Special Council Meeting
The Mantua Village Council will hold a special Council meeting on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 6:30 pm in Village Council Chambers, 4650 High Street, Mantua, immediately preceding the Council workshop currently scheduled. The purpose of the special meeting will be to take action on Ordinance 2021-36, amending Ordinance 2021-27, regarding an increase of Mantua Village's municipal income tax from 1.5% to 2% for law enforcement purposes. The public is welcome to attend.
The Mantua Village Council will hold a Special Workshop on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers, 4650 High St., Mantua, OH to consider the following: (1) changes to the Employee Wage Ordinance; (2) whether to convert the elected position of Clerk-Treasurer to an appointed position of Fiscal Officer per Ohio Revised Code 733.262 and to consider a job description for such a position. Any legislation recommended as a result of the Workshop will be on first reading at the regular Council meeting August 17, 2021. The public is welcome to attend.
The Mantua Village Cemetery Board will be attending the monthly Service meeting on August 3 at 6:00 pm to make recommendations regarding cemetery fees. The meeting will be held at 4650 High St. Mantua.
Safety Committee Meeting Cancelled
The August 4th Safety Committee Meeting has been cancelled.
Meetings Returning to Village Hall
Beginning July 1, 2021, the Village of Mantua government will conduct all regular monthly meetings in person in Council Chambers at 4650 High Street, Mantua. The meetings will no longer be live-streamed on YouTube, and the public is welcome to attend.
The monthly meeting Schedule is as follows: Service Committee: 1st Tuesday, 6:00 pm; Safety Committee: 1st Wednesday, 6:00 pm; Planning Commission: 1st Wednesday, 6:30 pm; Finance Committee: the Wednesday before the regular Council meeting, 6:00 pm; Council: 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 pm; Parks and Shade Tree: the Wednesday after the regular Council meeting, 6:30 pm.
Past Live-streamed Meetings:
Public Notice Requesting Bids
Sealed proposals will be received by Maryann Fabian, Village Administrator of the Village of Mantua, Ohio located at 4650 High Street, PO Box 775, Mantua, Ohio 44255 until 3:00 p.m. o'clock on Tuesday the 17th day of August, 2021, for the Village of Mantua Refuse Collection and Curbside Recycling Services Specification bid, as set forth in the specifications and bid documents (bid package) on file in the above office. Sealed bids will be publicly opened and read on August 17th, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the Village Council Chambers at the above address. The Mantua Village Council will consider action on the bids received at its regular monthly meeting, which is to be held at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday the 17th day of August, 2021. The bid package may be obtained from the Village Offices located at the above street address from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by calling 330-274-8776, ext. 150.
Each bid must be made in accordance with the specifications and documents of the bid package and submitted on the proper forms contained in the bid package, shall be in conformity with the Revised Code of Ohio, shall contain names of every person and company interested therein and shall be on the bidders own bid form or stationery. Each bid shall be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked Village of Mantua Refuse Collection and Curbside Recycling Services Proposal. Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid bond in the amount of $2,500.00 from a duly authorized insurance and bonding company, licensed by the State of Ohio and approved by Mantua Village, or a $2,500.00 certified check drawn upon a solvent bank in the State of Ohio and payable to Mantua Village, Ohio, and conditioned that if the bid is accepted, a contract will be entered into. Checks and bid bonds will be returned to the bidders after a contract has been entered into and secured. .
Questions shall be directed to Maryann Fabian, Village Administrator, at 330-274-8776, ext. 150. The Village of Mantua reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any irregularities. All bids will be considered on the basis of the lowest and best bid by the Village of Mantua, Ohio Council. Jenny August, Clerk-Treasurer, Village of Mantua, Ohio
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 brush ... No more than 20 minutes will be spent at each address. On May 18, there will be a one-time only spring pickup of brown paper leaf bags. No plastic bags permitted. Have bags on treelawn by 6:30 am.
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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. 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 or Paypal, depending on the requirements of the auction platform.
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.
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 and one open seat on the Board of Cemetery Trustees. There are three open seats on the Historic Landmarks Committee (does not have to be a resident). 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 email@example.com. Please call Mayor Clark at 330-274-8776 with any questions. This position is open until filled.
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.