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.

A few weeks ago two wind and ice storms hit us, which knocked out electrical service to thousands of citizens throughout Fort Wayne and the surrounding area. As I wrote earlier I did not feel that AEP's response was adequate at that time. I've received several calls about this matter and everyone felt that AEP's response to the emergency wasn't what it should have been. Since then I've had the opportunity to personally meet with AEP representatives. They point out that the ice storm this...

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I'm pleased to report that the Great Easter Egg Hunt put on by Wayne Township's Outreach Department was a success despite the snow! The turnout surprised all of us! Last year, in good weather, over 600 people attended. This year, over 500 people came out and endured the chilly breeze to show support for homeless children. The ground was too muddy for the actual hunt, so the staff gave the eggs away with the "goodie bags". We did something different this year by offering photos with the...

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How about those Hoosiers? The recent NCAA run of the IU basketball team was certainly amazing. I think even a strong Purdue fan or someone who isn't much of a basketball fan at all would have to agree that IU's team played up to and probably beyond their potential. Kudos also to Bishop Luers' ladies' basketball team! The Lady Knights were the champions in their division in the state tournament and, like the IU men's team, won not only because of their athletic skills but also because of their...

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While the failure of the Governor's tax package seemed to get all of the headlines after this year's Session had ended, there were a few pieces of legislation that passed which will have a positive impact upon our community. Since you're unlikely to read about them anywhere else, I thought I'd bring them to your attention.

First, the modification of the EDGE credit bill, which I authored, was successful, though it had to be placed into a House bill in the final hours of the Session for it to...

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During the first quarter of the year, my staff and I began making changes to our standards, which contains the details of how Wayne Township operates and makes decisions. Changes can be as simple as a listing the new 260 area code, or they can be complicated changes that result from recent legislative decisions. Other changes are made to improve the way we serve the public. For example, Wayne Township can only pay up to a fixed amount for shelter assistance, which varies per number of...

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I recently received a call from a neighborhood leader in the Waynedale area regarding the latest "scam" being perpetuated on local residents. I'm told that someone has attempted to pressure citizens into paying several hundred dollars "up front" for removal of dead trees. After accepting payment the supposed tree trimmer disappears without doing the job. Keep your eyes open for this shyster. Don't give him a cent and definitely call the police if he shows up on your doorstep. Also, be sure...

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