Knox

The Knox Democratic caucus was tense as those nominated mostly by members of the party’s committee were pitted against a slate of nominees already on the Republican ballot. Republicans had earlier nominated a slate of candidates enrolled in various parties.

KNOX — The Knox Youth Council and the town of Knox invite area youth to participate in the 2017 Youth Soccer Program this fall. This is a fun program that helps build basic soccer skills and/or introduces soccer to new players. Youth age 3 through sixth grade will participate in soccer clinics and small-sided games.

KNOX — A Dog Day Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, rain or shine, at the Knox Town Park, behind the town hall, on the Berne-Altamont Road.

Linda Pulliam, Knox

At a packed public hearing Tuesday night on a proposed business district at the intersection of routes 156 and 157, the Knox Town Board vote was tied 2 to 2, with one absent member, as the audience grew heated with the deliberation.

The Knox Planning Board ruled to deny an application for the construction of a solar array on property owned by Peter Young Housing last Thursday. Board members cited an inability to gather information for the board and neighbors of the property to review, as well as objections by neighbors to its construction.

A Freedom of Information Law request has revealed missing records of building-inspection reports for 2016 in the town of Knox. Despite this, permits were issued during that year. The town is now formulating policies to record these inspections.

KNOX — The town of Knox became one of 70 recipients of a statewide grant to improve its records system. The town received $23,156 after town Clerk Tara Murphy applied for it this past winter.

Knox has gotten a $100,000 grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority after the town completed a fourth and final energy-saving action item.

In Knox, town board members debated at a specially held meeting how to best notify the public about an upcoming public hearing for a proposed business district at the intersection of routes 156 and 157. 

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