The Knox City Council reviewed the newly completed comprehensive plan during their meeting on Tuesday night.
The members commented that a lot of hard work was put into the committee meetings to come up with a vision for the city in the next five years. The comprehensive plan contains needs and wishes of members of the city that includes downtown projects, improvements to Main Street, the addition of signs and other features on South Main Street, beautifying the area around the schools and Sandy Acres Park, and an improvement to the Parkview area. Also included in the plan is an infrastructure and utility extension from Main Street to County Road 200 South.
Since the aesthetic improvement of the downtown area is included in the comprehensive plan, the council members quickly noted the efforts of the Knox High School students involved in the Serenity Garden project. Benches have been installed in the area just north of the intersection of Main and Lake Streets. The concrete slab for the gazebo is ready for the construction of the structure. The students will continue to work at the site on Saturdays until the end of the school year.
The council members unanimously approved the comprehensive plan as presented.