Knox City Council to Consider Budget Cuts

 The Knox City Council members are expected to act on a recommendation by the clerk-treasurer on cuts that are to be considered due to the circuit breaker law.

Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston explained that caps have been placed on the amount of property taxes residents are required to pay which means less money into the city’s budget. Houston said $261,000 needs to be cut, and every department has made those cuts. Those cuts will be presented in a resolution tonight for the council’s approval.

The amount to be cut is about 18.36 percent of the budget, according to Houston.

The city council will also consider a funding request from Community Services of Starke County. A request to use the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center will also be considered.

Tonight’s city council meeting begins at 7 p.m. CT at Knox City Hall.