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The Merchantville Pennsauken Water Commission will be lining a water main that runs from Glenwood to Plymouth beginning February 20th and ending on February 23rd. Glenwood Avenue will be closed during the project. Please contact the commission if you have questions regarding the project. 856-486-9317
Mayor's Letter on reconstruction of E. Cedar Avenue
As you know, the Borough began reconstruction of portions of E. Cedar and Gilmore Avenues this fall.
The specifications for the job called for milling and paving the roadway, but also replacing curb and driveway aprons.
During the job, it became apparent that the work the contractor was providing was slow and subpar.
Code Enforcement Inspector
The Borough of Merchantville is seeking to hire a part-time employee to work in the code department.
Open this link for a complete job description,
Send all information to:
Borough of Merchantville
1 West Maple Avenue
Merchantville, NJ 08109 by 11/6/2017
Please mark envelope “Code Enforcement application”.
Trash and Recycle collection for the next few holidays
Christmas week will have collection on Saturday, December 30th
New Year’s week will have collection of Saturday, January 6th
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SHADE TREE PRINTINGS
Because of drought, disease, and neglect, we have removed several dozen street trees this season. We will be planting trees to replenish the street tree canopy on September 23, October 14 and November 4. If you would like to participate in planting, please contact us.
Also if you would like 1 of these trees planted on the curbstrip at your home and, are willing to water it frequently, (watering requirements will be provided) please notify us. We will review the location to see if planting is warranted and let you know.
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Don’t recognize the many new officers on the Merchantville Police Force?
This spring you will have a chance to meet them. Officers will be conducting foot patrols in town during the afternoon hours on weekends.
Please take this opportunity to meet all our officers, including the new hires:
Patrolman John Coffey and Stephen Morrone Jr.
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for information Contact Borough Hall 856-662-2474 x310 or x303
New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program™
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Join the thousands of New Jersey homeowners, businesses and municipalities that have taken advantage of incentives offered by New Jersey's Clean Energy Program™. These programs provide opportunities for you to save energy, money and help protect our climate and shoreline.
New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program
strives to encourage and transform the way New Jersey consumes and manages its energy usage. Continue reading to learn more about how you can participate and watch your savings add up!
The Freeholder Board is proud to announce the state’s first county-wide Smart911 system.
The program will save critical time in emergency situations Smart911 is a free nationwide service that allows users to create a Smart911 Safety Profile, which provides vital information to emergency dispatchers and first responders during an emergency.
Camden County residents are encouraged to create their safety profile with Smart911 to have their information available to dispatchers and to receive emergency notifications.
Smart911 is private and secure, is only used for emergency responses, and only made available to the 9-1-1 system in the event of an emergency call.
Here is the Link to sign-up: https://www.smart911.com/smart911/registration/registrationLanding.action
Containerized and Bagged Leaves (Biodegradable bags preferred)
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.
Residents must comply with the following guidelines:
- Landscape/lawn services must remove leaves from site.
- Leaves loosely raked into the roadway or parkstrip area will not be collected.
Collections will be made the morning of your regularly scheduled yard waste/brush week.
- If you live east of Centre, your leaf collection will be the week of the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month beginning at 7 AM.
- If you live west of Centre, your leaf collection will be the week of the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month beginning at 7 AM.
NOTE: Leaves should be placed curbside and must not be mixed with Friday trash and recyclables.
This schedule works in concert with the existing Yard Waste/Brush collection days. Once the leaf collection schedule is complete, leaves may be collected during the regular Yard Waste/Brush collection days.
Check the Borough website homepage “News and Information” for any leaf collection updates.
- Bi-weekly collections mean more timely collections and less inconvenience. In the past, inclement weather would prevent leaf collection crews from picking up leaves during a designated week and creating a backlog and an incomplete schedule. This schedule and procedure alleviates those issues.
- Cleaner, neater neighborhoods with less on-street parking concerns. A safer condition would exist. There would be less potential for leaves to catch on fire and there would be fewer wet leaves on which cars could skid.
- Bagging of leaves reduces the workload of the Borough's fall leaf collection program, with cost savings to taxpayers.
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IMPORTANT CHANGES TO 2016 ELECTRONICS COLLECTION IN THE BORO OF MERCHANTVILLE
Merchantville will no longer collect
- Computer Monitors
- Computer Towers
- Rear Projection TV’S
Residents may take these items to the local Good Will Store or Magnum Recycling at 5070 B. Central Highway, Pennsauken NJ 08109
PSE&G; WARNS CUSTOMERS ABOUT INCREASE IN SCAMS
(Newark, N.J. – Dec. 14, 2015) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G;), New Jersey’s largest utility, is urging its customers to be alert to scams this season. Customers should be cautious of callers who demand immediate payment via a pre-paid card, and wary of phony utility workers showing up at their door to “check a problem.”
“We’ve seen a significant uptick in the number of scams being reported to us by customers,” said Greg Dunlap, vice president of Customer Operations for PSE&G.; “The only way to protect against these scams is for customers to be cautious when contacted by someone seeking access to their home or demanding immediate payment. Even one customer being cheated is one too many.”
Phone scammers use scare tactics -- threatening service termination if they do not receive immediate payment with a pre-paid credit card. PSE&G; offers a number of payment options, and would never require a customer to use one specific type of payment.
Door-to-door scammers use trickery -- showing up at someone’s house dressed like a utility worker and say they need to “check a problem.” Often, after they gain access they burglarize the home. Always ask for I.D. When in doubt or if suspicious in any way, PSE&G; urges customers to call the number listed on their bill: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734) and report scamming activity to their local police department.
PSE&G; Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G;) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population. PSE&G; is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G; is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company.
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