community development open house

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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City of Perry Receives Over One Million Dollars in Grants

November 6, 2019

The City of Perry received over one million dollars in grant money during the Georgia Department of Community Affairs conference in October. Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Christopher Nunn presented two checks to Councilman Willie King during the conference.  Community Development Director Bryan Wood and Assistant City Manager Robert Smith were also in attendance. The $300,000 Community Home Investment Program (CHIP) Grant will be used to improve five homes in the Sandhill community which will complete the housing improvements in the neighborhood. The $996,350 Community Development Block Grant is marked to be used for street and storm drainage improvements along with housing rehabilitation in the Creekwood area.  This project will benefit 124 citizens specifically along Riley Street, Gordy Street, Stanley Street, and Baird Drive. The City of Perry Community Development office is located at 741 Main Street in Perry. Quality of life is what we do #wheregeorgiacomestogether.

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Fall Neighborhood Clean Up Event

Fall Neighborhood Clean Up Event

November 5, 2019

The Perry Housing Team is hosting its annual Fall Neighborhood Cleanup event on Saturday, November 9 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Creekwood Park. Participants are provided with a light breakfast before separating into groups to begin collecting trash and recyclables around the neighborhood.  All necessary supplies will be provided.  They will be treated to lunch from Booger Bear’s Grill in appreciation of their efforts to keep Perry a beautiful place to live. Creekwood Park is located at 1107 Creekwood Drive in Perry. The City of Perry is committed to helping those in need.  If you or a neighbor is unable to tend to their yard due to a disability please contact Danny Hicks, Code Compliance Officer at 478-988-2704 or Danny.Hicks@perry-ga.gov for assistance.

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City of Perry Awarded Excellence in Financial Reporting

November 4, 2019

The City of Perry Finance Department was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government of Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. 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. Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources and practical research for more than 20,500 members and the communities they serve.

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BOOST Applications Now Available

October 31, 2019

Downtown Perry’s small businesses may apply for a grant to purchase equipment and eligible supplies. The Perry Downtown Development Authority, or DDA, is accepting applications for the tenth round of BOOST grants; applications will be accepted from November 4-22.  Only existing, brick-and-mortar businesses in Perry’s downtown development district are eligible to apply. Applicants may apply for funds to purchase business equipment, eligible interior renovations, façade grants if the applicant owns the property, a security system or professional services.  Grant funds may not be used for payment of salaries, debts, rent, lease, mortgage, rental deposits, utility bills, late payments or fees, alcohol, tobacco, medicine, inventory, or ingredients or components used to produce inventory. Applications must be submitted online on the City of Perry’s Economic Development page and must include quotes and other requested information.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Program information, rules and procedures are available at http://bit.ly/2JxS4Us. Grant announcements will be made in December.  Grants are awarded in $50 increments, with a maximum grant award of $1,000. Sixteen grants totaling nearly $10,000.00 have been awarded to downtown Perry businesses since July 2015. BOOST Downtown Perry is an investment group that provides grant funds to entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in the district.  The DDA, the economic vitality arm of Perry’s Main Street Program, holds the funds until they are awarded. The BOOST program is always seeking more participants/businesses to assist in funding the BOOST recipients. “If your business is blessed and you are seeking an outlet to help support businesses in Downtown Perry, then we would be happy to add you to our BOOSTer roster.  We welcome and encourage participation from the Perry business community,” says Ashley Hardin, City of Perry Economic Development Director and DDA staff Member. For more information, please contact Perry’s Economic Development Director at (478) 988-2755 or Ashley.Hardin@perry-ga.gov.

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Houston County Irrigation Hours

October 22, 2019

Important information about your water service! The State of Georgia has declared a Level I drought condition for Houston County. Please note irrigation is only permitted between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m until further notice. New plantings/lawns are excluded.

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2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Survey

October 21, 2019

The Warner Robins Area Transportation Study (WRATS) acts as a Metropolitan Planning Organization for all of Houston County and a northeastern portion of Peach County.  WRATS helps with the planning and coordination of transportation improvements for the Warner Robins Urbanized Area.  WRATS is currently developing a 5-year update to the region’s Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), which is a long-range plan that guides the construction of transportation projects over the next 25 years. A public survey is available to assist with the development of the 2045 MTP.  You can access the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/XDVYJ5F. WRATS is also hosting a public open house: Georgia Military College October 24, 2019 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 801 Duke Avenue, Warner Robins Classroom 324 in Boylan Hall

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Community Development has a new home!

October 17, 2019

Community Development has a new home!  Visit them at 741 Main Street, Downtown Perry. Learn more about Community Development at https://www.perry-ga.gov/community-development/.

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The City of Perry’s Voluntary Water Restriction Program

October 9, 2019

  The City of Perry, along with many other communities in Georgia, is currently experiencing pre-drought conditions and we are asking all citizens and businesses to participate in our voluntary water restriction program to ensure adequate and sustainable water for everyone. We are asking that you consider such restrictions as limiting outdoor watering, forgoing non-essential car washing, and limiting the use of water for aesthetic or recreational purposes (e.g. water fountains, swimming pools, etc.). Current Situation (pre-drought level): Outdoor water use is allowed in Georgia 7 days a week after 4 pm and before 10 am. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is monitoring a set of drought indicators, and will notify affected communities prior to any drought declaration. EPD has NOT declared a drought at this time. If the EPD declares a drought: Tiered response actions are triggered, that build on each level of drought (as declared by EPD): Level 1 – public outreach and information. Level 2 – odd/even schedule for outdoor watering, and implementation of actions listed in the Drought Management rules. Using water to wash hard surfaces, operate decorative fountains, and non-commercial car washing is not allowed. Level 3 – outdoor watering ban (with a few exemptions), implementation of all actions in the menu, as well as drought surcharges or conservation rates. Please remember that water is one of our most precious resources and we are all responsible in doing what we can to conserve it. Please contact Customer Service at the City of Perry at (478) 988-2754.

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City of Perry Fall Cleanup Week!

October 2, 2019

CITY OF PERRY FALL CLEAN-UP WEEK The City of Perry Public Works “Fall Clean-Up Perry Week” will begin on Monday, November 4th at 7:00 AM and ends on Friday, November 8th at 4:00 PM. During this week, the Solid Waste Division will pick up your unwanted items at curbside such as yard debris, bulk waste items, furniture, items from fall cleaning, paint cans and tires (preferably 4 tires per household).  Services will be rendered on your scheduled collection day. (No phone calls are required for pick up).   We ask that you participate in this event to keep The City of Perry Beautiful! For more information please contact Todd Ennis at 478-988-2732.

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