Butterfly Garden – Volunteers Needed


The Environmental Commission is looking for volunteers to help clean up the Butterfly Garden

Date:           April 25, 2015

Location:  Chestnut Branch Park

Time:         9:00 a.m.

Please bring gloves, rakes, shovels, clipper and/or just yourself.

Everyone is welcome.

Mantua Township Community Yard Sale & Bark in the Park Event

2015 -Community Yard Sale & Bark in the Park

May 9, 2015

 Mantua Township will be having its Annual Community Yard Sale and Bark in the Park event.

 Each space is $20.00.  The Yard sale space will consist of your vehicle, and may sell your items from behind your vehicle.  Additional parking will be available in the park parking lot.  Set up time will begin promptly at 7:00 a.m. and will end promptly at 8:45 a.m.  All businesses that are interested in attending must be animal oriented.  The Mantua Township Community Yard Sale will begin at 9:00 a.m.  To register please print out the Community yard sale Application.   

 Bark in the Park Dog parade registration will begin at 10:00 at the park pavilion.   




 Sponsored by: the Mantua Township Recreation Committee &

The Mantua Township Committee


Hydrant Flushing

hydrant_flushingMantua Township Hydrant Flushing will being on Sunday, April 12, 2015 – April 26, 2015.  6:00 p.m – 12:00 a.m. and/or 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.  During these days and nights, there may be a drop in the water pressure and/or a slight discoloration of your water.  Please bear with and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Child Safety Seat Installation



The Mantua Township Police Department will be conducting child safety seat installations beginning Saturday 2/28 from 10am to 2pm at the Sewell Firehouse located at 155 East Union Avenue, Sewell, NJ  08080

After that, they will be the 2nd Saturday of every month with locations to be determined.  Additional information will be posted on the Mantua Township Facebook page, for those that subscribe to Nixle as well as the Mantua Township website.





Poster Contest “What Mantua Means To Me”

Mantua Township elementary schools conducted a poster contest entitled “ What Mantua means to Me” that involved the students from JMT, Center City and Sewell schools.  All the students in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades participated by submitting wonderful art work describing the exceptional qualities of living in our Township.  Several of the most outstanding submissions were incorporated in the 2015 Mantua Township Calendar bringing enjoyment to our residents throughout the year.  The winners were selected by the Township Committee from various grades for their outstanding efforts extolling our community.


Congratulations to all the winners!

Hanna Zellner, 4th Grade Sarah Jordan, 5th Grade


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.

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

Mantua Township Committee Meeting Date Change

The Mantua Township Committee Meeting originally scheduled for April 6, 2015 has now been changed to Thursday, April 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building.



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.