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April 27, 2017

    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 




    Commissioner President
    Jerry C. Cirino
    Commissioner
    Daniel P. Troy
    Commissioner
    John R. Hamercheck
    Commissioners Award Clean & Green Poster Contest Winners by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    Out of over 900 students from 24 schools in Lake County, the Board of Commissioners presented the awards for this year's Clean & Green Poster Contest Winners during the April 25, 2017 Commissioners Meeting.
     
    From the left: Commissioner Jerry Cirino, Middle School Winner Autumn Farrar from Willoughby Middle School, Commissioner Daniel Troy, Elementary and Overall Winner Kaitlyn Valentic from All Saints, High School Winner Lindsey Rich of Lake Catholic and Commissioner John Hamercheck. Congratulations to all the winners of the 2017 Clean and Green Lake County Poster Contest!

    Here is the overall winning logo!




    Commissioners Declare April 15-May 31, 2017 Clean & Green Lake County by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    During the April 20, 2017 Commissioners Meeting the Board declared April 15 through May 31, 2017 Clean and Green Lake County. The Board encourages residents, businesses and civic organizations to identify areas in their neighborhoods in need of attention and to undertake clean-up activities. The Lake County Solid Waste District has scheduled a Computer Collection on Saturday, April 29 and a Scrap Tire Collection on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to assist residents with their clean-up efforts. Those from the Utilities Department accepting the award are Matt Armand, Director of Administration, David Schick, Public Services Coordinator and Randy Rothlisberger Sanitary Engineer.
    Click here to read the resolution.


    Commissioners Present at Pinwheels for Prevention in Veterans Park, Painesville by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    The Lake County Board of Commissioners present a certificate to honor Ms. Chris Young as the 2016 Child Advocate of the Year by the Lake County Department of Job and Family Services. The event took place on April 12, 2017 in Veteran's Park in Downtown Painesville as part of a month-long campaign to support the prevention of child abuse, raise awareness to the signs of abuse, and to report anything suspicious.


    Survey for Consolidated Plan by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, April 06, 2017

    Please take this opportunity to share your thoughts on the Lake County, Ohio Survey for Consolidated Plan FY 2017-2021 by completing this survey.  Your responses will be combined to help identify local needs and suggest projects and actions to be prioritized.  This survey can be taken by a variety of people that know Lake County by working or living here.  The information you provide will be summarized to help develop the FY17-21 Lake County Consolidated Plan, a required strategy to plan for the use of approximately $1.6 million dollars from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that is awarded to the Board of Lake County Commissioners on an annual basis.  The general needs measured in this survey cross several categories that relate to the HUD funding sources of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME):   HOUSING, PUBLIC SERVICE, INFRASTRUCTURE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNITY FACILITIES, SPECIAL NEEDS, and HOMELESSNESS.
    To take the survey please click here: 
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LakeOHConPlan17_21     



    Lake County Board of Commissions Proclaim April 4, 2017 Mayor & County Recognition Day for National Service in Lake County by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
    During the March 30, 2017 Commissioners Meeting a resolution was presented to Ms. Cristen Kane, RSVP Director, in recognition of the RSVP volunteers who have served more than 95 agencies across the county and provided over 62,000 hours of service. Click here to view the resolution.


    Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclaimed for April 2017 in Lake County, Ohio by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
    Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclaimed for April 2017 in Lake County, Ohio
    Lake County Children Services Division responded to 2,558 calls regarding children and their families in 2016. as a result, on any given day, 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 Alison Tomaselli, Assistant Administrator in Children Services. Please click here to view the entire resolution.


    National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week Declared for the week of April 9-15, 2017 by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
    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 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.  To view the resolution please click here. 


    Annual Update Substantial Amendment CDBG Reallocation FY2016 by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
    Lake County Planning and Community Development administers CDBG funds received on an annual basis for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. To view the amendment to the Program Year 2016 please click here.

    Business & IT Career Fair - March 28, 2017 at Lakeland by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, March 10, 2017


    Lake County residents are invited to attend the Business and IT Career Fair at Lakeland Community College on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm in Room A 2100.

    Job seekers will have the chance to meet many employers face to face all in one day. Participants can submit resumes, speak with the recruiters about their companies, or simply obtain information about careers in business and information technology (IT). 

    Opportunities will include full-time and part-time jobs and internships in various business and IT occupational areas. Business positions available include: marketing, management, human resources, accounting, financial services, sales, customer service, and office administration.  IT positions include support specialist, software developer, data analyst, CRM systems manager, Java web developer, network field engineer and more.

    Please click here to view the entire news release.



    Lake County Receives a Positive Outlook or Green Rating from the State Auditor's Office by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, March 08, 2017
    Cover of FHI report with EKG line over map of OhioThe State of Ohio Auditor's Office released their 2015 financial health indicators for all counties and Lake County is happy to announce that we received a "Positive Outlook" or green rating for 17 out of 17 indicators or 100%. Approximately 80% of Ohio counties received at least one yellow indicator.
    Please click here to read more information.
    Link to the Ohio State Auditor's Office.


    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
    CHEMICALS Bid Opening: May 10, 2017, 11:00 a.m. 105 Main Street, Painesville, Ohio 4th Floor Click ...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
    GRAND RIVER SANITARY SEWER POINT REPAIRS #399-S-2016 Bid Opening: May 10, 2017, 11:00 a.m. 105 Main...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
    WWTP TRICKLING FILTERS PROJECT NO. 384-S-2016 Bid Opening: May 3, 2017, 11:00 a.m. 105 Main Street,...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - The Lake County Commissioners Office by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, April 06, 2017
    LAKE COUNTY DEPARTMENT BUILDINGS & GROUNDS FACILITY PROJECT (LAKE 2017-01 BGTC) Bid Opening: May 10...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
    WEST TUTTLE PARK AND SHORE WATERLINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT #393W-2016 Bid Opening: April 12, 2017, 11...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Engineer's Office by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
    LAKESHORE BOULEVARD RESURFACING PROJECT IN EASTLAKE Bid Opening: April 12, 2017, 11:00 a.m. 105 Mai...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Engineer's Office by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
    ROADWAY MATERIALS 2017 Bid Opening: March 15, 2017, 11:00 a.m. 105 Main Street, Painesville, Ohio 4...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Engineer's Office by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
    RAVENNA ROAD RESURFACING PROJECT Bid Opening: March 22, 2017, 11:00 a.m. 105 Main Street, Painesvil...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
    FITTINGS, REPAIR PARTS, SERVICE EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS Bid Opening: March 15, 2017, 11:00 a.m. 105 Mai...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
    COLD WATER METERS Bid Opening: March 8, 2017, 11:00 a.m. 105 Main Street, Painesville, Ohio 4th Flo...

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