The level on the Maumee River will be lowered beginning Monday, July 24 as crews remove the existing tainter gate and replace it with a new one. The river level will be lower for four to six weeks.

Mayor Graham Richard will lead a session on “Performance Based Government” at the upcoming Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) National Conversation on July 23 in Denver. Mayor Richard will share how Fort Wayne has saved over $10 million by using Six Sigma best business practices to better serve

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Aboite New Trails has provided the City of Fort Wayne with over $200,000 to help construct the Towpath Trail that will connect Aboite Township with the Fort Wayne and New Haven Rivergreenway system.

“We appreciate Aboite New Trails'€™ commitment to trails and greenways in our community,” said

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City officials are proposing changes to the City'€™s Brownfields Assistance Program. Under the plan, financial assistance would be available for the first time for individuals who invest in downtown housing. The program also promotes commercial and industrial investments. Fort Wayne'€™s

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Mayor Graham Richard will be a featured speaker at the Community/Muni Broadband Solutions Summit July 18 in Chicago, Ill.

Mayor Richard will discuss how fiber-to-the-premises and broadband technology can help solve community challenges and improve services.

The conference is hosted by the Public

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On Monday, July 17, crews will begin resurfacing additional portions of the St. Marys Pathway in Swinney Park north of Jefferson Boulevard. This section of the rivergreenway will be closed while the resurfacing work takes place.

 

A streetscape project to beautify the Fairfield Avenue corridor is set to begin Monday, July 17. New sidewalks, curbs, streetlights, trees, and park space are all part of the project on Fairfield Avenue

from Kinnaird to Kinsmoor avenues. Similar improvements will be made on each side of Mark'€™s City...

The Maumee River Pathway of the Rivergreenway will be closed July 14 through the middle of next week for the construction of a pipeline from City Utilities' re-aeration structure to the Maumee River. This will be the final closure for the project. The location of the closure is between the 2.75

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The City of Fort Wayne will conduct smoke testing of infrastructure in portions of northeast Fort Wayne. The work will begin around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 12. Work will take place during regular business hours. The testing is expected to last approximately two weeks.

Smoke testing allows crews to

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Mayor Graham Richard today announced details of the City'€™s new, free downtown WiFi program. Wireless laptop computer users now will benefit from several downtown hotspots.

Mayor Richard was joined by downtown business owners, downtown residents, and Downtown Improvement District leaders.

There are

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Mayor Graham Richard'€™s Leadership Learning Institute will continue its Community Builders workshops with a session called, “Top of the Town.” The event is from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 10, and is open to the public.

Individuals attending are asked to meet at Freimann Square to discuss and learn about

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Mayor Graham Richard today led a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on the new Regional Public Safety Academy at Southtown Centre. Mayor Richard was joined by state and local elected officials, Public Safety Foundation members, education partners, and neighborhood leaders.

Mayor Graham Richard will host the Northeast Indiana Mayors'€™ Roundtable on Thursday, July 6.

The theme for the meeting will be regional services. Two service agencies, Community Harvest Food Bank and McMillen Health Center, will be featured.

Community Harvest Food Bank is the largest food bank

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A streetscape project to improve pedestrian connections between downtown attractions will begin Wednesday, July 5. The project is a recommendation of the Downtown Blueprint plan to enhance downtown.

The new streetscapes will feature decorative sidewalks with brick inlay. Historical-styled

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City leaders will hold an open house, public information session from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, to gather public input on proposals to redesign the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge on Clinton Street near Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne. The meeting will be held at the

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City leaders today were on hand as Phil'€™s Market was demolished. The City demolished the site as efforts continue to bring additional retail and housing developments to the southeast quadrant.

Future retail development would complement the City'€™s Renaissance Pointe plan announced earlier this month by

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The City of Fort Wayne website will be temporarily unavailable for maintenance on Thursday, June 29th between 11:00pm and 11:59pm.  Thank you for your patience.


Garbage and recycling will not be collected in the City of Fort Wayne on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Residents with collection on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday will have their garbage and recycling materials collected one day later than normal next week.

The

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The Plan-it Allen! Comprehensive Plan Committee today conducted its final meeting as the first-ever City-County land use and development plan nears completion.

The volunteer committee has led the effort to create a plan that will define a vision for future growth and development. Today'€™s meeting

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City of Fort Wayne and Allen County leaders today announced they will work together on a plan to develop greater efficiencies in their respective development permitting departments.

The city and county have received a grant from the Foellinger Foundation to conduct a study of the development

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