If you’re interested in playing a part in any of the special events the City of Knox has planned in 2019, you’re in luck. Knox Mayor Dennis Estok announced on Tuesday that there is a need for volunteers for future events.Continue reading
Mayoral appointments were addressed during Tuesday night’s Knox City Council meeting.Continue reading
Knox City Council members amended the Salary Ordinance for 2019 in order to account for a new School Resource Officer position.Continue reading
The President Pro Tempore for the Knox City Council was selected Tuesday evening.
As a reminder, a “president pro tempore” serves as the representative for the council members and that individual would run the meeting if Mayor Estok is ever absent.Continue reading
Knox City Council members will discuss funding for a school resource officer when they meet tonight.Continue reading
Knox City Council members considered at a recommendation from the Planning Commission when they met for the final meeting of 2018.
Planning Administrator Kenny Pfost explained that the recommendation had to do specifically with those who have a residential property in an area that is zoned as agricultural or general commercial.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
During their final meeting of the year, Knox City Council members received an update over the City’s bonds.
Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston told the council that the process for the community center bond has been finalized.Continue reading
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok discussed the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program with city council members when they met last week.Continue reading
A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the City of Knox and the Starke County Economic Development Foundation was up for approval during Wednesday night’s city council meeting.Continue reading
Knox Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston announced that he will not be running for re-election when city council members met Wednesday night.
Houston explained that he plans to finish out his entire term but he won’t be entering as a candidate in the clerk-treasurer’s race next year. Continue reading
While reviewing the holiday schedule for 2019, Knox City Council members discussed the possibility of potentially leaving election days off of future schedules. Continue reading
The Knox Mayor’s Office extended their appreciation to everyone who participated in the city’s Holiday Decorating Contest and announced this year’s winners.
Carlson Drive was really feeling the Christmas Spirit, with the second and first place winners both residing there. Continue reading
With money remaining from the Blight Elimination Grant, Knox officials are looking for a few more eye sores to get rid of within the city limits.
In his report during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston stated that about $36,000 is left over from that grant.
Mayor Dennis Estok added that they can afford to eliminate two more structures and encouraged anyone who owns a blighted or abandoned building to contact his office as soon as possible. Continue reading
Knox City Council members considered an amendment to their existing water tap ordinance when they met Tuesday night. Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston informed council members that the ordinance presented was a combination of a few different documents. Continue reading
A resolution authorizing a grant to be submitted to the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority was approved by Knox City Council members Tuesday night.
Mayor Dennis Estok explained that officials will be applying for an owner-occupied housing rehabilitation grant that is geared toward helping low and moderate income individuals as well as those with disabilities.
Mayor Estok indicated that the funding would help offset the cost of various rehabilitation projects including those that have to do with electricity, plumbing or roof work. Continue reading
The 2019 Holiday Schedule for Knox City employees that was approved by the Board of Works back in November will come before the City Council for final approval tonight. Members are also expected to set their meeting schedule for next year. Continue reading
Knox Police Chief Harold Smith asked city council members to review the city’s no parking fines when members met Tuesday night.
Chief Smith mentioned that the fine is currently set at $5 and that doesn’t seem to dissuade people from parking in prohibited areas. Continue reading
One perk to the sun setting sooner around this time of year is having more time to appreciate all the vibrant decorations. In order to give Knox residents a chance to show off their Christmas spirit, officials are hosting a holiday decorating contest.
If you’d like to have your address added to the list of competing houses you must notify the Mayor’s Office by Monday, December 10th. Continue reading