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.

In recent months, we’ve seen several stories in the news about horrific crimes committed against Hoosier children.

Some of our most vulnerable citizens have been victims of abuse or neglect at the hands of those entrusted to care for them at daycares and schools. Where parents should have peace of mind knowing their children are in safe hands, children have been put in harm’s way, leading to injury and even death.

This legislative session, I supported three measures in the Indiana General...

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We had a great time at the recent launch of the new Bike Share program in Fort Wayne. It’s a partnership between the City of Fort Wayne, Leadership Fort Wayne and Zagster, Inc.

The Bike Share program includes 25 cruiser bikes that are available at five downtown locations for riders to checkout for on-demand, local trips. Anyone can ride by purchasing a day pass or joining with a monthly or annual membership. Rides for members are free for up to an hour, then $3 per hour after. An annual...

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It seems hard to believe that it’s May already, but here we are in the last month of spring. This is a busy month for us at the Township office. All of our departments are running at full speed, and the staff here becomes even more actively involved in community events as the weather gets nicer.

Friday, May 13th is the final day that we will be accepting applications for the Recognizing Achievement Scholarship, and the winners will be awarded at our Wayne Township board meeting in June. A...

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Question: What does the plan include?
Answer: Work will be done at 42 buildings to replace and improve aging infrastructure. The project focuses on the most serious needs in our buildings, including HVAC replacement, window replacement, roof replacement, safety improvements and other basic infrastructure improvements. The schools receiving extensive work are: Glenwood Park Elementary School, Washington Center Elementary School, Lindley Elementary School, Lane Middle School, Price Elementary...

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Voice Velveeta

Have you met Velveeta, the lady scarecrow? I’ll bet you’ve seen her at least. She’s been standing over a strawberry patch in Foster Park West just off Bluffton Road for the last ten years. I drive past her, and her friend Violette, whenever I am heading into Waynedale, and I’ve often wondered how those two figures got there. Recently I decided to find out.

The land between Bluffton Road and the St. Mary’s River is city property, a part of Foster Park West, and has been rented out for many...

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The City of Fort Wayne’s Public Works Division and I recently announced plans to make it easier for residents to partner with the City to fix neighborhood sidewalks and curbs.

The updated plan restructures the cost sharing program for repairing neighborhood public sidewalks, increasing the financial contribution from the City and decreasing the investment requested from property owners. Through the City’s Barrett Law petition program, the City will increase its participation to 50 percent of...

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