Knox Council Agrees to Establish Alley

AlleyThe City of Knox will formally establish an alley between Portland and Bower Streets. The lane between 709 and 801 Bower has been an unofficial cut-through for several years but is not maintained by the city. Steve Dodge owns the property at 801 Bower and asked the city to turn the adjacent pathway into a street. City officials looked at the site and agreed to grade, level and lay gravel to establish a 10 foot alley. Brush that hugs a fence on the south side will be cleared so several large oak trees on the north side will not need to be removed. Dodge plans to build a fence on his property as soon as possible now that the matter is resolved. Once that is done, the city will establish the alley.