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Regular Mtg Agenda Nov 25 2013
By John T. Ryan It appears that the North Country business community has recognized that the Bear Swamp Road is a great place to do business. Livingood’s Restaurant is scheduled to open in a few days; Allen Turner’s four new apartments behind McDonald’s are being rapidly occupied and tonight the Zoning Board gave its approval […]
Posted: November 20th, 2013 under Business News, General News, Northern NY News, Peru News, Peru resident news/accomplishments, Peru/Regional History, Planning Board News, Town Board News, Zoning Board News.
By John T. Ryan The absentee votes have been counted and according to the unofficial vote count Donald McBrayer will become a member of the Peru Town Council on January 1, 2014. On Election Day McBrayer led Lana Knight by 12 votes. After counting absentee ballots, he led by 15 votes. Two Town Council seats […]
Posted: November 20th, 2013 under Business News, General News, Northern NY News, Peru News, Peru resident news/accomplishments, Peru/Regional History, Political News, Town Board News, Zoning Board News.
This was the scene at the Clinton County Board of Elections at 3:45 this afternoon as officials counted absentee ballots. The Peru Town Council seat sought by Republican Donald McBrayer and Democrat Lana Knight is undecided with McBrayer leading by only twelve votes on Election Day. Absentee voters will decide the election.
By John T. Ryan Peru’s Town leaders have managed to limit the town’s 2014 tax levy increase to 1.5%; nevertheless, there will be an 8.8% tax rate increase in both Town General and Town Highway taxes. The General Fund Tax Rate will increase from $1.93 to $2.10 per thousand while the Highway Fund Tax Rate […]
By John T. Ryan The program handed out at today’s VFW Post 309 Veterans Day Service included these words: What is a Veteran? “A Veteran whether active duty, retired or reserve is someone who at one point in his or her life wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for […]
By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board got a surprise at its November 4, 2013 meeting. Board members learned that the zoning law that they thought they passed on October 28, 2013 might have to be voted on a second time. Town Attorney Donald Biggs told the Board, “There are things that have to […]
Story Updated and Corrected 11/8/13 12:00 PM (Our original story did not differentiate between the civilian and military ballot receipt dates) By John T. Ryan The name of Peru’s new Town Councilperson will not be known until at least November 18th. That’s the date when non-military and military absentee ballots will be counted. As of […]
By John T. Ryan These are the Peru 2013 candidate vote totals, not including absentee ballots. It was a very low voter turnout, even for an off-year election, with only 1,366 (33%) voters casting ballots. Absentee votes will increase that total slightly. The winner of the second open Town Council will be announced after absentee […]
James Douglass easily won reelection to the Peru Town Council with 987 votes, however, the race for the second open seat is too close to call. With absentee votes still to be counted, Donald McBrayer tallied 729 votes, twelve votes more than Lana Knight who garnered 717 votes. The Peru Gazette will update with the […]
The Peru Town Board will conduct a Public Hearing on the Town’s 2014 Preliminary Budget on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6:30 PM. The Board will accept comments on the budget. The Peru Gazette hopes to provide more information on the budget prior to the Pubic Hearing if time permits. Click Here to Review Preliminary […]
Regular Mtg Agenda Nov4 2013
Town of Peru 2013 Sample Ballot Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2013. There are also six NYS Constitution Amendments to be voted on. Please review them carefully. They are very important to several communities and New York residents. Six Amendments to the NYS Constitution Note that although his name appears on the ballot Democrat […]
On Tuesday, November 5th, Peru voters will have the opportunity to either reelect incumbent Town Clerk/Tax Collector Kathleen Flynn or to elect her challenger John Facteau. The Peru Gazette posed five questions to each candidate and they were kind enough to respond. 1. Summarize your educational background, primary employment history, a little about your family […]
Next Tuesday, November 5, 2013 voters will go to the polls to cast their ballots for their preferred candidates for office. There are two open seats on the Peru Town Council and three candidates are seeking election to office. The Peru Gazette contacted James Douglass, Lana Knight and Donald McBrayer and asked each person to […]
Download the 2013 – 2014 Youth Commission Program Chaperone Registration Download the 2013 – 2014 Youth Commission Ski Program Registration • The Youth Commission Program (YCP) is for student’s ages* 8-18 *Minimum Age 8 years old by December 1, 2013 • A birth Certificate will be required during registration
By John T. Ryan (Updated 7:45 AM 10/30/13 to clarify the deleted agricultural lands proposal. The Peru Town Board voted to approve revisions in the Zoning Law at its October 28, 2013 meeting. The changes will not go into effect until approved by the New York Department of State. Formulating and enacting the Zoning Law […]
This is a story the Peru Gazette published on February 14, 2012. We have been informed that the only significant change made since that story is the elimination of the so-called agricultural overlays. Why is Peru adopting a new Zoning Law and what changes are being proposed?
AGENDA PUBLIC HEARING ON NEW ZONING LAW ADOPTION October 28, 2013 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
Regular Mtg Agenda Oct 28 2013
At a Peru Town Board Special Meeting held on October 22, 2013, 6:30 PM the following resolution was passed: A RESOLUTION AWARDING FULLER ROAD CULVERT REPLACEMENT AT DRY MILL BROOK BID TO STEVE E. FULLER EXCAVATION, INC. WHEREAS, the Town Board has received certain bids in response to its request for same in connection with the Fuller Road Culvert […]
Capitol Confidential » Rest easy New Yorkers, sale of Eurasian boar is now banned.
