Lowes Hero’s Grant Awarded to Mantua Township

Mantua Township’s Economic Development Team has been selected to receive the Lowe’s Heroes Volunteer Program Grant for their efforts in coordinating educational and community fossil site tours and dig day events with Dr. Lacovara, on site Paleontologist from Drexel University and Tom Carrocino, President of Inversand.“For one of our local businesses to get excited about this community project says something really positive and special about their investment in our community,” states Sharon Lawrence, Mantua Township Committeewoman and Liaison to Economic Development.

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Lowe’s local store branch volunteers were on site to begin the assembly of a much needed storage shed near the fossil excavation area that will allow the project site’s fossil team to utilize it to store scientific fossil excavation equipment and community fossil dig day event shovels and event materials. This shed will make preparation time for the onsite educational tours and community fossil dig events a lot easier.

“We are excited to have this shed in place for preparation of the upcoming Community Fossil Site Tour and Dig Day Events being held at this project site on Saturday, September 27, 2014, where we will offer R.S.V.P. only attendance time slot events for 10:00 a.m., 12 Noon, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00pm,” states John Legge, Mantua Township Committeeman. 

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. 


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

Relief from Excessive Heat


  Residents should use their air conditioning or get a fan to circulate the air in their homes.  We recommend that they stay in a cool, air-conditioned place during this excessive heat during the daytime like the mall, library or community center.  The Township urges residents who do not have air conditioning in their home to take advantage of any air-conditioned shelters such as libraries, the movies, malls, or other publicly accessible buildings during the hottest hours of the day.

Should you be experiencing any health emergencies

Please contact 9-1-1.

Kid’s Programs at Chestnut Branch Park

For the Mantua Township, Summer means lots of activities and family events to enjoy. Below is a listing of some of our favorite events that you won’t want to miss.

Sponsored by the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Children and families are invited to sing-a-long, dance-a-long and have fun! FREE shows last approximately one hour and begin at 10:30 am at Chestnut Branch Park:

Wednesday, June 25 – The Cat’s Pajamas – Children’s Band
Wednesday, July 9 – Cool Beans Music – Children’s Band
Wednesday, July 23 – Magical Shoppe of Wonders
Wednesday, August 6 – Academy of Natural Science “If we could talk to the animals”

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.