City News

A Message from City Hall (05/29/2020)

As the State of Nebraska moves forward with Phase II of the Directed Health Measures, updated reopening guidelines for public gatherings and businesses have been issued.  Based on this information, the City of Gibbon will begin to ease restrictions for public facilities as well.

Parks and Playgrounds:  Restrictions on city parks, including playground equipment, will be lifted effective June 1.  However, water fountains will remain off.  Restrooms will also be open to the public on June 1.  The restrooms will be cleaned at least two times per day.  The parks will be closed from 7:00-9:00 a.m. for initial cleaning to take place.  We ask for everyone’s cooperation during this time.

Valley View Municipal Golf Course:  Effective June 1 the restrictions in place at the golf course will be eased.  This will include the opening of the clubhouse, however per the Directed Health Measures, limits will be in place regarding occupancy and group sizes.  In addition, golf league play will be allowed.  Social distancing requirements remain in place.

Baseball and Softball Fields: The City of Gibbon, per legal and governmental recommendations will not be allowing any organized team sports other than those affiliated with the Gibbon Ball Association. Use of the baseball and softball fields will not be allowed for any organized practice or games by any other organizations or individuals. All other levels of team sports have been cancelled for this year. Also due to liability reasons, the bathrooms will remain closed at Legion fields and will be open a limited amount of time at Davis Park.

Updated information on COVID-19 Directed Health Measures including Phase II and Reopening Guidelines can be found on the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website. (http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/COVID-19-Directed-Health-Measures.aspx)

The City of Gibbon will continue to monitor all information as it becomes available and will pass it along to the public through the City of Gibbon website (cityofgibbon.org) and Face Book page.

Deb VanMatre, Mayor                                                   Chris Rector, City Administrator

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Gibbon Swimming Pool 2020 Season

In light of continued COVID-19 safety concerns, the Mayor and Gibbon City Council have decided to not open the pool for the 2020 swimming season. This difficult decision was made by City officials due to concerns that the social distancing measures and 10 person limit could not be adequately enforced in an aquatic environment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread through properly treated water. However, there is a definite concern the virus could be spread in the pool bathhouses, restrooms, on pool ladders, slides, and pool lounge chairs. Local public health officials agree that the illness will remain a serious concern for months. Consequently, it would be extremely difficult to enforce all the district health measures to ensure swimmer safety. Based on these and many other factors, it has been determined that in the interest of public health the pool will remain closed for the summer of 2020.

If you have questions please call the Gibbon City Office at 308-468-6118

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 PAYMENT OPTIONS

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. When paying online be sure to choose the correct transaction item.

 Click here to Pay Online

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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.

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 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, 2020.

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