Spring leaf pick-up will be starting soon in the City of Knox.
The Mayor’s Office recently sent out a notice, announcing that the leaf pick-up will begin on April 2nd and run until April 6th. Pick-ups will take place again from April 30th through May 4th.
Branches and limbs will be picked up the Knox Street Department each Thursday.
Residents should place all leaves in front of their residence in a long row next to the curb on the street, not by the alley. Also be sure to clear any trash out of your piles so the vacuum will be able to pick up the leaves. Continue reading →
The Knox Street Department has gone through a lot of its salt supply to help clear roads this winter.
According Street Superintendent Jeff Borg, the city has experienced 12 snow events that have amounted to 26 inches of snow. That statistic is from Dec. 9, 2017 to today. As a result, 70 tons of the 100 tons of road salt was used to help clear roads as contracted from the State of Indiana cooperative. The city can purchase up to 120 tons as part of the agreement.
The City of Knox was recently awarded $455,559.61 in Community Crossings grant funds. Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told the Knox Board of Public Works members on Wednesday morning that the city’s match is $151,853.17 which will complete four priority projects.
INDOT funds 75 percent of the projects to help with the purchase of materials for the projects. It is the goal of INDOT to help build and improve Indiana’s infrastructure.
Crews from the Knox Street Department will begin the 2017 asphalt overlay project this week, weather permitting.
Paving will take place on Washington Street from Sellers Avenue to the intersection at Lake Street. All of Danker Street, Pine Street, Jackson Street, and Brown Circle Drive will be paved. Fisher Street from Adams Street to Brown Circle Drive will also receive new asphalt.
The water line project on Brown Circle in Knox is complete. The water is on and active.
Three new fire hydrants were installed in the neighborhood and now the area has better fire protection. The fire departments will now be able to use those fire hydrants when needed for more adequate coverage.
The state is requiring the Knox Street Department and other municipal street departments to provide written reports of how the Motor Vehicle Highway (MVH) money is being spent within the department.
Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told the Knox Board of Public Works that there are six forms. Employee time allocation is required so each employee is including all tasks for this report whether it’s allocated toward streets or other tasks such as brush pickup days. A report on material and supplies will also be submitted. That report includes the limestone for alleys, road shoulders, asphalt patch, crack sealing material, and more. Equipment operating expenses such as fuel, oils, filters, batteries and tires will also be recorded.
The City of Knox will be picking up leaves this week. Residents should place leaves in a long row in front of their residence. Do not put them in the alley, and do not bag them. Also be sure to keep trash out of leaf piles so they can be vacuumed up. Continue reading →
Fall leaf pickup for the city of Knox will begin on Monday. Residents are asked to place leaves in front of their residence on the curb on the street in a long row. Do not place them in the alley, and do not bag them, as garbage collectors will not pick up leaves. Also keep trash out of leaf piles so they can be vacuumed. Continue reading →
The City of Knox used one-time money from the state to pave additional streets this year. Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told the Board of Works on Wednesday they used $74,000 in Community Crossings grant funds along with the $54,100 in local money budgeted for street paving to have Rieth-Reilly Construction Co., Inc. do the work and said he’s happy with the finished product. Continue reading →
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok reports that progress continues on the demolition of the blighted house at 108 Allen Drive that the city recently acquired. The Knox Street Department has been working since Monday to tear down the structure on the property. The city hopes to have the work completed within the next week. Photos provided.
The Knox Street Department will pick up leaves next week. They should be placed along the curb in front of your residence in a long row. Do not put them in the alley, and do not bag them. Garbage contractors will not pick up bagged leaves. Trash should also be kept out of leaf piles so they can easily be vacuumed up. Continue reading →
The first round of spring leaf pickup for the city of Knox starts today and continues through Friday. Leaves should be placed along the curb in front of your residence in a long row. Do not put them in the alley, and do not bag them. Garbage contractors will not pick up bagged leaves. Trash should also be kept out of leaf piles so they can easily be vacuumed up. Continue reading →
The City of Knox is preparing for spring leaf pickup. It will take place April 4th through the 8th and again from May 2nd through the 6th. Residents should place leaves in a long row next to the curb. Do not put them in the alley. Also, keep trash out of the leaf piles so the vacuum can pick them up. Continue reading →
The railroad crossing pavement markings within the Knox city limits will be repainted this spring. Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told the board of works this week the city got a $6,800 grant from INDOT to redo them. Continue reading →
The recent snowfall was no match for the new City of Knox plow truck. Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told the board of works last week it handled well and was able to plow the streets without any mechanical problems. Continue reading →
The Knox Street Department wasted no time in adding a 10-foot alley between Portland and Bower Streets. The city council approved the project Tuesday night, and street superintendent Jeff Borg and his crew did the work on Thursday. Continue reading →