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Peru, IN – The Peru Board of Public Works and Safety met in regular session on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in the City Council Chambers of the Peru City Building.

During this brief meeting, the Board of Works approved a request from Fire Chief Hawk for an intent to retire from Lt. Chris Robison. Lt. Robison served 29 years with the Peru Fire Department.

Donnie Myers will be taking his position at Station 2 with a promotion from Mechanic to Lieutenant. Donnie has 19 years of service with the Fire Department.

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Peru, IN – The Peru Board of Public Works and Safety met in regular session on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, in the City Council Chambers of the Peru City Building.

During this meeting, the Board approved a request from Peru Fire Chief Hawk that Probationary Firefighter Kevin Baker be considered as permanent status at the Peru Fire Department.

Baker was hired on February 18, 2018. He has completed all the required training for his permanent status and he is currently enrolled in Fire Investigations.

The Board approved this request.

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Peru, IN – The Peru Board of Public Works and Safety met in regular session on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, in the City Council Chambers of the Peru City Building.

In what was a very brief meeting, the Board approved a request presented by Vicki Draper of the Miami County Chamber of Commerce to close 2nd Street from Broadway to Miami St. on November 29, 30, and December 1, 2019, for a “Chistkidlmarkt” that will include turning 2nd Street into an ice-skating rink. After some discussion regarding fire safety, the Board approved the request to include the provision that there be at least a 12‘ fire lane in the event of an emergency.

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Peru, IN – The Peru Board of Public Works and Safety held its first regular meeting of 2019 on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at the City Council Chambers in the Peru City Building.

A traffic study conducted by LTAP (Local Technical Assistance Program) of Purdue University that was requested by the City of Peru has resulted in changes that were approved by the Peru Board of Public Works and Safety on Wednesday evening.

According to the Peru Traffic Department Superintendent, LTAP encouraged the city to remove the “Do Not Block” sign from East Washington Avenue but did not recommend adding a “No Left Turn” sign to the intersection.

The study was the result of a recommendation from Mayor Greer to the Board that the changes be made to the intersection. The Board of Works approved the removal of the “Do Not Block Sign”

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Peru, IN – The Peru Board of Public Works and Safety held its regular meeting on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at the City Council Chambers in the Peru City Building.

The board approved the 2019 contract with the Fraternal Order of Police. PPD Captain Matt Feller spoke presented the board with the contract that had already been approved by the FOP members. Captain Feller expressed his thanks to the Board of Works and members of the City Council present who assisted in the negotiations.

The agreement had been negotiated between the city and the FOP over the past several weeks. You can read the agreement by clicking HERE.

The board approved the contract on a unanimous vote.

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Peru, IN – The Peru Board of Public Works and Safety met in regular session on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, in the City Council Chambers of the Peru City Building.

In business that had been tabled from the last meeting, the Board of Works denied a request from James Adamson to cut down a tree at 331 Boulevard. Board member Steve Anderson had visited with Mr. Adamson regarding the tree prior to the meeting. He had determined that the tree did have some dead branches but was otherwise in good condition and did not need to be removed.

Mayor Greer stated that it was the responsibility of homeowners to maintain trees in the area between the sidewalk and the street.

The board voted unanimously to deny this request.

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Peru, IN – The Peru Board of Public Works and Safety met in regular session on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, in the City Council Chambers of the Peru City Building. The meeting was held on a Wednesday due to yesterday being election day in Indiana.

During this meeting, the Board approved the hiring of a new Firefighter and Police Officer as well as conducting regular business.

Peru Fire Chief Erick Hawk requested the Board of Works approved the hiring of Patrick Comerford as a Probationary Firefighter contingent on PERF approval. The paperwork was sent to PERF but due to a mix up with the mail, his information got sent to the IRS in Texas and had to be returned to PERF in Indianapolis. Chief Hawk expects the approval to be back as early as Thursday. Mr. Comerford would start upon receipt of the approval. The Board approved the request on a voice vote.

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Peru, IN – The Peru Board of Public Works and Safety met in regular session at the City Building on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. During this meeting the Board approved an electrician test, and a request from St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church to conduct a Eucharistic Procession as part of their Corpus Christi Feast to be held on June 23, 2019.

The St. Charles Eucharistic Procession request was submitted to the Board by Katie Slonina. According to the request, “The Catholic Tradition celebrates a feast called Corpus Christi every year and in 2019, this feast falls on June 23rd.” According to tradition, the Church participates in a Eucharistic Procession. “We Catholics believe that the Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ and this procession is a witness to that belief.” It was explained to the board that this procession is similar to a parade with the members of the congregation singing while following a particular route.

The procession will proceed from the Church building at 58 W. 5th Street heading south on Miami Street to Main Street and then east to Broadway Street, North to 7th Street and back to Miami Street returning to the church property. They anticipate approximately 100 Church members using the sidewalks. PPD will provide an escort to assist the congregation with crossing the streets. The board approved this request.