The Department of Public Works would like to ask all residents who can remove their cars from the streets to do so in order to assist them with plowing and clearing borough roads. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Please please call the Public Works department at 856-665-0590 or the Borough Clerk at 662-2474 x 103 with any concerns regarding plowing or your streets. In the event of an emergency please call 911. For non-emergencies contact the Merchantville Police at 856-662-0500. Residents are also asked to comply with the "No Parking When Road Snow Covered" signs which are posted on Park Avenue, Centre Street and Maple Avenue to assist the snow plows in clearing the roads after a storm. Once the roadway has been plowed "curb to curb", residents may resume parking on these streets. Any questions regarding parking can be addressed to Chief Wayne Bauer at 856-662-0507.
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.