MOUNT VERNON — A smooth transition was the report received when officials from Knox Area Transit met with the Knox County Commissioners on Thursday afternoon.
“We want to thank you for your support and help in setting up the new board and allowing us to be at this site,” said KAT board chairman John Booth. Commissioners Roger Reed and Allen Stockberger gave credit to fellow commissioner Teresa Bemiller as well as assistant county prosecutor Chip McConville, stating they have carried the load in getting the recent transition completed from MOTA to KAT.
Booth shared news that board member Nancy Shaffer recently retired after eight years of service. “She has been an invaluable asset to the board,” said Booth. “I don’t think we could have gotten by without her.” Reed suggested that a resolution be made commending Shaffer for her service to the board.
KAT administrator Hillary Patterson had good news to report from a recent budget meeting.