Borough of Merchantville                  
                          1 West Maple Avenue
                        Merchantville, NJ 08109 



Merchantville Fire Department is doing hose testing they

are requesting no parking in the area of the old PNC Bank. 

see link for hose testing area



NJ Fighting Fraud Initiative, Camden County Presentation -

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

See attached flyer





Beginning the week of July 20th, Public Works brush and debris collection will be back

to the regular scheduled pick-up. The West side of town (including all of Centre Street)

is the second and forth Monday and the East side of town is every first and third Monday

of the month.


Everything needs to be tied in 4 foot lengths and bundled or placed in cans or bags.

As a reminder, items that are in plastic bags are collected in a different truck at a

different time than the other items.







Public Notice is hereby given that the Borough of Merchantville, Camden County, New Jersey will receive sealed bids at the Borough Clerk’s Office, located at 1 West Maple Avenue, Merchantville, New Jersey 08109 until 11:00 p.m. prevailing time, on or before August 6, 2015 for a Federal Aid Transportation Enhancement Project Grant for West Maple Avenue Landscape Improvements, at which time all sealed bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Proposed scope of work includes, but is not limited to: all labor, material, supervision, and equipment for landscaping, street furniture, and concrete work along West Maple Avenue between Linden Avenue and Route 130, in the Borough of Merchantville and Township of Pennsauken, Camden County, New Jersey, as described in detail in Bid and Contract Documents.

Copies of Bid and Contract Documents, including Information for Bidders, Bid Forms, Construction Plans and Specifications, may be examined at the Borough of Merchantville Clerk’s Office, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays. Copies of Bid and Contract Documents may also be obtained between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $75.00 to Borough of Merchantville for each set of Bid and Contract Documents. Please contact Denise Brouse, Borough Clerk, at (856) 662-2474 x 303 of your request for the Bid and Contract Documents at least 48 hours in advance. They will not be mailed.

A pre bid meeting will take place on July 31, 2015 beginning at 11:00 AM at 1 West Maple Avenue, Merchantville, NJ.

A proposal guarantee (certified check, cashier’s check, or surety bid bond) in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid shall be submitted with each Bid.

This project is funded in whole or in part by funds received from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Successful bidders on this work will be required to comply with all applicable Federal Aid and New Jersey Public Law Requirements, including, but not limited to: Prevailing Wages (Davis Bacon Act), ‘Buy America’ Requirements, various insurance requirements, various equal opportunity provisions to ensure against discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion, including the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27-1 et seq. and the requirement for a bid bond and performance bond.

The Borough of Merchantville reserves the right to waive any informality in any bid and to reject any or all bids, in whole or in part or to take action as may be in the best interest of the Borough of Merchantville.

                                                                By:          Denise Brouse, Merchantville Borough Clerk



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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.


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The Merchantville Garden Club is seeking volunteers to help with watering during the summer

months. Please call  or email Agnes Madden @ 856-663-0599/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

if you are interested in helping. Even a week would be most helpful!

Thank you


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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




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        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


Web Site 


recommunity acceptable materials resedential print


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Mayor's Corner

edward brennan


 May, 2015

Mayor Edward Brennan will be

hosting quarterly forum in the

Borough of Merchantville     

to encourage public discussion

regarding hot button issues and

interesting topics. 

The forums will take place in

Wellwood Park, the Community

Center and the old bank building. 

 Please join him on Thursday,

May 28thbeginning at 7:00PM at

Wellwood Park , Maple and Hamilton 

Avenues for the first meeting. 

This topic will focus on the

Redevelopment of certain areas

in Merchantville. 

Ragan Design Group, the Borough’s

planners will also attend this forum. 

Contact the Borough office if

you have any questions,

856 662 2474 extension 303. 


Redevelopment Committee

- Updates (05-28 Forum)