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Miller Chosen As Town Clerk/Tax Collector

January 15, 2017 – In a brief late afternoon emergency meeting the Peru Town Board appointed Dianne Miller as Town Clerk/Tax Collector effective immediately and through December 31, 2018. Miller replaces Kathleen Flynn who resigned the position effective January 12, 2018 in order to take a position as Manager of Apple Valley Senior Housing. The […]

Resolutions Include Appointment of Jim Douglass as Deputy Supervisor

The Peru Town Board held its 2018 Organizational Meeting on January 2, 2018. Nine resolutions relating to the following items were approved: Salaries of Elected Officials, Appointees, Department Liaisons, Board Meeting Dates and Times, Contracts, Mileage Reimbursement Rate, Town Depository, Town Newspaper. Resolution #1 Resolution Establishing 2018 SALARY AND PAYMENT OF ELECTED OFFICIALS BE IT RESOLVED that 2018 salaries for Town of […]

Tax Collector/Town Clerk Appointment Expected

AGENDA – PERU TOWN BOARD EMERGENCY MEETING JANUARY 15, 2018 @ 5:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Appointment of Tax Collector/Town Clerk. MOTION: Adjourn

End of Year Town Business

The Peru Town Board held a brief meeting on Monday, December 29, 2017. Highlights included: Several end of year fund transfers. Acceptance of the resignation of longtime Zoning Board Member/Chairman Robin Bashaw. Appointment of Sean Lukas to the Zoning Board. Tabling of a financial software contract with Logics Solutions LLC. Approval of purchasing a new […]

McBrayer Withdraws From Consideration For One-Year Appointment

As my term of town councilor in Peru ends, I would like to leave with some parting words. First, and foremost, congratulations need to be given to the new town supervisor, Brandy McDonald, who has my confidence in being able to lead our town; our newly elected town councilor, Mel Irwin, whom I would like […]

McBrayer Appointment Tabled

Peru – Public comments and potentially controversial agenda items are not normal town board organizational meeting agenda items. The Peru Town Board’s January 2, 2018 Organizational Meeting was different. Click here to view all the meeting.  The published agenda included a resolution to fill the vacant town board seat created when Brandy McDonald became town […]

Highlights of the December 26, 2017 Peru Town Board Meeting

The meeting was chaired by Deputy Supervisor Donald McBrayer. Supervisor Peter Glushko and Counselor Jim Douglass were excused. The Board approved a labor contract with the Highway Department employees. Contract negotiations with the CSEA were protracted and difficult. A fact-finder helped reach the agreement. Jackie Kelleher of the law firm Stafford, Pillar and Murnane represented […]

Vacant Board Seat Included in Organizational Meeting Agenda

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, JANUARY 2, 2018, 1:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2018 Salaries for Elected Positions: DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approval of 2018 Appointees. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2018 Appointee Salaries and Frequency of Payments DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of Town Department Liaisons. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2018 Regular Town Board Meeting Dates […]

Flynn to Serve Peru in a New Capacity

By John T. Ryan Peru – Sixteen-year Town Clerk/Tax Collector Kathy Flynn has accepted the position of manager of Apple Valley Senior Housing. The Peru Town Board accepted Flynn’s resignation at its December 26th meeting. Flynn will continue to serve the town until January 12th. Flynn said her decision wasn’t easy, especially after having been […]

You Can Prepay Your 2018 Land Taxes

The Town of Peru will be accepting prepayments for 2018 land tax, beginning on Friday December 29th at 9:00 AM- Noon, at the Peru Town Hall.   The amount due will also be available online Thursday, December 28th in the afternoon at http://egov.basgov.com/peru/   A USPS postmarked envelope in 2017, will be accepted, credited and […]

December 26th Town Board Meeting Video

Please note that this video is imperfect because of a camera technical issue. About 12 minutes of the meeting were omitted. The meeting highlights will be posted ASAP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiL0ZrjpgLw

Agenda – Peru Town Board Meeting of December 26, 2017

Call Meeting To Order at 7 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the December 11, 2017 Regular Board Meeting and the November 15, 2017 Special meeting.. Community Input DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approve Purchase of New Water/Sewer Vehicle. DISCUSSION: Sullivan Park Grant Update. DISCUSSION: Planning Grant Award. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approve Logics Contract. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Fund […]

Saranac, Peru, Champlain net over $967K in state grants – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Saranac, Peru, Champlain net over $967K in state grants – Sun Community News & Printing

Glushko Honored for Longtime Service to the People of Peru

December 11, 2017 – Town Supervisor Peter Glushko, who did not seek reelection, chaired his last town board meeting tonight. On behalf of the board Deputy Town Supervisor Donald McBrayer recalled Glushko’s successes 20 years serving the town, the first 12 years as a counselor then 8 years as town supervisor. Glushko was elected to […]

