Mayor and Council
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Friday agreed to answer whether a municipality flexing its powers under the state's eminent domain law must negotiate with a lien holder that has secured a final foreclosure judgment on a targeted property. LB-RPR REO Holdings LLC won certification of its petition arguing that Merchantville, N.J., had a duty to engage in good faith negotiations with the national developer of distressed properties over the condemnation of a 54-unit apartment building. LB held the mortgage on the property, had obtained a foreclosure order and was set to acquire the parcel through a sheriff's sale.
Come join us for some summer fun! The Summer Parks and Playgrounds Program begins Monday, June 24th and runs through Friday, July 26th from 9 a.m. to noon at the Merchantville Community Center. Children who have completed pre-K through 10 years of age are invited to participate.
A Memorial Day ceremony will take place in Wellwood Park at Maple & Linden Avenue on Monday, May 27th 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.
Members of the West Maple Neighborhood and the New Jersey Tree Foundation are planting 34 trees along West Maple Avenue and the Federal Street Overpass on Wednesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 2st. "It has been a long road with several unexpected hurdles, such as an abundance of underground utilities, causing us to reduce and change planting locations", said project coordinator, Mara Wuebker, from Ragan Design.
The paperwork and information regarding Candidates for the Merchantville School District Board of education is available to any resident who meets the qualifications to serve. The deadline for applications to be listed on the November Election ballot is Tuesday, June 4th. If interested in applying, please share complete the required paperwork. For additional information log on to www.camdencounty.com/clerk and click on Election Division - Candidate information. BOE Candidate Application
APPLICATION DEADLINE TODAY: The Merchantville Board of Education is accepting applications from interested residents who wish to fill an unexpired term on the School Board. Applicants should: send a letter stating their desire to serve on the Board, submit a summary of their qualifications, or a resume to the school business office by Friday, April 12th.
There will be a Task Force Meeting on Thursday April 11th at 1:00 p.m. We will be discussing a number of neighborhood projects, including the New Jersey Tree Foundation’s upcoming tree planting along areas of Maple Avenue and the Overpass in Pennsauken. Additionally, a representative from the Camden Metro Area of the Rails to Trails Conservancy Program will be making a presentation to the Task Force. Please come out and join us!
The MPWC's Spring Flushing Program will take place Sunday, March 17th - Thursday, March 21st and then again from Sunday, March 24th - Thursday, March 28th between the hours of 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Hydrant flushing is an important element in the continuing program to improve the quality of water in our system.
The West Maple Neighborhood Task Force is working to help improve the appearance, quality of life and business vitality of the West Maple Neighborhood, which spans Merchantville, Pennsauken, and Camden. They will be making a presentation on Task Force activities to Merchantville Borough Council on Monday, February 25th at 7:30 p.m. They are always looking to reach out to more neighborhood residents and businesses, so please "like" them on facebook and share with your friends and other persons who may be interested.
Hello West Maple Neighborhood Stakeholders,
Task Force Meeting: Our next Task Force meeting is THIS Thursday, February 7th at 1pm in Merchantville Borough Hall. Please feel free to come out and join us.
Street Trees: We have some great news! We are very excited to announce that the West Maple Task Force will be partnering with the New Jersey Tree Foundation (NJTF) to plant street trees along Maple Avenue in the Pennsauken portion of the neighborhood this spring. A big ‘shout out’ goes to Lisa Simms of the NJTF who has garnered a federal grant to plant trees in underserved areas. The Pennsauken portion of the neighborhood qualifies under the grant parameters. The trees and labor for planting are FREE! Mike Carruth, Chairman of the Pennsauken Shade Tree Commission, has been assisting with tree selection and evaluating potential planting locations. Pennsauken Public Works will assist with concrete and asphalt cutting for tree pits, where needed. We are grateful for their assistance!
Facebook Page: The Task Force has created a West Maple Neighborhood Facebook page so please help us get the word out and ‘Like’ us on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/
Upcoming Evening Meeting: For those of you who have been asking, there will be an evening public meeting for West Maple Neighborhood residents, businesses, and interested persons on Monday, February 25th at 7:30 at the Merchantville Borough Council caucus meeting. We will discuss Task Force recommendations that came out of the first phase of study, update the public on what has been happening during this second phase of study, collect input from the public on neighborhood issues, and discuss plans for future.
Mara Wuebker, PP/AICP
Ragan Design Group, LLC
30 Jackson Road, Suite C-3
Medford, NJ 08055