Interfor recognized by Mayor and Council for donation

November 30, 2017

Representatives of Interfor-United States South were recognized by Mayor Faircloth and the Perry City Council at its November 21, 2017 meeting. The elected officials expressed on behalf of the Perry residents and visitors their appreciation and gratitude for Interfor’s donation of 8.0 acres of undeveloped land. The parcel bordering Big Indian Creek located on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive will be integral part of the extension of the Weleetka Trail which will connect Creekwood Park with the Georgia National Fairgrounds.  Mr. Nick Ausman, General Manager, affirmed Interfor’s commitment to be an involved community member.  Mayor Faircloth expressed the City’s appreciation that Interfor selected Perry for its mill operations and also its willingness to support the wellbeing of the community.  Other representatives of Interfor attending the meeting were Mr. Harry Koryzma, Mill Manager, Mr. Wade Flint, Production Superintendent, Ms. Megan Black, Human Resources and Mr. Tim Lowrimore, Public Affairs Manager.  Interfor employs 126 people at its facility on Ball Street.

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Revised Community Development Procedures

November 27, 2017

In an effort to better serve our customers the Community Development Department has been reviewing and revising operating procedures as it pertains to plan review, permits, and inspections. The changes as it pertains to residential and commercial projects are being implemented effective January 2, 2018. These changes are to streamline the Community Development’s processes so we are better serving our customers. Click here to read the revised procedures. Your input and cooperation as we move forward is appreciated. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 478-988-2720.    

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Walk with Mayor and Council on Nov. 28

November 17, 2017

Walk with Mayor and Council will be held in District 2 on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 starting at 5:30 p.m.  The walk will begin at the entrance of Lake Forest Subdivision.  The route includes Dog Fennel Lane, Wild Azalea Drive and Wayland Circle.

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Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday and Friday

November 16, 2017

City of Perry will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24.  We will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27 at 8:00 a.m.

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BOOST Round 6 application window announced

November 14, 2017

Downtown Perry’s small businesses may apply for a grant to purchase equipment and supplies. Perry Downtown Development Authority, or DDA, is accepting applications for the sixth round of BOOST grants; the application window will close on Friday, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m.  Only existing, brick-and-mortar businesses in Perry’s downtown development district are eligible to apply. Applicants may apply for funds to purchase supplies, business equipment, marketing and advertising, eligible interior renovations, a security system or professional services.  Grant funds may not be used for payment of salaries, debts, rent, lease, mortgage, rental deposits, utility bills, late payments or fees, alcohol, tobacco or medicine. Applications must be submitted online and must include quotes and other requested information.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Click here to complete. Grant announcements will be made in December.  Grants are awarded in $50 increments, with a maximum grant award of $1,000. Ten grants totaling $5,600 have been awarded to downtown Perry businesses since July 2015. BOOST Downtown Perry is an investment group that provides grant funds to entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in the district.  The DDA, the economic vitality arm of Perry’s Main Street Program, holds the funds until they are awarded. For more information, please, contact Perry Main Street Coordinator Catherine Edgemon at (478) 988-2758 or catherine.edgemon@perry-ga.gov, or visit www.perry-ga.gov/economic-development/downtown-development-authority/boost-investment-group/.  

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