ARRA Energy Efficiency Program

August 28, 2014

In August 2010 the City of Perry was awarded a revolving loan grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to assist Perry property owners with energy efficiency improvements.  To date, the program has been a success with providing a low interest loan for residential and commercial properties.  Further information on the program can be obtained by contacting the City of Perry Community Development Department at (478) 988-2720 or clicking here for a detailed application and description of the program.

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Attention Artists!

August 28, 2014

Ever wanted to decorate a manhole cover? The City of Perry now offers a manhole decoration program.  The purpose of this program is to allow a public artistic expression of a neighborhood’s interests, activities, hopes and character. It is also an economic development tool that will bring attention to the City and highlight its uniqueness and livability. Program Guidelines Each artist concept must have prior approval by the Council. Each artist lid location must have prior approval from Council. The design authorization and use of the materials/facility is valid for 12 consecutive months (1 year after approval). Application material shall consist of proposed location, concept design in colors to be used, artist notification information and proposed schedule to complete project. Once approved by Council the City shall provide one (1) primed manhole cover per site, with support rack to the Perry Arts Center based on artist’s schedule. Artist shall be provided access to Arts Center to complete design. Artist shall provide all paints, mats, forms, palettes, etc. required to complete design. Paints must be acceptable for outdoor use. If project is not completed within sixty (60) days of commencing permission is revoked and manhole cover returned to storage. The artist agrees to assume all liability and hold the City harmless from any incidents arising from his/her involvement in the project starting with the set-up of the manhole until ready for sealing. Artist agrees he/she has no agent, employee, contractor, supplier or any formal relationship with the City. Any changes to concept design due to surface, materials etc. must be approved by Council prior to finalization. A color picture of the final product must be approved by Council prior to installation Council reserves the right to reject project in best interests of the City. Once accepted the City shall seal and install the lid project becomes property of the City upon installation. Artist agrees, if desired by Council, to be available for City publicity efforts. Pictures of accepted projects will be maintained at the Perry Arts Center. For more information, contact the City of Perry at (478) 988-2700.

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City of Perry Launches Mobile App

August 28, 2014

In an effort to continue to enhance our community, the City of Perry recently launched a new simple service request tool called PublicStuff.  Using the mobile app tools and online platform http://www.publicstuff.com/ga/perry-ga will make it that much easier for you to connect with us and make the community we live in, the best place it can be. The request tool, powered by PublicStuff, allows residents, businesses and members of the community to submit non-emergency public requests directly to the City in real time from any location.  Here’s how it works: . 1. See something that needs to be addressed? 2. Submit a request using your moblie app or by visiting http://www.publicstuff.com/ga/perry-ga 3. City staff receives the request 4. City addresses the issue 5. You get notified via email when the request is completed. Residents are encouraged to use the system to report potholes, abandoned vehicles, overgrown lots, and much more so we can resolve the issue quickly and efficiently.  You can also submit pictures and add comments.  Once a request is submitted you can easily track the request, support other requests, and receive status updates. We encourage you to utilize the service request tool so we can work together to improve our community.  PublicStuff is free and available immediately.  Please visit the following sites to get started: Online portal:  http://www.publicstuff.com/ga/perry-ga iPhone: http://www.publicstuff.com/iphone/perry-ga Android: http://www.publicstuff.com/android/perry-ga BlackBerry: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/44415/?lang=en Thank you for your support and we look forward to your participation. For additional information or questions, please contact the Department of Community Development at 478.988.2720 or via email at comm.development@perry-ga.gov

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Economic Development Incentives Options

August 28, 2014

The City of Perry offers a number of economic incentives.  The number and value depend upon the type of economic activity, planned number of employees and projected fiscal impact for the Perry community.  Please click here for further details. Should you require additional information or have any questions, please contact Mr. Robert D. Smith, Economic Development Director at 478.988.2757 or robert.smith@perry-ga.gov.

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