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The Mantua Village Cemetery Board will be holding a meeting on March 18th at 2 p.m. in Council Chambers, 4650 High St. Mantua. Jenny August, Clerk-Treasurer.

Request for Qualifications & Proposal

Ownership, Operation & Maintenance
The Water and Wastewater Facilities
Village of Mantua, Ohio

The Village of Mantua (Village) is interested in exploring its options for the sale of its water and wastewater systems including both the water and wastewater treatment plants; the wastewater collection system; the water distribution system; and, all associated infrastructure and appurtenances (System). Village Council is publishing this solicitation per adopted Ordinance Nos. 2018-56 and 2018-57 authorizing a competitive bid process pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Sections 721.03 and 721.15.

The Village is issuing this as a formal Request for Qualifications (RFQ) as well as Request for Proposal (RFP) bid associated with that potential sale. The request will detail the guidelines for the submission of a formal offer to acquire and operate the System. All potential bidders shall provide the Village with your contact information including name, address, phone number and email address as an interested party in order to maintain communications on any addenda and/or clarifications made to this request during the bidding period.

The Proposer's Qualifications and Proposal, in accordance with the requirements contained herein, to acquire and operate the System are due no later than 4:00 pm ET on April 9, 2019. Please include a one-page summary separate from your Qualifications that will serve as the formal bid that addresses the key items listed in the RFP section; namely, the Purchase Proposal, Financing, Financial Assurances and Rate Stabilization. Submittals are to be addressed and delivered in a sealed package where it will be publicly opened and read to:

Mayor Linda Clark
Mantua Village Hall
4650 West High Street
Mantua, OH 44255
Phone: (330) 274-8776

The RFQ/RFP Package can be obtained upon request from:

Mr. John Trew, Village Administrator
Phone: (330) 274-8776 ext. 156

Inquiries are to be submitted in writing to the Village Administrator; and, responses to all inquiries will be in writing to all prospective bidders registered with the Village. There are no specific restrictions and/or limitations on format, pages, etc. of the proposals. Prospective bidders are also advised that while the Village is desirous of a single entity operating both the water and wastewater systems, the Village reserves the option to accept and evaluate alternative proposals so you are asked to specify your intent to assume ownership and operation of both or one of the utilities.

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 .

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

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.