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Regular Mtg Agenda23Nov015
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 […]
Regular Mtg Agenda9Nov2015
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 […]
Regular Mtg Agenda26Oct2015
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 […]
The Peru Gazette posed six questions to each of the four candidates for the Peru Town Board. Here are Jim Langley’s responses. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, a little about your family and your past community involvement. Mount Assumption (Seton)HS Canton ATC AAS in Banking, Insurance and Real Estate. The Aetna School of Insurance […]
The Peru Gazette posed six questions to each of the four candidates for the Peru Town Board. Here are Kregg Bruno’s responses to the questions stated below. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, a little about your family and your past community involvement. How will your background and/or successes assist you as a town council member? What […]
The Peru Gazette posed six questions to each of the four candidates for the Peru Town Board. Here are Dwane Bast’s responses. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, a little about your family and your past community involvement. In 1982 I graduated from Peru Central School then continued my education at R.I.T. My wife and […]
The Peru Gazette expresses its thanks to the candidates for the Clinton County Legislature and Peru Town Board who were kind enough to respond to our questionnaire. We hope their answers will be of interest to local voters. Rhonda Barber and Peter Keenan are competing for the Clinton County Legislature’s Area 5 Seat. Carol Blakeslee-Collin […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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.
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 […]
Posted: September 7th, 2015 under Agricultural News, General News, Law Enforcement News, Northern NY News, Peru News, Peru resident news/accomplishments, Peru/Regional History, Town Board News.
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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Regular Mtg Agenda27Jul2015
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 […]
Regular Mtg Agenda 13Jul15
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 […]
JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC AT THE LITTLE AUSABLE PARK GAZEBO EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM, JUNE 28 THROUGH AUGUST 23 JUNE 28 – LARRY LEE EBERE – CLASSIC COUNTRY, COUNTRY ROCK, NEW COUNTRY JULY 5 – THE BACKROADS BAND – NEW & CLASSIC COUNTRY, 60’S & 70’S ROCK JULY 12 – FROZEN SUNSHINE […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Regular Mtg Agenda22Jun2015
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 […]
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; […]
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 […]
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 […]
Regular Mtg Agenda 11May15
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 […]
Posted: May 2nd, 2015 under Community Events, Education News, Environmental News, General News, Northern NY News, Peru News, Peru resident news/accomplishments, Peru School News, Town Board News.
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 […]
Posted: May 2nd, 2015 under Business News, Community Events, General News, Northern NY News, Peru News, Peru resident news/accomplishments, Peru/Regional History, Town Board News, Youth News.
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 […]
Regular Mtg Agenda 04272015
Developer, Town of Peru battle over road ownership – Press-Republican: Local News.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Regular Mtg Agenda 9Feb2015
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 […]
Posted: February 2nd, 2015 under Congressional News, Education News, General News, Peru News, Peru/Regional History, Political News, State Government News, State Legislator News, Town Board News.
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 […]