Knox Council to Join KIRPC in Seeking Brownfield Grant

Knox City Council
Knox City Council

The Knox City Council this week approved a motion to join the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission in applying for a Brownfield grant. KIRPC requested the city join them in applying at no cost to the city, and with no effect on the city’s grant pool.

Councilman Jeff Berg said he is in favor of the idea, saying it’s “all about going green.” He motioned for approval and the motion passed unanimously.

Mayor Rick Chambers also told the council that they will need to set a date soon for the city cleanup days and the document shredding service. He said he will get an estimated cost for the cleanup and shredding and return to the council to set a date.

Also, Chambers said the street department’s salt supplies are still in good shape, and while they’ve had some equipment breakdown issues, they’re still in working order. He said the department is also doing good in terms of overtime.