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Town Board Special Meeting Thursday, June 30th

The Town of Peru, is holding a Special Meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 6:30 PM.  The purpose of the Special Meeting will be to allow the board to adjourn into an executive session to discuss the CSEA contract proposal.  The meeting will take place at the Town Hall, in the Town of Peru.

Here’s Tonight’s Town Board Agenda

TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING – June 27, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes of the June13, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from Town Clerk and Peru Youth Department  DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Sale of Highway Department  ISCUSSION: AES Sewer Contract.  DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approval of Town Income […]

Peru Loses One of Its Most Respected Residents

Peru – Ethel Dashnaw Stewart, 94, of 6 Holden Avenue, Peru, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the UVM Health Network, CVPH, Plattsburgh. She was born in Peru, on September 15, 1921, the daughter of Albert and Emma (Soulia) Dashnaw. Ethel began formal education in a one-room school house, […]

Lyon Street School Repairs Continue

By John T. Ryan After what appeared to be a pause, restoration or at least stabilization of the Town’s Lyon Street School is continuing. At the regular May 25th Town Board meeting, Peru Town Counselors accepted a Rob’s Repair bid of $3191.20 to repair and paint the school’s bell tower and bell. Contractor Rob Timmons […]

Agenda Town Board Regular Meeting – June 13, 2016 – 7:00 PM 

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of May 25, 2016 and Special Meeting of June 1, 2015. 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: Apple […]

Peru Town Court Relocation Still Under Discussion

By John T. Ryan Moving Peru Town Court from the Town Hall’s main floor to another location is an issue that will apparently never die, at least not as long as Town Justice James Kirby is in office. At the Town Board’s May 25th meeting Kirby asked the Board for guidance stating that New York […]

Play Ball Kids

Story by John T. Ryan, Photos by James Neyenhouse (Editor’s Note – 29 photos were added to the link below at 2:55 p.m. on Sunday, June 5th) Peru – June 4, 2016 Assemblyman Janet Duprey was on hand this morning to throw the first pitch at the Peru Youth Commission’s Early Bird Tournament. Over 300 […]

Emergency Town Board Meeting Wednesday Evening

The Town of Peru, will be holding an Emergency Meeting, on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 6:30 PM, at the Town Hall.    The purpose of the meeting will be to hire a temporary employee for the Water/Sewer/Parks Department.

Peru Needs Significant Sewer System Upgrades

Town Board Schedules Workshop to Clarify Costs and Priorities  By John T. Ryan Candidates for national office often talk about the need to rebuild America’s infrastructure. Peru’s sewer line infrastructure is a good example. Last March former Water-Sewer Department Superintendent Greg Timmons reported that an AES Engineering long-range study commissioned by the Town Board had […]

Councilman Donald McBrayer’s Memorial Day Message at the Peru VFW

  Click here to view four-minute video 

Summer Gazebo Concert Schedule Announced

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC AT THE LITTLE AUSABLE PARK GAZEBO  EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM – JULY 3 THROUGH AUGUST 28  JULY 3 TAYLOR AND THE INTANGIBLES – CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY ROCK  JULY 10 incaHOOTS – ROCK, SOUTHERN ROCK, NEW COUNTRY  JULY 17 BOOTLEG BAND – COUNTRY, TOP 40 VARIETY, 60’S […]

Your Opinion is Needed

From Don McBrayer, Town Councilor: I’m very excited about about the Main Street Revitalization Plan and have been working hard with the Main Street Plan Committee as we develop a strategy to keep our town pedestrian friendly and a place that will appeal to both small businesses & families. We held our Stakeholders Meeting on […]

Tennis Courts, Dog Park, Lyon Street School, Sewer Line Repair and Illegal Trash Dumping on Agenda

Board meeting rescheduled from May 23 to May 25th. AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING – May 25 @ 7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes of the May 9, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Lyon Road Schoolhouse Repairs  DISCUSSION: Town Tennis Courts.  DISCUSSION: Town Court J Cap […]

Highway Department Building to be Repaired

By John T. Ryan The Peru Highway Department’s sand-salt storage structure will be undergoing significant repairs this summer. On April 25th, the Town Board approved purchase of 20 steel replacement uprights from Jeffords Steel of Plattsburgh at a cost of $12,981. At its May 10th meeting the Board approved purchase of a new fabric cover […]

Historic School Restoration Delayed

By John T. Ryan Expending more money to restore the historic Lyon Street School came to a halt at the Monday, May 9th, Peru Town Board Meeting. When the agenda item requested by Town Historian Ron Allen came up for discussion Supervisor Peter Glushko stated, “We need a comprehensive plan for that building…we need to […]

