Waynedale Politial Commentaries

What are your Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana politicians working on for you? Local, regional and state wide politics can be found here written by your elected officials.

Mayor Henry and residents celebrate the completion of the flood control project to protect residents in the Dalevue/Fernwood neighborhood from flooding. ~Photo by rls

Extra flood protection is now in place for residents of the Fernwood Avenue and Dalevue Drive neighborhood in Waynedale. Chronic and repeated flooding has impacted this low-lying area along the Fairfield Ditch since the 1950s. After another flood in the spring of 2013, I went to the neighborhood, met with residents, and took the necessary steps to move flood protection efforts forward.

I recently joined residents of the neighborhood to cut a ceremonial ribbon with sandbags, often used in...

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Members of the Indiana General Assembly are back at the Statehouse and legislative business is underway for the 2015 session.

Thank you to those in Senate District 16 who have already completed my 2015 legislative survey. I truly value your input as it helps me shape my approach to the issues discussed during session. If you haven't had a chance to complete the survey, there's still time to fill out the hard copy and return it to the Statehouse or complete the online version by visiting...

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Last week we celebrated the coming in of the New Year—2015, a holiday for remembering the past and for looking forward with hope for brighter and more peaceful days ahead. This week we are celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Since 1986 the third Monday in January has been observed as a national holiday in honor of this great citizen.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, and during his life he was instrumental in advancing the African-American Civil...

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The Indiana General Assembly will convene for the 2015 legislative session on Jan. 6. The input and ideas of those living in Senate District 16 are very important to me as I shape my approach to the issues discussed in the Senate.

There are many ways to voice your opinions and stay connected with what's going on in the legislature during the upcoming session.

In early January, you will receive a survey newsletter from me, sent to your home address.

You will have the opportunity to answer...

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I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your patience during the busy construction that is wrapping up.

I recently provided a recap of the unprecedented investments made in neighborhoods throughout the City of Fort Wayne.

More than $20 million was invested in neighborhood infrastructure projects. Highlights included 50 miles of paving, 10 miles of concrete reconstruction, brick street work, 12 miles of chip and seal repairs, sidewalk improvements, and curb and ramp...

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During this time of year we shed many tears of joy at the Wayne Township Trustee Office. Our Investigators refer clients to the Allen County Christmas Bureau for assistance; then the Christmas Bureau matches clients with businesses, churches, individuals, organizations and schools who have requested to 'adopt' a family for the holiday season. We also assist in the process by working to ensure that the clients receive the items that have been donated to them. The families receive boxes of items...

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