City of Perry now on Facebook!

August 24, 2016

The City of Perry is now on Facebook! In order to provide information, engage the community, and promote Perry we are entering the world of social media and Facebook will be our first platform. Please “like” us on Facebook and spread the word! The link to our Facebook page is below:       Look for coming social media activity as we work to better serve the community!  

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Millage rate hearing September 20, 2016

August 17, 2016

The City of Perry will conduct a hearing for setting the millage rate for 2016.  The hearing will be held on September 20th at 6 pm. Click here for the report Tax Digest matrix 2010-2016 .

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Perry Housing Week set for September 11-17!

August 17, 2016

Perry Housing Week September 11-17, 2016 Please make plans to join the Perry Housing Team and the Sand Hill neighborhood in celebrating fair, affordable, and quality housing here in Perry with the first ever Perry Housing Week! Kicking off the week will be a coming together of neighborhood residents and local/state officials to celebrate Housing Week and “kick off” the CHIP activities. Later in the week we will be meeting our friends in Sand Hill with door-to-door outreach providing housing resources and information and promoting the  neighborhood cleanup and cookout. Wrapping up Perry Housing Week will be a neighborhood clean up and cookout that Saturday morning! All are welcome! All events will take place at Willie Teonate Williams Park, 909 Jeanne Street, Perry, GA Schedule of Events: Event Date Time Kickoff Celebration and CHIP Grant   Recognition Monday, September 12 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Neighborhood Outreach and Resource     Education Thursday, September 15 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Neighborhood Cleanup and Cookout Saturday, September 17 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Mr. Robert Smith, Perry Housing Team Leader, at (478) 988-2757 or via email at robert.smith@perry-ga.gov. Download the Perry Housing Week flyer here: Housing Week Flyer

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Walk with Mayor and Council

August 15, 2016

Walk with Mayor and Council will be held in District 2 on August 23, 2016 starting at 5:30 pm.  The walk will begin at the entrance of Avington Glen Subdivision.  The route will include Havant Way, Avington Chase, New Hope Drive and Kendall Court.

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Event Procedures adopted by City Council

August 3, 2016

The City of Perry recognizes the benefits and opportunities created through special events and seeks to facilitate and coordinate special events that benefit the Perry community.  Special events provide opportunities to promote Perry’s quality of life, foster a sense of community, enrich Perry’s culture, promote tourism and boost the local economy. For additional questions on the application, please contact the City Clerk at 478.988.2736 or via email at annie.warren@perry-ga.gov Special Event Procedures Application and Events Application Process Flowchart    

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BOOST Grant Recipients Announced

August 1, 2016

The recipients of a crowd-funded grant to “boost” downtown Perry’s small businesses were announced Friday. Two of a Kind received an $850 grant to purchase equipment and software to track inventory and make sales transactions easier, and Gentry Downtown Market received a $250 grant to update the business’ point of sale system to purchase a card reader that will enable the business to provide more security when processing customers’ credit and debit cards. Business owners were surprised Friday afternoon with a big check presentation, balloons and community members who wanted to congratulate the recipients. Davida’s Hair Salon and Tumblecheer Heroes each received a grant in the first round of awards last summer.  The grant for Davida’s helped with the cost of a new roof, while the grant to Tumblecheer Heroes aided with the costs to update the business’ building façade. In the second round of grants awarded in December, Mia’s Skincare Salon received funds to purchase a new steamer to perform facials, and Liberty Tax Service received a grant to purchase marketing materials. BOOST Downtown Perry is an investment group that provides grant funds to entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in the downtown development district.  Investors, known as BOOSTers, donate $100 twice a year to fund the program.  Perry Downtown Development Authority, the Economic Vitality Committee of Perry’s Main Street program, oversees the program, and BOOSTers vote on applications. Applicants may apply for funds for purchasing supplies, business equipment, marketing and advertising, a security system or eligible professional services. BOOSTed businesses, those who received the crowd-funded, micro-grants, received a window cling to celebrate their participation in the program and to help publicize BOOST throughout the community. For more information, please, contact Perry Main Street Coordinator Catherine Edgemon at (478) 988-2758 or catherine.edgemon@perry-ga.gov, or visit www.perry-ga.gov/economic-development/downtown-development-authority/boost-investment-group/    

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Loan Funds Available for Residential Energy Efficiency Improvements

July 28, 2016

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. There currently is funding 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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Walk with Mayor and Council

July 18, 2016

Walk with Mayor and Council will be held in District 1 on July 26, 2016 starting at 5:30 pm.  The walk will begin at the entrance of Longbridge Subdivision.  The route will include Longbridge Way, Ousley Way, Tyndall Way, and Chautauga Way.  Hope to see you at the walk.

