Mayor and Council
The annual Merchantville Historical Society meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Community Center from 8-11 p.m. All residents are invited to attend.
Last evening, Mayor Ted Brennan introduced the borough's vision for the blighted triangular plot behind the old bank building, between Park and East Chestnut, and a mixed use concept proposal by Viking Group and architect/planners from Barton Partners that would help the borough activate the hub of its commercial district. The well-received presentation was attend by about 80-90 residents and business owners. If Borough Council and Viking come to agreement on a plan, they would be designated as the redeveloper, then the proposal would be subject to review by state and local boards. Meetings on the progress of this proposed project will be publicized and are open to the public. http://www.njpen.com/merchantville-residents-get-first-look-at-proposed-88-unit-downtown-redevelopment/
A developer on Monday will unveil a plan for new stores and housing downtown with a goal of bringing more people to live and shop there.Mayor Edward "Ted" Brennan said Viking is proposing a pair of three-story apartment buildings, more retail and more pedestrian paths on a 2-acre triangular piece of land between Centre Street, East Park Avenue and Chestnut Avenue. Viking Group's preliminary proposal, costing up to $19 million, would redevelop what is now mostly a vacant parking lot bordered by a closed bank, other businesses, a coffee shop, and a trail for walking and biking. It will present the plan at the Borough Council meeting Monday night. https://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/2018/09/14/merchantville-downtown-redevelopment-plan-viking-associates/1285470002/
BORO - LOCAL NEWS -- Sean Fitzgerald, center, was sworn in this evening (5/14) by Mayor Ted Brennan, left, as a member of the Merchantville Borough Council. He fills the seat left vacant by the resignation of Katherine Erhard Swann. With him are his children Scarlett and Lucy and his wife Kristen. In other business, the Council approved a 2018 municipal budget of $4.75 million. "This is the best budget we can deliver without compromising services," said Councilman Anthony Perno, ways and means chairman.
The next drive-through household Electronics Recycling Collection sponsored by the Camden County Board of Freeholders will take place on Saturday, June 9. Drop off your outdated and unused items from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Camden County College parking lot pff of Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township. Items accepted at no charge include TVs and monitors, computers, keyboards, VCRs, scanners, DVD players, tape players, stereo equipment, typewriters, printers, laptops, modems, telecommunication equipment, fax machines, radios, answering machines and telephones.
Camden County’s drive-through program provides one of the easiest and most convenient ways for all Camden County residents to chip in when it comes to creating a better environment for us all. It is a priority of the Freeholder Board to provide this service to residents. By disposing of this material properly we keep it out of our waste stream and prevent it from making its way to our waterways
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in Merchantville is on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Residents can drop off their old/unused prescriptions at Merchantville Borough Hall, 1st Floor, 1 West Maple Avenue, Merchantville, NJ 08109, and Pennsauken residents at Pennsauken Police Department, 2400 Bethel Avenue, Pennsauken, N.J. 08109. National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. Last fall's Take-Back Day event collected a record-setting 912,305 pounds of prescription drugs. The Drug Enforcement Administration first launched its Take-Back Day in 2010, and since then has collected more than 9 million pounds of medicine from the public.
The MPWC's second round of Hydrant Flushing for 2017 is set for Sunday, September the 24th thru the 28th and Sunday October the 1st through the 5th. If you know anyone who would like to be kept up to date on which streets will be flushed on what night, please like and share our Facebook page!
Trash and Recycle collection for the first week of September will be on Saturday, September 9th due to the Labor Day Holiday. Cans may be brought to the curb after 3:00PM on Friday. Borough offices will be closed on Monday, September 4th in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.
The Department of Public Works would like to ask all residents who can remove their cars from the streets to do so in order to assist them with plowing and clearing borough roads. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Please please call the Public Works department at 856-665-0590 or the Borough Clerk at 662-2474 x 103 with any concerns regarding plowing or your streets. In the event of an emergency please call 911. For non-emergencies contact the Merchantville Police at 856-662-0500. Residents are also asked to comply with the "No Parking When Road Snow Covered" signs which are posted on Park Avenue, Centre Street and Maple Avenue to assist the snow plows in clearing the roads after a storm. Once the roadway has been plowed "curb to curb", residents may resume parking on these streets. Any questions regarding parking can be addressed to Chief Wayne Bauer at 856-662-0507.