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RFP Professional Services

The Borough of Merchantville solicits statements of qualification for applicants for appointment to the following professional positions: Municipal Attorney, Municipal Court Prosecutor, Municipal Public Defender, Financial Advisor/Disclosure Specialist, Municipal Bond Counsel, Municipal Auditors, Special Counsel, Consulting Engineers, Insurance Broker of Record, Broker of Record for Employee Benefits, Title Company, Borough Appraiser, Municipal Planner, Historic Preservation Architect, Consulting Environmental Engineers, Conflicts/Special Projects Engineer, Land Use Board Attorney, Land Use Board Engineers and Historic Preservation Commission Attorney. Responses should address the general criteria and mandatory minimum criteria for the position sought. All responses will be treated as confidential and reviewed only by the Mayor and Borough Council, unless otherwise required by law. Responses must be received in the Office of the Borough Clerk no later than 11:00 AM Thursday, November 18, 2021. All responses shall be opened and announced publicly, immediately thereafter by the Borough Clerk or his representative. Responses will be reviewed by the Mayor and Borough Council. All appointments will be announced at a public meeting. Unless otherwise noted appointments shall be for the calendar year of 2022 and subject to the execution of an appropriate contract. Applicant requirements.

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Vote Early In Town

Mayor Brennan is proud that Merchantville was chosen as an early voting location in Camden County. Merchantville is one of only seven towns in Camden County chosen to offer Early Voting from Saturday, October 23rd through Sunday, October 31st. During this additional voting period, registered voters may cast their ballots at the Community Center, 212 Somerset Street at voting booths available between 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sundays. This new option enables all registered voters to cast their ballot in person, using a voting machine, during a nine-day period prior to Election Day with no appointment necessary. New Jersey residents may now choose to vote, in person, when it’s most convenient for their schedule. Each early voting location in Camden County is open to all registered Camden County voters. Individuals do not need to vote in their registered municipality. 

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Safe Routes Grant

The Borough is seeking a grant for expansion of the municipality’s Safe Routes to School efforts, an ongoing project that seeks to continuously improve the safety and walkability of our town for the children and the entire community. Several community organizations wrote letters of support including the Green Team and Merchantville School. The New Jersey Safe Routes Program is a statewide initiative with a mission to partner with schools and communities to prioritize and implement opportunities for people to walk, bike, or travel by other wheeled devices. By focusing on improvements to support active travel by youth, we believe we can create conditions that are safe, healthy, equitable, and appealing for all.   

 

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Collins-Pancoast Hall

Completed in 1893, Collins-Pancoast Hall was home to both a building supply business and also served as a community meeting place and performing arts venue. John S. Collins, a sixth-generation Collins dating back to the seventeenth century, developed a successful coal and lumber business and then went to found and develop Miami Beach, Florida. Collins and his family's investment in the Miami area ultimately resulted in a building and tourism boom that helped the area grow into the urban community it is today. Though Collins left for Florida during the first decade of the twentieth century, The Collins family continued to operate the hall that not only served the business, but also the entire community as a civic and cultural center for numerous decades. A third-floor served as the Masonic meeting room from its 1893 opening until the 1970s. The Post Office used the building for a time, and the Merchantville Playcrafters used Collins Hall from 1937 until 1976. 

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Council Meeting 10/11/21

Borough Council will meet on Monday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m. at Borough Hall in Council chambers. Included in the meeting agenda is the Borough engineers report with updates about Glenwood Avenue, Merchantville's Roads Program and Safe Routes to School. In new business, Rebecca Callaway will be introduced as the new Community Development Director, notification about early voting at the Community Center beginning on October 23rd and, a survey re: West Maple Neighborhood redevelopment opportunities. Seven resolutions will be read for consent.

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Boro Vaccination Update

New Jersey's COVID-19 Vaccination Overview dashboard can be found on the NJ COVID-19 Information Hub. The dashboard is updated once daily, usually between 10:30-11:30 a.m. and the map of vaccination coverage is refreshed weekly. Current vaccination course data as of 10/2/2021 is for individuals who have received at least one dose of any vaccine and who have received a single dose from a one-dose vaccine course, e.g., the J&J vaccine, or their second dose from…
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County History Month

The Camden County History Alliance invites the public to join us for Camden County History Month in October. Thirty participating historic sites and history organizations throughout Camden County will be open with special exhibits, reenactments, and guided tours for adults and children. Camden County History Month is hosted by the…
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NEW Borough Website

On August 27th the Borough of Merchantville launched its new website. So, when you logon to www.merchantvillenj.gov - the official municipal website of Merchantville Borough - you will notice a lot of changes. News Center, Upcoming Events and a photo slider are prominently displayed on the homepage. You'll also find easy access to forms and permits, agenda and minutes, payments, programs and a search bar on this updated site. Catch up or stay current on Council, Land Use, Shade Tree, Historic Preservation and Diversity meeting agenda and minutes. Browse through the calendar to search for monthly meetings and local events. It's still a work in progress so you may find that some links are not fully functional yet - so help out by dropping a line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you spot a problem or connection error. Thanks!

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P&P Wraps Up

That’s a wrap! Friday, August 6th, was the last day of Parks and Playgrounds! The program, run by the incomparable Patti Fields, offered a great 5 weeks of kids activities from 9-12 weekdays at the Merchantville Community Center. All the children who attended were amazing and adjusted to all the changes and guidelines required this year. A huge thank you to the Merchantville Police Department, Merchantville Fire Department and Department of Public Works and to Mayor Brennan, Borough Council and the staff at Borough Hall for their support of this recreation program. And, a special shout out to our wonderful counselors. The kids adored all of them - we are so lucky to have these fine young people in our town!
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Vaccination Message

Mayor Brennan is urging all Merchantville residents to get vaccinated. In a Facebook post on Friday he shared that our vaccination rates are good but they can be better -- much better! The transmission rates for COVID-19 as a result of the delta variant are increasing and cases in our area have doubled in just the past week. Getting vaccinated saves lives and protects the lives of our friends and loved ones. As of August 6, 2021, Merchantville's fully vaccinated residents included 93% of those 65 and over, 74% of those 30 and over and 73% of those 18 and over. Partially vaccinated residents include 97% of those 65 and over, 79% of those 30 and over and 78% of those 18. Both pharmacies in Merchantville, CVS and Rite Aid, are administering vaccines and have availability this and every week. You can also use the NJ's appointment finder here for walk-in and scheduling options. Please get vaccinated and if you need assistance, please contact the Borough of Merchantville at 856-662-2474 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Let's get all age groups in our town fully vaccinated!

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Crossing Guards Needed

The Merchantville Police Department is currently accepting applications for Full Time and Part Time Crossing Guards. Adult school crossing guards play an important role in the lives of children who walk or bike to school. Young children are more vulnerable to crashes when crossing the street because, until the age of 9 or 10, they lack the motor and cognitive skills required to safely navigate many traffic situations. Crossing guards aid children in safely crossing the street, and through their example, crossing guards help children develop the skills necessary to cross streets safely. In addition, crossing guards serve as a visual alert to drivers about the presence of children. Please contact Fran MeyersThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 856.662.0507 to get more information about this position. NJ Crossing Guard Manual. The Borough of Merchantville is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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