The Township of Mantua and the Mantua Township Veterans’ Commission will hold a Memorial Day Parade to remember and honor the men and women who lost their lives as members of the United States Armed Forces.
The parade route will commence in Wenonah and continue down Elm Street to the Mantua Municipal Building. The date of the this year’s parade will be Monday, May 27, 2013. The ceremony at the Mantua Township Municipal Building will commence at 10:30 a.m.
Our improved website is filled with valuable information about this community, various downloadable forms and applications as well as specific information about the services that we provide.
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CALLING ALL CLEARVIEW REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES – BOTH YOUNG AND OLD!
The Harrison Township and Mantua Township Veterans Commissions are working alongside Clearview Regional High School (CRHS) to pay tribute to students who have at one time or another served their country in any branch of the armed services.
This significant undertaking will memorialize those who have bravely and selflessly given of themselves to protect our rights and freedoms. ‘The Wall of Honor’, is intended to provide much deserved recognition to Clearview Regional High School alumni, who went on to serve their country. Graduates of all ages will be honored for serving in any and all branches of the service, including the National Guard and the Reserves.
If you are a local graduate or if you know of a local graduate who went on to serve in any branch of the military, we would like to hear from you. Simply provide the name of the student/service member, tell us which year they graduated from CRHS and for which branch of the military they served, and if possible, provide their phone number and/or email address (if available).
Example: John Smith
Clearview Class of 1973
New Jersey National Guard
Don’t forget to provide your name and phone number (or email address) so that we can contact you for the dedication ceremony!
All submissions should be emailed directly to Mantua Townships Veterans Commission firstname.lastname@example.org. You may contact Mantua Township Veterans Commission at (856) 468-1236, with any questions.
Gloucester County’s “BIG” Shredding Event sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be held on June 15, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This event is open to Gloucester County residents only (no businesses) and features drive-up/drop off service. Residents are limited to 3 boxed or 3 bags, not to exceed 75 lbs. Magazines and newspapers will not be accepted, no clips, paper clips or spiral 3-ring binder will be permitted. Staples are okay.
In some cases, identification may be necessary so please be prepared to show photo ID. For more information, please feel free to contact the office of Consumer Protection directly at 856-384-6855.
On Saturday, April 27, 2013 Mayor Pete Scirrotto was one of over 200 guests gathered at the local privately owned Inversand Company site to learn about an extraordinary vision to create a fossil park at this redevelopment project area known as Inversand. Drexel University, the Inversand Company and Mantua Township had teamed up with Senator Donald Norcross’ Office to invite elected officials throughout New Jersey to receive a private tour of this fossil site.
“Whether I talk to someone in Mantua or from Trenton or even up North, we have something special they don’t have anywhere else,” said Senator Donald Norcross. “It’s our job to make sure everything runs smoothly on the state level to preserve what we have here, because it’s truly special. I look forward to building that partnership with this site as we move forward on this important project.”
Guests were able to visit a fossil station that displayed 65 million year old fossils that were discovered at this location by Paleontologists over the years. Adults and children were able to enjoy the beautiful view of the site by taking a trolley ride down to the fossil excavation pit. The closer everyone got to the fossil pit the more amazed they were. Mantua Committeewoman Sharon Lawrence stated, “When you see children get excited about science it is what we are trying to do in education every single day, so we are glad to be in partnership with that, and one of the reasons why we need to support this type of activity.”
All guests were invited into the fossil pit to learn about and see for themselves why this site could be of global importance and most excitedly all guests were invited to dig for fossils in a special designated dig area. Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology at Drexel University and the on site Paleontologist stated, “Fossils have this special ability to capture the imagination of kids and adults as well, and nothing really serves as a gateway into sciences better than fossils do.”
Guests were even given a sneak peek at the draft renderings that were donated by Joe McKernan from McKernan Achitects for the first ever welcome center vision of the fossil park concept. Dr. Kenneth Lacovara stated, “You will see here some beautiful renderings of our shared vision of a center here for K to Gray STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Education and citizen science right here in Mantua Township, and so we have here a short term plan renovating a farm building that’s behind here and then the long term dream which is to build this world class museum on this site that would adequately house these world class fossil resources that we have here”.
Most guests departed this event with fossils. All guests departed with the hope that we will continue of efforts to achieve our vision of a World-Class Fossil Site and Center for K to Gray STEM Education. They left with a better understanding about the type of fossils being discovered here from the Cretaceous Period 65 million years ago when an asteroid hit Earth and the impact ended the rein of the dinosaurs and 65% of all species on Earth went extinct.
A partnership has been formed to explore the preservation of this site’s history with the creation of a world class fossil park. Gloucester County Freeholder Simmons stated during the event, “We are here witnessing the beginning of an educational endeavor that will help our children and their children’s children well into the future. I can’t think of any child who’s not excited about the prospect of digging for dinosaurs and to have that opportunity right in our backyard, in one of the most rich sites across the Country, is really something special for us to be involved with.”
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.
The Township Ordinance requires that all dogs/cats 6 months or older to be licensed and have a current tag affixed to a collar or harness. When applying for a Dog License, you will need proof of current rabies vaccine which must be valid through September 30th of that year, and any documentation if dog is neutered or spayed. Applications are also accepted through the mail.
The fee’s for the licenses are as follows: Spayed/Neutered Dog/ Cat = $20.00 , Non Spayed/Non Neutered= $23.00. This now includes the $10.00 late fee for registration. 2013 PET REGISTRATION