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Downtown Perry named Best Shopping Center in the “Best of the Best”

July 11, 2016

A number of downtown Perry businesses were recognized recently by the Macon Telegraph as the “Best of the Best” in Warner Robins and the surrounding area, including several businesses that won multiple awards, and Downtown Perry was named First Place as the Best Shopping Center. Congratulations to these businesses on their outstanding achievements. Downtown Perry businesses that were recognized: • Best Shopping Center – First Place – Downtown Perry • Best Baby Store – First Place – Sugarplum Tree • Best Book Store – First Place – Gottwals Books • Best Bridal Wear – Runner-up – Bridals by Gilbert • Best Children’s Store – First Place – Sugarplum Tree • Best Consignment Shop – Honorable Mention – Yes! It’s Consignment • Best Gift Shop – First Place – Ashley Marie’s Boutique • Best Men’s Store – First Place – Ashley Marie’s Boutique • Best Women’s Store – First Place – Ashley Marie’s Boutique • Best Caterer – First Place – The Perfect Pear Catering • Best Coffee Shop – Runner-up- The Coffee Cup on Carroll • Best Country Cooking – Honorable Mention – The Swanson • Best Fine Dining – Runner-up – The Swanson • Best Fried Chicken – Honorable Mention – Skipper John’s • Best Italian Food – Honorable Mention – Rusty’s Downtown Grill and Bar • Best Restaurant – Runner-up – The Swanson • Best Chiropractic Clinic – Runner-up – Patterson Chiropractic Center in Perry • Best Chiropractor – First Place – Dr. Craig Patterson at Patterson Chiropractic Center in Perry • Best Drug Store – Honorable Mention – Perry Drug Company • Best Optometrist –Honorable Mention – Dr. Rhonda Thompson at My Eye Dr. • Best Pharmacist – Runner-up – Ben Bartlett at Perry Drug Company • Best Commercial Real Estate Agent – First Place – Scott Free at Coldwell Banker Robbins and Free Realty • Best Commercial Real Estate Company – Runner-up – Coldwell Banker Robbins and Free Realty • Best Dry Cleaner – Honorable Mention – New Perry Cleaners • Best Home Décor and Organizing Services – Honorable Mention – Cossart Design • Dr. Paul Smith at Eyesight Associates in Fort Valley was named runner-up in Best Optometrist. He opened the Crossroads Family Eyecare practice on Carroll Street last year. Other Perry businesses that were recognized: • Best Furniture Store – Runner-up – Mobley Fine Furniture • Best Hardware Store – Runner-up – Ace Hardware and Garden Center in Perry • Best Sporting Goods Store – Honorable Mention – Brannen Outfitters • Best Domestic Car Dealer – First Place – Perry Ford • Best Domestic Car Dealer – Runner-up – Hamby Automotive • Best Domestic Car Dealer – Honorable Mention – Jeff Smith Chevrolet • Best Overall Car Dealer – Runner-up – Perry Ford • Best Buffet Restaurant – Runner-up – Oil Lamp Restaurant • Best Cafeteria – First Place – Oil Lamp Restaurant • Best Country Cooking – Runner-up – Oil Lamp Restaurant • Best Dental Practice – Smile Georgia Dental • Best Dentist – Runner-up – Dr. A.M. DeLoach at Smile Georgia Dental • Best Assisted Living Facility – Runner-up – Summerhill Senior […]

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Perry Awarded CHIP Grant!

June 1, 2016

The City of Perry was awarded $306,000 through the Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for housing rehabilitation activities in Perry’s Sand Hill neighborhood! In an effort led by the City of Perry Housing Team the City prepared and submitted, with the assistance of Grant Specialists of Georgia, Inc., an application for funding in December 2015 that centered on rehabilitating owner-occupied homes in Sand Hill, a target neighborhood for ongoing Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) activities overseen by the Perry Housing Team. Sand Hill is an historic mill neighborhood with approximately 190 homes just South of Downtown Perry, many of them substandard or dilapidated. This grant will work in conjunction with a number of ongoing efforts in the neighborhood geared towards bettering the homes and lives of Sand Hill residents. Moving forward, funds should be available for use by August or September of this year and grant funded rehabilitation projects will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. The City will be accepting requests and compiling a list of possible projects beginning in July. In order to be eligible homes must be owner-occupied and the owners must meet specific income requirements. If you live in Sand Hill and are interested in working with the Perry Housing Team on a rehabilitation project for your home please contact Mrs. Christine Sewell with the City of Perry Department of Community Development at (478) 988-2720. Official release from DCA: DCA CHIP Award Announcement Perry Housing Team information: Perry Housing Team For more information regarding the grant program or the Perry Housing Team please contact Mr. Robert Smith, Perry Housing Team Leader, at (478) 988-2757 or via email at robert.smith@perry-ga.gov.  

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