Gibson City Council meeting lasts just seven minutes

GIBSON CITY — The city council’s final meeting for 2011 lasted just seven minutes.

Due to the Christmas holiday, the council’s regular bi-monthly meeting was held Tuesday rather than Monday night. Councilman Dennis Pardick served as mayor in the absence of Mayor Dan Dickey. Attorney Marc Miller also was absent.

Council members only approved paying regular bills and accepted a donation from the annual Greyhound Festival.

Councilman and festival co-organizer John Carlson presented checks to two city groups — $250 to the park department and $250 to the police department — as donations for their assistance with the fourth annual Greyhound Festival held in July.

The event’s co-organizer is Carlson’s sister and Gibson City Clerk Carla Moxley. The festival is named for the former mascot of the local high school prior to its consolidation with the Melvin-Sibley school district in 1993. Next year’s Greyhound festival will be Saturday, July 21.

Superintendent Randy Stauffer reported the city’s water system filters have been completely rebuilt and water samples have been sent for analysis. Stauffer said the upgraded filters mean the water quality already is “a lot better.”

With Tuesday’s first snowfall of the season, Stauffer also reminded citizens that snow routes on city streets will be in effect when accumulation exceeds three inches.

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