; however, there were several other important issues on the agenda. A Peru resident recently paid a $150 fine in Peru Town Court for a leash law violation. Dog Control Officer David Drollette typically […]

Town of Peru Supervisor Peter Glushko, a retired U.S. Air Force Officer, represented the Town of Peru at today’s Peru VFW Post 309 Veterans Day Service. Post Commander Rick Cornish introduced Mr. Glushko.

Town Stays Below Tax Cap For 2016, But It Wasn’t Easy

By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Council unanimously approved the Town’s 2016 budget at its Monday, November 19, 2015 meeting. Town Supervisor Peter Glushko said the tax levy increase is under the state mandated 0.72 percent tax levy cap. The 2016 tax levy will total $2,321,663, an increase of $65,405 from 2015. Combined town […]

Town Board Agenda for Monday, November 9, 2015

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Brandy McDonald and James Langley Unofficial Winners

Vote totals for the two Peru Town Board positions not counting absentee ballots: Brandy McDonald 659 Kregg Bruno 454 Dwane Bast 306 James Langley 635 Langley and McDonald are the unofficial winners. Vote result are not in yet for the Peter Keenan vs. Rhonda Barber race. Only 1,075 voters cast ballots out of 4,146 registered […]

Grant May Upgrade Tennis Courts and Start Pickle Ball

By John T. Ryan If the cost to repair a sinkhole isn’t prohibitive, Peru residents may be enjoying pickle ball, tennis and even half-court basketball on the dilapidated/closed Jenkins Street tennis courts sometime next year. Town Supervisor Peter Glushko informed the Board at its Monday, October 26, 2015 meeting that Clinton County was recently awarded […]

The Feral Cat Problem

By Don McBrayer Feral Cats, and how to handle them, has been an ongoing topic at Town Board meetings for a number of years. The Town Board is aware of the recent increase in the number of stray and feral cats, but find it difficult to offer solutions that are effective without being cruel to […]

October 26th Town Board Agenda

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Brandy McDonald – Candidate for the Peru Town Board

The Peru Gazette posed six questions to each of the four candidates for the Peru Town Board. Here are Brandy McDonald’s responses. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, a little about your family and your past community involvement.  I graduated from Peru High School in 1993 and remained in Peru to raise my family.  I am […]

James Langley – Candidate for the Peru Town Board

The Peru Gazette posed six questions to each of the four candidates for the Peru Town Board. Here are Jim Langley’s responses. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, a little about your family and your past community involvement. Mount Assumption (Seton)HS Canton ATC AAS in Banking, Insurance and Real Estate.  The Aetna School of Insurance […]

Kregg Bruno – Candidate for the Peru Town Board

The Peru Gazette posed six questions to each of the four candidates for the Peru Town Board. Here are Kregg Bruno’s responses to the questions stated below. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, a little about your family and your past community involvement. How will your background and/or successes assist you as a town council member? What […]

Dwane Bast – Candidate for the Peru Town Board

The Peru Gazette posed six questions to each of the four candidates for the Peru Town Board. Here are Dwane Bast’s responses. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, a little about your family and your past community involvement. In 1982 I graduated from Peru Central School then continued my education at R.I.T. My wife and […]

Peru Gazette to Feature Candidates for Legislature and Town Board

The Peru Gazette expresses its thanks to the candidates for the Clinton County Legislature and Peru Town Board who were kind enough to respond to our questionnaire. We hope their answers will be of interest to local voters.  Rhonda Barber and Peter Keenan are competing for the Clinton County Legislature’s Area 5 Seat. Carol Blakeslee-Collin […]

Public hearing 6:30 and Town Board Meeting 7:00

At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2015 the Peru Town Board will hold a Public Hearing on a new Town Law which would prohibit vehicle parking on the Laphams Mills Road between Route 22 and the Dasnaw Road (adjacent to Laphams Mills Park). The Board has received complaints from property owners and is concerned […]

Town Board Agenda for Monday, September 28th

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Dog Law Changes, Feral Cat Control and Holden Ave. Repairs Highlight Town Board Meeting

By John T. Ryan Anyone attending the Monday, September 14, 2015 Peru Town Board meeting and the Public Hearing that preceded it could rightly conclude that cat and dog issues dominated the evening. The public hearing concerned a Town Board proposed update of the Town’s Dog Control Law. It would have required that anyone reclaiming […]

Peru’s Unofficial Primary Results

By John T. Ryan Peru – The unofficial results of Peru’s September Town Council primary election are in. The primary involved “third-parties” only. The two top vote getters in each third party’s primary will appear on the Election Day ballot. Twenty-two voters cast their ballots in person while thirty-five voters cast absentee ballots. A total […]

This was the scene today at St. Augustine’s Parish Center at a primary election being conducted for registered Independence Party, Working Families Party and Conservative voters. Members of other parties are not eligible to vote. The polls close at 9 p.m. As of 2:30 p.m. only five voters had cast ballots.

