Source: CVDaily Feed

Logan Mayor Craig Petersen said there has never been a day since he took over the office that he has regretted the decision to run for Mayor and he is extremely pleased that he was able to win the election. The mayor gave his annual State of the City address Tuesday and talked about the “excellent employees” and said one of his top goals has already been accomplished–to make the city more “citizen friendly.”

In addition to reviewing the many projects completed in 2015, Petersen talked about the city’s financial condition.

“We have a very low debt per capita, about $50 per person,” Petersen explained. “We have a very high bond rating. In the last couple of years we have reduced our debt by 29% and very recently, a couple of weeks ago, we actually did some bond refunding and saved $400,000 by that. By any measure, Logan City’s financial position is excellent.”

The mayor said he was pleased that Logan City’s first-ever all-mail municipal election produced a turnout of 29 percent of the registered voters which tripled the amount for previous years.

This is not just another year for the City of Logan. It is the year that the city turns 150 years old.

At Tuesday’s meeting Petersen said there will be numerous events to celebrate the city’s Sesquicentennial and the theme is A Trail Through Time.

“The kickoff event will be on Sunday, January 17 at the historic Tabernacle,” Petersen explained. “We’ll have the American Festival Chorus and Elder Gary Stevenson of the LDS Quorum of the 12 (Apostles), but equally important a former successful Logan businessman and a Logan native. He will come and talk to us at that presentation.”

The Mayor said tickets are free but they are necessary and they will soon be available at Logan City Hall.