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Ribbon Cutting Today – Open House Tomorrow

By John T. Ryan There was an excellent turnout of local government and law enforcement dignitaries for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today at Peru’s new Town Court Building. Judge Jim Kirby and Judge Larry Cabana joined Town Supervisor Peter Glushko, Deputy Supervisor Jim Douglass and Counselor Jim Langley in the ceremony. 4th Judicial District representative […]

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+ […]

Town Board Organizes for 2017

By John T. Ryan Peru – The Peru Town Board conducted its 2017 Organizational Meeting on Monday, January 9th. Items approved included: Salaries for Elected Positions; Appointees, Appointee Salaries; Department Liaisons; Meeting Dates and Times; 2017 Contracts. Mileage will be reimbursed at the rate of 53.5 cents per mile (1 cent less than last year). […]

Property Owner Has Until April 3 to Demolish or Repair

The Peru Town Board has given a 39 North Bend Street property owner until April 3rd to demolish or correct deficiencies on their property. The Board authorized the action following a January 9th Public Hearing. The property owner Rose Simpson Rodriquez did not appear nor did anyone on her behalf appear at the hearing. The […]

You’re Invited to Visit Peru’s New Town Court Building

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru Town Court invites everyone to an Open House on Saturday, January 14th from 9 till noon. The recently opened Town Court building is located at 22 Davey Lane, behind Langley Insurance and McDonald’s. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and see all aspects of the beautiful facility. […]

Agenda Town Board Regular Meeting of January 9, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of December 30, 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/RESOLUTION: Appointment of Tom Fusco to Zoning Board of […]

Public Hearing on North Bend Street Property

AGENDA – PUBLIC HEARING ON Rose Simpson Property (Click here for Peru Gazette Details)  January 9, 2017, 6:00 PM at the Peru Town Hall  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: To Open the Public Hearing. DISCUSSION: Community Input and Questions MOTION: To Close the Public Hearing. MOTION: Adjourn

2017 Organizational Meeting Agenda

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, JANUARY 9, 2017, 6:30 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2017 Salaries for Elected Positions. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approval of 2017 Appointees. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2017 Appointee Salaries and Frequency of Payments DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of Town Department Liaisons. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2017 Regular Town Board Meeting Dates […]

Dashnaws and Town of Peru Settle Lawsuit

By John T. Ryan Peru – September, 2016 marked the end of a long-running, costly legal dispute between the Town of Peru and Henry and Kevin Dashnaw, owners of Adirondack Golf and Country Club. In a Clinton County Supreme Court Agreement the parties agreed that Fairway Drive, which is adjacent to the Dashnaw’s Adirondack Golf […]

Last Town Board Meeting of 2016 Friday at 8 AM

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING December 30, 2016 @ 8:00 AM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes of the December 27, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Increase in Water & Sewer Rates for 2017 DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Authorize Transfer of Town General Funds. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Authorize Transfer of Town […]

NYSEG Unveils its Natural Gas Expansion Plans

By John T. Ryan Peru – NYSEG has informed the Town of Peru that in 2017 it will be bring natural gas service to the Cayea Road, Henry Sr. Drive and portions of the Lapham Mills Road (299, 315-349, 128) and Rock Road (336-384) in 2017. In 2018 NYSEG has plans to bring gas to […]

Favro Named as Town, Planning and Zoning Attorney

By John T. Ryan Peru – As of January 1, 2017 Plattsburgh Attorney Matt Favro will be Peru’s new town attorney, planning board attorney and zoning board of appeals attorney. Favro’s appointment was approved at the Town Board’s December 27th meeting. Favro replaces Donald Biggs who has been town attorney since November of 2006. Matt […]

DRAFT AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 @ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes of the December 12, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Retention of Matt Favro as Town Attorney And Planning Board And Zoning Board Of Appeals Attorney. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Authorize Transfer Of Town General Funds. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: […]

Water and Sewer Rate Increases Planned and Attorneys Needed

By John T. Ryan Peru – The Main Street Plan was the primary topic at the Monday, December 12th Peru Town Board meeting; however, other important topics were discussed or acted on. The need for water and sewer rate increases was on the agenda. Supervisor Glushko said, “The special districts have to support themselves. Unfortunately, […]

