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Hydrant Flushing

This is Jim Killian with the Gibson City Public Works Department with an important message for Gibson City residents.

At 11 PM on Sunday,October 23,2016, workers will begin the process of flushing water mains.

The goal of this exercise is to remove naturally-occurring  rust and sediment from the water distribution system.

Workers will begin on the northwest quarter of town, then to the northeast, on to the southeast, and concluding with the southwest quarter of town and the industrial park.

An unavoidable consequence of this process is that residents may notice water discoloration.  This condition is temporary, and will clear up within a few hours.

The water is safe for cooking and cleaning; however, residents are advised to avoid doing laundry if rust is noticeable in the water—especially white, light, and bright-colored garments and articles.

This water main flushing project should conclude within 14 to21 days.

The Gibson City Public Works Department regrets any inconvenience.

Gibson City Fright Night

businesstrickortreatCostume Contest

October 25,2016   5-7 pm

In the event of bad weather the Costume contest will be moved to the grade school

Trick or Treat

 October 31,2016   Trick or Treat
  Hours 5pm-8pm

2016 Holiday Parade

Downtown Gibson City is your "Home for the Holidays" for the 22nd annual Lighted Holiday Parade! On Saturday, November 19th  2016

Downtown Events & Vendors start at 4pm

Parade starts at 6:30pm

Rotary Ball Fundraiser

will be held at Sandtrap on
March 25, 2017


Current Bidding Projects






City of Gibson Leaf Pick Up Policy for 2016


  1. Only leaves will be accepted for removal.

  2. If leaf piles are contaminated with any material other than leaves, it will be passed over and left to homeowner/resident for removal. (We unload leaf material on farm ground therefore there cannot be materials other than leaves in the piles.)

  3. Piles are to be in a straight line as close to the road as possible, without being in the road.

  4. Piles are to be no more than four feet wide.

  5. Leaf piles in ditches will not be removed as this causes a safety issue. (Tripping, ankle turning, injuries to joints.)

  6. Piles of mulched material will not be accepted. This type of material clogs the machine causing a safety concern, as well as elevated maintenance costs. (Leaving mulched material on your turf provides free organic material and nitrogen which is beneficial for turf.)

  7. Do not pile leaves over rocky areas or allow rocks to infiltrate the leaf piles. (The leaf vac machine creates a lot of force from a large impeller causing rocks and landscape material to become high speed projectile.)

  8. Material from the homeowners/residents property (i.e. trimmings from shrubs, waste from flower gardens) should not be put in leaf piles.


    Operating and maintaining the leaf vac equipment, coupled with labor costs, is very expensive. Please help and do your part to keep expenses down and safety a top priority.

Wastewater Operator


The City of Gibson (pop. 3407) is seeking an experienced Wastewater Operator. Duties include mechanical, electrical and grounds maintenance, clarifiers and screen maintenance and cleaning, hauling of liquid bio-solids to farm ground, lab work and record keeping,.  Wastewater certification is a plus.  A Class II certification is required by IEPA to operate the facility.  Must have or be able to attain CDL license with six months of employment and must be willing to relocate to within City limits within one year of employment. City offers an excellent benefit package.


To apply you may contact Randy Stauffer (City Superintendent) at (217) 784-4388 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send your resume to: City of Gibson, PO Box 545, Gibson City, IL 60936-0545



Villas of Holly Brook Assisted Living
For information visit or call 217-727-1082

For Villas of Holly Brook Employment Applications go to 1400 N Melvin Gibson City



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