City of Knox Leaf Pick-Up Starts Monday

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

Knox Street Department Uses 70 Ton of Road Salt

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.

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Knox Street Department to Complete Four Projects with Community Crossings Grant Funds

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.

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Knox Street Department to begin Paving Project

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.

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Knox Street Department Following New Law to Track MVH Spending

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.

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Knox Wraps Up Street Paving, Prepares for Larger Road Projects

 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 Demolition Efforts Continue

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.

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Knox Leaf Pickup Scheduled This Week

Leaf_rake_and_leavesThe 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