Correction 10/17/13: Corrected to read “Hazard Mitigation.” First post read “Flood Hazards.” By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board has a full schedule this month as it formulates its 2014 fiscal year budget and holds its regular meetings and a public hearing on changes in the zoning law. At the Monday, October 14th meeting […]
Title: Water Department Budget Workshop Location: Peru Town Hall Description: Town Board discusses 2014 Water Department Budget Start Time: 18:30 Date: 2013-10-21 End Time: 20:30
itle: Town Board Sewer Budget Workshop Location: Peru Town Hall Description: Town Board to discuss the 2014 department/district budgets. Start Time: 18:30 Date: 2013-10-16 End Time: 20:30
Regular Mtg Agenda Oct102013
Town Budget Workshops – all times 6:30-8:30PM: October 9 - Highway October 16 – Sewer/Valcour October 21 – Water October 29 – Salaries October 29 – If Needed - Town Board Meeting scheduled for Monday October 28, 2013 7:00PM […]
Over 300 Peru children along with coaches, family and friends crowded into Laphams Mills Park today for the 2013 Peru Youth Commission Soccer Challenge. Youth Commission Chairman Greg Mills and Town of Peru Youth Director John Flynn thanked all the coaches, volunteers, sponsors and parents for their support. Twenty-one teams participated in today’s games. Members […]
By John T. Ryan At the September 9th Town Board meeting Peru Highway Superintendent Michael Farrell told the Town Board that repairing the highway department’s garage roof would cost less than expected. At the Monday, September 25th Board meeting Farrell reported that the town’s engineers think that it’s too late to start the project this […]
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Calkins Rd., Reservoir Rd. and possibly Quaker Springs water pressure be reduced on Monday; All users asked to conserve water
Message from the Peru Water Superintendent
Regular Mtg Agenda Sept 23 2013
Redford siblings charged with stealing truck » Local News » Press-Republican.
During the next few weeks New York’s towns will be preparing their 2014 fiscal year budgets. Peru Town Supervisor Peter Glushko was kind enough to give the Peru Gazette a copy of two articles which recently appeared in the Association of Towns magazine. One article is titled “Town Budget Process” and the other is titled […]
By John T. Ryan Following the Monday, July 9, 2013 Town Board meeting The Peru Gazette asked Town Counselor Kregg Bruno if he was going to run for the office of Peru Town Supervisor in the November elections. Bruno responded, ”I am not running for the office of Peru Town Supervisor. The current supervisor is doing […]
By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board had some good news at its Monday, September 9, 2013 meeting. Highway Superintendent Michael Farrell, who often has to deliver bad news about expensive equipment/road repairs, informed the Board that repairs to the highway department’s garage roof would be significantly reduced. The cost could be as low […]
1 Clinton County primary race Tuesday » Local News » Press-Republican.
Story Corrected 7:35 AM – Monday 9, 2013. Neither Kimberly Davis nor Susan Polhemus have the Conservative Party endorsement. By John T. Ryan Peru’s registered Independence and Conservative Party voters will have a chance to express their preferences for candidates on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in Clinton County’s primary elections. Balloting will take place at […]
Regular Mtg Agenda Sept92013
One of Peru’s most respected residents, John Roach, was laid to rest today. Family, friends, former students, professional associates and fire fighters attended his funeral mass at St. Augustine’s Church and burial in the parish cemetery. The Peru Gazette photographed part of the wonderful tribute to this outstanding man. Click here for photos. Here is […]
By John T. Ryan Town leaders learned that 2014 budgeting would be a challenge for Peru as it will likewise be for almost all towns. The New York State property tax cap has been set at 1.66% down from 2%. Inflation declined; therefore by the tax cap must decrease. Tax increases can exceed the cap, […]
Capitol Confidential » Local governments will see small dip in pension costs.
Regular Mtg Agenda August 26 2013
By Adele Douglas On Thursday August 8th an illegal party at Sullivan Park attended by over 200 teens from Peru and nearby towns was broken up by New York State Police by mid-night. Addressing the situation at the Monday, August 12th Town Board meeting Town Supervisor Peter Glushko and Deputy Supervisor Brandy McDonald said they […]
Regular Mtg Agenda Aug122013
The Town of Peru Republicans caucused on Thursday, August 1, 2013 and nominated five people for town offices. Pete Glushko for Supervisor Kathy Flynn for Town Clerk/Tax Collector Donald McBrayer for Town Council Michael Farrell for Highway Superintendent John “Jack” Lawliss for Town Justice Donald McBrayer, Democrat James Douglass and Democrat Lana Knight will vie […]
By John T. Ryan Peru is one of the few communities north of New York City to experience an increase in population during the past ten years (9.9%). Undoubtedly Allen Turner’s foresight and willingness to take a business risk has played an important role in that growth. During that period Turner constructed twenty-two single-family homes […]
Posted: July 24th, 2013 under Business News, General News, Peru News, Peru resident news/accomplishments, Peru/Regional History, Planning Board News, Town Board News, Zoning Board News.
By John T. Ryan Concern expressed by a Peru resident about two registered sex offenders residing in the hamlet was the primary news item at the Monday, July 22, 2013 Town Board Meeting. In an email to Supervisor Peter Glushko, the resident stated that two level 2 sex offenders were residing on Elm St. The […]
Boil Water – lifted- 7-20-13