Skip to main content
Lake County, Ohio - Commissioners

COMMISSIONERS HOME

THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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


Updated May 28, 2020 - Lake County Building Public Visitors Guidelines

 

Commissioner Meetings Accessible Online

 

The Board of County Commissioner meetings will be accessible to the public via the YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5z4YajVK8fUW2B7UVO6Vmw/liveThe Board will continue to monitor state and federal public health guidance while evaluating the timing to reopen the meetings to the general public.

 

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.   

 

2020 General Fund Budget

2020 Outside the General Fund Budget

 

Beginning, Friday, September 20, 2019, the Lake County Commissioner's Office has moved to the new Administration Center located adjacent to the Painesville United Methodist Church. The address is 105 Main Street, 5th Floor, Suite 513, Painesville, Ohio  44077. For more information please call 440-350-2745.

Boards & Commissions Expiring in 2020

 
2020 Holidays for Which County Offices Are Closed
  • First day of January (Wednesday, January 1, 2020)
  • Third Monday in January (January 20), Martin Luther King Day
  • Third Monday in February (February 17), Presidents Day
  • Last Monday in May (May 25), Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July (Friday, July 3), Independence Day observed
  • First Monday in September (September 7), Labor Day
  • Second Monday in October (October 12), Columbus Day
  • Eleventh day of November (Wednesday, November 11), Veterans' Day 
  • Fourth Thursday in November (November 26), Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving Day (November 27)
  • Twenty-fifth day of December (Friday, December 25) , Christmas Day

Commissioners Meeting Videos

May 28, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

May 21, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

May 14, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

May 7, 2020 - Commissioners Meeting

April 30, 2020 Commissioners Meeting 

April 23, 2020 Commissioners Meeting 

April 16, 2020 Commissioners Meeting 

April 9, 2020 Commissioners Meeting 

April 2, 2020 Commissioners Meeting 

March 24, 2020 Commissioners Meeting 

    Entries for 'NewsPosts'

    28

    During the May 28, 2020 Commissioners Meeting, the Board announced the winners of the Clean and Green Logo Contest.  The Overall Winner is Middle School student Casey Heil from the Willoughby/Eastlake School of Innovation. The Elementary School Winner is Savannah Brown from Melridge Elementary. The High School Winner is Clara Maruna from North High School. We congratulate all the winners on a job well done. Please click the link below to view their award-winning artwork!

    2020 Clean and Green Lake County Logo Contest Winners

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
    28

    COLUMBUS – In a resolution passed by commissioners today, Lake County became the first county to partner with the Ohio Treasurer’s office to provide an option that makes it easier for county employees and their families to take advantage of STABLE accounts. The measure allows Lake County employees to set up recurring direct-deposits from their paychecks into STABLE accounts for themselves or a qualifying family member.

    “I applaud Lake County for their leadership in providing this important benefit to employees,” said Treasurer Sprague. “For those county employees or their family members living with a disability, the commissioners’ vote creates a new opportunity to save and invest in their futures. We hope other local government leaders across the state will join with us and make this benefit available to more Ohioans.”

    Please click here to read the news article in its entirety.

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
    27

    Plaintiffs Unseal New Evidence Against Chain Pharmacies in Federal Opioid Litigation

    Lake and Trumbull Counties of Ohio lay out dispensing and distribution claims against Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, Rite Aid, and HBC Giant Eagle for their role in fueling the opioid epidemic

    Please click here to view the entire Lake County Opioid Press Release.

    Please click here to view the Lake County Opioid Complaint (Amended Complaint)

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
    21

    Lake County Commissioners to Offer Grants and Loans to Small Businesses

    The Lake County Commissioners have authorized two business assistance programs to benefit small for-profit businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The programs are meant to further economic development, preserve and create employment opportunities for Lake County residents, and support the operations of small businesses during a time of need and emergency. In total, Lake County will distribute $700,000 to small businesses. Funding for the programs was provided by the Community Development Block Grant through the Federal CARES Act. 

