The Clerk is appointed by the Lorain County Board of Commissioners and is responsible for setting the Board Agendas, scheduling public hearings and bid openings, and recording all actions of the Board, which are then preserved as permanent records in the Commissioners’ journals.
The entire meeting is electronically recorded and videotaped and is available at a cost from the Lorain County Records Center. The Clerk also serves as Secretary to the Records Commission, Investment Advisory, Transportation Improvement District, Stormwater Advisory Committee and Land Bank Reutilization Corporation meetings.
The Commissioner Meetings are held weekly on Wednesdays' beginning at 9:30 a.m., open to the public and located on the Fourth Floor of the Lorain County Administration Building in Meeting Room B (226 Middle Ave., Elyria, OH 44035). Board Agendas & Minutes detailing the items discussed at each meeting and the persons scheduled to appear is available in person at the Lorain County Commissioners Office.
In 2008, the Clerk attended 50 regular, 2 special and 1 emergency meeting. These meetings, which lasted anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours, resulted in 760 pages of minutes containing 462,140 words. Details regarding meeting items and presenters are on the Commissioners webpage for Board Agendas & Mintues.
The Clerk’s office maintains the paper and instruments of the Board. These documents are available for the public to view and obtain photocopies. Clerk has processed 945 resolutions, which is around 3,780 copies distributed, 912 correspondence documents and scheduled 24 presentations, 15 public hearings and issued 29 proclamations. The Clerk also received 1 expedited and 1 regular annexation; 1 vacation granted and 1 ditch petition received.
The Commissioners have approved 27 new appointments and 9 alternate Board Appointments for residents to serve on various boards/agencies for the good of the public.
There have been 945 resolutions adopted, ranging in scope from providing for the day-to-day operation, services, and maintenance of County facilities, to the improvement and construction of bridges, ditches, sewer and water lines; road vacations; annexations; setting County policies; submitting grant applications for victims assistance, drug court, criminal justice, mental health, home rehabilitation, and job training; the promotion of economic development; and the purchase of real estate all in good faith for County residents.
In December 2008, Clerk Theresa Upton was appointed as Northeast District Representative to the Executive Board. In December 2011, Theresa was appointed Treasurer to serve in 2012 and will serve as Secretary for 2013. In December 2013, Theresa was appointed to serve as Vice President for 2014 and was appointed to serve President in 2015.