Lakeview Council Decorum Vote Fails


The Lakeview Village Council met Monday night and considered an ordinance establishing rules of conduct for visitors to council meetings. The ordinance would set decorum standards during meetings and require citizens who wished to address the council to sign in. The ordinance failed to garner enough votes to pass.

In other council action, Zoning Officer Gary Bias updated the council about his activity since the last meeting. He continues to issue permits for construction and demolition and he reported he has disposed of several nuisance complaints. He also has started sending out courtesy warnings for grass height on several village properties.

The three new village firefighters were also introduced to the council. Todd Mackeys, Paul Holbrook, and Jerry Davis were all approved by the council previously. Mackesy is set to attend advanced training soon.

Mayor Elaine Fagan-Moore informed the council and those in attendance that she knows that many in the community are frustrated by the seemingly slow pace at which improvements are being made. She said while it seems like an eternity since the tornado hit the area in early March, it has been just over two months. Mayor Fagan-Moore addresses the pace of work from her point of view:  

One ordinance was tabled until the June meeting. Ordinance 2024-20, which deals with approving plat maps of Woodland Park Estates, will receive the first of three required readings at the next council meeting. Two ordinances were adopted, one approving and authorizing an agreement between the village and Gary Bias, and the other that approved appropriations for current expenses and other expenditures for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024.

The Lakeview Council will meet next on Monday, June 3, 2024, at 6:00 PM.