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
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.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 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
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
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
Several talented student writers from the Knox Community School Corporation will get a chance to play a part in the Peppermint Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony thanks to their impressive essays about what Christmas means to them.
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok recognized the participating 4th, 5th and 6th-grade students at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, stating that all the kids did a great job with their essays. Continue reading
The Knox Board of Works members considered a request from residents at 205 S Main Street when they met this week.
Mayor Dennis Explained that the homeowners were seeking permission to place a dumpster in the road in front of their home as they complete some roof work. He explained, “They absolutely have no room in their yard to put a dumpster and they can’t put it in the alley because of the garbage and all that.” 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
The City of Knox was awarded $346,138.07 in the most recent round of INDOT’s Community Crossings Matching Grant Program.
When City Council members met earlier this month, Mayor Dennis Estok indicated they were fortunate to be a recipient this year since about 444 communities applied and only 283 were awarded funds. Continue reading
Every day, people all over the world recycle plastic, paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, and glass. Not only can these items be repurposed for future use but the practice of recycling helps reduce our dependence on landfills.
However, if an item is wet or soiled with any kind of food, it cannot be recycled and it runs the risk of contaminating other items you hoped to recycle.
To help cut down on contaminants in local recyclables and to keep them from winding up in a landfill, Knox Mayor Dennis Estok has shared some vital information from Republic Services.
Representatives of the waste management company say to keep these three words in mind when recycling; empty, clean and dry. Continue reading
Employees who work for the City of Knox will see a 3 percent pay raise in 2019, following a decision made by city council members last week.
The 2019 Salary Ordinance was up for consideration during last Tuesday’s city council meeting. In addition to the raise, the ordinance had a few other changes as well. Continue reading
A concern about the amount of handicap parking spots near the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center was brought before Knox officials during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Continue reading