City of Perry

From the Mayor’s Desk

November 1, 2022

Planning Commission Position Open

The City of Perry is seeking a qualified person to serve as a member of the Planning Commission for a term to expire in 2025 (traditionally a three-year term).

Primarily the 7 members of the Planning Commission for the City of Perry are responsible to design a master plan as a guide for development within the City of Perry. At least every five years after adoption of the Master Plan the Planning Commission shall review it and determine whether to commence the procedure to amend or adopt a new master plan. They also approve public improvements, carry out educational and publicity programs, zoning, and the approval of plats. They work in conjunction with the Zoning Administrator.

Any request for re-zoning or change to the Zoning ordinance goes before the Planning Commission with subsequent report and recommendation submitted to the City Council for possible approval.

The Planning Commission may contract with City planners, engineers, architects and other consultants for such specialized services as it may require. City Council may appropriate such funds for City planning as it deems advisable.

The Commission shall hold at least one regular meeting each month. Special meetings may be called as needed. Minutes of each meeting are submitted to the City Clerk, City Council and all Planning Commission members. The Planning Commission for the City of Perry meets the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at City Hall. Each Planning Commission member is compensated $15.00 per regular and/or special meeting attended but not to exceed twelve meetings per year.

The Commission makes an annual written report to the Mayor and City Council concerning its operations and the status of planning activities.

Community service is critical to the success of the City of Perry. Please give consideration to becoming involved.

Sue Hammond, Mayor

October 1, 2022

Upcoming events within the community are:

Treats on Main Street – October 30, 2022 4-6 p.m. A Halloween Family Event with the businesses.

Trick or Treating – October 31, 2022 – Formal hours to be announced following the next council meeting.

Veterans Day Parade – November 11, 2022 5:00 P.M

Christmas Fantasy will be held in the City of Perry Business District the second Saturday of December; 12/10/2022. The opening ceremony and arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus will be held in the city parking area behind the fire station starting at 5:15. If weather permits there will be a brief firework display that will be visible from there.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with children in the gym of the Perry Baptist Church at 217 S. Main St. Perry. Waiting in line to visit with Santa will be able to be indoors.

There will be a gift raffle at the fire station throughout the evening. There will be a scavenger hunt throughout the businesses. Horse drawn wagon rides and many businesses will be open.

The Santa letter box will be on the sidewalk by the library entrance November 23 – December 18.

Watch for more information as the date draws closer.

Sue Hammond, Mayor