Knox Board of Works Waives Fees for Habitat for Humanity Project

This vacant lot at the corner of Prettyman and Delaware Streets in Knox will be the site of the next Starke-Pulaski Habitat for Humanity house.

Starke-Pulaski Habitat for Humanity officials hope to break ground on their home site in Knox within the next month. Knox Mayor Dennis Estok wants to schedule a formal groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the start of the project. This is the first of what he hopes will be several Habitat homes constructed in Knox. Continue reading

Deadline Looms for Knox Property Owner

The owner of a dilapidated house in downtown Knox will present final renovation plans to the Knox Board of Works when they meet tomorrow morning. Lucia Valladares will also provide an update on the property cleanup at 6 N. Pearl Street. She told the board at their March meeting it would take between three and four weeks. Continue reading

Knox Set to Proceed with Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement Funding

The City of Knox is ready to apply for a federal grant and loan to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant.

Much of the infrastructure is more than 20 years old and no longer runs efficiently. At a minimum the city is looking at upgrades to the headworks to better deal with grit removal and screening. The necessary equipment carries an estimated cost of $500,000, according to a study done last year for the city. Improvements to the aeration side of the plant are also proposed. Continue reading

Knox Council Approves 2017 Schedule

CalendarThe Knox City Council approved various schedules for 2017 during Tuesday’s meeting. Next year’s holiday schedule calls for two fewer days off for city employees. Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston said that while Election Day has traditionally been a holiday for the city, the fact that no elections are scheduled next year means employees will be required to work those two days. Continue reading

Knox Wraps Up Street Paving, Prepares for Larger Road Projects

 The City of Knox used one-time money from the state to pave additional streets this year. Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told the Board of Works on Wednesday they used $74,000 in Community Crossings grant funds along with the $54,100 in local money budgeted for street paving to have Rieth-Reilly Construction Co., Inc. do the work and said he’s happy with the finished product. Continue reading