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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 […]

Republicans Nominate Langley for Town Supervisor

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru’s Republicans caucused on Thursday, July 13th and emerged with an unexpected candidate for the office of town supervisor. About one week ago current town supervisor Peter Glushko withdrew his letter of intent to seek reelection to the office. At Thursday’s caucus the majority of the 35 Republicans present […]

Town Board Meeting Tonight

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING July 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 June 26, 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 […]

Meeting Includes Several Important Issues

Peru – A subdivision agreement, sidewalk construction, grant applications, water testing, zoning board issues, highway department budgeting and a report from County Legislator Peter Keenan highlighted the Peru Town Board’s June 27th meeting. The proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Town of Peru and Buttonwood Subdivision developer Donald Swain has been sent to Swain […]

Peru Democrats Announce Nominees for Town Offices

The Democrats caucused last night at the Peru Town Hall.  The Peru Gazette will do its best to profile each of these candidates prior to the November election. Town Supervisor – James Douglass Town Clerk – Incumbent Kathleen Flynn (A Registered Republican) Town Justice – Incumbent James Kirby Supintendent of Highways – Incumbent Michael Farrell […]

Gazebo Concerts Begin Sunday

AN EVENING OF MUSIC AT PERU’S LITTLE AUSABLE PARK GAZEBO EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM JULY 2 THROUGH AUGUST 27 JULY 2 BOOTLEG BAND – COUNTRY, TOP 40 VARIETY, 60’S ROCK TO TODAY JULY 9 TAYLOR AND THE INTANGIBLES – CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY ROCK JULY 16 INCAHOOTS – ROCK, SOUTHERN ROCK, NEW COUNTRY […]

Peru Democrats to Caucus Thursday

A Message from the Peru Democratic Party Calling all Peru Democrats! The Peru Democratic Committee will be holding our caucus on Thursday, June 29th at the Peru Town Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm and will be closed at 7:00 pm, at which time the caucus will begin.  At this time, we are proud to […]

Sewers Versus Sidewalks

By John T. Ryan Peru – A proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Town of Peru and Buttonwood subdivision developer Donald Swain would exempt Swain from including sidewalks in the next phase of his development. The matter is on the Monday, June 26th Peru Town Board meeting agenda. While the MOU’s details have not […]

Agenda – Peru Town Board Regular Meeting

June 26 @ 7:00 PM at the Peru Town Hall Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the June 12, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: Dog Walk Fund Raising Event. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Proclamation Canada 150. DISCUSSION: Left Over Water Funds and Water Plant Upgrades. DISCUSSION: Grant Updates. […]

A Message from Town of Peru Democratic Party Chairman Brandy McDonald

“PLEASE SHARE !!!! Would love to hear from any registered Voter in the Town of Peru interested in Running this year !!! Calling (ALL) Voters of the Town of Peru The Peru Democratic Committee will be holding our caucus on Thursday, June 29th at the Peru Town Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm and will […]

Six Peru Political Positions Up For Election this Year

Peru – The terms of office for several of Peru’s elected officials come to an end this year. Over the next few weeks the Republican and Democratic parties will meet to either nominate incumbents or introduce new nominees to the political scene. The Democrats have announced that they will caucus on June 29th at 7. […]

Next Monday’s Town Board Agenda

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, June 12, 2017,7:00 PM   MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of May 22, 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: Acceptance of Auctions International Contract. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approval of […]

It’s Fun Run Time

The Peru Youth Commission Fun Runs for children 3 -13 13 will be held at the Peru Central School track on Mondays, June 12, 19 and 26 and July 3 and 10. Registration at 4:45 p.m with 1/4 mile race to start immediately following stretching followed by a 1/2 mile and a 1 mile race. […]

HEALTH DEPARTMENT NOTICE

NOTICE! BOIL WATER ORDER HAS BEEN LIFTED PERU WATER DISTRICT NY0900216 SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE – INCLUDING TOPS MARKET PLAZA, PASQUALES, MCDONALDS, DUNKIN DONUTS, MAPLEFIELDS, SUBWAY, LIVINGGOODS, SWEET TREAT AND ALL HOMES IN THE AREA CLINTON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 565-4870 Boost Post

Councilman McBrayer Honors the Fallen on Behalf of Our Town

Peru Town Councilman Donald McBrayer represented the Town Board at today’s VFW Post 309 Memorial Day Service. Click here to view his speech. 

2017 Peru Summer Concert Series Announced

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC AT PERU’S LITTLE AUSABLE PARK GAZEBO EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM JULY 2 THROUGH AUGUST 27 JULY 2 BOOTLEG BAND – COUNTRY, TOP 40 VARIETY, 60’S ROCK TO TODAY JULY 9 TAYLOR AND THE INTANGIBLES – CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY ROCK JULY 16 INCAHOOTS – ROCK, […]

Town Board Agenda for May 22

Agenda – Town Board Regular Meeting, May 22, 2017 @ 7:00 PM 1. Call Meeting To Order 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Roll Call 4. MOTION:​Approval of Minutes for the May 8, 2017 Public Hearing and the May 8, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. 5. Community Input 6. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Schedule Maiden Lane Lift Station Workshop. 7. DISCUSSION: […]

Agenda – Town Board Meeting of May 8 at 7:00 PM

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of April 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: Authorization of Designated Representative, Local Share Expenditure and […]

Public Hearing Scheduled for Procedural Changes in Dog Law

The Town of Peru, Town Board has scheduled a Public Hearing at 6:45 PM on Monday May 8, 2017.  The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to hear the Public Concerns on the newly revised Local Law on Dog Control.  The regular meeting will follow at 7:00 PM.  The meeting is open to all. […]

Mission of Hope Zoning Application in Limbo

By John T. Ryan Peru – The North Country Mission of Hope’s non-conforming use application for the former K of C Hall/Fitness Center at 3452 Route 22 was not approved by the Peru Zoning Board of Appeals at its Wednesday, April 19th meeting. Mission of Hope Board President Sally Kokes told the Peru Gazette, “It […]

DRAFT AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING April 24 @ 7:00 PM

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the April 10, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/MOTION: Second Seasonal Hire for Water/Sewer/Parks. DISCUSSION: Maiden Lane Lift Station Update. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: AES 2017-18 Term Renewal Agreement Approval. DISCUSSION: Water/Sewer Surplus Equipment. DISCUSSION: Pickleball Court Update. DISCUSSION: Murphy’s Water Bill. DISCUSSION/MOTION: […]

New IT Specialist Hired at Emergency Meeting

By John T. Ryan Peru – The Peru Town Board conducted an emergency meeting on Wednesday, March 29th. According to the minutes the purpose was to hire and introduce the town’s new IT provider, Patrick Garsow, and to learn his top three priorities. Garsow told the board that over the next 30 days he would implement […]

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