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.

Congratulations to Elmhurst's football team and Coach Roosevelt Norfleet for their great upset football victory in the team's first game of the season! The team showed great spirit during and after that game. Hopefully, Elmhurst is going to have several more football victories this fall! Good Luck to Elmhurst!

When it comes to athletic events, another Waynedale athletic team has much to brag about this summer! The Avalon Swim and Dive Teams both won championships in the Fort Wayne City...

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In this difficult economy governments and residents alike are faced with many tough decisions. The recession, tax restructuring and reassement have contributed to reduced tax revenues for the City of Fort Wayne, Allen County and the State of Indiana. Fortunately, I knew the City would face these serious financial issues more than two years ago. That is when I began the process of budget cutting and was able to build a $23 million cash surplus. Now, the Allen County Council is holding its...

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An Investment In Our Future

 

On August first we held the 4th annual banquet for our computer explorers summer youth program. Over 140 parents attended to honor their children and the program itself.

The Computer Explorers Camp at the Wayne Township Trustee Office has been designed to teach and inspire disadvantaged children about computer technology and how it applies to their world. This camp accomplishes its goal in two ways, first the children are taught a wide variety of computer skills...

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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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