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Archive for 'Town Board News'

Town of Peru’s Debt Burden to Increase and Summer Paving Plans Outlined

By John T. Ryan Unplanned expenses, debt and concern about cost estimates were the primary topics at the April 14th Peru Town Board meeting. In the not too distant future, the Town of Peru will be incurring in excess of $1,000,000 in debt. Supervisor Peter Glushko said he would research borrowing costs prior to the […]

Town Board Agenda Includes Fuller Rd. Repair Financing

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Town Spring Cleanup to Begin

The Peru Highway Department has started its spring cleanup, sweeping and fixing torn up lawns, etc. The hamlet will be done when the lawns are hard enough to hold the tractors.  The Department will be working ten-hour days beginning April 14th. They will work Monday-Thursday.

Peru Should Have a Walking Trail by October 31

By John T. Ryan The final costs will exceed estimates by about 15% –$100,000–, but in a few weeks Peru residents should see work commencing on the Little Ausable River Walking Trail. The Peru Town Board at its March 24th meeting unanimously approved a bid of $809,799 from Steven E. Fuller Excavating of Keeseville. Three other […]

Awarding Walking Trail Construction Contract Leads Monday’s Town Board Meeting Agenda

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Parent of Autistic Child Appeals to Town Board For Help

By John T. Ryan The plight of a parent seeking help with the care of his autistic child was the most memorable news at the Peru Town Board’s March 10, 2014 meeting. Steve Vanvalkenburg told the Board, “I’m a sad father. My ten-year old autistic son Ethan requires professional one on one care. He has […]

Walking Trail Primary Subject of Tonight’s Town Board Meeting

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Funding for Local Roads Discussed in Albany

Senator Betty Little (center) talks with county and town highway superintendents during the annual “Local Roads Matter” lobby day in Albany on Wednesday, March 5.  Under the executive budget proposal, funding for the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) and the Federal Municipal Streets and Highways Program (“Marchiselli”) would be held at current levels. The Peru […]

Town Board Appoints New Zoning and Planning Board Members and Agrees to Solicit Walking Trail Construction Bids

By John T. Ryan The Board appointed Bruce R. Germain, Timothy St. Pierre and Steve LaBounty to the Zoning Board of Appeals and Nicholas J. Zagrodzki and Kim Budwick to the Planning Board. Counselor Donald McBrayer favored tabling a vote stating that the Zoning Board members had indicated that they would like to see prospective […]

Monday’s Board Agenda Includes Truck Bid Approval

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PUBLIC HEARING ON 2014 BEST VALUE LAW: February 24, 2014 – 6:30 PM

AGENDA        1. Call Meeting To Order        2. Pledge of Allegiance        3.  Roll Call      4. MOTION:         To Open the Public Hearing.      5. DISCUSSION:  Community Input and Questions      6. MOTION:         To Close the Public Hearing.      7.  MOTION:     […]

Peru Drama Club Presents Bye Bye Birdie

An Invitation from the Peru Drama Club Come one come all down to Peru Jr/Sr High School auditorium on March 6th & 7th at 7:30pm and March 8th at 3:00 and 8:00pm. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. Tickets can be purchased at Peru Pharmacy (518-643-6499 ext. 5184), perudramaclub@gmail.com , or at the door. […]

Town Board Choses Adirondack Humane Society as Peru’s Animal Shelter and Advises Residents on its Mailbox Policy

The Adirondack Humane Society is Peru’s new Dog Shelter provider. The Peru Town Board voted unanimously to enter into a contract with the Adirondack Humane Society at its February 10, 2014 meeting.  The Elmore SPCA previously these services for many years, but the Town proposed significant contract changes and the two parties could not reach […]

Peru Town Board Meeting Agenda For February 10th

Agenda, Peru Town Board Meeting of February 10, 2014

Town Supervisor Glushko Discusses Peru’s Recent Past and Future

By John T. Ryan Peter Glushko has been serving the Town of Peru for over 15 years – the first eight years as a Town Counselor and the last four years as Town Supervisor.  On January 1st, Glushko began his second four-year term of office. The Peru Gazette interviewed Glushko about the Town’s major accomplishments over the […]