DCO’s Hard Work is Yielding Results

By John T. Ryan Last September when the Peru Town Board appointed Dave Drollette as Dog Control Officer (DCO) it’s doubtful that they anticipated what was ahead. As of September 4th, 2015, 160 more dogs were licensed than last year at this time. (593 vs. 433). Dog licensing is important because it ensures that rabies […]

Dog Law Update Explained

The Peru Town Board has proposed updating the Town’s Dog Control Law.  Town Supervisor Peter Glushko explained that the changes being proposed are concentrated in Section 17 of the law. Mr. Glushko stated, “We clarified the requirement for dog owners to pay all vet bills incurred by the Town before they can reclaim their dog […]

Here’s Monday’s Town Board Agenda

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, August 24, 2015@ 7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the August 10, 2015 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: Surveillance Cameras for Walking Trail.  DISCUSSION: Retainer Wall in Heyworth Mason Park.  DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Fund Transfers. DISCUSSION: Holden Avenue Update. DISCUSSION: Unison Update. […]

Volunteers Needed

Do you like to spend time in Heyworth/Mason Park? Would you like to help your community encourage healthy lifestyles? Then the Clinton County Health Dept would like your help in counting park users. The more they learn about what affects park use the better they can tailor their efforts to get people out and active. […]

Retirement Party for Greg Timmons

A Message from Town Counselor Brandy McDonald  After 46 years of outstanding dedicated service to the Town of Peru Greg Timmons, the Water and Sewer Superintendent has retired on July 31st, 2015. Greg was always available to handle problems regardless of the weather conditions or the hour of the day. During his tenure, as superintendent, […]

Courtney Tetrault Appointed Interim Water/Sewer Superintendent

By John T. Ryan Highlights of Town Board’s July 28, 2015 At the recommendation of retiring Water/Sewer Department Superintendent Greg Timmons, the Town Board appointed Courtney Tetrault as the Interim Water/Sewer Superintendent. Tetrault must pass the civil service exam and finish in the top three to be named permanent Superintendent.  He will start at $52,500 […]

Town Court Will Not Be Moving Downstairs

By John T. Ryan Highlights of Town Board’s July 13, 2015 meeting: Water/Sewer Department Greg Timmons announced his retirement effective July 30th. Timmons has been working for the Town of Peru for 40 years. (See separate story) Peru Town Court will not be relocated at this time. As he promised, Town Councilman Kregg Bruno dropped […]

Town Board Agenda for Monday, July 27, 2015

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Greg Timmons is Retiring

By John T. Ryan The July 13, 2015 Peru Town Board meeting started off in typical fashion. Peru’s Adirondack Angler’s told the Board about the formation of their group and their recent fishing success. Highway Superintendent Michael Farrell and Water/Sewer Superintendent Greg Timmons were in their usual seats in the front row. Little did anyone […]

Monday’s Town Board Agenda Includes Motion of Judges’ Chambers

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International Peruvian Celebration – Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at the Peru, NY Town Hall 

The Town of Peru, New York is privileged and honored to have government representatives from the Republic of Peru, South America visiting Peru, New York. This historic, 2nd annual festive Celebration will occur on Sunday July 19th, 2015.  This is arranged and coordinated by the Town of Peru Supervisor, Mr. Peter Glushko and Mr. Rodolfo […]

Peru’s Summer Concert Series Begins June 28th

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC AT THE LITTLE AUSABLE PARK GAZEBO EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM, JUNE 28 THROUGH AUGUST 23  JUNE 28 – LARRY LEE EBERE – CLASSIC COUNTRY, COUNTRY ROCK, NEW COUNTRY   JULY 5 – THE BACKROADS BAND – NEW & CLASSIC COUNTRY, 60’S & 70’S ROCK   JULY 12 –  FROZEN SUNSHINE […]

James Langley Seeks Peru Town Council Seat

By John T. Ryan Former Clinton County Legislator James Langley is reentering the political arena as a Republican candidate for the Peru Town Council in this November’s election. Langley, who chaired the county legislature for several years, commented, “I may be termed out as a county legislator, but I still have a lot to offer […]

Bruno Continues to Push for Town Court Relocation

By John T. Ryan Continuing his effort to move Peru Town Court to the Town Hall’s lower level Counselor Kregg Bruno employed a less strident approach at the June 22, 2015 Town Board meeting. Addressing Town Historian Ron Allen, Bruno stated, “The location of the judges’ chambers all rely on you, sir… you don’t have […]

Peru Republicans to Caucus Thursday

The Town of Peru Republican Party will have a Caucus at 7:00PM on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at the Peru Town Hall, for the purpose of nominating candidates for the two Town Council positions up for election this November. Only registered Republicans who are in attendance and signed in prior to 7PM can participate in […]

Here’s Tonight’s Town Board Agenda

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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 […]

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