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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.

FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR DAVID LONG

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The Indiana State Legislature will convene in an unusual Special Session beginning Tuesday, November 18th, to discuss the statewide problems with the reassessment of property taxes. This Session could last into the second week in December, depending upon how long it takes to reach consensus between the Senate and the House on a variety of property tax related issues.

Normally, the third Tuesday in November is a formality called Organization Day, where the Legislature convenes for the new...

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COUNCILMAN’S CORNER

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Hello readers! Thanks for your support in the November 4th city election! Happily, since November 4th the level of political discourse has settled down a bit. The local, state, and national campaign scene in 2004 will likely be fairly contentious; this remains to be seen. During the 2003 city elections I was very happy to note two very positive trends among voters. First, voters seemed to be very discerning in casting their ballots. They sized up the candidates and selectively voted for...

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MAYOR GRAHAM RICHARD

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For many, the summer flood in Fort Wayne is a distant memory but others are still trying to recover. As the waters receded last July, much of the damage to homes was very apparent: flooded basements, damaged drywall and loss of property. In the long term, however, flood victims may have discovered additional damage to their homes. The City of Fort Wayne recognizes the need for more assistance and is taking steps to make sure services are available.
The City has teamed up with Church World...

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THE VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

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Guardian of the Taxpayer

 

2003 has been a challenging year for all forms of local government. With budget cuts and tax reassessment there is absolutely no room for waste. At Wayne Township we understand the dual responsibility of providing service to those in need and also be good steward of the tax dollar.

We have often described the services that we provide and the means to access those services. We have also clearly laid out our plans to involve our community partners in the struggle....

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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR DAVID LONG

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The historic reassessment of property taxes is going very slowly in Allen County. Our County Assessor's office is about a year behind where it should have been. At last check, tax bills that were due in May and November of this year will not come out until February of 2004! Those taxes may prove to be a shock to all of us, because the normal split of ? property taxes paid in May and the other ? in November will not apply. Most of the bill will instead come roaring in at one time. For owners...

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COUNCILMAN’S CORNER

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The city elections are over—a relief to many, I'm sure. At the time of this writing the outcome of the November 4th election is still unknown. During the campaign I've had the opportunity to speak with many citizens of the Indian Village-Waynedale area as well as residents of all corners of our fine city. Two thoughts are indelibly fixed in my mind following conversations with hundreds of citizens during recent weeks. The first is that almost all local residents feel that this area is a...

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