Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing
The Mantua Village Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on November 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm in Village Council chambers, 4650 High Street, Mantua. On the Agenda: 1. Phil Rath/the Chilling Station requests a variance from Mantua Zoning Code Schedule 450.09, maximum area of Signs in the Industrial Zoning District, relating to property located at 10585 Main Street; 2. The Downtown Mantua Revitalization Corporation requests a variance from Mantua Zoning Code Schedule 450.09, maximum area of Signs in the Village Center Zoning District, relating to property located at 4669 East Prospect Street; 3. The Downtown Mantua Revitalization Corporation requests a variance from Mantua Zoning Code Schedule 450.09, maximum area of Signs in the Industrial Zoning District, relating to property located at 4754 East High Street.
Copies of the applications are available for review at the Mantua Village Clerk-Treasurerís Office during regular business hours. The opportunity to be heard will be afforded any person attending the hearing.
Wes Hawkins, Chairman, Mantua Village Board of Zoning Appeals
Special Council Meeting
The Mantua Village Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers, 4650 High Street, Mantua. The purpose of the meeting will be second reading and amendment of Ordinance 2021-55, regarding the 2022 appropriations, and to choose an employee health benefit plan for 2022. The public is welcome to attend.
Trick or Treat
Trick or Treat will be held Sunday, October 31 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Please leave your front porch lights on if you are participating.
Covid Vaccine Clinic
Summa Health Care will be at Compass Packaging to administer the Pfizer vaccine on October 6th from 7AM until 10AM. 100 doses will be available. They will be set-up by The Chilling Station and the public is welcome. The second dose will be available on October 27th between 7AM and 10AM.
The monthly brush pick-up is underway and will continue on the second Tuesday of each month May through October.
- All brush is to be placed at the curb with the cut ends facing the street.
- No branches larger than 4 inches in diameter or 4 feet in length will be accepted.
- Should be free of stumps, leaves, grass clippings, briars, vines, anything with thorns.
- 20 minutes maximum will be spent at a property.
- The homeowner will be responsible for the disposal of brush/limbs from removal of tree(s), lot clearing, clearing along fence line or property boundaries and is not to be placed at the curb.
- If a contractor has been hired to perform the work, the contractor is responsible for brush/limb removal.
- Brush may be placed 7 days before the pick-up date. Brush placed curbside for extended periods of time may be subject to zoning violations.
Meetings Returning to Village Hall
Beginning July 1, 2021, the Village of Mantua government will conduct all regular monthly meetings in person in Council Chambers at 4650 High Street, Mantua. The meetings will no longer be live-streamed on YouTube, and the public is welcome to attend.
The monthly meeting Schedule is as follows: Service Committee: 1st Tuesday, 6:00 pm; Safety Committee: 1st Wednesday, 6:00 pm; Planning Commission: 1st Wednesday, 6:30 pm; Finance Committee: the Wednesday before the regular Council meeting, 6:00 pm; Council: 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 pm; Parks and Shade Tree: the Wednesday after the regular Council meeting, 6:30 pm.
Past Live-streamed Meetings:
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Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 721.15(D), the Village of Mantua hereby gives notice of its intent to sell unneeded, obsolete, or unfit municipal personal property by internet auction. Such Auctions will be conducted by the Mayor or her designee on ebay.com or govdeals.com, and shall last for no less than ten days. Payments may be accepted in cash, certified check or Paypal, depending on the requirements of the auction platform.
The Village of Mantua Historic Landmarks Commission will hold its 2021 meetings as follows: Saturday January 16, 1:00 am and Saturday March 13, 10:00 am will be conducted via Zoom video-conferencing and live streamed to the public via YouTube. Stream links will be available at mantuavillage.com. Saturday September 11, 10:00 am and Saturday November 13, 10:00 am will be held in Council Chambers, 4650 High Street, Mantua, OH, with public attendance permitted, unless otherwise advertised.
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 Records Retention Committee. There are three open seats on the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call Mayor Clark at 330-274-8776 with any questions. This position is open until filled.
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.