MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Commissioners met Thursday afternoon with Carl Miller, vice chairman of the Knox County Senior Levy Advisory Board. Miller routinely gives a recommendation to the commissioners on how to disperse funds to the various county senior citizen organizations. Stating that most operations are doing very well, Miller asked for some guidance in certain areas of program distribution.
The commissioners did approve a resolution to make one adjustment amounting to $1,000 being moved from The Station Break and given to Kno-Ho-Co.
“We appreciate all the work you do,” said commissioner Teresa Bemiller. “You’ve done a lot of work, and we haven’t found much different to do than what you’ve shown us.”
Also planned Thursday was a meeting with Juvenile Judge James Ronk concerning facility projects at the probation building on East Chestnut Street. Projects of window replacement and air conditioning had previously been discussed. It was decided, though, at this time to pursue window tinting to filter the heat coming in through the windows. Air conditioning and window replacement projects will be looked at in the future when funding permits.
Also on Thursday, the commissioners were given a monthly report by Jason Figgins regarding updates at the water/wastewater plant. The addition of one additional employee was approved. The new metering system is moving along rather slowly. A total of 282 meters have been installed with 272 functioning. There are reportedly 2,600 meters yet to go.