City News

A Message from City Hall (updated 03/27/2020)

The conditions and impacts involving the coronavirus continue to evolve rapidly.  The situation is fluid and fast-moving, and we plan to respond appropriately as it progresses. The City of Gibbon is working closely with area and state leaders to make sure we understand the local impact this situation is creating.  We are in constant contact with Buffalo County Emergency Management, Two Rivers Health Department, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Department as well as Gibbon Public Schools.

We are committed to continue to provide the essential services such as water, sewer, garbage pick-up, fire protection, which our citizens expect.   Effective immediately, all city office facilities will have limited access to the public.  We ask that citizens call ahead if access is needed, in addition to utilizing the drop box or online payment options to pay utility bills.

We are constantly evaluating additional measures that we can take to protect the public as well as our employees.  Although this is a challenging time, our city employees have demonstrated their continued commitment to serve the citizens of Gibbon, and we are extremely proud of their efforts.  They will continue to serve our citizens to the best of their ability.

We urge our citizens to utilize reliable sources for information and to follow established guidelines for personal safety.  We will continue to provide updates and share information on the City of Gibbon website and our Facebook page.

Deb VanMatre                                                            Chris Rector

Mayor                                                                          City Administrator


Coronavirus Information

Please visit the following link to Two Rivers Public Health Department for more information on case information, new recommendations and public health resources.

Please visit the following link to the CDC website for President Trump’s 15 days to slow the spread of COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and symptom information.

Unemployment benefits will begin March 22 and run through May 2. During that time, the state will waive requirements to search for work as well as the waiting requirement to receive benefits. Claims will be moved online, though in-person service will still be an option. Visit the following link for more information and to apply for benefits.

For individuals in need of immediate financial support visit the following link.  Click to apply for up to $500.00 in emergency funding.

For businesses in need of immediate financial support visit the following link.

Flushing anything besides tiolet paper can result in blockage.  See the Non-Flushable Items.


Gibbon Public Schools

Communication Plan


The CoronaVirus Pandemic has forced the school district to indefinitely close its doors.  Gibbon Public Schools wants to ensure our students, parents and patrons have timely and relevant information on a consistent basis throughout this situation.  Please visit the  school district’s Website.

District’s Website Address –


La pandemia de CoronaVirus ha obligado al distrito escolar a cerrar indefinidamente sus puertas al público. Visite el sitio web del distrito para obtener más información



The City of Gibbon has implemented a snow route.  When a snow event occurs and the City declares a snow emergency we ask that you do not park on the street in order for snow removal.  Snow emergencies will be publicized on the City’s website and on local radio/TV media.    Please do not park on the snow emergency streets when city declares a snow emergency.


LaBarre Street from Front  to 7th Street

Front Street from Niles to West Avenue

7th Street from Garfield to Gibbon Road

West Avenue from Front Street to 7th Street

3rd Street from LaBarre Street to West Avenue

Court Street to HWY 30

During a snow emergency vehicles must be romved from the street so crew may remove snow.  Violators will be tickedted and towed.  Please be aware of decared snow emergencies this season.



Automatic withdraw from your bank account can be set up just stop at City Hall and fill out the authorization form.

The city is now accepting credit card payments online. Click here for more information.

 Click here to Pay Online


Gibbon has curbside recycling which picks up every other Saturday available to residents at no additional charge. 

Items accepted: tin & aluminum cans, newspapers, phone books, plastic bottles #1 thru #7, cereal/pancake type boxes, magazines, junk mail, and cardboard.

No glass, plastics bags or styrofoam accepted.       If interested in this service call City Hall to get recycle dumpster.


 Yard Waste Collection Area

The City’s yard waste collection area is open to Gibbon residents on Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Residents can drop off leaves, grass clippings, garden waste, branches and small limbs.  For access to the area after regular hours 24/7 a resident can purchase a gate card for $25 at City Hall. REMINDER gate cards expire December 31, 2019.


 BUFFALO WATCH for weather alerts, county and local alerts.

Go to Buffalo County’s website and click on Buffalo Watch to get signed up.




City of Gibbon                      LB 445 Report
Business Name Liquor Occupation Tax
Sportsman Bar  $                                350.00
Kwik Stop  $                                300.00
Adam’s Corner Market  $                                300.00
Abarrotes-Y-Novedades  $                                350.00
Clevenger’s  $                                300.00
Lucky Duck Bar & Lounge  $                                350.00
Casey’s General Store  $                                300.00
Total  $                            2,250.00
Occupation tax goes to General Fund for operating expenses.
Term date: None
Report year 10/1/2018-09/30/19