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Struthers council leader resigns for new position

Rudzik becomes Struthers code enforcement officer

STRUTHERS — Struthers City Council will be conducting a search for a new leader in the near future as it announced the resignation of President Joseph Rudzik at Wednesday’s council meeting.

Rudzik was appointed by Mayor Catherine Cercone Miller as the city’s new code enforcement director.

“He’s perfect for the job,” she said after the meeting, adding that Rudzik knows city ordinances and is good with technology.

The code enforcement director is a position the city had been planning to add this year, and was budgeted before the pandemic, Miller said.

In his new role, Rudzik will work on a landlord registration as well as address complaints made by community members regarding property code violations. He also will conduct site inspections and issue warnings and written directions on how to correct a violation.

The full-time position will have a salary of $31,200.

Now that a vacancy has been created, candidates from across the city will be able to vie for Rudzik’s council president role with the precinct committee making the decision.

Also discussed at the meeting, Miller said a rabies vaccination clinic will be 2 to 4 p.m. July 11 at Mauthe Park, 156 Smithfield St.

Miller also shared during the meeting that the Mahoning County Health Department will conduct mosquito fogging tentatively between July 16 and Aug. 12, weather dependent.

afox@tribtoday.com

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