Tetrault’s Appointment is Official

Edited 05/15/16 to include the need for a sewer treatment plant upgrade among the challenges facing the community.  By John T. Ryan Peru – At the Monday, May 9, 2016 Town Board meeting, Supervisor Peter Glushko announced that Courtney Tetrault has passed the required civil service tests officially qualifying him as Water and Sewer Department […]

New Code Enforcement Officer Hired

By John T. Ryan Effective May 23, 2016, Robert Guynup will be the Town of Peru’s Code and Zoning Enforcement Officer (CEO). Guynup’s appointment was approved at the Monday, May 9, 2016 Town Board Meeting. Guynup replaces Frank Slycord who resigned in early March. Guynup will be on probationary status for one year. He must […]

Agenda – Town Board Meeting of Monday, May 9th

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING May 9, 2016 7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of April 25, 2016. 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: Town […]

Main Street Revitalization Underway

A message from Adele Douglas of Peru’s Main Street Project Committee As part of the Town’s Main Street Project, a focus group will be meeting on Monday, May 16th, from 6:00 to 7:30pm at the Town Hall. If you live on, operate or own a business on Rte 22, between Bear Swamp Rd and Sullivan […]

A Community Jewel

Peru – April 30, 2016 59 degrees, sunny and absolutely beautiful at Heyworth/Mason Park about 5 p.m today. This morning volunteers planted trees along the park riverbank. This afternoon joggers, families and teens were enjoying the park and walking trail. Jerry Ero, who planted trees this morning, was back. This time he was picking up […]

Volunteers Got it Done

Approximately 20 volunteers planted about 225 trees this morning at Heyworth/Mason Park. The goal was to prevent or reduce river erosion. The trees were donated by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The program was coordinated by the Clinton County Soil and Conservation District and Adele Douglas here in Peru. It was an absolutely beautiful […]

Pickleball Courts Will Have to Wait

By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board and many Peru residents have had hopes that by late this year pickleball courts would be ready for play at the now closed Jenkins Street tennis courts. It’s not going to happen! At the Monday, April 25th Town Board meeting Counselor Donald McBrayer, a vocal pickleball supporter, […]

Code Enforcement Officer Interviews Next Week

By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board will be interviewing candidates for Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) on Monday, May 2nd and Tuesday, Mary 3rd. Town Supervisor Peter Glushko said seven applications had been received as of the Monday, April 25th Town Board Meeting. Glushko and Counselors James Langley and Donald McBrayer met with Acting […]

Peru Highway Paving Plans Specified

By John T. Ryan The Peru Highway Department plans to pave a little over 3 miles of highway this summer. At the Peru Town Board Meeting of April 25, 2016 Highway Superintendent Michael Farrell said the roadways would include: McDonald Place, Birchwood Drive, LaFlure Lane, Maplewood Drive, Paine Street and a portion of the Patent […]

Town Historian’s Office Hours Change

Beginning May 4th, Town of Peru Historian Ron Allen will be in his office at the Town Hall every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. Other hours are available by appointment by calling Ron at 561-0038.

Volunteers Needed

By John T. Ryan A date and time have been set and volunteers are needed to plant trees in Heyworth/Mason Park. Anyone willing to help should report to the park this coming Saturday, April 30th at 9 a.m. Over 200 trees will be planted near or on the banks of the Little Ausable River. The […]

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING April 25 @ 7:00 PM

 1. Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes of the March 28, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: New Cover for Highway Salt Shed  DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: First Niagara Leasing Agreement.  DISCUSSION: CHIPs Update.  DISCUSSION: Code Enforcement Officer Interviews.  DISCUSSION: Code Office Update.  DISCUSSION: Subdivision Regulations Committee.  DISCUSSION: Dunkin Doughnuts Sidewalk. […]

Peru’s Spring Cleanup Underway

For the past several days Peru Highway personnel have been picking up winter sand and salt along hamlet roadsides. Now they’re moving into Peru’s several subdivisions. Today they’re in Quaker Springs. Ormsby Circle and Quaker Highlands are next. The good weather is expediting this year’s cleanup, which is expected to last three to four weeks. […]

Town Board Moves On Several Important Items

Code Enforcement Hiring Progresses Park Vandalism Continues Trees to be Planted Along River  Mower Purchased From Local Business And More  By John T. Ryan Peru – The building season is beginning; however, Peru doesn’t have a full-time Code Enforcement Officer (CEO). Frank Slycord, the previous CEO, left his job in early March. Commenting at the […]

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, April 11, 2016, 7:00 PM 

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of March 28, 2016, and the Special Board meeting of April 5, 2016. 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 […]

Shape Up Clinton County Comes to Peru

SHAPE UP CLINTON COUNTY! (Read our previous story for background information.)  New and Exciting Program for YOUR Kids this Summer Gymnastics,/Tumbling, Hip Hop Dance, Golf, Karate and Archery. Registration for all of the following Peru Youth Commission Activities will be held on Friday, April 8th from 5 PM- 9 PM and Friday, April 15th from […]

