Citizens Encouraged to Attend Public Hearing Over Knox Parks 5-Year Master Plan Tonight

A public hearing over the Knox Parks 5-Year Master Plan will be held tonight at 6 p.m. in City Hall.

The draft plan had to be submitted to the DNR by January 15th in order for the city to be eligible for potential funding for proposed park plans. Mayor Dennis Estok reported that it was turned in on time and it will be discussed during the hearing tonight.

Additionally, Troyer Group representative will discuss the results from the online survey that was conducted. Mayor Estok mentioned that more than 250 surveys were received.

In the survey, individuals were asked to answer questions about Wythogan Park, Sandy Acres and Heritage Park. During the initial public hearing, the possibility of putting in a new park was also considered.

Citizens are invited to attend the public hearing, in order to provide any feedback that will assist the Troyer Group with creating a final version of the plan that will suit the community’s needs. It will also be interesting to see if recent flood conditions will have any impact the proposed park plan.

The Knox Park Board will hold their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. after the public hearing concludes.