Borough of Merchantville                  
                          1 West Maple Avenue
                        Merchantville, NJ 08109 

PHONE 856-662-2474 

     FAX 856-662-0461 



 **** NOTICE ****

Due to the Thursday Thanksgiving holiday

Republic Trash and Recycle pickup will be

Friday November 26 



Borough offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday


Thursday and Friday

November 26 and 27 



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   Parade Participants

      Registration Form

      Parade Rules & Guidelines  



Fair Open Criteria 2016 Appointments



PURSUANT TO N.J.S.A. 19:44-01 ET.SEQ  

Respond by 12:00 PM December 11, 2015





 Notice to Residents


The Police Department is currently investigating several incidents of counterfeit Twenty Dollar

bills being passed to area businesses. Residents and businesses are cautioned to be wary of

individuals attempting to make change for a twenty.

Remember to immediately report any suspicious behavior to the police. 


2015 Merchantville Department of Public Works

Leaf Collection Procedures

Starting Week of October 19




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Notice to Residents

Browning Road Repaving is set to begin in mid-November and continue into mid December.

Contractor’s will be repaving the north side of Browning Road from Maple Avenue towards

Chestnut Avenue and replacing concrete on Browning Road from Maple Avenue South towards

Hamilton Avenue. Notices will be sent out prior to the start of work and detour routes will be

in place during construction. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the

police department at 856-662-0507.




                PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held by the governing body of the

Borough Council of the Borough of Merchantville, on Monday, evening, December 14, 2015, at

7:30 PM, in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Merchantville Borough Hall, located

at One Wet Maple Avenue, Merchantville, New Jersey, with respect to the adoption of the

proposed Amendment to the Housing Plan Element and Fair Share Plan of the Master Plan of the

Borough of Merchantville prepared by Ragan Design Group, LLC dated November 23, 2015

(the “Amendment”).

                The governing body of the Borough of Merchantville will endorse the Amendment and

submit such Amendment to the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, Law Division, Camden

County in accordance with the Order of said Court dated August 14, 2015 under Docket Number


                A copy of the proposed Amendment to the Housing Plan Element and Fair Share Plan of

the Master Plan of the Borough of Merchantville is available for public inspection and may be

inspected at the office of the Municipal Clerk at Borough Hall, One West Maple Avenue,

Merchantville, New Jersey during regular business hours.


Borough Clerk, Denise Brouse



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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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Pickup Schedule - Leaf Collection 



East of Centre Street thru Ivins Avenue:

Week of: December 7, December 21

West of Centre Street thru West End Avenue:

Week of: November 23, December 14, December 28

Entire Borough:

Week of November 30



  • There are Public Works refrigerator reminder magnets available at Borouh Hall.
  • Leaves should be placed curbside and must not be mixed with Thursday trash and recyclables.
  • This schedule works in concert with the existing Yard Waste/Brush collecton 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 for any leaf collection updates. 



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




        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 


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Mayor's Corner

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 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


- Update (10-12-15 Minutes)