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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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    NEWS RELEASE: LAKE COUNTY ENGINEER'S OFFICE
    August 31, 2016
    BATES ROAD, TOWNLINE ROAD & DAVIS ROAD CLOSINGS AT CSX RAILROAD CROSSING FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
    CSX Railroad will be closing several roads between Sunday, September 4, 2016 and Friday, September 23, 2016 in order to make repairs to the railroad tracks and crossings. Closures are expected to begin after 8:00 am on the first day and remain in place until work is complete.
    Bates Road in Madison Village / Madison Township and Townline Road in Perry Township will both close on September 4th. Davis Road in Perry Township will close only after the Townline Road crossing is completed and open to traffic.
    Road closing signs will be posted by the Railroad Contractor. The suggested alternate routes are as follows:
    Bates Road — Middle Ridge Road, Countyline Road and South Ridge Road (SR84)
    Townline Road — Middle Ridge Road, Wood Road and South Ridge Road (SR84)
    Davis Road — Call Road, Middle Ridge Road, Townline Road and South Ridge Road (SR84)
    As always, please be respectful of the closure. Drivers are reminded not to remove the signs and / or drive around the barricades.

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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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    During the June 9, 2016, Commissioners' Meeting the Board adopted a resolution declaring June 15, 2016 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Lake County, Ohio.
    To view the entire resolution please click here. 

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    The Lake County Board of Commissioners proclaim Economic Development Week May 8-14, 2016. A resolution was presented to Tim Cahill and Peter Zahirsky of the Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority. Please click here to view the proclamation.

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    Lake County residents will soon have a new Reverse 911 system to receive emergency notifications. This is a substantial leap forward to get critical information to Lake County residents in a timely manner. VESTA Alert uses real-time contact information supplied by Lake County residents via its online Self Registration Portal which can be accessed by logging into https://lakecountyohio.onthealert.com. For more information please Click here to view the complete news release. 

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    During the April 28, 2016, Commissioners' Meeting the Board adopted a resolution proclaiming May 2016 Foster Parent Recognition Month in Lake County, Ohio. A resolution was presented to the Lake County Job and Family Services Director Matt Battiato. A network of foster families is a fundamental part of providing constant nurturing and support to children and families who need time to heal and put their lives back together. To view the entire resolution please click here. 

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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, April 13th, 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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    Lake County Engineer, James R. Gills, announced today that the Ruhlin Company, the contractor for the Vrooman Road/Bridge Project, will begin installing storm sewers in the Vrooman Road and Seeley Road area on Monday, May 11, 2015. Barricades will be installed approximately  one mile north of I-90 restricting traffic from accessing the Grand River and Indian Point Park.  All access to Indian Point Park will be from the east end of Seeley Road.  Drivers are advised to follow the posted detour via Vrooman Road (south), Carter Road and Paine Road.  Access will be maintained to the residents on Vrooman Road. The road is expected to re-open on June 15, 2015. At that time, full access between SR 84 and I-90 will be provided via a temporary low level bridge.  The one lane temporary bridge will be controlled by traffic signals.  The temporary bridge will be located in the same location and at the same elevation as the existing bridge thus still making it subject to flooding. It is a requirement of the project plans that the temporary bridge remain in place and be useable by the public until the permanent high level bridge is complete and open to the public at the end of 2016.

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