Serwatka Keeps Promise, Disolves TIF District, Property Tax Refunds Go Out to Lakewood Residents in Former TIF District

Lakewood President Paul Serwatka sent an email out announcing a property tax refund for those who were impacted with the now dissolved TIF district.  You can read about it below: Friends and Neighbors, On June 13 2017, as promised, the … Continue reading

Lakewood Does Better at Permanent Tax Cutting Than County Government and Algonquin Township, But Half of Next Year’s Tax Cut Can Be Reinstated

Lakewood’s Village Board voted to cut next year’s property taxes by 10%, but half of the cut can be reinstated next year. Five percent was unanimously voted to be cut from the tax levy. That is a permanent cut equal … Continue reading

Nunda Township’s Contract with Waste Hauler Has Leaf Vaccuuming

Ah, the good ol’ days. Right after Earth Day in 1970, the Illinois General Assembly passed and Governor Richard Ogilvie signed a bill to ban open burning. Lakewood residents had always burned their leaves. It was so bad that vision … Continue reading

Serwatka Proposes 10% Property Tax Cut in Lakewood

A press release from Lakewood Village President Paul Serwatka: Lakewood Proposes 10% Cut in Property Tax Levy Village Board to Vote This Tuesday, December 12th at 7:00pm. This Tuesday, December 12th 2017, at Turnberry Country Club Meeting Room, staff and … Continue reading

Nunda Township Trustee Ed Dvorak Resigns

Re-elected in April, Nunda Township Trustee Ed Dvorak has resigned from the Board. A long-time public servant, he previously served on the Lakewood Village Board as Nunda Township Road Commissioner on the McHenry County Board I hope to get a … Continue reading

Serwatka Seeks Citizen Input on Lakewood Village Board Attendance

First it was the question of whether Lakewood should merge with Crystal Lake. Now it’s a survey about Lakewood Village Board meeting attendance. There were two emails. The first is below: Lakewood Trustees Say NO to Accountability I am seeking … Continue reading