Walk with Mayor and Council

April 3, 2015

Walk with Mayor and Council is held the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.  The public is encouraged to participate. April 28, 2015 walk will be held in District 2.  To download a copy of the route click here.  

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City of Perry Releases Redesigned Website

March 25, 2015

The City of Perry is pleased to announce the release of its newly redesigned website at www.perry-ga.gov.  This new website was designed to more effectively provide information to residents, businesses and visitors to the city–especially those who visit the site using mobile or tablet devices.  Many of the design and functionality features on the new site were requested by residents and visitors through a survey released last year that received over 60 responses.   In addition, city staff and council members provided input throughout the development to ensure that the new site serves the informational needs of all departments.  “We are very excited about using our new website to support the services we provide,” said Brenda King, Director of Administration for the City, “and we are confident that our visitors will find it to be an easy and convenient way to interact with council members and city staff.” The City’s new website was developed in partnership with the Middle Georgia Regional Commission (MGRC), a regional planning organization that supports community and economic development through service to its member local governments and partner agencies.  “A quality web presence is essential as it is increasingly the primary means for visitors to obtain information about your city and the services you offer,” said Nick Kouloungis, Director of Technology Services at the MGRC.  “Our approach for designing the website was to create an engaging site that is easy to use and provides visitors with their desired information as efficiently as possible.” On the homepage of the new site, visitors are now presented with three primary content sections for Live, Work, and Play.  Click “Live” to learn more about the quality municipal services that residents enjoy and why the City of Perry is one of the fastest growing cities in Middle Georgia.  Click “Work” to learn more about business support services the City provides and why Perry is a great place to start or grow your business.  And finally, click “Play” to learn about area attractions and discover the amenities that make Perry’s quality of life second to none.  

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Perry recognized as one of the safest places in Georgia.

March 24, 2015

According to a recent study completed by ValuePenguin, a New York based company dedicated to providing data-driven information to consumers, the City of Perry is a top-20 safest place in Georgia and top-5 among mid-sized cities. Just another reason to be proud of our community! 2015 Safest Places in Georgia Study

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City of Perry Business Named “Small Business Rock Star”

March 18, 2015

The Guardian Centers in Perry has been recognized by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) as a 2015 Small Business Rock Star. Awarded to small businesses with less than 100 employees, the Small Business Rock Star designation recognizes exemplary businesses in Georgia that have demonstrated successes through innovative business practices. Click here for more information on the Guardian Centers. Click here for the GDEcD Small Business Rock Star press release.

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City of Perry Holiday

March 12, 2015

City Hall will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.  City Hall will reopen on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

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2nd Annual Buzzard Drop – New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 15, 2014

“The Perry Main Street Program is so excited about hosting the second Annual Perry Buzzard Drop,” Perry Main Street President Susan Scragg said.  “We hope that all of middle Georgia will come out and shake their tail feathers with Bob the Buzzard and the Has Beens.  Put on your sequins or your jeans, and come ring in the new year with us at the Second Annual Perry Buzzard Drop.” The Has Beens will headline the second annual Buzzard Drop event at 9p.m., following a performace by Jettison Blue at 8.pm. The Has Beens band features Eddie Stone (keyboard and vocals), an original member of the Doc Holliday Band, as well as four original members of Capricorn recording artists Stillwater:  Mike Causey (guitar and vocals), Al Scarborough (bass and vocals), Rob Walker (guitar and vocals), Sebie Lacey (drums and vocals). Jettison Blue features Kurt Woods on drums, Shea Smith on guitar, Al Magallano on bass guitar, Edward Clark on saxophone and Bill O’Neal performing lead vocals. After a larger than expected turnout for the first event, organizers expanded the festival to add food vendors, additional restroom facilities and a Buzzard Boogie dance contest with a $100 cash prize for the winner.  Organizers also developed a sponsorship package. Top Hat Presenting sponsors for the event will be International City Builders and Jeff Smith Automotive Group.  The Feather Your Nest Presenter is State Bank.  Chick-fil-A of Perry is the Shake Your Tail Feathers Presenter, and Perry Holiday Inn Express is the Official Buzzard Roost Presenter for the event.  O’Neal Insurance is sponsoring the Buzzard Bench where festival attendees can take photographs with Bob the Buzzard, and Rusty’s is the Get Your Buzz On sponsor. ESG is the This Flush is On Us sponsor, sponsoring the portable restrooms.  Bibb Distributing is sponsoring arm bands and cups for the event, while Georgia Web Services in the website sponsor. Buzzard Buddies are Bank of Perry, Perry Downtown Merchants Association, Perfect Pear, Walker Energy Group, New Perry Cleaners, Mary Beth Bass and Darlene McLendon. In the weeks before the festival, the Perry Downtown Merchants Association will host the “Who Saw Bob?” contest in which shoppers can fill out a form to say when they saw the Bob the Buzzard,  who pops out of the mini-water tower at random dates and times, to enter a drawing for a $100 cash prize at the event. The City of Perry will provide a courtesy shuttle to take home residents within the city limits. For further information please visit www.perrybuzzarddrop.com or contact 478.988.2757

