The Municipal offices will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 in observance of Veteran's Day
The Mantua Avenue Street Lamps
I am in contact with representative of Atlantic City Electric (ACE) regarding our street lamps along Mantua Avenue. ACE owns the lamp posts and are solely responsible for their installation, maintenance, and service. My complaints are many. The following is a summary of the issues I have discussed with ACE.
Non-working lamp posts – Seven lamps are not working. Some of them have never worked since the time they were installed. ACE indicated that they are aware of this and will be in town to investigate this issue during the week of November 12th.
1. Brightness – ACE ordered twelve new lower wattage LED lamps for a trial, so we can determine whether this will address the intensity of the lamps. To date, only eight have been delivered. These eight will be installed during the week of November 12th as well.
2. Safety concerns – ACE draped four poles with red “danger” tape. I was informed that the poles do not present any danger to the public. However, there is a ground junction box with a broken cover in the park. An orange safety cone has been placed over it until the cover can be replaced by ACE.
3. Flashing lights – Three lights are cycling on and off in the center of town. ACE offered no explanation and provided no timeframe for this problem to be resolved. In the meantime, I requested that those three lights be turned off, if possible, until such time they can be repaired.
If any resident wishes to contact ACE regarding these issues or any service related matter, the phone number to their customer service is 1-800-642-3780.
For emergencies, call 1-800-833-7476. ACE can also be contact via social media (Facebook and Twitter). To report a street light that is out, visit https://atlanticcityelectric.streetlightoutages.com/map/default.html and enter the pole’s number.
Information is also available on ACE’s website: https://www.atlanticcityelectric.com/Pages/default.aspx
---- John R. Dominy, Mayor
Bulk leaf collection has begun in the Borough of Wenonah. Keep those leaf piles clean! Leaves only! Bulk leaf collection begins the week of October 15th, 2018 and continues through the week of December 10th, 2018. When Bulk leaf collection begins, containerized yard waste and branch collection ends. Please do not put leaves in bags or containers. Please place leaves in the street, far enough from the curb line to allow water to flow past the storm water catch basins. Leaves should be placed a minimum of 10 feet from all storm water catch basins. Please do not place leaves near a parked car. Adequate space is required for borough large leaf removal equipment. Do not mix large shrubs, limbs or branches in with leaves. If these items are mixed in, or are on top of the leaves, the leaves cannot be picked up. Pine needles may be included with leaves. Leaves will be picked up on a continuous rotating basis throughout the borough beginning the week of October 15th, 2018 end ending on the week of December 10th, 2018. These dates are dependent upon the weather, Public Works schedule, and in-town emergencies. Please contact Public Works Superintendent, Ken Trovarelli at 856-468-5300 with any questions or concerns.
4th Quarter Property Taxes are Due November 1, 2018. The grace period has been extended to Tuesday, November 13th, 2018. Any payment received after this date will have interest calculated back to November 1st.