Lake County Planning Commission
105 Main St
Painesville, OH 44077
Ph: 440-350-2740 Fax 440-350-2606
From Western Lake County Ph: 440-918-2740
Hours: Monday through Friday, Excluding Holidays
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
PLANNING COMMISSION OFFICERS & MEMBERS:
Ivan Valentic, Chair Pamela D. Kurt, Vice-Chair
David J. Radachy, Secretary Geraldine F. Hausch, Historian
Timothy Brotzman Jerry C. Cirino
Amy Cossick John R. Hamercheck
John Perkovich Hiram Reppert
Walter R. Siegel Rudy Velselko III
Land Use & Zoning Committee Members
This Committee is comprised of 10 members appointed by the Chairman of the Lake County Planning Commission. We try to keep equal representation of the townships on the Committee. There are usually two individuals appointed from each of the five Lake County townships: Concord, Leroy, Madison, Painesville, and Perry.
Land Use & Zoning Committee members are:
Christopher Bernard – Madison Township
Richard Constantine – Painesville Township
Lora Diak – Madison Township
Thomas Hill – Painesville Township
Hiram Reppert – Concord Township
Aven Malec – Perry Township
Daniel Himmelman – Leroy Township
Richard Terriaco – Concord Township
Mark Welch – Perry Township
POINT OF INTEREST: The Land Use and Zoning Committee was first established in 1957 along with seven other Planning Commission subcommittees. This Committee was the only one of the seven original subcommittees to persevere to the present date.
|Member||Township Rep||Member||Township Rep|
|Christoper Bernard||Madison Twp.||Hiram Reppert||Concord Twp.|
|Richard Constantine||Painesville Twp.||Aven Malec||Perry Twp.|
|Lora Diak||Madison Twp.||Steve McKee||Leroy Twp.|
|Daniel Himmelman||Leroy Twp.||Richard Terriaco||Concord Twp.|
|Thomas Hill||Painesville Twp.||Mark Welch||Perry Twp.|
SUBDIVISIONS OF LAND
The Lake County Planning Commission staff can be of assistance to you with:
- Topographic Maps
- Census Information
- Land Use Data
- Zoning Information for the Townships
- Comprehensive Plan Information for the Townships
- Aerial Photographs
- Subdivision and Lot Split Activity in the Townships
- Wetlands Maps
- House Numbers for most Townships
- Coastal Erosion Maps
- Countywide New Building Permit Data
Land Use & Zoning Committee Meetings
The Land Use & Zoning Committee members meet the Thursday prior to the Planning Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Planning Commission Library/Conference Room when a Township has requested a recommendation on a zoning district change or zoning text amendment at:
105 Main Street Painesville, Ohio
Community Development (CDBG)
Lake County Housing Rehabilitation Program
Do you need help to rehab your home?
The Lake County Housing Rehabilitation Program is designed to improve the housing conditions for income eligible families and extend the economic life of housing stock through three types of assistance: Emergency Repairs, Mobility and Accessibility Repairs and Modifications, and Full Single-Family Homes Rehabilitation. The Program provides assistance through grants and loans. Work is performed by licensed, pre-screened contractors.
Our Community Development Staff
|David Radachy||Marian Norman||Rhea Benton||Beth Young|
|Director||Program Manager||Assistant Director||Federal Grants Assistant|
About the CDBG Program
|The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD.|
The CDBG program allocates annual grants to develop decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses, and to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. This program is an important tool for helping local governments tackle challenges facing their communities.
Lake County receives an annual allocation from HUD to administer the CDBG funds. The Lake County Planning and Community Development Office accepts applications for CDBG funding every Spring from interested communities for housing programs, economic development projects, public improvements, and public services.
The Lake County Housing Rehabilitation Program is funded through CDBG, and administered by the Western Reserve Community Development Corporation (WRCDC.) This program, which is designed to improve the housing conditions for income eligible families and extend the economic life of existing housing stock, is divided into three types of assistance: Emergency Repairs, Mobility and Accessibility Repairs and Modifications, and Full Single-Family Homes Rehabilitation.
Economic Development Loans
Creating economic opportunities and jobs are among the key activities funded by CDBG. Funds can be used to assist private, for profit businesses with grants, loans, and technical assistance. Commercial rehabilitation is an eligible activity, bringing commercial structures up to code or improving their facades. Public works that support economic development endeavors are also CDBG eligible activities. Job training can be funded as part of a special economic development project, as a public service, or as part of a microenterprise assistance package to the owner of a micro business for his or her employees.
Communities can benefit from CDBG funds for construction of public facilities and improvements, such as water and sewer facilities, streets, neighborhood centers, and activities relating to energy conservation. Funds can be used for accessibility improvements, such as ADA sidewalks and entryways.
CDBG funds can be used for a wide range of public service activities, including job training, crime prevention, child care, health services, fair housing counseling, education programs, energy conservation, services for the homeless, and much more. Eligible public service activities will fulfill the national objective of benefiting low- to-moderate income persons.
The Tribune ran an article, “Lake County Community Development Block Grant Program accomplishments over past five years” on April 19, 2013 listing points of accomplishments the County CDBG/HOME Programs had achieved in the last five years. Attached is a copy of the article for your perusal. (click here)