MAYOR HENRY CALLS FOR RATE REDUCTION TO REDUCE BURDEN ON AQUA INDIANA CUSTOMERS
June 30, 2016 - Continuing his proactive efforts to help residents in southwest Fort Wayne, Mayor Tom Henry is asking the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to reduce the sewer rate increase requested by Aqua Indiana.
Mayor Henry is concerned the 30 percent increase being sought by Aqua Indiana is too much and has asked City Utilities to file a request to have that rate reduced by the IURC.
“It’s critical for customers of Aqua Indiana to be treated fairly,” said Mayor Henry. “We are advocates for lower rates as we continue our efforts to provide sustainable and affordable services for residents and businesses to move our community forward in the right direction as an economic development and quality of life leader.”
CITY AND TINCAPS PARTNER TO ENHANCE EXPERIENCE AT MASON PARK/ELMHURST LITTLE LEAGUE AS PART OF PLAY BALL INITIATIVE
June 30, 2016 - Baseball players with the Elmhurst Little League at Mason Park, 5800 Mason Dr., will soon have new green screens at the diamonds as a way to improve the game experience for players, umpires, and fans. In addition, batting cage screens and netting will be upgraded to make batting practice safer for players and coaches.
Installation work is taking place this week. The project is a result of a partnership between the City of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne TinCaps through the Play Ball initiative, a joint effort between the United States Conference of Mayors, Major League Baseball, and Minor League Baseball.
MAYOR HENRY UNVEILS SCHEMATIC DESIGNS FOR RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
June 29, 2016 - Mayor Tom Henry today joined community leaders and riverfront advocates to unveil the schematic designs for the first phase of riverfront development to enhance Fort Wayne and the region.
Development would occur in eight areas on the south and north sides of the St. Marys River between Harrison Street and the historic Wells Street Bridge. Highlights of the plans include a promenade, park pavilion, event lawn, entry plaza with sculpture/signage, urban bioswale, educational water feature, urban streetscape, central plaza, urban riverfront terraces, elevated boardwalk, dock, interactive sculpture, and children’s play area.
“Our time is now to make Fort Wayne’s riverfront a world-class development,” said Mayor Henry. “We must be committed to moving our City forward to continue the positive momentum we’re experiencing. Our rivers can bring all of us together to demonstrate to current and future residents and employers that our community is a place to invest in. We’re positioned for a great future as a jobs and quality of place leader.”