Monday is the Last Day to Sign-Up for Knox’s Holiday Decorating Contest

The final day to sign up for the Holiday Decorating Contest in the City of Knox will be Monday, December 10th.

In order to get signed up all you have to do is call the Mayor’s Office and provide your name and address, then you’ll be added to the list of homes that will be judged. You can call during business hours or leave a message with all necessary information on the Mayor’s voicemail.

There will be cash prizes awarded for the three best-decorated homes. Continue reading

The Knox Peppermint Parade has Been Rescheduled Due to Anticipated Inclement Weather

Due to the inclement weather that is anticipated for Saturday, December 1st, the Knox Peppermint Parade has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 15th.

Additionally, the deadline to sign-up for the parade has been extended. Participants now have until Wednesday, December 12th to submit their application. Click the following link to access the Peppermint Parade Application or visit the city’s official website, Continue reading

Knox Board of Works Approves Proposal to Have Water Towers Cleaned and Inspected

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The two elevated water towers in the City of Knox will be cleaned and inspected, following a decision made by Board of Works members Wednesday morning.

Water Department Representative Tim Vogelzang submitted a proposal to the members that called for the cleaning of the water tower located off of East Street and the one that’s in the Industrial Park. Vogelzang said this procedure is recommended every three years, and the towers are going on 5-years without it. Continue reading

Knox City Council Approves Golf Cart Exemption Request

Knox City Council members considered a golf-cart exemption request when they met Tuesday night.

The city’s golf-cart ordinance requires operators to hold a valid driver’s license. However, there is a provision that states individuals can appeal to the city council for an exception to the rule. A mother and her adult son came before council members this week to explain why they felt an exemption should be made. Continue reading

Knox City Council Extends Waste Management Contract

Knox City Council members considered extending the City’s garbage services contract with Waste Management when they met on Tuesday.

Public Sector Solutions Representative Melinda Antell came before the council to go over the proposed contract extension. She noted that initially she presented a five-year contract to Mayor Dennis Estok but he requested the shorter, three-year contract extension. Continue reading

Knox Fireworks and Family Fund Day Parade Applications Due by the End of This Month

Individuals interested in promoting their business, team, school or organization in this year’s Knox Independence Day Parade will need to have their application submitted by Friday, June 29th. Mayor Dennis Estok issued a reminder about the deadline when city council members met Tuesday night.

There is no entry fee to be a part of the parade. Individuals would just need to fill out the application with their contact information and relevant details and return the document to the Mayor’s Office before the end of business hours on the final Friday in June. No applications will be accepted after the deadline, with no exceptions. Continue reading

Public Vet’s Neuter Scooter to Return to Knox this Weekend

Due to the incredible success of the event that was held in April, Public Vet’s Neuter Scooter Mobile Clinic will be returning to the City of Knox.

The program provides an integral service that helps keep the feral cat population in check. Mayor Dennis Estok previously reported that more than 130 cats were registered for the last Neuter Scooter Mobile Clinic.

According to the organization’s website, the Neuter Scooter will be in Knox from Friday, June 15th until Monday, June 18th. As a reminder, the exact location of the mobile clinic is not revealed until online registration is completed. Continue reading

Serenity Gardens Mural Starts to Take Shape, Preliminary Drawing Presented to Knox Officials

Preliminary Sketch of Serenity Gardens Mural

When the Knox City Council members met at the end of May, they received the first glimpse of the proposed mural that will be painted on the wall behind Serenity Gardens downtown.

Initially, three local artists were going to collaborate on a design, however, two of the individuals decided not to pursue the project. Instead, Oregon-Davis Art Teacher Joe Eskridge will be working on the mural himself. Continue reading

Knox City Council Votes to Purchase Double-Sided Message Board

When Knox City Council members met last month, they decided to move forward with purchasing a new digital message board, after first discussing the matter back in March.

Initially, when the topic was presented by Mayor Dennis Estok, he said that the double-sided message board he found would be 4 foot by 8 foot and would cost around $35,000.

He explained that placing a sign at the city’s entrance could help promote various community events and share other important announcements with citizens as well as motorists passing through. Continue reading