City Council is the legislative branch of city government responsible for considering and passing laws (ordinances), within its constitutional authority, to protect and promote the safety, health, welfare and common good of the community.
The Council of the City of Struthers consists of seven members, four elected from wards and three elected at-large. All council positions are elected for two-year terms. Among council's responsibilities are reviewing, revising and approving the city budget, authorizing the Board of Control to advertise and enter into contracts for various projects and collective bargaining agreements negotiated by the administration, and representing the concerns of their constituents in the making of public policy and providing services.
Council works through a committee system as they research and consider various proposals from individual council members, or the executive branch, requiring legislation. Each committee consists of three council members who make recommendations to the full body on matters within their area. Currently, the committees of council include Finance and Legislation, Police and Fire, Parks and Recreation, Business and Zoning, Public Utilities, General Improvements, Claims and Adjustments and State and Federal Grants. Typically, the Finance and Legislation Committee must also approve proposed legislation before council as a whole considers it.
All proposed legislation must receive a majority vote by City Council and be signed by the mayor to be enacted. Should the mayor veto the legislation, a two-thirds (5) votes of council is needed to override the mayor's veto.
During the months of July and August, Council is in recess. Special meetings may be called at this time. All necessary parties will be notified if a special meeting is scheduled. Council reconvenes in September.
Council President Michael Patrick is a life-long resident of Struthers, having graduated from Struthers High School in 1975. Currently, he works for Ohio Edison as an Equipment Mechanic which has taken him all over the state and country repairing issues caused by natural disasters such as Hurricanes Sandy in New Jersey and Irma in Florida.
For the last 27 years, Mr. Patrick has served on the Struthers Fire Department as a paid volunteer Firefighter. He also boasts a collection of 2 vintage fire trucks including a 1943 Mack which was Struthers’ second motorized fire truck.
He has served as a Struthers Councilman-at-Large from 2008 to 2019 and was recently appointed in July 2020 as President of Council to fill the rest of the term that was vacated by the former President.
Mr. Patrick looks forward to continue the fine people of Struthers in every possible capacity.
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Lori Greenwood graduated from YSU in 1991. She has worked in healthcare as a dental hygienist for over 30 years. She loves to spend time with her family, friends, and her church. Lori enjoys being outdoors, camping, and working out.
Originally from Boardman, she made Struthers her home in November 1998. Lori has raised 3 children. Her 2 girls graduated from Struthers and her son is currently in Struthers high school. She was a member of Struthers PTA for over 12 years and served 2 terms as Vice President.
Lori was sworn in as Struthers 1st ward councilwoman in December 2019. She is honest, approachable, and likes being active in the Struthers community.
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A lifelong resident of Struthers, Ronald A. Carcelli graduated from Struthers High in 1970. He served the city as street superintendent for over 30 years and also served on the Struthers Board of Education for 22 years before finally retiring in 2002.
Ronald is married with three children and has served at the pleasure of City Council as Councilman of the 2nd Ward for 2 terms.
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Living in Struthers from an early age, Robert D. Burnside, is a graduate of Struthers High School and Youngstown State University as well as a United States Marine Corps veteran. Currently, he is a Certified Surgical First Assistant Registered Vascular Technologist at Mercy Health.
In addition to spending time with his wife, two sons, and granddaughter. sIn his off time, Mr. Burnside enjoys martial arts and boxing.
Mr. Burnside was sworn is as Councilman for the 3rd Ward in December 2019 and serves at the pleasure of its residents.
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Richard "Rick" S. Bayus is a lifelong resident of Struthers, graduating from Struthers High School in 1990. Mr. Bayus has owned and operated Rick Bayus Motors for the last 24 years.
Rick enjoys life here in Struthers along with his 2 daughters and is honored to serve all the residents of Struthers' Fourth Ward.
He is grateful to take care of all the needs of the ward and furthermore, the City of Struthers.
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A lifelong resident of Struthers, Dallas Bigley is currently serving his second term as Councilman – at – Large for Struthers City Council.
As the owner of Bigley Landscape Contracting and Property Management for the last 12 years, Dallas’s roots run deep in the community. He also ran the successful State Street Bed & Breakfast and is currently opening Bigley Properties.
Dallas is married with two children and in his off-time, enjoys playing golf.
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Megan Pingley is a Struthers native, having graduated from Struthers High in 2006. She has been a nationally-certified pharmacy technician for the last 14 years. Currently serving her first term as Councilwoman, Megan lives in Struthers with her son.
In her off time, she is passionate about advocating for children with Autism and is active with several organizations.
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James Baluck, a native of Struthers, graduated from Struthers High in 1978. Shortly after, he graduated from Youngstown State University with a Masters Degree in Social Work.
For the past 6 years, he has worked as a Mental Health Counselor for the Serenity Center, headquartered in North Lima.
In 2020, he was elected to his first term as City Council – at – Large.
When not tending to the needs of the city, James enjoys spending time with his wife and two children as well as playing guitar, fishing, and playing golf.
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In accordance with the codified ordinance of Struthers, section 171.13 Imposition of Tax, the following are required to file a tax return with the City of Struthers: On all salaries, wages, commissions and other compensation earned by residents of the City over the age of 18
Pursuant to Struthers Codified Chapter 1385, effective January 1, 2019, application is hereby made to register the following rental units for occupancy in the City of Struthers.
Once completed, you will receive an invoice via email for the registration fees.
For the purpose of updating the files of the City of Struthers Tax Department, please fill out this online questionnaire. Once received, the Tax Department will email you your City File ID for your records