MEETINGS & EVENTS
December 10-12, 2017
December 12, 2017 at 12 to 3:15 PM
March 3-7, 2018
The County Commissioners and County Engineers Associations of Ohio will host our Annual Winter Conference and Trade Show on December 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency, 350 N. High Street, in downtown Columbus. Join your colleagues to discuss innovative ways to enhance local government to better serve Ohio's counties. The CCAO, CEAO and affiliate agendas have been posted on our website. Register here...
COUNTYWIDE TAX LEVY RESULTS
Sixty-two counties placed 97 levies on the General Election Day ballot resulting in 83 levies passing and 14 failing. Click here for more information on the countywide issues, sales tax and miscellaneous questions.
SURVEY SEEKS BOE OFFICE SPACE COSTS
Efforts are underway to quantify the counties' costs of administering elections. The space provided by your county to support your county's board of elections operations is a critical component of these costs. CCAO is asking each county to respond electronically to our BOE Office Space Survey. Thanks to the 71counties that have responded.
FIRST MEDICAID SALES TAX TRANSITIONAL AID PAYMENT MADE
The state made the first of two Medicaid sales tax transition fund payments to the counties and transit authorities on Oct. 30. The payments were split into two allotments - 50% of each county's total transitional aid amount to be sent on or before Nov 1, 2017 and 50% on or after Jan. 1, 2018.
FISCAL HEALTH INDICATORS REPORT FOR 2016 NOW AVAILABLE
The Auditor of State's Fiscal Health Indicators (FHI) Report is available online for the calendar year 2016 fiscal data. The report automatically generates for each county upon their filing of their financial statement with the AOS office and is updated upon the completion of their audit.
SENATE PROPOSAL FOR MCO LOSS REVENUE
CCAO and the transit authorities along with the Kasich Administration were presented with a proposal by the Senate to address the local MCO sales tax revenue loss. Click here to read more in the Statehouse Report.
MCO SALES TAX INFORMATION
Click on the link for MCO Sales Tax information. Read more...
VOTING PROCEDURES FOR ANNUAL MEETING
The CCAO Bylaws requires that each member county designate an official representative and alternate when voting at the Annual Meeting or any special meeting of the Association. The next Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 11 at the CCAO/CEAO Annual Winter Conference. If you have not already done so, please send a copy of your resolution or letter designating your official representative and alternate to Kathy Dillon.
VOICE OF COUNTY LEADER DANIEL TROY, LAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONER
Tell people what they have to hear, not what they want to hear. It's a recurring theme when talking to Lake County Commissioner Daniel Troy, and it's a philosophy that has carried him through a 42-year political career spanning from city council to the Ohio House of Representatives. "Politics is the management of conflict; you have ten needs and you only have enough resources to address three of them. How do you compromise?" Read more...
2017-2018 CCAO LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM AND PRIORITY ISSUES
OHIO COUNTIES MATTER
Ohio Counties Matter was created by CCAO for members to educate the public on the vital services counties offer, including providing justice and public safety services, workforce preparedness, protecting children from abuse and neglect, administering elections, serving vulnerable Ohioans and maintaining roads and bridges, and more. Read more...
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