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Holiday Schedules

Thursday, July 4th is a Borough Holiday. Borough offices will be closed and reopen during regular summer hours on Friday, July 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. West side (properties from Center Street westward to West End Avenue) trash collection - bulky items, garbage and recycling - will take place on Saturday, July 6th. Wednesday, July 3rd and 17th are yard waste collection dates for the East side (properties from Center Street eastward to Ivins Avenue) of town, and July 10th and 24th for the West side. You can sign up for Recycle Coach or get the App to receive up-to-date information and notices about municipal trash collection.

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Heat Advisory Continues

The Office of the Camden County Health Officer has issued a Heat Advisory for Camden County on June 29th, from noon until 7 p.m. During a Heat Advisory, the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. The latest weather forecast obtained by the health department is calling for hot and humid weather, with peak heat index values between 100 and 104 degrees due to temperatures in the low-to-mid 90s. The Camden County Freeholder Board is once again distributing free fans to Senior Citizens this year. Residents age 60 and older with an income of $25,000 or less are eligible to receive a fan at no cost. To request a fan or to obtain more information, please call the Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Services at (856) 858-3220.

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Online Sewer, Tax Option

Merchantville's Tax Collector is Kristy Emmett at 856-662-2474 ext. 304 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Taxes are due four (4) times a year: February 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 1st. There is a 10 day grace period for payment. If taxes are not paid by the due date interest is charged on the open balance. Taxes can be paid in person at the Borough office during regular business hours or after business hours, payments can be put in the silver lock box in the front of the Borough office. You can also pay your taxes on-line through the Borough website or mailed to: Merchantville Borough Hall, 1 West Maple Avenue, Merchantville, NJ 08109. Office Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Borough MHELO Appointed

Merchantville recently appointed Patrolman John Queen as the Municipal Humane Law Enforcement Officer (MHLEO) for the Borough. These officers require the same training and authorization previously required for animal cruelty investigators and all other provisions of law, rule, and regulation concerning animal cruelty. Only authorized municipal humane law enforcement officers may investigate animal cruelty, sign complaints, and act as officers for detection, apprehension and arrest of offenders against the animal control, animal welfare, and animal cruelty laws of the State and ordinances of a municipality. Please contact Ptlm. Queen to initiate an investigation at 856-662-0507 during business hours, or 856-662-0500 after hours. 

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Mosquito Spraying

Mosquito spraying has been postponed until June 28th. The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be conducting ULV spraying operations on Friday, June 28th between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. weather permitting on Plymouth Place, Somerset Avenue, St. James Avenue and Church Road. Mosquitoes are well known throughout the area as a nuisance. Uncontrolled mosquito populations can still ruin outdoor activities and interfere with many elements of business. A less common but even more serious problem with the blood sucking of mosquitoes is the spread of diseases. Various types of life-threatening encephalitis occur throughout South Jersey in humans and domestic animals. To report a mosquito issue in your town, please click here.

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Storm Brings Local Flooding

Multiple water related incidents occurred during from last evening's storm. Water rose to flood levels on Ivins Avenue, Glenwood Avenue, Chestnut Avenue and many Merchantville side streets. Pennsauken Township was involved in a number of water rescues along and around Route 130 and 48th Street. During heavy rain and flash floods. Watch for flooding in your basements. Make sure that home water removal equipment, like your sump pump, is working. The National Weather Service calls for more flash flooding today. and call the Merchantville Police or Fire Department with any emergencies.

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Spotted Lanternfly Reporting

In 2018, Spotted Lantern Fly populations were found in New Jersey and a state quarantine encompassing 3 counties has been established by the NJ Department of Agriculture. People and businesses travelling in and out of Mercer, Hunterdon, and Warren counties should inspect their vehicles for hitchhiking SLF as well as inspect outdoor items such as firewood, paving stones, lawn equipment, etc. for egg masses (see checklist). Quarantine compliance will reduce the spread of SLF to new areas and counties thereby protecting New Jersey resources including forests and agriculture. To help survey efforts, please report sightings (with photograph) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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New Yard-Waste Schedule

The Public Works department has announced a new schedule for brush and yard-waste pick up. For the East Side (properties from Center Street eastward to Ivins Avenue) pick-up is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month; West Side (properties from Center Street westward to West End Avenue) pick-up is on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month; and, there is NO pick-up on the 5th Wednesday of the month. Brush consists of: leaves, tree limbs, grass clippings, hay, corn stalks, organic matter; which can be bagged, put in cans or tied in bundles of no more that 40 Lbs. or 4 feet in length. Please have items ready for pick up by 7:00 a.m.

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Parks & Playgrounds

Come join us for some summer fun!  The Borough of Merchantville's Parks and Playgrounds Program begins Monday, June 24th and runs through July 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (closed on 7/4 & 7/5) at the Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue. All children 4-10 years of age are invited to participate. Parents can register children at Borough Hall or on the first 2 days at the Community Center. The cost is $175.00 for residents and $200.00 for non residents - $25.00 discount for each additional child. Please note that children must bring their own snack each day. Notices will be coming home from school next week. For information please contact Patti Fields at 856-986-2191.

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Today is Primary Day

Today is primary election day in New Jersey, as voters across the state pick the Democratic and Republican nominees who’ll run for a number of state, county, and local positions in November. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout New Jersey. New Jersey has open primaries, which means unaffiliated voters can cast ballots. All you need to do is walk into your polling station and request a ballot for either party’s race. Topping the ticket are the nods for all 80 seats in the state Assembly, the lower chamber of the state Legislature, the body in Trenton that writes the Garden State’s laws and passes its budget. There are also numerous county and municipal elections throughout New Jersey, determining who’ll represent the major political parties in freeholder, mayoral, and council races on November’s ballot.

 

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Summer Borough Office hours

Please be advised that beginning Monday, June 3rd, Borough Hall will be on the follow summer hours schedule: Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The main phone number at Borough Hall is 856-662-2474 with a specific extension for each Borough function and name listed here. For assistance finding the person you need please contact Borough Clerk, Denise Brouse at extension 303. 

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