News Line for Perry

Perry’s plan includes trails, revitalization, growth
Perry’s new strategic plan seems to have a bit of everything: A system of trails connecting parks and amenities.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry Fire Department preparing to double its force
Veteran and rookie firefighters are going through the paces for a chance to fill 21 slots expected to be created this fall for the Perry Fire Department.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Two qualify for Perry City Council seat
At least two people are interested in campaigning for a Perry City Council seat.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry police sporting new uniforms
When two Perry police officers were selected to field test a new uniform for the department, they did their best to destroy it.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry council worries about downtown trucks
Big trucks and confined downtown streets are not a good mix, Perry City Council members agreed Tuesday. But they declined, for now, to pick a fight with the state over whether such trucks could be blocked from downtown streets.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Posey resigns from Perry City Council
Joe Posey, who defeated an incumbent to win a seat on the Perry City Council four and a half years ago, resigned his post Friday.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Crossroads Apartments averts closure after owner produces evidence it’s safe
The city of Perry’s planned action against Crossroads Apartments was averted after its owner, Mark Green, was able to provide the city with a letter from a structural engineer that says the building in question is safe for occupancy, said Fire Chief Joel Gray.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry police moving to Ford Interceptor SUVs for patrol
Perry police expect to roll out seven 2015 Ford Interceptor SUVs by month’s end, with plans to replace all patrol vehicles over time with the small sport utility vehicles.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry seeks leverage to get road fixed
City officials will stop issuing building permits to a subdivision until a failing road is repaired.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry: Fire fee will keep city safer, cheaper
The city’s new fire fee should prevent insurance bills from leaping and could bring down homeowners’ insurance rates, Perry officials said Tuesday.
Source: Macon Telegraph

‘Guns everywhere’ law perplexes midstate governments
If you’re headed to get a car tag or attend a government meeting Tuesday, don’t be surprised to find yourself standing near someone strapped with a pistol.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry budget doubles staffing in fire department
City residents will get a much larger fire department, but they’ll be paying for it with a new fee.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry budget accord nixes property tax increase
The latest city government spending plan would nix a property-tax increase by using a new fire fee.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry residents to get monthly fire bill
City residents will begin getting bills next month for a new fire protection fee launched Tuesday by City Council.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Future of Crossroads Apartments in Perry still uncertain
Mark and Miriam Green, of Bonaire, say they’ve been working hard to comply with mandated improvements needed to bring Crossroads Apartments up to code.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry strategic plan looking at new fees, more civic involvement
The city’s plan for its future began to take shape Wednesday when residents working on the strategic plan called for improved outreach to minorities and strategic partners, traffic circles at two of the city’s busy but strange intersections, and improvements for recreation.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry rezoning draws neighbors’ ire
Dozens of residents from around the Wooden Eagle subdivision turned out Tuesday to protest a planned gas station at a busy corner just outside the large development.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Houston, Peach leaders object to proposed state downgrades of roads
Houston and Peach county officials united Tuesday to fight proposed state downgrades of some of the area’s most important roads.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry may add fire fee, still increase taxes
Under a draft city budget, Perry residents would pay a new fire fee that’s doubled in the last month from an earlier proposal, as well as a property tax increase to keep the same level of government services, city officials said Monday night.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry's Gen. Courtney Hodges Boulevard added to downtown development district
Business owners along Perry’s dilapidated Gen. Courtney Hodges Boulevard were offered the city’s help Tuesday, but several businessmen said they didn’t want it. They got it, anyway.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry considering adding fire fee
On Tuesday, Perry City Council is expected to begin laying the groundwork for a fire fee that would pay for the additional firefighters needed to cover the city, which has pushed its city limits to within sight of Warner Robins.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry undergoes strategic planning process
At age 17, Amber Payne and Eli Guidry have a hard time seeing a future for themselves in Perry after they graduate college. Still, they said, a town hall meeting attended by more than 100 people Thursday showed them lots of potential improvements.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry plans new fee for fire protection
Perry City Council members indicated Monday they want to launch a new fee, of about $5 a month per house, to hire more firefighters to protect the far-flung city.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Jones to leave helm of Perry CVB
Since 2005, Sheila Jones has been at the helm of the Perry Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Houston mayors praise regional cooperation
The mayors of Centerville, Perry and Warner Robins came together Thursday to praise regional cooperation and describe some shared challenges.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry backs expansion of Ocmulgee National Monument
The City Council has thrown its support behind a massive increase in the size of the Ocmulgee National Monument, which ultimately could become the Ocmulgee National Park and Preserve.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry volunteers seek to develop strategic plan
A group formed of dozens of volunteers launched a campaign Tuesday night to try to determine what kind of future the city should plan for.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Perry buys church property to help park
The Rotary Centennial Park in Perry, one of the jewels of the city, is getting about an acre larger.
Source: Macon Telegraph