City of Perry Awarded $748,561 For Housing Improvements

September 11, 2020

The City of Perry will receive $748,561 through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The program is administered through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The CDBG program funds community projects that assist citizens with low and moderate incomes. The program supports neighborhood revitalization through housing improvements and infrastructure projects such as water/sewer improvements. The City will utilize this grant to improve housing conditions in the Creekwood neighborhood area. The grant will fund improvements to thirteen substandard houses which have already been identified. This project is the second of two phases planned in the Creekwood area. The first phase is underway with over $996,000 being used to improve housing conditions and stormwater deficiencies. Both phases are funded through the CDBG program. A public hearing will be held later this year to discuss details of the grant.

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City of Perry – Stronger Than Ever

August 18, 2020

Earlier this year COVID-19 seemed to make everything stop. The City of Perry, however, did not. Our dedicated employees continued to provide the quality service Perry is known for – even during uncertain times. Keeping our employees safe and healthy remains one of our top priorities. Today, we continue to focus on bringing quality growth to our city and value to our citizens. Perry is stronger than ever and we look forward to building a bright future for our citizens, businesses, and visitors. #WhereGeorgiaComesTogether  

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Department Budget Hearings | May 21, 2020

May 20, 2020

The Perry City Council will hold three department budget hearings for the Fiscal Year 2021 Recommended Operating Budget. May 21, 2020 Department of Public Works Office of the City Attorney Department of Leisure Services Office of the City Clerk Office of the City Manager May 26, 2020 Perry Police Department Department of Administration Department of Community Development Finance Department May 28, 2020 Perry Fire & Emergency Services Perry Municipal Court All meetings will be held at the Perry Arts Center (1121 Macon Road) at 5:00 p.m. To join the meeting by phone: Dial-in number: (425) 436-6367 Access code: 850369# If you choose this option, you will ONLY be able to hear the meeting and will not be able to participate in any public comment. To join the meeting by Facebook:  Use this URL – facebook.com/cityofperryga This will allow you to view and hear the meeting and be able to participate in the citizens input and general public items/comments.  Your questions will be read to the Mayor and Council by the Host. View:  FY-2021 Recommended Operating Budget

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Perry Main Street Program Small Business Resiliency Grant

April 16, 2020

The Perry Main Street Advisory Board is administering the Perry Main Street Program Small Business Resiliency Grant fund created in response to the COVID-19 world health emergency and pandemic. The Resiliency Fund is intended to support small businesses and their employees in the downtown district of Perry who are significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Main Street Program is making available one-time grants (not to exceed amounts of $500) to small businesses located in the Perry Downtown District to offset expenses during the COVID-19 outbreak. This grant is intended to support small businesses and their employees. The Main Street Program will determine, in its sole discretion, how to allocate available funds based on review of the eligibility criteria listed below: ● The business must be located within the downtown Perry District. ● The business must have experienced significant reduction in staffing capacity or in working capital due to the COVID-19 outbreak. ● The business must have less than 10 Full time and/or part time employees. ● The business must be able to show how the grant funding will be used (i.e. maintain employees on payroll, delivery of goods to customers, changing business model, etc.). ● The amount of grant funding awarded will be made upon applicant’s submission of receipts for eligible project costs. More information and application

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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 30 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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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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Energy Loan Program

March 3, 2020

In August 2010 The City of Perry was awarded a revolving loan grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to assist Perry property owners with energy efficiency improvements. To date the loan program has been a success with providing a low interest loan for residential properties. Funding is available for homeowners who are in need of any of the following energy efficient improvements: Additional insulation Attic Radiant Barrier Central Air Conditioning Systems (15 Seer or higher) Central Heating Duct Leak Repair Ductless Mini-Split System ENERGY STAR® Front Loading Clothes Washers ENERGY STAR® Programmable Thermostats ENERGY STAR® Refrigerators ENERGY STAR® Water Heater Replacement Weatherization (caulking/weather-stripping) PLEASE NOTE REPLACEMENT WINDOWS AND ROOFS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE LOAN. Further information on the program can be obtained by contacting the City of Perry Community Development Department at 478.988.2720 or via email at comm.development@perry-ga.gov.

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Perry Main Street Program Named Georgia Main Street of the Month

February 3, 2020

The City of Perry’s Main Street Program is Georgia Main Street’s “Main Street of the Month” in February. “Historic Downtown Perry has been a Classic Main Street Community since 2014. Over the last six years, we have experienced monumental growth and change that has not only diversified our business mix downtown, but our community as a whole. Our downtown, with the support of our leadership and the assistance and resources provided by the Georgia Main Street Program, is home to around 190 businesses and counting. Our Main Street program is hard at work continuing to cultivate a downtown curated of unique experiences and destinations for both our residents and visitors. There is something for everyone in Historic Downtown Perry and the future is good in the city Where Georgia Comes Together!” –Haley Bryant, Main Street Coordinator Perry’s Main Street Program is a designated Classic Main Street Community by the state of Georgia and nationally accredited by the National Main Street Center.  All Classic Main Street communities are required to meet ten standards for accreditation.  They place an emphasis on historic preservation, education, and economic development leading itself to an active and vibrant downtown. The Georgia Main Street Program began in 1980.  The initiative now serves as one of the largest Main Street networks in the country.  Perry is one of 118 Main Street Cities in Georgia.

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Perry Main Street Coordinator Appointed to State Downtown Board

January 9, 2020

  Haley Bryant, Perry’s Main Street Coordinator, was appointed to the Georgia Downtown Association’s (GDA) Board of Directors.  She will represent Region 6 in Georgia. Bryant is one of fifteen elected members to serve on the GDA which includes twelve downtown program professionals and three representatives from private or government sectors. The GDA is a non-profit that promotes economic redevelopment of Georgia’s downtowns.  The association uses advocacy, education, and marketing to focus on the positive economic impact of downtown areas. Learn more about the GDA on their website at www.georgiadowntownassociation.org.  

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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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