Only 35% of Peru’s Registered Voters Exercised Their Right to Vote

By John T. Ryan Peru – Compared to the 2015 off-year election, Peru voters turned out in larger, but still disappointing numbers in 2017. Only 35% of Peru’s 4,552 registered voters cast ballots. Of the two major parties, 41% of Peru’s 1,711 registered Republicans cast ballots while 36% of the 1,394 registered Democrats voted. The […]

Town Board Meeting Meeting on Monday

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING December 11, 2017 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call. MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of November 27, 2017 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 […]

The Christmas Season Begins

Photos – Jessica Lagree and baby Avery, Town Supervisor Peter Glushko and his wife Karen. Pete will complete his term of office on December 31st.  Lighting the tree was one of his last official duties. Thank you to Joanne Kennedy for the photos of tonight’s activities at the Little Ausable River Park Gazebo.  Joanne said […]

Your Donation Will be Doubled

By John T. Ryan Peru – Residents, businesses and organizations have been given the opportunity to participate in upgrading the Sullivan Park ice rink into a dual use ice rink – basketball court venue. The Peru Town Board accepted a challenge from the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program to raise matching funds for the […]

Town to Change Software Providers

Highlights of the Peru Town Board meeting of November 27, 2017 The Board voted to enter into an 8-year software contract with Logics Solutions LLC. The Logics’ software will replace the software the town has been using for the past 9-10 years. Deteriorating KVS software support has been the issue. The software is used for […]

2018 Organizational Meeting Scheduled

The Town of Peru, Town Board has scheduled their Organizational Meeting for 2018 for Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 1:00 PM.  The Meeting will take place at the Peru Town Hall. Kathleen Flynn Town Clerk Town of Peru

Town Board Agenda

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, November 27 @ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the November 13, 2017 Regular Board Meeting and the November 15, 2017 Special meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/MOTION: Schedule 2018 Organizational Meeting. DISCUSSION: Town IT Update. DISCUSSION: County Computer Sale. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Road Name […]

2018 Town Budget Passes

By John T. Ryan November 15, 2017 – The Peru Town Board unanimously approved the town’s 2018 budget at tonight’s Special meeting. The budget did not include the resolution proposed by Supervisor-elect Brandy McDonald at the board’s November 13th meeting. That resolution would have lowered the supervisor’s salary by $3,690 and raised the deputy supervisor’s […]

Supervisor-elect McDonald Proposes Major Changes in Town Hall Coverage

By John T. Ryan Peru – Based on Supervisor-elect Brandy McDonald’s statements at the Monday, November 13, 2017 town board meeting, Peru residents will not find McDonald at his town hall desk until about 4 p.m. most weekdays. McDonald said that he completes his full-time job daily at 3:30 p.m. and will report to the […]

Special Town Board Meeting Wednesday

The Town of Peru will be holding a Special Meeting on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM.  The purpose of the Special Meeting will be to accept the final budget for 2018. Kathleen Flynn Town Clerk Town of Peru

Peru Gazette’s First Community Video

Click here to view a 31 minute video of today’s VFW Post 309 Veteran’s Day Service. 

VFW Post 309 Honors Veterans and an Educator

By John T. Ryan Peru – The largest crowd in recent memory attended today’s Veterans Day Service at Peru VFW Post 309. Post Commander Bill Lefebvre was the Master of Ceremonies. Cadets from the James P. O’Connor Composite Squad, Civil Air Patrol posted the Colors. Rev. Alan Shnob, Pastor of St. Augustine’s led the opening […]

Town Taxes to Increase Only Slightly

Front Row – Town Atty. Matt Favro, Supervisor Peter Glushko, Dep. Supervisor Donald McBrayer. Back Row – Jim Langley, Brandy McDonald, Jim Douglass, Kathy Flynn By John T. Ryan Peru -Youth Director John Flynn, Town Clerk Kathleen Flynn, Secretary to the Board Pam Barber, this reporter and the town board were the only people who […]

Agenda Peru Town Board Meeting of November 13, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call. MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Special Meeting of October 30, 2017 and the Town Board Regular Meeting of October 23, 2017 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 […]

McDonald, Douglass and Irwin Win

Here are the 2017 Town of Peru Election results for the contested races, not including any absentee ballots. Town Supervisor: Brandy McDonald 819 Votes James Langley 726 Votes Town Council (The top two vote getters win) James Douglass 1053 Votes Melvin Irwin 968 Votes Marque Moffett 768 Votes

Please Make Time to Cast Your Ballot Tuesday – It’s a Right and a Responsibility

By John T. Ryan On Tuesday, November 7th Peru voters will have the opportunity to chose their town leaders for the next four years. This is a so-called off-year election: nevertheless, it’s a very important election. The voters’ choices may determine the future of Peru.  PERU Sample Ballot The proposals for a Constitutional Convention and […]

What Are the Duties of a Town Supervisor?

