Lakewood’s award-winning comprehensive plan is the manifestation of a vision created by village residents. But it will do no more than sit upon a shelf and gather dust unless we continue with “vision” and take ownership of the conviction that a better Lakewood CAN be achieved. We can not succumb to fear, uncertainty and doubt.

At the Village of Lakewood’s Board of Trustees’ meeting on Monday, January 28, 2019 a roomful of residents showed up to give their arguments for or against the approval and acceptance of two stormwater grants – grants which would not only reduce the deposit of sediment and nutrients into Chautauqua Lake, but also improve the aesthetics of Chautauqua Avenue and Lowe Park at minimal cost to the village. The debate ensued for hours when, finally, a resident stood up and made the following observation: “Vision … and FUD’ he repeated several times. “Vision … and FUD”. What did he mean? What is FUD? Continue reading “VISION … and FUD!”

How Much are the Lowe Park and Chautauqua Avenue Projects Going to Cost the Village of Lakewood?

An in depth analysis of the the Chautauqua Avenue and Lowe Park Stormwater projects shows that the Village of Lakewood, NY will cost less to village taxpayers than not doing the projects, By accepting the grants, a state-of-the-art, attractive Chautauqua Avenue and business district, and a new useable green space at Lowe Park will benefit our community — while striving to ensure the health of Chautauqua Lake

Relevant points regarding Chautauqua Avenue and the proposed grant funding for the Chautauqua Avenue Green Street program: Continue reading “How Much are the Lowe Park and Chautauqua Avenue Projects Going to Cost the Village of Lakewood?”

What Are the Facts about the Chautauqua Avenue Green Street Grant?

The Chautauqua Avenue Green Retrofit Project will update Chautauqua Avenue into a state-of-the-art main street with long-last permeable pavement, allow for a shady tree-lined avenue, and help enhance the health of Chautauqua Lake.

The Village of Lakewood Board of Trustees  voted to  accept a grant for $695,000 for Chautauqua Avenue Green Street Improvements, January 28, 2019. Here are the facts about the grant: Continue reading “What Are the Facts about the Chautauqua Avenue Green Street Grant?”

Lowe Park Stormwater Project

Lowe Park right now is a vacant lot with a big drainage pipe under it that

Drain pipe at the end of Lowe Park with sediment plume
Sediment build-up in Chautauqua Lake at the end of the drain pipe in Lowe Park

drains directly into Chautauqua Lake. The Lowe Park Stream Daylighting/Sediment Capture Project will transform the park into an inviting park from which to enjoy the lake, while simultaneously sediments and nutrients will be removed before they can enter the lake. Continue reading “Lowe Park Stormwater Project”

Lakewood & Busti Awarded 1.493 Million Dollars in Grants

The Village of Lakewood and the Town of Busti have been notified that they have been awarded $1,493,921.00 dollars from various state agencies through this years Consolidated Funding Application process as part of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative for 2018. Continue reading “Lakewood & Busti Awarded 1.493 Million Dollars in Grants”