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.

Since I've represented the Waynedale/Indian Village area I've received many calls and e-mails regarding flooding and storm water problems. I've personally been a victim of flooding in the recent past and know full well how much misery a house or a basement full of floodwater can cause. Some flooding problems can be solved by something as simple as opening a blocked storm drain, but most can't. There's recent good news regarding some of Waynedale's most flood-prone areas. Greg Meszaros...

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For several years we've had what was basically an unforceable truck ordinance in Fort Wayne. Finally there was general agreement that the ordinance needed to be updated so truckers, police officers, and all citizens are aware which roads and streets are legal truck routes and which aren't. Since last year an ad hoc committee has been working on a new ordinance. Any citizen who wishes to have input regarding this matter can do so at the Southwest Area Partnership meeting at Study School at 7...

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The new Green City Initiative will help make Fort Wayne more environmentally friendly. The initiative includes purchasing hybrid vehicles, repaving the Rivergreenway to encourage more walking and bike riding, floral gardens along major corridors, and the endorsement of green building methods.

The City is purchasing seven hybrid vehicles. The new vehicles will save the City $112,000 in fuel costs. The hybrid vehicles increase fuel efficiency and will assist us in our efforts to reduce ozone...

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The Internal Revenue Service is looking to give $4 million dollars in unclaimed refunds to local citizens. Are you one of them?

 

For the second consecutive year, the Wayne Township Trustee's Office is hosting a site for the "Money In Your Pocket" campaign in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). Our site is open from 12 pm to 4 pm on each Tuesday and Thursday and on Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. It is staffed with multilingual...

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The recent death of Katlyn Collman (killed because she accidentally stumbled across a meth lab) has thrust Indiana's methamphetamine problem into the spotlight. Methamphetamine production has become widespread in our state, and I am committed to doing everything I can to help curb this criminal activity.

Methamphetamine is a Schedule II stimulant, which means it is dangerous and has high potential for abuse. It is commonly referred to as meth, crank, or speed, and produces physical effects...

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Recently, there has been a rekindling of the debate over the City's annexation of Aboite Township. It all began again when Rep. Bob Alderman added a late amendment to a piece of legislation pending before the Indiana House of Representatives. The amendment proposed a very simple action with very large ramifications: to void any annexation that had been enacted prior to January 1, 2000 if the annexation had not yet taken place. There is only one annexation that fits that specific description...

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