Looking to Peru’s Future

John T. Ryan Peru – What will Peru’s North Main Street look like next year at this time? On November 29th a short-term and long-term vision for the all Main Street was presented to interested residents by Monica Ryan and Liam Law of River Street Planning and Development. Over the past two years Ryan and […]

County chips in funds for Lyon Street School restoration – Sun Community News & Printing

PERU — Last month, town officials received $7,880 from Clinton County to complete the Lyon Street School roof replacement. Source: County chips in funds for Lyon Street School restoration – Sun Community News & Printing

Town Board Agenda

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING – December 12, 2016, 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order; Pledge of Allegiance; Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Special Meeting of November 17, 2016 on the 2017 Final Budget and the Town Board Regular Meeting of November 28, 2016. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from all Departments: (Water/Sewer/Valcour; Highway; Town Clerk; Dog Control; […]

Code Enforcement Decision Being Appealed

AGENDA ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, WEDNESDAY, December 21, 2016 @ 7:00 PM TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of November 16, 2016 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Continuation of a Public Hearing Z16-0016: Juilo Lemos Continuation of a Public Hearing-Appealing the decision of the CEO to allow a […]

Town Court is in Session at the Peru Court House

By John T. Ryan Editor’s Note – Phone & Fax Numbers Corrected  Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 – Today is an important day in Peru’s history. At 2 p.m. the first scheduled Peru Town Court session convened at 22 Davey Drive in the building formerly owned by the Peru Federal Credit Union. The court actually began […]

Caroling in the Gazebo, Tree Lighting and Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Fellowship Center

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey was the guest of honor at last night’s tree lighting.  After the tree lighting, a huge number of children were greeted by Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Peru Community Church Fellowship Center. Click here to view our Peru Gazette photos.  

Santa Arrives

Click here to see the Peru Fire Department transport Santa to the Peru Gazebo tonight. 

North Bend Street Home May Be Demolished

By John T. Ryan A 39 North Bend Street residence has been deemed in violation of Local Law #2 (UNSAFE BUILDING DEMOLITION LAW). The Town considers the property ot be unsafe as defined in the Local Law. A public hearing has been scheduled for January 9, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Peru Town Hall. Click […]

Dog Park Complete

By John T. Ryan Peru’s new Dog Park, equipped with benches, trees, water, a waste station and even a fire hydrant, has been receiving rave reviews. Last week the park was completed when a 24 ft. x 20 ft. small dog/time-out fenced-in area was installed. The Town of Peru expended just over $16,300 to construct […]

Monday’s Town Board Agenda

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING – November 28, 2016 @ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes of the November 14, 2016 Regular Board Meeting and the November 17, 2016 Special Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: 39 North Bend Street. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Setting of Public Hearing on 39 North Bend […]

Town Court Announces Move Date

As of December 1, 2016 Peru Town Court will be located at its new building at 22 Davey Drive, Peru, N.Y. 12972. Phone – 518-643-4187, Fax 518-643-4188 Until December 1, 2016 the Court address is 3036 Main St., Peru, N.Y. 12972. Phone 518-643-2745 Ext. 1, Fax 518-643-0527

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 […]

Town of Peru – Main St Meeting

Peru – Residents are invited to meet with the Town’s Main St Committee and consultants for a presentation of the Main Street and Hamlet Revitalization Plan and proposed construction projects: Tuesday, November 29th at 7pm in the Town Hall, downstairs. This meeting is supported by funding provided by the New York State Department of State […]

Peru’s 2017 Tax Rates Stable

Editor’s Note: The original story stated that the Confidential Secretary to the Supervisor will receive a $2,000 raise. The correct figure is $1,500.  By John T. Ryan The Town of Peru 2017 Budget approved at a Thursday, November 17th Special Town Board meeting is under the NYS .68% tax cap. Taxpayers will see a small […]

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.