Dog Control and Sidewalk Maintenance Highlight Town Board Meeting

By John T. Ryan Dog Control was the primary subject at the Monday, January 27, 2014 Peru Town Board meeting. The Board passed a revised Dog Control Law. Town Attorney Donald Biggs said the new law incorporates changes in New York State’s Agricultural and Markets regulations and a few other minor items into Local Law […]

2014 Dog Control Law Public Hearing Tonight

AGENDA PUBLIC HEARING ON 2014 DOG LAW  January 27, 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

Agenda for Town Board Monday, January 27 Meeting

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McBrayer Seated and Board Has Favorable Reaction to Town Hall Entrance Plans

By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board conducted its first regular meeting of 2014 on Monday, January 13th.  Supervisor Peter Glushko welcomed Counselor Donald McBrayer to the Board. McBrayer, who is also Town of Peru Republican Chairman, succeeds Counselor Susan Polhemus. Counselor McBrayer said he would be attending the three-day training program for newly […]

Salaries Set, Appointments Made, Liaisons Appointed, Meeting Dates Set

By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board conducted its 2014 Organizational Meeting on Monday, January 13, 2013.  All agenda resolutions were passed unanimously with the exception of the Zoning Board and Planning Board Chairmanships and Vice-Chairmanships, which will be acted on when the Zoning and Planning Board recommendations have been received.  Click here for 2014 […]

Town Board Organizational Meeting and Regular Meeting Agendas For January 13

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Former Town Supervisor Kenneth Jahn Passes Away

By John T. Ryan (Story Updated 12/26/13  to include Kenneth Jahn Obituary)  The Peru Town meeting of Monday, December 23rd began with a sad note when Supervisor Peter Glushko stated that the Town Hall had received a call on the passing of Kenneth Jahn who served as Peru Town Supervisor from 1996 to 2005. Ken […]

A Holiday Message From Town Supervisor Peter Glushko

To the Residents and the Employees of the Town of Peru: As Town Supervisor, along with my wife, Karen, I would like to extend a special wish for the employees, elected officials and the residents of the Town of Peru during this most wonderful time of the year.  As our celebrations get underway, it is […]

Here’s Monday’s Town Board Agenda

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING December 23, 2013@ 7:00 PM  Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION:    Approval of Minutes for the December 9 2013 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION:  Passing of Town Zoning Law. DISCUSSION:  2013 Budget Amendments and Fund Transfers. DISCUSSION:  Fuller Road Repairs Update.  DISCUSSION:  Garage Roof Repair […]

Peru’s Declining Assessed Value and Higher Tax Rates Explained

By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Council held the 2014 town tax levy increase to 1.5%; however, tax rates will rise by 8.8%. Why? Primarily because the town’s total assessed value has declined by $2.3 million over the past two years. The Peru Gazette sat down with Town of Peru Assessor Timothy Surpitski to […]

Culvert Repair Delayed and Costs Increase

By John T. Ryan Culvert repairs and legal expenses and will cost the Town of Peru more than expected. Vandalism also costs the Town both money and employee time. In action at the Town Board December 9, 2013 meeting, the Board approved a contract change order in the amount of $42,575. Highway Superintendent Michael Farrell […]

Region Chosen as Innovation Hot Spot Winner; Peru’s Walking Trail to receive $228,000

Region chosen as Innovation Hot Spot winner » Breaking News » Press-Republican.

Plow Purchase Approved, Bloomfield Drive Resident Concerned and Jennnifer Madore Appointed to Youth Commission

The Peru Gazette did not cover the Town Board Meeting of November 9, 2013.   The meeting included  a complaint from Bloomfield Drive resident Lindsey Wendorff regarding her concern about a situation on her street. Here is that portion of the approved minutes. Lindsey Wendorff – 42 Bloomfield Drive. Ms. Wendorff addresses the board and refers […]

Town Board December 9 Meeting Agenda

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Here’s the Agenda for the Monday, November 25th Town Board Meeting

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Bear Swamp Road Development Continues; CFA Insurance Agency to Relocate and Expand

By John T. Ryan It appears that the North Country business community has recognized that the Bear Swamp Road is a great place to do business. Livingood’s Restaurant is scheduled to open in a few days; Allen Turner’s four new apartments behind McDonald’s are being rapidly occupied and tonight the Zoning Board gave its approval […]