    Please click here to view the entire Business Assistance Program press release.

    Business Assistance Program Details

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
    20

    What Does the Future Look Like?

    Join us for this public meeting that will be held virtually to discuss the future of Grand River's Waterfront Entertainment District on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. If you can't make the meeting please share your thoughts in the survey. Please see the links below.

    Public Meeting:

     

    Topic: Grand River Entertainment District Public Meeting 1

    Time: May 21, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87918524854

     

    Meeting ID: 879 1852 4854

    One tap mobile

    +19292056099,,87918524854# US (New York)

    Meeting ID: 879 1852 4854

    Public Survey:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GrandRiverTLCI

     

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
    08

    The Lake County Board of Commissioners recently signed a proclamation declaring May 2020 Motorcycle Awareness Month in Lake County. The Board promotes the importance of motorist awareness to safely share the road with motorcycles and reminds all riders to make themselves more visible and to encourage all citizens to "Look Twice and Save a Life" at all intersections and upon entering a roadway. All highway users should unite in the safe sharing of roads throughout Lake County as we enter warm weather months, in order to reduce crashes and injuries involving motorcyclists.

    Please click here to view the proclamation in its entirety.

     

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
    08

    During the May 7, 2020 Commissioners Meeting the Board adopted a resolution proclaiming the week of May 3-9, 2020, as National Correctional Officers Week in Lake County. National Correctional Officers week acknowledges the difficult job correctional officers perform, locked within a facility for a large part of their day where they must keep those committed to jail secure and safe, and respect the rights and dignity of all inmates.

    Please click here to view the resolution in its entirety. 

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
    08

    During the May 7, 2020 Commissioners Meeting the Board proclaimed May 2020 a National Nurse Month. Nurses are the frontline healthcare workers that are the bridge between the community and the complex healthcare system. Nurses are special people committed to selflessly serve and care for others no matter the circumstance. During this time fighting against COVID-19, nurses are making countless sacrifices to ensure the safety of patients, each other, and our community.

    Please click here to see the resolution in its entirety. 

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
    07

    LAKE DATA BOARD Meeting 5/13/2020

    Painesville, OH – The Lake County Data Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 13th at 9:30 AM will occur as scheduled. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and required social distancing rules, this meeting will be held by WebEx. To ensure compliance with Ohio sunshine laws and HB197, the public can listen to this meeting via phone at:

    +1-650-215-5226

    Access code: 141 310 426

    The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Data Board is Wednesday, June 10th at 9:30AM.

    Please click here to view the notice in its entirety.

     

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
    07

    COMMISSIONERS PASS RESOLUTION ASKING GOVERNOR TO OPEN LAKE COUNTY

    PAINESVILLE, OH, May 7, 2020 — At today's weekly meeting of the Lake County Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Jerry C. Cirino proposed a Special Resolution requesting that Governor Dewine cancel previous directives and allow Lake County businesses deemed "non-essential" to begin operating by May 15th. While this Resolution carries no weight in law, it is a respectful request in recognition of the serious economic pain these directives are causing to the Lake County economy and so many of its citizens.

    Please click here to read the entire press release.

    Please click here to read the resolution.

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
    Page 1 of 17First   Previous   [1]  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next   Last   

    Entries for 'NewsPosts'

    03

    At the request of the Board of Lake County Commissioners, in an effort to avoid causing unnecessary concern for the public, Energy Harbor’s audible siren test scheduled for April 8, 2020 has been re-scheduled as a silent test.  Normal testing is expected to resume next quarter.

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    02

    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test tomorrow, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    30

    Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

    release

    For Immediate Release: March 30, 2020

    Ohio Emergency Management Agency Will NOT Call You Asking for Personal Information

    Scammers are Trying to Monopolize on Fear of COVID-19

    COLUMBUS – The Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) is receiving reports of spam calls to Ohioans from individuals claiming to be from the Ohio EMA and requesting personal protected information, such as a Social Security number.

