Gibson City app goes live

GIBSON CITY — In a very short regular meeting Monday night, Gibson City Council members touted the release of the city’s own app, which went live Sunday night.

The city’s app is now available for Android or Apple devices and can be downloaded at no charge from either platform’s app store by searching on “Gibson City.”

Alderman Susie Tongate she spoke about it during a television interview Monday afternoon, during which she promoted the app, the Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming Lighted Holiday Parade on Saturday night, Small Business Saturday following Thanksgiving, and the more well-known “black Friday.”

Tongate said the app will allow users to have information on city and school government plus business sales and coupons and even a “things to do” listing with visitor information.

Alderman Scott Davis Davis said the app should eventually become an intersection for calendars of civic organizations, churches and other nonprofit organizations.

After trying the app, people who have suggestions for additional information or corrections are encouraged to call Peg Stalter at City Hall or email Tongate at susie.tongate@gibsoncityillinois.com.

Other business
Also during the meeting:

➜ In the absence of Mayor Dan Dickey, council members approved his appointment of Davis as mayor pro tem.

➜ The council approved a lease with Zach Bunting of rural Gibson City to farm 29 acres at Jordan Industrial Park. Bunting will pay the city $255 per acre for each year of the three-year contract.

➜ The council learned that the sale of a city-owned 1998 Chevrolet 1500 truck with an attached snow plow will be re-advertised since no bids were received. There will be no minimum bid requirement, but the city reserves a right to refuse any bids it may deem too low.

➜ Council members voted to table a decision on two matters — the approval of the 2017-18 tax levy and the homeowner-requested removal of a tree at 412 E. Third St. Davis said Alderman Doug Parsons had spoken with the homeowner and, due to his absence, the matter should be tabled. Alderman Dennis Pardick said he had talked with Tom Barrow and also believes the matter needs more discussion.

➜ Citizens were urged to pile leaves they want city workers to take away in a neat pile that is near the curb but not in the street. Alderman Randy Wyant said city workers have been forced to rake leaves into piles before being able to vacuum them, which is delaying pickup schedules.

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