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 →
Speeding vehicles are drawing concerns from residents on the east end of John Street in Knox. Linda and Dave Metz told the city council Tuesday that there are no speed limit signs on eastbound John Street past Williams Street, and some drivers seem to think they may go as fast as they want. They said that with the number of children who live in the area, along with turkeys and deer in the woods along the street, there’s a high risk of an accident.
Knox Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told the Knox Board of Works members on Wednesday morning that applications have been submitted to INDOT for consideration for the 2018 fall Community Crossings call for projects.
Knox Board of Public Works and Safety members considered bids for two Community Crossings projects when they met last Wednesday.
Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told board members that since the 2018 grant application has not been submitted yet, these proposed projects are not a done deal. Borg said, “The way this will work is, we have bid them out and we will award the contractor with the bid, providing that we are awarded the grant.”
He explained that the bids were broken up to account for two separate projects; a mill and fill job as well as an overlay project. The companies that submitted offers were E&B Paving and Reith. Continue reading →
The City of Knox will be working with residents and business owners to replace damaged sidewalks.
The Mayor’s Office recently issued a press release that states they will receive requests for residential and business sidewalk replacements until all available funds are used, on a first come, first served basis until the money to support the program runs out.
According to the release, the street superintendent will measure and inspect the requested area and approve or disapprove of the work order. If it is approved, the next step is to bid the project out to contractors. Continue reading →
A member of the public voiced her concern about large trucks traveling on Henry Drive during the citizen’s comments portion of Tuesday night’s Knox City Council Meeting.
The resident said she understands that there are certain larger city vehicles that must come down that way, but she feels heavier semis that frequent the street are contributing to a road issue.
The resident of Henry Drive stated, “I noticed there is a huge crack that’s getting bigger and bigger and bigger from the big trucks going down. And I know that the garbage truck has to go down the street but there are big semis and delivery trucks, so why can’t they go on 8?” Continue reading →
Knox Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told the Knox Board of Public Works last week that all of the paperwork has been submitted for the projects granted Community Crossings funds.
The grant agreement was signed and now the city is waiting for the funds to be deposited which could take four to six weeks. The city was awarded just over $455,000 in grant funds this year. Continue reading →
The City of Knox has new street signs and brackets in place. Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told the board of works this week crews recently completed the installation of 126 street name signs. Continue reading →
The City of Knox plans to spend at least $75,000 on street paving this year. On Tuesday, the city council approved a list of paving projects proposed by Street Superintendent Jeff Borg. Continue reading →
The Knox City Council last week adopted revised construction specifications for city streets. Superintendent Jeff Borg says the 8 inches of compacted aggregate will stay the same. The 2 inches of asphalt binder with three inches and to replace the 1 inch Number 11 surface with an inch and a half. 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 →
The City of Knox should be able to successfully tear down 10 houses with funds from a blight elimination grant. So far four houses have been removed with funds from the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority, and another four are under contract for demolition. Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston says the city should know any day whether two more houses are accepted into the program. He adds the city has received a reimbursement of $20,600 from the state through the program. Continue reading →
The Knox Street Department has shifted its focus to repairs now that spring has finally sprung. Superintendent Jeff Borg told the board of works crews are finishing up their first crack sealing program with cold sealer and will have a hot seal mix available for use next week. Continue reading →
Enforcement of the City of Knox truck route has some over-the-road drivers seeking alternate routes to access the industrial park. Mayor Dennis Estok to the board of works yesterday he’s gotten several telephone calls and emails since the stepped-up patrols started earlier this month. He says truckers are going down every side street they can to avoid taking Culver Road to and from the industrial park. Continue reading →