Documents dating back as far as 1880 are being dug up and thoroughly searched as officials attempt to find required information for a potential grant. The Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) offers a water grant that the city of Knox wants to receive. The deadline to apply for the grant is Friday, May 29.
Officials are having issues identifying the right of way on the Mound and Water street areas. If they do not have a legal description of the right of way, they can not proceed with the grant.
Water Department Superintendent Todd Gardner claims documents from the late 1800s, through the 1900s into the twenty-first century have been searched, but to no avail.
The investigation continues but if the necessary information is not obtained prior to Friday, the city officials will have no choice but to wait another 6 months for the grant to be offered again. Although they would prefer to receive the grant as soon as possible, it is not incredibly pertinent that it is obtained at this time and no problems will arise if the grant is not received now.