The river level on the Cedarville Dam will be lowered for a short time on Thursday, June 1 while crews make repairs to the dam. The level will be lowered from 17.6 feet to 17 feet at 1 a.m. June 1. The level will return to normal by around 3 p.m. on June 1.

City and neighborhood leaders today watched as “Illsley Place-West Rudisill Historic District” signs were placed in the Illsley Place and West Rudisill neighborhoods. The district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in April.

Wendy Barrott has been hired as the City'€™s Director of Energy and Environmental Services. Barrott has a wide range of experience in environmental issues. She has worked in the automotive and government sectors. Barrott also has experience in energy policy, air quality management and public

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The City of Fort Wayne was recently recognized with a 2006 ARCH Commendation Award for the redevelopment of the Firestone building at Jefferson Boulevard and Fairfield Avenue. The endangered landmark will be converted into a Starbucks coffee shop.

ARCH recognized the City for its commitment to

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Leaders of several local trail groups have formed a Towpath Trail Task Force to promote the expansion of regional greenway connectivity.

Construction will begin this year on the Towpath Trail, a multi-use pedestrian/bicycle pathway connecting Aboite Township with the Fort Wayne and New Haven

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City TV Comcast Channel 58 is airing a new program, “Building a Better Community,” focused on the City'€™s Division of Community Development.

The debut program examines the importance of historic preservation and helps viewers gain an understanding on certain myths about historic preservation.

The

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National Public Works Week will be celebrated May 21-27. This year'€™s theme is “Public Works: The Heart of Every Community.” The City of Fort Wayne'€™s public works and utilities division is responsible for street maintenance, snow removal, leaf pickup, flood control, garbage and recycling

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Mayor Graham Richard will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Lean and Six Sigma for Government conference May 22-23 in Vienna, Virginia.

Mayor Richard will share how Fort Wayne has saved over $10 million by using Six Sigma best practices to better serve taxpayers, reduce costs and provide

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More than 3,400 volunteers will help clean the City'€™s neighborhoods, parks and rivers on Saturday, May 20 as part of the annual Great American Cleanup.

Nearly 150 groups will focus on cleaning a certain site in the City. Some of the highlights include cleanups at the following locations:
* North

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The Maumee River Pathway of the Rivergreenway has been reopened. The section between the 2.75 mile marker and the 3 mile marker (just west of Coliseum Boulevard) along the Maumee River Pathway of the Rivergreenway was scheduled to be closed this week. Due to inclement weather, crews are not able at

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Deputy Mayor Mark Becker, New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald and Allen County Commissioners Linda Bloom, Marla Irving and Nelson Peters will recognize area businesses for their 2005 contributions to Allen County's economic vitality at the 12th annual Business Expansion Awards Breakfast. The event,

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Mayor Graham Richard today was joined by the “Mayor'€™s Money in Your Pocket” partners to announce the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program brought $1.1 million back to working families in the community. For the second year in a row, more than $500,000 of the $1.1 million was directly from the

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Mayor Graham Richard will attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors Energy and Environment Summit May 10-11 in Chicago, Ill. The topics will include climate changes, green buildings, municipal fleets, alternative fuels, hybrid technology, and energy and environment best practices.

Last year, the City

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Mayor Graham Richard today met with the Green Ribbon Commission as the group held its first meeting to begin to develop a comprehensive energy and clean air plan for the community. Mayor Richard challenged the Commission to create an action plan that includes goals and performance measures to

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Mayor Graham Richard has declared May as National Historic Preservation Month in Fort Wayne.Several organizations are hosting events which celebrate historic preservation and Fort Wayne'€™s historic heritage throughout the month of May. Brochures highlighting the events are available at several

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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.