Knox City Police Chief Harold Smith told the Board of Works members last week that several officers are experiencing medical issues which has plagued the department.Continue reading
The Knox Board of Works has agreed to drop the fines against the owner of 253 West Locust Drive. The property had racked up a total of $900 in fines, due to a number of vehicles and clutter in the yard.Continue reading
The Knox Board of Works is taking steps to get the owner of 6 North Pearl Street to finish repairs.Continue reading
The years-long discussion on a house at 6 North Pearl Street continues this morning with a public hearing before the Knox Board of Works. The board had called for its demolition back in 2016 but later agreed to let the owner try to fix the structural issues.Continue reading
Knox Director of Building and Code Compliance Kenny Pfost recently discussed a property located at 504 E. Culver Road with Board of Works members.Continue reading
A trial date over a Downtown Knox building has been pushed back to October. The city ordered the owner of 1 & 3 North Main Street to make repairs back in 2017, but decided to take him to court after little progress was made. A bench trial had been scheduled for August 12, but City Attorney Autumn Ferch told the board of works Wednesday that it was moved.Continue reading
Residents in the City of Knox not complying with codes pertaining to the upkeep of vegetation are receiving ordinance violations.Continue reading
Knox Board of Works members were informed about the work that’s being done to address code violations at 1&3 N. Main Street when they met last Wednesday.Continue reading
The Knox Board of Public Works will meet today where a public hearing is scheduled for the property at 1 and 3 N. Main Street.
The board members took action in October to enforce unsafe building violations at that location. Mayor Dennis Estok said the Main Street property owner was previously told to replace glass in the storefront and respond to other violations within the building and it wasn’t done within the timeframe given.
The Knox Board of Public Works took action this week to enforce unsafe building violations on a downtown building.
The owner of 1 N. Main Street and 3 N. Main Street was previously told to replace glass from a broken window at the storefront at that location and it is currently boarded shut. Knox Mayor Dennis Estok said that the owner has had plenty of time to make the proper changes. He was given 45 days to make repairs on several violations within the buildings and Estok said nothing has been done with only a handful of days left on the time frame allowed for repairs. Continue reading
The Knox Board of Public Works will discuss enforcement actions on three pieces of property when they meet this morning.
Knox Director of Building, Planning and Code Compliance Kenny Pfost revoked a permit at 325 Carlson Drive and the board members will have information pertaining to the issue of the construction of a steel carport on the property this morning. Enforcement action at 1 N. Main Street and 3 N. Main Street will also be reviewed.
The Knox Board of Public Works received updates on two blighted structures in the city limits.
Jack Fogarty owns the property at 301 S. Shield St. and has tried to refinance with no success and he explained that his financial situation doesn’t support the updates. He understands that the property needs a new roof, exterior work and interior work. He just asked the board for one thing.
The Knox Board of Public Works will meet this morning where the members will receive information on the cleanup or renovation efforts at 301 N. Shield Street and 6 N. Pearl Street.
The board heard from Lucia Valladares during their last meeting in August where she discussed the progress on renovation efforts on the home at 6 N. Pearl Street. She said she would be hiring a business to help with the demolition portion of the proposed project. She plans on focusing on the exterior part of the building this year. Her plan is to demolish two side additions and the back porch, reinforce the foundation, put up siding, replace the roof and construct a new addition. She anticipates the exterior work to be complete by winter.
The Knox Board of Public Works and Safety heard from homeowner Lucia Valladares on the progress on renovation efforts on the home at 6 N. Pearl Street.
Valladares said she was involved in a motor vehicle accident and hasn’t been able to get any work done on the property. She plans to focus on the exterior part of the building yet this year. Her plan is to demolish two side additions and the back porch, reinforce the foundation, put up siding, replace the roof, and construct a new addition.
The City of Knox is adding another house to its blight elimination effort. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council Tuesday the owner of 202 North Pearl Street has agreed to sell the home to the city for eventual demolition. Continue reading
The members of the Knox Board of Public Works received an update on the rehabilitation of the property at 6 N. Pearl Street.
Knox Director of Building, Planning and Code Compliance Kenny Pfost said the owner, Lucia Valladares, was in a car accident and has not been able to complete any work. Pfost reported that she is looking for a vehicle capable of towing a trailer in order to aid her work on the dilapidated structure.
Renovation plans were previously approved by the board. Pfost said an engineer’s report on the foundation found that only a few repairs need to be made in order to move forward with work. Continue reading