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The Council of Mantua village will be holding a Special Meeting on Tuesday, November 5th, 6:00 pm at 4650 High St. Mantua to discuss and vote on the purchase of a K-9 Officer. This meeting will be immediately followed by a Council workshop to discuss the 2020 appropriations. The monthly Service meeting will follow. The November 13th Finance meeting has been cancelled due to lack of quorum. Jenny August, Clerk-Treasurer.


Ordinance 2019-49, relating to the proposed Transfer Agreement for the Village of Mantua Water and Wastewater Utilities, will be on Third Reading on November 19th, 2019..

The Legislation and the proposed Transfer Agreement can be read here: ORDINANCE 2019-49. The Appendices which are available at this time can be viewed HERE.

Amendments to Section 6.3 and New Appendices "R" and "S" were approved on October 22, 2019.

Status of Transfer Agreement Appendices

Water & Sewer Utility Negotiations Summary


The Mantua Village Council will be holding a public hearing for zoning amendments on November 19th, 2019 at 6:15 pm in Council Chambers, 4650 High St. Mantua. The purpose of the hearing will be to discuss Ordinance 2019-39, regarding implementing a program of residential rental unit inspections. The public is welcome. Jenny August, Clerk-Treasurer.


The regular monthly Council meetings will now be held at 6:30 pm on the third Tuesday of the month in Council chambers at 4650 High St. Mantua.


Dear Mantua Village Residents:

Beginning September 3, 2019, the Portage County Regional Planning Commission will be conducting an income survey within your area of Mantua Village. The information obtained through this survey will help determine whether the Portage County Commissioners can obtain a grant that could help the residents in your area.

Historically, the income rate in Mantua Village has been such that it has made it difficult to obtain grants. However, we may find that we are in a better position to obtain grant opportunities dependent upon the outcome of this income survey. Please answer carefully and as accurately as possible keeping in mind that ALL INDIVIDUAL HOUSEHOLD ANSWERS SHALL REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL. It is important to note that the information you provide will be kept by address only and not by name and will be stored at the Regional Planning Commission for grant purposes only.

Please assist Lisa Reeves, or Director Todd Peetz and other volunteers of the Portage County Regional Planning Commission, by answering their questions.

If you have any questions about this survey or how it will be used, please contact the Portage County Regional Planning Commission at 330-297-3613 Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

We appreciate your cooperation with this important and valuable neighborhood survey. We are offering an online survey for your convenience. You may access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BLPZXLD.

Sincerely,

Linda Clark, Mayor


The Village of Mantua is seeking a full-time Service Department worker. Please click here for Job Description and Application Form. Submit completed application to John Trew, Village Administrator by email at mantuava@sbcglobal.net. Application may also be mailed or dropped off at Mantua Village Hall. Application deadline is August 23, 2019.


Brush pick up starts the second Tuesday of May 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 is looking for a few village residents to fill open seats on committees. There is one open seat on the Cemetery Committee. There is one open seat on the Records Retention Committee. There are three open seats on the Historic Landmark Committee (does not have to be a resident). Anyone that is interested should contact Mayor Linda Clark at 330-274-8776 ext. 155.


The Village of Mantua seeks to fill three vacant seats on the Historic Landmarks Commission.

All members should have to the highest extent possible a recognized knowledge of and a known interest in architectural and/or historic preservation and design together with a determination to work for the overall improvement of the quality of the Village's physical environment. At least two (2) members of the Commission shall be preservation related professional members from the fields of archaeology, architecture, architectural history, history, planning or a related discipline to the extent they are available in the community and willing to serve; and at least one (1) member shall be a property owner within the Village. Nominations should be sought from the Mantua Historical Society, the Board of Realtors, and any other group or organization that might have an interest in the work of the Commission.

For further details about the Commission and its duties, please see Chapter 159 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Mantua.

Letters of interest should be directed to Mayor Linda Clark, P.O. Box 775, Mantua, OH 44255, or .


The Village of Mantua Police Department is seeking part-time dispatchers. Please click here for job posting details.

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.