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Lake County, Ohio Commissioner Robert E. Aufuldish

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Robert E. Aufuldish

Lake County, Ohio Commissioner Daniel P. Troy

2014 President of the Board
Daniel P. Troy

Commissioner
Judy Moran


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.   

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    With the early snow fall this year, the Lake County Engineer's Office decided that it is a good time to remind residents living on County maintained roads of the mailbox replacement policy.  Many years ago, the Engineer's Office routinely repaired or replaced all mailboxes damaged during the winter snow removal process.  Unfortunately, this process proved to be costly when the time required for repairs combined with smaller work forces and increased prices for materials were examined. A revised policy was adopted in January of 2013.

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    LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT HAS MOVED

     

    On December 1, 2014, Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) will have moved from the Lake County Administration Building to its temporary “permanent” location at Victoria Place located at One Victoria Square, Painesville, Ohio 44077. 

     

    Deputy Health Commissioner Ron H. Graham stated, “This move is the culmination of the hard work and charity of so many, including the Lake County Commissioners, the City of Painesville, our partners, and our dedicated staff.  The move represents a critical step in our ongoing recovery from the building fire and providing essential services to our public consumers.”

     

    LCGHD will begin to hold classes, clinics and other programs that were recently put on hold due to the devastating fire that took place at its facility located at 33 Mill Street in Painesville on August 20, 2014.  The most up to date programming information will be available on LCGHD’s Facebook (Lake County General Health District) and Twitter (LCHealthDist) social media sites and website (lcghd.org).  LCGHD may also be reached at the following telephone numbers:

     
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    LAKE COUNTY ENGINEER SALT POLICY 2014-2015

    Salt costs are continuing to impact the County Engineer’s efforts to maintain roads this winter.  In fact, as recently reported in the media, the prices for salt have increased almost three times those of last year.  The Lake County Engineer’s Office is responsible for over 304 lane miles of County Roads and 110 lane miles along SR 2 from the Cuyahoga County line to the US 20/SR 2 split in Perry Township.  We also plow the roads for North Perry Village.  There are a maximum of thirteen snowplow trucks on the County Road system and five snowplow trucks on SR 2.  Our crews use a combination of treated and untreated salt, Beet Heet (an agricultural additive mixed with the salt) and/or cinder materials to maintain the freeway and County highway system.

    High salt costs require us to revise our salting and deicing procedures.
      When conditions are dry leading up to a storm event, the County will apply anti-icing material on all of the ramps and mainline of SR 2 in the County’s maintenance area.  The material is not effective and cannot be applied if the pavement is already wet or rain is expected prior to switching over to snow.

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    BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
    CONTACT: Jason Boyd, Administrator
    105 Main Street
    Painesville, OH 44077
    (440) 350-2334
    Jason.Boyd@lakecountyohio.gov
    PRESS RELEASE

    DATE: November 4, 2014

    Lake County has been advised by the City of Painesville that effective November 10, 2014, a two-hour per day parking restriction will be enforced for Main Street and the non-metered parking around Veterans Park, and all metered parking locations in the City will be strictly enforced as well. 

    The penalty for a first offense parking violation is $5, second offense is $15 and the third offense is $25 per calendar year.

    Please share this information with employees and frequent visitors to County offices.

    Thank you for your attention.

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    LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT

    The Lake County General Health District is announcing that as of November 4, 2014, there are no cases of Ebola in Lake County and that any Lake County resident that was on the October 10 or October 13 Frontier Airlines flights with the Dallas nurse that tested positive for Ebola are no longer at risk of getting Ebola from their flight.      READ MORE....


     

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    MEETING NOTICE Please be advised that the Lake County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a SPECIAL MEETING ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014 AT 1:30 PM in the Commissioners’ Chambers to consider a resolution to authorize a Local Public Agent agreement regarding the Vrooman Road Bridge and roadway improvements project.

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    LAKELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2014 BUSINESS & IT CAREER FAIR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014 1 - 4 P.M. RM. A 2100  ("CLI") THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE... CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FLYER  

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    The Lake County Engineer has issued a press release regarding the Vrooman Road Bridge project and the plan, in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, to restore travel on Vrooman Road over the Grand River...CLICK HERE to visit the Engineer's page where  you will find news on the Vrooman Road Bridge project and additional travel information.

