Mayor and Council
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.
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
A Memorial Day ceremony will take place in Wellwood Park at Maple & Linden Avenue on Monday, May 26th 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.
The West Maple Neighborhood Task Force received a federal grant for landscape improvements and street furniture including trash cans, planters, benches, bike racks, etc. Please contact Denise Brouse, Borough Clerk at (856) 662-2474 X 103 if you are interested in FREE street trees, planters, a bench, grass strip, etc. in front of your site. Only property owners along Maple Avenue, between Wellwood Park and Route 130 in Merchantville and Pennsauken are eligible.
The Borough has received complaints that residents have witnessed recycle items being placed in the trash truck along with regular trash. Republic has confirmed that some residents have placed trash in their recycling buckets. In this instance, the entire can of items is placed in the trash since it cannot be separated. Republic has now changed the policy and if trash and recycling is mixed in a can it will be left at the curb and not collected.
Due to the recent snow storms, PSE&G has been delayed in the completion of the road work across Maple Avenue at Lexington Avenue. Pending any future weather events, PSE&G now hopes to complete this portion around February 18, 2014. Please contact PSE&G at 866-507-5961 if you have any questions or to report any damage done to your property. You can also notify the Merchantville Police Department at 856-662-0507.