Proposed TSC Relocation Will Require Infrastructure Upgrades

Traffic Control Ssytems IncThe proposed relocation of a Knox business will require upgrades to the water and sewer systems in the Knox Industrial Park. Traffic Control Specialists hopes to break ground this fall on a new building at the southeast corner of 250 East and Pacific Avenue south of Toll Brothers and west of Knox Fertilizer. Continue reading

Knox Business Seeking Tax Abatements

Traffic Control Ssytems IncThe Knox City Council has granted a non-binding approval to two tax abatements for a local business seeking to expand. Traffic Control Specialists hopes to break ground this fall on a new building at the southeast corner of 250 East and Pacific Avenue south of Toll Brothers and west of Knox Fertilizer. Continue reading

Knox Council to Consider Establishment of New Street

Knox City Council

Knox City Council

The Knox City Council will convene prior to their scheduled 7 p.m. meeting at the site of a proposed new street. Steve Dodge previously asked the council to turn the alleyway next to his property at 801 Bower Street into an actual street since it is frequently used as a shortcut. Council members are meeting there at 6:30 p.m. to look at the site. Continue reading

Knox City Council Discusses Community Center Modifications

Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center

Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center

During the Tuesday evening Knox City Council meeting revisions to the Community Center were considered. New thermostats will be put in place to help reduce heating and cooling costs. There was also some discussion about replacing the current roof with a metal one. Continue reading

Knox Street Department to Inspect Alleyway

City_of_Knox_LogoDuring their meeting yesterday evening the Knox City Council acted on a request from a citizen that was initially brought to their attention during a meeting earlier this month. At the July 15th meeting, local resident Steven Dodge presented a petition to establish a street on an existing city right-of-way to divert people away from the unofficial alley currently being used on his property at 801 S Bower St. At that meeting Dodge also showed the council research dating back to 1895 that showed a 33-ft-wide street was dedicated there between Portland and Bower streets. Continue reading

Final Salary Ordinance Approval on Knox Council Agenda

City_of_Knox_LogoThe Knox City Council has a meeting scheduled for tonight at 7 pm in City Hall. The Council will have their final reading of the 2016 Salary Ordinance. Treasurer Jeff Houston said this is in preparation for an upcoming budget hearing, “We have a budget meeting with the field representative from the Department of Local Government Finance on the 27th of July.” he said. Continue reading

Knox Council to Consider Salaries, Calendar Dates

Knox City Council

Knox City Council

The Knox City Council will consider a salary ordinance for the upcoming year on second reading when they meet this evening. The agenda for their 7 p.m. session also includes possible passage of calendar dates for 2016. Those dates were previously given to council members for review in anticipation of action tonight. The Knox City Council will also review a tax abatement for Selected Furniture.

Knox Officials React to “Poorest Town” Ranking

City of Knox logoKnox has earned the dubious distinction of being the poorest town in Indiana. The financial news website “24/7 Wall St.” compared the median household income of communities to the average in their state. According to their figures, Knox has a median income of $30,300, compared to $48,248 statewide. Continue reading

Salary Ordinance Discussion on Knox Council Agenda

City_of_Knox_LogoThe Knox City Council will discuss the 2016 salary ordinance when they meet this evening. It’s one of several items on the agenda for their 7 p.m. session. Other agenda items include discussion of calendar dates for next year and possibly conducting another town-wide yard sale during the Harvest Festival in September. The council will also consider approval of a contract with Four-Way and discuss a proposal from NIPSCO to establish an electronic vehicle charging station.

Knox City Council Defers Action on Yard Sale

Knox officials have not decided yet whether to schedule a second city-wide yard sale during the upcoming Harvest Festival in September. They are considering having a sale Sept. 17-21. During last night’s meeting, city council members said they need more time to research the availability of clothing recycling centers and dumpster rentals before making a decision.

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Knox City Council Approves Comprehensive Plan

Knox City Council

Knox City Council

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.

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Knox City Council to Consider Comprehensive Plan

Knox City Council

Knox City Council

The Knox City Council will review the proposed five-year comprehensive plan when they meet tonight.

The comprehensive plan contains needs and wishes 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.

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Knox City Council Receives Funding Request from Community Services of Starke County

Community Services of Starke CountyThe Knox City Council discussed a request for funding from Community Services of Starke County.

The city council anticipates this request each year and $500 was already included in the budget for this year. The organization helps residents with transportation and nutrition needs for the elderly. Residents who need assistance with food use the food pantry to feed their families.

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