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Gibbon Council continues to fine tune public library’s operation

by Doug Hanson
At its February monthly meeting, the Gibbon City Council discussed library policies. One policy dealt with the public’s view for library material and if someone requests that certain materials be removed.
The procedure to handle a community members objection to an item had been discussed by the Library Board. The Board present a form and a plan on how to proceed with the objection.
The City Council also discussed the library programming policy. The procedure now will be that registration for a special program will be first available to Gibbon residents and then opened to area residents.
Rhonda Buerkle of Generations Home Care Service alerted the City Administrator Dana Lietzau of an Age Friendly Communities Grant available. Unfortunately the deadline was just a couple day away when the city was informed. Lietzau and Public Works Director Jason Rettig prepared a quick grant application to install additional sidewalks in the city park to make it more handicapped accessible. This project qualified for the grant. The City will find out around April 12 if it will receive the money.
Rettig stated that the arrival of the new payloader has been delayed until the end of April. That led to a discussion on how to sell or trade in the current payloader. Soon the City will advertise the payloader for sale with the right to reject all offers. Rettig was also asked to check with RDO when they would need to know if the City is willing to accept RDO trade-in offer.
April Firle reported on the last RS Fiber meeting that she attended. She said that RS Fiber now has 3,466 subscribers and is averaging 18 new subscribers a month. Unfortunately RS’s debt loan has increased to a six percent interest rate. The City’s debt loan for this project has been fixed at two percent interest.
While concerned about the debt, Lietzau did state that in the end RS Fiber has done a lot for the school, city residents and students working at home.
Greg Hartmann reported that he has turned the organization of the downtown music project over to Justin Messner for his Eagle Scout project.

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