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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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    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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    The Special Olympics—Lake County Ohio Dance Team (Deepwood Dancers) applied and were accepted to compete in a team dance performance representing the USA at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games, which were hosted in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on March 14-21, 2019. While the Deepwood Dancers knew it was the largest humanitarian sports event in 2019, what they didn’t know was that at the conclusion of the World Games they would get to meet the Chairman of Special Olympics, Tim Shriver, and that a proclamation would be signed so that dance is now an official Special Olympics international sport. 

    The Deepwood Dancers (listed below) are unique beyond their talents; individuals on the team have various developmental disabilities and their age span is 16—61. They embody diversity. 

    • Camryn Byrne 
    • Anthony (Tony) Cervella 
    • Lani Engel 
    • Kathy Habat 
    • Kelleen (Kelly) Kinnaird 
    • Sheryl Kintop 
    • Charles (Charlie) Schulz, Jr. 
    • Michael (Mike) Sukalac 

    LCBDD/Deepwood Recreational Specialists Ellana Fishwick and Kara Shubert, along with dance team choreographers and Coach Tana Habat were in lock step with the Deepwood Dancers the entire time, making sure that they were ready to perform their best in the competitions.

    Amongst the more than 7,500 athletes   representing 170 countries in 24 sports, the Deepwood Dancers had stellar performances and won the following medals:

    •  Lani won a gold medal in the solo competition
    • Charlie and Sheryl won a silver medal in the duo competition
    • The Deepwood Dance team won a silver medal in the team competition

    “The Deepwood Dancers were ecstatic about the opportunity to represent Lake County, Cleveland, Ohio, and the United States of America at the Special Olympics World Games,” said Tana Habat. “We expected excitement, but we saw so much more – friendship, courage and perseverance beyond our expectations.” 

    The Deepwood dance team was formed in 2017 to help continue the movement to make dance an official Special Olympic competitive sport. They are a relatively new addition to the Lake County Special Olympics program and have been performing across Lake County the past two and a half years to help raise awareness for individuals with special needs. 

    “We want to thank all who made donations and contributed time and energy to make this possible,” added Tana. “This was an amazing way to show support from our community and be part of the beginning of the movement to include dance in the array of Special Olympic talents.” 

     

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    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 and are the first responders 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. Telecommunicators Week is April 14-20, 2019. To view the resolution please click here. 

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    PUBLIC NOTICE

    The Lake County Board of Commissioners,  by resolution adopted April 4, 2019, has set the date and time for the viewing and the date, time, and place for a public hearing to consider the proposed vacation of a portion of Hubbard Road in Madison Township. The viewing will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., at the street location. The hearing will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (prior to Commissioners’ meeting) in the Commissioners’ Chamber, 105 Main Street, 4th floor, Painesville, OH 44077.  You may also access this Public Notice via the Internet at https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/commissioners/LEGAL-NOTICES-TO-BIDDERS.

    Any questions regarding the viewing or public hearing should be addressed to the Lake County Commissioners’ Clerk, Jennifer Bell, 105 Main Street, Fourth Floor, Painesville, OH 44077 or by telephone at (440) 350-2751.

    BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, IN AND FOR LAKE COUNTY, OHIO.

    Jerry C. Cirino, President

    Ron Young, Vice President

    John R. Hamercheck, Commissioner

    Jennifer Bell, Clerk

    Publish: News Herald:

          April 5, 2019

          April 12, 2019

          and posted on the Lake County website

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    Lake County Children Services Division responded to 2,365 calls regarding children and their families in 2019. 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. 

     

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