The Knox City Council had to change the way it compensates for the circuit breaker tax credit in the city’s budget.
Upgrades to the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center will now include window repairs. Knox Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston told the city council Tuesday that seal plates will have to be replaced on four to six windows. Continue reading
The Knox City Council has a light agenda for tonight’s meeting. No specific discussion or action items are listed, other than the usual reports from Mayor Dennis Estok and Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston.
The City of Knox is looking to crack down on illegal dumping. The city council approved an ordinance Tuesday that bans people who live outside the city limits from bringing their trash into the city for collection. It also raises fines to $150 for the first offense and $500 for all subsequent violations.
A road at the south end of the Knox City Limits has a new name. Last summer the city used Community Crossings grant money to connect 150 South between Roosevelt Road and South Heaton Street. During a dedication ceremony yesterday, Mayor Dennis Estok told the crowd of veterans, family members and city officials the former county road needed a new name. Continue reading
Knox officials continue to voice their opposition to proposed cuts to rural water funding through the USDA. Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston, along with representatives from the city’s water and wastewater departments, recently met with staff from U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski’s office. Continue reading
The Knox City Council has approved some budget reductions to compensate for the circuit breaker credit. Continue reading
The City of Knox and other rural communities stand to lose a significant source of revenue under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. It eliminates the USDA water and wastewater loan and grant program and shifts federal funding to the EPA state revolving loan fund. Continue reading
The City of Knox has set the annual spring cleanup dates. Dumpsters will be provided behind city hall May 19, 20 and 21st for residents to dispose of household items. Continue reading
Knox residents will soon see a slight increase in their tax bills after the city council voted last week to reestablish a cumulative capital development fund. Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston explained the city collected such a tax until recently. The rate goes down over time and is at zero again, so the fund had to be reestablished. Continue reading
The combination of year-end holidays and end-of-the-month billing could result in a slight delay for Knox residents receiving their utility bills. Continue reading
The Knox City Council formally adopted the 2017 budget during a brief meeting last night. Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston says it’s pretty straightforward. Continue reading
The Knox City Council is scheduled to adopt the 2017 budget proposal when they meet this evening. During last month’s public hearing, Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston described it as “pretty straightforward.” Continue reading
The City of Knox is taking suggestions to for a new street name. One of the Community Crossings grant-funded projects will extend 150 South from South Heaton Street next to Sandy Acres Park to Roosevelt Road just past the Knox bus barn.
Knox Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston last week suggested the city come up with a street name for the road rather than continuing to refer to it as 150 South. Continue reading
The Knox City Council conducted a public hearing on the proposed 2017 budget with no fanfare during their Tuesday night meeting. Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston says it’s pretty straightforward. Continue reading
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok says the city got tremendous bang for its buck from July’s Fun Day in the Park and downtown fireworks display.
“It was a lot cleaner, a lot more organized, and we just drew a lot more people into townI ,” Estok said during Monday’s town hall meeting with residents. “I met a couple guys from Rensselaer that were playing cornhole. Not in the tournament, but they were there, and they loved every bit of it. So they’re going to tell their friends you can go to Knox and have a good time.” Continue reading
The Knox City Council will conduct a budget work session prior to their Aug. 23rd meeting. They’re also scheduled to adopt the 2017 salary ordinance on third reading that evening. It passed unanimously on second reading Tuesday night. Continue reading
The Knox City Police Department has funds lined up to buy a patrol vehicle for their K-9 officer. Mayor Dennis Estok says the Chevrolet Tahoe to accommodate the dog and equipment carries a price tag of about $40,000. Last week the Knox Redevelopment Commission pledged $20,000 from the Tax Increment Financing account toward the purchase. The council’s share of the money will come from the city’s share of riverboat gambling proceeds and the Economic Development Income Tax fund. Continue reading