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THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 


Commissioner
Daniel P. Troy
Commissioner President 
John R. Hamercheck
Commissioner
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.   



 

 

2018 Holidays for Which County Offices Are Closed 

 

                First day of January (Monday, January 1, 2018)

                Third Monday in January (January 15), Martin Luther King Day

                Third Monday in February (February 19), Presidents Day

                Last Monday in May (May 28), Memorial Day

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

                First Monday in September (September 3), Labor Day

                Second Monday in October (October 8), Columbus Day

                Eleventh day of November (Monday, November 12), Veterans' Day observed

                Fourth Thursday in November (November 22), Thanksgiving Day

                Friday after Thanksgiving Day (November 23)
                Twenty-fifth day of December (Tuesday, December 25)


 

                 

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    11
    2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the passage of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act and the effort to create equal housing opportunities for all people is encouraged at every level of the government. Lake County accords residents with an enhanced quality of life through the development of opportunities in housing, employment, education and services by the implementation of plans to assure all people are afforded their rights. 
    Please click here to view the resolution adopted by the Commissioners during the April 11, 2018 Meeting to Marian Norman, HOME Program Manager and Patricia Kidd, Executive Director of the Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc. WWW.FHRC.ORG   



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    The Lake County Commissioners declared during the April 5, 2018 Commissioners Meeting  National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. A number of dedicated telecommunicators serve the citizens of Lake County on a daily basis by answering their telephone calls for police, fire and emergency medical services. Public Safety Telecommunicators are the single vital link for our police offices and firefighters by monitoring their activities, providing information and insuring their safety. A resolution was presented to Captain Mike Warner, Administrator Central Communications in the Lake County Sheriff's Office.  To view the resolution please click here. 

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    The Board of Commissioners proclaimed the week of April 2-6, 2018, National Community Development Week in Lake County. This week was designated as National Community Development Week by the  National Community Development Association in celebration of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program.   In keeping with the local funding cycle, Lake County joins in calling attention to the great strides the programs have accomplished in our area.


    Over the past five years FY13-FY17, Lake County has received a total of $6,261,397.00 in CDBG funds and $1,786,808.00 in HOME funds.

    The CDBG and HOME activities listed below represent only a fraction of the successfully implemented programs that contribute to making Lake County a great place to live, work and conduct business;

                    CDBG – Economic Development Programs and Projects, Public Services, Public Facilities, Housing   Programs and Projects, and Infrastructure Improvements

                   

                    HOME – Development/Rehabilitation of Homeownership and Rental Opportunities for eligible households, Tenant Based Rental Assistance in the form of placement costs and limited subsidy
    Please click here to view the resolution in its entirety.


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    During the March 29, 2018, the Lake County Board of Commissioners presented Lake County ADAMHS Board Executive Director, Kim Fraser, with a resolution recognizing the week of April 9-13, 2018 Appreciation for the work of the ADAMHS Board. The ADAMHS Board nurtures and reinforces county and community efforts preventing and treating addiction including opioids, educates youth and adults about addiction and recovery, promotes family building and workforce development. Please click here to view the entire resolution.

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    Lake County Children Services Division responded to 2,516 calls regarding children and their families in 2018. Children Services worked with over 1,000 children  and provided a safe environment for more than 100 children who were unable to in their family home. A resolution was presented to Lori O'Brien, Children Services Administrator, and Matthew Battiato, Executive Director of the Lake County Job & Family Services Department. Please click here to view the entire resolution.

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    During the March 22, 2018, Commissioners Meeting the Board of Lake County Commissioners recognized the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood  for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Chris Bundy of the Lake County Board of DD/Deepwood, Lani Engle and Michael Sukalac medalist in the Austrian Dance Competition,  and State Bocce Champion Madalyn Nolan were present to accept the resolution.
    Please click here to view the resolution in its entirety.

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    The Lake County Board of Commissioners honored the 4-H Club members and Nancy Kochevar, one of the founders of the shooting club, with a certificate of recognition for their success at Nationals and for their continued growth and innovation. The recognition took place during the July 6, 2017 Commissioners Meeting.



    Nancy Kochevar, Chris Kochevar and Randy Brewster started a shooting sports club, Young Guns in our county in 2013.  This was a vision the 3 had and they executed it.

    In these 4 short years the club grew from 7 members to almost 60 members (which they had to cap as a result of a long waiting list).  Their first year the club was able to send youth to nationals, not 1 youth, but 4 youth were eligible in 2015.  They have had returning members in 2016 and this year they sent 8 youth to nationals. One youth from the club placed and took stage at nationals. This same youth is now taking what he learned from this club and is starting a shooting sport club up by him at college.  His goal is to help teach youth and college mates the importance of firearm safety, what he learned from being in the Young Guns.

