Knox Officials Eyeing Community Center Updates

The Knox City Council will soon consider major renovations to the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council Tuesday the building is nearly 20 years old and needs quite a bit of work.

The air conditioning needs to be replaced before warm weather arrives. The building also needs a new roof and new carpeting.

Estok plans to invite John Julian from accounting firm Umbaugh and Associates to the March 27 Knox City Council meeting to discuss financing options for the upgrades, which will carry an estimated $250,000 price tag.

Estok notes the building will be paid for in 2019 and says the city may benefit by extending the payment a few years and making the necessary repairs. The mayor has also asked Walkerton-based Territorial Engineering for advice as to what type of HVAC system is best for the community center.