Falcons logo approved for Gibson City water tower

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council members approved spending up to $6,500 to paint a Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School Falcons logo on the city’s north water tower as part of a water-tower repainting project approved earlier.

Initially estimated to cost $14,000, the logo will be painted on the northeast side of the tower, facing the high school’s football field. City Superintendent Randy Stauffer said the logo would be identical to the one used by GCMS sports teams and would be painted in black with a red outline.

While council members thought about contacting school district officials to share the cost of the logo when it was initially proposed, Mayor Dan Dickey said that no one looked into doing so.

Alderman Randy Wyant said he was against the idea of the city paying for the logo at first, but he thought it would be a nice gesture to the community.

“I wasn’t in favor of it initially due to the $14,000 estimate,” Wyant said. “But the more I thought about it, it seemed like the right idea. The community is very supportive of the school district, so I thought it would be a nice gesture to the community.”

Both of the city’s two water towers are being repainted for the first time since 2001. The larger north tower will have a red and white scheme, while the smaller south tower by the Alamo Group plant will retain its current colors, along with the company’s logo.
 

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