The Knox City Council this week heard an update on the water line installation project for the Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Detention Center at the intersection of State Road 8 and County 550 East in Knox. Mayor Rick Chambers told the council that Mark Milo Enterprises, the winning bidder for the project, was unable to start the work last week due to timing concerns with the holidays and a delay in the delivery of materials.
Chambers said Milo will now start next week on the project, and when the work begins, a water boil order will be issued for the homes affected in the area.
The council previously approved an easement agreement with Chuck and Dennis Estok to move forward with the water line project. The city of Knox will be responsible for the installation the water lines for the project that will extend to the property from Henry Drive.