BOOST Applications Now Available

October 31, 2019

Downtown Perry’s small businesses may apply for a grant to purchase equipment and eligible supplies. The Perry Downtown Development Authority, or DDA, is accepting applications for the tenth round of BOOST grants; applications will be accepted from November 4-22.  Only existing, brick-and-mortar businesses in Perry’s downtown development district are eligible to apply. Applicants may apply for funds to purchase business equipment, eligible interior renovations, façade grants if the applicant owns the property, 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, medicine, inventory, or ingredients or components used to produce inventory. Applications must be submitted online on the City of Perry’s Economic Development page and must include quotes and other requested information.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Program information, rules and procedures are available at http://bit.ly/2JxS4Us. Grant announcements will be made in December.  Grants are awarded in $50 increments, with a maximum grant award of $1,000. Sixteen grants totaling nearly $10,000.00 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. The BOOST program is always seeking more participants/businesses to assist in funding the BOOST recipients. “If your business is blessed and you are seeking an outlet to help support businesses in Downtown Perry, then we would be happy to add you to our BOOSTer roster.  We welcome and encourage participation from the Perry business community,” says Ashley Hardin, City of Perry Economic Development Director and DDA staff Member. For more information, please contact Perry’s Economic Development Director at (478) 988-2755 or Ashley.Hardin@perry-ga.gov.

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Houston County Irrigation Hours

October 22, 2019

Important information about your water service! The State of Georgia has declared a Level I drought condition for Houston County. Please note irrigation is only permitted between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m until further notice. New plantings/lawns are excluded.

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2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Survey

October 21, 2019

The Warner Robins Area Transportation Study (WRATS) acts as a Metropolitan Planning Organization for all of Houston County and a northeastern portion of Peach County.  WRATS helps with the planning and coordination of transportation improvements for the Warner Robins Urbanized Area.  WRATS is currently developing a 5-year update to the region’s Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), which is a long-range plan that guides the construction of transportation projects over the next 25 years. A public survey is available to assist with the development of the 2045 MTP.  You can access the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/XDVYJ5F. WRATS is also hosting a public open house: Georgia Military College October 24, 2019 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 801 Duke Avenue, Warner Robins Classroom 324 in Boylan Hall

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Community Development has a new home!

October 17, 2019

Community Development has a new home!  Visit them at 741 Main Street, Downtown Perry. Learn more about Community Development at https://www.perry-ga.gov/community-development/.

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The City of Perry’s Voluntary Water Restriction Program

October 9, 2019

  The City of Perry, along with many other communities in Georgia, is currently experiencing pre-drought conditions and we are asking all citizens and businesses to participate in our voluntary water restriction program to ensure adequate and sustainable water for everyone. We are asking that you consider such restrictions as limiting outdoor watering, forgoing non-essential car washing, and limiting the use of water for aesthetic or recreational purposes (e.g. water fountains, swimming pools, etc.). Current Situation (pre-drought level): Outdoor water use is allowed in Georgia 7 days a week after 4 pm and before 10 am. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is monitoring a set of drought indicators, and will notify affected communities prior to any drought declaration. EPD has NOT declared a drought at this time. If the EPD declares a drought: Tiered response actions are triggered, that build on each level of drought (as declared by EPD): Level 1 – public outreach and information. Level 2 – odd/even schedule for outdoor watering, and implementation of actions listed in the Drought Management rules. Using water to wash hard surfaces, operate decorative fountains, and non-commercial car washing is not allowed. Level 3 – outdoor watering ban (with a few exemptions), implementation of all actions in the menu, as well as drought surcharges or conservation rates. Please remember that water is one of our most precious resources and we are all responsible in doing what we can to conserve it. Please contact Customer Service at the City of Perry at (478) 988-2754.

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City of Perry Fall Cleanup Week!

October 2, 2019

CITY OF PERRY FALL CLEAN-UP WEEK The City of Perry Public Works “Fall Clean-Up Perry Week” will begin on Monday, November 4th at 7:00 AM and ends on Friday, November 8th at 4:00 PM. During this week, the Solid Waste Division will pick up your unwanted items at curbside such as yard debris, bulk waste items, furniture, items from fall cleaning, paint cans and tires (preferably 4 tires per household).  Services will be rendered on your scheduled collection day. (No phone calls are required for pick up).   We ask that you participate in this event to keep The City of Perry Beautiful! For more information please contact Todd Ennis at 478-988-2732.

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