City Edition
March 1, 2018
Public Works
Fire and Emergency Services
Safety Tips by FF Harvey
Community Development
New Building Inspector
Chris Kemp started as the new Building Inspector for the City of Perry on Feb. 6, 2018. Chris has been a Georgia licensed Master Electrician for 20 years and involved in all facets of the construction/maintenance industry. He grew up in Middle Georgia and has been married to Lucy Kemp for 23 years. They have four children and enjoy camping, canoeing, and participating in shows at the local Perry Players Theater. He has taught percussion at Ennis Music Studio and is the current President of the Perry Players Community Theater. He has long family history with Perry that goes back to the 1800’s. He is very excited to pursue his new career as a Building Inspector for the City he loves the most.
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Work has begun and renovations are being completed at the Perry Animal Control Facility Administration trailer. JW Shuttlesworth, LLC is busy installing two new porches, which includes a handicapped accessible ramp being attached to the front porch entrance. Other work being completed is the installation of two new windows, new countertops, gutters and fresh paint inside and outside of the building. Come on down and check it out!

New Assistant City Manager
The City of Perry has its first Assistant City Manager.  Mr. Robert Smith, who was most recently the Economic Development Director with the City of Perry, is the new Assistant City Manager as of February 20, 2018. Mr. Smith came to the City in 2014 after working at the Middle Georgia Regional Commission for four years and has a Bachelor’s Degree and Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia.
“I am very pleased to be able to continue my work at the City of Perry in a new and challenging role. While I have enjoyed my economic development endeavors in the Perry community I am excited about taking on a more comprehensive role in making Perry the best City it can be. I greatly appreciate Mayor and Council’s confidence in me to help guide the City and thank them, City Manager Gilmour, and the rest of the City of Perry for their ongoing support.”
Word on the Street
Arby's is coming back to Perry! It will be located in the former Hibachi Buffet (also known as the Shoney's) building on Sam Nunn Blvd. Three tenant spaces are being built, one is for Arby’s and the other two are retail spaces for lease. The shell of the existing building will remain and be redesigned with a face lift.
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City of Perry
1211 Washington Street P.O. Box 2030
Perry, Georgia 31069 | (478) 988-2700