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Peru, IN – The Peru Board of Public Works and Safety met in regular session on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in the City Council Chambers of the Peru City Building.

During this meeting, the Board of Works denied an appeal made by Jessica Stanley regarding her dog being declared a vicious dog by Peru Animal Control Officer Greg Douglass.

The declaration was made as a result of an incident that took place on May 16, 2019. The dog, a 10-month-old bulldog, knocked a five-year-old child down and scratched her in the face, arm, and shoulder. The child also lost a baby tooth in the incident that took place in the 300 block of E. 6th St. There were no visible puncture wounds to the child, but the child claimed the animal bit her.

Police officers and Animal Control Officer Greg Douglass arrived on scene and took custody of the bulldog and a second dog that was also present at the time of the incident. Officers determined that the animals belonged to Ms. Stanley and had escaped through a hole in her fence.

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

In this meeting, the Board of Works approved the creation of a sidewalk program in the City of Peru. Under this program, the City will remove the old sidewalk and then help pay for the replacement of the sidewalk in front of a resident’s property. The resident would need to use a licensed contractor to replace the sidewalk.

The amount of the grant is capped at $500, which is approximately half the cost of replacing a frontage sidewalk.

Under the program, the sidewalk would have to meet American’s With Disabilities standards. The budget for this year is $35,000 and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

The Board also approved a  temporary reduction of the speed limit on North Mexico Road to 20 MPH due to the condition of the road. The limit will remain in place until the repaving work starts this spring.  A hazardous road sign has been placed at the roadway. This will be the first road to be done when weather permits.

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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.