Knox City Council members considered a grant administrator agreement with Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission on Tuesday night. KIRPC representative Shawn Cain told the council that the agreement would be to assist the city with the OCRA grant they recently received for the Knox Parks 5-Year Master Plan.
Cain said the agreement would allow KIRPC reps to assist the clerk-treasurer with reports and claims and they’d also be available to answer any questions that the council members may have in the future. Cain added that there is a $2,000 charge for their services.
The KIRPC agreement received unanimous council approval from all members in attendance.
Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston mentioned that a total of $19,300 was awarded through the OCRA Grant. With the fee taken out for assistance from KIRPC, $17,300 remains for proposed park projects.