CANCELLATION OF SEPTEMBER MEETINGS: Mantua Village Council has cancelled the Service, Safety, Finance, Planning, Parks, and Shade Tree meetings for September. Meetings will resume in October. This does NOT include the Board of Zoning Appeals (Sept. 2, 7:00 p.m.) and the Historic Landmarks Commission (Sept. 26, 10:30 a.m.), which will meet as scheduled.
RECYCLING: The final recycling pickup by Portage County Solid Waste will occur on August 21. Please leave your bins on the treelawn after they have been emptied and Portage County will collect them. The first recycling pickup by Kimble will occur on Friday, September 4th. Your new wheeled recycling bin will be delivered prior to that date. All recyclables now go into one bin and do not need to be separated! Additionally, you may now recycle ALL plastics indicated as recyclable by a number (1-7) in a triangle. Click here for a complete list of recyclable materials.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: The Mantua Village Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on an application for a variance relating to the property located at 4911 E. High Street in the Village of Mantua on Wednesday September 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Village Hall, 4650 W. High Street, Mantua, OH. This application #2015-05, submitted by Michael Testa; Buckeye Partners, LP, requests a variance from the provisions of Mantua Village Zoning Code Section 410.01 Schedule (E) 4, for accessory building height not exceeding twenty-five (25) feet in Commercial and Light Industrial Districts. At this time the BZA will also review approving existing tanks erected after the enactment of the new zoning code in 2002, so that they are compliant. We will also be looking at future tank construction on the Buckeye Pipeline property to be approved for a maximum height of fifty-three (53) feet as long as they meet all other zoning requirements. Copies of this application are available for review at the Mantua Village Clerk-Treasurers Office during regular business hours. The opportunity to be heard will be afforded any person attending the hearing.
The Historical Landmark Commission of Mantua Village will be holding their 3rd quarter meeting on September 26th, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Council Chambers, 4650 High St Mantua. Interested parties are welcome.
The Village of Mantua Police Department is seeking part-time dispatchers. Please click here for job posting details.
Per Mantua Village Resolution 2015-8, it is the intent of Council to dispose of property owned by the village which is no longer needed for public use, or is obsolete or unfit for the use for which it was originally acquired, by internet auction.
Thank you to Mantua voters for approving the road levy! You can calculate the impact that this levy will have on your property tax bill by using the calculator we have provided by clicking here.
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.