Allen Superior Court has brought technology usually found at the airport into the Allen County Courthouse.
Superior Court recently launched an electronic court docket display center on the first floor of the Courthouse. Located just inside the main public entrance, on the north side of the first floor, the system displays names, schedule and courtroom information on four monitors.
Sol Fest -- the annual two-day music festival in Allen County that celebrates the sun -- is scheduled for May 5 and 6 at Fox Island County Park.
A wide varierty of activities is planned for this year's event, highlighted by music from some of the most talented artists in the area. Festival organizers promise something for everyone -- from "wired" to "acoustic" -- at the Main Stage.
The Allen County Treasurer's office today announced that property tax bills will be mailed Tuesday, April 10. The due date for the first installment is Thursday, May 10. Both the spring and fall remittance coupons are included in the bill; there will be no fall mailing.
The Allen County Board of Commissioners today released the following statement with regard to the county’s position on funding for the Electric Works project:The Allen County Board of Commissioners today released the following statement with regards to the county’s position on funding for the Electric Works project:
"Allen County government is cognizant of the impact a thriving downtown Fort Wayne can have on our community as a whole. We have been happy to play a leadership role in development projects such as the boutique hotel, Riverview development and Hall’s Restaurant relocation by providing direct funding or in-kind land donations which are making these transformative ideas realities. The Electric Works project which has garnered much attention offers significant revitalization opportunities for the downtown area. Yesterday, Mayor Henry indicated during a news conference his intention to “work with Allen County to secure their financial commitment for the project.” Allen County pledged $1 million in funds last December to Electric Works developers — a pledge the county intends to honor. While no specific request for additional assistance has been made to the county, there are a number of questions which need to be answered and details which must be addressed before any more county funds can be committed. To that end, we hope Mayor Henry and officials with the Electric Works project will meet with commissioners and members of County Council so we can gain a better understanding of their funding sources and how we might best continue in our leadership role. We understand time is of the essence. However, any decisions we make must take into account what is best not only for downtown Fort Wayne but for all citizens of Allen County."
Many millions of plastic straws are used for a just few minutes and then thrown away by Americans every year even though they are not needed by most people. Plastic straws are not recyclable, often become unsightly litter, can harm wildlife, and will never biodegrade. However, if people think twice before using a plastic straw, we can all contribute to making a big difference in our local environment and landfill.
The Allen County Department of Environmental Management (ACDEM, formerly Solid Waste Management District) would like to encourage people to say, “No straw, please” when ordering drinks and for restaurants to only supply them when requested, using sustainable paper straws when they are. To kick off this effort, we will be featuring a public service announcement to bring the idea of not using straws to the forefront of people’s minds in a fun way. This will be on local television and social media.