Created in 2020 and pursuant to City Ordinance 20-019, the Code Enforcement Director shall enforce any and all ordinances or resolutions of the City relating to the maintenance of residential and commercial property within the City unless the enforcement of said ordinances and resolutions is specifically delegated to the Safety Service Director(SSD), in which case the SSD may designate the enforcement to the Code Enforcement Director.
The Code Enforcement Director shall take steps to cause the correction of, and compliace with, any City ordinace or resolution under the Code Enforcement Director's jurisdiction. These steps include, but are not limited to:
For purposes of making inspections, the Code Enforcement Director shall have the right to enter upon any property at reasonable times to make inspections to determine whether or not a violation of a City ordinance or resolution exists.
The Code Enforcement Director is also responsible for ensuring that all landlords within the City limits are registered with the City and that all occupants of rental properties are likewise registered.
Pursuant to the City of Struthers Codified Ordinance 521.15, section A, No owner, lessee, tenant and/or responsible local agent of any real property within the City, and/or any other person having charge of any real property within the City, shall allow the property's grass to grow in excess of six (6) inches in height.
If the property's grass grows in excess of six (6) inches in violation of subsection (a) hereof, the Safety-Service Director shall cause such grass to be cut and/or removed and may employ the necessary labor to perform the task. A fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) will be assessed to the owner of the property for each individual lot whose size is 12,000 square feet or less. For those lots that exceed 12,000 square feet, the fee assessed to the owner will be one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) or the actual expense incurred by the City to remediate the violation, whichever is more. All expenses incurred shall, when approved by Council, be paid out of any money in the Treasury of the City.
Lawn and leaf bags are available for free from City Hall. You can place your clippings, trimmings, etc. inside these bags or you can place them loosely or binded on the curb and the City will pick them up and dispose them for free. You can place them on the curb on your normal trash pick up day or call City Hall for pick up.
Absolutely! Republic Trash Services will pick up large items for free. However, you must contact them prior to placing the item(s) on the curb for pickup. No item may left on the curb more than 24 hours before scheduled pick up.
Please contact Republic Services for a comprehensive list of items that can or cannot be disposed of.
It is the responsibility of the owner of the parcel that the tree resides on to maintain trees. This includes trimming or cutting back any trees, shrubbery, weeds, grass, or any growth that:
Yes. Pursuant to Codified Ordinance 951.06, Section 2, Each individual or group of individuals or family domiciled in a residential unit shall be required to contract with the City's designated trash collection contractor for the removal of any trash, garbage, rubbish or other refuse if produced by such residential unit. It shall be a violation of this section for the occupants of two or more residential units to combine trash, garbage or rubbish or other refuse for the purpose of defrauding the designated contractor, unless separate commercial service is provided by the owner of rental properties.
No property owner or person to whom a motor vehicle is registered shall park, or allow to be parked, a motor vehicle upon any lawn, grass or landscaped area unless the area is connected with the driveway and is graded and has a hard surface of granulated material, asphalt, Portland cement, concrete, brick or decorative stone.
The Safety Service Director may permit a motor vehicle to be parked in violation of (a) of this section for moving to or from a residence, for family gatherings, when the vehicle is an emergency vehicle being used during an emergency, and when the vehicle is a construction vehicle being used for remodeling or repair work at the property. Exemptions may be granted only after the Safety Service Director or Code Enforcement Director personally inspects said residence.
All dwelling structures and the premises thereof shall be maintained free from sources of breeding, harborage and infestation of insects, vermin and rodents.
No owner, operator or resident agent of any premises shall maintain or permit to be maintained at or on the exterior property areas of such premises any condition which deteriorates or debases the appearance of the neighborhood, reduces property values in the neighborhood, adversely alters the appearance and general character of the neighborhood, creates a fire, safety or health hazard or which is a public nuisance. Such conditions include but are not limited to the following: