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THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 
Commissioner Vice President
Ron Young
Commissioner  
John R. Hamercheck
Commissioner President
Jerry C. Cirino


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.   

 

2019 General Fund Budget

2019 Outside the General Fund Budget

 

 

Boards & Commissions Expiring in 2019

(Please submit a resume with your Board Application form to the Clerk's Office email.) Thank you. 
 
2019 Holidays for Which County Offices Are Closed
First day of January (Tuesday, January 1, 2019)

Third Monday in January (January 21), Martin Luther King Day

Third Monday in February (February 18), Presidents Day

Last Monday in May (May 27), Memorial Day

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

First Monday in September (September 2), Labor Day

Second Monday in October (October 14), Columbus Day

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

Fourth Thursday in November (November 28), Thanksgiving Day

Friday after Thanksgiving Day (November 29)

Twenty-fifth day of December (Wednesday, December 25)

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Can you pass a U.S. Constitution test? (Shutterstock)

    During the July 11, 2019 Commissioners Meeting, a resolution was adopted announcing the Lake County Constitution Day Festival that will be held on September 14, 2019 at the Lake County History Center, 415 Riverside Drive in Painesville Township.

     

    Date And Time

    Location

    Lake County Historical Society

    415 Riverside Drive

    Painesville, OH 44077

     

    Description

    Celebrate the founding of our country and its most important document. Enjoy a day of family fun and celebration. You can even get your picture taken with George Washington at this FREE event.

    The day will include:

    • Gatling and Musket Gun Demonstrations
    • George Washington, Samuel Adams, Abraham Lincoln, and Betsy Ross
    • Reenactment of America's 1st Constitutional Convention by Rabbit Run
    • Tavern Spirits by Debonné Vineyards
    • American Folk Tavern Music by Hal Werner
    • Deepwood Special Olympics Dancers & Singers
    • Children Activities, Museum & Pioneer Village
    • Vendors and Concessions

    General Parking at Riverside High School. Shuttle Available

    Senior and veteran groups can call LakeTran to arrange transportation at 440-354-6100

    A special lunch Founding Father's lunch will be served from Noon-1:30pm for those who wish to attend. Lunch reservations are required by Sep 7.

    Adult Lunch $20 
    Stone Soup 
    Roasted Chicken 
    Mashed Potatoes 
    Corn
    Salad & Roll
    Dessert
    Soft Drink or Water

    Children’s Lunch $10
    Chicken Fingers
    Chips
    Cookie
    Soft Drink or Water

    Please click here to register for lunch.

    Program hosted by the Lake County Commissioners, Lake County Historical Society, and the New Connecticut Chapter NSDAR.

    Please click here to view the resolution with more details. 

    Please click here to view the event flyer.

     

     

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    We are currently (July 30, 2019) experiencing phone issues throughout the County Offices. The Telecommunications Department is aware of the problem and are working on getting the issues resolved as possible.

    Thank you, Lake County Administrator

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    During the May 30, 2019 Commissioners Meeting, a resolution was adopted proclaimining World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Lake County, Ohio on June 15, 2019. As a community, Lake C ounty values the importance of protecting and supporting our seniors and ensuring that they live in a safe and secure environment, with dignity and without fear or abuse, neglect, or exploitation. The Lake County Commissioners presented a proclamation to Lake County Job & Family Services Director Matthew Battiato.

    Please click here to read the resolution.

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    During the Regular Commissioners Meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019, the Lake County Commissioners welcomed two high school students shadowing County professsionals, Grace Roxbury and Amanda Blatz, and Lake Erie College student Charli Brown who is interning in the Commissioners Office for the summer and is majoring in Communications with a minor in Political Science.

    From the left: Commissioner Cirino, Grace Roxbury a senior at Gilmour Academy, Amanda Blatz a senior from Mentor High School, Intern Charli Brown from Lake Erie College, Commissioner Young, and Commissioner Hamercheck.

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    Where Your Water Comes From…

    On Saturday, May 18th, the Lake County Department of Utilities is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. of its Aquarius Water Treatment Plant, located at 38265 Aquarius Parkway in Willoughby, across from the Lost Nation Municipal Airport. The Utilities Department encourages visitors to register in advance by going to http://bit.ly/AquariusWaterTours, but walk-ins are certainly welcome.

     

    The event is free and open to the public, and features plant tours, family-friendly activities, hands-on demonstrations, exhibits, and a “touch-a-truck” area that showcases many of the service and construction vehicles needed to maintain over 550 miles of underground water main.

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    The North Park Place Streetscape Project is scheduled to begin at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 6 and run through July. This project is in conjunction with the opening of the new Lake County Administration Building in August. All vehicle and foot traffic will be prohibited in the northeast corner of Painesville Square during this time. All traffic from South Park Place will exit onto Main Street.

    North Park Place at Main Street Intersection:

    A ROAD CLOSED barricade will be installed at the north end of Main Street and St. Clair Street during this project. It will prevent traffic from entering North Park Place via Main Street, next to the Board of Elections Office. Traffic will still be able to exit onto this portion of Main Street from South Park Place. Board of Elections parking for absentee voting will be allowed.

