On Monday, June 19, the Perry City Council met for a regular bi-monthly meeting. The Council discussed the following topics during the hour-long session. Council members Dean Berkland and John Andorf were not present.


Approval of the perpetual easement between the city of Perry and Tyson Foods


A small section of the Raccoon River Valley Trail will be altered by the Tyson Food Plant as a way to allow Tyson to create a turnaround for trucks. The relocation would move the bike trial farther away from the plant.


Discussion of adding new subsection pertaining stop signs in Perry


The council discussed the proposal of a four way stop at the intersection of 16th Street and North Street as well as two additional stop signs at 18th and North Street, which would stop traffic from the north, south, and west.


Council members have received calls from those who live within the area and are against the new stop signs.


“If we have problems with a lot of traffic and problems down the road, I’ll change my mind, but right now I do not like the stop signs down 18th and 16th,” said council member Chuck Schott. “I have had calls.”


City Administrator Sven Peterson described the thought process behind the potential traffic change.


“I did make the call to make stop signs on 18th Street, hopefully in the next couple of years there will be trail traffic going through there quite a bit,” Peterson said.


Since this was the first reading of the proposal, the council decided to make a change to the proposal and discuss at another meeting.


This was the first reading of the proposal.