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Ravenna Township
6115 S. Spring Street
Ravenna, OH 44266

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330-297-1998
330-297-9138 (fax)

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330-296-5583

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Welcome to the official website of Ravenna Township

Ravenna Township Trustees, Pat Artz, Vince Coia, and Hank Gibson, Fiscal Officer Gail Pittman, the Fire Department Firefighters and Chief Mark Kozak, wish to thank the residents of Ravenna Township for supporting our levy, our homes, our families, our lives, and our community.

The Ravenna Township Fire Department has been operating off of a levy that was passed over 17 years ago. Over the course of nearly 2 decades, budgetary cuts have been made in order to make ends meet and to stay within our financial means.

Not only will this levy help restore staffing to 4 personnel a day, and thereby increase coverage for up to 2 calls at a time, but will also help to replace our 12 year old ambulance and to start our recruiting and training efforts within our own community.

We thank you for all of your encouragement shown both verbally and in action. Your promises and commitments to assist us in making this a safer community were realized on May 2. Thank you again for your continued support.

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History of the Township Flag Pole

The flagpole in front of the Portage County Courthouse in Ravenna is a distinctive landmark that can be seen for miles and marks Ravenna’s downtown area. It was built in 1893 for Ravenna Township and the Village of Ravenna by the Van Dorn Company of Cleveland, Ohio. In the fall of 1923, it was moved to its present location on land that was donated to Ravenna Township by the Tappen family. In 1994, the estate of Ralph A. Hinman bequeathed money to Ravenna Township for the maintenance of the flag pole. The Township now uses the interest from this bequest to purchase flags for the flag pole.

Click here to download information about the Ravenna Township Service Department.pdf

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:


TRUSTEES MEETINGS:

The Ravenna Township Trustees will meet on the following dates at 7:00 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room 6115 South Spring Street. Any variations to this schedule will be advertised in the legal section of the Record Courier. The public is invited to attend these meetings.

2018 Meeting Schedule
January 2nd, 16th  and 30th February 13th  and 27th
March 13th  and 27th April 10th and 24th
May 8th and 22nd June 5th and 19th
July 3rd, 17th and 31st August 14th and 28th
September 11th and 25th October 9th and 23rd
November 6th and 20th December 4th and 18th

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS:

2018 Meeting Schedule
January 10th at 7:00 p.m.  



ZONING COMMISSION:

2018 Meeting Schedule
February 21st at 7:00 p.m.  



Open Burning Prohibited in October and November

Ohio DNR Forestry prohibits outdoor open burning and prescribed fires in the months of March, April, May, October, and November between 6am and 6pm. This ban includes burning of yard waste, trash, and debris, even in a proper burn barrel.
Even outside the time and date restrictions, any person conducting a burn must obtain landowner permission, remain with the fire while it is burning, and take all reasonable precautions to prevent the fire from escaping.


SAFE WINTER DRIVING TIPS

  • Clear snow and ice from all windows and lights–even the hood and roof
  • Leave plenty of room for stopping
  • Pay attention and don’t try to outdrive the conditions
  • Know the current road conditions before driving
  • Use brakes carefully
  • Bridge surfaces freeze first
  • Give Snowplows a lot of room to clear and de-ice the road
  • Yield the right of way to Emergency Vehicles

PUBLIC NOTICE

Effective September 4, 2012, Ravenna Township has adopted an Exterior Property Maintenance Code.

Resolution 12-321