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Struthers safety-service director will stay

City council asked Tim Daley to turn in resignation due to residency requirement

STRUTHERS — A day after the city’s safety-service director was given a letter by city council requesting that he resign, the situation has been resolved.

Tim Daley was issued the letter Tuesday to resign because he wasn’t living in city limits.

“He resides in Struthers now, so there is no issue when it comes to the ordinance,” Mayor Catherine Cercone Miller said on Thursday.

The city ordinance Miller referred to states that the safety-service director must live in Struthers within six months of appointment unless city council deems otherwise.

“I look forward to continuing to work with and serve the city of Struthers,” Daley said in a statement Thursday.

Daley was appointed by Miller in February as safety-service director, and temporarily moved to Poland Village for personal reasons.

Because he was already living in Poland at the time of the appointment, Daley had six months to move back to Struthers, Miller said.

Council extended the grace period by two months following a special meeting in July that happened in executive session among council members.

Daley lived in Struthers most of his life otherwise, Miller has said.

A 1971 graduate of Struthers High School, Daley has been employed by the city for 30 years.

Prior to becoming safety-service director, Daley was the street supervisor for 14 years.

During the city council meeting on Wednesday, the letter, along with other correspondence, was recognized but was not discussed since the situation was resolved.

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