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.

This is the second part of two about our family's summer vacation in the New England area.

After a thoroughly enjoyable day and a half in Chatham, we headed north to Boston. Along the way, we stopped in Plymouth certain it would be an important history lesson for the boys. Plymouth was somewhat disappointing, though it is well worth the side trip just to see Plymouth Rock. The Rock is now encased in an outdoor, protected locale immediately adjacent to where it stood at the time the Pilgrims...

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It is an exciting time to be in Fort Wayne. We are working hard to build a better a city and retain and gain jobs. I want to share with you some activities that have benefited residents of Fort Wayne.

The City recently hosted a Greenway Summit, which was a public meeting to discuss the importance of connectivity for trails and greenways in the community. At the Summit, I announced an $8 million, four-year plan to improve and add trails and greenways in the community. The City will commit $2...

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As you may have read or heard the City Council recently passed the city budget for 2005. The Mayor, with the support of City Council, has been successful in keeping city spending fairly flat by applying good business practices to city management. City employees are working more efficiently to provide services to Fort Wayne's citizens. Unfortunately, elimination of the business inventory tax in an effort to create new jobs and tax court decisions have shifted some of the tax burden from...

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One of the greatest joys that a person can experience is to see uncontrollable happiness and laughter on the face of a child. Children whose parents are struggling to meet the most basic of needs can sustain almost anything personally, but find their most challenging obstacles in helping ensure that their children perceive no difference from themselves than with their other playmates.

The goal of the Wayne Township Trustees' Office has always been to provide emergency assistance to those who...

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I've written in the past about our family's summer vacations. Melissa and I decided some years ago that we wanted our sons to experience the type of vacations that we had known as kids. Each of our parents had stuffed the families into the station wagon and driven all over the country, visiting national parks, great cities, and a variety of different states, and in the process, creating unforgettable memories that we still cherish. We wanted our boys to have similar opportunities, and so we...

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City Ready to Purchase Several Flood-Damaged Homes

 

The City of Fort Wayne conducted closings and acquired several flood-damaged homes Friday, September 24, 2004.

Officials from the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency presented Mayor Richard with a check for $658,438 from the State of Indiana through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The check is the first in a series that the City will receive to purchase more than a dozen homes.

"We have been working for more than a year to...

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