by Doug Hanson
It’s budget time and the Gibbon City Council reviewed a couple of items that could affect the 2023 city budget.
The first was replacing its 1996 payloader with 6,000 hours. Public Works Supervisor Jason Rettig mentioned it might be a good time to purchase a new payloader. The retail price of a John Deere 444P payloader from RDO Equipment in North Mankato equipped to Gibbon’s needs was $280,000, with the State Bid System the cost to a city was $179,714. RDO would also give the City $24,500 for the City’s payloader, making the final price $155,214. The City discussed trying to sell their payloader after hearing that RDO would list it at $40,000.
For the entire story, check out the August 10 issue of the Winthrop News.