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.

Greetings! ‑I hope you're enjoying this great holiday season! ‑The snow that comes at this time of the year helps make this a great season. However, sometimes the snow can make it a bit hard to get around. ‑Don't forget that after a major snowfall the Street Department first plows off the major traffic "arterials" such as Bluffton Road, Ardmore, Lower Huntington Road and Engle Road. ‑Then the snowplows move into residential areas. In recent years we've made a major effort to purchase new snow...

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I recently had the honor of accepting an award from the Center for Digital Government, a technology based national research and advisory institute. The City of Fort Wayne placed first in the Center's Digital Cities Survey. The survey honors governments that utilize information technology to streamline operations and deliver quality services to citizens. Last year, Fort Wayne placed third in the survey; in 2001 the City tied for tenth. This year's first place showing is proof that the City...

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Each year as the holiday season is upon us, the Wayne Township staff is fortunate to see the many wonderful efforts of this great community intermingled amongst the hardships being endured by those in need. All year we work with those citizens struggling with job layoffs, plant closings, lack of support payments, disabilities, and other emergency conditions. Families, as well as this office and other organizations, dedicate themselves to putting lives back together and normalizing things as...

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I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends. Around Thanksgiving there was some good news regarding a project important to the Southside and to the entire community.

The owner of Southtown Mall chose not to fight the city's condemnation efforts in court. This opens the door for the much-needed rejuvenation of Southtown Mall to move forward. I suspect that the current mall ownership saw the recent city election results as a mandate for the city to proceed with its...

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The City of Fort Wayne is one step closer to acquiring and developing the property at Southtown Mall. In late November, attorneys for Southtown owner Haywood Whichard did not object to the City's condemnation filing. While the move came as a surprise to City officials, it is certainly good news for Fort Wayne. We will now proceed with the condemnation of this blighted property. Through condemnation, the City will be able to acquire the site at fair market value and resell lots to a...

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The Wayne Township Trustee Office is proud to provide many outstanding programs. During the cold winter months ahead, the homeless shelter and self-sufficiency programs are two that focus on the critical needs of some of our most vulnerable citizens. The Homeless Shelter, known as T.H.A.F. (Temporary Housing Assistance for Families), houses families for 30 days that have lost their housing due to evictions, fires, relocation, or unlivable conditions. What is very unique about T.H.A.F. is...

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