Sidewalk Replacement Program

An informational meeting will be held on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 5:30 pm at Wellwood Park on Merchantville’s Sidewalk Replacement Program. Phase One is designed to help make sidewalk replacement more affordable and less cumbersome for property owners. It will be for residential sidewalks located along public streets, in the area between West End Avenue and Browning Road. We are taking program applications now. Construction is anticipated to occur in the summer of 2018. Snacks will be provided. HOW: It is anticipated that the sidewalk program will work as follows:  Property owner signs up for program by sending an e-mail with the attached completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or drops off the completed form to the Construction Office in the Borough Hall Annex;  The Borough, in consultation with the Merchantville Shade Tree Commission, will make a decision to keep, remove, or modify certain abutting street trees; The cost for tree removal will be borne by the Borough; if a tree is removed based upon property owner request, the owner may be required to plant an approved tree elsewhere on the resident’s property;  Property owner enters into agreement with Borough for sidewalk replacement;  Borough goes out to bid for pricing on sidewalk replacement services;  Sidewalk program will occur on a priority basis, with those properties previously identified as in violation of existing code receiving priority, and thereafter on a first come first serve basis;  After sidewalk installation, the property is issued a special assessment bill, payable over a period of years (the time period will depend on the amount of costs). Only those residents participating in the program will be responsible for their individual costs, including administrative and low interest loan costs. ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Denise Brouse at Borough Hall (856) 662-2474 x 303.  http://merchantvillenj.gov/images/documents/local_gov/INFORMATION-SHEET.pdf

 

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