The Knox Wastewater Treatment Plant improvement project looks like it’ll be over budget and behind schedule. Last week, the board of works approved a change order increasing the cost by almost $46,000.Continue reading
The response to COVID-19 will mean some adjustments for the City of Knox. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council last week that preliminary reports suggest a decrease in funding for cities, towns, and counties. “The revenue stream is going to be shorted with this, and if you look at it, our [County Economic Development Income Tax] funds, people get laid off, unemployment, that’s where it comes from,” he explained.Continue reading
Construction at the Knox Wastewater Treatment Plant has put the city’s Dumpster Days into question. The event is typically held each May, allowing residents to get rid of any large items that can’t be picked up on regular garbage days.Continue reading
Knox Wastewater Superintendent Kelly Clemons recently told Board of Works members about how her Department was able to save more than $725 on a recent repair.Continue reading
The Knox Wastewater Department has pushed back the bid opening for upgrades to the headworks at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. It had been scheduled for last week’s board of works meeting, but Wastewater Superintendent Kelly Clemons said it’s been postponed until September 24.Continue reading
A clarifier rebuild project at the Knox Wastewater treatment plant has been completed.Continue reading
The Knox Board of Works authorized an amendment to the existing sludge removal contract for the Wastewater Treatment Plant when members met this week.Continue reading
The City of Knox will host their annual spring clean-up ‘Dumpster Days’ this weekend to give residents a chance to clean up their yards and homes.Continue reading
Knox Board of Works members were informed this week that Wastewater Treatment Plant employees are currently “land applying” for the spring.Continue reading
Knox City officials are once again applying for a Community Development Block Grant through OCRA’s Wastewater Drinking Water program to help fund an improvement project at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The Kankakee Iroquois Regional Planning Commission (KIRPC) is serving as the grant writer and administrator for this project. KIRPC Community Development Planner Emily Albaugh attended Tuesday night’s Knox City Council meeting and presented some information during the public hearing over the grant application.
She informed council members that this grant application will differ from the initial one since they’re now permitted to apply for even more funding. Continue reading
Knox City Council members held a public hearing and considered two resolutions related to the proposed improvement project at the Wastewater Treatment Plant when they met this week.
At the start of Tuesday’s hearing, KIRPC Community Development Planner Emily Albaugh reminded those in attendance that the City of Knox is applying for OCRA’s Wastewater Drinking Water grant. Continue reading
The Knox City Council members will hold a public hearing over a project at the Wastewater Treatment Plant when they meet tonight.
Members are also expected to consider three resolutions. One resolution has to deal with wastewater system improvement bonds and another would authorize application submission and local match commitment in regards to a WDW application. Continue reading
The Knox Mayor’s Office issued a reminder that “ Spring Clean-Up Dumpster Days” will be held this weekend.
Residents can drop items off from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19th and Sunday May 20th. The dumpsters will be located in Wythogan Park, at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the rear of the park.
This event is restricted to residents who live within the city limits only. Continue reading
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok provided a brief update about the city’s wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation project when city council members met last Tuesday.
Mayor Estok explained that the city was initially trying to obtain a USDA grant. However, that grant was not received and the project had to be reworked to be more financially feasible. Continue reading
The City of Knox is urging residents to take precautions for possible sewage backups. As of Friday morning, the Knox Wastewater Treatment Plant is running above capacity, according to Mayor Dennis Estok. He’s still asking residents and businesses to reduce consumption and use of water and make sure basement and bathroom floor drains are plugged.
Knox officials are asking residents to prepare for possible sewage backups, stemming from recent flooding. Mayor Dennis Estok says the current flood conditions have the city’s wastewater treatment plant running near capacity.
A public hearing about an estimated $2.7 million Wastewater Plant improvement project was approved by Knox City Council members and added to the agenda during their meeting Tuesday evening. Continue reading
A piece of equipment purchased last year by the Knox Wastewater Department has already paid for itself. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners want one more price quote before authorizing an upgrade to the sewer screen at the jail. It should keep commissary trash inmates are flushing down the toilets from getting into the Knox sewer system. Continue reading
The City of Knox is not pursuing a matching grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to pay for wastewater treatment plant upgrades. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council Tuesday night he made that executive decision prior to last week’s deadline. Continue reading