2015 Annual Report

City Council

2015 Elected Officials


Ann Combs

Chris Dobrozsi

Gerri Harbison

Craig Margolis

Lynda Roesch

Todd Steinbrink-Retired December 2, 2015

Ken Suer

Mike Cappel-Sworn in on December 2, 2015


The City of Montgomery operates under a council-manager form of government with seven elected City Council members working with a city manager appointed by City Council with the support of a clerk of council and a law director.  All City Council members are elected at large by a popular vote of residents for staggered terms of four years.  Once seated, City Council members choose the Mayor who serves for a two-year term.

City Council is responsible for establishing policies and enacting legislation necessary for municipal operations.  City Council appoints the city manager, law director and clerk of council.  By charter, the city manager serves as the City’s chief executive, administrative and law enforcement officer.

Steinbrink and Dobrozsi

Newly-elected Mayor Chris Dobrozsi thanks outgoing Council Member Todd Steinbrink for his many years of service to the community.

On December 2, Mrs. Harbison, Mr. Dobrozsi, Ms. Roesch, Mr. Margolis and Mr. Cappel accepted their oaths of office.  The City Council then elected Chris Dobrozsi as Mayor and Lynda Roesch as Vice Mayor.  City Council also thanked outgoing City Councilmember Todd Steinbrink for his many years of service to our community.

City Council operates with six standing committees:  Financial Planning; Government Affairs; Law and Safety; Parks and Recreation; Planning, Zoning and Landmarks and Public Works.

In an effort to maintain communications between City Council and the boards, commissions and civic organizations, several initiatives were undertaken including:

  • Each board/commission chair was invited to update City Council on the activities and work of the respective board/commission for the previous year.
  • City Council and the administration conducted an annual board and commission member orientation session.
  • A Community Leadership Forum was held to provide an opportunity for volunteers, representatives of neighborhood associations, civic groups, local school officials, elected officials and City administration to discuss topics of interest.

As part of City Council’s responsibilities for establishing policies and enacting legislation, it oversaw operations and administration of a budget of $19,288,343 and adopted 46 ordinances and resolutions, the highlights of which follow:

2015 Council Action

  • Adopted a tax budget for 2016
  • Adopted a Five-year Capital Improvement Program for the City of Montgomery
  • Adopted a Five-Year Strategic Plan for the City of Montgomery
  • Authorized a Moratorium on the Collection of Building and Zoning Permit Fees for Solar Installations
  • Authorized the Police Department to Participate in the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition Task-Force
  • Authorized A Resolution to Adopt Recommendation of the Montgomery Tax Incentive Review Council with Respect to the Compliance of all Tax Increment Financing Districts within the City of Montgomery
  • Authorized the City Manager to enter into contracts with CT Consultants for professional services related to general engineering and architectural services; with Swimsafe Pool Management, Inc. to provide services related to the operation and management of the Montgomery Municipal Pool; with Frost Brown Todd, LLC to provide special counsel services; with Donnellon, Donnellon and Miller to provide legal services; and with the Sycamore Community School District Board of Education for the School Resource Officer to Sycamore High School for the school years 2015-2016
  • Authorized the City Manager to Enter into a Labor Agreement with the Montgomery Firefighters IAFF Local 4391 for Wages and Benefits from April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2018
  • Authorized the City Manager to enter into contracts with Prus Construction Company for the 2015 Street Resurfacing Program; with American Pavements, Inc. for the 2015 Bituminous “Black Mat’ Surfacing Project; with Complete Demolition Services, LLC to complete the Demolition of the Former Ford Dealership Buildings; and with North American Salt Company for the purchase of de-icing rock salt for the 2016 season
  • Authorized the City Manager to enter into a LPA Local-Let Project Agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for the Ham-US 22-15.35 Montgomery Road Sidewalk project, PID No. 99954
  • Authorized the City Manager to enter into a Contract with Lebanon Ford for the Purchase of a 2015 Ford F-550 One-Ton Dump Truck
  • Authorized the City Manager to Accept the Proposed 2016-2017 Option Years With Rumpke Of Ohio, Inc.
  • Authorized a Contract with Dynegy Energy Services (East), LLC
  • Adopted an Ordinance implementing duties upon approaching Stationary Public Safety, Emergency or Road Service Vehicle Displaying Flashing Lights
  • Established a New Environmental Impact Fee Structure and Amending Code Section 153.05