Mayor and Council

Spring hydrant flushing

Good morning everyone! It's that time of year again, where the MPWC will be conducting our biannual fire hydrant flushing from April 7th to the 11th and April 14th to the 18th from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm. If you'd like to know where we will be flushing each night or have any general questions regarding the flushing please take a moment to like the MPWC Facebook page for information and flushing schedules posted daily at noon.

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Hampton Road closure

Hampton Road will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC between Chapel Ave and Cuthbert Blvd for redevelopment work, starting Monday morning 04/01/19 continuing 24 hours per day through mid-June.  Access will be available to Cioffi's Towing from Chapel Ave.  Access to the NJMVS Inspection Station and Courier-Post offices will be available from Cuthbert Blvd.  Detours will be posted- please use Rt 38, Cuthbert Blvd, and Chapel Ave to navigate around this long-term closure. 

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UDrive UText UPay

The Merchantville Police Department will be cracking down on distracted driving during the month of April as part of New Jersey’s UDRive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Running April 1 – April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text-messages while driving. In New Jersey, driver inattention was listed as a contributing factor in 53 percent of the state’s crashes in 2016. Driver inattention was in fact listed as a contributing factor in crashes at a rate nine times higher than that of the next highest contributing factor (speed). Because of this, New Jersey was one of only four states nationally to receive dedicated federal grant funding to combat distracted driving. The UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign is being held in April, which the National Safety Council has designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

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Get our Recycling App

Recycle Coach is now available for Merchantville. Try the Recycle Coach App on your phone, set email reminders for trash, recycling, bulk items and county collections. Whether it’s remembering to take out the trash or figuring out what you can and can’t recycle, they’ve got you covered. They worry about your garbage and recycling so you don’t have to. No more missed garbage days - they’ll set you up with a personalized garbage and recycling calendar and send you collection reminders when you need them, that way you never miss garbage day again. Stop guessing - trying to figure out what’s recyclable in your community shouldn’t take guesswork. Find local disposal information for thousands of household items with a search tool that tells you what goes where and spend less time recycling more. Let their coachlings do your sorting for you.

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Commission service honored

On January 14th at the first Borough Council meeting of 2019, Marie Hanna and Rita Lammey were presented with proclamations by Mayor Brennan for their many years of dedicated service to the Borough on the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). The commission meets on to review and recommend certain activities in the B1 and B2 Zoning Districts on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers on the second floor in Borough Hall, located at 1 West Maple Avenue, Merchantville, NJ 08109.

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Trash & Recycling Holiday Reminder

Trash & Recycling after the Christmas holiday will be picked up on Saturday, 12/29/18. Please have items ready for pick up by 7:00 a.m.  Do not place items at the curb until after 3:00 p.m. on the day prior to pick up. Trash, recycling, and bulk is ordinarily picked up every Friday, however holidays may affect your pick up day. Gold Medal Trash and Recycling Holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Merchantville Department of Public Works is located at Cove Road and East Chestnut Avenue. For questions or concerns pease contact Public Works by phone at 856-665-0590 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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MPWC Emergency information

You want to be informed of all water emergencies that may occur within our service area. Visit our website http://mpwc.com/swift911/ to sign up for our Reverse 911 to stay informed!

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Annual Historical Society meeting

The annual Merchantville Historical Society meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Community Center from 8-11 p.m. All residents are invited to attend.

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Residents preview proposed redevelopment

Last evening, Mayor Ted Brennan introduced the borough's vision for the blighted triangular plot behind the old bank building, between Park and East Chestnut, and a mixed use concept proposal by Viking Group and architect/planners from Barton Partners that would help the borough activate the hub of its commercial district. The well-received presentation was attend by about 80-90 residents and business owners. If Borough Council and Viking come to agreement on a plan, they would be designated as the redeveloper, then the proposal would be subject to review by state and local boards. Meetings on the progress of this proposed project will be publicized and are open to the public. http://www.njpen.com/merchantville-residents-get-first-look-at-proposed-88-unit-downtown-redevelopment/

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Are more shops, housing in store for downtown Merchantville?

A developer on Monday will unveil a plan for new stores and housing downtown with a goal of bringing more people to live and shop there.Mayor Edward "Ted" Brennan said Viking is proposing a pair of three-story apartment buildings, more retail and more pedestrian paths on a 2-acre triangular piece of land between Centre Street, East Park Avenue and Chestnut Avenue. Viking Group's preliminary proposal, costing up to $19 million, would redevelop what is now mostly a vacant parking lot bordered by a closed bank, other businesses, a coffee shop, and a trail for walking and biking. It will present the plan at the Borough Council meeting Monday night. https://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/2018/09/14/merchantville-downtown-redevelopment-plan-viking-associates/1285470002/

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Fitzgerald Appointed to Vacancy

BORO - LOCAL NEWS -- Sean Fitzgerald, center, was sworn in this evening (5/14) by Mayor Ted Brennan, left, as a member of the Merchantville Borough Council. He fills the seat left vacant by the resignation of Katherine Erhard Swann. With him are his children Scarlett and Lucy and his wife Kristen. In other business, the Council approved a 2018 municipal budget of $4.75 million. "This is the best budget we can deliver without compromising services," said Councilman Anthony Perno, ways and means chairman.

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