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November 27, 2014

    Welcome to Lake County, Ohio

    Established on March 6, 1840, Lake County encompasses only 228.2 square miles of land, geographically the smallest county in Ohio, but ranks 11th in population with 229,582 residents according to 2012 Census estimates.
    Our northern border consists of approximately 30 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, much of it accessible by the extensive park system, most significantly the largest natural sand beach in the state, which extends for a mile at the centrally located Mentor Headlands Beach State Park.
    This coastal asset puts Lake County in an enviable position for wind energy and water-related activities, and its strategic access to both SR2 and I-90, as well as proximity to Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, has drawn many entrepreneurs from the medical, electrical, adhesive products and other commercial and industrial fields to the area.
    An available trained and competent workforce that is second to none in the region has been critical to that success, and Lakeland Community College, Lake Erie College, and Auburn Career Center offer opportunities for higher education and enrichment and a range of vocational programs that support and replenish that worker supply.
    Recreational activities abound, including the beautiful Classic Park where fans can cheer the Cleveland Indians Class A Affiliate team, the Lake County Captains in an intimate setting, perfect for the family.
    In addition, Lake County is host to three State Nature Preserves, the Arthur C. Holden Arboretum, and a park district, Lake Metroparks, comprised of 36 parks and 8,196 acres.
    Lake County’s reputation in agricultural circles is legendary. Blessed with some of the most fertile soil anywhere, the region earned the distinction as the Nursery Capital of the World, and our award-winning wine industry has ripened as an emerging tourism destination.
    Our commercial, agricultural and industrial bases open many opportunities for a better quality of life and for economic growth.
    Lake County boasts rich cultural heritage and traditions, bountiful natural resources, including two major rivers flowing through the County which provide us with harbors and marinas for shipping and superb recreational opportunities, strong labor and economic capital, committed leadership, and a diverse community of residents who embrace the region as their home with pride as have generations before them.


    Welcome to Lake County, Ohio!

    Sincerely,

    Lake County Commissioners 

     

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioner Robert E. Aufuldish
    Commissioner
    Robert E. Aufuldish

     

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioner Daniel P. Troy
    2014 President of the Board
    Daniel P. Troy

     


    Commissioner
    Judy Moran

    ENGINEER'S MAILBOX POLICY by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    With the early snow fall this year, the Lake County Engineer's Office decided that it is a good time to remind residents living on County maintained roads of the mailbox replacement policy.  Many years ago, the Engineer's Office routinely repaired or replaced all mailboxes damaged during the winter snow removal process.  Unfortunately, this process proved to be costly when the time required for repairs combined with smaller work forces and increased prices for materials were examined. A revised policy was adopted in January of 2013.

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    LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT RELOCATING TO VICTORIA PLACE by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT HAS MOVED

     

    On December 1, 2014, Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) will have moved from the Lake County Administration Building to its temporary “permanent” location at Victoria Place located at One Victoria Square, Painesville, Ohio 44077. 

     

    Deputy Health Commissioner Ron H. Graham stated, “This move is the culmination of the hard work and charity of so many, including the Lake County Commissioners, the City of Painesville, our partners, and our dedicated staff.  The move represents a critical step in our ongoing recovery from the building fire and providing essential services to our public consumers.”

     

    LCGHD will begin to hold classes, clinics and other programs that were recently put on hold due to the devastating fire that took place at its facility located at 33 Mill Street in Painesville on August 20, 2014.  The most up to date programming information will be available on LCGHD’s Facebook (Lake County General Health District) and Twitter (LCHealthDist) social media sites and website (lcghd.org).  LCGHD may also be reached at the following telephone numbers:

     
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    LAKE COUNTY ROAD SALT POLICY FOR THE 2014-2015 WINTER SEASON by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    LAKE COUNTY ENGINEER SALT POLICY 2014-2015

    Salt costs are continuing to impact the County Engineer’s efforts to maintain roads this winter.  In fact, as recently reported in the media, the prices for salt have increased almost three times those of last year.  The Lake County Engineer’s Office is responsible for over 304 lane miles of County Roads and 110 lane miles along SR 2 from the Cuyahoga County line to the US 20/SR 2 split in Perry Township.  We also plow the roads for North Perry Village.  There are a maximum of thirteen snowplow trucks on the County Road system and five snowplow trucks on SR 2.  Our crews use a combination of treated and untreated salt, Beet Heet (an agricultural additive mixed with the salt) and/or cinder materials to maintain the freeway and County highway system.

    High salt costs require us to revise our salting and deicing procedures.
      When conditions are dry leading up to a storm event, the County will apply anti-icing material on all of the ramps and mainline of SR 2 in the County’s maintenance area.  The material is not effective and cannot be applied if the pavement is already wet or rain is expected prior to switching over to snow.

