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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 […]


April 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM, TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of March 15, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Continuation of a Nonconforming Use: Z-2017-0019 North Country Mission of Hope Continuation of a Nonconforming Use- 3452 Route 22B Peru, NY 12972 ANY FURTHER BUSINESS CEO […]

Variance Request and Public Hearing on Zoning Board Agenda

AGENDA – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 @ 7:00 PM TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of January 18, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Use Variance & Area Variance: Z-2017-018 Nicholas Zagrodzki Use Variance & Area Variance- 8 Oakdale Dr. Peru, NY 12972 Continuation […]

Zoning Board Agenda for Wednesday, March 15th

CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of January 18, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Use Variance & Area Variance: Z-2017-018 Nicholas Zagrodzki Use Variance & Area Variance- 8 Oakdale Dr. Peru, NY 12972 ANY FURTHER BUSINESS CEO REPORT: ADJOURNMENT

Proposal to Reduce Zoning Board from Seven to Five Members

The Town of Peru, Town Board has scheduled a Public Hearing on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:45 PM. The Purpose of the Public Hearing will be to hear the public concerns on a local law amending the Local Law #2 of 2013 of the Town of Peru, concerning Zoning Board of Appeals Manning Reduction. […]

Setting 2017 Town Priorities

By John T. Ryan Peru – Town Supervisor Peter Glushko included some of his 2017 priorities on the Town Board Monday, January 9th Agenda. Moving forward on sewer system upgrades is definitely priority #1. Glushko requested and received the Board’s permission to contact the town’s bonding attorney to initiate long-term financing of the $4 million+ […]

Area Variance to be Considered on January 18th

AGENDA – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, WEDNESDAY, January 18, 2017 @ 7:00 PM, TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of December 21, 2016 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Area Variance Z-2016-018: Forrence Orchards Inc. 2731 Route 22 Peru NY 12972 ANY FURTHER BUSINESS: Introduction of Matt Favro, Town […]

Dashnaws and Town of Peru Settle Lawsuit

By John T. Ryan Peru – September, 2016 marked the end of a long-running, costly legal dispute between the Town of Peru and Henry and Kevin Dashnaw, owners of Adirondack Golf and Country Club. In a Clinton County Supreme Court Agreement the parties agreed that Fairway Drive, which is adjacent to the Dashnaw’s Adirondack Golf […]

Favro Named as Town, Planning and Zoning Attorney

By John T. Ryan Peru – As of January 1, 2017 Plattsburgh Attorney Matt Favro will be Peru’s new town attorney, planning board attorney and zoning board of appeals attorney. Favro’s appointment was approved at the Town Board’s December 27th meeting. Favro replaces Donald Biggs who has been town attorney since November of 2006. Matt […]

Town Board Agenda

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING – December 12, 2016, 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order; Pledge of Allegiance; Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Special Meeting of November 17, 2016 on the 2017 Final Budget and the Town Board Regular Meeting of November 28, 2016. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from all Departments: (Water/Sewer/Valcour; Highway; Town Clerk; Dog Control; […]

Code Enforcement Decision Being Appealed

AGENDA ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, WEDNESDAY, December 21, 2016 @ 7:00 PM TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of November 16, 2016 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Continuation of a Public Hearing Z16-0016: Juilo Lemos Continuation of a Public Hearing-Appealing the decision of the CEO to allow a […]

Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda

WEDNESDAY, November 16, 2016 @ 7:00 PM TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of October 19, 2016 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Continuation of Nonconforming Use Z-2016-016: Wendy Silverman Continuation of Nonconforming Use-Replace Single Wide Mobile Home- 80 Pleasant St. Peru, NY 12972 ANY FURTHER BUSINESS: […]

Striving to be Fair and Consistent

  By John T Ryan Peru – Since becoming Peru’s Code Enforcement Officer on May 31st, Bob Guynup has discovered that Peru is a very busy small town. A 20+ year Wilmington resident, Guynup said, “Before taking this job I didn’t really know a lot about Peru. I knew it’s a bedroom community. Now I […]

Three Variance Requests Tonight

Includes Home-based business at 284 Route 22B The Peru Gazette apologizes for missing this email containing the agenda of tonight’s Zoning Board Meeting. .Zoning Board Agenda 092116

Mason St. and Twin Creek Drive Zoning Variances Sought

AGENDA Town of Peru Zoning Board of Appeals  WEDNESDAY, August 17, 2016 @ 7:00 PM at Peru Town Hall  CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of July 20, 2016 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: Area Variance: Paul Schlitt Area Variance – Pool House 11 Mason St. Area Variance: Julio […]

Several Building Permit Fees to Increase

By John T Ryan Peru – Peru’s residential and commercial building permit applicants will be subject to a new fee schedule as of August 1, 2016. The Town Board unanimously approved the new schedule at its Monday, July 11, 2016 meeting. The Board asked Code Enforcement Officer Bob Guynup to recommend a fee schedule that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coastland Dr., Fuller Rd. and Calkins Rd. Variance Requests on Zoning Board Agenda

AGENDA ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016 @ 7:00 PM TOWN OF PERU 1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. ROLL CALL 4. APPROVAL of February 17th, 2016 minutes. 5. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing 6. APPLICATIONS: 1. Area Variance: Mike & Colleen Lemza Area Variance 18 Coastland Dr. Z-2016-005 […]

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 […]

Rulfs Farm Stand Footing Being Poured

Construction of the new 9,000 sq. ft. Rulfs Orchard farm stand is underway. The Town of Peru issued a Building Permit on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. The building will also be the home of Apple Blossom Florist. Luck Brothers is the general contractor. Click here for our February 18th story which has more details. 