Community Honors Veterans

At the Veterans Day Peru VFW Post 309 Commander Rick Cornish introduced Peru Town Counselor Donald McBrayer, Clinton County Legislator Rob Timmons and Rev. Shnob. A Rifle Salute was conducted by the U.S. Army Reserve Unit of Plattsburgh Center. Taps was performed by Lynn Wilke and Carson Larrow. Click here for a video of proceedings. 

Grateful to our Nation’s Veterans

Photos from today’s Peru Memorial VFW Post 309 Veterans Day Service. The program included a welcome by Post Commander Rick Cornish; Posting of the Colors by the James P. O’Connor Composite Squad Color Guard Civil Air Patrol; Opening Prayer by St. Augustine’s Pastor Rev. Alan Shnob; Addresses by the VFW’s Voice of Democracy Contest Winner […]

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 […]

2017 Preliminary Budget Ready for Review

Public Hearing on 2017 Town of Peru Budget scheduled for Thursday, November 10th at 6:30PM at the Peru Town Hall.

Dog Park Dedicated to Ann and Lynn

By John T. Ryan November 5, 2016 – Peru’s new dog park adjacent to Heyworh/Mason Park was officially dedicated this morning. Town Supervisor Peter Glushko read a Town Board Resolution officially dedicating the park to Ann and Lynn Wilke. Glushko also thanked Peru residents, the Town Board, town employees and everyone who has supported establishing […]

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) […]

Dog Park to be Dedicated to Lynn and Ann Wilke

The new dog park in Peru will be officially opened with a ceremony on Saturday, November 5th at 10AM. During the ceremony, the Town Board of Peru will be dedicating the Dog Park to Lynn & Ann Wilke. Ann Wilke formed a volunteer group a few years back to raise funds for a dog park […]

No Excuse For Not Being in Shape

Peru Water/Sewer/Parks Department personnel have begun installing excessive stations in Heyworth-Mason Park and along the Little Ausable River Trail. Peru Town personnel are performing the work. A $7,058 NYS grant administered by the Clinton County Health Department will pay for the materials. Stump Jump, a series of stumps of various diameters and heights (from 6” […]

The Town Loves To Post Notices on the Electronic Signs, But …

RULES FOR SUBMITTING MESSAGES TO THE COMMUNITY SIGN BOARD: 1.) ONLY (1) LETTER OR SPACE PER BLOCK. 2.) DO NOT SPLIT SINGLE WORDS UP ONTO DIFFERENT LINES 3.) USE ONLY THE SPACE PROVIDED, DO NOT ADD BLOCKS OR EXTRA LETTERS. 4.) IF YOU MUST REARRANGE YOUR MESSAGE TO MAKE IT FIT, PLEASE DO! 5.) *IF […]

Dog Park – Another Community Asset

  Several Peru dogs and residents are getting acquainted with one another this afternoon at our new dog park. The animals are having a great time and the owners say they love the the facility. And yes, the fire hydrant and water bucket are being put to good use.

Striving to be Fair and Consistent

  By John T Ryan Peru – Since becoming Peru’s Code Enforcement Officer on May 31st, Bob Guynup has discovered that Peru is a very busy small town. A 20+ year Wilmington resident, Guynup said, “Before taking this job I didn’t really know a lot about Peru. I knew it’s a bedroom community. Now I […]

This Man Takes His Job Seriously

By John T. Ryan When Dave Drollette became Peru’s Dog Control Officer (DCO) in September 2014 there were 845 licensed dogs in the town. Today 1,098 dogs are licensed, a 36% increase. Drollette’s enforcement activities undoubtedly motivated several people to bring their dogs to the September 6th rabies vaccination clinic at the Peru Fire Station. […]

Town Board Reschedules Budget Workshop

Due to a conflict in scheduling, the Salaries Budget Workshop has been changed from Tuesday October 18th to Wednesday October 19th at 6:30 downstairs.

