Mayor Graham Richard and City Controller Pat Roller today explained how changes in State tax policy have resulted in an increase in local property taxes due.

The State of Indiana has reduced property tax credits, which has increased the taxes due.
* State Homestead Credit: reduced by 40%

* State

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Mayor Graham Richard today announced Fort Wayne Fire Chief Tim Davie will retire effective August 21.

Mayor Richard has appointed current Deputy Fire Chief Pete Kelly to become Fire Chief effective August 21. Kelly will continue the excellent public safety services provided by the Fort Wayne Fire

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The Fort Wayne City Plan Commission today will consider an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Fort Wayne and Allen County (Plan-it Allen!) to add the Southeast Area Development Strategy. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. in the Omni Room on the second floor of the City-County Building. ...

The City of Fort Wayne is in need of Greenway Rangers to monitor trails in Aboite Township. A training session for interested individuals will be held July 9 at the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Anyone interested in becoming a Greenway Ranger should contact Dawn Ritchie, Greenways Manager, at

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The City of Fort Wayne will be recognized Saturday, June 23 as an Honorary Mention at the First Annual Mayors'€™ Climate Protection Awards at the Annual Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Fort Wayne is being recognized for its commitment to proactive energy and environment practices.

Fort

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Mayor Graham Richard will attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting beginning Friday, June 22 in Los Angeles.

The conference will include sessions on global warming and climate protections, violent crime and affordable housing.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan

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The City of Fort Wayne and Allen County have formed a partnership to meet with developers on a monthly basis to discuss and answer questions about downtown development ideas.

The first meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 on the 8th floor of the City-County Building. Those interested in

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The Fort Wayne City Plan Commission tonight will hold a public hearing on an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Fort Wayne and Allen County (Plan-it Allen!) to add the Southeast Area Development Strategy. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Omni Room on the second floor of the

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The City of Fort Wayne will host Indiana'€™s Water Pollution Control Board on Wednesday, June 13.

City officials will take board members on a tour of several sites around the City related to water quality. Board members will tour the Water Filtration Plant, which has over $24 million in

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The City of Fort Wayne today announced the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program for 2007 brought $1.3 million back to working families in the community. The City participates in the EITC program to assist lower income working families apply for tax refunds.

In 2006, $1.1 million was brought back

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Cell phone provider Comcast has added 311 as part of their cell phone services. Verizon, Sprint, Centennial, and Vonage also provide the same services.

Last month, the City of Fort Wayne launched 311, a new “One Call to City Hall” program designed to improve customer service.

The public now can

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Cell phone providers Centennial and Vonage have added 311 as part of their cell phone services. Verizon and Sprint also provide the same services.

Last month, the City of Fort Wayne launched 311, a new “One Call to City Hall” program designed to improve customer service.

The public now can dial

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The Mayor'€™s Leadership Learning Institute continues its Community Builders workshops with a session on Problem Solving in the Community. Participants will learn how to turn complaints into compliance and understanding. Several city departments will be represented at the event. The Leadership

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Mayor Graham Richard will attend a national conference on sustainable communities and climate change June 4-6 in Racine, Wis. The conference is hosted by the National Energy Center for Sustainable Communities and the Johnson Foundation.

The organizations are working toward national sustainable

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The North River Task Force will host a series of community input workshops this month. The information-gathering sessions will give the public an opportunity to share their ideas and explore possibilities for the North River area. Free parking is available at all locations.

Meetings

 

Tuesday, June

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A documentary on sediment and erosion in the Maumee River Basin will be shown for the first time at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31 on the Indiana Tech campus (Cinema Center Tech Theater), 1600 E. Washington Blvd. The title of the documentary is “A Watershed Mentality.”

The event is free and open to

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The City'€™s Yard Waste Recycling Facility, 6202 Lake Ave., will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

Regular summer hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

Visitors can pick up biosolids and mulch for gardening and landscaping projects.

Biosolids and

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The City of Fort Wayne and the New Haven Parks and Recreation Department will be holding public information and input meetings regarding the Six Mile Creek Trail. Six Mile Creek is the historic name for the Trier Ditch.

The trail route will go along Tillman Road from Southtown Centre to the Trier

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