Residents in Mantua Township will be receiving their tax 2015/2016 tax bills during the first week in August. The 3rd Quarter Taxes have been extended to August 25, 2015 with no further grace period. Please note that the Tax Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For your convenience, there is a drop box alongside the drive thru window.
Significant clean efforts have started around the Township in light of the recent storm. In order to assist our crews, please keep the following in mind:
- Residents should not approach or attempt to remove debris near downed utility lines. Please contact the Township and we can expedite this request to the utility company.
- Place debris piles curbside.
- Debris piles should be made accessible and remember to not block streets, sidewalks, fire hydrants or any other utility
- Please do not call to request a special pick-up. Crews will eventually remove all debris.
- No timetable for complete removal has been established and further updates will be provided. We are utilizing every resource we have to accomplish this task.
The Mayor and Township Committee thank you for your continued patience during the storm recovery efforts.
Mantua Township is working as quickly and diligently as possible to assess the damage resulting from Tuesday’s storm. Our Public Works crews are working across the Township to return neighborhoods back to normal. Trees that have not been cleared and that are tangled in power lines will not be removed by the Township and must be attended to by AC Electric or the utility company.
If you need to report a power outage or downed wires, you must contact ACE directly by calling (800) 833-7476. For more information and updates, please view www.atlanticcityelectric.com
The Township is picking up regularly scheduled trash. Please place your carts in an accessible area.
Brush and Tree Limbs:
We have started curbside pickup of brush. Residents can dispose brush and tree limbs to our Public Works Facility Garage located behind the Municipal Building at 401 Main Street.
Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation. We will continue to post additional information as more becomes available.
FARMLAND ASSESSMENT APPLICANTS
Pursuant to Sec. 54:4-23.6 of the Farmland Assessment Act: Application by the owner of such land for valuation here under is submitted on or before August 1 of the year immediately proceeding the tax year to the assessor of the taxing district (County Assessor’s Office, located in Clayton NJ) in such land is situated on the form prescribed by the Director of the Division of taxation in the Department of Treasury.
All Farmland Assessment Applications are to be RECEIVED by August 1, 2015 in the County Assessor’s Office, located at 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton, NJ 08312. Applications not received by our office by August 3, 2015 will be denied. The August 1st filing date is a statutory dead line mandated by the Division of Taxation, in accordance with the Farmland Assessment Act. Our Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
The Mantua Township Police Department participates in “Project Medicine Drop”, which is a program where “prescription drug boxes” are installed at participating New Jersey Police departments. Installed in our lobby is a locked metal “mailbox” permanently affixed to the floor. It is easily recognizable as it has prominent “Project Medicine Drop” logos all over it. Residents or non-residents can drop off unused and/or expired medications safely, securely, and anonymously. It is available seven days per week, 365 days per year (however after 4:30PM on weekdays and all weekends/holidays you will need to utilize the red phone in the vestibule to contact a dispatcher to have an officer let you in).
We maintain custody of the deposited drugs, and dispose of them according to established procedures for the custody and destruction of controlled dangerous substances. The quantity of discarded drugs is reported to the Division of Consumer Affairs on a quarterly basis.
Please visit the Project Medicine Drop website athttp://www.nj.gov/lps/ca2/meddrop/ for more information.
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.
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.
|Hanna Zellner, 4th Grade||Sarah Jordan, 5th Grade
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.
A spot light piece on our Community Fossil Dig Event for 2014 was covered by CBS National News with Scott Peeley.
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.
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.
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
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.