The Knoxville City Council says purchasing traffic counters will help the city provide traffic data to businesses looking to relocate in town, and help with traffic management issues. The council voted this week to be a part of the Central Iowa Regional Transportation Planning Alliance, or CIRTPA, Traffic-Counting Program. The city would pay a net $295 to be able to borrow two county-owned traffic counters, and then purchase two more city counters for another $430. In other news, the council also approved the addition of two deputy fire chiefs: Don Witzenburg and Greg Higginbotham, which will enhance the overall fire department structure. Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Rodgers is retiring at the end of this year, after serving nearly 30 years as an EMT and on the department itself.