Subject: It’s about that time…
I guess it’s about time to call it and submit my resignation as village president.
I’m at the point where I’m now spending a lot more time out of state than I am in Lakewood and it is becoming more challenging for me to pay due attention to my duties as village president.
It’s been quite a ride these past 15 months.
Together, we have accomplished much! So much more than many may understand. And sadly, as we know, so much more than the obstructionists will ever acknowledge.
Together, we have – on more than one occasion – earned statewide recognition for our accomplishments toward reforming our village government and for setting a BOLD example for other local government bodies in Illinois to follow, should they dare (or should they care).
More importantly than this, however, WE know what we have accomplished! WE know the good we have done!! As does our Creator!!! And in the end, THAT is what truly matters!
I wouldn’t be being entirely honest, if I didn’t say that it troubles me to know that some real challenges lie ahead for you.
With the ongoing obstructionism from some remaining board members – along with those from the past board/administration that we know have been counseling them to thwart our efforts to not only reform our village government, but to also continue to unearth the unaccounted for expenditures and plunder of the past administration – I sincerely hope that some good folks, with integrity and fortitude, will step up to the plate this coming April and run for village office in the 2019 election to ensure that the accomplishments we have made thus far will not be for naught, or even undone, as trustees Jason McMahon and Carl Davis so adamantly intend.
My resignation shall be effective as of 4:30 pm, today, July 31st, 2018.
I wish you all the best, and I thank each of you for your support and for your outstanding efforts toward the many successes we achieved together.
Paul D. Serwatka