The Mantua Township Committee in conjunction with the Recreation Committee will be having its Annual Community Yard Sale and Bark in the Park event on Saturday, May 14th, 2016. Each space is $20.00 (non-refundable). 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. The rain date will be May 15, 2016.
The Annual Remembrance Day Celebration at Clearview Regional Middle School’s multi-purpose room. This is a free event for our senior citizens and veterans. On Friday, May 27, 2016, from 11:00am to 12:15pm, Clearview Regional Middle School Student Council will be honoring the Veterans of Mantua, Sewell and Harrison Township for their dedication and sacrifice to our great country. As a small token of appreciation the High School Wind Ensemble will be performing.
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 Police Department has two officers trained in the inspection and proper installation of child safety seats who are available to anyone, township resident or not, who has a question or requests assistance on the proper installation of a child safety seat. The officers can be reached through the Police Department non-emergency number, 856-468-1920. Keep in mind that the average appointment time is 30-45 minutes for a proper installation and demonstration. The goal is to teach you how properly install seats for future reference, not just to install the seat for you.
We will be conducting child safety seat installations on the second Saturday of every month from 10am to 2pm at the Sewell Firehouse, 155 East Union Ave., Sewell, NJ. Other locations may be utilized depending on the weather or special events. The Mantua Fire Department has graciously offered their facility to allow for families to wait in their large meeting room until their vehicle can be pulled into a warm bay and the installation completed. We are also hoping to plan installation events coupled with the fire company at shopping centers in the warmer months to promote public safety awareness. Please join us!
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.
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.