What are the duties of a Town Supervisor? The following job description was taken from the Town of Saranac’s website, but it applies to almost all New Your State towns including Peru. Duties & Responsibilities A significant and unusual role is filled by the Town Supervisor. In the Town of Saranac, as in all New […]

Town Supervisor Candidates Respond to a Follow-Up Question

By John T. Ryan Peru – A few weeks ago the Peru Gazette asked the candidates for town council and town supervisor to respond to several questions. They all responded and we thank them for their willingness to inform voters. In light of Letters to the Editor published in the Press Republican and rumors circulating […]

Reviewing Computer System Operations

The Town of Peru, Town Board has schedule a workshop to be held on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30.  The purpose of the Workshop is discuss the Town Computer System.

Your Chance to Comment on Peru’s 2018 Budget

The Town Of Peru, Town Board will be holding a Public Hearing on the 2018 Preliminary Budget on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM, at The Peru Town Hall. The proposed schedule of salaries for elected Town Officials are as follows: Supervisor:                              $24,600.00 Town Clerk/Tax Collector      $24,897.00 Highway Superintendent        $57,509.00 Town Board    (4)                    $  […]

Highlights of Town Board’s November 23, 2017 Meeting

By John T. Ryan   Buttonwood resident Michael Blaine addressed the board regarding the proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Town of Peru and Buttonwood developer Donald Swain. Blaine called the agreement improper and asked counselors to look at it more closely. He said, ”Hold Swain to the same standards that you have held […]

See Your Local Leaders at Work

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, October 23 @ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the October 10, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: Babbie’s Museum Presentation DISCUSSION: Tobacco Free Facilities. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Fund Transfers. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Close Out H-25 Capital Project Bank Account DISCUSSION: Water/Wastewater Grant Update. […]

Town Supervisor Candidate Brandy McDonald Responds to Our Questions

1. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. My participation in our community started when I became a volunteer member on the Peru Town Youth Committee which I held for 6 years. I also volunteered for 8 years, as a coach for several of our […]

Town Supervisor Candidate Jim Langley Responds to Our Questions

1. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. Mount Assumption Institute (MAI) Graduate, College Canton ATC Degree in Banking, Insurance and Real Estate.  Insurance Agent since 1980, owner of Langley Insurance in Peru since 1990 to present. Former Peru Planning Board Member and Chairman, Clinton County […]

Peru to Receive $1 million Plus NYS Grant

Governor  Cuomo announced that the Town of Peru has been awarded $1,006,081 for sewage system upgrades. The total project cost has been estimated at just over $4 million.  A new left/pump station to service the Buttonwood development is the highest priority item.  Click here for more grant details. Click here for an August 2016 Peru […]

Tonight’s Town Board Agenda

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, October 10, 2017 7:00 PM, Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call. MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of September 25, 2017 MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Special Meeting of October 2, 2017 DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from all Departments: (Water/Sewer/Valcour; Highway; Town Clerk; Dog […]

Melvin Irwin Responds to Our Questions

Peru Gazette Questions for Town Board candidates. Three candidates are vying for two open positions.  1 Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. 2 Why did you decide to run for office? 3 State one or more of your successes in life and how that experience will […]

Jim Douglass Responds to Our Questions

Peru Gazette Questions for Town Board candidates. Three candidates are vying for two open positions.  1 Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. 2 Why did you decide to run for office? 3 State one or more of your successes in life and how that experience will […]

Marquet Moffett Responds to Our Questions

Peru Gazette Questions for the Town Board candidates.  Three candidates are vying for two open positions.  Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. I earned a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from UVM and have been teaching chemistry at Saint Michael’s College for nine years. I organize […]

2018 Town of Peru Budget Being Developed

The Town of Peru, has scheduled the following Budget Workshops for the 2018 Budget. The workshops are open to all. October 4, 2017 6:30 PM Water/Sewer/Valcour October 11, 2017 6:30 PM Highway October 26, 2017 6:30 PM General and Salaries October 30, 2017 6:30 PM If Necessary

Highlights of the September 25, 2017 Peru Town Board Meeting

By John T. Ryan After a brief discussion the board decided to look into implementing a complete smoking ban on town property. Supervisor Glushko commented, “I think it’s a good idea especially with all the kids in our community. They need a good example.” Councilman Brandy McDonald commented, “Vaping is getting worse.” A Champlain Valley […]