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    LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT  AND LAKE HEALTH HAVE ISSUED A JOINT PRESS RELEASE REGARDING EBOLA.
      CLICK HERE...  

    Please find below additional links to Ebola information.         

    • Frontier Flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas Information:
    For those who travelled Frontier Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas, please call the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Information line at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) for more specific information.

    • Summit County Public Health Local Call Center Line:  (330) 926-3939


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    LAKE COUNTY HEROIN TASK FORCE ANNOUNCED...click here

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    The City of Painesville has issued a news release to advise travelers of imminent road closures.  Please click here to read this important information.

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    THE LAKE COUNTY ENGINEER, JAMES R. GILLS, ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE VROOMAN ROAD BRIDGE OVER THE GRAND RIVER IN PERRY TOWNSHIP/LEROY TOWNSHIP WILL BE CLOSED FOR A MINIMUM OF 30 DAYS.  HIS OFFICE IS CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING WHETHER AN OVERLOADED TRUCK CROSSING THE BRIDGE CAUSED DAMAGE TO MAJOR STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS.  THE CRACKS IN THE STEEL TENSION MEMBERS OF THE BRIDGE WERE DISCOVERED ON OCTOBER 2ND DURING THE COUNTY'S BIENNIAL FRACTURE CRITICAL INSPECTIONS.  AS THE DAMAGE IS MORE EXTENSIVE THAN ORIGINALLY ANTICIPATED, A PLAN TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE IS CURRENTLY BEING PREPARED.

    WHILE THE CLOSURE IS IN PLACE, MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO FOLLOW THE SUGGESTED DETOUR OF I-90, SR 44, AND SR 84. THE PROCESS OF INSTALLING THE DETOUR SIGNS WAS BEGUN TODAY AND WILL CONCLUDED ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 6TH.

    THE PUBLIC IS REMINDED THAT THE EMERGENCY CLOSURE IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT PUBLIC WELFARE AND SAFETY AS THE CRACKS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO INCREASE IN SIZE.  DRIVERS SHOULD NOT TRY TO DRIVE AROUND AND/OR MOVE THE BARRICADES TO GAIN ACCESS.


    Jame R. Gills, P.E. 
    Lake County Engineer
    550 Blackbrook Road
    Painesville, OH  44077
    (440)350-2770

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    September 26, 2014

    MARKELL ROAD BRIDGE RE-OPENING AND LOAD RESTRICTIONS 

    Lake County Engineer, James R. Gills, announced today that the Markell Road Bridge over the E. Branch of the Chagrin River has been re-opened to traffic subsequent to structural steel repairs and a re-inspection of the bridge. The closure last week followed by a load limit posting this week is a result of findings from an ODOT required in-depth inspection of the structure. The new restricted load is as follows:

    VILLAGE OF WAITE HILL Posted Maximum Wt.

    Markell Rd. Bridge (0.4 mi. W. of Chillicothe Road (SR 306))  18 tons (36,000 lbs.)
    Over East Branch of the Chagrin River 
    (SFN 4333438)

    Mr. Gills stated, “We appreciate the patience of the motorist during this brief closure.  Fortunately, the repairs were completed sooner than expected.”

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    THE LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT WILL
    TEMPORARILY BE LOCATED
    IN THE BASEMENT ASSEMBLY ROOM OF THE LAKE
    COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING,
    105 MAIN STREET, PAINESVILLE, OHIO.


    LONG-TERM ARRANGEMENTS FOR LOCATION OF 
    THE HEALTH DISTRICT OFFICES 
    WILL BE DETERMINED NEXT WEEK.

    TEMPORARY CONTACT NUMBERS FOR THE HEALTH DISTRICT HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED, AS FOLLOWS:

                                                             

                                       MAIN CONTACT:…...350-2543

                                       VITAL STATISTICS:….350-2549

                                       NURSING:……………350-2554

                                       W.I.C.:………………  350-2818    

     

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. 

     

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    THE LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT HAS ISSUED A PRESS RELEASE REGARDING THE FIRE INCURRED AT THE SITE TODAY.  click here to read more

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