Knoxville will join the list of boroughs that will not levy a penalty on real estate taxes this year.

At the May 18 meeting, borough council agreed to support tax relief, approving a resolution that will allow property owners to pay the face value of the 2020 county/municipal real estate tax bill through the end of the year. There will be no 10% penalty imposed so long as the taxes are paid in full by Dec. 31.

Council members will look into adding cameras to those already in the community. Councilman Jamie Tomb asked the council to consider the additional cameras due to the recent illegal activity. Some egging incidents have been reported and packages taken off of porches as well as night time disturbances.

With no police department, cameras would be helpful, said council members. Private residences and businesses already have cameras in place and additional cameras would provide better coverage. Council President Tom Baker said, “It’s a good idea”.

The new RAFA monitoring equipment for the water system is in place. According to council, the system is being “tweaked” and has already been noted as a benefit. Sensors will be placed on the reservoir in the near future and the council was impressed. Baker said, “Everything is going good.”

Council learned that the new Dollar General Store is moving forward, information is being shared and the next step would be with the planning commission and the store developers, according to Baker.

The next meeting of the Knoxville borough council is set for 7:30 p.m. June 15.