Price City Shines in Annual Audit

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The annual audit review took center stage Wednesday night in the regular scheduled Price City Council Meeting. Councilman Layne Miller served as temporary Mayor pro tempore in the absence of Mayor Joe Piccolo.

Greg Marsing representing Smuin, Rich & Marsing presented an overview of the 2012 Annual Fiscal Audit for Price City. It is a required duty of any governmental entity to have an annual audit done by an outside, independent agency.

The final report was handed out to all council members and Marsing gave an overview of the findings. В In almost every area, Price City was in great shape financially, compared to other small cities of its size. There were a few suggestions and areas that the city might want to look at, but overall Price City is financially solid.

“I want to compliment you as a city and your financial people for the excellent job you do,” Marsing concluded.

Other business of the evening included the consideration of a Local Consent Alcohol variance for the Jade Buddha Sushi Bar, 11 West Main in Price. The restaurant expects to open as soon as they can finish securing all the necessary permits.

Norma Procairone, Melody Bradford and Kendra Seeley from the Price Municiple Library updated the council on Free Fine Fridays that they will be implementing to get people back to using the facility. They are proposing that every Friday will be day of amnesty for fines on books that have been forgotten. Lost books and court fines will not be waived under the program.

The go ahead was given for the Washington Park project using Zap Funding to upgrade the parking lot, horseshoe pits and a basketball court. Residents concerns over lighting pollution, noise and hours of events have been incorporated into the planning and will be addressed as the project moves forward. Funding will be shifted from the Creekview playground project due to land issues there. Also some funding that was earmarked for a second restroom at the Dino-Mine Park will also be used at Washington Park instead.

A new 14-foot bed dump truck will be purchased to replace an aging vehicle for the Water Department and the old one will be repaired and used as a back up when needed.

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