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THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS




Commissioner
Daniel P. Troy
Commissioner President 
Jerry C. Cirino
Commissioner
John R. Hamercheck


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.   



         2017 Holidays for Which County Offices Are Closed 

                First day of January (Monday, January 2, 2017), New Year’s Day observed

                Third Monday in January (January 16), Martin Luther King Day

                Third Monday in February (February 20), Presidents Day

                Last Monday in May (May 29), Memorial Day

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

                First Monday in September (September 4), Labor Day

                Second Monday in October (October 9), Columbus Day

                Eleventh day of November (Friday, November 10), Veterans' Day observed

                Fourth Thursday in November (November 23), Thanksgiving Day

                Friday after Thanksgiving Day (November 24)
Twenty-fifth day of December (Monday, December 25)

                 
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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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    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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