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Ravenna Township
6115 S. Spring Street
Ravenna, OH 44266
330-297-1998
330-297-9138 (fax)

Service / Road Department

Darrell Stephens, Superintendent
Phone: 330-296-5583

Ray Taylor, Assistant Superintendent

Contact the Portage County Sheriff’s Office for emergencies at 330-296-5100.

Ravenna Township maintains 26, 456 miles of roadways throughout the area. We have a rotating plan of paving which is done each summer. We try to obtain grants to help defray these costs.


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Brush Chipping Service: One service provided to Township residents is our Brush Chipping Service. This is designed to assist in the disposal of storm damaged tree limbs and brush and debris from MINOR tree trimming performed by residents. Ravenna Township will NOT pick up material that has been cut by a commercial service or material from the clearing of a building lot. As workloads permit, the Ravenna Township crew will chip on Mondays and Tuesdays from May to October.

To ensure tree limbs and brush will be chipped, please observe the following:

  1. Place material on the road right of way.
  2. Arrange material in neat piles with the butt ends toward the road.
  3. Do NOT include leaves, grass or lumber.
  4. Do NOT include stumps or branches with dirt attached.
  5. Do NOT include limbs greater than 10 inches in diameter. Any material that does not meet the above criteria will not be removed.
  6. Brush piles are restricted to four (4) feet high by eight (8) feet long and eight (8) feet wide, any brush exceeding this size will NOT be picked up by the Road Department.

Leaf Pick Up Service: Each fall (usually late September and October) as time permits, bagged leaves in manageable size bags will be collected on Mondays and Tuesdays until inclement weather begins.

Please observe the following:

  1. Place the bagged leaves on the road right of way.
  2. Bags must be easily handled, not too heavy.
  3. No grass clippings or other debris may be in the bags with the leaves.
  4. Biodegradable bags are required.

Effective this year the Service Department will no longer accept leaves stored in plastic bags. All leaves must be in bio-degradable bags when set out for collection.

Please call the Township Service Department at 330-296-5583 if you have questions about these services.

We need your help! Our community, friends, and neighbors are our greatest asset and ally. If you see something on your road impeding traffic please contact Darrell Stephens, Superintendent at 330-296-5583. We would love to hear from you.

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