Thu, August 26 2010 20:17
The City of Knox recently held a required public hearing prior to submitting an application to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) for a grant under that agency’s Community Focus Fund. The application is being prepared on behalf of the City by the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission and is in the total amount of $600,000, with a match by the City of $208,022, making for a total cost of $808,022.
The grant funds would be used to test existing sewage lines and installing new sewers in alleys downtown between Pearl and Main Streets and Shield and Main Streets; clarifier improvements at the wastewater treatment plant; and the replacement of a lift station near the south side fire station.
The City has made application for this same work along with some additional surge protection work at the treatment plant under a different program also administered by OCRA, and are hopeful that one or the other of the applications will be approved for funding sometime this Fall or Winter.