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Hey there Merchantville! The Borough wants to hear from you about the future of your community and Downtown Merchantville. We value your input so please take a few minutes to complete this brief municipal survey and share your thoughts. The results will be used for planning and shaping the downtown. Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5LXJX8L.
During WWII, the east and west coasts of the United States were protected by civilian volunteer aircraft spotters, members of the Ground Observer Corps. The GOC was a component of the Aircraft Warning Service (AWS) that was established in May 1941 in response to the development of heavy bomber aircraft capable of flying over 1,000 miles to keep watch for enemy planes entering American airspace. It became inactive on May 29, 1944. Almost one million men and women volunteer “soldiers out of uniform” served in the AWS. In 1942, it became one of Merchantville's most popular outdoor sports with many teachers from Merchantville High School volunteering for tours of duty at a post located on Kresson Lake in Burlington County.
Election Results for Merchantville Borough Council are: Cindy Morales-Butts, 546; Dan Sperrazza, 554; Adam Wallace, 208; Write-In, 10. Election Results for Merchantville Board of Education are: Dan Licata, 465; Marc Carcanague, 457; Elliot Honingfeld, 454. Results are unofficial and not complete. Ballots will be continued to be processed through certification. Results will be updated regularly. The expected schedule for the release of results is: Initial Vote by Mail Ballots and Early Voting Machines and Election Day Voting Machines were released after close of polls at about 8:30 p.m. Subsequent Vote by Mail Ballots with timely postmarks will be released daily through November 6, 2021 and Provisional Ballots will be added daily beginning on or about November 7, 2021 through November 15, 2021. Click here for current results.
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.
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.
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.