Work Session Cancelled

November 30, 2020

The November 30, 2020 Work Session has been cancelled. The December 1, 2020 Pre-Council and Council Meeting will be held as scheduled.

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Rockin Around Rotary

November 30, 2020

Come celebrate the holidays on the White Tail Trail in Perry! Families are invited to enjoy a variety of free holiday themed activities that everyone can enjoy safely and independently on their own schedule! Additionally, we will also be hosting pop-up vendors, fun contests, and giveaways throughout the weekend, so make plans to get into the holiday spirit with us! Activity #1: Reindeer Roundup! Help! Santa’s reindeer are playing hide and seek on the White Tail Trail! Help Santa round up his reindeer before it’s too late! Visit the White Tail Trail in Perry anytime from Friday, December 18th through Sunday, December 20th and search for all nine of the hidden reindeer! Activity #2: Enjoy A Story Book Walk! A Story Book Walk is a fun, educational activity that places the pages from a children’s story along a trail in a community. So take a walk along the White Tail Trail anytime from Friday, December 18th through Sunday, December 20th to enjoy fun, family-friendly holiday stories! Activity #3: Participate In A Community-Wide Chalk Walk! Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to select a space along at Rotary Park to chalk a holiday or winter themed design of their choice, then take a walk along the trail to see the designs that others have made! Spaces are free, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Complementary chalk will be made available along the trail, however artists are welcome to bring their own chalk. This is a family event. Artwork containing profanity or any content deemed vulgar, derogatory, controversial or otherwise inappropriate by the City will be removed. Activity #4: Santa’s Selfie Stations Enjoy a number of fun holiday themed photo props – the perfect place to take that family holiday selfie! From the Grinch to a Griswald and so much more, there is sure to be something special that you will want to take your perfect snapshot with! The White Tail Trail can be accessed at 104 MLK Jr. Drive, Perry, GA 31069. Please practice social distancing by keeping space between yourself and other attendees while you visit the trail. Masks are encouraged and hand sanitizer stations will be available. Facebook Event Page

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Thanksgiving Trash Pickup Information

November 19, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! City Hall is closed Thursday, November 26 – Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Garbage & Recycling Collection Normal Thursday route will pick up on Friday. Normal Friday route will pick up on Saturday. Yard Debris & Bulk Waste No pickup November 26 – 27. Normal pickup schedule resumes the following week.

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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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Are You Our Next DDA Board Member?

November 13, 2020

We’re looking for our next Downtown Development Authority (DDA) member! The Downtown Development Authority is an active volunteer board works to enhance the economic vitality of Downtown Perry. The DDA also serves as the Economic Vitality umbrella organization for the Perry Main Street program. Board members should have a true interest in the downtown development. Interested? Our Statement of Interest package explains what a successful board member looks like and what you can expect. Statement of Interest Form

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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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Stuff The Cruiser 2020

November 10, 2020

Help spread cheer throughout the holidays by taking part in the Perry Police Department’s ‘Stuff the Cruiser’ fundraiser benefiting the Perry Volunteer Outreach. Come out on Saturday, December 5th, from 8 AM through 2 PM to help stuff the cruiser for the holidays at the Perry Walmart. They will be collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations!

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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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