Sign-up for Summer and Fall Youth Commission Activities Scheduled

The Peru Youth Commission will be holding registration for all of their Summer and Fall Activities on Friday April 8th  from 5 PM- 9 PM and Friday April 15th from 5-9 PM at the Peru Town Hall. Activities include Team Sports for Baseball/Softball, and Soccer. Summer weekly camps in Soccer, Tennis and Arts and Crafts […]

Free Youth Programs in Golf, Archery, Gymnastics, Karate and Hip-Hop Dance This Summer

By John T. Ryan The Town of Peru and its Youth Commission is well known for the vibrant summer programs. Thanks to collaboration between the CVPH Foundation and five local communities including Peru, even more activities will be available this summer. The Fitness in the Parks Program funded by a $200,000 New York State Health […]

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING March 28 @ 7:00 PM

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Minutes of the March 14, 2016 Public Hearing and for the Minutes of the March 14, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: Codes/Zoning Office Update. DISCUSSION: New Mower Purchase. DISCUSSION: Proposed Increase in Water Hook Up Fee. DISCUSSION: Highway […]

CEO Resigns, CSEA Recognized, Town Court Move Requested, Parks Damaged

By John T. Ryan Code Enforcement Officer Resigns CSEA to Represent Highway Department Employees Judge Kirby Would Still Like to Move Town Court Downstairs Parks Damaged by Motorized Vehicles Frank Slycord, Peru’s Code Enforcement Officer (CEO), has resigned and a replacement is being sought. Town Supervisor Peter Glushko informed the public of Slycord’s decision at […]

Updated Dog Law on Hold, For Now – Sun Community News & Printing

PERU — Town officials decided to hold off on approving a proposed dog licensing law at Monday’s public hearing. Source: Updated dog law on hold, for now – Sun Community News & Printing

Please Respect Your Trail

Motorized vehicles, including golf carts, are not allowed to use the Little Ausable River Walking Trail.  On Wednesday, March 9th, a Peru resident accompanied by two young children was encountered driving a golf cart on the trail.  A motorized vehicle also damaged the grass field leading to the trail from the Heyworth-Mason stone building.  It’s […]

Several Town Board Actions Pending

Highway Department: Town Hires Labor Relations Attorney Providing information requested by the Peru Gazette  Intersection Safety: Issues Still Under Review Bear Swamp Road: Sidewalk Plan Under Development Sand-Salt Shed: Repair Alternatives Being Explored Town Hall: Basement Cleanup Initiated By John T. Ryan In addition to the proposed changes in Peru’s Dog Law other business was […]

Elmore SPCA vs. Peru Town Board

By John T. Ryan Peru – If history is a guide, when a matter involving Elmore SPCA is included in a Peru Town Board meeting agenda, a controversy is likely to ensue. The Monday, February 22, 2016 Board meeting was no exception. During the “Public Comments on Agenda Items Only” portion of the meeting, Elmore SPCA […]

Town Hall Has a New Look

A closeup look at the placement of the historic Mason painting in the Peru Town Hall. The wall hanging that was located behind the presiding officer has been moved to a prominent place on the left side of the main room. Click here to view all our Peru Gazette photos. 

Life is “ruff” in Peru – Sun Community News & Printing

PERU — Disagreements in dog licensing redemption procedures have Peru town officials and Elmore SPCA on a tight leash. Source: Life is “ruff” in Peru – Sun Community News & Printing

Agenda Town Board Regular Meeting – February 22 @ 7:00 PM 

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the February 8, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Codes/Zoning Office Internal Audit  DISCUSSION: Bear Swamp Road Sidewalk. 

Town Highway Department to Upgrade Equipment

Highway Department to purchase Gradall Excavator and pick-up truck Highway Department Sand-Salt Usage Declines Sewer System Needs Upgrades And More By John T. Ryan The Mason family’s presentation of an historic artwork to the Town of Peru was not the only important subject at the Monday, February 8, 2016 Peru Town Board Meeting. The Town […]

Free Standing Dunkin’ Donuts Planned for Bear Swamp Road

By John T. Ryan Peru – Pending a few more governmental approvals, by July 1st Peru should have a new Dunkin’ Donuts adjacent to Langley Insurance on the Bear Swamp Road. The Peru Planning Board approved M & W Foods’ sketch plans at its Wednesday, February 10, 2016 meeting. More detailed drawings must be submitted […]

Mason Family Presents Historic Painting to Town of Peru

L-R Kevin Larkin, Rebecca Getman Larkin, Eli and Georgie Larkin, Ann Mason Getman, Carol and Ron Allen, Supervisor Peter Glushko, Douglas Mason   By John T. Ryan “We really feel this painting is coming back to its real home,” commented Ann Mason Getman at the Monday, February 8, 2016 Town Board meeting as she presented […]

