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THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS




2016 Vice-President of the Board
Daniel P. Troy
2016 President of the Board
Judy Moran
Commissioner
Kevin D. Malecek


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.   

 

  2016 Holidays for Which County Offices Are Closed

 

            First day of January (Friday, January 1, 2016), New Year's Day

            Third Monday in January (January 18), Martin Luther King Day

            Third Monday in February (February 15), Presidents Day

            Last Monday in May (May 30), Memorial Day

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

            First Monday in September (September 5), Labor Day

            Second Monday in October (October 10), Columbus Day

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

            Fourth Thursday in November (November 24), Thanksgiving Day

            Friday after Thanksgiving Day (November 25),

            Twenty-fifth day of December (Monday, December 26), Christmas Day observed    

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    “Be a Santa to a Senior” is a national campaign sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care that partners with local non-profit and community organizations designed to bring cheer to lonely and needy seniors by providing gifts and human interaction to our respected and admired elders.  This popular holiday campaign has delivered more than 12,000 gifts to local senior citizens and more than 1.2 million nationwide.

    To participate, holiday shoppers are invited to pick an ornament inscribed with the first name of the recipient from Christmas trees located at participating merchants in Lake County.  Many of the elderly identified to receive gifts are on fixed incomes who request merely simple personal care supplies and may receive no other gifts during the season.  The “Be a Santa to a Senior Program” offers participants the rewards of granting the humble wishes of these valued members of our community and making a positive impact on their lives. For more information contact 440-257-5800.
    Click here to view the proclamation.


    The Lake County Board of Commissioners presented a proclamation declaring December "Be a Santa to a Senior Month" in Lake County, Ohio, to Valorie Armstrong, the Program Director, during the November 22, 2016 Meeting.

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    The Lake County Board of Commissioners proclaims November as National Adoption Awareness Month. November is a month dedicated to recognizing the stories of youth in foster care who are in need of permanency.  Children often enter into foster care due to a background of abuse or neglect.  While it is preferable for children to reunite with their birth family, too often, circumstances are not ideal.  When reunion with their parents is not possible, children need loving families where they can find security and stability and adoptive parents can provide that very basic comfort each child deserves. Please click here to view the entire resolution. Please click here to read the entire resolution.

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     During the October 27, 2016 Commissioners Meeting the Board adopted a resolution proclaiming Manufacturing Month in Lake County. The resolution was presented to representatives of the AWT Foundation. Lake County is home to numerous world renowned manufacturers which represent the economic backbone of our region, employing thousands of Lake County residents and contributing daily to the vitality of our economy and the economic health of our community. Over 670,000 Ohioans are employed in manufacturing, nearly 13 percent of Ohio’s total employment and nearly 18 percent of employment in Lake County, Ohio. Please click here to view the resolution.

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    Please be advised there will be an audible 

    emergency siren test today, October 12th, 2016, at 

    11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

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    Lake County received a favorable opinion from the Auditor of State Dave Yost’s Office continuing a record of strong performance in financial management and reporting for the County.

    The Lake County Board of Commissioners received an “unmodified opinion” from the State Auditor following its annual audit of government financial conditions for 2015, the highest rating awarded to a governmental entity.  The report is a testament to the County’s management of operations, practices and fiscal accountability. 

    For more information, contact the Lake County Board of Commissioners at 440.350.2748 or click here to see the news release it its entirety. 

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    Be a part of the new approach to fair housing planning.  You are the key to opening doors of opportunity. Community participation is essential in the preparation of a complete Assessment of Fair Housing. A public meeting will be held on September 22, 2016 at the Holden University Center of Lake Community College, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please call 440-392-0147 if you will be attending or email info@fhrc.org. The inclusion of local knowledge and perspectives is essential to the AFH so please provide your input by answering this anonymous survey that can be found here. To view the entire press release please click here

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    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test tomorrow, July 13th, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

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     We have been notified by the Telecommunications Department that the “350” prefix ( ie: 350-2979) is currently down and being worked on.

    The “918” (ie: 918-2979) prefix is in working order and can be used the same as the 350. We are working to remedy this issue as soon as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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    The Lake County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution declaring June 2016 Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month in Lake County, Ohio. Ms. Megan Lundblad and Ms. Seana Dailey from the Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter were in attendance to accept the resolution. Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia are the 6th leading cause of death in the country and it cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed down. This is an effort to increase awareness, address this epidemic and support and honor the family members and caregivers struggling with the disease every day.

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    During the June 23, 2016 Commissioners Meeting, the Lake County Utilities Department was congratulated on receiving the Director's Phase 3 Award from the "Partnership for Safe Water" for both water treatment plants.

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    Please be advised there will be an audible 

    emergency siren test today, October 12th, 2016, at 

    11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

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    We have been notified by the Telecommunications Department that the “350” prefix ( ie: 350-2979) is currently down and being worked on.

    The “918” (ie: 918-2979) prefix is in working order and can be used the same as the 350. We are working to remedy this issue as soon as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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    Please be advised there will be an audible 

    emergency siren test today, October 12th, 2016, at 

    11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

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    On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, local emergency sirens in Lake, western Ashtabula and northern Geauga counties will be tested to make sure the sirens are in good working order.  On January 13 at 11:00 a.m. you will hear a steady siren tone for approximately three minutes. This test is part of the local emergency preparedness program, conducted to ensure that the sirens around the Perry Power Plant are working properly. This is only a test.

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    Please be advised there will be an audible

    emergency siren test tomorrow, July 13th, 2016, at

    11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

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    At approximately 8:30 am this morning (July 2, 2015), the Emergency Sirens were inadvertently activated by Ashtabula County. 

    There is no emergency. 

    Please contact Ashtabula County EMA at 440-576-9148.

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    Lake County Engineer, James R. Gills, announced that Vrooman Road between SR 84 and I-90 is closed to all traffic due to high water conditions. In addition, the flooding has caused damage to the pavement that will need to be repaired prior to the road opening again.  It is anticipated that the road will be reopened to traffic on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  However, this date will be re-evaluated once all of the water has receded and the extend of the damage can be determined.

    Drivers are reminded that they should not move and/or drive around the barricades.  These are posted for the public's safety.

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    The City of Painesville has issued an IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY CLOSURE of the intersection of Erie Street and North St. Clair Street.
    CLICK HERE TO READ THE PRESS RELEASE...

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