With another year behind Price City, Mayor Piccolo reviewed the state of the city as we move into 2013.
On Friday, Mayor Piccolo, along with wife Barbara Piccolo, welcomed residents to the annual State of the City Address.
“We are one year older, and one year wiser,вЂќ said Barbara.
Although the city has weathered many changes throughout 2012, Mayor Piccolo stressed the city remains strong.
вЂњNo matter the changes, Price City is stable, not only financially but mentally,вЂќ said Mayor Piccolo.
Piccolo thanked his departments, and council members for their dedication to the city, and mentioned many accomplishments from each.
The Water and Sewer Department were named вЂњSafety Team of the YearвЂќ, with over 75,000 hours worked and no injuries recorded.
Also recognized was Gary Sonntag (Public Works Director), and Linda Allred (Accounting), as вЂњEmployees of the YearвЂќ, chosen by the employees of Price City.
вЂњThank you for this recognition, I consider all of you my friends not just my co-workers,вЂќ said Allred as she accepted her award for 32 years of dedicated service.
вЂњIвЂ™d be willing to stack Price City against any rural city in the state,with respect to what it has been able to accomplish and the employees within,вЂќ said Sonntag. вЂњThe workforce in public works is the best IвЂ™ve ever seen it.вЂќ
Piccolo reminded attendants to think of our tough times and compare them to times of true strife, вЂњthink back to Abe Lincoln and the Civil War, would you rather be there?вЂќ
He encouraged residents of Carbon County and beyond to focus on what went right rather than what has gone wrong, and challenges each resident to live each day with conviction, persuasion, and a caring demeanor.
вЂњWe live in the most well managed state in the Nation,вЂќ said Piccolo. вЂњAs we go forward remember where you came from.вЂќ