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April 03, 2020

    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
    John R. Hamercheck
    Commissioner
    Ron Young
    Commissioner
    Jerry C. Cirino
    Planning Commission Mtg. Held Via Webex 4.7.20 by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    PRESS RELEASE

    March 31, 2020

    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

    The regular meeting of the LAKE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION scheduled to be held

    Tuesday, APRIL 7, 2020

    AT 5:30 P.M.

    The Lake County Planning Commission meeting will be held this month by Webex.  Robert’s Rules of Order will be conducted.  Public comments will be accepted when requested and for an allotted time.

    **WEBEX MEETING 4/7/20 CALL:        Phone #:  1-408-418-9388

                                                                                                    Meeting No. (Access Code):   621 753 742

                                                                                                    D. Radachy will enter at 5:15 p.m. 

                                                                                                    Meeting to begin at 5:30 p.m.

    Please click here to see the announcement.



    Commissioner Meetings will be Accessible Online - Only by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, March 20, 2020

    DATE: March 20, 2020

     Lake County Commissioners Meetings will be Accessible Online - Only

    To comply with recent recommendations limiting public gatherings to no more than 10 people, the Lake County Commissioners Tuesday, March 24, 2020, regular meeting at 10:00 a.m. will be open to the public via electronic access while physical access will be curtailed.

    The meeting will be broadcast live via https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/commissioners/Commissioners-Live-Stream a quick link to the livestream YouTube channel can be accessed by going to the homepage of the Lake County website and scrolling down to the last quick links on the right “Commissioners Live Stream”. This is a stream that is only live when meetings are in session.

    The status of future meetings will be reviewed on a weekly basis and the updated schedule will be posted at www.lakecountyohio.gov/commissioners.

    If you have any questions about the process, please contact our office at 440-350-2751 or [email protected].

    The Board of Lake County Commissioners continues to consult with public health officials to ensure that we provide public services for our citizens and businesses.  Our goal is to maintain quality and timely services to the best of our ability during this unprecedented public health event.   In doing so, the County must also provide a safe working environment for our employees and visitors while adhering to the various local, state and federal public health protocols currently in place.  We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we balance public health and customer services in Lake County.

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    Please click here to view the news release.



    Commissioners Amend Operating Procedures at County Buildings by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    Lake County Commissioners Amend Operating Procedures at County Buildings

     The Board of Lake County Commissioners continues to consult with public health officials to ensure that we can provide the countless public services for our citizens and businesses at our County facilities.  Our goal is to maintain quality and timely services to the best of our ability during this unprecedented public health event.   In doing so, the County must also provide a safe working environment for our employees and visitors while adhering to the various local, state and federal public health protocols currently in place. 

    Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. all County offices will adjust to an alternative service model and suspend public interface in county-owned facilities.  Offices will maintain normal operating hours with flexible staff levels, but the county buildings will not be open to the public. 

    Please contact the appropriate County Court for their schedule and availability (numbers listed below).  Regarding the election, please contact the Board of Elections at 440.350.2700 for their operating hours.  Limited exceptions exist for Job and Family Services inquiries.  Please contact JFS at 440.350.4000.

    A large number of county functions can be completed via email, regular mail, fax or telephone correspondence.  Examples include, but are not limited to, paying utility bills, submitting bid documents and building permit applications. 

    Residents and businesses are encouraged to visit the "Elected Officials" and "County Department" tabs at the top of the County website at www.lakecountyohio.gov for more information and specific contact information.   

    Please click here to read the news release in its entirety.



    Commissioners Meeting Cancellation - March 19, 2020 by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    Pursuant to local, state and Federal public health guidance the Commissioners Meeting date scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020, will be rescheduled to a later date.  

    The status of future meetings will be reviewed on a weekly basis and the updated schedule will be posted at www.lakecountyohio.gov.

    If you have any questions, please contact our office at 440-350-2751 or [email protected].

