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Monday, September 26, 2016

Mayor and Council Public

Monday, September 26, 2016

Board of Health

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Library Board of Trustees

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Board of Adjustment

Ordinances

View Municipal Ordinances
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New Bernardsville Borough
Live Video Channel

Visit our new Live Video Stream. Here are some upcoming stream dates:

Council Meeting: 8/10/15 7pm
Council Meeting: 9/14/15 7pm
Council Meeting: 9/28/15 7pm
Council Meeting: 10/13/15 7pm
Council Meeting: 10/26/15 7pm

Walking Tour

Olcott Historic District
Walking Tour

Welcome to the Olcott Historic District Walking Tour. The tour covers a distance of approximately 1.6 miles and starts at the Bernardsville United Methodist Church ending at the Olcott Building.

Tax Bills

2016 3rd Quarter Taxes
Due Date Extended

The due date of 2016's 3rd quarter taxes have been extended until August 30, 2016.

Farmers Market

The Farmer's
Market Returns

The Farmer's Market will be held at the Bernardsville Train Station parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm from June 11th to November 12th

County Shredding Events

County Shredding Events

Somerset County offers Shredding Events at various locations. If you want to shred personal documents safely, then come to one of the events.

Adopt-A-Park

Many of Bernardsville's Public Parks have been divided into sites that are small enough for a single family or group to conduct a trash clean up in about an hour. By adopting a site, each group is agreeing to clean their site at least once a month.

Pay Your Property Tax &
Sewer Bills Online

The Borough of Bernardsville now offers the option to pay your Property Tax and Sewer Bills online with your checking account, debit card, or credit card. Service Charges apply.

Jersey Central Power
& Light 24/7 Power Center

The industry's leading online map that delivers fast and accurate outage information to desktop, smart phone and mobile devices

Tree Cutting Permits

Permits Required
For Tree-Cutting

Tree cutting in Bernardsville requires a permit. Please contact the Shade Tree Committee Secretary by calling (908) 766-3000 ext.110.

Visit Bernardsville Public Library

Visit Bernardsville
Public Library

Bernardsville Public Library is known for extraordinary service provided to all in a friendly and knowledgeable manner.

Visit for the wonderful programs, free ESL classes, art exhibitions, & great library services.

The library is located in the heart of Bernardsville's business district at 1 Anderson Hill Road.

2012 Compost Site Operating Schedule

Compost Site
Operating Schedule

Bernardsville Borough operates & maintains a year-round composting facility for resident use.

We encourage residents to make use of this facility for their yard brush and leaf composting needs.

Sommerville County Recycling

Somerset County
Recycling

Recycling for Borough is performed by the County. Please check the link below for information and schedules.

 
Bernardsville Recreation is sponsoring travel basketball teams for Bernardsville boys in 4th through 8th grade, and Bernardsville girls in 5th through 8th grade.  We are looking for travel coaches for girls 4th   7th and  8th grades in order for that age group to participate in travel basketball.  If you are interested, please call the Rec office at  908-766-2546.   Everyone must try out as team size is limited.  The teams will play in a very competitive traveling league with practices once or twice per week, and games any day/night according to league schedule.  Some of the towns participating are:  Berkeley Heights, Carteret, Madison, Plainfield, Bound Brook, Montgomery, Cranford, Long Hill and Westfield.  Practices will begin in October, and games begin in December.  Practices may vary based on coach’s availability. 
 
You must pre-register on line:  https://register.communitypass.net/Bernardsville.   Try outs are required, and players are limited per team.  Try-outs will be closed.  If your child is selected, you will be notified by the Recreation coaches, and your registration and payment will be due at that time.   
 
 
 
As has been a traditon for the past fifteen years, the Borough of Bernardsville held a memorial ceremony in front of the Bernardsville public library, for the victims of the tragedy on 9/11.  Mayor Kevin Sooy, library director Alexandra Arnold, Terry Thompson, president of the library Board of Trustees, Luke Stauffer, and Ava Cummings, BHS seniors, spoke briefly and Kevin Feeley played the bagpipes.  Over 50 people attended including a number of family members of Allison Horstmann Jones.
 

The Bernardsville Farmers’ Market will hold their second Apple Festival on Saturday, October 8, from 9 am to 1 pm.   There will be free samples of varieties of apples, apple cinnamon cake, apple caramel ice cream, while supplies last, and music.  Plus, all the usual farm fresh vegetables, fruits, pies, mushrooms, cut flowers, herbs and poultry products offered by Silver Lake, Hensler, Griggstown, and Alan Grossman farms.  Other fine products from Valley Shepherd Creamery, Pickelicious, Krakus Deli, Baker's Bounty, Cooper’s Hollow Farms, and Penguin ice cream.

"In accordance with Bernardsville Borough Ordinance 2016 – 1710, and Resolution #16 – 119, (see below), bow & arrow hunting only will begin after September 10, 2016 until February 17, 2017, on four Borough-owned properties:

Borough Springs/Laurelwood, Charlotte Hill, Peter's Tract and Whitenack. These four Borough-owned properties have been clearly marked to prohibit hunting to anyone else except the Borough-approved Warren Blue Ridge Sportsman’s Club. Each member assigned to the above mentioned properties have registered with the Bernardsville Police Department. They must call the Police Department before entering and leaving Bernardsville with all necessary information about any hunting activity and display the Bernardsville Police Department registration on the dashboard of their vehicle(s). Deer management will be allowed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, fromapproximately 6 am to 9:30 am, and the hunters will be back in the woods from 3pm until sundown. The marksman use bows and arrows and are trained to work safely in wooded areas. Walkers are urged to be cautious during these times and control their animals.

Ordinance 2016 – 1710

Resolution #16 – 119

Deer Management 2016

The September meeting of the Bernardsville Library Board of Trustees has been rescheduled for September 28, 2016 at 5:30 at the library in the Library’s community room.

View Official Notice Here

 
Somerset County Board of Elections is looking for registered voters to serve as poll workers on Election days.
 
Training is provided prior to every Election and poll workers are paid $200 per Election.

For more information visit the Board of Elections website:

for an application click on:

or call 908-231-7086

FREE HOUSEHOLD CLEAN-UP DAY
FOR
PRIVATE RESIDENCES, MULTI-FAMILY DWELLINGS,
APARTMENT UNITS AND CHURCHES ONLY

SATURDAY, October 22, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

ITEMS DESIGNATED HEREIN WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE BERNARDSVILLE LANDFILL FACILITY ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016 BETWEEN 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ONLY. RESIDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO DISPOSE OF ONE PICK-UP TRUCK OR VAN OF MATERIAL FREE OF CHARGE. RESIDENTS MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF RESIDENCY IN ORDER TO ACCESS THE FACILITY.

The Borough of Bernardsville Landfill Facility will accept household items; furniture, heating boilers, hot water heaters, stoves, washing machines, clothes dryers, *air conditioners, *refrigerators and *freezers, dishwashers, **lawnmowers, **weed wackers, carpets, bedding, television sets, stereos, and similar household appliances;

The DOT is putting into effect an aggressive 16 hr/day schedule with the intent of getting this job completed as soon as possible.  Given the proximity of homes to the construction site the Department feels it would be inappropriate to work any longer than that.  Work will be allowed to take place between the hours of 6am – 10pm, seven days a week.  With this schedule and weather permitting we expect to have the roadway fully open to traffic by mid-October.  Car and truck detours will remain in place throughout the construction.

This message will be updated as new information is received for the NJDOT.

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