In its relatively short meeting Tuesday night, the Village Board of Lakewood spent $12,700 to purchase nine Tasers.The price will be paid over five years out of money previously budgeted for other Police Department items.
Examples given were the money not being used to provide the Chief a private car and a private phone.
In addition, a former employee of the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District, laid off when the recession hit, was approved for hire.
A proposal for a $16,700 water and sanitary sewer study, pending looking at the study about which east end residents were told was conducted prior to switching sewage treatment in Conntry Club Additions from Crystal Lake to Lakewood’s plant.
At that time, residents to be switched were told that rates would rise only a little bit.
At the end of the meeting Trustee Amy Odum tried to get the board to go into Executive Session for “the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the village, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee to determine its validity,” but was told by the Village Attorney that would be improper because the employee in question was not currently on the payroll.