Knox Officials to Hold Summer Events Planning Meeting Tonight

In the coming weeks, many people may start looking forward to the community events that better weather brings. However, without a dedicated team of volunteers, those fun opportunities would not be possible. 

In order to get an idea of who wants to lend a helping hand this summer, an events planning meeting will be held at 6 p.m. tonight in the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center.

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Applications and Assistance for Knox’s Owner-Occupied Housing Grant Available Tonight

Knox residents are reminded that tonight’s the night to learn more about the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program.

Tonight’s 6 o’clock meeting at the Nancy J. Dembowski Center will focus on this funding opportunity provided through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

IHCDA officials report that this is a way to help residents address home conditions that, if otherwise left unattended, would create an issue with the integrity of the home or become a detriment to the residents’ quality of life.

Applications for the program will only be available during this meeting.

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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.

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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