As part of its ongoing community involvement efforts, Plan-it Allen! welcomes John Norquist to Fort Wayne for a speaking engagement on December 13. His presentation is entitled, “Turning Community Dreams into Livable Realities.”

The event will be held in the Walb Student Union Ballroom on the

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Mayor Graham Richard today led a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of the new Wal-Mart Supercenter store at Southtown Centre.

Wal-Mart recently purchased 22 acres of property next to the Menards site to build a 220,000 square foot Supercenter. The store is expected to

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Winter hours have been set for the City'€™s Yard Waste Recycling Facility,

6202 Lake Ave.

Hours will be 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday beginning Friday, December 2.

City Utilities crews will conduct a water flow test at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 30 in the area of Jefferson Boulevard and Illinois Road. The test will take less than an hour. City Utilities customers along Jefferson Boulevardand Illinois and Thomas roads may notice low water pressure and...

City crews will lower the river levels on the St. Marys and Maumee rivers and portions of the St. Joseph River on Monday, November 28. The river levels will be lower for two weeks.

The City Street Department is prepared for the upcoming winter season. Fort Wayne is divided into 18 snow routes. Streets in each snow route are prioritized as one, two or three. Priority one streets (arterial) are the first streets to be plowed and salted. Once priority one streets are completed,

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Mayor Graham Richard today announced the City of Fort Wayne is preparing for the 2006 “Mayor'€™s Money in Your Pocket” Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program.

Mayor Richard has sent a letter to financial institutions in the community asking for their support and help with the program. The EITC

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Mayor Graham Richard and Police Chief Rusty York today presented a meritorious service citation to six Fort Wayne Police Officers for performing an extremely laudable and extraordinary act.

Mayor Graham Richard will speak at the Six Sigma Excellence Conference on Thursday, November 17 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. The Mayor'€™s comments begin at 8 a.m. The conference runs from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Mayor Graham Richard will lead the City'€™s second annual Greenway Summit from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, November 14 at the River Lodge in Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Rd. The Summit is open to the public. Citizens interested in greenways and trails are encouraged to attend.

Mayor Graham Richard today announced a recommendation to delay an increase in the solid waste fee for one year. This plan would save each individual ratepayer $12 in 2006.

A $2.5 million increase in county option income tax (COIT) revenues has allowed the City to develop a plan to use the

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City Street Department leaf pickup crews will complete the first round of leaf pickup in the south section of the City later today. This will mark the completion of the first pickup in each three sections of the City.

Mayor Graham Richard will lead the City'€™s second annual Greenway Summit from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, November 14 at the River Lodge in Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Rd.

The Summit is open to the public. Citizens interested in greenways and trails are encouraged to attend.

Fort Wayne City Utilities is one of 14 drinking water systems in the country to win a 2005 Platinum Award for Sustained Competitiveness from the Association of the Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA).