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.
IT'S BACK AND YOU'RE INVITED! Please join the members of the Merchantville Police Department and the members of the Merchantville Fire Department for Merchantville's annual National Night Out celebration. This years National Night Out will take place on Tuesday, August 3rd, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue. National Night Out is sponsored by the Merchantville Municipal Alliance and Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.
On July 1, 2021, in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act, the Borough Council of the Borough of Merchantville hereby notifies the public that public meetings of the Borough Council will no longer be conducted virtually. Public meetings for the remainder of the 2021 year will be conducted in person on the second (2nd) Monday of the month and on the fourth (4th) Monday of the month from September to December, commencing at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, on the second floor of the Merchantville Borough Hall, 1 W. Maple Avenue, Merchantville, NJ 08109. Formal action may be taken at any of the meetings. Meeting agenda and minutes are published on the municipal website.
Official results for Merchantville's Primary Election 2021 were certified on June 24th. Initial Vote by Mail and voting machine ballots were counted on June 8, 2021, shortly after close of polls. Subsequent Vote by Mail Ballots (postmarked timely on or before Election Day are counted daily through June 14th, provisional ballot beginning on or about June 15th. These unofficial results last updated on June 18, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. may be checked daily and currently show the following: Merchantville Borough Council (Democrat) Cindy Morales-Butts (416) and Daniel Sperrazza (404) Write-In (10). Merchantville Borough Council (Republican) No petition filed. Merchantville County Committee Man (Democrat) Joseph Bouvier (247), Louis Fiume (235), Chester Hicks (233) and Daniel Sperrazza (229). Merchantville County Committee Woman (Democrat) Angela Waldron (259), Maria Nina Scarpa (245), Maureen Higgins (231) and Danette Strader (231). No Republican county committee petitions filed.
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.
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.