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 no later than February 7, 2020, to Mayor Linda Clark, PO Box 775, Mantua OH 44255 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call Mayor Clark at 330-274-8776 with any questions.
The Village of Mantua Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on an application for a variance relating to the property located at 4571 West Prospect St. in the Village of Mantua. The meeting will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Hall, 4650 W. High Street, Mantua, Ohio. This application #01-2020, submitted by Chuck Crowder, requests a variance from provisions of the Mantua Village Zoning Code.
The applicant requests a variance from Schedule 410.01 of the Village of Mantua Zoning Code, which requires that detached accessory structures are set back a minimum of three (3) feet from side lot lines. The existing garage on the property is approximately one (1) foot from the west lot line. Copies of this application are available for review at the Mantua Village Clerk-Treasurer's Office during regular business hours. The opportunity to be heard will be afforded any person attending the hearing.
The Board will also consider whether to permit a variance from Schedule 305.03.5, minimum required side yard of eight feet. An existing architectural projection is three feet from proposed west property line of requested lot split at 4571 Prospect Street.
The Village of Mantua Planning Commission will be holding a special meeting immediately following the above Board of Zoning Appeals meeting. The purpose of the meeting will be to consider approval of an application for a lot split submitted by Charles Crowder and relating to the aforementioned property at 4571 W. Prospect Street, Mantua.
The public is welcome to attend.
The Mantua Village Historic Landmarks Commission will be meeting on January 25, and March 14, 2020 at 10:00 am in Council Chambers, 4650 High St. Mantua. Toomas Tubalkain, Mantua Village Historic Landmarks Commission.
Leaf bag and brush pickup is completed for the year and will resume in May 2020.
Dear Mantua Village Residents:
Beginning September 3, 2019, the Portage County Regional Planning Commission will be conducting an income survey within your area of Mantua Village. The information obtained through this survey will help determine whether the Portage County Commissioners can obtain a grant that could help the residents in your area.
Historically, the income rate in Mantua Village has been such that it has made it difficult to obtain grants. However, we may find that we are in a better position to obtain grant opportunities dependent upon the outcome of this income survey. Please answer carefully and as accurately as possible keeping in mind that ALL INDIVIDUAL HOUSEHOLD ANSWERS SHALL REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL. It is important to note that the information you provide will be kept by address only and not by name and will be stored at the Regional Planning Commission for grant purposes only.
Please assist Lisa Reeves, or Director Todd Peetz and other volunteers of the Portage County Regional Planning Commission, by answering their questions.
If you have any questions about this survey or how it will be used, please contact the Portage County Regional Planning Commission at 330-297-3613 Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
We appreciate your cooperation with this important and valuable neighborhood survey. We are offering an online survey for your convenience. You may access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BLPZXLD.
Linda Clark, Mayor
The Village of Mantua is accepting applications for the positions of a Full Time Service Worker and part time seasonal plow drivers. Must be able to work evenings or weekends if needed. CDL is required. Job description and applications are available in the Administration office and below:
Experience preferred, will train as needed. Pay range based on experience. Interested individuals need to submit completed application and resume to John Trew at 4650 W. High Street, Mantua, OH 44255 or email to email@example.com
Ordinance 2019-49, relating to the proposed Transfer Agreement for the Village of Mantua Water and Wastewater Utilities, was approved by the Mantua Village Council on November 19th, 2019.
The Legislation and the proposed Transfer Agreement can be read here:
The regular monthly Council meetings will now be held at 6:30 pm on the third Tuesday of the month in Council chambers at 4650 High St. Mantua.
Brush pick up starts the second Tuesday of May 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 is looking for a few village residents to fill open seats on committees. There is one open seat on the Cemetery Committee. There is one open seat on the Records Retention Committee. There are three open seats on the Historic Landmark Committee (does not have to be a resident). Anyone that is interested should contact Mayor Linda Clark at 330-274-8776 ext. 155.
The Village of Mantua seeks to fill three vacant seats on the Historic Landmarks Commission.
All members should have to the highest extent possible a recognized knowledge of and a known interest in architectural and/or historic preservation and design together with a determination to work for the overall improvement of the quality of the Village's physical environment. At least two (2) members of the Commission shall be preservation related professional members from the fields of archaeology, architecture, architectural history, history, planning or a related discipline to the extent they are available in the community and willing to serve; and at least one (1) member shall be a property owner within the Village. Nominations should be sought from the Mantua Historical Society, the Board of Realtors, and any other group or organization that might have an interest in the work of the Commission.
For further details about the Commission and its duties, please see Chapter 159 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Mantua.
Letters of interest should be directed to Mayor Linda Clark, P.O. Box 775, Mantua, OH 44255, or .
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.