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Peru Town Court Hours Change and Temporary Pay Raise for Judge Denied

By John T. Ryan “It’s a space issue, isn’t it?” remarked Peru Town Attorney Donald Biggs at the Peru Town Board’s August 25, 2014 meeting following a contentious discussion between town counselors and Judge James Kirby. The counselors voted to change the time Peru Town Court convenes disagreeing with the points made by Judge Kirby. […]

Control of cable at issue – Times Union

Control of cable at issue – Times Union.

Public Hearing Tonight at 6:30 on Temporary Town Justice Pay Increase

Temporary Town Justice Pay Increase

Here’s Tonight’s Town Board Agenda

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Should Dogs Be Permitted During Town Park Sporting Events

The presence of dogs may be a thing of the past at sporting events at Laphams Mills and Sullivan Parks. In response to a serious July 30th dog-biting incident at Laphams Mills Park, the Peru Town Board directed Town Attorney Donald Biggs to draft a local law that would prohibit dogs, even on a leash, […]

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: […]

Walking Trail is Bridging the Gap

By Adele Douglas The crane was late and the weather threatening but despite those challenges Fuller Excavating did a great job of placing the bridge over the Little Ausable River, as part of the Town’s Little Ausable River Trail project. Watching the whole operation unfold, from the set-up of the crane, to the maneuvering of […]

Frustration With Engineering Cost Estimates Dominates Board Meeting

By John T. Ryan The Town Board meeting of Monday, July 14th adjourned at 10:15 p.m. following a 40-minute Executive Meeting on personnel issues and long discussions of several other items.  Town Counselors’ frustration with inaccurate engineer cost estimates dominated the meeting as bids came in higher than expected on yet another project. In January […]

NYS Local Government is Very, Very Good to Some Employees — Especially Police

Capitol Confidential » Local government is very, very good to some employees — especially police.

Here’s Monday’s Town Board Agenda

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Peru, NY – Our Hometown

  The Peru Gazette compiled a 6.5 minute slideshow featuring photos we have taken of people and scenes in the Town of Peru. Whenever anyone asks why you love living in or visiting Peru, NY you might consider referring them to this You Tube presentation. The Peru Gazette thanks Don McBrayer for compiling the music.

Town Hall Steps Are Complete

The Peru Town Hall’s new entrance steps were completed this week and the entrance door was reinstalled today, July 17, 2014.  The handicapped entrance is at the rear of the building.

A Reminder: Don’t Forget to Come to Peru on Sunday for The International Peruvian Celebration

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, first-time festive ceremony will occur on Sunday July 20th, 2014. This event has been arranged and coordinated by the Town of Peru Supervisor, Mr. Peter Glushko and Mr. […]

Here’s the Agenda For the Monday, July 14 Town Board Meeting

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Fuller Road Bridge is Open

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

Town to Host International Peruvian Celebration

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, first-time festive ceremony will occur on Sunday July 20th, 2014.  This event has been arranged and coordinated by the Town of Peru Supervisor, Mr. Peter Glushko and Mr. […]

Town Water Contaminant Levels Exceed Limits; Water Department Optimistic About Improvement

VIOLATION NOTICE The Town of Peru has to sample quarterly for total trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids to comply with the disinfection by-products rule for E.P.A. and New York State. Test results for the 1ST quarter of 2014 exceeded the allowable maximum contaminant levels. Results are calculated by averaging the previous 4 quarter’s results. Current results […]

Peru Town Judge John Lawliss Resigns

Peru – Peru Town Justice John Lawliss has resigned citing health concerns. The Town Board accepted Lawliss’s resignation at its Monday, June 23rd meeting. Several Board members praised Lawliss’ nine years of service. Counselor Kregg Bruno said, “I wish he could have been here so we could thank him.” Counselor Brandy McDonald added, “Jack did […]

Peru Concert Series Kicks-off Sunday, June 29th with incaHoots

Click here to see incaHoots Facebook page  Click here for Series Schedule

Town Board Agenda for Monday, June 23, 2014

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Bids Solicited For Route 22 Pedestrian Crossing Light

By John T. Ryan Children living in the Laflure Lane-Washington Street area should soon have a safer route to school. In action at its Monday, May 9th meeting, The Peru Town Board approved the solicitation of bids for a pedestrian crossing light on Route 22 in front of the Peru Elementary School. The flashing light […]

Here’s the Agenda for Tonight’s Town Board Meeting (June 9, 2014)

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Peru’s Longtime Dog Control Officer Resigns

By John T. Ryan Longtime Dog Control Officer Kelly Allen has submitted her resignation to the Town of Peru. Town Supervisor Peter Glushko informed the counselors of the resignation at the Town Board’s May 286h meeting. Glushko commented, “Kelly has done a great job over the past 16 years, but she is retiring as of […]

Full Steam Ahead With Peru Construction

Large dump trucks filled with asphalt and dirt will be a common sight in Peru this summer. Several long-discussed Town of Peru construction projects are underway. They include paving Woodland Drive, Maiden Lane and Button Brook Parkway; replacing a major Fuller Road bridge; constructing the Heyworth/Mason Park to Sullivan Park Walking Trail; and replacing the […]

