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Need a curb replacement in Peru? Help may be on the way

City to prioritize backlogged jobs for 2021

If you live in Peru and have repeatedly asked the city to replace your curb, help may be on the way.

The Peru City Council launched a discussion Monday about how to address a growing backlog of curbs that were targeted for replacement but which city workers haven’t yet been able to address.

“We’re trying to figure out a way to get a sum of money and go back and take care of some of these projects that weren’t done through circumstance,” Alderman Dave Waldorf said.

No action was taken at the Monday council meeting, but the aldermen loosely agreed to prioritize the jobs and to allot a set dollar figure for each ward or each alderman. Mayor Scott Harl threw his support behind an allotment of $25,000 to tackle the past-due jobs.

“I think it’s a great idea, myself,” Harl said. “The phone is ringing all the time [and] the engineer’s office is swamped.”

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