Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing

The Mantua Village Board of Zoning Appeals has recessed its public hearing regarding Portage County Permanent Parcel No. 24-041-13-00-094-000, until Thursday, December 10th, 2020 at 6:30 pm, pending an advisory opinion from the Planning Commission. The hearing will be held by Zoom video-conferencing and live streamed via YouTube; stream link will be available below.

Two variance requests relating to the proposed "Dollar General" store remain pending: (1) Section 440.06-C-1, which requires one parking space for each two hundred (200) square feet of floor area [Applicant requests a reduction from 46 spaces to 28 spaces] and (2) Section 440.12-B-2, which requires parking areas with more than 25 spaces to have two access drives [Applicant requests a single access drive].

Copies of the application and plan documents are available here. Members of the public desiring input may email comments prior to or during the meeting by clicking this link.

Toomas Tubalkain, Chairman, Board of Zoning Appeals

Meetings to be held by Video-Conference

Until further notice, the Village of Mantua will be conducting its regular monthly meetings as follows: Service, Safety, and Finance Committees, Planning Commission and Village Council and all Board of Zoning Appeals Hearings: will meet via Zoom video conference with live-streaming on YouTube. Parks and Shade Tree Committees will meet in person when meetings resume in March, no live streaming, the public may attend. Stream links will be posted on this page.

Public participation during meetings will be available by email message, which will be conveyed to the meeting by the meeting host as promptly as possible.

Please click here to email your comments or questions to the host during the meeting, as the YouTube comment function will not be monitored.

Mantua's YouTube Live Stream Page. See below for links to individual meetings.

Upcoming Village of Mantua Meetings:

Planning Commission, December 8, 2020, 6:30 pm
Click here for Planning Commission live stream.

Finance Committee, December 9, 2020, 6:00 pm
Click here for Finance Committee live stream.

Board of Zoning Appeals, Thursday, December 10, 2020, 6:30 pm
This hearing was recessed from November 16, 2020.

  • Documents
  • Revised Parking Lot Plan 11/19/20
  • Memo from CT Consultants 11/19/20
    Click here for BZA Meeting live stream.

    The Mantua Village Parks Commission and Shade Tree Commission have cancelled their monthly meetings for the December, January, and February. Monthly meetings will resume in March. Marty Hura, Parks and Shade Tree Commissioner.

    Public Hearing

    Mantua Village Council will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 6:30 pm, immediately followed by the regular monthly Council meeting. The subject of the hearing will be: Ordinance 2020-49, amending Chapter 450.07 of the Mantua Zoning Ordinances relating to internally illuminated signs; Ordinance 2020-50, amending Chapter 480 of the Mantua Zoning Ordinances relating to the Exterior Maintenance Code. The hearing will be conducted via Zoom and live-streamed to the public via YouTube. Stream link at Jenny August, Clerk-Treasurer.

    Planning Commission Special Meeting

    The Mantua Village Planning Commission will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. This meeting is a continuation of the Site Plan Review for a Dollar General store proposed for construction on vacant land located on the East side of Main St. at Orchard St. (Portage County Permanent Parcel #24-041-13-00-094-00) in the Village of Mantua. The meeting will be held via Zoom video-conference, with live streaming to the public on YouTube. Stream link and instructions for submitting public comment will be available on this page.
    Dollar General Site Plan Documents
    Revised Parking Lot Plan 11/19/20
    Correspondence and Engineering Review Documents

    Committee Seat Vacancies

    The Village of Mantua is looking for village residents to fill open seats on committees. There is one open seat on the each of the following: Board of Zoning Appeals, Cemetery Committee, Parks Committee, Shade Tree Commission, Records Retention Committee and Historic Landmarks Committee (does not have to be a resident). Anyone who is interested should contact Mayor Linda Clark at 330-274-8776 ext. 155 or .

    Residential Rental Unit Inspector

    The Village of Mantua is seeking a Residential Rental Unit Inspector to administer the requirements of Chapter 1307 of the Mantua Village Codified Ordinances, as enacted pursuant to Ordinance 2019-39. There are approximately 300 residential rental units in the Village, which will be subject to inspection every three years. Interested applicants should familiarize themselves with the requirements of the Ordinance and submit a letter of interest, qualifications and fee proposal to Mayor Linda Clark, PO Box 775, Mantua OH 44255 or Please call Mayor Clark at 330-274-8776 with any questions. This position is open until filled.

    Landmarks Commission Meetings

    Landmarks Commission meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday in January, March, September, and November at 10AM in Council Chambers at Village Hall.

    The Village of Mantua is seeking applicants to fill the following positions:

    Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator of Record II
    Water Treatment Plant Operator of Record I
    Water/Wastewater Mechanic

    Please click the links above for job description and requirements for each position.

    Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, qualifications and Mantua Village Employment Application to Mayor Linda Clark, 4650 High Street, PO Box 775, Mantua OH 44255 or Please call Mayor Clark at 330-274-8776 with any questions. The application deadline has been extended.

    Brush pick up will resume the second Tuesday of May and continue through the second Tuesday of October. Time may vary on Holiday weeks. All brush is to be placed at the curb with the cut ends facing the street. Branches over 8 feet in length or 4 inches in diameter will not be picked up nor will thorny bush ... No more then 20 minutes will be spent at each address.

    The Village of Mantua Police Department is seeking part-time dispatchers. Please click here for job posting details.

    Please click here to read the Current Village of Mantua Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report [CCR].

  • Welcome to the Mantua Village web site! We hope the site will provide easy reference to Village Officials, facilities, meeting dates and telephone numbers. We sincerely hope that you will find this information helpful in becoming more aware of the services and opportunities available in our community. As always, feel free to e-mail or .

    A Little History

    Mantua Village (pronounced, "MAN-a-way") is located along the Cuyahoga River (known by native inhabitants as the "Crooked River") in Portage County. From its humble beginnings in the early 1800s, with its railroad station, 13 saloons, house of "ill repute" and a shipping point for area farmers, Mantua Village was formed and quickly began to grow. A Post Office was established in 1860 and the Village was incorporated in 1898. Our town, named after a famous city in Northern Italy, has continued to grow and mature. It is a beautiful, peaceful village, filled with historic buildings and friendly people who care.

    Mantua is located on Ohio State Route 44, ten miles north of Ravenna (the Portage County Seat), twenty miles northeast of Akron, and twenty-seven miles southeast of Cleveland. Today, with access to the Ohio Turnpike just two miles to the south and access to US Route 422 seven miles to the north, we believe that this area will soon be the fastest-growing and most sought-after region in Northeast Ohio. Clean air, beautiful countryside, and excellent schools, backed up by sound zoning and facilitated planned growth, make Mantua Village a most desireable place to live and work.

    We invite you to investigate the potentials of this exciting corridor that runs between Cleveland and Youngstown, and be assured that you, your family and your business will not only be welcome, but helped in every way possible. Come look us over and join with us in the wonderful years to come.