At its Sept. 10 regular meeting, the Knox Planning Board decided to wait until next month to weigh in on the Knox Town Board’s re-application to rezone approximately 80 acres of land at the intersection of routes 156 and 157 to a multi-use recreational district.

Javid Afzali has officially resigned as Knox’s attorney and, at its April 7 regular meeting, the Knox Town Board hired Michelle Storm of Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr to fill the position. 

A reconstruction of Knox-Cave Road will begin this summer, renovating a 3.5-mile stretch between county routes 156 and 157A, according to Albany County Legislator Jeff Perlee.

At a special meeting held Feb. 21, members of the Knox Town Board and Amy Pokorny discussed details of a solar farm they hope to build with grant money as the deadline by which to use that money looms. “Let’s keep moving forward,” Supervisor Vasilios Lefkaditis said at the meeting. “That’s the goal.”

The Knox Town Board authorized the purchase of new lights for the town’s baseball field, which will be the first improvement to come out of grant money from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s Clean Energy Communities program.

At its abbreviated Feb. 11 town meeting, the Knox Town Board passed a law that will allow hog farming in the town’s agricultural districts and nearly passed an update to its home occupation laws, but had to table the matter on account of technical difficulties. 

Karl Pritchard and June Springer

In its first regular board meeting of the year, the town of Knox announced a renewal of its Multi-use Recreational District proposal and the advent of high speed internet in the town.

Town Clerk Traci Schanz signs her name after being sworn in New Year’s Day while Supervisor Vasilios Lefkaditis, right, looks on.

The Town of Knox rang in the new year with a reorganizational meeting where Supervisor Vasilios Lefkaditis refused to answer questions about the absence of transfer station appointments on the meeting agenda, and acknowledged that he’s seeking new counsel ahead of Town Attorney Javid Afzali’s planned resignation.

Five years to the day that Berne-Knox-Westerlo kindergartner Kenneth White was murdered by his cousin in their Knox home, a vigil was held by Kenneth’s Army at the place his body was found, across Thacher Park Road from the trailer where he had he lived.

On Dec. 4, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will honor East Berne resident M. Claire Ansbro-Ingalls as a woman of distinction for her work with Kenneth’s Army, an organization that fights against child abuse and other societal ills.


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