Mayor and Council
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.
The Merchantville Police Department will be cracking down on distracted driving during the month of April as part of New Jersey’s UDRive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Running April 1 – April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text-messages while driving. In New Jersey, driver inattention was listed as a contributing factor in 53 percent of the state’s crashes in 2016. Driver inattention was in fact listed as a contributing factor in crashes at a rate nine times higher than that of the next highest contributing factor (speed). Because of this, New Jersey was one of only four states nationally to receive dedicated federal grant funding to combat distracted driving. The UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign is being held in April, which the National Safety Council has designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Recycle Coach is now available for Merchantville. Try the Recycle Coach App on your phone, set email reminders for trash, recycling, bulk items and county collections. Whether it’s remembering to take out the trash or figuring out what you can and can’t recycle, they’ve got you covered. They worry about your garbage and recycling so you don’t have to. No more missed garbage days - they’ll set you up with a personalized garbage and recycling calendar and send you collection reminders when you need them, that way you never miss garbage day again. Stop guessing - trying to figure out what’s recyclable in your community shouldn’t take guesswork. Find local disposal information for thousands of household items with a search tool that tells you what goes where and spend less time recycling more. Let their coachlings do your sorting for you.
On January 14th at the first Borough Council meeting of 2019, Marie Hanna and Rita Lammey were presented with proclamations by Mayor Brennan for their many years of dedicated service to the Borough on the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). The commission meets on to review and recommend certain activities in the B1 and B2 Zoning Districts on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers on the second floor in Borough Hall, located at 1 West Maple Avenue, Merchantville, NJ 08109.