Candidates wishing to file for office for this year’s Municipal Election cycle can do so in the county clerk’s office in Starke County and Pulaski County today.Continue reading
The City of Knox will receive some assistance with delinquent accounts, following a decision made by City Council members last week.
When members met last Wednesday, they permitted Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston and Mayor Dennis Estok to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Local Government Clearing house.Continue reading
Community members can expect a fun-fueled time in the City of Knox, with the Peppermint Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony scheduled for today!
Participants can begin lining up at 3 p.m. at the Knox Elementary School and the Peppermint Parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. Continue reading
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
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, cityofknox.net. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners discussed a resolution last week that completed the tax sale of a property in the City of Knox.
Several property owners in the City of Knox have been issued citations for having tall grass and excessive garbage on their properties.
The Starke County Commissioners will meet tonight.
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 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 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
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
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
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
When the Knox City Council met last week, Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston alerted members about a major change to the city’s insurance policy.
Houston stated, “This coming year, May of 2018 to 2019, we’re going to save a total of $13,552.” Continue reading
The four projects for this year’s Community Crossings projects in Knox are complete.
Quotes will be obtained to replace the curb along the west side of the Starke County Annex No. 2 building on Pearl Street in Knox.
The official website for the City of Knox has a brand new design.
At Thursday night’s city council meeting, Mayor Dennis Estok announced that the new website is up and running. Continue reading
The Knox Mayor’s Office issued a reminder that “ Spring Clean-Up Dumpster Days” will be held this weekend.
Residents can drop items off from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19th and Sunday May 20th. The dumpsters will be located in Wythogan Park, at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the rear of the park.
This event is restricted to residents who live within the city limits only. Continue reading