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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 Rootstown Township Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at the Rootstown Town Hall, 3988 St. Rt. 44, Rootstown OH on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Any person interested will be afforded the opportunity to be heard on the following zoning amendment:
Section 310.09 C - Maximum Floor Area of Accessory Buildings and Structures
The proposed zoning amendment can be read in full here.
Jordan Michael
Zoning Commission Secretary

The Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing concerning a proposed Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) on Wednesday, June 29, at 7pm, at the NEOMED NEW Center. There will be a presentation to inform the community on what a JEDD is and what it can do for Rootstown. There are many questions, misinformation, and rumors that can be answered and clarified at this time.

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. Another public forum will be held on Thursday, June 9th, at 7:00 PM in the high school cafeteria.


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.