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Upcoming Meetings

Monday, August 21, 2017

Board of Adjustment

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Planning Board Public

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Board of Adjustment

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Planning Board Work or Committee

Radon Detection Canisters Available

Radon Detection Canisters Available

January is National Radon Action Month. Radon detection canisters are available for purchase by residents at the Bernards Township Health Dept., 262 South Finley Ave., Basking Ridge. One kit per household, available at reduced cost of $10 per kit.

2017 Master Plan Re-Examination Report

This 2017 Master Plan Re-examination for the Borough of Bernardsville presents the findings and recommendations of your Planning Board concerning the future of our community.

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.

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.

Everyone had an enjoyable time at National Night Out on Tues, August 1, 2017. The Bernardsville Police Department hosted the event at the Municipal Pool complex, 141 Seney Drive in order to foster crime and drug prevention awareness and promote positive police community partnerships.  This was the 34th Annual National Night Out in partnership with Bernardsville’s’ OEM Community Emergency Response Team, Fire Department, Recreation Department, Lion’s Club, Empower Somerset and Bernardsville PBA Local 365.
 
For more information about this event, go to the police department website at www.bernardsvillepd.org.
 
 
 
 

The Bernardsville Library Foundation is pleased to announce its signature fundraising event, Homes of Distinction 2017, on Sunday, June 4th, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, at the U.S. Equestrian Team Stable and Carriage Barn at the historic Hamilton Farm.  Located in Gladstone, Hamilton Farm is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.  The famous stable has an ornate interior which includes carriage rooms, Guastavino tile, terrazzo floors and brass fittings. The central entrance leads through to a tiled octagonal foyer, with a split-level stable on the left and an upstairs Trophy Room.  It’s an elegant place to spend the afternoon socializing, while shopping the silent auction and wine pull.  Enjoy appetizers provided by The Bernards Inn, cocktails in a conversation area designed by Jeffrey B. Haines, Butlers of Far Hills, and a live jazz performance by duo John Zweig and Rick Crane.  The mission of the Bernardsville Library Foundation is to provide a source of private funding to enable our outstanding Five-Star Library to continue to operate at a level of excellence without regard to variations in public funding.  This year, the fundraising campaign is even more important as the library is facing a budget shortfall which is impacting library hours, staff and the acquisition of new materials. 

Take a look at the hanging baskets in Bernardsville!  For many years, Friends For a Greener Bernardsville (FGB) have provided seasonal flower baskets to brighten and beautify our downtown business district.  This summer, mother nature has been kind  and the hanging baskets truly shine, as pictured outside the Bernards Inn. (Photos by Ed English.)

The Farmer's Market will be held on Saturdays from June 10th through November 11th from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Bernardsville Train Station parking lot. 

The 2017 schedule and applications for the Swim Team and Swim Lessons at the Bernardsville Municipal Pool on Seney Drive are now available. Please review the following:


2017 Pool Brochure

2017 Swim Lessons Information & Application

2017 Swim Team Information & Application

2017 Pool Registration Form

The Somerset County Board of Elections is looking for registered voters to work on Election Day.

Please visit the Board of Elections website here or call 908-231-7086.

Olcott Avenue was the first street in Bernardsville designed to appeal specifically to the rising class of local merchants and entrepreneurs. It was a planned neighborhood of comfortable homes constructed in the most fashionable architectural styles, on a broad new avenue set apart from working class neighborhoods. Restrictions were written into each deed by the developer to control how each buyer could use his property. The result was a residential district of substantial dwellings in a homogenous setting. A number of architectural and technological innovations of the period are evident in the district, as a result of designs created by some of the most notable architects in America. The Historic district, established in 2009, has fifty-six contributing buildings, including a school, a church, a parsonage and thirty-seven dwellings, as well as carriage houses, garages and World War I memorial plaques. As a whole, the district possesses excellent historical integrity.

The Tour

Welcome to the Olcott Historic District Walking Tour. The tour covers a distance of approximately 1.6 miles. The tour starts at the Bernardsville United Methodist Church on Wesley and Church Streets, where parking is available nearby, and ends at the Olcott Building. Please refer to the attached map.

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