Mokena election 2013
Tired of Mokena

Chicago, IL

#126 Jun 18, 2012
These problems go back to the Chiser area, when big box business wanted to come to Mokena, but he didn't know how to run a town, so Frankfort and are neighboring communities were more then happy to bring them into thier towns with a BIG THANK YOU TO MOKENA. Now you want to bitch and wine about the board and the same people who didn't want big business now want it. So what exactly does Mokena have to offer to attract business. A sucessful downtown, I say not.The downtown should of been addressed years ago when they were looking int the street scape and facade grant and demo the entire area when they had the chance. We aren't Frankfort, New Lenox, Tinley or Orland and we never will be so quite pertending. NO Business will ever come to this town based on what took place to prior years. We are a desfectional town and it won't change, even if you cahnge boards, because the damage has been done.
teacher

New Lenox, IL

#127 Jun 18, 2012
Tired of Mokena wrote:
These problems go back to the Chiser area, when big box business wanted to come to Mokena, but he didn't know how to run a town, so Frankfort and are neighboring communities were more then happy to bring them into thier towns with a BIG THANK YOU TO MOKENA. Now you want to bitch and wine about the board and the same people who didn't want big business now want it. So what exactly does Mokena have to offer to attract business. A sucessful downtown, I say not.The downtown should of been addressed years ago when they were looking int the street scape and facade grant and demo the entire area when they had the chance. We aren't Frankfort, New Lenox, Tinley or Orland and we never will be so quite pertending. NO Business will ever come to this town based on what took place to prior years. We are a desfectional town and it won't change, even if you cahnge boards, because the damage has been done.
our, whine, successful, should have, into, quit, pretending, in prior years, dysfunctional, change, what an illiterate!
new blood

Portage, MI

#128 Jun 18, 2012
The village board is not delivering on economic development. Every elected person up there promised to bring significant new sales tax dollars and no one has made good on the promise.

The economy is bad for everybody but we see our neighbors getting Target - Walmart - Kohls - Portillos - and on and on. The people on the board have been up there a long while and no success. How much longer should we wait.

Time for new blood. Whoever it may be they can't do any worse than what we have up there. Mayor has 4 years as trustee and 8 as mayor. Mazzoranna has been there since early 1990s same as Siwinsky. Metanies,Engler,Labriola had also plenty of time up there. Instead of kissing mayors behind these people should be remembering their election promises - which they don't.

Next election is time to clean the slate and give hope to Mokena. New mayor and trustees is our only hope.
Tired of Mokena

Chicago, IL

#129 Jun 19, 2012
Anyone you put in there will have to deal with legacy issues. No business outside of a mom & pop store wants to come to Mokena. Besides what is left, any good business is in New Lenox or Frankfort.
Tino Lettieri

Chicago, IL

#130 Jul 3, 2012
you have to have vision to go forth, the present adminastration has none!!,Tino Lettieri
mok 5

Mokena, IL

#131 Aug 26, 2012
It's time to get rid of GI Joe Werner and all his bull s h i t. We need true leadership in Mokena. Mokena is falling way behind Frankfort and New Lenox. But we have a lot of empty strip malls. Joe Werner is incompetent. We need a new mayor and board. Same old bull s h i t from them at every board meeting. The fat a s s has to go.
The Hammer

United States

#132 Aug 28, 2012
mok 5 wrote:
It's time to get rid of GI Joe Werner and all his bull s h i t. We need true leadership in Mokena. Mokena is falling way behind Frankfort and New Lenox. But we have a lot of empty strip malls. Joe Werner is incompetent. We need a new mayor and board. Same old bull s h i t from them at every board meeting. The fat a s s has to go.
How about Tino for mayor. He has good name recognition and might win.
Mokena Legacy

Mokena, IL

#134 Jan 22, 2013
8 years of the same smiles and nods with nothing getting done , can anyone tell me the number of businesses that have closed their doors in the last 4 years in Mokena ? Now how many have opened ? Do we have any NEW Major Chain businesses in our community that bring a solid reputations with them such as an Olive Garden , Chili's , Starbucks etc ? Do we have an economic development plan in place to pursue these types of businesses or do we just hope one just wanders in ? I recently heard the Mayor has commissioned a poll to find out what the big concerns and issues are in the community are so he can address them for his re-election bid . Hasn't he been the Mayor for 8 years and a Trustee for years prior to that and he needs to do a POLL to find out what the issues in his community are ! Really ? That's the tactic of a typical Politician who is out of touch and doesn't care about his constituents , his HUGE EGO fuels him and once in office becomes complacent as has been obvious here over the last 4 years for sure. Hey try this , if you get a call from the Mayors Polling Company lie to them . Let the Mayor know its time to let Mokena ha be a chance !
Mokena Legacy

Mokena, IL

#135 Feb 3, 2013
A lot of questions answered recently . Fresh start coming !
Smarter than you all are

New Lenox, IL

#136 Feb 3, 2013
Guess missed he question and answer session.
Lenny

Mokena, IL

#137 Feb 3, 2013
Mokena Legacy wrote:
A lot of questions answered recently . Fresh start coming !
I called Smarter Than out on this before. What was answered that would give you confidence that a fresh start is coming? What plans does Frank have to help? I did not go to the meet and greet but would like to see his agenda.
Mokena Legacy

Mokena, IL

#138 Feb 3, 2013
Werner quitting ! Enough said !
Mokena Legacy

Mokena, IL

#139 Feb 8, 2013
Rumors abound , latest is that Siwinski and Mazzorana are throwing Metainias under the bus for screwing up withdrawing his petitions and prompting the petition challenge . Past Mayor has his mitts in the process and is meddling trying to SAVE the top two to try to block new Mayor Fleischers agenda regardless if its good for Mokena or not . Rumors Rumors
Smarter than you all are

New Lenox, IL

#140 Feb 9, 2013
Yeah, right!
Bob

United States

#141 Feb 9, 2013
Don't spred rumors that are not true, but then again you can't help yourself that's what you're all about. Top two? Metanias was the highest vote getter last election and will be again.. Don't full yourself.
Smarter than you all are

New Lenox, IL

#142 Feb 9, 2013
Who cares about rumors as long as Metanias, Mazzorana, Patt, and Siwinski are the top vote getters. Mokena doesn't need The guy that helped screw up School District 159, The woman that resigned from park board to take a high paying position that 2 years later is just finishing up her associates degree and the position that she was handed should require at least a B.S. degree, the guy that lost previous elections, and the under qualified woman running for clerk. Get the vote out Mokena! This is the most important election Mokena has ever seen!
Mokena Legacy

Mokena, IL

#143 Feb 9, 2013
The high paying job was a $34,000 a year job for starters , the 3 incumbent trustees running for reelection have allowed Mayor Werner to use our Tax Dollars to promote his Private Charity for years and only after getting exposed recently hid their approval of this in the consent agenda at Board Meetings . Werner has used employees and our money when he knew he shouldn't and the 3 Smile and Nods just sat there and said nothing ! The most important election ever and WERNER just QUIT ? Hmmmmm ? And Bob it seems there are rules on this Forum ? You can't spread rumors ? What about personal attacks and blatant lies is that ok ? Check your " Smarter Than " friend if there are rules ok ?
Smarter than you all are

New Lenox, IL

#144 Feb 9, 2013
$34,000 a year to start is good to college graduates that can't find a job in their field of expertise. And that is $34,000 a year plus benefits. And like you said it was $34,000 a year to start, what is she is making now? That's ok someone will FOIA it.
Mokena Legacy

Mokena, IL

#145 Feb 9, 2013
Awesome ! Now how about Mayor Werner with his 3 jobs two of which are taxpayer funded ? That's ok , I never heard a peep out of you about that . And don't believe he gives up his salary at his plumbing business ( which by the way he was often seen at during Blue Island working hours ) something had to pay for him to play with his 6 Army Trucks ! Oh , or was it our money ?
Smarter than you all are

New Lenox, IL

#146 Feb 9, 2013
Yes you did hear a peep out of me. I said I don't care what happens outside of Mokena. I only care about Mokena...Village, Park Board, School Board, and Fire Protection District. Let Blue Island residents scream about someone getting a job that wasn't posted for them to apply for. FOIA anything you want out of village hall to see if money was used illegally. I am sure there is nothing to hide. Bring the video forward!

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