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 […]

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 […]

Rulfs Building Plans Approved

By John T. Ryan If everything goes as planned, in a few months the Rulfs Orchard farm stand will be moving into a new building located about 200 feet west of the existing farm stand. The planned 9,900 sq. ft. farm stand will have enhanced business space, an expanded menu, more parking and a drive […]

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 […]

Zoning Board Meeting to Consider Rulf’s Orchard Application

AGENDA ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016 @ 7:00 PM TOWN OF PERU APPLICATIONS: 1. New Nonconforming Use: Rulfs Orchard New Nonconforming Use 531 Bear Swamp Rd. ANY FURTHER BUSINESS: CEO REPORT:

Zoning Board to Elect Officers on January 20

$65k+ Lawsuit, “Wonderful Water,” Technology Upgrades and Peruvian International Festival #2

Peru – Town Board Meeting, Monday, April 27, 2015 – A four-year long court case has been expensive for both the Town of Peru and for Henry and Kevin Dashnaw, owners of the Adirondack Golf and Country Club. The Town of Peru has spent in excess of $65,000. The Dashnaw’s attorney Matthew Norfolk has stated […]

Zoning Board March 18th Agenda

AGENDA ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 @ 7:00 PM, TOWN OF PERU APPLICATIONS: SEQR & Use Variance: Alyson Curry –  Use Variance, 3085 Route 22, Z-2015-00  (Peru Gazette Note: A party desires to purchase the former log home sales office at 3085 Route 22 (adjacent to the Dollar Store). The property is zoned commercial, but the individual would like […]

Town and Resident Concerned About Peru’s Highway Intersections

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 […]

Town’s 2015 Preliminary Budget Hearing Scheduled

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 […]

Peru Residents May Have to Move Their Online Service From Charter to Comcast

By John T. Ryan Peru Charter Communications customers may be forced to change cable providers. At the Monday, May 12, 2014 Town Board meeting Supervisor Peter Glushko stated that Charter Communications is considering turning over Clinton County service to the Comcast Corporation. The two companies are negotiating an exchange agreement whereby each company would turn […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Application Filed to Change Use of the Former Beaumont Medical Building

Zoning Board Agenda of 112013

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    

Zoning Board to Consider Quaker Highlands and Pasquales Applications

Click Here – Zoning Board Agenda of 10-16-13

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                     […]

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 […]

Town of Peru will face budget challenges in 2014

By John T. Ryan Town leaders learned that 2014 budgeting would be a challenge for Peru as it will likewise be for almost all towns. The New York State property tax cap has been set at 1.66% down from 2%.  Inflation declined; therefore by the tax cap must decrease. Tax increases can exceed the cap, […]

Allen Turner is playing a key role in Peru’s growth

By John T. Ryan Peru is one of the few communities north of New York City to experience an increase in population during the past ten years (9.9%). Undoubtedly Allen Turner’s foresight and willingness to take a business risk has played an important role in that growth. During that period Turner constructed twenty-two single-family homes […]

Zoning Board December Minutes Published

Leon Blair, Chairman of the Town of Peru Zoning Board of Appeals, called the meeting of Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at 7:10 p.m. to order.

Zoning enforcement dominates Town Board meeting

By John T. Ryan There’s rarely a dull Peru Town Board meeting and the Monday, June 24, 2013 meeting was no exception.   The first 35 minutes of the meeting involved an alleged zoning law violation in one of Peru’s most beautiful neighborhoods on the shores of Lake Champlain. Coastland Drive residents Jay and Heidi […]

Monday, June 24, 2013 Town Board Agenda

Regular Mtg Agenda 06242013

Safe water, natural gas availability, speed limits, the historic register and assessor reappointment highlight meeting

By  John T. Ryan Important decisions having to do with water quality improvement project costs, natural gas availability and speed limits highlighted the Monday, June 10, 2013 Town Board meeting.  Counselors approved two resolutions that could add from $25, 000 to $50,000 to the cost of the water quality improvement project. Bringing natural gas to […]

Pasquales asks for Zoning Law Interpretation – permitted parking at issue

Agenda 06.13-1

Slycord enjoys his Code Enforcement Officer position

By John T. Ryan Two years ago Frank Slycord succeeded Paul Blaine as the Town of Peru’s Code Enforcement Officer. He brought extensive code enforcement training and enforcement experience to his position. Slycord clearly enjoys his job and appreciates its importance to the Peru community. He said, “I work for the people of the Town […]

Town Board’s April 8 agenda includes scheduling a workshop and hearing on the new zoning law

Regular Mtg Agenda April 8 2013

“Observer” hired, permit fees may rise and Tuesday business hours changed

By John T. Ryan Supervision of the Water System Improvement Project; increasing permit fees; and changing Tuesday’s business hours were the primary items for discussion and action at the Monday, March 25, 2013 Peru Town Board meeting. The Board decided to hire a “construction observer” to assist with the final phase of the town’s $3.2 […]

No Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting in March

Agenda 03.13-9

Notice the public notices — online, too

Notice the public notices — online, too – | News

The North Country tourism challenge

The North Country tourism challenge « The In Box.

Approved August Zoning Board Minutes published

Approved Minutes 08.12

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