    Thank you,

    Jennifer Bell, Clerk

    Lake County Commissioner’s Office

    105 Main Street, Building A, 5th Floor, Suite 513

    Painesville, Ohio  44077

    [email protected]



    Lake County Agencies Collaboration Wins Transportation Grant by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020

    Lake County Agencies Collaboration Wins Transportation Grant from Paradox Prize Project

    The Lake County Board of Commissioners realizes that economic development is a twofold challenge. While attracting new businesses is paramount, providing an adequate workforce for the existing businesses is also a growing concern in our County.  Please click here to read the new release in its entirety. 



    Laketran and Lake County Secure EPA Funds to Improve Air Quality by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020

    Laketran and Lake County grant applications to the Ohio EPA for the Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund proved to be very competitive after receiving nearly 20 percent of the total award for this round of funding.  Together, the agencies will bring $2.5 million  of funding to the region for vehicle replacements that will improve the local air quality. Please click here to view the entire news release.



    Siren Test Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

     



    Commissioners Announce 2020 Road Improvement Grant by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019

    The Board of Lake County Commissioners, at their December 19, 2019 meeting, announced $1.5 million in funding for all 23 communities in Lake County for road infrastructure improvements. The one-time grant program may be used for any road project included on the community's road improvement plan. Please click here to read the full news release.



    Commissioners Proclaim "Be a Santa to a Senior" for the Month of December by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

    "Be a Santa to Senior" is a national campaign sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care that partners with area retailers, along with agencies that serve older adults, that is designated to bring cheer to lonely and needy seniors by providing gifts and companionship. This December marks the 16th year of this popular holiday campaign, and more than 6,000 gifts were delivered to local seniors over the years. To participate, holiday shoppers are invited to pick an ornament off a tree. There is a tree located in the lobby of the new Lake County Administration Center, 105 Main Street in downtown Painesville. For more information please call 440-350-2748. Commissioners Cirino, Hamercheck and Young presented a proclamation to Valerie Armstrong, Director of Operations for Home Instead Senior Care. Senior Services Coordinator Alyea Barajas was also included in the picture. 

    Please click here to read the proclamation in its entirety.



    Commissioners Proclaim National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

    The National Coalition for the Homeless and National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness have annually sponsored National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week for 9 days in November each year. Project Hope for the Homeless in Painesville Township is the only emergency shelter in Lake County and is committed to providing people experiencing homelessness with meals along with shelter, supplies and supportive services, and referrals to partnering agencies for additional services. Project Hope for the Homeless has a 90 percent success rate of guests transitioning to a positive houseing situation. We encourage all citizens to recognize that many people do not have housing and need support from citizens and private/public nonprofit service entities. Commissioners Hamercheck and Young presented Mr. John Hutchison, Grants and Communications Coordinator for Project Hope for the Homeless with a proclamation during the November 14, 2019 Commissioners Meeting.

    Please click here to view the proclamation.



    Siren Test For April 8, 2020 Will Be Silent by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, April 3, 2020

    At the request of the Board of Lake County Commissioners, in an effort to avoid causing unnecessary concern for the public, Energy Harbor’s audible siren test scheduled for April 8, 2020 has been re-scheduled as a silent test.  Normal testing is expected to resume next quarter.



    Ohio EMA Warns About Scam Phone Calls by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, March 30, 2020

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    For Immediate Release: March 30, 2020

    Ohio Emergency Management Agency Will NOT Call You Asking for Personal Information

    Scammers are Trying to Monopolize on Fear of COVID-19

    COLUMBUS – The Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) is receiving reports of spam calls to Ohioans from individuals claiming to be from the Ohio EMA and requesting personal protected information, such as a Social Security number.

    “The Ohio Emergency Management Agency is not calling Ohioans and asking for their protected personal information,” said Executive Director Sima Merick. “If you receive such a call, it is a scam. Please hang up the phone.”

    Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Ohio Department of Commerce Director Sherry Maxfield offer these tips to protect yourself from other scams:

    · Watch out for emails claiming to be from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or other expert sources offering special advice or information about coronavirus disease 2019. Legitimate information is available for free from the CDC coronavirus.gov or from the Ohio Department of Health at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

    · Ignore advertisements promoting cures for COVID-19. There currently are no vaccines, prescription medications, or over-the-counter products available to prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19.

    · Refrain from investing in businesses touting products, services or cures for COVID-19. Scam artists try to use the market downturn and the pandemic to scare investors into so-called “safer, guaranteed investments.”

    · Research nonprofit organizations and crowdfunding campaigns before donating. A database of registered charities is available on the Ohio Attorney General’s website. Avoid groups that pressure you into donating and never donate via cash, gift cards, wire transfer, or prepaid money card. These are the preferred payment methods of scammers.

    · Be watchful of anyone going door to door offering coronavirus testing or temperature readings and/or requesting personal information. Call law enforcement immediately if you see a suspicious person. Never let strangers into your home.

    · Beware of emails and other attempts to “phish” for your personal, financial, and/or medical information. When in doubt, do not share. If the source claims to be your bank or a government agency, confirm they are legitimate by calling the organization at a phone number you have verified.

    For information on government stimulus checks, visit the Federal Trade Commission website and stay tuned for updates from reliable news sources. The government will not ask you to pay anything to receive this money and will never ask for your Social Security number, bank account number, or credit card number. Never give this information out.

    · When online, avoid clicking on unknown links or pop-ups and never download any suspicious email attachment. Doing so could infect your devices with malicious software designed to steal your personal information or lock your computer until you pay a ransom.

    The Department of Commerce asks consumers to ask yourself these questions to help spot red flags:

    · Has someone contacted you unexpectedly about an investment opportunity or asked for payment on an unfamiliar account? If you weren’t expecting a phone call or didn’t initiate the contact, hang up. If you can put a block on the incoming phone number, do so to avoid additional calls.

    · Has someone promised you something? If you are offered something that seems too good to be true, it probably is.

    · Has someone asked you to do something? Were you asked for banking, credit card, or other financial account information? If you didn’t initiate the conversation, don’t provide it.

    · Is an investment being offered with a guaranteed high return with little or no risk? All investments carry risk. No one can guarantee an investment return.

    · Is there a sense of urgency or limited availability surrounding an investment? If the offer is legitimate, it will be there later. If someone offers you a “can’t miss” investment opportunity and puts you on the spot, don’t be afraid to walk away.

    · Is the person offering the investment, and the investment itself, properly licensed or registered? For the same reasons you wouldn’t go to an unlicensed doctor or dentist, you should avoid unregistered investment salespeople and their products.

    · Consumers who suspect an unfair or deceptive sales practice should contact the office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost at www.OhioProtects.org or 1-800-282-0515.

    Price Gouging

    · Attorney General Yost’s Consumer Protection Section is receiving complaints of price gouging for items such as surgical masks and toilet paper. State law bans unconscionable sales practices, which could include dramatically increasing the price products solely in response to current events.

     

    For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

     

    If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available. Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 (1-800-846-8517 TTY); connect with a trained counselor through the Ohio Crisis Text Line by texting the keyword “4HOPE” to 741 741; or call the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services help line at 1-877-275-6364 to find resources in your community.

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    Siren Test Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

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    Siren Test Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.



    Siren Test Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 11 am by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, July 8, 2019

    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.



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    Bids for the Dayton Road Reconstruction and Safety Project Phase II and Resurfacing County Roads in Madison Township and Madison Village for the Lake County Engineer's Office Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Time: 11:00 a.m. Place: 105 Main Street, 5th Floor, Suite 513, Painesville, Ohio  44077 Please click here to view the legal notice.  Bid accepted via the Bid Express website at www.bidexpress.com or paper bid in a sealed envelope to 105 Main Street, 5th Floor, Suite 513 in Painesville.

