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.
A Memorial Day ceremony will take place in Wellwood Park at Maple & Linden Avenue on Monday, May 26th at 10:00 a.m. There will be a wreath laying, guest speakers and refreshments. The program will be conducted by the F.W.Grigg Post 68 Deputy Commander, The American Legion, Merchantville, New Jersey. In the event of inclement weather the service will be held at the Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue.
The Borough has received complaints that residents have witnessed recycle items being placed in the trash truck along with regular trash. Republic has confirmed that some residents have placed trash in their recycling buckets. In this instance, the entire can of items is placed in the trash since it cannot be separated. Republic has now changed the policy and if trash and recycling is mixed in a can it will be left at the curb and not collected.
Due to the recent snow storms, PSE&G has been delayed in the completion of the road work across Maple Avenue at Lexington Avenue. Pending any future weather events, PSE&G now hopes to complete this portion around February 18, 2014. Please contact PSE&G at 866-507-5961 if you have any questions or to report any damage done to your property. You can also notify the Merchantville Police Department at 856-662-0507.
Merchantville Polls will be open to voters from all Districts from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Community Center, 212 Somerset Street. Please enter through the rear handicap ramp. Local races for Council, School Board, Freeholders, State Senate and Assembly. There are three (3) ballot questions: #1 in support of Veterans organizations, #2 to raise the minimum wage to $8.25/hour and #3 to preserve Merchantville historic buildings and lands. 2013 Merchantville General Election Ballot.
Merchantville Borough Municipal Question:
This non-binding referendum will give the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Merchantville the ability to create a fund for the development and maintenance of lands and historic buildings owned by the Borough of Merchantville. The amount will not exceed $0.02 of the local tax levy which is equivalent to approximately $37.10 annually on the average assessed home in Merchantville. This tax will be a separate and an additional tax on your tax bill. Due to restrictive budgetary conditions, this is an option to help continue the future existence of the lands and historic buildings for the use and enjoyment of the residents. People should call (877) NJVOTER to report any poll-related problems. Election-related questions also can be addressed to a county Superintendent of Elections and Board of Elections. Find out if you are registered to vote here.
Merchantville will participate in the 30th annual National Night Out tonight from 6 - 8 p.m. The event intends to show that neighborhoods are united against crime. Residents are asked to turn on their exterior lights and socialize outdoors. National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is a non-profit organization
At the last meeting for the West Maple Task Force members decided to continue to hold meetings on a quarterly basis until such time that another source of funds becomes available to finance RDG’s professional planning services. It was agreed that each municipality will take a turn hosting the meetings in its municipality,
Come join us for some summer fun! The Summer Parks and Playgrounds Program begins Monday, June 24th and runs through Friday, July 26th from 9 a.m. to noon at the Merchantville Community Center. Children who have completed pre-K through 10 years of age are invited to participate.
A Memorial Day ceremony will take place in Wellwood Park at Maple & Linden Avenue on Monday, May 27th at 10:00 a.m. There will be a wreath laying, guest speakers and refreshments. The program will be conducted by the F.W.Grigg Post 68 Deputy Commander, The American Legion, Merchantville, New Jersey. In the event of inclement weather the service will be held at the Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue.