Perry Receives Over $1 Million for Housing Improvements

November 13, 2020

The City of Perry received over one million dollars from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to address housing issues in the Perry community. Georgia DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn presented two checks for a combined total of $1,048,651 in federal community development assistance. The funding was distributed through the Georgia Community Block Grant (CDBG) and the Community Home Investment Program (CHIP) state programs. Perry received $748,561 through the CDBG program which supports projects that create jobs and assist citizens with low and moderate incomes. The grant benefits neighborhood revitalization and water and sewer improvements. $300,000 was also awarded to Perry through the CHIP program. The funds assist in the efforts of local governments, nonprofit organizations, and public housing authorities with providing safe and affordable housing within Georgia communities. The City will utilize the grants to improve housing conditions in the Creekwood neighborhood area.

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Perry Recognized for Comprehensive Planning

November 13, 2020

The City of Perry renewed their statewide distinction in the Georgia Department of Community Affairs PlanFirst program. The City was first awarded this designation in 2017. The program recognizes the excellence in comprehensive planning and rewards communities that clearly demonstrate an established pattern of successfully implementing their Local Comprehensive Plan. Mayor Walker commented, “it is absolutely critical to plan. We started out around eight years ago with a very intensive strategic plan. This plan is very important to ensure funds are utilized correctly.” Communities who apply for the program are required to address four primary program criteria focused on having a proven record of plan implementation and success: goals, leadership, community participation, and implementation. The designation is for three years and enables a PlanFirst community to take advantage of various incentives that include public recognition, eligibility for specific grant opportunities, and certain reduced interest loans.

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Legacy Park Honors Veterans

November 13, 2020

We were honored to host several veterans at the Legacy Park memorial signage unveiling. Legacy Park is one of Perry’s newest passive parks dedicated to our veterans and those who made Perry into the thriving city it is today. Visitors enjoy a tranquil reflection pool, picnic tables, and a serene landscape. Thank you to Georgia Georgia Water & Environmental Services who generously donated the sign’s material, labor, and installation costs. Legacy Park is located at the intersection of Main Street, Carroll Street, and Courtney Hodges Boulevard.

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City Hall Closed for Veterans Day

November 9, 2020

All non-essential City of Perry offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 to observe Veterans Day. Trash Pickup Information For This Week: Residential trash and recycling will continue as usual. Yard debris and bulk waste on regular Wednesday routes will be picked up on Thursday and Friday.

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City of Perry Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Twenty Years

November 5, 2020

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Perry for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019. The City of Perry has received this recognition twenty times since 1996. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. This award represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. Brenda King, City of Perry Director of Administration, commented, “the preparation of this report was accomplished through the professional, efficient, and dedicated services of the City of Perry Finance Department and Mauldin & Jenkins, Certified Public Accountants, LLC. Credit also goes to Mayor and Council for their support in maintaining the highest standards of professionalism in the management of the City’s finances.” The CAFR was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

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City of Perry Named WaterFirst Community

November 4, 2020

The City of Perry received the WaterFirst Community designation by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) at the November 3 council meeting. The WaterFirst program was launched in 2002 as a voluntary partnership between local governments, state agencies, and other organizations that work together to improve quality of life through the wise management and protection of water resources. A community receives this prestigious designation by going above and beyond state water regulations and demonstrating environmental excellence. Program criteria include watershed management, stormwater management, water supply planning, protection, conservation, education, and regional planning. The community must pass an onsite review after a robust application process and management audit. Perry is one of 37 Georgia communities designated as a WaterFirst Community. Learn more about WaterFirst.

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City Hall Closed Oct. 12 | Sanitation Schedule

October 7, 2020

All non-essential City of Perry offices will be closed on Monday, October 12 to observe Columbus Day. 📌 Trash Pickup Information For Next Week Garbage and recycling pickup will be picked up as scheduled. Yard debris and bulk waste will continue the routine pickup schedule on Tuesday, October 13. Customers normally scheduled for Monday pickup will be collected within the week.

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Water System Upgrade | September 28 – October 2

September 25, 2020

The City of Perry is completing a significant upgrade to the City’s water system by commissioning a new, state-of-the art water treatment facility off Tucker Road. Crews will begin the process of bringing the system online on Monday, September 28 and last through October 2. They will flush a portion of the high pressure water system from Highway 341 South to Interstate 75 along Perry Parkway. Customers may experience water service disruption – particularly in the areas adjacent to Perry Parkway.  This may include water sediment/discoloration, drop in water pressure, and temporary loss of service. In an attempt to lessen the impact, crews will complete the majority of this process during the overnight hours. They will begin Monday, September 28 at 8:00 p.m. Be prepared by following these steps… Have Bottled Water Available If you experience discolored water during this time period – use bottled water until your water runs clear. Don’t Wash Clothes In Dirty Water Don’t wash clothes in your washing machine if you notice discolored water. Wait until your water system runs clear to resume using your washing machines. Remove & Clean Faucet Screens Check your aerators (sink screens) on kitchen and bathroom faucets. They may need to be cleaned after we flush the water system. Boil Water For Medical Conditions Anyone with medical conditions or a compromised immune system should plan to boil water for personal consumption. Using bottled water until their water system runs clear is another option. Is Your Ice Maker Filtered? Shut off any unfiltered ice makers until crews are finished flushing the water system after October 2. All About The Clear If you experience water sediment/discoloration – flush your home water system until the water runs clear. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to improve your water system and service. The Tucker Road Water Treatment Facility will support multi-generational water security for the Perry community. Questions? Call 478-988-2754.  

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Grub Crawl – October 23

September 24, 2020

Dine! Drink! Dessert! DISCOVER! We’ve heard your feedback and we are making modifications to bring you an even better “Grub Crawl” event, so make plans to join us for the ultimate foodie experience, as we invite more than twenty food trucks and vendors to set up simultaneously at various parks and public spaces all over the City of Perry! From smoothies to shaved ice and BBQ to burritos, there is sure to be something on the map to satisfy everyone in the family! Wanting to get a jump start on planning your Grub Crawl experience? A list of locations and vendors will be made available soon! Visit one location or visit them all – it’s up to you! To learn more about this event, please see the event details or contact anya.turpin@perry-ga.gov *All vendors and attendees will be asked to comply with current CDC guidelines, including practicing social distancing by keeping at least 6 feet distance between yourself and other attendees at all times during this event, washing your hands frequently, and face masks are encouraged. To learn more, please visit: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/ See Less

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