Mayor and Council
A reminder from the Borough for Merchantville residents. Now that we are into Spring, Yard waste is collected on Mondays. East Side Yard Waste (Yellow Magnet) every 1st & 3rd Monday.West Side Yard Waste (Red Magnet) every 2nd & 4th Monday. No yard waste pick up on the 5th Monday. Magnets were distributed in the Fall. Please call Borough Hall (856) 662-2474 if you did not receive a magnet.
Over 970 drinking water professionals gathered in Atlantic City last week for the New Jersey Section American Water Works Association's (AWWA) 80th Annual Conference. The conference offered almost three full days of educational sessions on topics including water treatment, regulations, management and pipeline recovery.Seven organizations submitted samples for a public water taste test. Attendees were invited to try all the submissions and vote for their favorite, with Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission taking first place. http://bit.ly/1CnrSOr
The Merchantville Redevelopment Committee is looking for a new name for the redevelopment area. Do you have any suggestions? The Ragan Design Group is helping the Borough of Merchantville develop an Amended Redevelopment Plan for the triangular area defined by Centre, Park, and Chestnut. A redevelopment committee,
Public service is a family thing, says Ted Brennan, the newly-appointed mayor of Merchantville. Brennan's father, Patrick, served as the borough's mayor from 1995 to 2006. "And my uncle Michael was mayor of Collingswood for 20 years," adds Ted.
License must be obtained annually in the month of January. Fees: Spayed and Neutered $9.00, Unspayed and unneutered: $12.00. Licensing Age: Dogs over 7 months. Forms available at Borough Hall. Open Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
PSEG is beginning the restoration and paving work related to the electric transmission upgrades in Merchantville. Restoration work on Lexington Avenue between West Maple and North Chestnut will begin this week. Paving and restoration on Lexington Avenue between W. Maple and Wisteria Avenue has started in Pennsauken and will work its way north to Merchantville. They are scheduled to complete all paving by the second week of December.
The next Merchantville Public Event Committee sponsored event will be safe Halloween. Friday, October 31st beginning after school until 7:00pm. Look for the signs in the store windows for participating business owners. Please remember that curfew is 7:00PM on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week. PUBLIC NOTICE: Halloween CurfewThursday, 27 October 2011 04:58Notwithstanding anything contained in this chapter to the contrary, it shall be unlawful for any child under the age of eighteen (18) years to be upon the public places of the Borough of Merchantville after the hour of 7:00 PM., prevailing time, on the 29th day of October, the 30th day of October, and the 31st day of October, until 6:00 AM the following morning, unless exempted from this section under Section 19-3 of this chapter. ( Accompanied by an adult). Borough Ordinance 19-6.
The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Merchantville officials acted properly in acquiring a rundown apartment building through eminent domain. In a 5-0 decision, the High Court said state law required the borough to negotiate only with the owner of record of the former Wellwood Manor