Knox Board of Public Works Discusses Towing Regulations

Knox Mayor Rick Chambers

The Knox Board of Public works this week discussed the city’s towing regulations, which Mayor Rick Chambers noted have not been updated since 2008.

The towing regulations provide rules and policies for towing companies that perform tows for the city of Knox, such as insurance requirements, response time deadlines, and other requirements regarding equipment. Chambers explained the board wants to review the regulations and ensure they are still acceptable before renewing them in an effort to keep them up-to-date and prevent them from becoming stale.

However, Chambers said that the city is in a bit of a bind, as one policy in the regulations states that the city will only use towing companies located in the city limits, but no towing companies currently claim Knox as their home. Previously, Chambers said the city had used two companies, Buzz’s Towing and Howard’s Towing, but they began using a third company when the other two were otherwise occupied: Coffin’s Towing.

Unfortunately, none of those companies have a business established within city limits, so Chambers said they will have to fine-tune that regulation. No decisions or changes were made at the meeting this week, and the board will likely review the regulations at their next meeting.