Lakewood Village Trustee Paul Serwatka emails of “some exciting news:”
In my write in campaign to be your village trustee, I essentially made 3 promises…
- I would fight to stop the annual property tax hikes that have been levied every year for more than a decade.
- I would fight to stop the $66 MILLION TIF Dist./Sportsplex.
- I would provide an entirely new level of transparency.
For the hundreds of you who joined my email list early on and/or follow along on social media, you know that I have, and continue to, fulfill my 3rd promise of providing exceptional transparency to residents.
But, today, I am very proud to announce that after more than a decade of annual property tax hikes… and after much discussion over many months, the Lakewood Village Board voted, last night, to HOLD THE LEVY FLAT this year!
ANOTHER PROMISE FULFILLED!
For those who attended my town hall meetings, you know that I talk quite a bit of the fact that there are still many other taxing bodies in need of substantial reform (none more than the school districts) and while I will continue in my efforts to bring about this reform, I am excited that I can say that this year the Lakewood Village Board has stood with the over-taxed residents!
For those who have supported my write-in campaign to become your village trustee, I thank you for your trust, your support, and your courage. I pledge to continue on in fulfilling my promises to you and in working to achieve responsible, accountable government.
As you may know, in my quest for responsible, accountable government I have decided to run to be our next state representative in the General Assembly in Springfield. Achieving this will help our efforts exponentially, and I hope I can count on your support in this endeavor as well.
You can learn more of my endeavor to Take Back Illinois at www.TakeBackIllinois.com.
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The motion was made by Serwatka and seconded by Jeff Iden.
All Trustees–Gene Furey, Jeff Iden, Ken Santowski, Bev Thomas–but Carl Davis, who was absent, voted in favor of the motion.