City of Perry Celebrates National Public Works Week

May 6, 2015

The City of Perry will be celebrating National Public Works Week the week of May 18, 2015. National Public Works Week (NPWW) is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. Instituted as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association (APWA) in 1960, NPWW calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. The week seeks to enhance the prestige of the often-unsung heroes of our society-the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication. This year’s theme “Community Begins Here” speaks to the essential nature of Public Works services in support of everyday quality of life.

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Perry’s Wayfinding Initiative

April 24, 2015

The City of Perry is working on a wayfinding initiative that will help the community to develop and implement a signage system that is effective and efficient. Led by a Wayfinding Committee, the system that is ultimately developed will help direct people into town and, once in town, will help them find areas of interest. These areas of interest will range from public buildings and parks to historical and commercial sites. With assistance from the Middle Georgia Regional Commission we have completed an inventory of our existing signage (please follow link below to view). This inventory will help to identify needs and priorities and set the groundwork for the new system. http://www.mgrcmaps.org/Perry/Wayfinding/ If you have any questions or would like to participate in the wayfinding initiative please contact Mr. Robert Smith, Economic Development Director, at (478) 988-2757.

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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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