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A message from Adele Douglas of Peru’s Main Street Project Committee As part of the Town’s Main Street Project, a focus group will be meeting on Monday, May 16th, from 6:00 to 7:30pm at the Town Hall. If you live on, operate or own a business on Rte 22, between Bear Swamp Rd and Sullivan […]
Peru – April 30, 2016 59 degrees, sunny and absolutely beautiful at Heyworth/Mason Park about 5 p.m today. This morning volunteers planted trees along the park riverbank. This afternoon joggers, families and teens were enjoying the park and walking trail. Jerry Ero, who planted trees this morning, was back. This time he was picking up […]
Approximately 20 volunteers planted about 225 trees this morning at Heyworth/Mason Park. The goal was to prevent or reduce river erosion. The trees were donated by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The program was coordinated by the Clinton County Soil and Conservation District and Adele Douglas here in Peru. It was an absolutely beautiful […]
Posted: April 30th, 2016 under Adirondack Region News, Agricultural News, Community Events, Environmental News, General News, Northern NY News, Peru News, Peru resident news/accomplishments, Peru/Regional History, Town Board News.
By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board and many Peru residents have had hopes that by late this year pickleball courts would be ready for play at the now closed Jenkins Street tennis courts. It’s not going to happen! At the Monday, April 25th Town Board meeting Counselor Donald McBrayer, a vocal pickleball supporter, […]
By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board will be interviewing candidates for Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) on Monday, May 2nd and Tuesday, Mary 3rd. Town Supervisor Peter Glushko said seven applications had been received as of the Monday, April 25th Town Board Meeting. Glushko and Counselors James Langley and Donald McBrayer met with Acting […]
By John T. Ryan The Peru Highway Department plans to pave a little over 3 miles of highway this summer. At the Peru Town Board Meeting of April 25, 2016 Highway Superintendent Michael Farrell said the roadways would include: McDonald Place, Birchwood Drive, LaFlure Lane, Maplewood Drive, Paine Street and a portion of the Patent […]
Beginning May 4th, Town of Peru Historian Ron Allen will be in his office at the Town Hall every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. Other hours are available by appointment by calling Ron at 561-0038.
By John T. Ryan A date and time have been set and volunteers are needed to plant trees in Heyworth/Mason Park. Anyone willing to help should report to the park this coming Saturday, April 30th at 9 a.m. Over 200 trees will be planted near or on the banks of the Little Ausable River. The […]
1. Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes of the March 28, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: New Cover for Highway Salt Shed DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: First Niagara Leasing Agreement. DISCUSSION: CHIPs Update. DISCUSSION: Code Enforcement Officer Interviews. DISCUSSION: Code Office Update. DISCUSSION: Subdivision Regulations Committee. DISCUSSION: Dunkin Doughnuts Sidewalk. […]
For the past several days Peru Highway personnel have been picking up winter sand and salt along hamlet roadsides. Now they’re moving into Peru’s several subdivisions. Today they’re in Quaker Springs. Ormsby Circle and Quaker Highlands are next. The good weather is expediting this year’s cleanup, which is expected to last three to four weeks. […]
Code Enforcement Hiring Progresses Park Vandalism Continues Trees to be Planted Along River Mower Purchased From Local Business And More By John T. Ryan Peru – The building season is beginning; however, Peru doesn’t have a full-time Code Enforcement Officer (CEO). Frank Slycord, the previous CEO, left his job in early March. Commenting at the […]
Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of March 28, 2016, and the Special Board meeting of April 5, 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 […]
SHAPE UP CLINTON COUNTY! (Read our previous story for background information.) New and Exciting Program for YOUR Kids this Summer Gymnastics,/Tumbling, Hip Hop Dance, Golf, Karate and Archery. Registration for all of the following Peru Youth Commission Activities will be held on Friday, April 8th from 5 PM- 9 PM and Friday, April 15th from […]
The Peru Youth Commission will be holding registration for all of their Summer and Fall Activities on Friday April 8th from 5 PM- 9 PM and Friday April 15th from 5-9 PM at the Peru Town Hall. Activities include Team Sports for Baseball/Softball, and Soccer. Summer weekly camps in Soccer, Tennis and Arts and Crafts […]
By John T. Ryan The Town of Peru and its Youth Commission is well known for the vibrant summer programs. Thanks to collaboration between the CVPH Foundation and five local communities including Peru, even more activities will be available this summer. The Fitness in the Parks Program funded by a $200,000 New York State Health […]
Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Minutes of the March 14, 2016 Public Hearing and for the Minutes of the March 14, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: Codes/Zoning Office Update. DISCUSSION: New Mower Purchase. DISCUSSION: Proposed Increase in Water Hook Up Fee. DISCUSSION: Highway […]
By John T. Ryan Code Enforcement Officer Resigns CSEA to Represent Highway Department Employees Judge Kirby Would Still Like to Move Town Court Downstairs Parks Damaged by Motorized Vehicles Frank Slycord, Peru’s Code Enforcement Officer (CEO), has resigned and a replacement is being sought. Town Supervisor Peter Glushko informed the public of Slycord’s decision at […]
PERU — Town officials decided to hold off on approving a proposed dog licensing law at Monday’s public hearing. Source: Updated dog law on hold, for now – Sun Community News & Printing
Motorized vehicles, including golf carts, are not allowed to use the Little Ausable River Walking Trail. On Wednesday, March 9th, a Peru resident accompanied by two young children was encountered driving a golf cart on the trail. A motorized vehicle also damaged the grass field leading to the trail from the Heyworth-Mason stone building. It’s […]
Highway Department: Town Hires Labor Relations Attorney Providing information requested by the Peru Gazette Intersection Safety: Issues Still Under Review Bear Swamp Road: Sidewalk Plan Under Development Sand-Salt Shed: Repair Alternatives Being Explored Town Hall: Basement Cleanup Initiated By John T. Ryan In addition to the proposed changes in Peru’s Dog Law other business was […]
By John T. Ryan Peru – If history is a guide, when a matter involving Elmore SPCA is included in a Peru Town Board meeting agenda, a controversy is likely to ensue. The Monday, February 22, 2016 Board meeting was no exception. During the “Public Comments on Agenda Items Only” portion of the meeting, Elmore SPCA […]
A closeup look at the placement of the historic Mason painting in the Peru Town Hall. The wall hanging that was located behind the presiding officer has been moved to a prominent place on the left side of the main room. Click here to view all our Peru Gazette photos.
