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

Hebron Mayor Refuses to Resign

John Jacobson, Hebron’s Mayor who was arrested on drug charges last month, was asked by several village residents to resign, but he refused. In a statement after entering the Village Board’s meeting room right before the 7 PM starting time, … Continue reading

Clock Running on Imposition of 1.5 Cent Tax Around Turnberry Lakes

The Lakewood Village Board voted 5-1 Tuesday night to allow a small 50-year tax the $55-56,000 annual proceeds of which will be spent to keep the lakes of Turnberry Subdivision clean and clear. This year a Special Service Area (SSA) … Continue reading

Part 1 – Willson on Lakewood SportsPlex & TIF Documents

After I finished looking at the Village of Lakewood’s documents concerning the SportsPlex and its Tax Increment Financing District documents, I asked bond analyst Steve Willson to do so, too. Below are his comments: Notes on the Lakewood TIF FOIA … Continue reading

Part 7 – Looking at Lakewood TIF and SportsPlex Document

This is the 7th and last installment of my analysis of the documents produced by Lakewood Village Clerk Jan Hansen in reply to my Freedom of Information Act request concerning SportsPlex information since that January day when there was a … Continue reading

Part 4 – Looking at Lakewood TIF and SportsPlex Documents

Below is the fourth section of my look at documents provided under the Freedom of Information Act by the Village of Lakewood: A Feb.18th email from Karen Walker, whom I believe is involved in the financing end of the SportsPlex, … Continue reading