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.

We’ve had some beautiful October days here in Wayne Township, but we all know that cold, winter weather will be coming soon. And, with that comes an increase in utility bills due to the cost of heating our homes. One of our most important functions here at the trustee’s office is to help eligible persons with their utility bills. In the winter, keeping utilities turned on can be a matter of life or death.

We also try to help our clients learn ways to lower their utility bills as much as...

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It’s never too early for high school students to start planning for what they want to do after graduation, whether its entering the workforce, joining the military, or enrolling in a technical or traditional four-year college or university.

If students decide that continuing their education is the best option for them, it is important to know that the filing window for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened October 1, three months earlier than previous years. The FAFSA...

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For October our Employee of the Month here at the Wayne Township Office is Patsy Brewer. She is an executive secretary who has also been running our Clothing Emporium for the past five years. Below is an excerpt of a Waynedale News article I wrote in February 2015 about our clothing bank and about how Patsy has dedicated herself to our mission of helping people in need.

The Clothing Emporium was started when we saw that clients looking for jobs often did not have the right clothes needed to...

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The balanced budget continues my administration’s commitment to providing needed services to residents, neighborhoods and businesses. The budget also reflects Fort Wayne’s position as a leader in economic development opportunities, job growth, strong neighborhoods and quality of life amenities that make our community a point of destination for investment and growth.

The property tax supported budget, also known as the Civil City budget, totals $158 million. This budget does not include Fort...

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Each year, state and federal public safety agencies designate September as Preparedness Month – a time set aside to raise awareness about the importance of being prepared for unexpected emergencies and natural disasters.

While no one anticipates having to face a disaster situation, we only have to follow the news to know that disasters do happen and often have a direct impact on the lives of local citizens.

As recently as this summer, Hoosiers have experienced tornados and other severe...

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Public safety continues to be a top priority of my administration as we’re committed to being the safest city possible for residents, neighborhoods, and businesses.

As a way to continue that commitment, we’re increasing staffing levels for the Fort Wayne Police Department and Fort Wayne Fire Department.

Nine lateral police officers have begun academy training to become fully commissioned Fort Wayne police officers. Seven males and two females are part of this process. Eight of the officers...

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