    North Park Place and Richmond Street Intersection:

    No parking signs will be placed in the park along the curb off North Park Place. A ROAD CLOSED barricade will be put up across from Painesville City Hall at the Richmond Street intersection informing motorists that North Park Place is closed. ONLY AUTHORIZED PERSONELL from the Lake County Courts and United Methodist Church AND EMERGENCY VEHCILES will have the temporary ability to turn right onto North Park Place for parking during this project.

    For more information, please contact the City of Painesville Engineering Department at 440-392-5926.

    Please click here for a larger map of the area.

     

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    The North Park Place Streetscape Project is scheduled to begin at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 6 and run through July. This project is in conjunction with the opening of the new Lake County Administration Building in August. All vehicle and foot traffic will be prohibited in the northeast corner of Painesville Square during this time. All traffic from South Park Place will exit onto Main Street.

    North Park Place at Main Street Intersection:

    A ROAD CLOSED barricade will be installed at the north end of Main Street and St. Clair Street during this project. It will prevent traffic from entering North Park Place via Main Street, next to the Board of Elections Office. Traffic will still be able to exit onto this portion of Main Street from South Park Place. Board of Elections parking for absentee voting will be allowed.

    North Park Place and Richmond Street Intersection:

    No parking signs will be placed in the park along the curb off North Park Place. A ROAD CLOSED barricade will be put up across from Painesville City Hall at the Richmond Street intersection informing motorists that North Park Place is closed. ONLY AUTHORIZED PERSONELL from the Lake County Courts and United Methodist Church AND EMERGENCY VEHCILES will have the temporary ability to turn right onto North Park Place for parking during this project.

    For more information, please contact the engineering department at 440-392-5926.

    Please click here for a larger map of the area.

     

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    he Lake County Board of Commissioners proclaimed May 2019 Foster Parent Recognition Month in Lake County during the May 2, 2019, Commissioners Meeting. There are 44 foster parents who have opened their hearts and their homes to children going through a very difficult time in their lives. Citizens are encouraged to demonstrate their respect and gratitude for foster parents who unselfishly share their lives and provide safe and loving homes for Lake Coiunty's children. A resolution was presented to Gene Tetrick, Supervisor of Lake County Job & Family Services Foster Care and Adoption Team and Matthew Battiato, Director of Lake County Job & Family Services Department.

    Please click here to view the resolution.

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    For more information please contact the Lake County Veteran's Service Center at https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/veterans or call Phone (440) 350-2567/2904. 

    Launched in 2011, MakeTheConnection.net connects Veterans, their family members and friends, and other advocates with mental health information, local resources, and Veterans’ own inspiring stories of recovery. Visitors can learn about the signs of mental health conditions or substance use problems and find sources of support. The site is free and accessible to everyone.
     

    https://maketheconnection.net/

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    Out of over 250 students from different school districts in Lake County, the Board of Commissioners presented the awards for this year's Clean & Green Poster Contest Winners during the April 25, 2019 Commissioners Meeting.
     
    From the left: Commissioner Jerry Cirino, High School and Overall Winner Richie Lanzaro from North High School, Elementary Winner Lukas Kendel from Jefferson Elementary in Eastlake, and Commissioner John Hamercheck. Not pictured is the Middle School winner Sydney Meyenberg from Willoughby Middle School. Congratulations to all the winners of the 2019 Clean and Green Lake County Poster Contest!

     

    Above is the 2019 Poster Contest Winning Entry!

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    We are currently (July 30, 2019) experiencing phone issues throughout the County Offices. The Telecommunications Department is aware of the problem and are working on getting the issues resolved as possible.

    Thank you, Lake County Administrator

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    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

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    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

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    Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System to be Conducted on October 3, 2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DATE: October 1, 2018

    CONTACT: Kelly McGuire, Public Affairs 

    Phone 614-794-0908, Cell 614-206-1162

    Nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert Test This Wednesday

    Citizens to Receive "Presidential Alert" Test Message on Wireless Devices 

    COLUMBUS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) this Wednesday, October 3, 2018 beginning at 2:18 p.m. The test will evaluate the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed.

    The WEA system is used to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children, and other critical situations through alerts on cell phones. It allows customers whose wireless provider participates in WEA and who own a WEA compatible wireless phone to receive geo-targeted alerts of imminent threats to safety in their area through unique tones and vibration. The national WEA test will use the same tone and vibration. The test message will display "Presidential Alert" and read “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed."

    The WEA test will be sent through the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS), as part of the nation’s modern alert and warning infrastructure that automatically authenticates alerts. The test is intended to ensure public safety officials have the methods and systems that will deliver urgent alerts and warnings to the public in times of an emergency or disaster.

    "Because this is the first national test of the Wireless Emergency Alert capability, we want to make sure residents know this is only a test and not to be alarmed when they receive a "Presidential Alert" on their cell phones," said Jeffrey J. Young, Director of Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security. 

    The EAS test will take place at 2:20 p.m. and is only available to EAS participants (e.g., radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers). The test message will last approximately one minute and be similar to regular monthly EAS test messages with which the public is familiar.

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    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

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    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test tomorrow, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

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    Please be advised there will be an audible  emergency siren test on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at  11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

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    Please be advised there will be an audible  emergency siren test on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at  11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

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    Please be advised there will be an audible  emergency siren test on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at  11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

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    Please be advised there will be an audible 

    emergency siren test today, January 11, 2017, at 

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

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