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Legal Notice: The regular meeting of the ROOTSTOWN ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS for Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. will be held at Rootstown Town Hall.

On the agenda:

An application for a variance from Section 230.05 C to expand a horse barn to include a riding arena, at property on 3636 Cook Road in an R-2 district, submitted by:

Gary & Amy Bryant
3636 Cook Rd.
Rootstown, OH 44272

An application for a variance from Section 230.01 A and 310.04 C to build a house at property on Case Avenue in an R-2 District, submitted by:

Sherwood Truman
522 Ravenna Ave.
Ravenna, OH 44266

An application for a variance from Section 310.05 A3 & D and 310.09 B & C to build a detached accessory building at property on 4401 Curtis Drive in an R-2 district, submitted by:

Christopher & Kathleen Miller
4181 Siefer Drive
Rootstown, OH 44272

An application for a Conditional Use Permit for outdoor storage of construction equipment, at property on 4935 South Prospect Street in a C-2 district, submitted by:

Jason Bonecutter
1097 New Milford Road
Atwater, OH 44201

Jordan Michael, Zoning Assistant

Rootstown will start curbside recycling in April. The Portage County Solid Waste Management District will soon deliver containers and information to residential homes. Residents can put all recyclables in the same container—no separation needed anymore. There will be weekly pickups for $2.25 per month. Senior Citizens receiving the Homestead Exemption from the Portage County Auditor’s office will be charged $2.00 per month. The current recycling drop-off location on New Milford Road will be phased out. For questions, contact the Solid Waste management District at 330-678-8808.

The Township will hold a spring cleanup at the former recycling drop-off on New Milford Road by the railroad tracks from 8am to noon on Saturday, May 21st. Acceptable items are appliances, tires, batteries, scrap metals. No paint, oil, or household chemicals.

The Rootstown Memorial Parade will be held on Monday, May 30th, at 10AM. Parade registrations can be completed by calling 330-474-1869 or e-mailing

The Comprehensive Land Use Plan has been going through an update and a presentation was recently given at a public forum. Please review the presentation, here, and contact a Trustee with your questions or ideas.


Winter 2016

The Rootstown Board of Trustees meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 5:30 PM in the Town Hall. The township website is

The Township Road Crew is continuing to maintain our roads with preventive maintenance and repairs. So far this winter has been light which will benefit us not having to use as much salt. All of our road crew members are Rootstown residents so they have a vested interest in doing the best job of any road crew in the county.

The Rootstown Fire Department is hard at work with training and training and training. They are sometimes the out-of-sight-out-of-mind collection of men and women, but they are working everyday behind the scenes for when they are called. They are also busy in the community whether it be safety programs at the school, blood pressure testing, or CPR training.

A Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) Citizen Advisory Committee has met twice in providing insight to the consultant in updating the 18-year old plan. This plan is a framework to help guide Rootstown in its future plans for development-- residential and commercial.

The Trustees have created a Park Commission for the purpose of coming up with a plan to develop the Community Park. This is a 9-member group appointed by the Trustees to bring their recommendations to the Trustees. There is a lot of planning and ideas coming forth.

The Trustees are waiting for the Portage County Solid Waste Management District to provide a contract for curbside recycling. As of now, the cost for curbside recycling has not been set, but should be provided shortly with other details. The plan would be to eventually remove the drop-off bins on New Milford Road if curbside recycling is approved. The Trustees have not committed to mandatory curbside recycling as of yet.

Welcome to Cyndi Porter, our new part-time hire secretary for our Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Park Commission. Cyndi will be taking minutes and handling communications between the Boards and the Trustees. Thank you to MaryAnn Greer for her years of service as secretary.

The Trustees, Fiscal Officer, Zoning Inspector, Zoning Assistant, and Road Superintendent all attended the annual Ohio Township Association Winter Conference. The Conference provides many valuable training workshops and networking with other township representatives and state General Assembly members. This conference helps us all serve the township better.

Welcome to Rootstown Township's Web Site

Rootstown Township was founded in 1802 and is located in Portage County. Rootstown provides a mixture of living environments, shopping and restaurants while still maintaining its small town character. It is also home to the Northeast Ohio Medical University. With easy access off I76, it is a desirable place for its residents to live and work.

We hope you visit our website often to keep informed of activities and notices listed above that affect the residents of Rootstown. We always welcome your comments and suggestions to make this website useful and informative to all the residents of Rootstown.