Christmas Tree Lighting and Fireworks Show

2014 Tree Lighting

Please join Mayor Scirrotto and members of the Township Committee for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony  on Thursday, December 4th at 6:00 p.m. at Chestnut Branch Park.  There will be holiday music, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus! This event is free to attend. The evening will end with a spectacular fireworks display to celebrate the start of the holiday season

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Toys for Tots

 

TOYS

The Mantua Township Veterans Commission has partnered with the local chapter of the Marine Corps League in their “Toys for Tots” program.  We will be placing drop off boxes at the Mantua Township Clerk’s office and the Mantua Police Station.

Donations should be new, unwrapped toys.  Toys will be picked up regularly and taken to the Marine Corps League headquarters at the Shady Lane Complex in Clarksboro.  If you know of any needy families, please contact Joe Heitman at  856-468-1236+.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Mantua Township Veterans Commission

Brenna Weick Receives Mayor’s Award

We are proud to announce that Brenna Weick, Miss Gloucester County, was presented with the Mayor’s Award on October 20, 2014 for her accomplishments and for her dedication to community  volunteerism. Brenna has utilized her role as Miss Gloucester County to encourage others to volunteer through her “Kindness Kids” program as well as through her platform passion, ” Keep Calm and Volunteer On.”  Her love for volunteering has encourage her to use social media as an outlet for young students to learn more about volunteering and simple acts of kindness.  Congratulations, Brenna, Mantua Township is very proud and lucky to have you as young leader in the community.                                     

Mayors Award - 1

 

Zero- Tolerance Policy on Littering

Mayor Scirrotto and the Township Committee have made a crusade against littering a priority in the Township. The Township recently installed new road signs that state” TAKE PRIDE, this is MANTUA TOWNSHIP”, in hopes that the local residents and even those who travel throughout the town will think twice about throwing trash on the side of the roads. The police department will be enforcing the littering laws under a zero tolerance policy and we ask all of our residents to join us in our efforts to keep Mantua a cleaner place to live. 

New Cell Phone Law

Effective July 1, 2014, the fines for talking or texting on a hand-held wireless communications device will increase. First time offenders will face a fine of at least $200. The fine associated with a second offense will increase to at least $400 and drivers who are caught a third time will face a fine of at least $600, a possible 90-day suspension of their driver’s license and will be assessed (3) three motor vehicle penalty points. 

How to Report a Street Light Out

 Report a Street or Area Light Outage

Atlantic City Electric services more than 80,000 street lights throughout South Jersey. We believe street and area lights are an important community safety feature. We thank you for taking the time to make us aware of problems that may include lights that are out, flickering or that have been damaged. Specific information that you can provide regarding
the location, address, pole number of the light will help our field personnel make repairs.

Report the street light outage.

  •  For Atlantic City Electric lights, click here to report the outage online or call 1-800-642-3780. 
  •  For all other lights, contact the lights’ owner to report the outage. 

Emergencies

If you discover a downed street light pole, exposed electrical wires or any other hazardous situation on our system, please call Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476 immediately with information that includes the closest address, intersection or landmark:

Reporting Non-Emergency Street Light Outages

While Atlantic City Electric installs and maintains most of the streetlights
you see, there are other customers, municipalities and state highway
departments that are also responsible for some lights.

  • Exceptions include outdoor lights owned and maintained by municipalities, private businesses, and others. Other examples of non-Atlantic City Electric lights include indoor lights and lights attached to buildings; and lights hanging directly from wires without brackets. Atlantic City Electric does not service any of these lights. 

Light Repair Response Time

Atlantic City Electric typically responds to non-hazardous street and area “light out” calls within five business days of notification. In some instances, the actual repairs may take up to 30 days. Longer repair periods might be due to damage to underground wiring, the need to special order parts or if the entire pole and fixture must be replaced. Streetlight repairs may also be delayed during storms or significant weather events. Our field personnel and customer service representatives concentrate on restoring electric service as a priority during significant weather events. If the repairs have not been completed within 30 days, please notify us at 1-800-642-3780


Bulk Trash

Bulk Trash is residential household waste.  This refers to waste that is generated by the residents of the household.  This DOES NOT include the structure and/or the outside structure, storm damage, remodeling or ANY construction debris.  Old furniture may be placed at the curb with your trash on bulk week. If you are disposing of white goods, such as a refrigerator, air conditioner, washer, or dryer or light iron, please call the department, 856-468-1502, for pickup. Doors must be removed from appliances before they are placed at the curb. If possible, please ask the delivery firm that brings the new unit to take away the old unit, which is more cost-effective to the township.

Mantua Township Police Department Communicates with our Residents

In an effort to better communicate with the residents of Mantua Township, the Police Department has started using a communications system that allows residents to receive information ranging from critical alerts to community news. The system is called Nixle, and it allows residents to decide how they receive this information – by text, email, over the internet, or by mobile application. It enables the Police Department to provide timely information to residents so that they can better react to occurrences such as severe weather warnings, evacuation orders, school alerts, and other critical information. In addition, the Department can also relay other community related information such as police blotters, crime prevention tips, traffic closures, community updates, and much more. Please visit www.nixle.com for more details or to sign up. It is a free service.