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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 GRAHAM RICHARD

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Despite unseasonably warm temperatures during the past two months, winter is indeed upon us. The City Street Department is well equipped and well prepared to handle snow removal during the winter season.

The Street Department recently purchased 12 new single-axle salt trucks. The trucks have both a front blade and an under blade. All of the trucks are equipped with a calcium pre-wet system, which sprays calcium on the salt before it's dispensed onto City streets. The system helps the salt work...

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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR DAVID LONG

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Though you will be reading this article after the New Year has begun, I am writing this on December 30th, so some random thoughts about this annual opportunity to review and regroup seem in order.

I heard a wonderful sermon today by Pastor Rick Hawks of The Chapel. He discussed the concept of resolutions and goals for the New Year, and emphasized the idea that one should formulate those goals so as to please God, and not oneself. So often, we make a resolution such as "This year, I am going to...

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THE VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

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In my term as Wayne Township Trustee, I have come to appreciate the difference between need and eligibility. There are many people in our community that are very much in need of township assistance, but do not meet the eligibility requirements. The most difficult part of my job is denying assistance to families truly in need of help.

As part of my vision as Trustee, I have sought ways to help as many poor citizens as possible - even the ones who don't meet the eligibility criteria. I have...

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COUNCILMAN’S CORNER

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As you are probably aware, Fort Wayne city government...including yours truly, in my role as 4th district city councilman...has no direct role in our public school systems such as planning, funding etc. Despite this I am a strong supporter of our educational system and I have spent time in all of the high schools and several of our lower and middle schools in the 4th district, from Elmhurst to North Side and from Indian Village to Nebraska to Bloomingdale schools as well. I encourage every...

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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR DAVID LONG

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Most of us are very familiar with the 1960's cartoon, "A Charlie Brown Christmas", which continues to delight people of all ages to this day. The story revolves around Charlie Brown's search for the true meaning of Christmas in a world that has commercialized the holiday almost beyond recognition. Charlie is depressed because he feels he is missing something. It all comes into focus when Linus quotes the nativity passage from the Bible dealing with the birth of Jesus. A light goes off in...

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THE VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

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As I enter my fourth year as Wayne Township Trustee, I think back about how successful my office has been at achieving my goal of developing community partnerships. These collaborations are vital in the problem-solving process because they incorporate multiple viewpoints and ideas. Many of our successes have been a direct result of joining together with other government, not-for-profit, and religious organizations. Throughout the year I have been able to give examples of how Wayne Township...

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