City Requests Information on Development Teams to work on Neighborhood Stabilization Program

The City of Fort Wayne is seeking information on those who wish to seek and work with multiple buyers of foreclosed homes. Fort Wayne is receiving $7 million to implement its plan for responding to the

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Mayor Tom Henry's State of the City speech remarks as prepared for delivery Feb. 12, 2009, at the Public Safety Academy.

 

GOOD AFTERNOON AND WELCOME.
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME A STATE OF THE CITY SPEECH HAS BEEN DELIVERED HERE IN THE REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMY OF NORTHEAST INDIANA.
I CERTAINLY HOPE

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The City'€™s Public Works Department and City Utility crews will monitor water levels in its rivers and streams, streets and neighborhoods throughout the night, tonight.  A heavy rain has dropped nearly two inches of rain on the City today.

“The Spy Run Creek rose above flood level just after noon...

Drivers to use Eggeman, Aboite Center and Homestead as detour

Covington Road between Eggeman and Homestead roads is closed until further notice. Both directions are blocked because of pavement conditions on the bridge between Eggeman and Homestead.

Drivers can use Eggeman, Aboite Center and...

Dogs and cats are more than pets'€”they'€™re family. And just like any other member of the family, pets deserve to be cared for and protected. That'€™s why Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is teaming with the American Red Cross to offer Dog First Aid and Cat First Aid class on Saturday, March 28...

Will meet with lawmakers to advocate for infrastructure projects

Mayor Tom Henry and the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) announced that they are traveling to Washington, D.C., this week to convince members of Congress to approve an economic stimulus package that quickly addresses...

Sunday'€™s temperature weakens ice

Sunday'€™s warm temperatures have caused the ice to weaken on all three skating ponds. The hockey goals have been removed and red lights/red flags are now posted at Lakeside, E. Swinney and Reservoir Ponds.

If the temperature drops low enough tonight, E. Swinney will be...

Boundless Playground earns foundations grants

Fort Wayne'€™s proposed Boundless Playground at Kreager Park received $185,000 over the past few months in foundation grants. The project will allow children of all ability levels including those with physical and developmental disabilities to have...

Child able to give calltaker street address after mother falls unconscious

 

 Four-year-old Alex had only lived at his address for three weeks, but when his mother fell down the stairs and became unconscious Jan. 5, this little Fort Wayne resident knew to call 911 and was able to tell the City'€™s

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People'€™s Trust Clock Adds to the Amenities Downtown

Visitors to Fort Wayne'€™s downtown and especially those attending games at the new Parkview Field at Harrison Square will be able to keep track of time with a glance upward. Today, Vic Martin, owner of the Baker Street Train Station,...

Park employees are cleaning off Lakeside Pond now
 
Last night'€™s snow covered the recently cleaned ice at Lakeside, E. Swinney and Reservoir Ponds, delaying outdoor skating today.

Parks & Recreation employees are currently cleaning off the recent snow cover from Lakeside Park pond, and will work...

Lakeside skating pond remains closed

Outdoor athletes will be glad to know that two of the City'€™s skating ponds will be open today:

The E. Swinney Park pond is being cleaned Monday, and hockey goals will be set out by noon. Reservoir Park pond will be cleaned Monday afternoon, and hockey goals...

E. Swinney and Reservoir remain open
 
For the first time this winter, all three of the City'€™s skating ponds are open and safe for skaters.

Lakeside Park pond was cleared today and is open for skating. Hockey nets are up and the shelter will be open beginning Wednesday for the following hours:...

As of about 1 a.m. today, City Utilities Water Maintenance Department is repairing a water main break and street flooding on Arlington Avenue between West Petit Avenue and Pasadena Drive.

Arlington Avenue will be closed for six to eight hours during the repair. 

During the repairs, water will be...

City Utilities Water Maintenance Department is repairing a water main break, and road damage caused by the break, in the 3300 block of Engle Road.

During the repair Engle Road will be closed to traffic between Ardmore Avenue and Tielker Road.  Work is expected to continue through tonight.

Water...

The Indiana Park and Recreation Association honored the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department at its annual state convention in Bloomington Friday. Director Al Moll accepted the prestigious Outstanding Park Facility award for the new Swinney Japanese Pavilion in Swinney Park.

“The IPRA award...

City Utilities customers between Somerset and Northlawn may experience service interruption

A water main break has closed Parnell Avenue to through traffic between Vance Avenue and St. Joe River Drive. Crews expect the street to reopen in about six hours.

City Utilities customers on Parnell...

During extreme cold temperatures, like Fort Wayne has had recently, pipes can freeze.  If residents turn on their faucet and don'€™t get water, chances are their pipes have frozen.

City Utilities offers these tips to thaw pipes.
  • If you know where the freeze-up is located and the pipe is exposed,
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City Council approves plan to run from Jan. 20 to Feb. 28

Starting Tuesday, most anyone with a parking ticket that has late fees can have them waived under the City'€™s parking ticket amnesty program that will run through the end of February.

The City Clerk'€™s office will offer a parking ticket...