Knox City Council Members Sign Annual Nepotism Contracts

Nepotism contracts were passed out and signed during Tuesday night’s Knox City Council meeting.

Nepotism contracts are signed to prevent any potential conflicts-of-interest from occurring within a municipality. Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston informed the council members that during a meeting he recently attended, he was advised to include this on the agenda even though it is an annual procedure.

Houston said there was one document that was passed out and signed to all the present council members. He added that since Councilman Don Kring recently completed some work for the city police department, there was another document only needed his signature.

The Clerk-Treasurer explained that since they occasionally utilize Councilman Kring for minor work on certain projects, he had him sign a blanket contract that will be applicable for the remainder of the year.

According to Houston, a copy of the documents will be filed with the Mayor’s Office and said he will keep a version of each contract as well.