Mayor and Council
The Public Works department has announced a new schedule for brush and yard-waste pick up. For the East Side (properties from Center Street eastward to Ivins Avenue) pick-up is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month; West Side (properties from Center Street westward to West End Avenue) pick-up is on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month; and, there is NO pick-up on the 5th Wednesday of the month. Brush consists of: leaves, tree limbs, grass clippings, hay, corn stalks, organic matter; which can be bagged, put in cans or tied in bundles of no more that 40 Lbs. or 4 feet in length. Please have items ready for pick up by 7:00 a.m.
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. (closed on 7/4 & 7/5) at the Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue. All children 4-10 years of age are invited to participate. Parents can register children at Borough Hall or on the first 2 days at the Community Center. The cost is $175.00 for residents and $200.00 for non residents - $25.00 discount for each additional child. Please note that children must bring their own snack each day. Notices will be coming home from school next week. For information please contact Patti Fields at 856-986-2191.
Today is primary election day in New Jersey, as voters across the state pick the Democratic and Republican nominees who’ll run for a number of state, county, and local positions in November. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout New Jersey. New Jersey has open primaries, which means unaffiliated voters can cast ballots. All you need to do is walk into your polling station and request a ballot for either party’s race. Topping the ticket are the nods for all 80 seats in the state Assembly, the lower chamber of the state Legislature, the body in Trenton that writes the Garden State’s laws and passes its budget. There are also numerous county and municipal elections throughout New Jersey, determining who’ll represent the major political parties in freeholder, mayoral, and council races on November’s ballot.
Please be advised that beginning Monday, June 3rd, Borough Hall will be on the follow summer hours schedule: Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The main phone number at Borough Hall is 856-662-2474 with a specific extension for each Borough function and name listed here. For assistance finding the person you need please contact Borough Clerk, Denise Brouse at extension 303.
Mayor Ted Brennan spoke this morning about the importance of remembering those who went before us - giving the ultimate sacrifice - for whom today is more than the unofficial first day of summer. Rather, it's a day of reflection on the many lives lived and sacrificed so that we in Merchantville, New Jersey and the USA can continue to lead and enjoy the lives we have today.
Residents and neighbors are invited to join Merchantville American Legion Post #68 for the Borough's annual Memorial Day program to remember and honor those men and women who lost their lives in service of their country in the Armed Forces. The Memorial Day ceremony will take place in front of the gazebo in Wellwood Park (Maple and Linden Avenues) on Monday, May 27th at 10:00 a.m. Borough Hall will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Come out and join us a we remember our fallen and observe at the true meaning of this holiday. Light refreshments will be served following our service. The Merchantville Community Center will host this event should we have inclement weather.
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.
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.