Hamlet Paving Today

The Town of Peru Highway Department will be paving Buttonwood Parkway, Woodland Drive and Maiden Lane (in that order) on Tuesday, May 29, 2014 beginning at about 7:30 AM.  The project should be complete by about 10 AM.  The streets will be closed or restricted during the paving process.  Yesterday’s rain delayed the paving 24 […]

Monday Town Board Agenda Routine

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Peru Residents May Have to Move Their Online Service From Charter to Comcast

By John T. Ryan Peru Charter Communications customers may be forced to change cable providers. At the Monday, May 12, 2014 Town Board meeting Supervisor Peter Glushko stated that Charter Communications is considering turning over Clinton County service to the Comcast Corporation. The two companies are negotiating an exchange agreement whereby each company would turn […]

Town Board Agenda Includes Contract Awards

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Walking Trail Work Has Begun; Heyworth/Mason Park Closed

A Message from the Town of Peru Please be advised that Steven Fuller Excavating is now building Phase 1 of the Little Ausable River Trail. This 1.5 mile multi-use trail will run from the back of Heyworth/Mason Park to the entrance of Sullivan Park. Work is expected to last until mid-October, until that time Heyworth/Mason […]

Town’s Fund Balance Increases Reducing Debt Burden

By John T. Ryan Town Supervisor Peter Glushko had good news for Town Board members at the Monday, April 28th Board meeting. The Town’s accountants finally completed their analysis of the Town’s accounting records. The general fund balance was determined to be $765,000, an increase of $115,000. As a result the Town will not have […]

Town Board Agenda Includes Capital Project Bonding

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Portion of Fuller Rd. Closing 60+ Days

The Town of Peru Highway Department announced that on Monday, April 30th the Fuller Road will be closed between houses 444 and 447 for a culvert replacement project. The project completion date is June, 30, 2014. No through traffic will be permitted.  Houses 444-447 are just south of the Sullivan Road – Fuller Road intersection.

Town of Peru’s Debt Burden to Increase and Summer Paving Plans Outlined

By John T. Ryan Unplanned expenses, debt and concern about cost estimates were the primary topics at the April 14th Peru Town Board meeting. In the not too distant future, the Town of Peru will be incurring in excess of $1,000,000 in debt. Supervisor Peter Glushko said he would research borrowing costs prior to the […]

Town Board Agenda Includes Fuller Rd. Repair Financing

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Town Spring Cleanup to Begin

The Peru Highway Department has started its spring cleanup, sweeping and fixing torn up lawns, etc. The hamlet will be done when the lawns are hard enough to hold the tractors.  The Department will be working ten-hour days beginning April 14th. They will work Monday-Thursday.

Peru Should Have a Walking Trail by October 31

By John T. Ryan The final costs will exceed estimates by about 15% –$100,000–, but in a few weeks Peru residents should see work commencing on the Little Ausable River Walking Trail. The Peru Town Board at its March 24th meeting unanimously approved a bid of $809,799 from Steven E. Fuller Excavating of Keeseville. Three other […]

Awarding Walking Trail Construction Contract Leads Monday’s Town Board Meeting Agenda

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Parent of Autistic Child Appeals to Town Board For Help

By John T. Ryan The plight of a parent seeking help with the care of his autistic child was the most memorable news at the Peru Town Board’s March 10, 2014 meeting. Steve Vanvalkenburg told the Board, “I’m a sad father. My ten-year old autistic son Ethan requires professional one on one care. He has […]

Walking Trail Primary Subject of Tonight’s Town Board Meeting

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Funding for Local Roads Discussed in Albany

Senator Betty Little (center) talks with county and town highway superintendents during the annual “Local Roads Matter” lobby day in Albany on Wednesday, March 5.  Under the executive budget proposal, funding for the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) and the Federal Municipal Streets and Highways Program (“Marchiselli”) would be held at current levels. The Peru […]

Town Board Appoints New Zoning and Planning Board Members and Agrees to Solicit Walking Trail Construction Bids

By John T. Ryan The Board appointed Bruce R. Germain, Timothy St. Pierre and Steve LaBounty to the Zoning Board of Appeals and Nicholas J. Zagrodzki and Kim Budwick to the Planning Board. Counselor Donald McBrayer favored tabling a vote stating that the Zoning Board members had indicated that they would like to see prospective […]

Monday’s Board Agenda Includes Truck Bid Approval

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PUBLIC HEARING ON 2014 BEST VALUE LAW: February 24, 2014 – 6:30 PM

AGENDA        1. Call Meeting To Order        2. Pledge of Allegiance        3.  Roll Call      4. MOTION:         To Open the Public Hearing.      5. DISCUSSION:  Community Input and Questions      6. MOTION:         To Close the Public Hearing.      7.  MOTION:     […]