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    PAINESVILLE PARKING RESTRICTIONS by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, November 04, 2014

    BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
    CONTACT: Jason Boyd, Administrator
    105 Main Street
    Painesville, OH 44077
    (440) 350-2334
    Jason.Boyd@lakecountyohio.gov
    PRESS RELEASE

    DATE: November 4, 2014

    Lake County has been advised by the City of Painesville that effective November 10, 2014, a two-hour per day parking restriction will be enforced for Main Street and the non-metered parking around Veterans Park, and all metered parking locations in the City will be strictly enforced as well. 

    The penalty for a first offense parking violation is $5, second offense is $15 and the third offense is $25 per calendar year.

    Please share this information with employees and frequent visitors to County offices.

    Thank you for your attention.



    ALL CLEAR FOR EBOLA IN LAKE COUNTY by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, November 04, 2014

    LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT

    The Lake County General Health District is announcing that as of November 4, 2014, there are no cases of Ebola in Lake County and that any Lake County resident that was on the October 10 or October 13 Frontier Airlines flights with the Dallas nurse that tested positive for Ebola are no longer at risk of getting Ebola from their flight.      READ MORE....


     



    SPECIAL MEETING by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
    MEETING NOTICE Please be advised that the Lake County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a SPECIAL MEETING ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014 AT 1:30 PM in the Commissioners’ Chambers to consider a resolution to authorize a Local Public Agent agreement regarding the Vrooman Road Bridge and roadway improvements project.

    Lakeland Community College Business & IT Career Fair by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
    LAKELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2014 BUSINESS & IT CAREER FAIR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014 1 - 4 P.M. RM. A 2100  ("CLI") THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE... CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FLYER  

    Vrooman Road Bridge Closure Update by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    The Lake County Engineer has issued a press release regarding the Vrooman Road Bridge project and the plan, in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, to restore travel on Vrooman Road over the Grand River...CLICK HERE to visit the Engineer's page where  you will find news on the Vrooman Road Bridge project and additional travel information.


    Health District by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014


    THE 
    LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT  AND LAKE HEALTH HAVE ISSUED A JOINT PRESS RELEASE REGARDING EBOLA.
      CLICK HERE...  

    Please find below additional links to Ebola information.         

    • Frontier Flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas Information:
    For those who travelled Frontier Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas, please call the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Information line at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) for more specific information.

    • Summit County Public Health Local Call Center Line:  (330) 926-3939




    Commissioner , Sheriff introduce Heroin Task Force by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, October 09, 2014
    LAKE COUNTY HEROIN TASK FORCE ANNOUNCED...click here


    105 Main Street (map)
    The Lake County Board of Commissioners' Regular Meeting will convene  in the Commissioners' Chambers on the 4th Floor, 105 Main Street, Painesville.
    105 Main Street (map)
    The Lake County Board of Commissioners' Regular Meeting will convene  in the Commissioners' Chambers on the 4th Floor, 105 Main Street, Painesville.
    Painesville-Portion of Main Street Closure by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, November 04, 2014
    CLICK HERE TO READ INFORMATION REGARDING THE LATEST CLOSING...

    Painesville - Road Closures by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
    The City of Painesville has issued a news release to advise travelers of imminent road closures.  Please click here to read this important information.



    EMERGENCY CLOSING-Vrooman Road Bridge by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, October 03, 2014

    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


    MARKELL ROAD BRIDGE RE-OPENING AND LOAD RESTRICTIONS by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
    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.”



    LCGHDpress.release082014.contact by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    THE LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT HAS ISSUED A PRESS RELEASE REGARDING THE FIRE INCURRED AT THE SITE TODAY.  click here to read more


    HEALTH DISTRICT by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014


     

     

    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. 

     



    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    COLD WATER METERS Individual specifications and proposal blanks are available at the Lake County De...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Engineer's Office by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, November 21, 2014
    LAK-VROOMAN ROAD BRIDGE AND ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS The bid package may be obtained upon receipt of pa...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, November 14, 2014
    GLK WATER RECLAMATION FACILITY INDOOR MAIN SWITCHGEAR REPLACEMENT PROJECT - #347-S The bid package ...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Crime Laboratory by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, November 07, 2014
    GAS CHROMATOGRAPH/MASS SPECTROMETER WITH AUTOSAMPLER Bids due: 11:00 a.m. December 10, 2014 LEGAL N...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Senior Advisory by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, October 24, 2014
    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR A SENIOR CITIZENS NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND GAP ANALYSIS Proposals due via ema...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Chestnut Hill Waterline Replacement No. 353-W by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, October 03, 2014
    CHESTNUT HILL WATERLINE REPLACEMENT NO. 353-W Bid Opening: November 5, 2014, 11:00 a.m. 105 Main St...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Heatherstone WWTP Improvements - Project No. 349-S by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, October 01, 2014
    HEATHERSTONE WWTP IMPROVEMENTS - PROJECT NO. 349-S Bid Opening: November 5, 2014, 11:00 a.m. 105 Ma...

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