PERU — Disagreements in dog licensing redemption procedures have Peru town officials and Elmore SPCA on a tight leash. Source: Life is “ruff” in Peru – Sun Community News & Printing
Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the February 8, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Codes/Zoning Office Internal Audit DISCUSSION: Bear Swamp Road Sidewalk.
Highway Department to purchase Gradall Excavator and pick-up truck Highway Department Sand-Salt Usage Declines Sewer System Needs Upgrades And More By John T. Ryan The Mason family’s presentation of an historic artwork to the Town of Peru was not the only important subject at the Monday, February 8, 2016 Peru Town Board Meeting. The Town […]
By John T. Ryan Peru – Pending a few more governmental approvals, by July 1st Peru should have a new Dunkin’ Donuts adjacent to Langley Insurance on the Bear Swamp Road. The Peru Planning Board approved M & W Foods’ sketch plans at its Wednesday, February 10, 2016 meeting. More detailed drawings must be submitted […]
L-R Kevin Larkin, Rebecca Getman Larkin, Eli and Georgie Larkin, Ann Mason Getman, Carol and Ron Allen, Supervisor Peter Glushko, Douglas Mason By John T. Ryan “We really feel this painting is coming back to its real home,” commented Ann Mason Getman at the Monday, February 8, 2016 Town Board meeting as she presented […]
AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, February 8, 2016, 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of January 25, 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: […]
By John T. Ryan Highlights of the Peru Town Board meeting of January 25, 2016 included: The possibility of more youth activities, highway department expenditures, Main Street planning, cell phones for department heads, high praise for a town employee, zoning and planning board leadership, dog identification and other matters. Counselor Donald McBrayer reported that the […]
The Town of Peru Tax Collection Office will be extending the hours of operation on Friday January 29th to 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, and Saturday January 30th from 9:00 AM- Noon. Please direct any questions to Kathleen Flynn at 643-2745 ext.#2.
DRAFT AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING January 25@ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the January 11, 2016 Town Organizational Meeting and for the Minutes of the January 11, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/MOTION: Acceptance of December 2015 Dog Control Officer Report. DISCUSSION: Town Health […]
By John T. Ryan As of 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2016, the American Flag was once again flying high on the Peru Free Library flagpole. Town Councilman/Town Board Liaison Donald McBrayer and 23-year U.S. Navy Veteran David Drollette braved cold temperatures this morning to raise the flag following last evening’s Peru Free Library […]
The Town of Peru, Town Board has scheduled a workshop for Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss town employee cell phone policy, and employee insurance. Peru Gazette Note: All workshops are open to the public and are conducted at the Peru Town Hall.
James Langley, former Chairman of the Clinton County Legislature, took his seat as a Town of Peru Councilman at the Monday, January 11, 2016 Town Board meeting.