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    Bids for the LAK-Bennett Road (CR 05) Resurfacing Project for the Lake County Engineer's Office Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Time: 11:00 a.m. Place: 105 Main Street, 5th Floor, Suite 513, Painesville, Ohio  44077 Please click here to view the legal notice.  Bid accepted via the Bid Express website at www.bidexpress.com or paper bid in a sealed envelope to 105 Main Street, 5th Floor, Suite 513 in Painesville.

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    PUBLIC NOTICE           The Lake County Department of Utilities (LCDU) intends to contract for engineering and surveying services in connection with various water, wastewater and solid waste projects.  The specific types of projects include waterlines, booster stations, storage tanks, water treatment plants, sewers, sewage pumping stations, wastewater treatment plants, and solid waste facilities.  The consultant shall be familiar with LCDU rules and regulations for sanitary sewers, water and solid waste.           It is the intent of the LCDU to solicit statements of qualifications from firms interested in providing such services.  Statements of qualifications should include information regarding the firm's history; education and experience of owners and key technical personnel; the technical expertise of the firm's current staff; the firm's experience in designing similar projects; proximity to project site; availability of staff; the firm's equipment and facilities; references and any previous work performed for Lake County Department of Utilities.           Upon receipt of statements of qualifications, it is the intent of the LCDU to prepare a list of prequalified firms to provide engineering and surveying services.  Evaluation of firms for inclusion on the prequalified list and notification and evaluation of prequalified firms for specific projects will be as required by Ohio Revised Code Sections 153.67-71.  LCDU will enter into contract negotiations with the most highly qualified firm or firms for each project.  While statements of qualifications will be accepted at any time, firms interested in work for 2020 should provide their statements by January 31, 2020.           Statements of qualifications should be sent to: Randall J. Rothlisberger, P.E., Lake County Sanitary Engineer, Lake County Department of Utilities, 105 Main Street, P O Box 490, Painesville, Ohio  44077-0490.           You may also access this Public Notice via the Internet @ www.lakecountyohio.org click on Legal Notices on the left side of this page to link to the Legal Notice site and on the Ohio Newspaper Association public notices website, www.publicnoticesohio.com.

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    Bids for the LAK-Waite Hill Road Bridge Replacement Project for the Lake County Engineer's Office PID No. 101587, LCE Project No. 2015-003-03 Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. Place: 105 Main Street, 5th Floor, Painesville, Ohio  44077 (The New Administration Center building) - Lake Erie Conference Room Please click here to view the legal notice. 

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    Bids for the Glyco II Forcemain Replacement - Contract A Project No. 364-S for the Lake  County Department of Utilities Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. Place: 105 Main Street, 5th Floor, Painesville, Ohio  44077 (The New Administration Center building) - Lake Erie Conference Room Please click here to view the legal notice. 

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    Bids for the GLK Digester Improvement Project #408-S-2017 for the Lake  County Department of Utilities Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. Place: 105 Main Street, 4th Floor, Painesville, Ohio  44077 Please click here to view the legal notice. 

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    Bids for the Lake County Roads Pavement Markings - 2019 Project for the Lake County Engineer's Office  Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. Place: 105 Main Street, 4th Floor, Painesville, Ohio  44077 Please click here to view the legal notice. 

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    Bids for the Blackbrook Maintenance Garage Roof Project - Ceiling Insulation Phase in Painesville Township for the Lake County Engineer's Office  Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. Place: 105 Main Street, 4th Floor, Painesville, Ohio  44077 Please click here to view the legal notice. 

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    Bids for the Blackbrook Maintenance Garage Roof Project - Ceiling Insulation Phase in Painesville Township for the Lake County Engineer's Office  Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. Place: 105 Main Street, 4th Floor, Painesville, Ohio  44077 Please click here to view the legal notice. 

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    Bids for the Winchell Road Culvert Replacement in Concord Township,Ohio, LCE Project No. 2019-009 for the Lake County Engineer's Office and Administered by the Stormwater Management Department Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. Place: 105 Main Street, 4th Floor, Painesville, Ohio  44077 Please click here to view the legal notice. 

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