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.

The City of Fort Wayne continues to find ways to protect the community from the risk of flooding. The City's Flood Control Department will upgrade its current automated flood warning system with new hardware. The National Weather Service has awarded Fort Wayne with a $95,000 grant to complete the work.

The flood warning system alerts City personnel to flooding risks and allows for proactive mobilization of workers and equipment to fight floods. As all of us know, we have experienced a series...

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Emergency assistance, in regards to the basic necessities of life, is the primary responsibility of the Wayne Township Trustee's Office.‑The office, as a guardian of your tax dollars, requires that individuals requesting assistance meet certain eligibility guidelines set by the Indiana Codes. Eligible citizens may apply for assistance with shelter, utilities, medication, food and burials. Unlike other states when just being under the financial guideline would qualify you for public assistance...

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Greetings! At the time of this writing I'm sitting in a Hurricane Katrina AND Hurricane Rita shelter in south central Louisiana where I'm a medical volunteer with a great group out of Elkhart, IN known as Hope Crisis Relief Network. There are about 500 (up from 300 2 days ago) residents of this shelter—300 or so from New Orleans and 200 from Texas. These evacuees, who range from 2 days to over 80 years of age, are sleeping on cots in an old but fairly clean local factory about the size of 2...

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The City of Fort Wayne recently hosted a dedication ceremony to mark the official completion of the Camp Scott wetlands project. Camp Scott is a $20 million project to reduce the risk of basement backups during wet weather conditions in neighborhoods around McMillen Park.

Camp Scott complements the City's combined sewer overflow compliance program by managing the number of combined sewer overflows being sent to the Maumee River. The project helps the City's stormwater quality program by...

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Emergency Preparedness

 

Does it seem as if everyday you look in the paper or watch the news and there has been another catastrophic event? Do you ever wonder what will be next? It appears that what happens nationally now affects us on such a daily basis. We have been accustomed to gasoline price being high; in fact, $2.00 a gallon would seem like a great deal these days, when only a year ago it might have seemed outrageous. Are we becoming numb or are we just in a state of continual shock...

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In my last article, I discussed the first two days of the Long's 2005 summer vacation in southern California. It was an active, fun-filled couple of days, but after that, we decided we needed a rest. So we did what any veteran family travelers would do; we headed straight for the beach. And not just any beach, but the best city beach in California, Santa Monica.

Santa Monica's main beach if famous for several reasons, but first and foremost is its sheer size. It is wider, and whiter, than just...

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