The Knoxville City Council recognized two employees for their long service to the city at last night’s meeting. Officer Darrel Brown has been with the Knoxville Police Department for 20 years, and Dennis Webb has been with the Knoxville Street Department for 30 years. The Council set March 5th as a public hearing date for the proposed city budget. They also voted to purchase a pickup for the Streets Department from Motor Inn of Knoxville. The bid Motor Inn gave was almost $1000 higher than the other bid received, but members of the Council expressed a desire to keep their money local.