MAYOR HENRY ANNOUNCES SOUTHWEST WATER TRANSITION TO CITY UTILITIES IS COMPLETE
October 7, 2015 - Mayor Tom Henry's drive to bring residents of southwest Fort Wayne and Allen County the City Utilities water they asked for is complete. This evening, Mayor Henry joined residents who signed petitions; developers who've been able to move forward with projects now that they have the infrastructure providing an ample supply of water with good pressure; City Utilities staff and City Council members to mark the occasion.
Mayor Henry pushed the button for the final disconnection from the old water system, symbolizing the completion of converting more than 13,000 customers of the former Aqua Indiana southwest water system to City Utilities. As they’ve done with each transition phase, residents joined Mayor Henry for a ceremonial toast with water.
“This is a tremendous accomplishment as we achieved what our residents asked for. Providing quality, reliable water at affordable prices makes our City more attractive for residents and businesses,” said Mayor Henry. “We’re going to continue to see positive momentum in our community through these efforts. Private development projects and economic development opportunities are increasing as we’re now able to provide the infrastructure that’s needed to move Fort Wayne forward in the right direction.”
INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE: MAYOR HENRY HIGHLIGHTS COMMITMENT TO MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE PARKS
October 5, 2015 - Mayor Tom Henry and Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll today provided an update on the 2015 capital improvement projects in our parks and facilities operated by the Parks & Recreation Department. Over thirty projects were started and completed in 2015 and more than fifteen projects are still in progress, with all expected to be finished by the summer of 2016. In total, the City of Fort Wayne has invested close to $2 million in Parks & Recreation Department improvements in 2015.
“I’m encouraged by the progress we’re making in the ongoing commitment to enhance our parks,” said Mayor Henry. “Our parks are an essential component of the outstanding quality of life we enjoy in Fort Wayne and it’s important that we invest in them.”
DOWNTOWN FORT WAYNE; WHAT'S NEXT? JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL EVENT OCT. 22
October 4, 2015 - The City of Fort Wayne and Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. are inviting the public to help determine the future of downtown Fort Wayne. Residents are invited to the Downtown Blueprint Block Party, Thursday, October 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. on The Landing. A brief program will get underway at 5:30 p.m.
Free food and music will be available, as well as the opportunity to provide input about future plans for the downtown area. The Downtown Blueprint is Fort Wayne’s strategic plan for downtown revitalization. First completed in 2002, then updated in 2005, it’s now time to refresh the vision for the heart of the City.
“Downtown and all of Fort Wayne have made tremendous progress over the last decade,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “That did not happen by accident, however; it is the result of thoughtful planning and hard work from City government, the private sector, neighborhood leaders and many other partners. I’m looking forward to continuing the positive momentum we’re experiencing in Fort Wayne as we work together to develop bold initiatives to keep our community moving in the right direction.”