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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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    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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    During the April 21, 2016 Commissioners Meeting, the winners of the 2016 Clean and Green Lake County Logo Contest Winners were announced. 
    Overall Winner: Anne Marie Supanick - Grade 8 - All Saints of Saint John Vianney
    Elementary Division Winner: Sara Hussain - Grade 5 - Willoughby/Eastlake School of Innovation
    High School Division Winner: Christina Hansen - Grade 12 - Lake Catholic High School
    Congratulations to all the winners and participants of this years Clean and Green Logo Contest!

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    The Board of Lake County Commissioners hereby proclaims April 15 through May 31, 2016 CLEAN AND GREEN LAKE COUNTY, which includes EARTH DAY on April 22, to encourage the youth and adults in the community-schools, businesses, agencies, and civic organizations-to identify areas in their neighborhoods in need of attention and to undertake clean-up activities. The Resolution was presented to Ms. Beth Bollas, Lake County OSU Extension County Program Assistant, who specializes in Recycling and Solid Waste Education.
    Please click here to view the proclamation.

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    Painesville, OH (March 16, 2016) – The Lake County Department of Utilities is pleased to announce its new leadership team of Randy Rothlisberger as Sanitary Engineer, Matt Armand as Director of Business Operations, and Gary Fedak as Director of Technical Operations. They will take charge in leading the Utility Department into the future after the retirement of Rick Martin as Executive Director on April 1, 2016. Picture: from the left Matt Armand, Randy Rothlisberger and Gary Fedak.  Please click here for the full press release.

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    The Lake County Commissioners present the Resolution proclaiming April 2016 Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month in Lake County, Ohio to Matt Battiato, Executive Director of the Lake County Job & Family Services Department. Please click here to view the resolution.

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    The Lake County Commissioners present the Resolution proclaiming National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week April 10-16, 2016, to Mike Warner of the Sheriff's Office Central Communications Division.  Please click here to view the resolution.

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