Mayor and Council
The Merchantville Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting is Friday Dec. 2nd with public safety representatives, borough officials and members from lots of teams, clubs and community groups gathering at Wellwood Park to march down Maple Avenue to Park & Centre Streets! Expect great performances from the Merchantville School choir and band at 6:45pm and the start of our parade at 7:00 p.m. Bundle up, grab the family and head downtown for a Merchantville holiday tradition. For up-to-date information check out www.merchantvillenj.gov.
Merchantville tax bills are in the mail, folks. Pay your quarterly bill by August 23, 2022 to avoid collecting interest. Make your payment on merchantvillenj.gov, inside Borough Hall, 1 W. Maple Ave, or in the secure drop box outside. Online payments can be made by simply looking up your name or address in the search engine here and clicking on the "make a payment" button using your debit card, credit card or by routing a payment through your bank account. The Borough offers residents and property owners the option of becoming a registered user, to save accounts, store payment methods, and schedule payment or proceed without registering.
Merchantville Borough is going digital! Borough officials are preparing to launch a new online portal system through SDL to streamline and simplify tasks for staff and residents. The new system will be linked on the homepage of merchantvillenj.gov and available for all to access. The new portal system allows users to file applications, pay certain fees and manage numerous tasks all from their computer or smart phone. These improvements have been utilized through several of Merchantville’s neighboring towns and are proven to be helpful to residents. More information on the upcoming SDL portal.
Get to know the businesses in your neighborhood. Shop Merchantville offers a single place to find all the great places to visit, eat and shop, along with town events. Support your independently-owned businesses and restaurants by staying local. Grab some Irish potatoes at Aunt Charlotte's, or maybe a stout and enjoy this week’s St. Patrick’s Day inspired Ted Talk from the best brewery around, Eclipse Brewing. All about events, bag bans and Shop Merchantville!
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.
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.
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.