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.

During the last couple of weeks I've received many telephone calls about the massive infestation of mosquitoes on the south side of Fort Wayne. There's no question in my mind that the mosquito problem is much worse than it has been for years and that opinion has been confirmed following my recent conversations with Loren Eck, the chief mosquito control officer at the Allen Co. Health Dept. For the first time in 8 years, I've talked on the telephone with severely distressed citizens of areas...

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I've written several articles recently about summer trips our family has taken in recent years. As previously noted, Melissa and I are committed to showing our boys (now 16 and 11) the United States so they understand and appreciate their country. We've traveled all over the country, but our favorite area remains the Great West.

We just completed this year's trip, and what a trip it was. We flew to Denver, rented a car, and drove through a good part of Wyoming, a bit of Montana, and the Black...

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Throughout my time as your Mayor, I have worked to run the City like a business. Providing excellent City services in a fiscally conservative way remains a top goal – one we are achieving. My commitment to sound financial management has created a $23 million cash reserve even in these difficult economic times.

The year ahead will be filled with even greater challenges. As we begin to prepare the 2004 City budget, I am asking for your help. In order to stay on this solid fiscal path and...

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It's the end of July and many residents of Waynedale are still in the process of cleaning up after the flood that hit the south side of Fort Wayne earlier this month. As I've said many times, only those who have had to suffer through a basement or living room full of mud (or worse) can really know what it's like to be the victim of a major flood. Recently I had the opportunity to meet with Belle Vista-Allendale Neighborhood representatives, other city officials, and Army Corps of Engineers...

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2003 has been a challenging year for clients and staff of the Wayne Township Trustees office. With the spiraling cost of prescription medication, the loss of manufacturing jobs and the ever-increasing cost of utilities, low- income citizens have had to struggle. With high unemployment and a depressed local economy employment prospects also appear bleak in the Summit City. Requests for township assistance have risen by 43% from 1999; the table below provides a graphic comparison.

April 2002...

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I would like to offer special recognition to the hundreds of individuals, groups, school children, churches, businesses and others who helped the City of Fort Wayne fight the floods. I encourage each of you to complete the nomination form included in this issue of The Waynedale News. Tell me about someone that helped protect your home during the flooding or share your own story of volunteerism. So many of you responded to the call for help. I want all of Fort Wayne to know how the community...

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