Mayor and Council

Public Notice: Shade Tree Meetings

The Merchantville Shade Tree Commission unanimously passed a motion at their May 12, 2021 meeting to begin holding in person meetings starting June 9th, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Meetings henceforth will be held at the Merchantville bike path, behind the gazebo at Centre Street and Chestnut Avenue. The meetings will continue at this time and location every second Wednesday of the month through the summer. At the October meeting, a motion will be made to relocate for the winter months. Notice of which will be provided. Summer/Fall meetings are scheduled for: June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th and October 13th. The Commission provides a form online for borough property owner tree work requests.

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Pedestrian Street TAP Project

On May 25, 2021 a meeting was held for the public to learn about the Merchantville Pedestrian Street Project. The project consists of the construction of new pedestrian street with streetscaping in the Borough’s Redevelopment Site and along a portion of East Park Avenue fronting the site. This project is intended to support the Borough’s future redevelopment and site reuse. The Redevelopment Site is a triangular tract consisting of numerous lots bounded by East Park Avenue and Centre Street, and an existing linear multipurpose trail. Consulting engineers from CME Associates of Parlin, NJ and representatives of the Borough of Merchantville conducted this online public meeting to inform the public about the project and to solicit input. Meeting materials are posted on the Merchantville website and comments will be accepted by Mike Troncone, CME Associates, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Coffee With A Cop

The Merchantville Police Department and The Station Coffee will be hosting a "Coffee With A Cop" event on Saturday, May 22nd from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and invite you to stop in and say hello. The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve by taking time to meet at neutral locations, sit down with officers and ask questions or share what’s on their mind. It provides the opportunity for citizens and police officers get to know each other, have real conversations about issues that matter and discover mutual goals for the communities they live in and serve.

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Centre St. Construction

The Borough notified residents about construction improvements on Centre Street, between Cove Road and Locust Street, scheduled to begin on May 10, 2021 in Pennsauken Township. Prior to this residents can expect Centre Street between Cedar Avenue and Rogers Avenue to be shut down so that PSE&G can address gas leaks in the area, scheduled between May 3rd and May 8th. As this project progresses south on Centre Street into Merchantville the contractor will provide advance notice to the business district and residents so that they may prepare accordingly. At this time we do not have a date certain that construction will begin in Merchantville and further information will be released as it is received. Once construction begins in Merchantville, all detours will be clearly marked with reflective signage and the Borough will be providing parking alternatives during to accommodate businesses, residents and visitors alike. Finally, the construction will not negatively impact Merchantville School drop off or pick up. That area of Centre Street is scheduled to be worked on during the summer months while school is out of session. Periodic updates will be posted advising of any changes in the traffic control plan and detour information will be posted on the front page of the Borough's website, The estimated construction duration is 250 calendar days from beginning to end.

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Bunny Tour & Egg Hunt

The Borough of Merchantville will be holding two family events - an Easter Bunny Drive-by and and Egg Hunt - to celebrate the Easter holiday this weekend! The drive-by tour will take place this Friday, March 26th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. and will begin on the east side of town and travel towards the west side. The downtown Easter Egg Hunt will take place along Rails-to-Trails path on Saturday morning, March 27th. This is a day-long activity without a central meeting point. Eggs will be scattered on the path and along the downtown business district where children can hunt and collect. Residents are encouraged to post and share their Egg Hunt photos on the Borough or Public Events Facebook pages while participating. Thank you to the town and our community volunteers for providing some fun holiday activities!

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Caucus Meeting 3/22/21

The scheduled 4th Monday of the month Borough Council Caucus meeting will be held on Monday, March 22, 2021, at 7:30pm. The Agenda includes approval of the e Employee Handbook and Manual and an ordinance to amend 83A on Tobacco Products. Please join the meeting via Zoom at: Meeting ID: 882 8992 9355 Passcode: 070207. Municipal Codes are available online here.

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Borough Assistant Needed

The Borough of Merchantville seeks an administrative assistant to provide office support to the Construction, Community Development, and Housing Rental Registration offices. The position is a part time position with up to thirty (30) hours per week with the potential to transition to a full time position at a future date. Applicants must have strong customer service and computer skills, must possess a strong work ethic, be highly organized with attention to detail, and be able to work well with other staff in the Borough. The successful applicant must be willing to attend training, if needed. The deadline for applications and resumes is March 8, 2021. More details about the position and how to apply can be found on the front page of the Borough website
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CODE BLUE 2/1-2/4

County Commissioner Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, advises municipalities that Camden County will be under a Code Blue Alert from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, 2/1, until noon on Tuesday, 2/2, from 7 p.m. on 2/2 until 10 a.m. on…
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Blood Drive Monday

The Borough of Merchantville will host another American Red Cross Blood Drive at Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue, Merchantville, NJ on Monday, February 1st from 2:00-7:00 p.m. Appointments are preferred. To make an appointment please sign up at and use sponsor code: Merchantville Community. Save time on the day of the donation and visit Area hospital patients are counting on you! Don’t forget to hydrate and please remember to bring your ID. Stay tuned for weather updates!

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Circuit Trails Meet Up

The Borough of Merchantville has been contacted by a representative of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation. There is a zoom meeting tonight, Tuesday, January 26th from 6:00-7:00 p.m., led by Action Team Leader Anya Saretzky, to get stakeholder input on extending Merchantville's multi-use trail in an easterly and westerly direction.…
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Council Reorganization

The reorganization meeting of Merchantville Borough Council will be held via Zoom on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Some items on the agenda will include oath taking by Councilpersons Andrew McLoone and Sean Fitzgerald, the election of Council President for 2021, Council assignments and standing committees and, annual appointments for 2021. Join the Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 814 5419 0084 Passcode: 728621. One tap mobile +19294362866

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