Frequently Asked Questions
What are your office hours?
What do the different siren sounds mean?
The sirens ring when there is a tornado warning for the county OR when the Sandy Creek Joint Fire District is called out. This is for drivers to be aware of first responders as they are getting to the fire station.
5 rings when the siren sound dips completely: the call is for an in town emergency.
7 rings when the siren sound dips completely: the call is for an out of town emergency.
The siren sound does not dip all of the way down in between rings: tornado warning.
What are your local utility companies?
Does the village offer refuse collection?
How do I report an issue with a street light?
You may report a street light outage or other issue at the following link: https://www.aepohio.com/outages/report/StreetlightProblem.aspx or you may report it to Village Hall at 330-868-7705 ext. 106. We will need the closest address and the Pole Number.
How do I get in touch with the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce?
I want to have a garage/yard/etc. sale. What do I need to do?
Residents wanting to hold any type of sale need to complete a Garage Sale Permit form. The forms are free and are available on our website under the NUISANCE REPORTING tab. Scroll down to APPLICATION FOR GARAGE SALE PERMIT. There is a limit of 2 sales at each address per calendar year. The Village Wide sales, usually held the first full Thursday, Friday & Saturday in May, and the Route 30 sales (Lincoln Buy-Way) are not included in the limit. Permits are not needed to have a sale during those special occurrences, but please remember that signs on utility poles are not permitted.
What is your public records policy? Whom do I contact?
Public Records Contacts:
Police Dept: Kim Kerr 330-868-4177
Village Hall: Patti Willoughby 330-868-7705
Specific questions regarding mandatory filing or Minerva’s municipal income tax can be referred to the Regional Income Tax Agency at 800-860-7482.
As of January 1, 2021, the income tax rate is 1.50%.
Zoning: Building and Other Permits
All permits may be obtained at Village Hall. Please call 330-868-7705 ext. 106 for information and fees. We use the Stark County Building Dept. for large zoning in Village limits, even if the permit is for a property in Carroll or Columbiana County.
Do I need a permit for a fence, storage shed, outdoor building, or garage?
Do I need a permit in order to put a swimming pool on my property?
Do I need a permit in order to re-roof a home?
Do I need a permit in order to side/re-side a home?
Do I need a permit to add or replace a porch on my home?
How do I reserve a pavilion?
Checks or money orders can be made payable to the Village of Minerva and sent (with completed agreement form) to 209 N. Market St., Minerva, OH 44657. Please write “Pavilion” on the outside of the envelope. Cash is accepted in person during our office hours of Monday-Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. Debit and credit card payments are accepted through the following link. However, please call our office to ensure that the pavilion and date of your choice is available.
Please note that to reserve a pavilion in an upcoming year, you have 7 days after the day of
the previous rental to make the reservation. After the 7 days, the pavilion will not be held.
How much does it cost to rent the Minerva Community Building or the Minerva Senior Center for hall rental?
Please call the appropriate number: Community Building – 330-868-7705 ext. 151 or Minerva Senior Center – 330-868-6004.
Channel 1025 (formerly Channel 21)
What is Channel 1025 (formerly Channel 21)?
How can I get something on Channel 1025 (formerly Channel 21)?
Do I need a solicitation permit for the Village of Minerva?
How do I apply for a permit?
As a resident, how do I know if a solicitor is allowed to solicit?
Water & Sewer
How do I get water/sewer service put in my name?
Along with a completed form, if you are renting or buying on land contract, a $100.00 deposit is required. If you are purchasing a home, no deposit is required. The deposit and completed application are required before any service can be transferred to your name.
How much will my bill be?
What’s the billing schedule?
- Last working day of the month: bills are sent out
- 15th day of the month: bills are due. A 10% penalty is added for bills paid after this date.
- 8-12 days after due date: A delinquent notice is mailed giving until the 10th of the following month. If you are unable to pay by that date, please call the Utility Dept. to see if payment arrangements can be made – (330) 868-7705 ext. 106.
- 11th of the following month: 24 hour notices are issued at a charge of $20.00. Any account left unpaid after 24 hours, unless prior arrangements are made, will be terminated for service. A $50.00 reconnection fee is required. All monies due must be paid before service is reconnected.