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Lake County, Ohio - Commissioners



Daniel P. Troy
Commissioner President 
Jerry C. Cirino
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)

    Mr. Robert Dawson, Administrator of the Public Assistance and Workforce Divisions of the Lake County Job and Family Services Department, introduced a new State website that anyone can easily go to and report suspicious activities During 2013, in food assistance alone, Ohio county agencies recovered more than $11.3 million dollars in overpayments from program recipients.  Lake County collected over $246,000 of that total ranking 13th in the State over-all.

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    During the May 1, 2014 Commissioners Meeting, Ms. Gail Yost from the Grainger Foundation, presented the Lake County Emergency Management Agency with a check for $10,000.00. Lake County EMA Director Larry Greene announced that the funds will be used to purchase mass care and sheltering supplies such as cell phone chargers. Funds will also be used to conduct education and public outreach activities in Lake County.

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    Lake County Commissioners present an Economic Development Loan Fund check for $110,000 to Cast Nylons in support of its plans to purchase new equipment and expansion plans. Pictured from left are: Commissioner Robert E. Aufuldish, Commissioner Daniel P. Troy, Cast Nylons President Dennis Pesek, and Chief Financial Officer Bill Wolf, and Commissioner Judy Moran. 

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    Lake County Commissioners Robert E. Aufudlsh, Daniel P. Troy and Judy Moran present a certificate to Clean & Green Lake County! Logo Contest winner,
     North High School Senior Alexandria Zabiegala.

    The Commissioners recognize Middle School Division Winner Aliyah Davis,
     a 7th Grader from Wickliffe Middle School.

    Commissioners recognize the Clean & Green Lake County! Logo Contest
    Elementary Division Winner Kate Kaprosy, a 4th Grader from All Saints of St. John Vianney
    in Wickliffe, and display her winning submission in her absence.

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