School Bond passes
Voters in Merchantville approved a two-phase school proposal estimated at $2 million on a vote of 536 to 239. Phase I projects includes a 40 percent reimbursement from the state totaling $373,062. The vote showed strong support for the school and it's value to the community. Phase I projects include brick re-pointing, a new auditorium roof, security door controls and second-floor air conditioning. Phase II projects include the replacement of windows and asphalt and landscaping. Other upgrades will address electrical, bathrooms and classroom technology. The annual tax impact will be about $27 on the average home.