Fire Department Accepting Kids Yule Love Donations Until December 20

December 13, 2019

City of Perry Fire & Emergency Services is proud to be a drop off location for the Kids Yule Love program! They are accepting new, unwrapped toys for children up to 12 years old. Hurry! December 20 is the last day for donations at 1207 Washington Street in Perry.

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Downtown Development Authority Awards Grant to Downtown Business

December 13, 2019

Spencer Shugart, owner of Summit Physical Therapy, is the latest recipient of the crowd-funded Perry Downtown Development Authority (DDA) “BOOST” grant. The money will be spent on a Clinical Electrotherapy & Ultrasound Combo Unit which will be utilized to reduce pain and increase healing in muscle and tendon injuries. BOOST Downtown Perry is an investment group that provides micro-grants to entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in the downtown development district.   They have awarded over $12,000 in grants since 2015. Investors, known as BOOSTers, donate the program’s funds and vote on applications.  Current members include William Jackson of Ace Hardware, Dey Palmer of Bank of Perry, Davis Cosey of Davis Oil Company, Cheri Adams of Houston Home Journal, Brian Burnham of Perry Animal Hospital, and Dianna Hall of Village Boutique. Those interested becoming a new BOOSTer or for more information, contact Perry Economic Development Director Ashley Hardin at (478) 988-2755, email Mrs. Hardin, or visit http://bit.ly/2RJrE6P.

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Boil Advisory Lifted – Washington Place Drive & Grayton Way Area

December 6, 2019

BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR THE WASHINGTON PLACE DRIVE AND GRAYTON WAY AREA is lifted as of December 7, 2019. Repair on a water main is causing water pressure to drop significantly.  A potential health hazard may exist in these areas of zero pressure from backflow and/or back-siphonage of water of unknown quality into the water distribution system. In order to protect the public from a potential health hazard, all citizens that have experienced water outages and/or low water pressures are advised to “boil” all water prior to use for drinking, cooking, or preparing baby food. The water should be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil. The advisory will be in effect for approximately 24 hours for testing to be completed.  An update will be sent out when the advisory is lifted. Citizens should continue to boil their water until they are notified by their drinking water utility that the water system has been restored to full operation, and that the microbiological quality of the water in the distribution system is safe for human consumption.

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Perry is Glowing With Christmas Spirit!

December 5, 2019

Perry is glowing with the holiday spirit! Thanks to everyone who submitted pictures so far. Does your Perry home or business have a holiday light display? We would love to know about it! Submit the address (if desired) and a picture of the lights through our Facebook, Instagram, or email Tabitha.Clark@perry-ga.gov. We have a map of holiday light display locations!  

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downtown development authority check presentation to Oliver Hazard's

New Restaurant Planned for Downtown Perry Receives $10,000 Tourism Grant

November 25, 2019

The Perry Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Georgia Power presented a $10,000 check to Oliver Hazard’s restaurant in front of their new location at 905 Carroll Street in Historic Downtown Perry. Oliver Hazard’s founders are John Hulbert and Chad Evans.  Mr. Evans is a founder of several popular destination restaurants in downtown Macon.  Nearly all the menu items will be harvested or purchased from Georgia-based growers in a farm-to-table concept.  They hope to draw visitors who are local and “foodies” who travel to dine.  A full bar will offer liquor, wine, and craft beer from Georgia’s finest craft breweries. The name Oliver Hazard is the heartbeat of Perry’s history.  Perry, incorporated in 1824, was named after Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero from the War of 1812. City of Perry Economic Development Director, Ashley Hardin, and Mr. Hulbert applied for the Georgia Tourism Product Development Funding Program in June after the Perry Area Convention and Visitors Bureau participated in the Georgia Department of Economic Development Tourism Product Development team tour.  The program provides financial support for new and expanding tourism projects.  

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Municipal Runoff Election Information

November 19, 2019

To see if you are eligible, download the GA Votes app on your smartphone or tablet, visit the My Voter Page, or scan the QR code above.

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Community Development Building Ribbon Cutting

November 7, 2019

We’re ready to cut the ribbon on our new Community Development building and we want you to be part of it! Join us on Friday, November 22 for our ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:00 a.m. at 741 Main Street. Can’t make it at 11? No problem! Feel free to drop by during the day and see the awesome work happening in the Community Development department. We’re always planning a great community #wheregeorgiacomestogether.

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City of Perry Receives Over One Million Dollars in Grants

November 6, 2019

The City of Perry received over one million dollars in grant money during the Georgia Department of Community Affairs conference in October. Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Christopher Nunn presented two checks to Councilman Willie King during the conference.  Community Development Director Bryan Wood and Assistant City Manager Robert Smith were also in attendance. The $300,000 Community Home Investment Program (CHIP) Grant will be used to improve five homes in the Sandhill community which will complete the housing improvements in the neighborhood. The $996,350 Community Development Block Grant is marked to be used for street and storm drainage improvements along with housing rehabilitation in the Creekwood area.  This project will benefit 124 citizens specifically along Riley Street, Gordy Street, Stanley Street, and Baird Drive. The City of Perry Community Development office is located at 741 Main Street in Perry. Quality of life is what we do #wheregeorgiacomestogether.

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Fall Neighborhood Clean Up Event

Fall Neighborhood Clean Up Event

November 5, 2019

The Perry Housing Team is hosting its annual Fall Neighborhood Cleanup event on Saturday, November 9 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Creekwood Park. Participants are provided with a light breakfast before separating into groups to begin collecting trash and recyclables around the neighborhood.  All necessary supplies will be provided.  They will be treated to lunch from Booger Bear’s Grill in appreciation of their efforts to keep Perry a beautiful place to live. Creekwood Park is located at 1107 Creekwood Drive in Perry. The City of Perry is committed to helping those in need.  If you or a neighbor is unable to tend to their yard due to a disability please contact Danny Hicks, Code Compliance Officer at 478-988-2704 or Danny.Hicks@perry-ga.gov for assistance.

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