Peru Drama Club Presents Bye Bye Birdie

An Invitation from the Peru Drama Club Come one come all down to Peru Jr/Sr High School auditorium on March 6th & 7th at 7:30pm and March 8th at 3:00 and 8:00pm. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. Tickets can be purchased at Peru Pharmacy (518-643-6499 ext. 5184), , or at the door. […]

Town Board Choses Adirondack Humane Society as Peru’s Animal Shelter and Advises Residents on its Mailbox Policy

The Adirondack Humane Society is Peru’s new Dog Shelter provider. The Peru Town Board voted unanimously to enter into a contract with the Adirondack Humane Society at its February 10, 2014 meeting.  The Elmore SPCA previously these services for many years, but the Town proposed significant contract changes and the two parties could not reach […]

Peru Town Board Meeting Agenda For February 10th

Agenda, Peru Town Board Meeting of February 10, 2014

Town Supervisor Glushko Discusses Peru’s Recent Past and Future

By John T. Ryan Peter Glushko has been serving the Town of Peru for over 15 years – the first eight years as a Town Counselor and the last four years as Town Supervisor.  On January 1st, Glushko began his second four-year term of office. The Peru Gazette interviewed Glushko about the Town’s major accomplishments over the […]

Dog Control and Sidewalk Maintenance Highlight Town Board Meeting

By John T. Ryan Dog Control was the primary subject at the Monday, January 27, 2014 Peru Town Board meeting. The Board passed a revised Dog Control Law. Town Attorney Donald Biggs said the new law incorporates changes in New York State’s Agricultural and Markets regulations and a few other minor items into Local Law […]

2014 Dog Control Law Public Hearing Tonight

AGENDA PUBLIC HEARING ON 2014 DOG LAW  January 27, 2014, 6:30 PM    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

Agenda for Town Board Monday, January 27 Meeting

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McBrayer Seated and Board Has Favorable Reaction to Town Hall Entrance Plans

By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board conducted its first regular meeting of 2014 on Monday, January 13th.  Supervisor Peter Glushko welcomed Counselor Donald McBrayer to the Board. McBrayer, who is also Town of Peru Republican Chairman, succeeds Counselor Susan Polhemus. Counselor McBrayer said he would be attending the three-day training program for newly […]

Salaries Set, Appointments Made, Liaisons Appointed, Meeting Dates Set

By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board conducted its 2014 Organizational Meeting on Monday, January 13, 2013.  All agenda resolutions were passed unanimously with the exception of the Zoning Board and Planning Board Chairmanships and Vice-Chairmanships, which will be acted on when the Zoning and Planning Board recommendations have been received.  Click here for 2014 […]

Town Board Organizational Meeting and Regular Meeting Agendas For January 13

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Former Town Supervisor Kenneth Jahn Passes Away

By John T. Ryan (Story Updated 12/26/13  to include Kenneth Jahn Obituary)  The Peru Town meeting of Monday, December 23rd began with a sad note when Supervisor Peter Glushko stated that the Town Hall had received a call on the passing of Kenneth Jahn who served as Peru Town Supervisor from 1996 to 2005. Ken […]

A Holiday Message From Town Supervisor Peter Glushko

To the Residents and the Employees of the Town of Peru: As Town Supervisor, along with my wife, Karen, I would like to extend a special wish for the employees, elected officials and the residents of the Town of Peru during this most wonderful time of the year.  As our celebrations get underway, it is […]

Here’s Monday’s Town Board Agenda

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING December 23, 2013@ 7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION:    Approval of Minutes for the December 9 2013 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION:  Passing of Town Zoning Law. DISCUSSION:  2013 Budget Amendments and Fund Transfers. DISCUSSION:  Fuller Road Repairs Update.  DISCUSSION:  Garage Roof Repair […]

Peru’s Declining Assessed Value and Higher Tax Rates Explained

By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Council held the 2014 town tax levy increase to 1.5%; however, tax rates will rise by 8.8%. Why? Primarily because the town’s total assessed value has declined by $2.3 million over the past two years. The Peru Gazette sat down with Town of Peru Assessor Timothy Surpitski to […]

Culvert Repair Delayed and Costs Increase

By John T. Ryan Culvert repairs and legal expenses and will cost the Town of Peru more than expected. Vandalism also costs the Town both money and employee time. In action at the Town Board December 9, 2013 meeting, the Board approved a contract change order in the amount of $42,575. Highway Superintendent Michael Farrell […]

Region Chosen as Innovation Hot Spot Winner; Peru’s Walking Trail to receive $228,000

Region chosen as Innovation Hot Spot winner » Breaking News » Press-Republican.

Plow Purchase Approved, Bloomfield Drive Resident Concerned and Jennnifer Madore Appointed to Youth Commission

The Peru Gazette did not cover the Town Board Meeting of November 9, 2013.   The meeting included  a complaint from Bloomfield Drive resident Lindsey Wendorff regarding her concern about a situation on her street. Here is that portion of the approved minutes. Lindsey Wendorff – 42 Bloomfield Drive. Ms. Wendorff addresses the board and refers […]

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