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.

As many residents of the "Waynedale News" area are aware, the Fort Wayne Plan Commission—which includes several of our fellow citizens as members—is currently considering a proposed housing project in the Ardmore Road area known as "Tiffany Heights". The developer of this project held a public meeting last month to discuss this project with concerned citizens. I wasn't able to attend but I appreciated the fact that the opportunity was made available for citizen input. Following that event...

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THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD

 

I believe I have the best job in the world, I've told many people and I think it's true. How many other jobs allow you to directly impact your neighbors and improve the quality of their lives? It's like the feeling you get during the holidays when you commit random acts of kindness.

Often people ask me why so many people need township assistance and how they qualify. Clients who receive your tax dollars for their needs have to meet very specific criteria. First...

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As I look back on 2004, I can see how we are all working together to build a better city.

We had another successful year of infrastructure projects. $35 million was invested to improve our transportation, water, sewer, and stormwater systems. In addition, another 40 miles of streets were paved. These investments help us compete for new jobs and retain the hundreds of good jobs we currently have in Fort Wayne.

In July, we received nearly $1 million to begin demolishing more than a dozen homes...

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City Council continues to discuss and debate the question of redistricting and/or adding to Fort Wayne's City Council districts. All Council members agree that Fort Wayne's district boundaries will need to be redrawn before the end of 2005 since over 30,000 Aboite residents will be annexed by the City of Fort Wayne on January 1, 2006. The ongoing discussion is regarding whether Fort Wayne should have 2 or 4 more Council districts (i.e. for a total of 8 or 10) and whether the "At Large"...

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I want to share with you the exciting news surrounding the revitalization of the Southtown Mall property. The City of Fort Wayne is committed to redeveloping the Southtown area into a destination where folks from all around the community will want to visit. The redevelopment will create jobs and provide needed services.

Menards is expected to begin construction in spring 2005, with an official opening later that year. STAR Financial Bank has also made a commitment to build a branch at...

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Protecting Rights of the Citizens

 

If you have ever been a victim of identity theft and/or identity fraud, then you know just how serious this crime can be. The Wayne Township Trustee's Office maintains the highest standards possible when dealing with a citizen's personal information because the last thing needed by a person who is struggling to meet their basic living necessities is additional difficulty and stress. With the Act of 1996 HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and...

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