Representatives from the Indiana Public Employers’ Plan (IPEP) visited the City of Knox Tuesday morning to deliver a check to city officials.Continue reading
Crews worked to rescue a man from a grain bin at the Starke County Co-Op in Brems this morning and afternoon (1/14).
The Knox-Center Township Fire Department was dispatched to the business around 10:50 a.m.Continue reading
The Knox-Center Township Fire Department will have a handful of firefighters stationed in town in anticipation for this weekend’s snowfall.Continue reading
Knox Board of Works members approved a bid from the fire apparatus manufacturer Toyne, Inc when they met Wednesday morning.
Toyne was the only company to submit a bid on time and their proposal listed a cost of $579,334.71 for an available pumper truck. The bid came in about $20,665 less than the expected price of $600,000. Continue reading
Knox City Council moved one step closer to acquiring a new fire truck for the Knox-Center Township Fire Department when they met Tuesday evening.
Two ordinances related to the 2018 General Obligation Bonds that will be required for the fire truck purchase were passed on first reading.
The first ordinance authorizes the sale of the bonds while the second one permits the funds to be appropriated once the truck is ready to be purchased. Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston explained that the ordinances will need to be advertised before they can be passed on final reading. Continue reading
The Knox City Council members voted unanimously to move forward with the purchase of a pumper truck for the Knox-Center Township Fire Department.
With the motion, members also permitted city officials to communicate with Umbaugh about obtaining a bond for the purchase of the fire truck. Mayor Dennis Estok said that Shawn Cain from KIRPC informed him that no grants are available at this time, so financing for this purchase will come the bond. Continue reading
At Tuesday night’s Knox City Council meeting, members heard a presentation about obtaining a bond to purchase a new fire truck. Fire Chief Kenny Pfost told council members that the vehicle they’re looking to replace is a pumper truck that is nearly 30 years old.
John Julien from Umbaugh provided the presentation and stated that the projected cost of the truck is approximately $600,000 and Umbaugh’s service charge would come in at about $50,000. Continue reading
Knox City Council members amended their meeting agenda Tuesday night, in order include Fire Chief Kenny Pfost’s annual report.
Pfost explained that the fire department’s year ran from December 1st of 2016 through November 30th of this year. He said there was a total of 256 calls which was up 60 runs from last year. He stated that 133 of those were medical-related, resulting in 28 more medical calls than the previous year. Continue reading
The City of Knox will soon have a couple of new fire hydrants. Water Superintendent Todd Gardner met recently with Knox-Center Township Fire Chief Kenny Pfost to discuss the placement of hydrants on Prettyman Street. Continue reading
Knox officials are still collecting income surveys from city residents in an effort to proceed with a state grant application. They’re applying for funds from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs to add on to the south side fire station. The grant application requires an income survey be done as part of the process. Continue reading