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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 […]

Town Park and Trail Ordinance Will Regulate Dogs, Alcoholic Beverages and Vehicles

The Peru Town Board has scheduled a public hearing on Town Park Ordinance #1 for 2014 (Sullivan, Little Ausable, Laphams Mills, Sullivan and Heyworth/Mason Parks) at 6:45 PM on Monday, November 24, 2014. The proposed ordinance includes a prohibition of alcoholic beverage consumption in any town park or trail, a requirement that dogs be leashed […]

Board Agenda Includes Town Park Ordinance

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, November 24, 2014@ 7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the November 10, 2014 Regular Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Dog Control Officer Appointment.  DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approve Town Park Ordinance.  DISCUSSION: Water District Expansion. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Set Public Hearing for 2015 Water/Sewer Rates. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Fund Transfers. […]

Public Hearing Notice

The Town of Peru, Town Board has scheduled a PUBLIC HEARING on Town Park Ordinance #1, for 2014. The Public Hearing will take place at the Town Hall in the Town of Peru at 6:45 PM on Monday, November 24, 2014. The Town of Peru, Town Board has scheduled a workshop on Monday, November 17, […]

Dog Shelter Needed, Water-Sewer Rates To Rise and Park-Trail Ordinance Proposed

By John T. Ryan The 2015 budget was not the only important subject matter at the Monday, November 10, 2014 Town Board Meeting.  Dog control, water-sewer rates, curbside parking in the hamlet, an enforceable park policy and walking trail fencing were also on the agenda. As of Monday’s meeting the Town of Peru did not […]

2015 Town Budget Approved; Tax Rates To Decrease

By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board unanimously approved the Town of Peru’s 2015 budget at its Monday, November 10, 2014 meeting. The Town’s general, highway and water district tax rates will decrease, while sewer tax rates will slightly increase. Here are the projected 2015 tax rates per $1,000 dollars of taxable property value. Two […]

Peru VFW Honors Veterans and Presents Award to Saranac High School Senior

Peru VFW Post 309 conducted Veterans Day ceremonies this morning at 11 a.m. Post Commander Rick Cornish welcomed guests including Peru Town Supervisor Peter Glushko, County Legislators James Langley and Peter Keenan, Reverend Alan Shnob and Saranac High School Senior Cory Bell.  Peter Glushko traced the heroic sacrifices of America’s veterans up to and including […]

Board To Vote on 2015 Town Budget on Monday

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING November 10, 2014, 7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of October 27, 2014 and of the Town Board Special Meeting of October 30, 2014. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from all Departments: (Water/Sewer/Valcour; Highway; Town Clerk; Dog Control […]

Town’s 2015 Preliminary Budget Hearing Scheduled

By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board has scheduled a public hearing on the Town of Peru’s Preliminary 2015 Budget for Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6:30 P.M.  Supervisor Peter Glushko said the Town Board worked hard to keep the budget under the state imposed 1.56% tax cap.  $140,000 in general fund monies will […]

Court Location Decision Delayed and Water-Sewer Rate Increase Being Considered

By John T. Ryan Town government watchers expected the Town Board to continue their discussion on relocating the Town of Peru’s Court Chambers and Court Room to the Town Hall’s lower level at the Board’s Monday, October 27, 2014 meeting. Instead, the Board delayed any action until after January 1, 2015. After conferring with JCEO […]

Special Town Board Meeting Scheduled

The Town of Peru, Town Board has scheduled a Special Meeting for Thursday, October 30, 2014, at the Peru Town Hall, at 6:30 PM. The purpose of the Special Meeting will be to establish a date for a Public Hearing on the Preliminary 2015 Budget.