    They have increased the amount of advisors in their club from them (the founding 3) to 11, and have had these advisors trained in their perspective disciplines. As a result of that they now are able to offer archery, pistol, rifle, air pistol, steel rifle, steel pistol, shotgun, and muzzle loading. Youth members are taking multiple disciplines to expand their knowledge of firearms, because of this. The Young Guns, club under these 3 advisors supervision, completed service projects where they  helped build a range at one of our metro parks, they also helped boots and saddle (where they meet and practice) expand and build a range. The club has successfully held fund-raisers every year, car washes, and a  turkey shoot (which is their biggest fund-raiser). They have also obtained many sponsors and grants.  With these funds obtained they have been able to purchase or have donated for the club, bows, rifles, pistols, ammunition, travel expenses for the Ohio team to travel to nationals, range time, a facility as well as a shooting trailer. 

    The impact of this innovative activity is that Lake County now has a very active and successful shooting sports club.  Young Guns is our fastest growing club in Lake County.  They have been able in these 3 years to obtain resources and materials so  Lake County youth can have the opportunity to be learning  about shooting sports in a safe and successful manner.

    The club has and continues to look at how they can expand with their ongoing fundraising and recruitment of donors, which assists the club in accommodating the rapid growth.  This vision and planning has assisted the club in being so successful.

    They have been a great addition to our 4-H program and have brought a heighten awareness to shooting sports and the Lake County's 4-H program. Nancy, Chris and Randy have been huge innovators for the shooting sports program in Lake County and nationally. They have done a great deal in just 4 short years with plans to continue to grow in the future!   

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    The Board of Lake County Commissioners approved a resolution during the June 22, 2017 meeting, to place an issue on the November 7 ballot. The issue seeks to renew the existing 0.5 mills senior services levy and add 0.3 mills to help address the increased need for senior services.
    Please click here to read the news release in its entirety.
    Please click here to view the News-Herald article.
    Please Click here to view the resolution.

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    The Lake County Board of Commissioners proclaimed May 2017 as Foster Parent Recognition Month during the May 4, 2017 Commissioners Meeting. A resolution was presented to  Mr. Gene Tetrick, Supervisor of the Substitute Care Unit in Children Services, Ms. Lori O'Brien, Administrator of the Children Services Division and Mr. Matt Battiato, Director of the Lake County Job and Family Services Department. Foster families are a fundamental part of providing constant nurturing  and support to children and families who need time to heal and put their lives back together. Citizens are encouraged to demonstrate their respect and gratitude for foster parents who unselfishly share their lives. For more information on how to become a Foster Parent please click here.  To view the resolution please click here.

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    Out of over 900 students from 24 schools in Lake County, the Board of Commissioners presented the awards for this year's Clean & Green Poster Contest Winners during the April 25, 2017 Commissioners Meeting.
     
    From the left: Commissioner Jerry Cirino, Middle School Winner Autumn Farrar from Willoughby Middle School, Commissioner Daniel Troy, Elementary and Overall Winner Kaitlyn Valentic from All Saints, High School Winner Lindsey Rich of Lake Catholic and Commissioner John Hamercheck. Congratulations to all the winners of the 2017 Clean and Green Lake County Poster Contest!

    Here is the overall winning logo!


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    The City of Painesville has issued an IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY CLOSURE of the intersection of Erie Street and North St. Clair Street.
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    Lake County Engineer, James R. Gills, announced today that the Ruhlin Company, the contractor for the Vrooman Road/Bridge Project, will begin installing storm sewers in the Vrooman Road and Seeley Road area on Monday, May 11, 2015. Barricades will be installed approximately  one mile north of I-90 restricting traffic from accessing the Grand River and Indian Point Park.  All access to Indian Point Park will be from the east end of Seeley Road.  Drivers are advised to follow the posted detour via Vrooman Road (south), Carter Road and Paine Road.  Access will be maintained to the residents on Vrooman Road. The road is expected to re-open on June 15, 2015. At that time, full access between SR 84 and I-90 will be provided via a temporary low level bridge.  The one lane temporary bridge will be controlled by traffic signals.  The temporary bridge will be located in the same location and at the same elevation as the existing bridge thus still making it subject to flooding. It is a requirement of the project plans that the temporary bridge remain in place and be useable by the public until the permanent high level bridge is complete and open to the public at the end of 2016.

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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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