Community News

Dear Residents,
As 2021 comes to an end, it is a perfect time to reflect on what has been an unpredictable year. We have attempted to bring normal back, and that hasn’t been an easy thing. I am optimistic that for 2022, we will continue to adapt and find a new normal. Amidst it all, I am so thankful and proud of our community. I continue to see so many acts of kindness that were initiated in 2020, still continuing over this past year. Once again, we have shown that our community comes together to help out when people need it, supporting each other through thick and thin. Thank you to everyone who managed to create a bright spot for another person. We are #StowStrong, and that has truly shown once again this year. Let’s continue to be there for our community and be that light for one another as we enter 2022!
With that being said, we know the holidays and the end of the year can be very difficult on people and it may even be compounded this year by the ongoing stresses caused by the pandemic. But we want you to know that you are not alone. You matter! You are important, you are appreciated, and you are loved. The City of Stow has compiled a list of local and national resources on our website. Please know that help is available. Reach out to one of our resources if you are struggling, know someone else who is or if you just need someone to talk to.
Glow with Stow was a tremendous success earlier this month. I want to thank all of the Stow City workers who made this happen, the students who entertained us and volunteered throughout the night, and the residents and their families who came out for the festive night. Remember the City Center will have lights and displays on all season through January 2, 2022. Please walk through and enjoy the atmosphere.
Don’t forget Santa’s Mailbox! Be sure to drop your letter into Santa's Mailbox outside at Stow City Hall and include a self-addressed stamped envelope so that Santa can get back to you! The sooner the better, as we all know how long it takes for those letters to reach the North Pole and then come back you.
It’s now a tradition! We are once again asking all of our residents to help welcome Santa to Stow in our Christmas Eve Jingle! It is important to show our smallest community members – our children – that Santa is essential and that he will stop his sleigh in Stow and drop off presents. Therefore, on Dec. 24 at 6 p.m., we want to hear those jingle bells! This 2nd annual event will help spread the Christmas spirit and help Santa fly his sleigh. To participate, simply go out into your front yard or front porch and ring a bell for two minutes. Bells are available at Stow City Hall and will also be distributed at upcoming events in the community. Check our City of Stow Facebook page for the live countdown!
I would like to wish our #StowStrong community a very happy holiday season and a healthy and prosperous new year. As always, thank you for your continued support and dedication to this great city! 


John Pribonic
Mayor, City of Stow
Here's What's Happening in Your Community.
Friday, December 24, 2022

City of Stow Job Openings!
Communication Specialists (Dispatchers) PT/FT - Police Department
Mayor seeks Stow residents for voluntary service on City Commissions
Vacancies on City Art's Commission, Senior Citizen's Commission and Parks and Recreation Board.

Pay Your Water Bill Online or Sign Up for E-billing 

Stow residents that are customers of the Water Department have options! You can set up a FREE online account. You also can sign up for e-billing, AND if you would like to, you can pay your water bill online

What are the benefits of having and Online Water Account?

It's Easy: First time visitors will have to create an account to sign into the bill payment module. You will be asked for your water account number and the name on the account as it appears on the water bill  so it is recommended that you have your most recent water bill available to obtain that information. You will also need to create a username and password, just follow the simple instructions on the screen. 

Save Time: By creating an online account, you have the option to sign up for a monthly e-bill notification stating that your current water bill has been processed. There will be a link included in that email that will allow you to view your bill online and send in your payment or you can simply pay online. Paying online is quick and easy and there is a 2.5% fee associated with this method of payment. 

Its Free: There are no fees associated with creating an online account to view your bill, your payment history, your water usage history or to sign up for an e-bill notification. 

Save a Stamp: No need to spend money on stamps or rely on the USPS to deliver it on time. 

It's Safe: An e-bill and online payments are considered more secure than paper delivery AND its environmentally friendly. 
Homeless Clothing Drive

Communities join together for collection drive 11/22 - 12/18
Again this year, the Mayors of Stow, Munroe Falls, Silver Lake and Cuyahoga Falls are joining forces with the Peter Maurin Center and The Knights of Columbus to spearhead a community collection drive in their respective communities to collect donated cold weather items for the homeless. 

Joshua Stow DAR Chapter seeks to honor veterans with Wreaths Across America

Please help the Joshua Stow Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (Joshua Stow NSDAR) Remember, Honor, and Teach on December 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm by sponsoring a wreath, volunteering, or inviting friends to help.

What is a Snow Parking Ban?
At certain times, it is necessary for the mayor to issue a snow parking ban. The ban prohibits motorists from parking cars in the street. At times, residents are very frustrated that A, they cannot park on the street as the normally do, or B, others in their neighborhood are NOT abiding by the parking ban and continue to park in the street.
What is the reason for the parking ban? Whenever the City has a snow event of a depth of two inches or more, the mayor may declare that an emergency exists and that the snowfall constitutes a serious public hazard impairing transportation, fire, health and public protection and other vital facilities of the City. And in order for snowplowing operations to be completed, a parking ban is issued to prohibit motorists from parking cars on City side streets, so that the streets are unobstructed for essential functions, such as snow plowing and emergency services. During the period of the emergency, law dictates that no person shall park or leave unattended any vehicle of any kind upon the streets.
The City of Stow thanks you in advance for your adherence to this law when a parking ban has been issued.
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