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Letchworth Gateway Villages

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Letchworth Gateway Villages is a collaborative initiative with neighboring communities. It was established in 2016 with the receipt of a USDA Rural Development grant by the villages of Perry,  Mt. Morris and Geneseo and other investors, including Livingston County Economic Development for the purposes of exploring new ways to work together to catalyze opportunities between the villages, their Main Streets, and Letchworth State Park. The Village of Perry is the administrative lead for the initiative.

The Advisory Group for Letchworth Gateway Villages includes a representative from volunteer groups with an interest in the health of Main Street in each community (the Perry Main Street Association, Partners for Progress in Mt. Morris, and Promote Geneseo) as well as Mayor Hauser from the Village of Perry and Downtown Partnership Program Leader Louise Wadsworth from Livingston County Economic Development. 


Silver Lake Trail

Sunday, 12 April 2020

With support from the Town of Perry and Town of Castile, the Village of Perry has received several grants to progress planning and design for the Silver Lake Trail. In March 2017, a feasibility study was completed by a team of consultants from Barton & Logudice, in consultation with an advisory committee that included representatives from multiple communities and interested stakeholder groups.

In November 2019, the Village of Perry selected C&S Companies to take the ideas developed through the Silver Lake Trail Feasibility Study and bring them into reality. To learn more, visit the project website: If you are interested in being added to the project contact list, please send your name and email address to  

Building Improvement Loan Program

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

The Building Improvement Loan ("BIL") program aims to assist property owners improve the appearance and physical structure of their properties. It is the Village's intent to match the dollar amount that applicants contribute to an approved project. The Village's matching portion is provided by a dedicated loan fund that was established through a 1980s Federal grant program. Local tax funds are not used in funding this program. 

There are two project classifications for the BIL program. First is the Fascade Renovation. Projects in this classification focus on the structural repair and restoration of the street-facing exteriors of commercial, industrial, and landmark buildings in the Village. These projects can be approved in amounts up to $5,000. The second is the Adaptive Reuse. These projects focus on structural update and repurposing of an existing building or site. Projects under this definition can receive up to $25,000.

The Village invites property owners to utilize this program to improve our community. The BIL policy and application forms are attached for review and consideration.


Village Beach Improvement Project

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

The Village of Perry is pursuing an improvement project to the Village Beach Park. This 1.13 acre parcel is the only free-to-the-public access points to Silver Lake. Originally purchased by the Perry Rotary Club and gifted to the Village, a wide range of activities have been hosted from this site. Currently, two significant events play a key role at the Village Beach. First, this park serves as a central viewing spot for the Ring of Fire activities hosted on Silver Lake every 3rd of July. The Village Beach sees bustling activity as the community gathers to see the flares light the lake and then fireworks to finish the evening. The second event is the Shake on the Lake performances. Originating right here on Silver Lake, these performances of Shakespeare's plays have grown to encompass many sites along the Finger Lakes region and continues to be a crowd pleaser for young and old. These events, along with the normal recreation activities that occur here, highlight the treasure this park is.

The improvement project aims to refresh aging infrastructure while developing new features for continued resident enjoyment of the park. Initial funding has been provided through Senator Gallivan, the Perry Rotary Club, the Village of Perry, and other generous organizations. Additional potential funding is anticipated through a Environmental Protection Fund grant that will be anounced in December 2018. If the grant is successful, the Village anticipates the project will be a $850,000 investment for the community.

SWBR has been hired for architectural and engineering design services. Their first step is to develop a master plan with the assistance of a steering committee with community representation along with direct input from the community. To do so, a web-based survey is available to gather information. All interested parties are invited to participate by going to the following link:


Clean Energy Initiative

Monday, 1 November 2021

The Village of Perry has recently been collaborating with the Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council and their Clean Energy Communities Program. The program helps municipalities save money and shrink their carbon footprint. By completing high impact action items as outlined in the program, the Village can receive money towards other clean energy projects and grant opportunities.

To view the Village’s scorecard on completed high impact action items, click here and select Village of Perry.

To view the Village’s annual benchmarking report, click here.

Village Hall Master Plan

The Village of Perry is approaching the completion of Phase 1 improvements to the Village Hall which are focused on unlocking use of the historic second floor assembly hall, via the addition of an elevator for ADA compliance, and a second means of egress via an exterior stair to the rear. At the conclusion of Phase 1, the Village will once again be able to use and offer this historic community space for public meetings, community events, concerts, theater and more. As part of our master plan, we will continue to update and restore the majesty of our Village Hall for the next hundred years, including windows and doors, renovations to the interior, equipment upgrades and ultimately the restoration of the bell tower. The village commissioned and completed a condition assessment and a multi-phase master plan, which you can view here.

Masonic Temple in Spring
Perry Public Library, home of the Stowell-Wiles Gallery
His 'N Hers & Jake's Barber Shop on Main Street
Looking South from Burlingham Books, on Main Street
Rachel says Hello! from Olive & Ink, on Main Street
Arts Council for Wyoming County, on Main Street
Artworks by PCS kids on display at the Wyoming County Fair
A sunset over Silver Lake in Winter
Reading at the Bookstore
Read Around Perry (RAP) 5K Medals
Pitching in at the Village Park on Clean Sweep Day
Hold onto your Last Night Perry!
Hello Honeycombers!
Milk! on Main Street.
Reading with Rotary, oh my!