Tonight’s Board Agenda Include Town Court Location and 2015 Town Budget

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING October 27, 2014@ 7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the October 9, 2014 Public Hearing, the October 9, 2014 Regular Meeting and the October 14, 2014 Special Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/MOTION: Decision on Terry Mountain Communication Tower. DISCUSSION: 2015 Water/Sewer Rates. […]

Donald McBrayer is the New Clinton County Republican Chairman

John T. Ryan Clinton County Republican caucused on September 30 and elected Peru Town Councilman Donald McBrayer as their new County Chairman succeeding Randy Beach who has been chairman since last year. McBrayer has been serving as Peru’s Republican Chairman for four years. Local Republicans chose Michael Farrell, Peru’s Highway Superintendent, to succeed McBrayer in […]

Will Peru Town Court Move “Downstairs”

By John T. Ryan On August 25th, the Peru Town Board, citing employee and public concern with court proceedings being held in the midst of the Town Hall, voted to move the time Peru Town Court convenes from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a two-month trial period. At the Board’s October 9th meeting, Supervisor […]

A Bicyclist View of the Little Ausable River Trail

Bob Howard emailed a link to a video Susan Drapeau made of the Little Ausable River Trail.  It’s made from a bicyclist perspective as Susan traveled from Heyworth/Mason Park to Sullivan Park.  Click here to view the Susan Drapeau video.

Comments on Extending Water and Sewer Service to I-87 Sought

On Monday, October 27th at 6:30 p.m. the Board will hold a public hearing to elicit comment on the proposed extension of water and sewer service on both sides of the Bear Swamp road (State Route 442) from the current terminus of the district immediately west of the Dashnaw Road east to the I-87 right […]

Town Board Special Meeting Tonight

The Peru Town Board will hold a Special Meeting tonight Tuesday, October 13 at 6:15 p.m. at the Town Hall. The Board will consider a resolution to sponsor a grant application to promote cultural activity within the town. The resolution concerns Lance Falcon, Valley Forges Blacksmith.

Little Ausable River Trail is Officially Open

Story by John T. Ryan Photos by Tim Mitchell Developing a walking trail in Peru’s hamlet was first suggested in about 2005. On Sunday, October 5, 2014, years of discussions, planning, grant writing, financing, and construction climaxed at a Ribbon Cutting Opening Ceremony for the Little Ausable River Trail. Click here for individual photos. Click […]

Town Board Regular Meeting on Thursday, October 9th

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Peru’s Town 2015 Budget Deliberations Are Underway

By John T. Ryan Last Thursday evening, October 2, 2014, the Town Board accepted the Tentative Budget prepared by Town Supervisor Peter Glushko and the process of finalizing a 2015 Town Preliminary Budget is underway. Glushko told the Board that he used $140,000 from the Town’s fund balance to keep the Tentative Budget $53,212 below […]

Town Board Pauses to Remember Keith Matott

The Peru Town Board conducted a moment of silence and reflected on the contributions made to the Town of Peru by former Peru Code Enforcement Officer Keith Matott at its Monday, September 22, 2014 meeting. Keith Matott passed away on September 14th. Glushko said Matott’s experience was invaluable in the formulation of the town’s new […]

Highway Salt To Cost $35,000 More Than Expected

Peru town officials learned that it would cost more to keep Town of Peru’s highways safe this coming winter at their Monday, September 8, 2014 meeting. Highway Superintendent Michael Farrell informed the Board that salt will cost $73.65 a ton, 27% higher than budgeted and increasing the total cost from an estimated $75,000 to $110,000. […]

Tar sands oil Albany-bound? – Times Union

Tar sands oil Albany-bound? – Times Union. This oil would probably pass through the Town of Peru! 

Oil Train Resolution on Town Board Agenda Tonight

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Peru Town Court Hours Change and Temporary Pay Raise for Judge Denied

By John T. Ryan “It’s a space issue, isn’t it?” remarked Peru Town Attorney Donald Biggs at the Peru Town Board’s August 25, 2014 meeting following a contentious discussion between town counselors and Judge James Kirby. The counselors voted to change the time Peru Town Court convenes disagreeing with the points made by Judge Kirby. […]

Control of cable at issue – Times Union

Control of cable at issue – Times Union.

