PERRY -- Some of Perry’s most important downtown streets are now off-limits to large trucks driving through the city.
City Council members voted Tuesday night to prohibit the trucks along several routes, including Main Street from General Courtney Hodges Boulevard to Ball Street; Jernigan Street from Commerce Street to Main Street; and along Houston Lake Drive from Houston Lake Road at Swift Street to near Third and Main Street, Mayor Jimmy Faircloth told The Telegraph on Wednesday.
Trucks making deliveries downtown will still be allowed. Perry has manufacturers and other truck-intensive businesses in the downtown area. The restrictions cover trucks with more than six wheels that are designed to carry property.
Also Tuesday, Councilwoman Phyllis Bynum-Grace was appointed mayor pro-tem, replacing Randall Walker.
The City Council is scheduled to meet in a work session at 5 p.m. Thursday to discuss several items, including a downtown master plan, land development ordinances and a proposed film policy. Called meetings at 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday will be for City Council members to interview candidates for the recreation and leisure director’s job.