Knoxville’s City Council held a special meeting last night. The first item on the agenda was discussion of housing applications for 2014. The Council has heard presentations from two developers, and will hear from the third next week. No action was taken on this item. The second item was discussion on becoming a member of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. City manager Harold Stewart said there is a $10,000 annual fee to join, but that Alliant Energy had pledged half of that. The Council approved a motion to join.