The next phase of the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program in the City of Knox will get started soon.
When City Council members met on Tuesday, Clerk-Treasurer
Jeff Houston reminded them that a $195,000 Community Development Block Grant
was received from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.
The Starke County Republican Party has
new leadership. Dave Kesvormas was formally selected as the party
chair during a caucus Tuesday, following the resignation of Brenda
Stanojevic. Kesvormas says he was the only one to express interest in
The Starke County Clerk’s Office is working to address some perception issues, stemming from the fact that the county’s election clerk is also on next month’s ballot. Colleen Hodge is one of two Democrats running for Knox clerk-treasurer.
With less than a week left for
candidates to file to run in the May primary, many incumbents remain
unopposed. As of Friday afternoon, the only local contested race was
for Knox clerk-treasurer. Colleen Hodge and Cyndi Mann-Kidder are
vying for the Democratic Party nomination, according to the Starke
County Clerk’s Office. Incumbent Jeff Houston is not seeking another
Three Democrats filed to run for office
in the City of Knox on the first day of filing Wednesday. Mayor
Dennis Estok and District 3 City Council Member Jeff V. Berg both
filed for reelection, according to the Starke County Clerk’s Office,
while Colleen A. Hodge filed to run for clerk-treasurer. Incumbent
Jeff Houston is not seeking another term.
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 →
During his report at Tuesday’s Knox City Council meeting, Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston discussed some internal controls training that’s required annually.
Houston explained, “This is where people working for the city are watching to make sure that there isn’t any kind of waste, fraud or abuse going on, that the accounting is being done correctly, that things aren’t being stolen or anything like that. The state has some training, it’s about 30 minutes, you watch a film.” Continue reading →