Perry’s first ever Splash Pad is open!

July 25, 2018

Perry’s first ever Splash Pad is now open! Mayor and Council and the City of Perry’s Leisure Services Department are thrilled to be able to provide the best and free aquatic amenity possible for the community and visitors, while also allowing for the maximum amount of time for enjoyment throughout the year. The Splash Pad is the first of its kind in Perry! Cool off under a variety of water fountains, and two water cannons! A large picnic area is available as well under the pavilion so take lunch, snacks, or dinner! It is located at Creekwood Park, 110 Ida Lasseter Circle (off of Creekwood Dr.).  Hours of operation are everyday between 8 am-10 pm (park hours). .

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Downtown Restaurant District Established

July 18, 2018

The City of Perry has established a restaurant district to encourage people to linger longer downtown, to visit neighboring businesses, to create a more festive atmosphere and to assist in restaurant recruitment efforts. The attached map shows the restaurant district’s boundaries. A customer may take an alcoholic beverage in a plastic cup on public spaces within the district, including sidewalks, rights of way, buildings and public parks between 11 a.m. and midnight daily. Mayor and council may extend the hours for a special event. Alcoholic beverages must be purchased from a licensee or licensed vendor and cannot exceed 16 fluid ounces in size when transporting outside the business.   Consumption from and possession of alcoholic beverages in open aluminum cans, bottles and glass are prohibited.  Glass containers of any sort are always prohibited. The ordinance does not apply to schools, churches, daycare facilities and anywhere private property owners and tenants do not allow alcohol. Those who decline to allow alcohol on their premises may prohibit it by posting a sign that states “Outside Drinks Not Allowed.”  

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Walk with Mayor and Council

July 16, 2018

Walk with Mayor and Council will be held in District 3 on July 24 starting at 5:30 p.m.  The walk begin at the entrance of Holly Hills Subdivision.  The route includes Greenwood Drive, Briarcliff Road and Springdale Avenue.  

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Public Service Announcement

July 16, 2018

Public Service Announcement City of Perry, Community Development Department If you are opening a new, or alternating an existing business venture be sure to take time to understand and comply with the laws relating to owning and operating a business in Perry.  Spending a little time talking with your local Zoning, Building, and Fire Officials will help to make the start-up a success and prevent unnecessary delays, notifications, and unforeseen costs. First, make sure your location is zoned properly; some uses may not be allowed in certain zoning districts. For instance, a commercial zoning like C-1 may allow for a restaurant use but may restrict the use of a drive-thru.  A short conversation with the Zoning Official about your proposed business or use will save you time and money. Building and Fire codes are minimum standards that are enforced to protect the public against fire and life safety hazards.  A simple change in use or occupancy could trigger required modifications like adding an additional exit, providing an alarm or sprinkler system or even building fire separation walls.  Providing information such as an existing and proposed floor plan, size of the building, the proposed use, location and potential occupant load are very helpful when discussing your business plans with the Building and Fire Officials. Keep in mind a Certificate of Occupancy issued by the Building and Fire Official is required for all occupied structures.  A Certificate that was issued at a particular location may not be valid if the size, use or occupancy classification has changed. Addressing these few points before buying or leasing a specific location, applying for occupational tax certificate or even applying for a loan could be the difference in having a successful business or failing before you get started. The City of Perry provides these and many other helpful services at no costs. Assistance is a just a phone call away.  Please contact us at 478-988-2720.  

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10 homes in Sand Hill see new life

July 11, 2018

Over the past couple years the City of Perry and Perry Housing Team with the support of Mayor and Council have secured significant housing grants through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for neighborhood revitalization activities.  A detailed, long-range plan was developed to improve the Sand Hill neighborhood and address housing issues. The Oldfield neighborhood is the next target area. Once completed, approximately sixty (60) homes will have been rehabilitated, reconstructed, or removed. We are happy to announce we just completed the first phase of the long-range housing plan! In 2016, the City of Perry was awarded a $500,000 CDBG grant for Perry’s Sand Hill neighborhood to rehabilitate and reconstruct ten homes on Elaine St.   These ten homes went through major transformation and are now safe and suitable places to live.  A difference has been made in these residents’ lives and their living situations.  It is all due to these revitalization activities made possible by the City of Perry, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), and direction from Mayor and Council. After securing another CDBG grant in 2017, more houses will go through the same improvement process over the next year in the Sand Hill neighborhood.  Mayor and Council want to continue to ensure Perry residents have safe and adequate housing.  These types of improvements are very important to their overall goal to keep Perry a desirable place to live and work.    

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Solid Waste Holiday Schedule

July 3, 2018

Due to the July 4th Holiday- trash, recycle and bulk waste/yard debris will not be picked up on Wednesday, July 4. Pickup will be one day after your normally scheduled day for trash and recycle. Bulk and yard debris will be collected soon after scheduled day.  

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