Knox Officials Continue to Move Forward with Blight Elimination Grant


Paperwork will need to be published in order for Knox officials to move along with a grant for blighted properties.

Mayor Rick Chambers explained to the city council members this week that the city purchased five properties in the recent tax sale and those properties will be included as part of the Blight Elimination grant. Chambers said Judge Kim Hall informed the city that the sale needs to be published three times in order before deeds can be issued. Certified letters were also sent.

Once the deeds are obtained, the properties will be put into the holding company’s name which is the Starke County Economic Development Foundation.

A public hearing for the Blight Elimination Grant is on Wednesday, March 18 at 1 p.m. CT at Knox City Hall. A representative will be on hand at the meeting to address questions or concerns.