Borough of Merchantville
1 West Maple Avenue
Merchantville, NJ 08109
STORM UPDATE IN MERCHANTVILLE
The department of public works is focusing on getting the streets and sidewalks open
at this time. They will remove brush and tree limbs from other areas after all streets have
been cleared. Brush and debris can be placed at the curb from the storm and public
works will collect it between this week and next week. If possible, please cut branches
before you place them at the curb.
We appreciate your patience.
Residents are cautioned that there are still many tree limbs down along with various types
of above ground wires. We remind you to steer clear of any downed wire and call '911'
to report it to us. We are coordinating with PSE&G on the numerous power outages in
our area. Tree limbs and debris resulting from the storm damage last evening may be placed
curbside for pick up by the Borough Highway Department, normal bundling and pick up
dates are not in effect for these items.
The Morrissey Park project has started. The pathway will be replaced,
fencing installed, new benches and landscape improvements. The project is being
funded by a Camden County Open Space Grant. Bricks are being removed from the
park and will be available for free on Saturday, May 16th beginning at 10:00am
in front of the public works building. They will be offered on a first come,
first serve basis. The public works building is located at Cove and Chestnut.
The Merchantville Garden Club is seeking volunteers to help with watering during the summer
months. Please call or email Agnes Madden @ 856-663-0599/
if you are interested in helping. Even a week would be most helpful!
Merchantville School District
School Board Candidates Petitions for Open Seats-due July 27, 2015
Beginning Wednesday morning PSE&G will begin the vacuum process to fill the 230kV
transmission cable with cable fluid from Camden Switching Station in Pennsauken to
Man Hole (MH) 9 located on N. Park Ave. near Rt. 130. See attached map for manhole
locations. At a later date we will fill from MH 9 to Gloucester Switching Station.
To accomplish a successful vacuum fill we will be vacuuming in MH 9 on N.
Park Drive near Rt. 130, MH 11 on Browning Road north of the Browning Road overpass
to Marlton Pike, MH 14 on Browning Road and Myrtle Ave. in Merchantville, MH 17 on
Centre Street south of Cove Road in Pennsauken and at Camden Switching Station
located off Rt. 130 in Pennsauken. Vacuuming is a 24/7 process and will not impact
traffic or the general public. The work at MH 9 on N. Park Drive will be behind the
currently coned off area. Local Police will provide traffic protection at each of the above
locations during the process.
On Sunday we hope to complete the vacuum and start the fluid fill process which will
take about 24 hours. We will fill the cable fluid at MH 9 on N. Park Drive and at
Camden Switching Station. Tankers will be staged behind the coned off are on N. Park
Drive near MH 9 and at Camden Switch.
I thank you both for your cooperation on what has turned out to be the largest
construction project of my career. You can reach me 24/7 during all of our construction
activities. Have a nice weekend.
Joseph W. Barton
Mgr. Project Support
Burlington Camden Upgrade Project
Southern Reinforcement Project
Cell 609-218-1283 MAP of Proposed work.
Pickup Schedule - Brush and Yard waste
East side: is Centre Street thru Ivins Avenue First and Third Mondays only.
West side: is Centre Street thru West End Avenue Second and Fourth Mondays only.
Centre Street both sides will be picked up with the West side.
No pick up will occur on the Fifth Monday.
Please have items ready for curbside pickup by 7 AM.
NOTE: When your Monday Yard Waste/Brush collection day falls on a Holiday
(Jan 19, Feb 16, May 25, or Sept 7)
the collection day will be Tuesday
Any remaining Christmas trees will be picked up on East or West side yard waste/brush Mondays,
and not on trash/recycle Thursdays
PSE&G Maple Ave. Detour Letter 11/26/14
Currently, we are participating with the County Office of Emergency
Management to update the municipality’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. The original
plan was adopted several years ago and needs to be updated to maintain
eligibility for certain federal grants as well as make sure we are working
together to reduce the risk from natural disasters and hazards to the extent
possible. If you are interested in learning more about this project, please
visit the project website at :
The website includes current information and also will allow
you to submit any comments or questions
Hazard Mitigation Plan for New Jersey Counties
Openings for Crossing Guards
The Merchantville police are accepting applications for school crossing guards.
If interested call 856-662-0507
PSE&G - FINALLY Seg 2 Paving Restoration
Paving - Lexington Ave. between West Maple Ave and North Chestnut Ave
Gas Mains Replacement Project
South State General Contractors will be working on:
Morris Street from Maple to Volan Streets
Volan Street from Morris to Browning Road
starting on October 7th Details
The Merchantville Police Department is pleased to announce that
we now have a permanent pill collection container located in
Borough Hall. In the past we collected old or unused drugs twice per
Old drugs can now be turned in during normal business hours which
are Mon-Fri 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The container is located in the main
hallway next to the drinking fountain.
If resident’s have any questions, please feel free to contact the police
department at 856-662-0507.
Updated Recycling Rules