City Street Department crews have resumed the leaf pickup program. Crews are working in the South and North sections of the City.

The Street Department will continue to collect leaves as weather permits. Snow removal is the department'€™s top priority to keep streets accessible for emergency vehicles

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Crews are continuing to deliver new City of Fort Wayne garbage containers to residents.

Crews were on schedule to complete the delivery of more than 80,000 carts before January 1 until snowfall in early December delayed delivery crews.

Residents, who have not received a cart, will have one

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Solid waste pickup in the City of Fort Wayne will not be impacted by the upcoming holiday season.

Since Christmas Day and New Year'€™s Day fall on a weekend, solid waste pickup will remain on schedule.

Fort Wayne City Utilities will change its customer service phone line and walk-in hours on January 3. The new hours for phone lines and walk-ins will be 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

City employee Tom Cain'€™s home restoration efforts are featured in the upcoming January-February issue of Old-House Journal magazine. Old-House Journal is a lifestyle magazine with a national circulation of 300,000. The magazine, which has been published for 30 years, is marketed to old house

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The City Street Department has suspended the Leaf Pickup program due to the recent and anticipated snow.


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.