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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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By the time you are reading this article, we will have officially sworn in a new Lieutenant Governor. By law, new Governor Kernan's choice for Lt. Governor, Kathy Davis, must be approved by a majority vote of both the Indiana Senate and House. While this vote will be a formality, with an almost certain 100% Yes vote, it is still a constitutionally required process.

Kathy Davis is an intriguing choice for the new Lt. Governor, not only because she is an ice breaker in being the first woman to...

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MAYOR GRAHAM RICHARD

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The residents of Fort Wayne recently showed their patriotism and love for our nation by welcoming home members of the Indiana National Guard's First Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment. These soldiers, stationed at the Cook Road Armory in Fort Wayne, were deployed for about a year and spent ten months in the Middle East.

As the busses of soldiers traveled through Fort Wayne, they were joined by our City's police and fire departments, as well as, carloads of proud families members anxious to be...

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THE VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

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This year our community has seen one of the most telling times for the reasons, and importance of Township Government. Our forefather's wisdom in establishing Township Government as "the government closest to the people" has benefited over 15,000 families enduring emergency conditions during one of the most difficult years in recent memory. Many citizens have become aware of the great things happening at the Township to serve those struggling the most at this time. But, due to the efforts of...

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COUNCILMAN’S CORNER

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Great News!! After months of discussion and hundreds of signatures of citizens and business owners on petitions the new traffic signal at Lower Huntington Road and Bluffton Road is on the way! The contract was just awarded for this $40,000 plus project that is 50% funded by 4th District CEDIT funds that I dedicated for new traffic signals several months ago. I've been told by the Fort Wayne Public Works officials that the new signals should be in place by December if the weather holds out...

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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR DAVID LONG

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I had the great pleasure to participate in the grand opening of the Jorgenson YMCA facility last week. What a fabulous building! The first sight as you walk in the doorways is a huge room filled with the most modern weight machines, stair climbers, treadmills, and other exercise equipment that can be found.

In addition, there is a great indoor lap pool, which also has a connecting kids area complete with a tube slide. There are two full court basketball courts that can be converted to 3-4...

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MAYOR GRAHAM RICHARD

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It is that time of year again when the temperatures cool and the leaves start to fall. The City of Fort Wayne's Street Department is gearing up for another year of leaf pickup. This year's program will begin on October 13 and run through December 19.

Leaves will be collected in the Waynedale area the weeks of October 27-31, November 17-21 and December 15-19. There are a few simple rules for residents to remember this fall: leaves should be ready for pick-up on the first day of the area's...

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