Several new business and old business items were discussed at last night’s Knoxville City Council meeting.
The council determined and approved of a new city employee health care insurance plan – which is a Heritage Plus plan through United Healthcare Inc. Other agenda items included the approval of the hiring of a new sanitation employee.
The council decided to make changes to the Knoxville Scenic Drive liability waiver forms – extending tear-down times to 8:00pm on the last day of the drive.
Under Information Items on the City’s agenda were two items: a Micro-Brewery concept and the Knoxville Fishing Derby. Matthew Hanson and wife Sarah presented to the council their concept for Social Economical Development. Their goal is to open and run a micro-brewery from their home – selling wholesale brew to area restaurants and bars, with a percentage of sales going back into the community.
Jim Eastwood updated the council on the Knoxville Fishing Derby and fish fry – hoping to create a day-long event in the future, with funds and donations being managed similar to the Knoxville Fireworks account.
The council also discussed some hazardous truck parking on main street – which is creating visibility issues near the downtown. Another topic approved was to Amend the Facade Program – so a city administrator can inspect and review a building before work begins and after it is completed. The next scheduled meeting for the Knoxville City Council will be Tuesday, September 5th.