Tentative Budget to be Presented

The Town of Peru,  Town Board has scheduled a Special Meeting for Monday, October 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM.  The purpose of the Special Meeting is for the Supervisor to receive the 2018 Tentative Budget from the Town Clerk.  The meeting will take place at the Town Hall. Kathleen Flynn Town of Peru Town Clerk

Highlights of the September 11, 2017 Peru Town Board Meeting:

L-R Back Row – Counselors James Langley, Brandy McDonald, James Douglass, Town Clerk/Tax Collector Kathy Flynn. L-R Front Row – Town Atty. Matt Favro, Supervisor Peter Glushko, Counselor/Deputy Supervisor Donald McBrayer Editor’s Correction: The gentleman speaking about the Jenkins Street drainage issue who was initially identified as Adam Sullivan was not Adam Sullivan. I am […]

Brief Agenda for Monday’s TB Meeting

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, September 25 @ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the September 11, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: Tobacco Free Facilities. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Clinton County Assessment Services Contract. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Adjourn to Executive Session. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Return to Regular Session. DISCUSSION: Reducing ZBA […]

Town Considering Important Software Change

The Town of Peru, will be holding a workshop on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM.  The purpose of the workshop will be to view a new software system from Logics, LLC.  The workshop will take place at the Town Hall, with the regular meeting to follow. Kathleen Flynn Town of Peru Town Clerk […]

Monday’s Town Board Agenda

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING September 11, 2017 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call Moment of Silence for 9/11 Remembrance. MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of August 28, 2017 DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from all Departments: (Water/Sewer/Valcour; Highway; Town Clerk; Dog Control; Youth Department; Code/Zoning; Supervisor’s Report; […]

Town Board August 28, 2017 Meeting Highlights

By John T. Ryan Guest Speaker: Danielle O’Mara, a representative of the Champlain Valley Family Center’s Tobacco-Free Program, addressed the board. O’Mara complimented the board for the pro-active steps it has taken to prohibit smoking on town property. She suggested that they explore the T-21 program which encourages communities to raise the legal age to […]

Councilman McBrayer Will Not Seek Reelection

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru’s political scene has been relatively quiet for the past few years; however, an announcement this morning by incumbent Republican Town Councilman Donald McBrayer will undoubtedly enliven the November election. Citing his plan to eventually move to Phoenix, Arizona, McBrayer notified fellow town board members that he is withdrawing […]

Progress Continues on Jarvis Rd. Bridge

Concrete was poured at the Jarvis Rd. bridge last Wednesday. A 14-day curing process is underway. The ground is being prepared for asphalt approaches to the bridge. Railings also have to be installed. The bridge will hopefully be completed by September 15th.

Town Board Agenda for Monday, August 14

7:00 PM at the Peru Town Hall Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of July 24, 2017 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/RESOLUTION: AES […]

Hobby Farms Dominate Board Agenda

AGENDA – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, WEDNESDAY, August 16, 2017 @ 7:00 PM at ht Peru Town Hall CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of June 21, 2017 and July 19, 2017 minutes OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Appealing the Zoning Officer’s Decision: Z-2017-0023 Paul Hart, Jr Appealing the Zoning Officer’s Decision that […]

Shared services health insurance savings are elusive – Times Union

Source: Shared services health insurance savings are elusive – Times Union

Main Street Improvements on Hold

Peru – The transformation of Main Street into a pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined street from Stewarts to the Dollar Store will not happen in 2017. Detailed plans were submitted to the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) last winter, but approval has not been received. At a November 2016 public meeting representatives of River Street Planning […]

Town Board Approves Water System Control and Monitoring Upgrades

By John T. Ryan Peru – Improvements continue at Peru’s water treatment plant. At the town board’s July 10, 2017 meeting counselors approved Courtney Tetrault’s recommendation to purchase a remote telemetry system which will enable water department personnel to control hamlet water pressure via computer. AquaLogics System, Inc. of Syracuse, NY submitted a price of […]

Douglass Withdraws From Town Supervisor Race. Will seek Reelection as a Counselor

By John T. Ryan Peru – Town Councilman Jim Douglass has withdrawn his name from the race for Peru Town Supervisor. Instead, Councilman Brandy McDonald is seeking the office. Douglass said, “Pete Glushko was going to run, then he wasn’t going to run. It got to a point where I had to make a decision. […]

North Bend St. Sidewalk Parking on Town Board Agenda

AGENDA- TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING JULY 24@ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION:  Approval of Minutes for the July 10, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/MOTION:  Swain MOU Update. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Conveyor Sale to Town of Mooers. DISCUSSION:  Parking on Sidewalks on North Bend St. DISCUSSION:  IT Update. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION:  Fuel […]

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