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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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; […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Posted: October 12th, 2014 under Business News, Community Events, General News, Highway Dept. News, Northern NY News, Peru News, Peru resident news/accomplishments, Peru/Regional History, Planning Board News, State Legislator News, Things to do in & near Peru, Town Board News.
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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 […]
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 […]
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. This oil would probably pass through the Town of Peru!
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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.
Temporary Town Justice Pay Increase
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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, […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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Posted: July 25th, 2014 under Business News, General News, Law Enforcement News, Northern NY News, Peru/Regional History, Political News, State Government News, State Legislator News, Town Board News.
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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.
Posted: July 19th, 2014 under General News, Northern NY News, Peru News, Peru resident news/accomplishments, Peru School News, Peru/Regional History, Things to do in & near Peru, Town Board News, Youth News.
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.
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. […]
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Fuller Excavating worker were putting the finishing touches on the Fuller Rd. bridge guardrails today. The bridge has reopened.