Several public hearings were held during yesterday’s meeting of the Knox City Council for a number of proposed ordinances.
The first public hearing held was in regards to the reestablishment of the cumulative capital fund, something Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston says they tried several years ago but it was never passed. No public comment was heard, and a motion was made to approve the ordinance on the first reading. This motion was passed, and another motion was made and approved to suspend the rules. Finally, a motion was made to approve the ordinance on its second and third readings, which was passed.
The second public hearing was in regards to the proposed ordinance that would establish a storm water fee of $1 the first year and $2 next year. No public comment was heard, and a motion was made and approved to pass the ordinance on its first reading.
Three salary ordinances were also read and approved, increasing the salary of appointed and elected employees, and employees of the clerk-treasurer’s office, by three percent.