What Offices Will Be on the Ballot Next Year in Lakewood?

During member comments at the end of the Tuesday Lakewood Village Board meeting appointed member Jason McMahon asked what offices would be up for election next spring. Certainly, the Village Presidency will be up, since Carl Davis was elected to … Continue reading

Help Wanted: East Side Lakewood Resident with Financial Background for Village Trustee

The newly-reconstituted Lakewood Village Board held its first regular meeting under Acting Village President Carl Davis Tuesday night. At the end of the meeting, Davis laid out the type of person he is looking for to replace himself as Village … Continue reading

Serwatka Thwarted in Effort to Oust Two Trustees, Moving to Alabama

Lakewood Village President Paul Serwatka was unsuccessful in attempt to push two appointed Trustees off the Board and replace them with two other men. Village Attorney Michael Smoron delivered the bad news to Serwatka before the meeting got underway, but … 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

Erin Smith Appointing Jason McMahon to Fill Ken Santowski Village Board Spot Without Asking Residents If They Would Like To Serve

In Lakewood Village President Erin Smith’s winter newsletter she announced that she would be recommending that Jason McMahon take retiring Village Trustee Ken Santowski’s spot. Since there is over two years left on Santowski’s term, I figured that she would … Continue reading