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2016 Vice-President of the Board
Daniel P. Troy
2016 President of the Board
Judy Moran
Commissioner
Kevin D. Malecek


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.   

 

  2016 Holidays for Which County Offices Are Closed

 

            First day of January (Friday, January 1, 2016), New Year's Day

            Third Monday in January (January 18), Martin Luther King Day

            Third Monday in February (February 15), Presidents Day

            Last Monday in May (May 30), Memorial Day

            Fourth of July (Monday, July 4), Independence Day

            First Monday in September (September 5), Labor Day

            Second Monday in October (October 10), Columbus Day

            Eleventh day of November (Friday, November 11), Veterans' Day

            Fourth Thursday in November (November 24), Thanksgiving Day

            Friday after Thanksgiving Day (November 25),

            Twenty-fifth day of December (Monday, December 26), Christmas Day observed    

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    On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, local emergency sirens in Lake, western Ashtabula and northern Geauga counties will be tested to make sure the sirens are in good working order.  On January 13 at 11:00 a.m. you will hear a steady siren tone for approximately three minutes. This test is part of the local emergency preparedness program, conducted to ensure that the sirens around the Perry Power Plant are working properly. This is only a test.

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    “Be a Santa to a Senior” is a national campaign sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care that partners with local non-profit and community organizations designed to bring cheer to lonely and needy seniors by providing gifts and human interaction to our respected and admired elders.  This popular holiday campaign has delivered more than 10,000 gifts to local senior citizens and more than 930,000 nationwide.

    To participate, holiday shoppers are invited to pick an ornament inscribed with the first name of the recipient from Christmas trees located at participating merchants in Lake County.  Many of the elderly identified to receive gifts are on fixed incomes who request merely simple personal care supplies and may receive no other gifts during the season.  The “Be a Santa to a Senior Program” offers participants the rewards of granting the humble wishes of these valued members of our community and making a positive impact on their lives. For more information contact 440-257-5800.
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    MEETING FOR MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE

    The Lake County Hazard Mitigation Core Planning Committee will be conducting a meeting concerning the updating of the Lake County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

    This plan identifies the hazards to which Lake County is susceptible as well as a variety of projects that can be undertaken to lessen the effects of those hazards. The public is invited to attend this meeting to be held at the Lake County Emergency Operations Center at 8505 Garfield Road, Mentor, OH 44060, on November 3, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.

    The Lake County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan was developed in 2005 per federal requirements in Section 322 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as enacted by Section 104 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.

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    The Lake County Board of Commissioners proclaims Manufacturing Month in October in Lake County. Nearly 20% of employment in Lake County Ohio is manufacturing, which is the economic backbone of our region contributing to the vitality and economic health of our community.
    Please click here to see the full resolution.

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    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - DEMOCRACY DAY

    The Lake County Board of Commissioners hereby gives notice that a public hearing for a Lake County "Democracy Day" on the 22nd day of September, 2015 at 6:30 p.m., in Commissioners Chambers, 105 Main Street, 4th Floor of the Administration Building, Painesville, Ohio to take public comment on the impact of political contributions of corporation, unions, PACS and Super-PAC’s on the County. Any Lake County citizen may attend and participate. Participation is limited to three minutes of comment.
    Please click here to read the full notice.

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    MEETING FOR MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE

     

    The Lake County Hazard Mitigation Core Planning Committee will be conducting a meeting concerning the updating of the Lake County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

    This plan identifies the hazards to which Lake County is susceptible as well as a variety of projects that can be undertaken to lessen the effects of those hazards. The public is invited to attend this meeting to be held at the Lake County Emergency Operations Center at 8505 Garfield Road, Mentor, OH 44061, on September 15, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.

    The Lake County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan was developed in 2005 per federal requirements in Section 322 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as enacted by Section 104 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.

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    Due to the replacement project of the deteriorating Cashen Road Bridge over Arcola Creek, please be advised that on or about August 6, 2015, a detour will be put into place to close Cashen Road to all traffic  other than local traffic. Local traffic will be maintained to each side of the bridge.
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    Lake County Engineer, James R. Gills, announced that Vrooman Road between SR 84 and I-90 is closed to all traffic due to high water conditions. In addition, the flooding has caused damage to the pavement that will need to be repaired prior to the road opening again.  It is anticipated that the road will be reopened to traffic on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  However, this date will be re-evaluated once all of the water has receded and the extend of the damage can be determined.

    Drivers are reminded that they should not move and/or drive around the barricades.  These are posted for the public's safety.

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    The Lake County Board of Commissioners approved an
    Economic Development Loan for Water Extraction Team, Inc. today
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    Pictured above, from left:  Commissioner Judy Moran, Joe and Lisa Keller-WET owners, Commissioner Daniel P. Troy and Commissioner Kevin D. Malecek.

    WET is a family-owned and operated emergency water removal business, located in a leased building in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, in business for more than 13  years.  WET specializes in water removal and structural drying, utilizing the latest drying technology to dry in place, and save as much original material as possible.  The loan will be used to offset the down payment on the purchase option of the building.

    The Economic Development Loan Fund is funded by the Community Development Block Grant Program funds and is administered by the Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority.

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    Commissioners' presented a 25-year service award to Mike Selander of the Buildings and Grounds Department. 
    Congratulation Mike!  

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    On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, local emergency sirens in Lake, western Ashtabula and northern Geauga counties will be tested to make sure the sirens are in good working order.  On January 13 at 11:00 a.m. you will hear a steady siren tone for approximately three minutes. This test is part of the local emergency preparedness program, conducted to ensure that the sirens around the Perry Power Plant are working properly. This is only a test.

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    Please be advised there will be an audible

    emergency siren test tomorrow, July 8th, 2015, at

    11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

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    At approximately 8:30 am this morning (July 2, 2015), the Emergency Sirens were inadvertently activated by Ashtabula County. 

    There is no emergency. 

    Please contact Ashtabula County EMA at 440-576-9148.

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    Lake County Engineer, James R. Gills, announced that Vrooman Road between SR 84 and I-90 is closed to all traffic due to high water conditions. In addition, the flooding has caused damage to the pavement that will need to be repaired prior to the road opening again.  It is anticipated that the road will be reopened to traffic on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  However, this date will be re-evaluated once all of the water has receded and the extend of the damage can be determined.

    Drivers are reminded that they should not move and/or drive around the barricades.  These are posted for the public's safety.

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    The City of Painesville has issued an IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY CLOSURE of the intersection of Erie Street and North St. Clair Street.
    CLICK HERE TO READ THE PRESS RELEASE...

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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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