Governor Kemp’s Executive Order Information

April 3, 2020

Governor Kemp’s shelter-in-place order begins today at 6:00 p.m. and extends through April 13 at 11:59 p.m. The order states residents must stay home unless engaging in essential services, performing necessary travel, performing minimum basic operations, or are those part of the critical infrastructure work force. Essential Services means obtaining necessary supplies or services for your household. This includes traveling to the grocery store, medical appointments, and pharmacies. You may also travel to pick up food or have it delivered to your house. You may also leave your house in the event of an emergency. Necessary travel means the travel required for someone to conduct or participate in essential services, minimum basic operations, or work for Critical Infrastructure. Read the Governor’s full order: bit.ly/2UXhUGi Governor’s Office COVID-19 information: bit.ly/2RarR1T Critical Infrastructure information: bit.ly/3bLIOaM Specific questions regarding this order should be directed to the Georgia Hotline by calling 844-442-2681. Updates will be provided as specific guidance from the Governor’s Office is received. Learn more about our response to COVID-19. A curfew is NOT in place at this time. The City remains open for business and is here to serve you.

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Executive Order Issued For Perry

March 24, 2020

Mayor Walker is issuing an executive order which implements emergency measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This action came after careful consideration of Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health, and our Emergency Management Agency guidelines. This executive order includes the following as it pertains to the public in the City of Perry: 1. No public gatherings on any property owned or controlled by the City. This includes any park, public square, public space, playground, recreational area, or similar place of public gathering. 2. The City will not disconnect any public utility service provided by the City on account of non-payment. After the conclusion of the declared emergency persons will have a period of thirty (30) days to make such payments before service may be disconnected. 3. Any deadlines for the purchasing or obtaining by persons or businesses of occupation tax certificates, permits or similar civil approvals mandated by the City Code will be paused for the duration of the emergency. 4. Restaurants and other eating and dining establishments where food is served must cease offering dine-in services but may continue preparing and offering food to customers via delivery, drive through or take-out services. Patrons, employees and contractors of the establishments must maintain at least six (6) feet of personal distance between themselves and others. If a restaurant is licensed to sell beer and wine for on-premises consumption, such restaurant shall be authorized to sell unopened bottles or cans of beer or wine for take-out consumption off-premises. 5. Gyms, fitness centers, pools, social clubs, amusement facilities, bowling alleys, pool halls, theaters, massage parlors, nail salons, and any other similar facility, any facility used for an activity that involves prolonged physical proximity of individuals, and any facility used for entertainment, social, grooming, or general health and wellbeing purposes, must close and remain closed for the duration of this emergency. 6. All other establishments such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and other businesses which remain open during the emergency must post signage on entrance doors informing consumers to maintain at least six (6) feet of personal distance between themselves and others and shall not allow more than ten (10) people into such establishment at any one time if such social distancing cannot be maintained. 7. All public and private gatherings of more than ten (10) people occurring outside of a household or living unit are prohibited. This order does not include a city curfew. Additional details are included in the executive order. Officials will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and encourage our citizens and visitors to abide by the CDC guidelines to prevent the illness from spreading. The City’s response to COVID-19 can be found at https://www.perry-ga.gov/covid-19-information/.

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City of Perry Declares Local State of Emergency

March 20, 2020

The City of Perry declared a local state of emergency at a special called council meeting on March 20, 2020. The declaration states “the city of Perry has experienced an event of critical significance as a result of COVID-19…in the judgement of the Mayor of the City of Perry, there exist emergency circumstances located in the city limits of Perry, Georgia requiring extraordinary and immediate corrective actions for the protection of health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Perry.” Council unanimously approved the declaration allowing Mayor Walker to take any administrative action without multiple hearings requiring a vote from council. This will streamline the process to ensure the City continues to provide quality services in a rapidly changing environment. “We want to make it perfectly clear the City of Perry is open for business. Our services are modified to protect our citizens and our employees from the virus. The Perry business community is also open for business. We ask everyone to follow CDC guidelines and social distancing,” said Mayor Walker. There are no plans to issue a City curfew unless directed by state and/or federal authorities. View the declaration here.

