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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


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 […]

Monday’s Board Agenda Includes Location of Judges’ Chambers

               AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, June 8, 2015,  7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of May 11 2015 and the Town Board Regular meeting of May 27, 2015. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from all Departments: (Water/Sewer/Valcour; Highway; Town Clerk; Dog Control; Youth Department; […]

Peru Town Court Location Under Discussion Once Again

By John T. Ryan A location for Peru Town Court is on the Town Board’s Agenda again after Councilman Kregg Bruno raised the issue at the Monday, May 27, 2015 Town Board Meeting. Bruno said, “Before I left (Bruno was excused from all meetings beginning December 31st through April 27th) we talked about moving the […]

Board Agenda Includes “Waste Water System of the Year Award”and Planning for Peruvian Festival II Continues

DRAFT AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING May 27, 2015@ 7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the May 11, 2015 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: Teen Anglers Update  DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Clinton County Snow And Ice Contract  DISCUSSION: Annual Water Quality Report DISCUSSION: Judges’ Chambers DISCUSSION: Bear Swamp Water […]

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 […]

Town Board Agenda for Tonight’s Meeting

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A Special Birthday Celebration

Peru – Alexis Hanson celebrated her 8th birthday on April 26, 2015, just four days after Earth Day, a day of worldwide support for the earth’s environment.  When her mom Kristin asked her what she’d like for a party Alexis responded, “I’d like to do something for Earth Day.” What better way to do support […]

Trees Along the Trail

Adele Douglas and her daughter Emily An enthusiastic  group of volunteers turned out this morning at 10AM for the TD Bank sponsored Trees Along the Trail Event. TD Bank donated 275 trees of 9 species to the town for placement along the Peru’s beautiful new Walking Trail.  Town Supervisor Peter Glushko welcomed the volunteers including […]

$65k+ Lawsuit, “Wonderful Water,” Technology Upgrades and Peruvian International Festival #2

Peru – Town Board Meeting, Monday, April 27, 2015 – A four-year long court case has been expensive for both the Town of Peru and for Henry and Kevin Dashnaw, owners of the Adirondack Golf and Country Club. The Town of Peru has spent in excess of $65,000. The Dashnaw’s attorney Matthew Norfolk has stated […]

Oil Transport, Peruvian Festival, Solar Power, Audit on Town Board Agenda – April 27, 2015

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

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

Safe Routes to Schools, Dog Waste, Sewer System Upgrades, Tree Donations Highlight Board Meeting

By John T. Ryan Children, parents and staff walking or biking to the Peru Central School should have a safer route to travel in a few months. On Monday, April 13, 2015 the Peru Town Board approved a $143,729 bid from Branon Construction Company Inc. of Plattsburg to implement a second Safe Routes to Schools […]

Historical Photo Needed

Do you or anyone you know possess a photo of the Peru Grange Hall which once located at the site of current Peru Town Hall? Town Historian Ron Allen needs the photo to complete the town’s historical collection and to include it on one of the historical signs to be placed along Main Street. Ron […]

Monday’s Board Agenda Includes Dog Waste Problem and Sewer System Repair/Upgrades

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, April 13, 2015, 7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of January 26, 2015 and for the Regular Board Meeting of March 23, 2015. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from all Departments: (Water/Sewer/Valcour; Highway; Town Clerk; Dog Control; Youth Department; Code/Zoning; Supervisor’s […]

IT Provider Hired and Sewer Study Recommends $4.5M+ Improvements

By John T Ryan To choose a large company or a small provider: that was the question before the Peru Town Board at its Monday, March 23, 2015 meeting. “Small” won out as the board voted 4-0 to select Simon Moore as the Town of Peru’s new IT provider. The Board interviewed five companies, which […]

Youth Program Sign Ups

The Peru Youth Commission will be holding sign ups for all Town of Peru Youth on Friday March 20th from 6-9 pm and Saturday March 21 at from 9 – noon. Sign ups will include Baseball, Softball, Summer Activities and Fall Soccer. Employment opportunities will also be offered for youth ages 14. -18. All youth […]

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.