McBrayer is the Unofficial Winner

By John T. Ryan The absentee votes have been counted and according to the unofficial vote count Donald McBrayer will become a member of the Peru Town Council on January 1, 2014. On Election Day McBrayer led Lana Knight by 12 votes. After counting absentee ballots, he led by 15 votes. Two Town Council seats […]

Absentee Vote Counting is Underway

This was the scene at the Clinton County Board of Elections at 3:45 this afternoon as officials counted absentee ballots. The Peru Town Council seat sought by Republican Donald McBrayer and Democrat Lana Knight is undecided with McBrayer leading by only twelve votes on Election Day. Absentee voters will decide the election.

Tax Levy to Increase by 1.5%; Tax Rates to Increase by 8.8%

By John T. Ryan Peru’s Town leaders have managed to limit the town’s 2014 tax levy increase to 1.5%; nevertheless, there will be an 8.8% tax rate increase in both Town General and Town Highway taxes. The General Fund Tax Rate will increase from $1.93 to $2.10 per thousand while the Highway Fund Tax Rate […]

Langley and Flynn Thank Veterans, Especially Local Veterans

By John T. Ryan The program handed out at today’s VFW Post 309 Veterans Day Service included these words: What is a Veteran? “A Veteran whether active duty, retired or reserve is someone who at one point in his or her life wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for […]

Zoning Law Passage in Question, Culvert Repairs Delayed, Speed Limits Lowered

By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board got a surprise at its November 4, 2013 meeting. Board members learned that the zoning law that they thought they passed on October 28, 2013 might have to be voted on a second time. Town Attorney Donald Biggs told the Board, “There are things that have to […]

82 Absentee Peru Votes Received as of Nov. 8

Story Updated and Corrected 11/8/13 12:00 PM (Our original story did not differentiate between the civilian and military ballot receipt dates) By John T. Ryan The name of Peru’s new Town Councilperson will not be known until at least November 18th. That’s the date when non-military and military absentee ballots will be counted. As of […]

Glushko, Flynn, Douglass win contested races; Polhemus Easily Carries Peru

By John T. Ryan These are the Peru 2013 candidate vote totals, not including absentee ballots. It was a very low voter turnout, even for an off-year election, with only 1,366 (33%) voters casting ballots. Absentee votes will increase that total slightly.  The winner of the second open Town Council will be announced after absentee […]

Douglass Elected; Second Town Council Seat Depends on Absentee Ballots

James Douglass easily won reelection to the Peru Town Council with 987 votes, however, the race for the second open seat is too close to call.  With absentee votes still to be counted, Donald McBrayer tallied 729 votes, twelve votes more than Lana Knight who garnered 717 votes. The Peru Gazette will update with the […]

Preliminary Town Budget Ready for Scrutiny; It’s Here For Your Review

The Peru Town Board will conduct a Public Hearing on the Town’s 2014 Preliminary Budget on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6:30 PM. The Board will accept comments on the budget. The Peru Gazette hopes to provide more information on the budget prior to the Pubic Hearing if time permits. Click Here to Review Preliminary […]

Town Board Meets Tonight at 7PM; Here’s the Agenda

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Here is your sample Peru Election Ballot; Polls open tomorrow from 6 AM to 9 PM

Town of Peru 2013 Sample Ballot  Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2013. There are also six NYS Constitution Amendments to be voted on. Please review them carefully. They are very important to several communities and New York residents. Six Amendments to the NYS Constitution Note that although his name appears on the ballot Democrat […]

Peru Town Clerk/Tax Collector Position is on Tuesday’s Ballot

On Tuesday, November 5th, Peru voters will have the opportunity to either reelect incumbent Town Clerk/Tax Collector Kathleen Flynn or to elect her challenger John Facteau.  The Peru Gazette posed five questions to each candidate and they were kind enough to respond. 1. Summarize your educational background, primary employment history, a little about your family […]

Peru Town Board Candidates Respond to Peru Gazette Questions

Next Tuesday, November 5, 2013 voters will go to the polls to cast their ballots for their preferred candidates for office.  There are two open seats on the Peru Town Council and three candidates are seeking election to office.  The Peru Gazette contacted James Douglass, Lana Knight and Donald McBrayer and asked each person to […]

