Perry residents will receive fliers in the mail shortly, urging them to participate in the 2010 U.S. Census. The Perry City Council approved the fliers by unanimous consent Tuesday night during a half-hour meeting at City Hall.
“The census is very important for a lot of different reasons,” said Perry Mayor James E. Faircloth Jr. City and Houston County officials will cooperate during the census process, Faircloth added.
The census, which is administered by the federal government every 10 years at the start of each decade, is scheduled to begin April 1. Among other functions, the census determines representation in the House of Representatives.
In other business, the Perry council unanimously approved a $6,000 topographical survey for a track and firing range for the police department and a nearly $88,000 bid to relocate a small part of the city’s sewage system.