Knox Council Members to Discuss Proposed Acquisition of Gateway Property


Two members of the Knox City Council agreed to be on a committee to discuss the proposed acquisition of the Gateway property.

Discussions were held previously to enter into an agreement to transfer title of land and improvements of the Gateway property to the city of Knox. The property includes the depot, the watchman’s tower, the Nickel Plate signal tower and tracks. The depot is home to the Starke County Visitor’s Center and Starke County Chamber of Commerce. A house on West Water Street would also be part of the agreement.

Jim Shilling has revived the discussion and councilmen Jeff Berg and Greg Matt have agreed to be on a committee to continue discussions on the trustee’s deed transfer.

The committee will meet in the first week of July to go over the details.