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.

In this time of continued economic uncertainty it becomes important to encourage the development of small businesses in our community. They are the backbone of local, state and national economies. It may surprise you, but according to the Small Business Administration, nearly 97 percent of Indiana's businesses in 2002 were small businesses, those with less than 500 employees. Income from the state's small businesses totaled more than $10 billion. Those numbers clearly illustrate the...

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The Wayne Township Trustee's Office has several programs designed to assist the citizens of our community. Our Payee Program is intended to offer those client's who have money management issues an avenue of self-sufficiency. It is a free service offered to beneficiaries of Social Security who reside in Wayne Township and are unable to manage their own financial affairs. The program ensures that the beneficiary's environmental needs for shelter, food, medical and dental needs (not covered by...

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This week, I will be meeting with several different groups to discuss the future of downtown Fort Wayne. As many of you know, there have been many attempts in the past to come up with a plan to revitalize our downtown area. People look at what has been done in Indianapolis, and they say "Why not here?" No doubt about it, Indy has been transformed from a cow-town in the '70s to a vibrant, dynamic downtown destination today. They did it with a cohesive political, business and charitable...

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There's been quite a bit of public discussion regarding a neighbor to about everyone on the south side of Fort Wayne—Kitty Hawk Airlines. As you probably know, Kitty Hawk is an air cargo carrier that hauls materials in and out of FW International Airport (FWIA) on a daily basis and employs several hundred local residents. They appreciate the fact that they have been treated well by Fort Wayne and by the airport and they also make good use of the 12,000 ft. runway at FWIA that rivals the...

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I would like to take the opportunity in this issue of the Waynedale News to share with you all of the wonderful summer recreation activities offered by the City of Fort Wayne's Parks and Recreation Department. No matter what your interests or what your age, you will find something exciting in Fort Wayne Parks this summer.

The City has 87 parks covering more than 2,000 acres. Foster Park, in southwest Fort Wayne along the St. Mary's River, is one of the city's largest recreational facilities...

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In the last Voice of the Township I began to describe the various duties of our workfare department. This department is also responsible for home inspections. The Indiana statute allows Township trustees to inspect property for applicants who request assistance with shelter payments. Wayne Township requires that all property meet a minimum housing safety standard before any expenditure of township funds can be approved. All of our Township inspectors have been trained using‑Neighborhood Code...

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