Saranac considering adding town manager position – Sun Community News & Printing

SARANAC — Town officials are discussing a possible shakeup of the town’s administrative structure. Source: Saranac considering adding town manager position – Sun Community News & Printing

Dog Park Fencing Installed

Peru’s Dog Park adjacent to Heyworth/Mason Park is almost ready to open. The Freedom Fence Company installed 450 linear feet of fencing and a 4′ gate early this week at a cost of $9,305. A dog waste bag dispenser is on order and two maple trees will be planted in the next few days. Signs […]

Town Board to Meet Tonight

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING –  October 13, 2016,  7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of September 26, 2016, the Emergency Board meeting of September 29, 2016, the Emergency Board Meeting of September 30, 2016 and the Special Board meeting of […]

A New Christmas Tree for Peru

By John T. Ryan Peru – The Town of Peru Christmas Tree has a special meaning to Darin Perrotte. He was about 9 years old when his grandfather, Lee Perrotte, asked if he would like to help plant a Christmas Tree at Little Ausable River Park. Lee Perrotte, a well-known local contractor, owned a powered […]

North Main Street Proposal Unveiled

By John T. Ryan  Peru – North Main Street residents will see their street undergo significant changes next year if the plan presented at the Town Board’s September 26, 2016 meeting is implemented.  The planner hired by the town described the Phase #1 changes. “The project would eliminate pavement on the shoulder of North Main […]

Revised Town Board Agenda

REVISED AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING – September 26, 2016 @ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes of the September 12, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: Main Street Plan Presentation DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Clinton County Health Department MOU. DISCUSSION: Pickle Ball Court/Tennis Court Update. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Tom Fusco Appointment […]

Peru celebrates new court house, sewer survey results – Sun Community News & Printing

Tiah Dowling has written such a good story, the Peru Gazette will rely on her reporting for the Peru Town Board’s last meeting.  We will be doing follow-ups on the Lyon Road School and the Courthouse. PERU — Lawmakers had plenty to celebrate during last week’s town meeting. Source: Peru celebrates new court house, sewer […]

Interesting Items on Monday’s Board Agenda

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING,  September 12, 2016, 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of August 22, 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 […]

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 […]

Tonight’s Town Board Agenda

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, August 22, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes of the August 15, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: Court Building Purchase Update. DISCUSSION: Dog Park Update.  DISCUSSION: Pickle Ball Court/Tennis Court Update. DISCUSSION: Increase in Tax Assessor County Contract. […]

Pickleball comes to Peru

By John T. Ryan The small gate is open, two courts are marked and one pickleball net has been installed at the Jenkins Street tennis courts. A second net should arrive soon. Once everything is in place, a pickleball orientation program will be offered. The tennis court is not not open for play. There is […]

Input please!

A Message from Peru Community Development Coordinator Adele Douglas The Town of Peru has been awarded funds from the Clinton County Health Dept. to build Fun/Exercise stations along the Little Ausable River Trail. The idea is to offer additional opportunities for exercise and improving balance in a way that’s fun for a wide range of […]

Attention! Peru Sewer System Users

By John T. Ryan  Peru – America’s aging infrastructure is constantly in the news and Peru’s infrastructure is no exception.  A Town Board commissioned study completed in March 2015 revealed that Peru’s sewage delivery system needs repairs and upgrades estimated to cost more than $4.5 million. Improvements of this nature are typically paid for by […]

A Creative Project to Assist Bicyclists

By John T. Ryan In June Peru Troop 8049 Eagle Scout candidate Andrew Banker asked the Peru Town Board for permission to install two bike repair stations along the Little Ausable River Trail. At the Board’s Monday, August 15, 2016 meeting Banker returned to thank the counselors and to tell them that the stations have […]

Board Revises Tonight’s Meeting Agenda

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING – August 15, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes of the July 25, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. 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: […]

Town Board Watchers Please Note

The Peru Town Board Regular August 1st meeting date has been changed from August 8th to August 15th at 7 p.m.

Dog Park and Pickleball on Board Agenda

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING – July 25, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes of the July 11, 2016 Regular Board Meeting and the Minutes of the July 19, 2016 Special Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: Dog Park Update.  DISCUSSION: Pickle Ball Court/Tennis Court Update. DISCUSSION: Water […]

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