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.
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.
2019 Annual Report
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting reduced staff, this was a slightly abbreviated 2019 report. This report reviews the activities of this Office for 2019, highlighting major infrastructure improvement projects and the maintenance of our existing infrastructure. The office continues to be an active partner with the townships, cities, and villages in their efforts to update and improve local infrastructure systems.
2019 was our eleventh year in office and we had many successes. The County adopted a Surface Water Management Program in 2017 and 2019 was the first full year of the implemented program for Bath Township. SCE was able to expand our capital program and begin rehabilitating and replacing some of the County’s aging bridges
Additional Annual Reports
See below for all available annual reports.
- 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)