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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 […]

Peru collars rogue golf cart driver – Sun Community News & Printing

PERU — “Mad Maxine” has been apprehended. Source: Peru collars rogue golf cart driver – Sun Community News & Printing

Town Board Agrees to Purchase Credit Union Building

By John T. Ryan At a July 20, 2016 Special Meeting, the Peru Town Board took a major step in resolving the Peru Town Court location issue when it unanimously voted to purchase the property formerly occupied by the Peru Central School Federal Credit Union at 22 Davey Drive. The agreed purchase price is $115,000, […]

Several Building Permit Fees to Increase

By John T Ryan Peru – Peru’s residential and commercial building permit applicants will be subject to a new fee schedule as of August 1, 2016. The Town Board unanimously approved the new schedule at its Monday, July 11, 2016 meeting. The Board asked Code Enforcement Officer Bob Guynup to recommend a fee schedule that […]

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 […]

Pickleball May be Coming to Peru

By John T. Ryan Peru’s pickleball enthusiasts may have a place to play in the very near future. No vote was taken, but the Town Board moved in the direction of opening the Jenkins Street tennis courts for pickleball play at its July 11, 2016 meeting. Town Supervisor Peter Glushko stated, “I’ve of the opinion […]

Special Town Meeting Tuesday

The Town of Peru, Town Board is holding a Special Meeting on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM, at the Peru Town Hall.  The purpose of the Special Meeting will be to discuss and act upon property search. Peru Gazette Note:  The Town Board has been searching for a new location for Town Court.

Agenda Town Bard Regular Meeting – July 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 June 27, 2016 and the Minutes for the Town Board Special Meeting of June 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 […]

Off On a Great Note

The band “Taylor and the Intangibles” kicked off the Sunday night summer concert season at the Little Ausable River Park Gazebo last night. Peru’s own Tom Longware is the band’s lead guitarist. Taylor LaValley is a great lead singer. The good crowd appeared to have a great time and the music didn’t stop until 8:15. […]

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 […]

Cost of Repair is Being Determined

By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board has been discussing the future use of the Jenkins Street tennis courts for the past several months. Installing pickleball courts and even the sale of the property have been mentioned. The courts have been closed since the appearance of two sinkholes raised safety concerns. A multitude of […]

Gazebo Sunday Concerts Begin This Weekend

Every Sunday night from 6:00 to 8:00 PM – July 3rd through August 28th at Little Ausable River Park in Peru.  JULY 3 TAYLOR AND THE INTANGIBLES – CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY ROCK  JULY 10 incaHOOTS – ROCK, SOUTHERN ROCK, NEW COUNTRY  JULY 17 BOOTLEG BAND – COUNTRY, TOP 40 VARIETY, 60’S ROCK TO TODAY  JULY 24 FROZEN […]

Town Board Special Meeting Thursday, June 30th

The Town of Peru, is holding a Special Meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 6:30 PM.  The purpose of the Special Meeting will be to allow the board to adjourn into an executive session to discuss the CSEA contract proposal.  The meeting will take place at the Town Hall, in the Town of Peru.

Here’s Tonight’s Town Board Agenda

TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING – June 27, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes of the June13, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from Town Clerk and Peru Youth Department  DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Sale of Highway Department  ISCUSSION: AES Sewer Contract.  DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approval of Town Income […]

Peru Loses One of Its Most Respected Residents

Peru – Ethel Dashnaw Stewart, 94, of 6 Holden Avenue, Peru, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the UVM Health Network, CVPH, Plattsburgh. She was born in Peru, on September 15, 1921, the daughter of Albert and Emma (Soulia) Dashnaw. Ethel began formal education in a one-room school house, […]

Lyon Street School Repairs Continue

By John T. Ryan After what appeared to be a pause, restoration or at least stabilization of the Town’s Lyon Street School is continuing. At the regular May 25th Town Board meeting, Peru Town Counselors accepted a Rob’s Repair bid of $3191.20 to repair and paint the school’s bell tower and bell. Contractor Rob Timmons […]

Agenda Town Board Regular Meeting – June 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 May 25, 2016 and Special Meeting of June 1, 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/RESOLUTION: Apple […]

Peru Town Court Relocation Still Under Discussion

By John T. Ryan Moving Peru Town Court from the Town Hall’s main floor to another location is an issue that will apparently never die, at least not as long as Town Justice James Kirby is in office. At the Town Board’s May 25th meeting Kirby asked the Board for guidance stating that New York […]

Play Ball Kids

Story by John T. Ryan, Photos by James Neyenhouse (Editor’s Note – 29 photos were added to the link below at 2:55 p.m. on Sunday, June 5th) Peru – June 4, 2016 Assemblyman Janet Duprey was on hand this morning to throw the first pitch at the Peru Youth Commission’s Early Bird Tournament. Over 300 […]

Emergency Town Board Meeting Wednesday Evening

The Town of Peru, will be holding an Emergency Meeting, on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 6:30 PM, at the Town Hall.    The purpose of the meeting will be to hire a temporary employee for the Water/Sewer/Parks Department.

Peru Needs Significant Sewer System Upgrades

Town Board Schedules Workshop to Clarify Costs and Priorities  By John T. Ryan Candidates for national office often talk about the need to rebuild America’s infrastructure. Peru’s sewer line infrastructure is a good example. Last March former Water-Sewer Department Superintendent Greg Timmons reported that an AES Engineering long-range study commissioned by the Town Board had […]

Councilman Donald McBrayer’s Memorial Day Message at the Peru VFW

  Click here to view four-minute video 

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