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CITY OFFICES TO BE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

November 20, 2014 - The City of Fort Wayne’s offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 in recognition of Thanksgiving.

Residential garbage and recycling collection will be pushed back one day with Thursday’s collection on Friday and Friday’s collection on Saturday.

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RIVERFRONT SURVEY OPPORTUNITY

November 19, 2014 - Riverfront Fort Wayne consultants are drawing up their final proposals and offering one last opportunity for public input. A Riverfront Improvement Priorities survey is now online and will take residents just minutes to complete.

The survey can be found at www.RiverfrontFW.org; the link is on the right side of the home page. The survey asks people to prioritize the riverfront elements that are most important to them based on the latest plans presented at public meetings on October 29 and 30. For example, residents are asked to choose among elements such as a promenade, entertainment areas, urban ecology center, outdoor adventure area, historic steam locomotive attraction, recreation activities and more. 

“We are now starting to consider costs and feasibility,” said Pam Holocher, deputy director for planning and policy. “We won’t be able to implement everything that’s being proposed in the short term, so we need to hear from citizens about their priorities for the overall plan, as well as the potential phase I area.”

The survey will be available online through December 12, 2014. The final proposals from the consultants are expected to be unveiled in February 2015.

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MAYOR PARTICIPATES IN SECOND PUBLIC WEIGH-IN FOR OPERATION FIGHT FOR A FITTER FORT

November 12, 2014 - Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry today participated in his second public weigh-in to demonstrate his commitment to the Operation F4 - Fight for a Fitter Fort (OPF4) program.

Mayor Henry today weighed in at 190 pounds. At last month’s weigh-in, Mayor Henry weighed 203 pounds. Mayor Henry has committed to increase his physical activity, eat healthier, lose 15 pounds, and participate in next year’s Fort4Fitness event.

The event took place at the McMillen Center for Health Education. As part of today’s weigh-in, Mayor Henry spoke with students from Canterbury School about the importance of health.

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