Peru Named New York State’s Most Affordable Small Town

Most affordable small towns – Business Insider.

Accident at Intersection Results in Action and Proposal to Change Dog Law Penalties

Peru – February 23, 2015 A comment made on the Peru Gazette website appears to have encouraged the Peru Town Board to do more than install a streetlight at the intersection of the Brand Hollow Road – Military Turnpike Extension. At the Monday, February 23rd board meeting Town Supervisor Peter Glushko mentioned comments by Lisa […]

Peru Youth Sports Registration – March 20 and 21

2015 Peru Youth Sports Programs – Registration will be Friday March 20th from 5 pm – 9 pm and Saturday March 21 from 9 am – 12 pm at Town Hall. Spring Sports: T-Ball, Baseball and Softball T-ball ages 5 to 6 Grasshopper ages 7 – 9 Pee Wee ages 10 – 12 +++ Ages […]

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 […]

Town Board Agenda Published

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The Majority of Peru’s Residents Did Not Vote

By John T. Ryan Party leaders say 49% was a good turnout; nevertheless, 51% of Peru’s registered voters failed to exercise their civic responsibility in the November 2014 election. They took no part in electing a member of Congress, New York State Governor, Member of the New York State Assembly and Peru Town Justice. In […]

Energy Supplier Changed and Another Attempt to Implement Safe Routes to School Program

By John T. Ryan Ambit Energy will soon become the Town of Peru’s energy suppler. The Peru Town Board authorized a switch from NYSEG to Ambit Energy at its Monday, January 26, 2015 meeting. The Board expects to save a minimum of 2% annually compared to NYSEG, plus because the town has 15 or more […]

Draft Town Board Meeting Agenda Published

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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 Board Monday Agenda

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, January 12, 2015, 7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of minutes for the Public Hearing of December 22 and Town Board Regular Meetings of December 22 and December 31, 2014. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from all Departments: (Water/Sewer/Valcour; Highway; Town Clerk; Dog Control; Youth Department; Code/Zoning; Supervisor’s Report; […]

Town Board 2015 Organization Meeting Scheduled

 AGENDA TOWN BOARD ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING JANUARY 12, 2015 – 6:30 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2015 Salaries for Elected Positions: DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approval of 2015 Appointees DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2015 Appointee Salaries and Frequency of Payments DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of Town Department Liaisons DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2015 Regular Town Board Meeting Dates […]

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 […]

Peru Awarded NYS Community Enhancement Grants

The Town of Peru has been awarded grants totaling $200,000 to be used to enhance its central area or core. $25,000 was awarded last summer and a $175,000 grant was announced at the Town Board’s December 22, 2014 meeting. The New York State Department of State awarded the grants through its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. […]

Board Agenda Includes Dog Shelter, Energy Supplier and Town Court Location

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Public Hearing Tonight on Raising Water and Sewer Rates

AGENDA PUBLIC HEARING ON 2015 Water/Sewer Rates, December 22, 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 Click here to see the earlier Peru Gazette story on the rate increases.

Ambit Energy Makes Presentation and Court Relocation Still Under Consideration

By John T. Ryan Energy costs and relocating Peru Town Court were the primary topics at the Monday, December 8, 2014 Peru Town Board meeting. Supervisor Peter Glushko related that at a recent town supervisors’ meeting Supervisor Bernie Bassett said Plattsburgh had saved thousands of dollars using Ambit Energy as its natural gas and electricity […]

Public Hearing Scheduled For Water-Sewer Rate Increases

By John T. Ryan Peru water users can expect to see water and sewer rate increases effective January 1, 2015. The Town Board has scheduled a Public Hearing on the rate increases for Monday, December 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. A district resident utilizing 17,500 gallons of water quarterly will see an approximate 8% water […]

Dog Shelter, Water Rates on Monday’s Agenda

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Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival on Friday

Mike Hanlon and Matt Houser were busy this morning decorating the Gazebo at Little Ausable River Park. All will be ready for the Friday, December 5th Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Caroling begins at 6:45 p.m. Santa arrives at 7 p.m. or shortly thereafter.

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 […]

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