Mayor and Council
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 Drop off your outdated and unused items from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Camden County College parking lot pff of Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township.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.
For all the borough has to offer, Brennan said Merchantville could stand to do a better job touting its virtues. Originally founded as a Philadelphia summer vacation community, the little shade tree borough has a lot of historic character and a nascent local business community that has gotten a boost in recent years. The Station Café, with its unique mix of coffee shop and arts center, also hosts the borough farmers market, and has become “a nice little cornerstone business,” Brennan said. Farther up the street, Eclipse Brewing, which took up shop in a former EMS building, offers craft beer at the edge of the central business district. http://bit.ly/2kCSug2
St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society, the nonprofit which specializes in rehabbing vacant properties and promoting homeownership, is “taking what we learned in Camden” and applying it to the suburban New Jersey towns of Pennsauken, Merchantville and Gloucester City, as well as Collingswood. Now, St. Joseph’s is preparing to rehab three properties in Collingswood with the help of the borough: a privately-owned twin at 19 Lees Ave.; a bank-owned bungalow at 254 Harvard Ave.; and a bank-owned large home at 634 Atlantic Ave. http://bit.ly/2kvhCpG
Jill Horner speaks with Edward Brennan, Mayor from the Borough of Merchantville, about Downtown Redevelopment. Follow us on Twitter: @mayortedbrennan and Facebook. Recorded on: 11/16/2016. For more videos and information about your community, go to ComcastNewsmakers.com. http://comcastnewsmakers.com/2016/11/21/nj161116-7/
Annual Memorial Day services will take place in Wellwood Park at Maple & Linden Avenue on Monday, May 25th at 10:00 a.m. There will be a wreath laying, guest speakers and refreshments. The program will be conducted by the F.W.Grigg Post 68 Deputy Commander, The American Legion, Merchantville, New Jersey. In the event of inclement weather the service will be held at the Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue.
To Merchantville Mayor Ted Brennan, the Station cafe is the keystone to redevelopment in the heart of his borough’s business district. “For a long period of time, it’s just been corporate offices,” which provide ratables, but which don’t offer a unique cultural aspect, Brennan said. Adding a fine and performing arts space at the center of the borough downtown, however; that’s something he can work with. Read more at NJ Pen. http://bit.ly/1dJThoO