Lake County, Ohio - Commissioners

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                 Robert  E. Aufuldish   

    2014 President of the Board     

    Commissioner Daniel P. Troy        

                 Judy Moran 

    Duties & Staffing

     The Board of Lake County Commissioners has both quasi-legislative and quasi-administrative powers and through resolutions adopted during their regular weekly meeting, sets the administrative policy for county government. While the Commissioners have no power to initiate legislation, they do exercise powers granted to them by the Ohio General Assembly through state law.

    The Commissioners are responsible for the appropriations of the county tax revenues through the adoption of the annual county budget. The County operates on a January 1 through December 31 fiscal year and must adopt the final budget no later than April 1 of each year. The budget includes appropriations for the numerous county offices, including those offices headed by other elected officials. The Commissioners have the power to levy taxes and to approve the placement of tax levies and bond issues on the ballot for consideration by county voters. The Commissioners also administer all federal grant monies.

    The Commissioners hold title to all county owned property and are responsible for the upkeep. By law, they must provide office space for all county offices. They must build the facilities necessary to house various offices such as the Courtrooms, the Jail, Engineer's facilities and parking. The Commissioners award all contracts for purchase and construction projects.   

    2014 Holidays for Which County Offices Are Closed

                    First day of January (Wednesday, January 1, 2014), New Year's Day

                    Third Monday in January (January 20), Martin Luther King Day

                    Third Monday in February (February 17), Washington-Lincoln Day

                    Last Monday in May (May 26), Memorial Day

                    Fourth of July (Friday, July 4), Independence Day

                    First Monday in September (September 1), Labor Day

                    Second Monday in October (October 13), Columbus Day

                    Eleventh day of November (Tuesday, November 11), Veterans' Day

                    Fourth Thursday in November (November 27), Thanksgiving Day

                    Friday after Thanksgiving Day (November 28),

                    Twenty-fifth day of December (Thursday, December 25), Christmas Day