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Special Called Meeting | March 20, 2020

March 19, 2020

A special called meeting will be held on Friday, March 19, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Perry City Hall. The meeting will be streamed live on the City’s Facebook page and through teleconference. Dial +1 575-629-0086 PIN: 461 674 628#  

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All City of Perry Facilities Closed to Walk-In Service

March 19, 2020

In response to the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, the City of Perry will be making modifications to our daily operations until further notice. Perry City Hall: Closed to the public. Utility payments may be made over the phone or online. Payments may be made at our kiosk located in the City Hall parking lot. Credit, debit, money orders, and checks are accepted. Customer Service may be reached at 478-988-2754. Please visit https://www.perry-ga.gov/customer-service/. Perry Community Development Building: Closed to the public. The Development Services Portal is available online at https://www.perry-ga.gov/community-development/. Perry Fire & Emergency Service & Police Department: Closed to the public. They will continue to provide essential services. Response times may be delayed for non-emergency situations. Perry Leisure Services: All activities are cancelled, including upcoming Spring sports. Refunds will be issued automatically. The James. E. Worrall Center and Rozar Park office is closed to the public. Perry Municipal Court: Closed to the public. They will continue to provide customer service over the phone. Fines may be paid online or by telephone. Municipal Court may be reached at 478-988-2814. Please visit https://www.perry-ga.gov/municipal-court/. We encourage our citizens to contact the City via our website at www.perry-ga.gov or via the YourCity app available in the Android and Google app stores. The City appreciates your patience and understanding as we continue to provide general City services to our citizens. If you require assistance, please contact the appropriate department: Department Contact City Hall (478) 988-2700 Mayor Walker (478) 988-2707 City Manager (478) 988-2703 City Clerk (478) 988-2736 Customer Service (478) 988-2754 Personnel (478) 988-2713 City Attorney (478) 988-2750 Public Works (478) 988-2732 Police Department (478) 988-2800 Fire Department (478) 988-2852 Community Development (478) 988-2720 Leisure Services (478) 988-2860 Municipal Court (478) 988-2814

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Customer Service Department Closed to Walk-Ins

March 17, 2020

Our Customer Service Department is closed to walk-ins but here other ways to make your payments! Over the phone: Credit and debit cards accepted by calling 478-988-2754 or 866-230-5760 (24 hours per day). Cash payments may be made at our kiosk located in the City Hall parking lot. Credit, debit, money orders and checks are accepted. More information at https://www.perry-ga.gov/customer-service/!

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March 12 Council Meeting Streamed Live

March 17, 2020

All Pre-Council Meetings are cancelled until further notice. There are two ways to connect with tonight’s council meeting… Watch on the City of Perry’s Facebook page. Listen by calling (425) 436-6367. Use access code 850369.

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City of Perry Water Facility Awarded Top Honors

February 26, 2020

The City of Perry water facility received three state awards from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) in recognition of outstanding water and wastewater services.The City contracts with ESG Operations, Inc. in the provision of water and wastewater services.  The citizens of Perry can be confident in the water services they receive.Three GAWP awards were given at the February 18 council meeting.The George W. Burke, Jr. Facility Safety Award in recognition of Perry’s active and effective safety program and record.  Only one wastewater plant in Georgia receives this award during the year.The Outstanding Wastewater Collection System Excellence Platinum Award.  Auditors review dozens of procedures to ensure wastewater is being collected and managed properly.  This award marks the eighth year the facility received this recognition.Perry’s water facility was also awarded “Best Tasting Tap Water” for the second year in a row for District 5 in a large group of water systems.  Media Coverage City of Perry water wins three awards – Houston Home Journal Perry awarded for “Best Tasting Tap Water” – 41 NBC Perry wins “Best-Tasting Tap Water” for second year in a row – 13 WMAZ

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District 2 Open House Event | February 24

February 18, 2020

Meet your District 2 representatives! Council Members Joy Peterson and Robert Jones will host an open house event for their constituents on Monday, February 24 at Matt Arthur Elementary School beginning at 6:30 p.m. The District 2 Open House will be an interactive experience for attendees with district specific information and the chance to learn about Perry services. Perry residents can find which district they live in with our online database located at http://bit.ly/2HBVjJ6. Effective communication and community engagement are key priorities for Perry city council members. Each district will have their own open house event throughout the year. Dates will be released once they are available.

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