The Mantua Village Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Council Chambers, 4650 High Street, 2nd floor, Mantua, Ohio, immediately followed by the regular monthly Council meeting. The hearing relates to Ordinance 2022-37, a proposed change in zoning designation of certain parcels along Orchard Street from Industrial to R-2 Residential. The properties are identified by the following Portage County Permanent Parcel Numbers:
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Copies of the documents relating to the proposed change are available for public inspection at the office of the Mantua Village Fiscal Officer. The proposed legislation is available here.
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.
Summer Brush Pickup
Brush pickup will occur on the second Tuesday of each month beginning May 10, 2022 through October 11, 2022. Time may vary on holiday weeks. All brush is to be placed at the curb with the cut ends facing the street. Branches over 4 feet long or 4 inches in diameter will not be picked up. Brush should be free of stumps, leaves, grass clippings, briars, vines and thorns. This service is for small branches or limbs that residents have trimmed or fallen in a storm, not for removal of entire trees. Brush may be placed no more than 7 days before the pick-up date. Brush placed curbside for extended periods of time may be subject to zoning violations.
Autumn leaf bag pickup will resume October 4, 2022 and occur every Tuesday through November 22, 2022. Time may vary on holiday weeks. Bags should be placed on the tree lawn the day prior to pick up.
Water Quality Report
Committee Seat Vacancies
The Village of Mantua is looking for village residents to fill open seats on committees. There are multiple open seats on the Historic Landmarks Committee (does not have to be a resident) and one on the Shade Tree Commission. Anyone who is interested should contact Mayor Linda Clark at 330-274-8776 ext. 155 or .
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 during the 2022 calendar year. 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, bank transfer or Paypal, depending on the requirements of the auction platform.
FEMA Covid-19 Funeral Expense Assistance
The Village of Mantua Historic Landmarks Commission will hold its 2022 meetings on the 2nd Saturday of the months of January, March, September, and November at 10:00 am in Council Chambers, 4650 High Street, Mantua, OH. The public is welcome to attend.
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Portage County Water Resources Emergency Alerts
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The Village of Mantua Police Department is seeking part-time dispatchers. Please click here for job posting details.
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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.