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MPWC Rate Hearing

PUBLIC NOTICE: The Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission will hold a Public Hearing to accept testimony or public comment on the below proposed increase in Connection Fees and/or General Rates for water and penalties charged by the MPWC. The hearing will commence at 4:00 PM on Thursday, November 12, 2020 immediately prior to the regular monthly business meeting of the Commission. The hearing and meeting will be held via zoom conference and also at the Administrative Headquarters of the MPWC located at 6751 Westfield Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ, 08110.  Both the hearing and meeting will be attended by the Commissioners and MPWC staff via video conference. The public is invited to testify or comment in advance in writing, or during the meeting either by zoom video conference or by appearing in person at the Commission meeting room also via zoom conference.  Anyone seeking to send comments in writing may do so by addressing those comments to Karl McConnell, General Counsel, at the Commission office or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Such comments must be received at Commission office prior to 12:00 pm on the hearing date.

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Get a Flu Shot

The Merchantville Health Department strongly encourages everyone to get a flu shot. The CDC, Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, and the NJ Department of Health recommends everyone six months of age and older receive a flu vaccine every year with the best time to get vaccinated in the early fall. Since COVID -19 will likely be circulating during this year's flu season, getting a flu vaccine will be more important than ever. Getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, however the vaccine can reduce flu illnesses and hospitalizations, helping to minimize the stress on the healthcare system as these two illnesses circulate. Getting a yearly flu vaccine helps protect you and those around you who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness such as infants and young children, older adults, and people with certain chronic health conditions. Camden County is currently providing drive thru flu shots throughout the county. Please check the dates and locations here.

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Community Calendar

Merchantville's Public Events Committee fosters a sense of community through various family events and is creating a 2021 Community Calendar. This fun and project is being lead by Emily Sutin and she's asking all residents to submit their best Merchantville photos for this publication. Please submit two (2) well-focused, 300dpi photographs of scenery, landscapes or architecture by Thursday, November 5th, in order to be considered. No photos including people will be accepted. Photo credit will be attributed on the calendar. Please read and follow all details here.

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A Message for Monsterville

Mayor Dracula of Monsterville shared a video announcement from the Borough of Monsterville about plans for a modified 2020 Monsterville schedule of events. Monsterville is strongly discouraging TRICK-OR-TREATING as recommended by the CDC but, residents who choose to enjoy that activity will be permitted to between 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31st. The Haunts of Monsterville - a decorating competition for businesses and residences - will go on as always with online voting taking place between October 23rd-25th. Stay tuned for a list of participating haunts! 8th Grade students from Merchantville School will host a Monsterville Haunted Circus Parade through the streets of Monsterville starting at 5:30pm on Saturday, October 24th. This will take the place of their annual Haunted House and support fundraising for their graduation in June. And, have you been BOOed? Keep an eye out on your front porch!

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Snow Removal Quotes Sought

The Borough of Merchantville is soliciting quotes for Sidewalk Snow Removal Services. Quote requirements may be requested at the Borough Clerk’s office between 8:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1 W. Maple Avenue, Merchantville, NJ 08109 or via email request to Denise Brouse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The intent of this request for quotes is to obtain prices for snow removal of the designated roads and walkways in the Borough of Merchantville. Quotes are due no later than Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The Borough of Merchantville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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"Monsterville" 2020

What do you do if you're a tiny borough with tons of Halloween spirit and a pesky pandemic? Well, if you're Merchantville, New Jersey, you rise to the challenge and up your game because "Monsterville" 2020 is about to begin and - as the ringmaster says - "The show must go on!" Throughout the month October, the entire town will feature a series of Halloween themed activities and events designed to showcase its spooky spirit. This year gives us an opportunity to think outside the box and let New Jersey know "we own this"! Order your "officially ghoulish tee" before October 8th through Community Sports and keep an eye out for the "Haunts of Merchantville", "You've Been Booed" and lots of fun outside events!

