The Summit County Engineer's Office produces an annual report for the Summit County Council in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 5543.02. We make the reports available to the public online. The reports review the activities of the Engineer's office for each year, highlighting major infrastructure improvement projects, the maintenance of existing infrastructure, and overview the office's revenue and expenditures.
2021 Annual Report
The business of road and bridge work went relatively back to normal in 2021, thankfully. It was a productive year in the Summit County Engineer's Office.
In 2021, tax revenue was approximately $19.6 million, a 6% increase from the previous year, bolstered by a rebound in license tax collections, which declined during the first year of the pandemic. Our capital program also rebounded in 2021, returning to pre-COVID spending levels on capital projects. In 2020, capital spending was down to $6 million and in 2021 it was back up to $8 million.
2021 was our thirteenth year in office and we were relieved to see revenue improve from 2020. In addition, we are happy to report that our final payment was made on outstanding debt for road and bridge purposes. The only remaining debt services is for SCE’s share of the county’s radio upgrade project. As a result, our operating expenses will be reduced by about $300,000.00 for 2022.
2020 Annual Report
2020 was a challenging year all around - a pandemic, a storm causing an emergency bridge replacement, bad soils, slow deliveries, and decresing revenue. Despite the challenges, we got a lot done.
Our primary sources of revenue are license taxes and gasoline taxes. In 2020, tax revenue was approximately $18.7 million, a 1% decrease from the previous year. In 2020, due to uncertainty about COVID-19 impacts on revenue, capital expenses were approximately $5.6 million, a decrease of $2.9 million from the previous year. The gas tax collection increased by 23% but it was not enough to offset the sharp decrease in license tax revenues. We are hopeful that the license tax revenue will rebound in 2021 as the state reopens fully and we can once again invest more heavily in our capital program.
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a pause to some of our capital projects, dramatically reduced the license tax collection amounts, and required near constant changes in personnel policy, from instituting work-from-home to procuring and mandating PPE. SCE employees stepped up to the challenge, either by diligently completing their work from home or by road workers following new safety protocols while still filling potholes and repairing bridges for Summit County motorists.
Please see the 2020 Annual Report below.
Additional Annual Reports
See below for all available annual reports.
- 2019 Annual Report (PDF, 6409.4k)
- 2018 Annual Report (PDF, 9591.8k)
- 2017 Annual Report (PDF, 12192.2k)
- 2016 Annual Report (PDF, 4396.7k)
- 2015 Annual Report (PDF, 5674.7k)
- 2014 Annual Report (PDF, 8580.1k)
- 2013 Annual Report (PDF, 9079.0k)
- 2012 Annual Report (PDF, 7378.4k)
- 2011 Annual Report (PDF, 5872.6k)
- 2010 Annual Report (PDF, 14959.6k)
- 2009 Annual Report (PDF, 6743.6k)