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.

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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As the weather is warming up, we start looking forward to moving some of our work out of doors-like improving the landscaping and picking up debris that has accumulated there over the winter. We also start organizing our efforts for the coming Great American Cleanup when citizens in Fort Wayne and all across the country spend a Saturday sprucing up the public properties around their neighborhoods. While the Cleanup doesn’t happen until May we start organizing for it now—scouting out projects...

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The committee established to consider the viability of a downtown arena has presented its recommendations to my administration.

The committee has unanimously recommended the City of Fort Wayne should pursue building a downtown arena. The committee concluded a multipurpose entertainment center would further strengthen Fort Wayne’s position as a leader in economic development opportunities and quality of place amenities that set us apart as a place where businesses, individuals and families want...

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When the Indiana General Assembly’s 2016 legislative session began in January, the members of the Senate Republican Caucus unveiled a legislative agenda aimed at moving Indiana forward.

We set out goals to improve our road infrastructure, spur regional economic development, establish stronger penalties for illegal drug dealers and support our schools, veterans and farmers.

The legislative session has now concluded and I’m pleased to say that we have delivered on each of our agenda...

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