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Commissioners' Office

The Lake County Board of Commissioners

Commissioner
John Plecnik
  Commissioner President 
John R. Hamercheck
Commissioner
Richard J. Regovich

Rules for Orderly Presentation of Public Comment During Lake County Commissioner Meetings

Commissioner Meetings Accessible Online – Watch the meetings Live. Typically on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Please check the Public Meeting Schedule for confirmation.

The Board of County Commissioner meetings will be accessible to the public via the YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5z4YajVK8fUW2B7UVO6Vmw/live

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Lake County Board of Commissioners has set the dates, times, and place for two public hearings for the purpose of considering a proposed resolution to increase the sales and use tax levied pursuant to Sections 5739.026(A)(3) and 5741.023 of the Ohio Revised Code. Any person may appear at such hearing and express his or her views regarding the matter under consideration. Written comments can be submitted to the undersigned at the address set forth above for the hearing. The hearings will be held as follows:  December 20, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. (inclement weather alternative date December 22, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.), and December 27, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. (inclement weather alternative date December 29, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.), in the Commissioners’ Chambers, Lake County Administration Building, 105 Main Street, Fifth Floor, Building A, Painesville, OH 44077.

Any questions regarding the Public Hearings should be addressed to the Lake County Commissioners’ Clerk, Jennifer Bell, 105 Main Street, Fifth Floor, Building A, Painesville, OH 44077, or by telephone at (440) 350-2751 or email at [email protected]

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.   

2023 Tax Budget

2023 Tax Budget Resolution

2022 General Fund Budget

2022 Outside the General Fund Budget

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.  

Boards & Commissions Expiring in 2023

Boards & Commissions Application Form

2023 Holidays for Which County Offices Are Closed

  • First day of January (Monday, January 2, 2023), 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
  • Nineteenth day of June (Monday, June 19), Juneteenth
  • 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), Christmas Day

Commissioners Meeting Videos

January 5, 2023 Organizational Meeting

January 5, 2023 Commissioners Meeting

January 12, 2023 Commissioners Meeting

January 19, 2023 Commissioners Meeting

January 26, 2023 Commissioners Meeting

December 20, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

December 20, 2022 Public Hearing Sales Tax

December 27, 2022 Public Hearing Sales Tax

December 29, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

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Commissioners' Office Resources

NameJob TitlePhoneEmail
Barajas, Alyea440-350-2748[email protected]
Bell, Jennifer440-350-2751[email protected]
Boyd, Jason440-350-2334[email protected]
Hamercheck, John R.440-350-2754[email protected]
Kane, Cristen440-350-5360[email protected]
Lynce, Natalie440-350-2745[email protected]
Plecnik, John440-350-2882[email protected]
Regovich, Richard440-350-2333[email protected]
Russo, Kathleen440-350-2979[email protected]
Torok, Summer440-350-2220[email protected]
Location NameAddressCityZipcodeWebsitePhone
Lake County Commissioner’s Office105 Main StreetPainesville44077