The Village of Poland

The Village of Poland is located within the northwestern portion of Poland Township. The 2010 census set the population of the Village at 2,555. Poland Village was incorporated on August 7, 1866, its form of government being established by the Ohio Revised Code. The Village is governed by the Mayor, six members of council. Public officials are elected for four-year terms. The Fiscal Officer, Solicitor, Street Commissioner, Police Chief (Village Marshall), Street Tree Commissioner, Zoning Administrator, and the eight boards which involve citizens are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of Council. The Engineer is hired on a contractual basis by council.

Poland Village Council meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 pm. at the Village Town Hall, 308 South Main Street.

One of the most challenging areas for local government is that of zoning. A comprehensive zoning plan was adopted by council in 1978. Zoning issues are considered by the Planning Commission, Design Review Board, Exterior Maintenance Board, and the board of Zoning Appeals. These boards all involve citizens in addition to a member of council.

The Forest Board, which oversees the Poland Municipal Forest, the Hine Memorial Board, which oversees the Village Green and Church Cemetery also involve citizen volunteers in conjunction with a member of council.

Poland Town Hall Marker



The condition of the Mauthe Bridge in the Poland Municipal Forest has been the topic of much discussion of late. The discussion among Village officials of whether or not to repair or replace the Bridge given its age and condition was only at the earliest stages. Those discussions included input from several outside engineers who had an opportunity to view the Bridge’s condition. Those opinions varied.

Earlier today, an engineer in the Village’s employ inspected the Bridge and recommended closure in the interest of public safety due to structural infirmities. After consulting with the Village Solicitor, the decision was made to close the Mauthe Bridge to pedestrian traffic until further notice. Please be assured that the Village will work towards a solution that will reopen the Bridge as soon as possible while protecting those that enjoy the Forest on a regular basis. We do apologize for any inconvenience but our obligation to public safety compels this decision.

Mauthe Bridge - Engineer Report

Public Hearing

Tree Ordinance
8/21/18 @ 6:45PM

Proposed Ordinance

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2018 Street Resurfacing Program

Botsford St.
Cover St.
Delaware Ave.
Marion Dr.
Massachusetts Ave.

Annual Resurfacing Project Costs


Total Project Cost - $176,973.00
Village Share - $ 117,360.82
State Share - $ 59,612.18