“It doesn’t take a majority to win, just a tireless minority that will keep starting brush fires in the mind and hearts of their fellow men.”

Samuel Adams

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

What Is The Limit of What the City Allows To Be Dumped in The City?

If you drive on 7th St. in the East End of Peru, you may have noticed a new owner at the property located in a residential part of Peru that will be come a new Peru business. I have no problem with the business but I do with the manner of construction that has been taking place.  Or I should say deconstruction.

A concrete block bldg on the property was taken down which left a huge pile of concrete bricks soon to be followed by the breakup of the old driveway.

Where does the city want this dumped? With the permission and the cities knowledge the entire bldg and driveway was dumped into the large ravine area between Monks Avenue and 6th Street on the east side. Of course you all know that a sanitary sewer runs through the center and the creek really fills up during periods of rain. To the north private ownership on both sides has kep it in its natural state and is a natural worded area with all that entails.

But south of the "'fill" which is the road  made to traverse across the ravine which was built many years ago. South is where there is a long standing issue of people trying :"to fill it up" which in some parts has caused Mother Nature to take over and cause land slippage and cause slides. It has been stabilized by allowing trees and foilage to keep it mostly in place but sometimes it continues moving, yes nature is alive.

A large section of the land which has been stable for years has now had tons of broken concrete slabs dumped onto it day after day and yes with the approval of the city of Peru. That includes our Public Works Supervisor and whomever he has told about it. Heavy dump trucks over the city streets all day daily.  I thought we had ordinances on the books to prevent this type of thing from happening but evidently not. The fact that I have complained is probably part of why no help was received.

Yes the land owner wants this debris and maintains he has the right to do this and the Peru Police Dept. agrees also. I am writing this so if some time in the future people have problems with the drainage and a whole new generation is inhabiting this town, someone may find these words and know why it happened.

Monday, August 14, 2017

THE BUZZ: Tracy's comes to Peru Mall

THE BUZZ: Tracy's comes to Peru Mall

Well last week it was Bailey's a new slot place in downtown Peru and next month it will be a new slot place at the Mall. A bit of overkill, is this all Peru is capable of bringing into the city.? It's not like every other town in the area doesn't have their share of these businesses we are drowning in slots and I certainly don't know anyone who would travel to Peru just for that purpose. Every tavern, every restaurant almost.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Canton police and fire departments soon to have same leader

Canton police and fire departments soon to have same leader

Interesting. This post was also put on the Peru Town Forum FB page and yes you may make a comment there.

Why did I make changes to not allow Anon to post any longer?  Well lets just say the privilege was abused and "crude and rude" was becoming the order of the day. There are people in town who don't have a problem signing there name but most tend to hide behind anon just because they find it a way to not be honest and make rude comments.

There is a lot going on in the city that the city fathers are not pleased with and it will not be discussed on the blog.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Evening hours could boost Ottawa retailers: '70 percent of retail spending takes place after 6 p.m'

Evening hours could boost Ottawa retailers: '70 percent of retail spending takes place after 6 p.m'

In other the way that towns used to exist is what the younger people of today really want. Peru has always said we can't do this or that because of the location of businesses along that line of travel I have always wondered and don't know if it would work but the 2 main streets in Peru also have parking lots in the back, is there any way we could utilize them and encourages businesses to build on the adjacent streets and on Peoria? Constructive ideas only needed.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Work by numbers

Work by numbers The good things about living here and the things that fall short.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Past Peru pool committee member: 'Isn't it about time credit should be given to the committee?'

Past Peru pool committee member: 'Isn't it about time credit should be given to the committee?'

There has been quite a FB discussion about this news article and yes people use their names..  So many people care about what is taking place in Peru but as usual are shut out of decisions even when it is for them and this park and splashpad are only one of them. Evidently another way for the city to show Volunteers, we will use you only when it benefits us and we get the credit.

Some has been posted on the Peru Town Forum FB page.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

If retail is failing, why don’t numbers show it?

If retail is failing, why don’t numbers show it?


Peru will be fine because of
WalMart, auto dealerships
and hardware stores.

Peru Township considers storm alarm presentation, purchases an emergency alarm for the office

Peru Township considers storm alarm presentation, purchases an emergency alarm for the office

If you subscribe to the N.T., can you give us an explanation for this purchase which on the surface does not make much sense.  What has the TWP been using all the years he has been located on Peoria St?

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Woman IDs officials who 'bullied' her

Woman IDs officials who 'bullied' her

City officials and local resident in conflict. Maybe there needs to be special classes for people who are elected to city offices in how to communicate effectively with the residents of the city.