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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 

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    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.

     

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    The Board of Lake County Commissioners, at their December 19, 2019 meeting, announced $1.5 million in funding for all 23 communities in Lake County for road infrastructure improvements. The one-time grant program may be used for any road project included on the community's road improvement plan. Please click here to read the full news release.

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    "Be a Santa to Senior" is a national campaign sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care that partners with area retailers, along with agencies that serve older adults, that is designated to bring cheer to lonely and needy seniors by providing gifts and companionship. This December marks the 16th year of this popular holiday campaign, and more than 6,000 gifts were delivered to local seniors over the years. To participate, holiday shoppers are invited to pick an ornament off a tree. There is a tree located in the lobby of the new Lake County Administration Center, 105 Main Street in downtown Painesville. For more information please call 440-350-2748. Commissioners Cirino, Hamercheck and Young presented a proclamation to Valerie Armstrong, Director of Operations for Home Instead Senior Care. Senior Services Coordinator Alyea Barajas was also included in the picture. 

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    The National Coalition for the Homeless and National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness have annually sponsored National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week for 9 days in November each year. Project Hope for the Homeless in Painesville Township is the only emergency shelter in Lake County and is committed to providing people experiencing homelessness with meals along with shelter, supplies and supportive services, and referrals to partnering agencies for additional services. Project Hope for the Homeless has a 90 percent success rate of guests transitioning to a positive houseing situation. We encourage all citizens to recognize that many people do not have housing and need support from citizens and private/public nonprofit service entities. Commissioners Hamercheck and Young presented Mr. John Hutchison, Grants and Communications Coordinator for Project Hope for the Homeless with a proclamation during the November 14, 2019 Commissioners Meeting.

    Please click here to view the proclamation.

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    The Lake County Administration Center Opening Ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Areas of the building will be available for public viewing. Light refreshments will be provided. 

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    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.

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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.

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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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    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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