    “The Ohio Emergency Management Agency is not calling Ohioans and asking for their protected personal information,” said Executive Director Sima Merick. “If you receive such a call, it is a scam. Please hang up the phone.”

    Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Ohio Department of Commerce Director Sherry Maxfield offer these tips to protect yourself from other scams:

    · Watch out for emails claiming to be from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or other expert sources offering special advice or information about coronavirus disease 2019. Legitimate information is available for free from the CDC coronavirus.gov or from the Ohio Department of Health at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

    · Ignore advertisements promoting cures for COVID-19. There currently are no vaccines, prescription medications, or over-the-counter products available to prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19.

    · Refrain from investing in businesses touting products, services or cures for COVID-19. Scam artists try to use the market downturn and the pandemic to scare investors into so-called “safer, guaranteed investments.”

    · Research nonprofit organizations and crowdfunding campaigns before donating. A database of registered charities is available on the Ohio Attorney General’s website. Avoid groups that pressure you into donating and never donate via cash, gift cards, wire transfer, or prepaid money card. These are the preferred payment methods of scammers.

    · Be watchful of anyone going door to door offering coronavirus testing or temperature readings and/or requesting personal information. Call law enforcement immediately if you see a suspicious person. Never let strangers into your home.

    · Beware of emails and other attempts to “phish” for your personal, financial, and/or medical information. When in doubt, do not share. If the source claims to be your bank or a government agency, confirm they are legitimate by calling the organization at a phone number you have verified.

    For information on government stimulus checks, visit the Federal Trade Commission website and stay tuned for updates from reliable news sources. The government will not ask you to pay anything to receive this money and will never ask for your Social Security number, bank account number, or credit card number. Never give this information out.

    · When online, avoid clicking on unknown links or pop-ups and never download any suspicious email attachment. Doing so could infect your devices with malicious software designed to steal your personal information or lock your computer until you pay a ransom.

    The Department of Commerce asks consumers to ask yourself these questions to help spot red flags:

    · Has someone contacted you unexpectedly about an investment opportunity or asked for payment on an unfamiliar account? If you weren’t expecting a phone call or didn’t initiate the contact, hang up. If you can put a block on the incoming phone number, do so to avoid additional calls.

    · Has someone promised you something? If you are offered something that seems too good to be true, it probably is.

    · Has someone asked you to do something? Were you asked for banking, credit card, or other financial account information? If you didn’t initiate the conversation, don’t provide it.

    · Is an investment being offered with a guaranteed high return with little or no risk? All investments carry risk. No one can guarantee an investment return.

    · Is there a sense of urgency or limited availability surrounding an investment? If the offer is legitimate, it will be there later. If someone offers you a “can’t miss” investment opportunity and puts you on the spot, don’t be afraid to walk away.

    · Is the person offering the investment, and the investment itself, properly licensed or registered? For the same reasons you wouldn’t go to an unlicensed doctor or dentist, you should avoid unregistered investment salespeople and their products.

    · Consumers who suspect an unfair or deceptive sales practice should contact the office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost at www.OhioProtects.org or 1-800-282-0515.

    Price Gouging

    · Attorney General Yost’s Consumer Protection Section is receiving complaints of price gouging for items such as surgical masks and toilet paper. State law bans unconscionable sales practices, which could include dramatically increasing the price products solely in response to current events.

     

    For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

     

    If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available. Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 (1-800-846-8517 TTY); connect with a trained counselor through the Ohio Crisis Text Line by texting the keyword “4HOPE” to 741 741; or call the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services help line at 1-877-275-6364 to find resources in your community.

    # # #


     

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    07

    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

    Actions: E-mail | Permalink |

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    02

    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    30

    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

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    08

    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.

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    09

    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.

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    19

     

    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.

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    09

    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.

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    Page 1 of 3First   Previous   [1]  2  3  Next   Last