Vacant Council Seat
The Village of Mantua is seeking applicants to fill a vacant seat on Village Council, term ending 12/31/2023. Submit letters of interest to Mayor Linda Clark at P.O. Box 775, Mantua, OH 44255, or . Letters must be received no later than 4:00 pm, Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Interviews will be conducted at the February 16, 2021 regular Council meeting.
Per Ohio Revised Code section 731.12, Members of the Village Council must possess the following qualifications:
Each member of the legislative authority of a village shall have resided in the village one year immediately preceding the member's election, and shall be an elector of the village. No member of the legislative authority shall hold any other public office, be interested in any contract with the village, or hold employment with said village, except that such member may be a notary public, a member of the state militia, or a volunteer fireman of said village, provided that such member shall not receive any compensation for his services as a volunteer fireman of the village in addition to his regular compensation as a member of the legislative authority. Any member who ceases to possess any of such qualifications or who removes from the village shall forfeit the member's office.
Meetings to be held by Video-Conference
Until further notice, the Village of Mantua will be conducting its regular monthly meetings as follows: Service, Safety, and Finance Committees, Planning Commission and Village Council and all Board of Zoning Appeals Hearings: will meet via Zoom video conference with live-streaming on YouTube. Parks and Shade Tree Committees will meet in person when meetings resume in March, no live streaming, the public may attend. Stream links will be posted on this page.
Public participation during meetings will be available by email message, which will be conveyed to the meeting by the meeting host as promptly as possible.
Please click here to email your comments or questions to the host during the meeting, as the YouTube comment function will not be monitored.
Mantua's YouTube Live Stream Page. See below for links to individual meetings.
Upcoming Village of Mantua Meetings:
Village Council, January 19, 2021, 6:30 pm
Click here for Council meeting live stream.
The 2020 Annual Financial Reports for the Village of Mantua have been completed and are available for public review by appointment only in the Clerk-Treasurer's office, 4650 High St. Mantua. Jenny August, Clerk-Treasurer.
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.
The Mantua Village Parks Commission and Shade Tree Commission have cancelled their monthly meetings for the December, January, and February. Monthly meetings will resume in March. Marty Hura, Parks and Shade Tree Commissioner.
Mowing Quotes Sought
The Village of Mantua is accepting quotes for mowing for the following village properties. This will be weekly mowing (unless it is too wet or extremely dry): Administration Building, North and South Buchert Park, Service Garage and Hillside Cemetery (the cemetery includes extra work that includes weed whipping, mowing the cemetery and blowing off the headstones within 48 hours of Memorial Day) other than that the cemetery is just regular weekly mowing and weed whipping once a month around the headstones. Deadline for submitting quotes is February 1st at 4 p.m. If you have any questions contact Mayor Clark at 330-274-8776 ext 155.
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 two open seats on the Historic Landmarks Committee (does not have to be a resident) and the Board of Zoning Appeals,. 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.
Brush pick up will resume the second Tuesday of May and continue 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 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.