Elyria, Ohio – Lorain County Commissioners’ Board Meeting was held on 6/30/2021 in the county administration building in Elyria.
Congratulations to Jerry Good on his retirement from the Lorain County Economic Development Dept. He was with Lorain County (LC) for 6.5 years. He previously worked in Columbus at Jobs Ohio and had a staff of 178 people. He also developed Carvana.
1) Investments – approved
2) Appropriations – approved
3) Transfers – approved
4) Advances/Repayments – none
5) Requisitions – holding for next meeting to discuss then
6) Travel – none
7) Bills – approved
8) Authorized various personnel actions – Will be discussed in Exec. Session after the public session
9) Minutes – waive reading and approved minutes from previous meeting
10) Children & Family Counsel – approved contract with Neighborhood Alliance Lorain for $142,641.08 for purchase and delivery of Help Me Grow early for intervention effective 7/1/21-9/30/21
11) Approved $18,000 to contract with Child Resource Center Lorain for 7/2021-6/2022 promoting safe & stable families and providing parent advocacy and mentoring services
12) Health District– Declare it necessary to levy a tax in excess of the 10 Mill limitation to provide funds for 5 years to be placed on the November ballot. Approved. Discussion: This is a renewal of the ½ Mill levy. In 2017, all the health departments in the county were merged and at that time the tax levy was cut in half from 1 Mill to ½ Mill and this is just a renewal of that ½ Mill levy. The cost is a little over $15/yr per 100k home. “What a fortunate coincidence the health departments merged prior to the pandemic. It shows the efficiency and effectiveness of having the merger.”
13) Developmental Disabilities – Approved and enter a lease agreement with TRIAD Grafton to be shared space effective for square footage to be shared space vocational and adult day support for adults with developmental disabilities 7/2021-6/2022. Triad will pay $1691.80 Oct-March and April-June pay $2537.24.
14) Viaquest Inc. For adult day support for adults with disabilities square footage and services. Effective 7/2021-6/2022 Viaquest with pay $1610.50 10/2021-3/2022 and then 4-6/2022 $2415.75
Public Speakers – None
Individual Commissioner Reports follow.
Lundy: Lakefront Community Group met to discuss lakeshore erosion
There is a great program announced by Governor a Business Assistance Program that will provide grants. See businesshelpohio.gov. Will especially assist food/beverage industry, entertainment, lodging, and general small businesses and may be able to obtain 10k-20k+ grant. Apply as soon as possible if your business was impacted by Covid.
Someone brought up restrooms being locked in the bldg. He doesn’t agree with this, he believes it is a public bldg and restrooms should remain open and that it’s an overreaction that there were a couple homeless people in the bldg. He wants restrooms unlocked an open. Maybe we should address homeless instead of the restrooms. He feels it’s an overreaction.
Hung: Lorain County was showcased to the would at the Trump Rally. LC Fair Board makes the decision to host, not the Commissioners. Save America PAC paid the Lorain County Fair Board for the event. Trump did fly into LC Airport. Thank you, Sheriff’s Dept and Deputies, safety personnel, LC EMA, and agencies that assisted ATF, FBI, SWAT (Erie and Ottawa County), etc. Especially from LC EMA Jessica Fedder and Kevin Harlis and Jan Tucker 911 dispatcher. Security Mutual Aid by Ashland, Ottawa, Medina, Cuyahoga, Erie, Sandusky Sheriff’s offices, and Metroparks, S. LC Ambulance, Wellington Fire, and others who assisted.
July 4, 1776 – This weekend we will celebrate the signing of our Declaration of Independence. Our founders believed that we have God-given rights. May we remember those who fought and gave up so much so that we could have freedom. Have a safe and happy 4th of July.
Moore: Complimented the Chronicle Telegram for providing good coverage leading up to the Trump Rally and it was an honor and privilege to have our county showcased in such an event. Law enforcement did a fantastic job.
Regarding the restrooms, there were men in the women’s restroom drinking and Moore is more concerned about safety than having restrooms open to the public. It’s not uncommon to have to ask for a key to use the restroom and is in full support of locking restrooms for safety of personnel.
Clerk Report – No report
Waive reading of correspondence due to lengthy Executive Session to follow.
Public portion of meeting adjourned.
(Note: This is a report of the June 30, 2021, Lorain County Commissioners’ public meeting.)