Youth Commission Ski Program 2013-2014

Download the  2013 – 2014 Youth Commission Program Chaperone Registration Download the 2013 – 2014 Youth Commission Ski Program Registration •    The Youth Commission Program (YCP) is for student’s ages* 8-18 *Minimum Age 8 years old by December 1, 2013 •    A birth Certificate will be required during registration

Revised Zoning Law Approved and Health Plans to Change

By John T. Ryan (Updated 7:45 AM 10/30/13 to clarify the deleted agricultural lands proposal.  The Peru Town Board voted to approve revisions in the Zoning Law at its October 28, 2013 meeting.  The changes will not go into effect until approved by the New York Department of State. Formulating and enacting the Zoning Law […]

Here are the Proposed Zoning Law Changes and the Reasons Why

This is a story the Peru Gazette published on February 14, 2012. We have been informed that the only significant change made since that story is the elimination of the so-called agricultural overlays. Why is Peru adopting a new Zoning Law and what changes are being proposed?

Public Hearing on Proposed New Zoning Law is Tonight at 6:30 PM

AGENDA PUBLIC HEARING ON NEW ZONING LAW ADOPTION October 28, 2013  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    

Town Board Agenda for Monday, October 28th

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$192,850 Culvert Replace Bid Awarded to Steve Fuller Excavation

At a Peru Town Board Special Meeting held on  October 22, 2013, 6:30 PM the following resolution was passed:  A RESOLUTION AWARDING FULLER ROAD CULVERT REPLACEMENT AT DRY MILL BROOK BID TO STEVE E. FULLER EXCAVATION, INC. WHEREAS, the Town Board has received certain bids in response to its request for same in connection with the Fuller Road Culvert […]

Rest easy Peru residents, sale of Eurasian boar is now banned

Capitol Confidential » Rest easy New Yorkers, sale of Eurasian boar is now banned.

Peru Democrats Invite You to Meet Their Candidates Saturday at Murphy’s

Hazard Mitigation Grants Available and Health Insurance Must be Changed

Correction 10/17/13: Corrected to read “Hazard Mitigation.” First post read “Flood Hazards.”  By John T. Ryan The Peru Town Board has a full schedule this month as it formulates its 2014 fiscal year budget and holds its regular meetings and a public hearing on changes in the zoning law. At the Monday, October 14th meeting […]

Water Department Budget Workshop on Monday Oct. 21

Title: Water Department Budget Workshop Location: Peru Town Hall Description: Town Board discusses 2014 Water Department Budget Start Time: 18:30 Date: 2013-10-21 End Time: 20:30

Town Board to Hold Sewer Department Budget Workshop Wednesday

itle: Town Board Sewer Budget Workshop Location: Peru Town Hall Description: Town Board to discuss the 2014 department/district budgets. Start Time: 18:30 Date: 2013-10-16 End Time: 20:30

Town Board Will Hold Regular Meeting Tonight

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Important Town Board Dates

Town Budget Workshops – all times 6:30-8:30PM: October 9 - Highway October 16 – Sewer/Valcour October 21 – Water October 29 – Salaries October 29 – If Needed                     - Town Board Meeting scheduled for Monday October 28, 2013 7:00PM                     […]

Soccer was the order of the day at Laphams Mills Park

Over 300 Peru children along with coaches, family and friends crowded into Laphams Mills Park today for the 2013 Peru Youth Commission Soccer Challenge.  Youth Commission Chairman Greg Mills and Town of Peru Youth Director John Flynn thanked all the coaches, volunteers, sponsors and parents for their support. Twenty-one teams participated in today’s games. Members […]

Roof Repairs, Stolen Town Truck and Changes to Comprehensive Plan Highlight Town Board Meeting

By John T. Ryan At the September 9th Town Board meeting Peru Highway Superintendent Michael Farrell told the Town Board that repairing the highway department’s garage roof would cost less than expected.  At the Monday, September 25th Board meeting Farrell reported that the town’s engineers think that it’s too late to start the project this […]

Fuller Rd. from Bear Swamp to Sullivan Rd. to be closed for paving tomorrow

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