In the business portion of the meeting 12 agenda items were approved. Financial items included were
- Adjustment of salaries of two Avon Lake Municipal Court employees
2. Increase of $180,000 to the Neighborhood Alliance to provide protective services for Adults for Fiscal yr 2021
3. 75% reduction ($14,838.20) to the Community Incentive Grant funding to the city of Lorain until the city repays debt to the county
Agenda item #11 lifted the pandemic State of Emergency in the county rescinding resolutions 20-205, 20-206, and 20-213 which were passed by the previous administration on 3/18/20. These resolutions established the running of the county in case commissioners and/or the administrator were to be incapacitated for an extended period of time.
Administrator & Commissioners’ Reports of Weekly Activities
Michelle Hung reported the Lake Erie Crushers will be sponsoring a food drive at their 6/30/21 game in support of the Lorain County Council on Aging food banks.
According to their website https://lcooa.org/ LCCOA is the primary agency for supporting Lorain County’s over 68,000 older adults. Their mission is to improve the health, well-being and independence of aging individuals and other adults with special needs.
On 6/30 bring a nonperishable food donation and be entered in a raffle for a Lake Erie Crushers Fun Pack.
Matt Lundy reported Grace Gallucci, director of Northeast Ohio Agency Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), spoke at the Township Association meeting.
Matt said the Community Protection team reported 29 covid cases and 62% of residents over the age of 18 have received covid shots.
Mr. Lundy complimented the Neighborhood Alliance on the great work they do in the county. During their virtual annual meeting they discussed a “New Kitchen” fund raising initiative.
Food Forum Forward in coordination with the Health Department and 2nd Harvest is working to get food to families in need.
SB111 is currently in review in the Ohio Senate. If passed, $422 M will be available thru the Rescue Act to townships.
Dave Moore is working with Senator Manning regarding the state biennial budget bill and hopes to have something to report next week.
In regards to the Lorain County Trump Rally scheduled this Saturday 6/26 at the Lorain County Fairgrounds Mr. Moore expressed his feeling that the event will be safe and encouraged people to participate in this historic event for Lorain County.
Administrator Tom Williams indicated he has had a number of calls concerning the county’s funding of the county fair. In 2020 he pointed out that due to the pandemic the fair lost half a million dollars. He emphasized that fair funding is for the Jr, Sr, and General Fair and that it supports the 4-H program year round not just the week of the fair.
(Note: Report of June 23, 2021 Lorain County Commissioners’ Meeting)