Town Board Agenda for Tonight’s Meeting

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING,  February 8, 2016, 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of January 25, 2016. 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: […]

Board Learns About New Programs and Attempts to Control Spending

By John T. Ryan Highlights of the Peru Town Board meeting of January 25, 2016 included: The possibility of more youth activities, highway department expenditures, Main Street planning, cell phones for department heads, high praise for a town employee, zoning and planning board leadership, dog identification and other matters. Counselor Donald McBrayer reported that the […]

Town Tax Collection Hours Extended

The Town of Peru Tax Collection Office will be extending the hours of operation on Friday January 29th to 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, and Saturday January 30th from 9:00 AM- Noon.  Please direct any questions to Kathleen Flynn at 643-2745 ext.#2.

Town Board Agenda for Monday, January 25, 2016

DRAFT AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING January 25@ 7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the January 11, 2016 Town Organizational Meeting and for the Minutes of the January 11, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/MOTION: Acceptance of December 2015 Dog Control Officer Report.  DISCUSSION: Town Health […]

The Flag is Flying High

By John T. Ryan As of 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2016, the American Flag was once again flying high on the Peru Free Library flagpole. Town Councilman/Town Board Liaison Donald McBrayer and 23-year U.S. Navy Veteran David Drollette braved cold temperatures this morning to raise the flag following last evening’s Peru Free Library […]

Town of Peru Public Notice

The Town of Peru, Town Board has scheduled a workshop for Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM.  The purpose of the workshop is to discuss town employee cell phone policy,  and employee insurance. Peru Gazette Note: All workshops are open to the public and are conducted at the Peru Town Hall.

James Langley, former Chairman of the Clinton County Legislature, took his seat as a Town of Peru Councilman at the Monday, January 11, 2016 Town Board meeting. 

Town Board Rules of Order Approved

The Monday, January 11, 2016 Town of Peru Organizational Meeting included approval of the 2016 Town Board Rules of Order. TOWN OF PERU JANUARY 11, 2016                                                                                                                                                           2016 RULES OF ORDER Pursuant to Section 63 of the Town Law. RESOLVED, that the Rules of Order of the Town Board of the Town of Peru for the […]

2016 Town of Peru Procurement Policy Adopted

The Monday, January 11, 2016 included adoption of the town’s 2016 procurement policy. The policy includes criteria when prices from more than one vendor are required and when formal bids are required. TOWN OF PERU 2016 PROCUREMENT POLICY ADOPTED: 1.11.2016 WHEREAS, Section 104b of the General Municipal Law requires every town to adopt internal policies […]

Organizational Meeting Sets Salaries, Department Liaisons, Mileage Rates and More

These are the approved resolutions at the Monday, January 11, 2016 Town of Peru Organizational Meeting involving: salaries, appointees, department liaisons, meeting dates, approved annual contract information, mileage rates, official depository, and official newspaper. Resolution #1  Resolution Establishing 2016 SALARY AND PAYMENT OF ELECTED OFFICIALS BE IT RESOLVED that 2016 salaries for Town of Peru […]

Town Board Sets Its 2016 Meeting Schedule

2016 REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE  Monday                                  January 11, 2016                                7:00 PM Monday                                  January 25, 2016                                7:00 PM Monday                                  February 8, 2016                                7:00 PM Monday                                  February 22, 2016                              7:00 PM Monday                                  March 14, 2016                                  7:00 PM Monday                                  March 28, 2016                                  7:00 PM

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, January 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM 

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of December 21, 2015. 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: NYSDOT/Town of Peru Shared Services.  DISCUSSION: Town Winter […]

Town of Peru Organizational Meeting Monday, at 6:30 p.m.

AGENDA TOWN BOARD ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, JANUARY 11, 2016 – 6:30 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2016 Salaries for Elected Positions: DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approval of 2016 Appointees. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2016 Appointee Salaries and Frequency of Payments. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of Town Department Liaisons. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2016 Regular Town Board Meeting Dates […]

Consultant Hired to Plan Main Street Upgrades

By John T. Ryan Peru – By the end of 2017, Peru’s primary artery should have a better appearance and physical upgrades thanks to a resolution passed at the Peru Town Board’s December 21, 2015 meeting. The Board approved a $49,000 consulting contract with River Street Planning and Development to review Main Street and its […]

Highway Department Employees Want Union Representation

By John T. Ryan Peru – Town of Peru Highway Department personnel have informed the Town Board that they would like to be represented by the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA). Peru Town Supervisor Peter Glushko informed the Town Board at its December 23, 2015 meeting that a notification has been received from the department’s […]

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