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Curbside Recycling

December 9, 2014

Curbside Recycling Services are now available in the City of Perry.  Residents may recycle 33 items for collection starting July 2.  This service is made possible by Advanced Disposal, and we couldn’t be happier about it.  All you need to do is fill your recycling bin up and put it on the curb, they will take care of the rest. Advanced Disposal will pick up recyclables once a week on the same day as garbage.  Acceptable recyclables include: Newspaper and Inserts, Cardboard Boxes, Kraft Paper, Paper Towel Cores, Tissue Paper Cores, Computer Paper, Calendars, School Papers, Magazines, Paperboard, Paper Grocery Bags, Soda and Beer Cartons, Aluminum Beverage Containers, Glass Bottles and Jars (Green, Brown, Clear), Plastic Bottles, Shoe Boxes and Greeting Cards. Should you have any questions, you can visit the Advanced Disposal Website by clicking the image below, or contact them at (478) 987-1411.  

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ARRA Energy Efficiency Program

August 28, 2014

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 program has been a success with providing a low interest loan for residential and commercial properties.  Further information on the program can be obtained by contacting the City of Perry Community Development Department at (478) 988-2720 or clicking here for a detailed application and description of the program.

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Attention Artists!

August 28, 2014

Ever wanted to decorate a manhole cover? The City of Perry now offers a manhole decoration program.  The purpose of this program is to allow a public artistic expression of a neighborhood’s interests, activities, hopes and character. It is also an economic development tool that will bring attention to the City and highlight its uniqueness and livability. Program Guidelines Each artist concept must have prior approval by the Council. Each artist lid location must have prior approval from Council. The design authorization and use of the materials/facility is valid for 12 consecutive months (1 year after approval). Application material shall consist of proposed location, concept design in colors to be used, artist notification information and proposed schedule to complete project. Once approved by Council the City shall provide one (1) primed manhole cover per site, with support rack to the Perry Arts Center based on artist’s schedule. Artist shall be provided access to Arts Center to complete design. Artist shall provide all paints, mats, forms, palettes, etc. required to complete design. Paints must be acceptable for outdoor use. If project is not completed within sixty (60) days of commencing permission is revoked and manhole cover returned to storage. The artist agrees to assume all liability and hold the City harmless from any incidents arising from his/her involvement in the project starting with the set-up of the manhole until ready for sealing. Artist agrees he/she has no agent, employee, contractor, supplier or any formal relationship with the City. Any changes to concept design due to surface, materials etc. must be approved by Council prior to finalization. A color picture of the final product must be approved by Council prior to installation Council reserves the right to reject project in best interests of the City. Once accepted the City shall seal and install the lid project becomes property of the City upon installation. Artist agrees, if desired by Council, to be available for City publicity efforts. Pictures of accepted projects will be maintained at the Perry Arts Center. For more information, contact the City of Perry at (478) 988-2700.

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City of Perry Launches Mobile App

August 28, 2014

In an effort to continue to enhance our community, the City of Perry recently launched a new simple service request tool called PublicStuff.  Using the mobile app tools and online platform http://www.publicstuff.com/ga/perry-ga will make it that much easier for you to connect with us and make the community we live in, the best place it can be. The request tool, powered by PublicStuff, allows residents, businesses and members of the community to submit non-emergency public requests directly to the City in real time from any location.  Here’s how it works: . 1. See something that needs to be addressed? 2. Submit a request using your moblie app or by visiting http://www.publicstuff.com/ga/perry-ga 3. City staff receives the request 4. City addresses the issue 5. You get notified via email when the request is completed. Residents are encouraged to use the system to report potholes, abandoned vehicles, overgrown lots, and much more so we can resolve the issue quickly and efficiently.  You can also submit pictures and add comments.  Once a request is submitted you can easily track the request, support other requests, and receive status updates. We encourage you to utilize the service request tool so we can work together to improve our community.  PublicStuff is free and available immediately.  Please visit the following sites to get started: Online portal:  http://www.publicstuff.com/ga/perry-ga iPhone: http://www.publicstuff.com/iphone/perry-ga Android: http://www.publicstuff.com/android/perry-ga BlackBerry: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/44415/?lang=en Thank you for your support and we look forward to your participation. For additional information or questions, please contact the Department of Community Development at 478.988.2720 or via email at comm.development@perry-ga.gov

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