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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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 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 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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