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Parking Permits Reinstated

Borough enforcement of parking permits will resume on October 1, 2020. Parking on the streets and highways of Merchantville is prohibited between the hours of 2:00 am and 6:00 am, 7 days a week without a parking permit. Parking permits can be obtained from police headquarters, M-F, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Parking Permit Application. Residents needing to call a vehicle in for overnight parking now have two options. You can use our new e-mail option by sending a description of your vehicle, including tag number, the location and your phone number to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the overnight phone system if you wish, by calling 856-662-2474, extension 316. If they will be staying more than one night you have to call the vehicle in every night of their stay. If you have any difficulty using either system, please contact the police department using our 24-hour non-emergency number, 856-662-0500 and ask to speak to an officer. 

 

 

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The Oaks District

The Oaks Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. "The Oaks," located in Merchantville, New Jersey, is a planned neighborhood of upscale, early-twentieth century suburban houses envisioned by landscape architect George E. Rhedemeyer and developed by the Oaks Realty Company which he formed in 1910. Designed during the early years of the automobile age and for the most part, before the First World War, The Oaks became Merchantville's twentieth-century showcase and its gateway for vehicular traffic entering the Borough from Wellwood Avenue, later renamed Browning Road, and includes 320 W. Maple Ave., 101-201 (odd numbers) Browning Rd, 308-318 (even numbers) Volan St., and 1-3 Oak Terrace. The Oaks Historic District contains an assemblage of the period's revival styles, several representatives of which were designed by Arnold H. Moses, long-time Merchantville resident and the Borough's most prolific architect during the first quarter of the twentieth century. Because The Oaks contains a concentrated group of Merchantville's most fashionable residences associated with the automobile age of the Borough's developmental history, and the resources reflect the discrete plan laid out by Rhedemeyer and the architectural work of Moses, the district is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The period of significance begins with Rhedemeyer's acquisition of the land in 1909 and terminates around 1937 when the last of the initial homes in The Oaks was built. Photograph by Carol Benenson Perloff, 1996.

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Census Deadline 9/30/20

Okay, all you procrastinators - IT'S TIME! The deadline for the 2020 Census is approaching and self-response rates are on par with the 2010 Census. For the first time, you can choose to respond online, by phone, or by mail. Respond today. Responding helps shape resources for children and your community over the next decade. Complete the Census today. It's vital for our community that everyone COUNTS and is COUNTED. Let's get to 100% of our households counted! As the U.S. Census Bureau stays on track to stop its head count on September 30th, the House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing Thursday to push for legislative action to extend the deadline, in light of the coronavirus crisis. Stay tuned.

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Annual Town Yard Sale Canceled

The Merchantville Public Events Committee has decided to cancel the borough's annual Town Wide Yard Sale this year due to Covid-19. This event ordinarily takes place on the 3rd Saturday in September and includes lots of homeowners eager to rid their attics, basements and garages of many treasures unearthed during spring cleaning. It's also a great opportunity to market our town usually drawing large crowds of yard sale junkies. As per the governor’s order for gatherings, the Public Events Committee chose not to draw large crowds to our area but, individual yard sales can still take place in town following the state's outdoor mask and distancing requirements. Per Merchantville Code, permits are not needed for any resident who holds fewer than three yard sales in a 12-month period of time. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any inquiries about this decision.

 

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Plan Your Vote

Mark your calendars and brush up on everything you need to know about mail-in and early in-person voting, including the first day you can cast your ballot in the 2020 election. To register in New Jersey, you must be: a United States citizen, at least 17 years old, though you may not vote until you have reached the age of 18, a resident of the county for 30 days before the election, and a person not serving a sentence of incarceration as the result of a conviction of any indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United States. Registrants must complete a Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form. Mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections for your county. The registration deadline to vote in the next election is 21 days prior to the election day - Tuesday, October 13th. There are 74 days left until Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3..

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