Borough of Merchantville
1 West Maple Avenue
Merchantville, NJ 08109
Recently there was an attempted phone scam in the Borough. A male stated he was a representative of PSE&G. He told the resident that he had to make immediate payment or his electric would be turned off. He told the resident the computer systems are down and he instructed the resident to purchase 4 Green Dot Cards in the amounts of 3 for $500 and 1 for $133. The resident contacted PSEG and was told this was a scam and not to purchase the green dot cards. PSEG also advised the resident to contact the police. Should someone attempt this scam with you, contact the police immediately. DO NOT purchase any payment cards or give the person any money! Don’t even open the door for someone you do not know. Call the police. If the person is a representative of PSEG they will not have a problem with the police investigating.
CLEAN UP DAY
Saturday April 26 9:00 am
Meet at the Gazebo, Chestnut Avenue and Centre Street
Updated Recycling Rules
Merchantville Garden Club
The Merchantville Garden Club would like to invite anyone who would like to
keep the 'borough beautiful' to join. Not much of a time commitment and
any help is appreciated. You can plant, weed or water.
We need help! Call Agnes Madden @ 663-0599 or email
PSE&G CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
Due to the recent snow storms, PSE&G has been delayed in the
completion of the road work across Maple Avenue at Lexington
Avenue. Pending any future weather events, PSE&G now hopes
to complete this portion around February 18, 2014.
Please contact PSE&G at 866-507-5961 if you have any questions
or to report any damage done to your property.
You can also notify Merchantville Police Department at
Super Storm Sandy destroyed many trees in Merchantville. Also, many of our trees are mature, and some die every year. New Jersey Forestry together with other organizations is sponsoring the NJ Tree Recovery Campaign. Through this program Merchantville will receive FREE tree seedlings for distribution to residents for planting on their own property. Residents can get up to 5 seedlings at Borough Hall during regular office hours from April 1 through April 18. There will be about 10 different species of seedlings, with information and planting instructions.
Brush and yard waste
East side is Centre Street thru Ivins Avenue First and Third Tuesdays only.
West side is Centre Street thru West End Avenue Second and Fourth Tuesdays only.
Centre Street both sides will be picked up with the West side.
No pick up will occur on the Fifth Tuesday.
Please have items ready for curbside pickup by 7 AM.
NOTE: Christmas trees will be picked up onTuesdays with the brush and yard waste
**** Notice Construction in the Borough ****
Public Service Electric and Gas Company
Delivery Projects & Construction
300 New Albany Road
Moorestown, New Jersey 08057
January 10, 2013
For the past 10 years, PSE&G has been recognized as the Mid-Atlantic Region’s most reliable electric utility. In order to maintain this tradition of excellence, we are making improvements to the regional electrical system in your area.
PSE&G’s Southern Reinforcement Project is a system upgrade project that will help ensure reliable electric power for the southern New Jersey region by providing additional transmission lines and station upgrades in the area.
This upgrade will help ensure safe and reliable electric supply to the stations that provide electric service to residents, businesses, and civic facilities in the area. You are receiving this letter because the installation of an underground conduit system will occur in your area beginning January 13th, and will continue through early February 2014.
From January 13th to February 6th, except for Sundays, West Maple Ave. will be closed from Browning Road to Springfield Ave., Lexington Ave. will be closed from West Chestnut Street to Volan Street and West Chestnut Street will be closed at Lexington Ave. These roads will be closed from 6am to 7pm. The Merchantville Police Department will provide traffic control and you will have access to your property and driveway. Enclosed is our approved West Maple Ave. detour plan.
Our geotechnical reports indicate heavy ground water under West Maple and Lexington Aves. In advance of the above conduit installation and also beginning on January 13th, construction crews will install well points and piping to dewater West Maple Ave. at Lexington Ave. and along the west side of the one hundred block of Lexington Ave. from West Maple Ave. south for a distance of approximately 125 feet The well points will be in the grass area between the curb and sidewalk and the piping will be installed along the curb line. The water will be pumped into storage tanks which will be located on East Chestnut Ave. in Pennsauken Township and then transferred to tankers during the day. The dewatering operation is a 24/7 process.
We will be working Monday to Saturday from 7am to 6pm and some of this work may require crews to work extended hours to complete.
After the piping is installed, you will receive notice before crews install cable between manhole locations and splice the cables in the manholes. The splicing will take place in the manholes and is a seven day 24/7 process.
Please note the roadway will be temporarily paved and final restoration will be completed in the Spring of 2014. This will include milling and paving of portions of Lexington Avenue and West Maple Ave. Any damage to your curbing, walkways, lawn or driveways will be documented and repaired during the final paving.
All work will be performed by reputable contractors under the supervision of PSE&G. The contractors will adhere to all PSE&G safety and environmental standards and procedures, and work diligently with local police to minimize traffic disruption.
We will do everything feasible to complete our work expeditiously while maintaining the highest levels of safety for all involved or impacted by the project. During construction, we ask that you refrain from entering our work zones, both for your safety and the safety of the crews.
There are no planned interruptions to electric service as a result of this project.
If you have any questions about this program or would like additional information, please feel free to contact our toll free program hotline at (866) 507-5961.
Communication and Outreach Manager
Maple Avenue Detour Map
From: Barton, Joseph W.
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2013 4:20 PM
To: Frank North
Subject: Merchantville Borough underground construction segment 2
Tomorrow our underground construction crews will return to the manhole on
Lexington Ave., just south W. Maple Ave. to install conduits towards Maple Ave.
Your PD will provide traffic control and one lane on Lexington Ave. will be
open to local traffic. At a later date another contractor will install conduits on
Lexington Ave. from the walk path to W. Maple Ave and across W. Maple Ave.
onto Lexington Ave.
When we are completed with the conduits on Lexington Ave. in Pennsauken Twp.,
we will return to this same man hole south of Maple Ave. and connect the conduits
on the other side of the manhole towards Volan Street.
When we installed this manhole we encountered quite a bit of ground water.
To install the conduits between the manhole and Volan Street we will need to move
the existing dewatering activity on Lexington Ave. in Pennsauken to this location.
Our normal work hours are M-F from 7am to 8pm. During this work we request your
approval to work Saturdays from 8am to 6pm. We will notify the residents in this area
along Lexington Ave. of our work schedule.
Should you have any questions or concerns, I am available by cell 24/7
or can meet you in Merchantville Borough. I thank you for your cooperation.
Joseph W. Barton
Mgr. Project Support
Burlington Camden Upgrade Project
Southern Reinforcement Project
Dear Mayor North: I am pleased to inform you that your community has been selected
to receive funding from the New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT) Fiscal
Year 2013 Municipal Aid Program for the Reconstruction of West Chestnut Avenue and
Linden Avenue in the amount of $200,000.00. details
Dear Mayor North: I am pleased to inform you that Merchantville Borough has been
selected to receive $51,000.00 in Transportation Enhancement Program funding for the
West Maple Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project. details