May 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff WriterRetiring engineering technician Clyde Anderson with the City of Riverton's Community Development Department was celebrated for his 12 years of service during the Riverton City Council meeting May 20.
Community development director Sandy Luers presented Anderson with a watch showing a bucking horse and his dates of service of Oct. 7, 2002, to May 16, 2014.
Anderson was first employed in the public services department, and Luers said he has offered the city "very diverse" abilities.
"We all agree he's been great to work with ... always tried to do what was asked of him," she said. "I know he loved working for the city, and he was a very dedicated employee."
Anderson performed several duties, including utility inspections; curb and gutter and side walk inspections; and mapping for utilities, zoning, plats and replats, annexations and city limit boundaries.
"He answered many questions by residents, developers and contractors about sewer and water locations and storm water locations," she said. "He also printed posters of the council goals each year and made maps of the ward boundaries for campaign and voting purposes."
Luers said he also helped decorate and drive a float to represent the city for the fair parade last year and also helped coordinate the sewer lateral protection program for the city.
"It takes a special kind of person to watch those videos and then to deal with customers and contractors usually on an emergency basis," Luers said. "When people's toilets won't flush, they tend to get a little bit cranky, but Clyde did what needed to be done and usually with a smile."
Anderson gave a humble thank you and accepted his gift. Mayor Ron Warpness praised him for his work and wished him a pleasant retirement.
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