The Monday, January 11, 2016 Town of Peru Organizational Meeting included approval of the 2016 Town Board Rules of Order. TOWN OF PERU JANUARY 11, 2016 2016 RULES OF ORDER Pursuant to Section 63 of the Town Law. RESOLVED, that the Rules of Order of the Town Board of the Town of Peru for the […]
The Monday, January 11, 2016 included adoption of the town’s 2016 procurement policy. The policy includes criteria when prices from more than one vendor are required and when formal bids are required. TOWN OF PERU 2016 PROCUREMENT POLICY ADOPTED: 1.11.2016 WHEREAS, Section 104b of the General Municipal Law requires every town to adopt internal policies […]
These are the approved resolutions at the Monday, January 11, 2016 Town of Peru Organizational Meeting involving: salaries, appointees, department liaisons, meeting dates, approved annual contract information, mileage rates, official depository, and official newspaper. Resolution #1 Resolution Establishing 2016 SALARY AND PAYMENT OF ELECTED OFFICIALS BE IT RESOLVED that 2016 salaries for Town of Peru […]
2016 REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE Monday January 11, 2016 7:00 PM Monday January 25, 2016 7:00 PM Monday February 8, 2016 7:00 PM Monday February 22, 2016 7:00 PM Monday March 14, 2016 7:00 PM Monday March 28, 2016 7:00 PM
Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of December 21, 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: NYSDOT/Town of Peru Shared Services. DISCUSSION: Town Winter […]
AGENDA TOWN BOARD ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, JANUARY 11, 2016 – 6:30 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2016 Salaries for Elected Positions: DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approval of 2016 Appointees. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2016 Appointee Salaries and Frequency of Payments. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of Town Department Liaisons. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2016 Regular Town Board Meeting Dates […]
By John T. Ryan Peru – By the end of 2017, Peru’s primary artery should have a better appearance and physical upgrades thanks to a resolution passed at the Peru Town Board’s December 21, 2015 meeting. The Board approved a $49,000 consulting contract with River Street Planning and Development to review Main Street and its […]
By John T. Ryan Peru – Town of Peru Highway Department personnel have informed the Town Board that they would like to be represented by the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA). Peru Town Supervisor Peter Glushko informed the Town Board at its December 23, 2015 meeting that a notification has been received from the department’s […]
Resolution #15.12.21-2 A RESOLUTION HONORING THE SERVICE AS TOWN COUNCILMAN of MR. KREGG BRUNO to THE TOWN OF PERU, NEW YORK. Motion By: MR. GLUSHKO WHEREAS, Mr Kregg Bruno has served the Town of Peru faithfully and ably as Town Councilman from December 2009 through December 2015 AND, WHEREAS, during his years of service, Mr. Bruno […]
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By John T. Ryan Town of Peru Water and Sewer Department Equipment Operator Chad Frechette has been busy this week preparing the base for skating rink adjacent to the road leading into Sullivan Park. Ice thickness and quality combined with safety issues associated with sleds entering the rink at high speed convinced the Town Board […]
By John T. Ryan “Top-Tier” is the description Clinton County Health Department Director of Environmental Health and Safety John Kanoza uses to describe the Town of Peru’s current water quality. Kanoza said, “It was a long time coming, but Peru made ten small to medium upgrades that resulted in a comprehensive improvement to its system. […]
Posted: December 8th, 2015 under Business News, Environmental News, General News, Northern NY News, Peru News, Peru resident news/accomplishments, Peru/Regional History, Town Board News.
Jackie Young Douglass, Lucy Godfrey and and Sandy Lashua led the caroling last night at the Peru Gazebo. Here’s their version of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.
Santa arrived at the Fellowship Center right on time thanks to the Peru Volunteer Fire Department!
A few photos from tonight’s Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival at LIttle Ausable River Park and the Fellowship Center. There was a wonderful turnout of Peru’s many young families! Click here to view.
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By John T Ryan Approving the 2016 Town of Peru budget was the primary business at the Town Board’s November 9th meeting; however, there were several other important issues on the agenda. A Peru resident recently paid a $150 fine in Peru Town Court for a leash law violation. Dog Control Officer David Drollette typically […]
Town of Peru Supervisor Peter Glushko, a retired U.S. Air Force Officer, represented the Town of Peru at today’s Peru VFW Post 309 Veterans Day Service. Post Commander Rick Cornish introduced Mr. Glushko.
By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Council unanimously approved the Town’s 2016 budget at its Monday, November 19, 2015 meeting. Town Supervisor Peter Glushko said the tax levy increase is under the state mandated 0.72 percent tax levy cap. The 2016 tax levy will total $2,321,663, an increase of $65,405 from 2015. Combined town […]
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Vote totals for the two Peru Town Board positions not counting absentee ballots: Brandy McDonald 659 Kregg Bruno 454 Dwane Bast 306 James Langley 635 Langley and McDonald are the unofficial winners. Vote result are not in yet for the Peter Keenan vs. Rhonda Barber race. Only 1,075 voters cast ballots out of 4,146 registered […]
Posted: November 3rd, 2015 under Community Events, General News, Northern NY News, Opinion, Peru News, Peru resident news/accomplishments, Peru/Regional History, Political News, Town Board News.
By John T. Ryan If the cost to repair a sinkhole isn’t prohibitive, Peru residents may be enjoying pickle ball, tennis and even half-court basketball on the dilapidated/closed Jenkins Street tennis courts sometime next year. Town Supervisor Peter Glushko informed the Board at its Monday, October 26, 2015 meeting that Clinton County was recently awarded […]
By Don McBrayer Feral Cats, and how to handle them, has been an ongoing topic at Town Board meetings for a number of years. The Town Board is aware of the recent increase in the number of stray and feral cats, but find it difficult to offer solutions that are effective without being cruel to […]
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The Peru Gazette posed six questions to each of the four candidates for the Peru Town Board. Here are Brandy McDonald’s responses. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, a little about your family and your past community involvement. I graduated from Peru High School in 1993 and remained in Peru to raise my family. I am […]