Knox County Comprehensive Land Use Plan postponed

By Mike Steely

Senior Writer

The long-awaited Comprehensive Land Use and Transportation Plan from the planning commission has been delayed until April’s Knox County Commission Meeting.

The tentative agenda schedule for the commission’s work session next Monday notes the postponement was requested by the resolution’s sponsor, the Engineering and Public Works Department.

In other business, while the chairwoman or commission members haven’t indicated which topics on the agenda they want to discuss next week, probably some attention may go to the swapping of property on Wheeler Street with the Industrial Development Board for property at 514 Bernard Avenue.

A resolution to amend the bylaws of the Disability Advisory Council has been withdrawn from the agenda after being delayed since December. The item was pulled by Risk Management.

A lease agreement with two contractors, Go Outdoors Concord LLC and Lake Partners LLC, was also deferred to April’s meetings.

The removal of inactive, broken or replaced utility poles gets a first reading on a resolution by Commissioner Larsen Jay and the Engineering and Public Works Department.

Chairwoman Terry Hill has invited Amber Parker, president and CEO of Ijams Nature Center, to address the commission. Commissioner Kim Frazier has requested a presentation from Kevin Parton, senior health department director, recognizing the county as an “Age Friendly Community.”

Mayor Glenn Jacobs is on the agenda to declare April as “Fair Housing Month.”