Public Hearing Tonight at 6:30 on Temporary Town Justice Pay Increase

Temporary Town Justice Pay Increase

Here’s Tonight’s Town Board Agenda

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Should Dogs Be Permitted During Town Park Sporting Events

The presence of dogs may be a thing of the past at sporting events at Laphams Mills and Sullivan Parks. In response to a serious July 30th dog-biting incident at Laphams Mills Park, the Peru Town Board directed Town Attorney Donald Biggs to draft a local law that would prohibit dogs, even on a leash, […]

Bids Rejected, Higher Roof Costs and Temporary Higher Pay For Judge

By John T. Ryan Additional Highway Department garage roof repairs, a delay in Safe Routes to School upgrades, appreciation to Town Justice James Kirby, a land offer, dead trees and comments about the new Town Hall steps were the primary subjects at the Monday, July 28, 2014 Peru Town Board meeting. In summary the Board: […]

Walking Trail is Bridging the Gap

By Adele Douglas The crane was late and the weather threatening but despite those challenges Fuller Excavating did a great job of placing the bridge over the Little Ausable River, as part of the Town’s Little Ausable River Trail project. Watching the whole operation unfold, from the set-up of the crane, to the maneuvering of […]

Frustration With Engineering Cost Estimates Dominates Board Meeting

By John T. Ryan The Town Board meeting of Monday, July 14th adjourned at 10:15 p.m. following a 40-minute Executive Meeting on personnel issues and long discussions of several other items.  Town Counselors’ frustration with inaccurate engineer cost estimates dominated the meeting as bids came in higher than expected on yet another project. In January […]

NYS Local Government is Very, Very Good to Some Employees — Especially Police

Capitol Confidential » Local government is very, very good to some employees — especially police.

Here’s Monday’s Town Board Agenda

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Peru, NY – Our Hometown

  The Peru Gazette compiled a 6.5 minute slideshow featuring photos we have taken of people and scenes in the Town of Peru. Whenever anyone asks why you love living in or visiting Peru, NY you might consider referring them to this You Tube presentation. The Peru Gazette thanks Don McBrayer http://www.donyo.com/ for compiling the music.

Town Hall Steps Are Complete

The Peru Town Hall’s new entrance steps were completed this week and the entrance door was reinstalled today, July 17, 2014.  The handicapped entrance is at the rear of the building.

A Reminder: Don’t Forget to Come to Peru on Sunday for The International Peruvian Celebration

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, first-time festive ceremony will occur on Sunday July 20th, 2014. This event has been arranged and coordinated by the Town of Peru Supervisor, Mr. Peter Glushko and Mr. […]

Here’s the Agenda For the Monday, July 14 Town Board Meeting

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Fuller Road Bridge is Open

Fuller Excavating worker were putting the finishing touches on the Fuller Rd. bridge guardrails today. The bridge has reopened.

Town to Host International Peruvian Celebration

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, first-time festive ceremony will occur on Sunday July 20th, 2014.  This event has been arranged and coordinated by the Town of Peru Supervisor, Mr. Peter Glushko and Mr. […]

Town Water Contaminant Levels Exceed Limits; Water Department Optimistic About Improvement

VIOLATION NOTICE The Town of Peru has to sample quarterly for total trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids to comply with the disinfection by-products rule for E.P.A. and New York State. Test results for the 1ST quarter of 2014 exceeded the allowable maximum contaminant levels. Results are calculated by averaging the previous 4 quarter’s results. Current results […]

Peru Town Judge John Lawliss Resigns

Peru – Peru Town Justice John Lawliss has resigned citing health concerns. The Town Board accepted Lawliss’s resignation at its Monday, June 23rd meeting. Several Board members praised Lawliss’ nine years of service. Counselor Kregg Bruno said, “I wish he could have been here so we could thank him.” Counselor Brandy McDonald added, “Jack did […]

Peru Concert Series Kicks-off Sunday, June 29th with incaHoots

Click here to see incaHoots Facebook page  Click here for Series Schedule

Town Board Agenda for Monday, June 23, 2014

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Bids Solicited For Route 22 Pedestrian Crossing Light

By John T. Ryan Children living in the Laflure Lane-Washington Street area should soon have a safer route to school. In action at its Monday, May 9th meeting, The Peru Town Board approved the solicitation of bids for a pedestrian crossing light on Route 22 in front of the Peru Elementary School. The flashing light […]

Here’s the Agenda for Tonight’s Town Board Meeting (June 9, 2014)

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Peru’s Longtime Dog Control Officer Resigns

By John T. Ryan Longtime Dog Control Officer Kelly Allen has submitted her resignation to the Town of Peru. Town Supervisor Peter Glushko informed the counselors of the resignation at the Town Board’s May 286h meeting. Glushko commented, “Kelly has done a great job over the past 16 years, but she is retiring as of […]

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