The City of Peru, Indiana

Circus Capital of the World

City Council

City Council is the legislative and the fiscal body for the City of Peru. Every four years, residents of the city of Peru elect seven members to serve as the “Common Council.”

The council consists of one part-time member from each of five districts plus two "at large" members. A council member is not subject to term limits and may run for re-election as often as they wish.

A council member must have been a resident of the district from which he or she is elected for at least six months before the election, and a resident of the city for at least one year.

The Common Council may pass ordinances, orders, motions, and resolutions for the government of the city of Peru, and they control of the city's property, finances, and the appropriation of money.

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MEMBERS:

Betsy Wolfe

District 1: Betsy Edwards-Wolfe
Contact: 
ewolfe@dukesmemorialhosp.com

(§31.18a) Standing Committee Appointments:
Committee on Cable Television
Committee on Tax Abatement Review

(§31.18b) Additional Appointments or Representative:
Civic Center liaison

tom gustin

District 2: Tom Gustin
Contact: gusmusic@comcast.net

(§31.18a) Standing Committee Appointments:
Committee on Tax Abatement Review

(§31.18b) Additional Appointments or Representative for:
Emergency 911 Representative
Solid Waste District Commission
Wage Negotiation Committee

pete

District 3:  Peter Sahaidachny
Contact: petroivanovich@yahoo.com

(§31.18a) Standing Committee Appointments:
Committee on Cable Television
Committee on Economic Development and Future Growth

(§31.18b) Additional Appointments or Representative for:
Civic Center liaison
County Government liaison
Historic Preservation Commission*

*not a currently active commission

pat russell

District 4: Patricia Russell
Contact: prussell@cityofperu.org

President Pro Tempe; ,...shall be to serve as liaison officer between the Mayor, Council, the Board of Public Works and Safety,... (§31.16)

31.18a) Standing Committee Appointments:
Committee on Aviation
Committee on Utilities (Electric, Water and Waste Departments)

(§31.18b) Additional Appointments or Representatives for:
Civic Center liaison
Peru Plan Commission

mark ramsey

District 5: Mark Ramsey
Contact: sportsguy56@comcast.net

(§31.18a) Standing Committee Appointments:
Committee on Recreation (Park Department, etc.)
Committee on Streets and Sanitation (Streets, Alleys and Sanitation Department, Dog Pound)

(§31.18b) Additional Appointments or Representatives for:
County Government liaison

Steve Anderson

City Council At-Large: Steve Anderson
Contact: sanderson@cityofperu.org

(§31.18a) Standing Committee Appointments:
Committee on Safety (Fire and Police Departments)

(§31.18b) Additional Appointments or Representatives for:
Emergency 911 representative

kathleen

City Council At-Large: Kathleen Plothow
Contact: plothow.kl@icloud.com

(§31.18a) Standing Committee Appointments:
Committee on Economic Development and Future Growth
Committee on Tax Abatement Review
Committee on Utilities (Electric, Water and Waste Departments)

(§31.18b) Additional Appointments or Representatives for:
Peru/Miami County Economic Development Corporation
Historic Preservation Commission*

*not a currently active commission 

The City Council meets the first Monday of every month, holidays notwithstanding, at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 35 S. Broadway, Peru, IN 46970.

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Peru, IN 46970
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