On Monday, May 1, the Perry City Council met for their bi-monthly meeting to discuss happenings in the Perry area. The following topics were discussed throughout Monday evening.

Retirement and new take-over announced for Perry’s airport

Current Perry Municipal Airport Manager, Randy Tartlon is planning to retire, Pattee commented on.

“He’s seen a lot of changes in the airport over the years and I think he came through that really well,” Pattee said. “It wasn’t all that long ago that we had a short concrete runaway and a grass runway.”

Pattee commended Tarlton for his work.

“Congratulations to Randy and best of luck to the new folks as they come on,” Pattee said.

Approval of funding shift for Sally Port project

The Council approved the shift of expenses for the Sally Port project after the following construction adjustments were made to the original plan: a different radiant heater plan, raising the finish floor elevation, removing a trench drain and changing the CMU block walls to metal studs and facing. These changes have decreased the contract price by $63,700.00.

“The last discussion we had about the Sally Port - we were trying to save some money,” Council Member, Dr. Randy McCaulley said. “So this is one measure to try to reduce some of that cost.

Public Hearing set pertaining Proposed FY17 Budget Amendment

A public hearing in regards to the Proposed FY17 Budget Amendment will take place on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Clarion Room of the Security Bank Building.

Membership reappointment to Perry’s Tree Board

Current Tree Board member, Martha Sheehy-Williamson asked to be reappointed to the tree board following the end of her term on April 1, 2017. The Council approved to reappoint Sheehy-Williamson to the board, adding a three-year term that’s finalized on April 1, 2020.

Perry Mayor, Jay Pattee, expressed his gratitude towards the interest in community-board involvement.

“Once again, as with all people who volunteer on boards - thank you,” Pattee. “I think that she fits on that board really well and so we’re really lucky to have her; thank you, Martha.”