WE CAN DO BETTER TO PROTECT TAXPAYERS

In a struggling economy that’s still absorbing a payroll tax increase, the City Administration raised income taxes on all of Allen County Tuesday night.  We can do better to protect taxpayers.

City Councilman Russ Jehl and I released a responsible plan that funded all the great services Fort

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.05% INCOME TAX INCREASE – COUNCILMANS CORNER

The City Administration has presented a framework of fiscal ideas calling for a 0.5% income tax increase raising local income taxes for both city and county residents by 50%. We announced at the last City Council meeting our opposition to the proposed LOIT increase and provided an alternative framework

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COUNCILMAN’S CORNER: THE RECENT STORM

Folks across the city are dealing with the aftermath of the recent storm, the power outages and the record-setting heat wave that followed. The aftermath for many has included disposing of cutting up downed trees and tree limbs, discarding spoiled food, and, like Dawn and me, getting a tarp on the

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COUNCILMAN’S CORNER

The City Council has approved the contract for a project long-awaited by many Waynedale residents. The project is the upgrade of the water main along Bluffton Road from Lower Huntington Road to Maplewood Road, then east on Maplewood to Wohama. Water main will be replaced on Dale Drive as well.

The

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COUNCILMAN’S CORNER

On Monday April 2nd, the much anticipated release of the 1940 Census data occurred. Every 10 years the US Census data from 72 years before is released to the public.

It is a boon to genealogical researchers. The value is not just to the person researching their own family tree but it also helps, for

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COUNCILMAN’S CORNER

It has been a great privilege to participate in the Waynedale Community Improvement Team with a dedicated group of people. Waynedale is home to many great events and the team looks forward to creating events that help knit residents together and promote Waynedale to others in northeast Indiana.

The

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COUNCILMAN’S CORNER

The new term of the Fort Wayne Common Council is marked by the addition of three new faces. Actually, that is a bit of a mis-description as At-Large Councilman John Crawford rejoins the Council, new 5th District Councilman Geoff Paddock has had experience as a member of the Fort Wayne School Board,

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COUNCILMAN’S CORNER

August 31, 2009

Congratulations to Alex Cornwell and Michael Alberico on beginning their stewardship of an important community institution. The Waynedale News helps knit the people of Waynedale together and promotes a proud identity for the residents and businesses that call

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Mitch Harper

Mitch Harper represents the 4th District on Fort Wayne’s Common Council. The 4th District includes Waynedale, Time Corners and Aboite. He was first elected in 2007 and was reelected in 2011.

Mitch Harper was born in 1956 in Fort Wayne and is a lifelong resident of Allen County. His great-great

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COUNCILMAN’S CORNER

There have been a long line of outstanding civic servants who have preceded me as your Fourth District City Councilman. I particularly want to salute the service of Tom Hayhurst as I begin my term as your councilman.
He has been a councilman attentive to the needs of the Fourth District. I look

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