Tinkering or Leadership

The Post Journal editor’s opinion column on February 19, 2019 took a shot at the Village of Lakewood again. In reality, the Village of Lakewood has an award-winning comprehensive plan that some of the village leaders are working tirelessly to implement. Read the rest of the story here in LakewoodNY Matters.

Once again Lakewood made the Post Journal editor’s opinion column.
The topic, yet another negative spin on projects undertaken in Lakewood and another negative shot at the work being done by the Chautauqua Alliance to address both lake issues and economic development in the area. Continue reading “Tinkering or Leadership”

The Post Journal Missed the Mark on Lakewood’s Lowe Park Project

The editorial, printed in The Post Journal on February 6, 2019,
was chock full of misinformation and void of important facts. While the Lowe Park Project certainly won’t solve all the lake’s weed and algae problems, it’s a great start and can segue to other important projects with the ultimate goal of fixing Chautauqua Lake.

The editorial, printed in The Post Journal on February 6, 2019,
was chock full of misinformation and void of important facts. (http://www.post-journal.com/opinion/in-our-opinion/2019/02/lakewood-park-project-wouldnt-solve-weed-algae-issues-in-lake/ ) Continue reading “The Post Journal Missed the Mark on Lakewood’s Lowe Park Project”

VISION … and FUD!

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!”

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”