Beginning the week of October 19, 2015 the Department of Public Works will only accept leaves that are either in a container or bagged. You can bag your leaves in open paper bags or place them in open trash cans at curbside on the week of your Yard Waste/Brush collection day, which is now on alternating Mondays. Residents must comply with the following guidelines to ensure pickup of their leaves.
Safety notice for all parents. Trick-or-Treating in Merchantville will take place on Saturday, October 31st. Merchantville has a Borough ordinance regarding curfew during Halloween. No one under the age of 18 is permitted to be on the streets of Merchantville from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m the following
A reminder from the Borough for Merchantville residents. Now that we are into Spring, Yard waste is collected on Mondays. East Side Yard Waste (Yellow Magnet) every 1st & 3rd Monday.West Side Yard Waste (Red Magnet) every 2nd & 4th Monday. No yard waste pick up on the 5th Monday. Magnets were distributed in the Fall. Please call Borough Hall (856) 662-2474 if you did not receive a magnet.
Over 970 drinking water professionals gathered in Atlantic City last week for the New Jersey Section American Water Works Association's (AWWA) 80th Annual Conference. The conference offered almost three full days of educational sessions on topics including water treatment, regulations, management and pipeline recovery.Seven organizations submitted samples for a public water taste test. Attendees were invited to try all the submissions and vote for their favorite, with Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission taking first place. http://bit.ly/1CnrSOr
At the Borough Council meeting on March 9th, Mayor Brennan introduced Ordinance 15-02 to regulate the use of tobacco products in all public buildings and spaces owned, operated or used for official business by the municipality, including public areas and recreation facilities. The public hearing for this Smoke-Free Ordinance will take place on Monday, April 13, 2015 in Council chambers at 7:30 p.m. in Borough Hall, 1 West Maple Avenue. After public comment it will be considered for adoption. The ordinance will be added as Chapter 83A and is available for viewing prior to the meeting. Merchantville's Municipal Code can be accessed online.
PSEG is beginning the restoration and paving work related to the electric transmission upgrades in Merchantville. Restoration work on Lexington Avenue between West Maple and North Chestnut will begin this week. Paving and restoration on Lexington Avenue between W. Maple and Wisteria Avenue has started in Pennsauken and will work its way north to Merchantville. They are scheduled to complete all paving by the second week of December.
The next Merchantville Public Event Committee sponsored event will be safe Halloween. Friday, October 31st beginning after school until 7:00pm. Look for the signs in the store windows for participating business owners. Please remember that curfew is 7:00PM on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week. PUBLIC NOTICE: Halloween CurfewThursday, 27 October 2011 04:58Notwithstanding anything contained in this chapter to the contrary, it shall be unlawful for any child under the age of eighteen (18) years to be upon the public places of the Borough of Merchantville after the hour of 7:00 PM., prevailing time, on the 29th day of October, the 30th day of October, and the 31st day of October, until 6:00 AM the following morning, unless exempted from this section under Section 19-3 of this chapter. ( Accompanied by an adult). Borough Ordinance 19-6.