Knox Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told the Knox Board of Public Works that the department is gearing up for the winter season. While they are still continuing with leaf and brush pick-up, they are getting the trucks ready to plow snow. The salt supply is good and the staff is making sure the plows are properly maintained to tackle what the winter season has to offer.
Wastewater Superintendent Kelly Clemons asked the board to approve a quote to remove ten trees from around the equipment at the wastewater plant. The lowest quote came in from the same company that assisted in the clean-up in Wythogan Park after a wind storm wreaked havoc in the park last year. The quote was for $8,500.
Clemons explained that branches from the trees fall into the ponds and they have to be removed or they will tear up the equipment. That job isn’t always easy and it would be in the best interest to remove the trees.
The board approved the request pending the review of funds for the project by Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston.