UPDATE ON WARMING STATIONS/OVERNIGHT SHELTERS IN CITY OF FORT WAYNE - FRIDAY, FEB. 27
February 27, 2015 - The City of Fort Wayne will continue to have warming station and overnight shelter available for those in need for one more evening as temperatures and weather conditions are expected to improve.
The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department’s Community Center, 233 W. Main St., will close as a warming station/overnight shelter at noon today.
MAYOR HENRY SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO ASSIST TRANSPORTATION NEEDS FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN
February 24, 2015 - Mayor Tom Henry today voiced his support for proposed legislation that would assist with transportation needs for children in the Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) district.
A portion of Senate Bill 478, which is under consideration in the Indiana General Assembly, would allow a redevelopment commission to provide revenue to a school corporation's transportation fund from property tax proceeds allocated to the redevelopment commission in a tax increment financing (TIF) allocation area.
The bill also specifies that the amount of revenue that may be provided to the school corporation may not exceed the amount of property tax revenue received by the redevelopment commission that is attributable to the school corporation's transportation fund tax rate. The proposal would also require approval by the legislative body of the unit that established the redevelopment commission and by the redevelopment commission.
Senate Bill 478 has been passed by the Indiana Senate and has been sent to the Indiana House of Representatives for consideration.
If the bill receives final approval, FWCS would be required to petition the City of Fort Wayne to request the additional TIF funding. Mayor Henry emphasized that if the legislation passes, he will call on the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission and Fort Wayne City Council to make the necessary approvals at the local governmental level.