Egg-citing Hunt for the Special Needs Community

February 27, 2018

Grab your baskets and get Egg-Cited!The City of Perry’s very first Special Needs Community Egg Hunt is right around the corner! Sign up today to let us know you are attending so that we can best serve everyone. This is a *FREE* event for the whole Special Needs community and their family + friendsThe hunt will begin at 10 a.m. and will be first come, first serve. There will be a designated hunt area with special “beeping” eggs for the visually impaired and a designated hunting area for all other participants. Traditional eggs will be available for family + friends to hunt!Please RSVP now so we can best prepare: you have any questions, please email our Special Events Coordinator, Haley, for more  

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Rural Zone Opportunity

February 16, 2018

The City of Perry is pleased to announce it is implementing a new state program that could help you reduce your business’ state income tax liability if you meet eligibility requirements. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs, or DCA, has awarded downtown Perry a five-year designation as a Rural Zone, which features a job tax credit, investment credit and rehabilitation credit. The zone’s boundaries roughly correspond with those of the downtown development district. Rural Zone incentives can be layered with the Perry Downtown Development Authority’s locally- funded revolving loan fund, revolving loan funds offered through DCA and the Georgia Cities Foundation, and several other state and federal programs. Participation in the Rural Zone could make you ineligible to participate in some other programs, such as the state historic tax credit program. We can assist you in coordinating with the relevant state agencies to confirm your eligibility for the various programs in which you might be interested. According to the DCA, the Rural Zone program offers the following credits: A job tax credit of $2,000 per year per full-time equivalent (FTE) job created within the zone for five years. At least two net, new full-time equivalent jobs must be created and maintained to qualify for the job credits or any additional Rural Zone A credit up to $125,000 for investing in the zone. This credit is capped at 25 percent of the total investment cost, not to exceed $25,000 in credits claimed annually over five A credit up to $150,000 for rehabilitating structures in the zone. This credit is capped at 30 percent of the total investment cost, not to exceed $50,000 in credits claimed annually over three years. If you are considering purchasing property, rehabilitating a building or adding at least two FTE jobs in Perry’s Rural Zone, please, contact me at (478) 988-2758 or to determine your eligibility to claim the tax credits.

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Closed Monday, Feb. 19

February 12, 2018

City of Perry will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 in observance of Presidents’ Day.  We will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 8:00 a.m.

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New trees planted on Main Street

February 9, 2018

New trees planted on Main Street The City of Perry and Perry Rotary Club have worked together to plant new trees on Main Street in front of the Houston County Board of Education building.  The president of the Rotary Club worldwide challenged all 1.2 million Rotarians to plant a tree before Earth Day on April 22, 2018. The Perry Rotary Club accepted his challenge.  The trees in front of the Houston County Board of Education Building regrettably had to be removed at the end of last year due to disease.  The Perry Rotary Club felt like this was their opportunity to help and donated the replacement trees.  The new trees are Trident Maples and were planted at the end of January.  They procured from Bold Spring Nursery in Hawkinsville. Michael Turner of Heart of Georgia Environmental, City of Perry’s arborist, was awarded the bid to purchase, deliver, install and provide initial establishment support. Trident Maples are known to thrive in urban environments, have deep red fall color, mature at 30-35’ height and have moderate growth rates which make it a good choice for street tree applications.  We look forward to enjoying these trees lining Main Street for years to come.

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