October 22, 2014 - This afternoon, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) approved the City of Fort Wayne’s plans to purchase the Aqua Indiana southwest water system.
The approval now moves the transaction into closing proceedings.
“I continue to be encouraged by the progress we’re making in our efforts to meet the water needs of residents and businesses in southwest Fort Wayne. Today’s approval by the IURC is another step in the right direction,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “We’re committed to providing reliable and high quality water at an affordable price for all residents as we work together to invest in our neighborhoods, enhance our quality of life, and be a leader in job growth.”
Closing is expected to take 30 days. Once completed, City Utilities staff members will begin the conversion process. In order to accommodate pipe connections, residents will be connected in phases that will take place over the next 10-12 months. The first neighborhoods will be connected within a few days of the completed sale late next month.
On the day the sale is complete, all of the 12,000 water customers in southwest Allen County will receive lower bills for water usage even though the phase-in process will not be complete. Residents will receive a letter in the mail detailing the timeline for connection and can access additional information at www.cityoffortwayne.org/aquatransition.
FORT WAYNE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT EARNS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION - AGAIN
October 17, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department has achieved reaccreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). This notable accomplishment was announced at the Best of the Best Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina at the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) 2014 Congress and Exposition.
“The continued commitment to investing in our Parks is making a meaningful difference for residents and neighborhoods,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “To be recognized as a national leader in providing excellent Parks services is a tremendous honor. I’m encouraged by the unprecedented momentum we’re seeing in Fort Wayne, and I salute our entire Parks team for their efforts to enhance the quality of life that we enjoy in our City.”
The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is one of only 135 park and recreation agencies in the country to currently hold national accreditation, and one of only 41 that have been accredited for 10 years or more. Fort Wayne is also the largest organization accredited in Indiana, with Bloomington, South Bend and Carmel achieving the distinction as well.
RIVERFRONT DESIGN TAKING SHAPE; SEE LATEST UPDATES AT NEXT PUBLIC MEETINGS
October 16, 2014 - Area citizens are invited to see the latest updates to the Riverfront Fort Wayne design concepts at one of two public input meetings. Both meetings will take place downtown at the Grand Wayne Center in Convention Hall A.
The meetings are set for: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. with a presentation at 5:45 p.m. and Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with a presentation at 11:15 a.m.