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February 25, 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
    Vietnam Moving Wall Coming to Lake County Sept 20-25, 2017 by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    The Amvets Post 1971, Perry High School and Perry High School Alumni Association are working together in conjunction with The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration in an effort to bring the Vietnam Moving Wall to Perry September 20-25, 2017, to honor those in our communities who have served. For more information please contact the Amvets Post 1971 at 440-259-5528.
    Click here to view the news release.


    New Senior Services Collaborative Programs by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
    The Lake County Board of Commissioners welcomed Joe Tomsick of the Lake County Council on Aging, Spence Kline from Beacon Health, Cristen Kane from RSVP and Silvia Orsulic-Jeras from Benjamin Rose Institute, who discussed their Senior Citizen Collaboration Projects  that were recently awarded via the senior levy. The Council on Aging and Beacon Health teamed up to address in-home behavioral health assessments, and RSVP and BRI partnered on a Music and Memory program for those with dementia. For more information please contact Senior Services Coordinator Alyea Barajas at 440-350-2745 or alyea.barajas@lakecountyohio.gov.
    Benjamin Rose Institute News Release

    From the left: Spence Kline, Silvia Orsulic-Jeras, Commissioner Daniel Troy, Cristen Kane, Joe Tomsick, Commissioner Jerry Cirino and Commissioner Hamercheck.



    The Building Department Honored with Innovation Award by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017

    The Lake County Building Department is honored as the 2016 recipient of the Ohio Board of Building Standard’s David A. Smith Award for Innovation.
    The award is presented annually to recognize an Ohio certified building department that has demonstrated exemplary customer service, dedication to public service and has furthered the Board’s mission and goals.
    Congratulations to the Lake County Building Department!  
    Please click here to view the news release.



    Building Department Earns Award for Excellence by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, December 29, 2016
    At the December 29, 2016 Commissioners Meeting the Lake County Board of Commissioners honored the Building Department for earning the 2016 David A. Smith, Jr. Award for Building Department Excellence.  There are approximately 400 full service building departments in the State of Ohio, and of these, 9 nominations were received for this year's award. The winner was selected after a review of the departments' performance, contacting building contractors, and conducting "secret shopper" calls to the departments.
    Please click here to view the certificate presented by the Commissioners.

    Commissioner Troy, Patrick Barnes Inspector, Building Permit/Inspection Coordinator Rose Ann Kundtz, Chief Building Official David Strichko, Commissioner Moran and Commissioner Malecek. 


    Be A Santa to a Senior by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
    “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 12,000 gifts to local senior citizens and more than 1.2 million 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.
    Click here to view the proclamation.


    The Lake County Board of Commissioners presented a proclamation declaring December "Be a Santa to a Senior Month" in Lake County, Ohio, to Valorie Armstrong, the Program Director, during the November 22, 2016 Meeting.


    Commissioners Proclaim November 2016 National Adoption Awareness Month by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
    The Lake County Board of Commissioners proclaims November as National Adoption Awareness Month. November is a month dedicated to recognizing the stories of youth in foster care who are in need of permanency.  Children often enter into foster care due to a background of abuse or neglect.  While it is preferable for children to reunite with their birth family, too often, circumstances are not ideal.  When reunion with their parents is not possible, children need loving families where they can find security and stability and adoptive parents can provide that very basic comfort each child deserves. Please click here to view the entire resolution. Please click here to read the entire resolution.

    Commissioners Proclaim Manufacturing Month in Lake County by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016

     During the October 27, 2016 Commissioners Meeting the Board adopted a resolution proclaiming Manufacturing Month in Lake County. The resolution was presented to representatives of the AWT Foundation. Lake County is home to numerous world renowned manufacturers which represent the economic backbone of our region, employing thousands of Lake County residents and contributing daily to the vitality of our economy and the economic health of our community. Over 670,000 Ohioans are employed in manufacturing, nearly 13 percent of Ohio’s total employment and nearly 18 percent of employment in Lake County, Ohio. Please click here to view the resolution.



    Emergency Siren Test 10/12/2016 by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    Please be advised there will be an audible 

    emergency siren test today, October 12th, 2016, at 

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


    Lake County Receives Favorable Audit for 2015 by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, October 06, 2016

    Lake County received a favorable opinion from the Auditor of State Dave Yost’s Office continuing a record of strong performance in financial management and reporting for the County.

    The Lake County Board of Commissioners received an “unmodified opinion” from the State Auditor following its annual audit of government financial conditions for 2015, the highest rating awarded to a governmental entity.  The report is a testament to the County’s management of operations, practices and fiscal accountability. 

    For more information, contact the Lake County Board of Commissioners at 440.350.2748 or click here to see the news release it its entirety. 



    Complete a Community Survey for the Assessment of Fair Housing by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    Be a part of the new approach to fair housing planning.  You are the key to opening doors of opportunity. Community participation is essential in the preparation of a complete Assessment of Fair Housing. A public meeting will be held on September 22, 2016 at the Holden University Center of Lake Community College, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please call 440-392-0147 if you will be attending or email info@fhrc.org. The inclusion of local knowledge and perspectives is essential to the AFH so please provide your input by answering this anonymous survey that can be found here. To view the entire press release please click here



    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...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
    BACON ROAD TO LANE ROAD WATERMAIN IMPROVEMENT #371-W Bid Opening: March 15, 2017, 11:00 a.m. 105 Ma...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Juvenile Court by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
    PROPOSALS FOR CONTRACTED PSYCHOLOGICAL CLINICAL SERVICES Bid Opening: March 15, 2017, 11:00 a.m. 10...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Saturday, February 04, 2017
    LIMESTONE & SAND Bid Opening: February 22, 2017, 11:00 a.m. 105 Main Street, Painesville, Ohio 4th ...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017
    Management and Operation Contract for the Lake County Solid Waste Facility Bid Opening: February 1,...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
    REQUEST FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION STATEMENTS FROM CONSULTING ENGINEER FIRMS Bid Opening: January 31, 20...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, December 02, 2016
    Bacon Road Water Treatment Plant Emergency Backup Power Project #379-W Bid Opening: January 18, 201...

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