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.
2022 Annual Report
2022 was a busy year for capital projects. Projects delayed by the pandemic in 2020 were built in 2022, making capital spending jump from $8 million to $11.6 million. The capital program will remain pretty active for the next two years because of the influx of bridge funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that has made its way down to the County level. The Summit County Engineer's office has an additional approximately $6.2 million dollars coming in for bridge projects, however, we don't expect capital spending to remain as high as it was in 2021.
SCE also made great strides in getting the expanded Surface Water Management District up and running. Contracts have been awarded for the study and design of many of the priority projects listed below. We have also finalized our agreement with the Summit Soil and Water Conservation District. They will be overseeing the County's MS4 program which is required by the Ohio EPA.
Our revenue from the gas tax and license fees remained flat for 2022, however construction engineers were able to get an additional $7.5 million in reimbursements for previous projects, which made revenue look like it increased in 2022. However, those reimbursements are one time payments.
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.
Additional Annual Reports
See below for all available annual reports.
- 2020 Annual Report (PDF, 10743.6k)
- 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)