We the citizens of Merchantville, NJ petition our government to evaluate and work toward a real consolidation plan with Cherry Hill, NJ. The numbers do not lie. Our town is cutting municipal services and yet it must continue to raise taxes to pay for what services remain. Our school is making cuts where it is impossible to cut without affecting program, thereby hurting our kids education and our property values. Our Public Works is running out of usable equipment without a budget to purchase and or repair. It is time for our town to take a sincere look at consolidating with Cherry Hill. There are clear signals from the newspapers that Cherry Hill is considering every option and is a willing partner for a town consolidation with Merchantville. If such a consolidation were to occur, our schools could finally be on solid footing for all teaching years, including High School. Our property values would be protected or even increase. And finally, our taxes could be stabilized or at least our municipal services would be protected or improve. By signing this petition you support our goal of requiring Merchantville Borough Council to take the steps necessary to begin a merger with Cherry Hill NJ to save our community.