New 2005 aerial photography has been added to the City'€™s GIS interactive map website, http://maps.cityoffortwayne.org. Residents can access the information free of charge. The maps were made available through a homeland security grant. More information can be found at the Indiana GIS

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Crews from the City'€™s Water Filtration Plant will install flashboards at the St. Joe Dam on Monday, May 8. Flashboards are used to increase the amount of water that is available from the river during the summer months.

Crews will lower the river level north of the St. Joe Dam at midnight on

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The City of Fort Wayne is using new computer software to reduce idle times on several vehicles in the City'€™s fleet. The new program, part of the City'€™s continuing Green City Initiative, is designed to reduce fuel costs and lower emissions to improve air quality.

The City of Fort Wayne and Matthew 25 tonight led an open house to demonstrate a new virtual medicine camera technology.

Health professionals and the Virtual Medicine Eye iTeam are working to provide real-time diagnosis for diabetic patients with possible retinal problems by using a retinal

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The Public Technology Institute has selected Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard as the recipient of the 2005/2006 PTI Technology Leadership Award. Mayor Richard will receive the award at the PTI 2006 Congress for Technology Leadership April 30-May 2 in Chicago, Ill.

The City of Fort Wayne will create a fair housing services program designed to educate residents and housing program partners. The program is expected to make the home buying and renting process more practical and customer friendly. A request for proposals has been issued by the City. The program is

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Mayor Graham Richard has appointed two new members to the Fort Wayne Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. The new members are Andrew Downs and Jomare Bowers-Mizzell.

Downs is the Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics. Downs previously worked as Chief of Staff, Director of the

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A project designed to improve pedestrian travel downtown will begin April 25. The easternmost lane on Clinton Street from Superior Street to the Freimann Square parking lot will be converted into a sidewalk. The width of the sidewalk will be tripled and will include decorative pavement and trees. ...

The City of Fort Wayne has saved $3,265 by using a Purchasing Card Program. The program is a partnership between the City and Fifth Third Bank.

A rebate check for $3,265 was recently issued to the City. The rebate is based upon net expenditures. The rebate rate is 0.30 percent. The City uses the

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The City of Fort Wayne'€™s Net Literacy iTeam, Urban League volunteers and Fort Wayne Community Schools students tonight led a training session to teach adults basic Internet skills.

The program is intended to empower young people to increase computer availability and Internet literacy for

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Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard will speak at the annual Verizon Excellence Awards celebration for the Verizon Information Technology organization on Thursday, April 6 in Washington, D.C.

Mayor Richard will describe how Fort Wayne is a wired and inspired city with fiber-to-the-premises technology

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Mayor Graham Richard today called for government leaders to come together to make local government work better for residents.

The Indiana General Assembly recently passed House Bill 1362, which provides local government with an opportunity to develop plans for consolidation and coordination of local

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Mayor Graham Richard today met with visitors from Brazil who are visiting Fort Wayne as part of the Rotary Group Study Exchange program.

“We extend a warm welcome to our visitors from Brazil,” said Mayor Richard. “We look forward to sharing the Fort Wayne story and learning more about their

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The City'€™s Yard Waste Recycling Facility, 6202 Lake Ave., will begin summer hours on Saturday, April 1. 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.Customers purchasing a ton or more of biosolids

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The City of Fort Wayne has created a new program to assist potential new homeowners. The goal of the Homebuyer Education and Down Payment Assistance program is to attract nearly 200 new homeowners to the City over the next three years.

Mayor Graham Richard will participate in a panel discussion on the importance of water quality and how it affects cities.

The panel discussion is from 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, March 29 and is part of the Western Lake Erie Basin Partnership Leadership Meeting at the Metea County Park Nature Center,

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A study on the potential of the housing market in southeast Fort Wayne is underway.

The study will examine how the City and developers can work together to rebuild and revitalize urban core neighborhoods. The new study will complement the recently completed downtown housing study that shows the

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Volunteers are needed for this year'€™s Great American Cleanup. The annual cleanup is from 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20.

Individuals interested in volunteering can sign up online at www.cityoffortwayne.org or by calling the City'€™s Solid Waste Department at 427-1270. The registration deadline is April

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Mayor Graham Richard today led a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the emergency generator project at the Water Filtration Plant.

The generators will allow the City to continue to provide water to customers and fight fires in the event of a tornado, blackout or any other electrical

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Mayor Graham Richard tonight announced the creation of a Green Ribbon Commission made up of community and business leaders that will help the City develop a comprehensive energy and clean air plan for the community. Mayor Richard made the announcement during his Report to the People speech to the southwest

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