Special Council Meeting Tuesday, September 29th, 6:00 p.m.
Mantua Village Council will be holding a Special Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29th at 6:00 pm. outdoors at Buchert Park. The purpose of the meeting will be:
- Consideration of Covid relief renewal options from Guardian Insurance;
- Second reading, discussion, public comment and questions on Resolution 2020-45, authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Portage County Commissioners relating to proposed amendments to Ordinance 2019-49, the "Mantua Village, County of Portage Water and Sanitary Sewer Systems Transfer Agreement". Text of the legislation is available here.
This legislation details amendments that will be made to the Water/Sewer Utility Transfer Agreement with Portage County in the event that the Transfer Agreement is approved by the voters at the November 3rd election.
Bring lawn chairs. Social Distancing and Facial coverings will be required, and in the event of bad weather, a rain date will be set.
Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
The Mantua Village Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on an application for a variance relating to the property located at 4934 Canada Rd., in the Village of Mantua. The meeting will be held via Zoom at 5:30PM, Monday, September 28th, 2020. The meeting will be "live streamed" to the public via YouTubeLive.
This application, #25-2020, submitted by Jenny August, requests a variance from Section 305.01B of the Village of Mantua Zoning Ordinance regarding number of units allowed per 3 acres. This variance request is for allowing continued rental of an efficiency apartment in the detached garage.
Copies of this application are available for review at the Mantua Village Clerk-Treasurer's Office during regular business hours. The opportunity to be heard will be afforded any person attending the hearing. Toomas Tubalkain, Chairman, Board of Zoning Appeals.
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 and Village Council: will meet via Zoom video conference with live-streaming on YouTube. Planning Commission: members will meet in person with live-streaming for the public on YouTube. Parks and Shade Tree Committees: will meet in person, no live streaming, the public may attend. Stream links will be posted below.
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.
Upcoming Village of Mantua Meetings:
Board of Zoning Appeals, September 28, 2020, 5:30 pm
Special Council Meeting, September 29, 2020, 6:00 pm
This meeting is in person at Buchert Park. There will be NO live-streaming.
Mantua Village Council will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 6:30 pm, immediately followed by the regular monthly Council meeting. The subject of the hearing will be: Ordinance 2020-30, amending Chapter 504 of the Mantua Zoning Ordinances relating to authority of the Planning Commission and BZA to waive fees; Ordinance 2020-31, amending Chapter 610 of the Mantua Zoning Ordinances relating to site plan review submittals. The hearing will be conducted via Zoom and live-streamed to the public via YouTube. Stream link at mantuavillage.com. Jenny August, Clerk-Treasurer.
Service Department Worker Position
The Village of Mantua is accepting applications for a part-time Service Department worker. Click here for Job description and Application Form. Submit completed application form to John Trew, Village Administrator: by email at email@example.com, drop off at Village Hall Drop Box at 4650 West High Street, Mantua, or mail to PO Box 775, Mantua, OH 44255. Open until filled.
Landmarks Commission Meetings
Landmarks Commission meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday in January, March, September, and November at 10AM in Council Chambers at Village Hall.
The Village of Mantua is seeking applicants to fill the following positions:
Please click the links above for job description and requirements for each position.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, qualifications and Mantua Village Employment Application to Mayor Linda Clark, 4650 High Street, PO Box 775, Mantua OH 44255 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call Mayor Clark at 330-274-8776 with any questions. The application deadline has been extended.
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.
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 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.
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.