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

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