The question of whether Cherry Hill and Merchantville ought to merge won't be on the November ballot. Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn has effectively pulled the plug on a planned municipal-consolidation study that Merchantville Mayor Frank North didn't support earlier.
No study, no public vote; no public vote, no merger. That's state law. "No one from a Cherry Hill perspective . . . saw the advantage" of proceeding, Cahn says. North adds: "I think shared services are the thing to do." Cahn took office in January, succeeding longtime Mayor Bernie Platt, a merger champion. Merchantville's government, North says, was excluded from the process by a grassroots merger group that allied itself with Platt and other political leaders in Cherry Hill. http://bit.ly/RvgCxf
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