Knox Council to Consider Ordinance Changes Tonight

City_of_Knox_LogoThe Knox City Council will consider a few ordinance amendments when they meet this evening. The first proposal would increase the fee for truck route violations from $50 per occurrence to $150.

The goal is to discourage over-the-road truck drivers from using Culver Road to access the Knox Industrial Park from U.S. 35. The city’s truck route uses State Road 8 to 300 East/Klockner Drive to access the industrial park. The Starke County Economic Development Foundation is working with a strategic planner to add the truck route to the GPS systems used by truck drivers, but that process will take some time to finalize.

The second proposed ordinance would require residents operating golf carts within the city limits to register them. Police Chief Harold Smith suggested the change in the name of public safety, as golf carts would be subject to annual inspections, and owners would have to pay an annual fee. Operators are already required to maintain liability insurance and hold a valid driver’s license.

Tonight’s Knox City Council meeting starts at 7 p.m. at city hall.