Mayor and Council
A notification flyer was recently mailed to all Merchantville residents to make them aware that regardless of ongoing construction, the Community Center, at 212 Somerset Avenue, will be the polling place for the 2019 Primary Election on Tuesday, June 4th. However, the poll location inside the building has been temporarily moved from the basement level to the 2nd Floor. The handicap entrance remains at the left side door where residents can ring the bell for entrance assistance. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Camden County Board of Elections 856-401-VOTE ext. 8683.
Primary election day in New Jersey is Tuesday, June 4th. The polls in Merchantville are located at the Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue. For Merchantville Borough Council, Democratic candidates Dan Sperrazza and Anthony Perno are running unopposed, and there are no Republican candidates. For General Assembly, Democrats Louis Greenwald and Pam Lampitt are facing opposition from Danie Moss-Velasco and E. Julian Jordan, III. The two unopposed Republican candidates are John Papieka and Cynthia Plucinski. The Democratic candidates for Camden County Freeholder, including Merchantville resident Carmen Rodriguez, are unopposed on the ballot. View sample Democratic and Republican ballots.
Come join us for some summer fun! The Borough of Merchantville's Parks and Playgrounds Program begins Monday, June 24th and runs through July 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue. All children who have completed pre-K through 10 years of age are invited to participate. Parents can register children at Borough Hall or on the first day at the Community Center. The cost is $150.00 for residents and $175.00 for non residents. Please note that children must bring their own snack each day. Notices will be coming home from school next week.
The Merchantville Shade Tree Commission will offer an educational program and some practical tips on how to select and plant a tree this Sunday, May 26th at 10:00 a.m. Anyone who is interested should meet at the gazebo - corner of Centre and West Chestnut Avenues - for this program. Members of the commission, who plant and maintain all Borough curbside trees and public trees in the parks or on municipal property, will teach you how to plant trees, and give you an opportunity to try it out yourself!
Please be advised that beginning on or about Monday, May 6th the following Borough roads are scheduled for concrete improvements, and the removal and repair of the existing roadway, a new asphalt surface course will be placed. No vehicles are to be parked in the roadway from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Westminster Avenue (from Maple Avenue to Somerset Street, Poplar Avenue (from Maple Avenue to Myrtle Avenue) and Cedar Avenue (from Centre Street to Penn Street). The work will be completed by Arawak Paving Company, Hammonton, NJ. During the service access to driveways may be curtailed. Resident inconvenience will be minimized as much as possible.
The Merchantville Police are investigating a missing juvenile. Madison Montalvo walked away from her residence on Tuesday, April 16th and has not returned. Madison is 5'01" with brown hair and brown eyes and is a freshman at Haddon Heights High School. If anyone has seen Madison or has any information on her whereabouts, please contact Merchantville Police at 856-662-0500. UPDATE on 4/26/19: Madison has been located and is unharmed. She is no longer listed as missing and has been turned over to her immediate family. The Merchantville Police Department would like to thank all of the outside agencies and residents who assisted with locating Madison.
Grab a friend and join your Garden Club neighbors in keeping our Borough clean and green! We will meet at the Wellwood Park gazebo, on West Maple Avenue between Linden and Hamilton Avenues, at 8:00 a.m., then divide and conquer 4 different West End green spots from there. Please bring any tools, gloves and friends. Bags will be provided. Merchantville's Garden Club plants and maintains 26 planters along the the West End park and business district. Thank you for helping to keep our Borough beautiful!
Merchantville School stresses the importance of reading to the students. This week is designated "Read Across Our Community" where our students will participate in a variety of activities to promote reading. Today classes welcomed guest readers and classes took trips to various locations in Merchantville, like Council chambers, to hear from guest readers like Mayor Brennan. Thank you to all the people that took time to promote the most important life long skill that students need in order to succeed - READING. It was a great success and all involved had a great time.
Good morning everyone! It's that time of year again, where the MPWC will be conducting our biannual fire hydrant flushing from April 7th to the 11th and April 14th to the 18th from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm. If you'd like to know where we will be flushing each night or have any general questions regarding the flushing please take a moment to like the MPWC Facebook page for information and flushing schedules posted daily at noon.
Hampton Road will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC between Chapel Ave and Cuthbert Blvd for redevelopment work, starting Monday morning 04/01/19 continuing 24 hours per day through mid-June. Access will be available to Cioffi's Towing from Chapel Ave. Access to the NJMVS Inspection Station and Courier-Post offices will be available from Cuthbert Blvd. Detours will be posted- please use Rt 38, Cuthbert Blvd, and Chapel Ave to navigate around this long-term closure.