The Village of Mantua is seeking an individual to serve as part-time Zoning Inspector. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 3, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. Submit all letters of interest and resumes to Mayor Linda Clark, 4650 W. High St., P.O. Box 775, Mantua, OH 44255. Applicants should list all relevant skills and experience. Zoning inspector duties include enforcement of the Mantua Zoning Code and Exterior Maintenance Code, review of applications for zoning permits and site plan reviews, issuance of zoning permits, and inspection of buildings and uses of land to determine compliance with the Village Zoning Code. Further details of the responsibilities of the Zoning Inspector may be found in Chapter 500 of the Mantua Village Zoning Code, available online at mantuavillage.com.
Beginning in March 2013, the Safety Committee will meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 a.m. in Village Council Chambers. There will be no February meeting.
LEGAL NOTICE: The Village of Mantua, Portage County, Ohio, is establishing a file with qualifications from professional design firms, as permitted by ORC 153.68. Interested professionals should send their qualifications to: Village of Mantua, 4650 High Street, P.O. Box 775, Mantua, OH 44255, Attn: Mayor Linda Clark. Provide annual updates to The Village of Mantua. Qualifications may be provided at any time. Scope of Work: The Village will use this file to select qualified firms for services if the estimated design fee will be less than $50,000.
Welcome to the Mantua Village web site! As you can see, the site has recently undergone a complete re-design and renovation, in order to improve both its look and functionality. If you have any comments or suggestions, or if you should discover any links or other elements which do not function properly, please email the web site administrator. Thank you!
We hope the site will continue to 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.