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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.

Even with snow on the ground in 2016, the Bernardsville Community Garden remained active and nearly doubled in size for 2017.  The drip irrigation is turned on for the season, and garden members have already planted a variety of organic vegetables, such as garden peas and tomato's. In the coming weeks, a wider selection of fresh organic fruits and vegetables will be planted offering wonderful healthy food throughout the summer and into the fall. A small fig tree was planted for the first time and our strawberry patch is being replanted.

Residents are encouraged to become members  and sign up for one of the many new small, individual plots that are available this year.  Please contact the garden director, Wanda Knapik at  mylocalgarden@gmail.com or 908-432-2198. The Bernardsville Community Garden is located on the historic Dunster Squibb property at Spring House Road off Route 202.

Bernardsville's Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 29th 2017.  The parade starts promptly at 10:30am leaving from Bernards High Parking lot and proceeds down Rte. 202 to the Borough Hall for a memorial service.

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. 

Attention: Sounds Around Town is canceled for Friday, May 12th and rescheduled for Friday, June 2nd.

The first ever combining of three significant Bernardsville volunteer events into one big event, took place on Saturday April 29, 2017 from 8 am to 1 pm at the Bernards High School parking lot.

The first event, E-waste recycling, organized by the Green Team, featured drive-thru service and off-loading from your car of old items including computers, printers, and many other electronics, even this bulky, old giant TV which Bernardsville resident, Ann Ferrante was glad to get rid.

Free tree seedlings were distributed by our Shade Tree Committee. NJ State Forestry generously donated these trees to replace trees lost by Super Storm Sandy, in conjunction with the Arbor Day Foundation, BJ's Wholesale Club, Canon, and Fed Ex.  Ann Wazeter, chair Shade Tree, gives tips on planting a white dogwood seedling to Bill Strazdas, of Bernardsville.

What's in your water? was the phrase used to attract residents to purchase an effective well test kit. Joan Contess of Bernardsville, picks up a basic kit to test for coliform bacteria and nitrate from volunteer in red hat, Mededith O'Neill, her daughter, Heidi, representing Raritan Headwaters and Carol Tiffany is partially obscured. Testing for other contaminants such as arsenic, and radon were available for an additional cost. Volunteers from the Bernardsville Environmental Commission and Raritan Headwaters gladly supplied information. More information is available at www.TestMyWell.org.

There was a tremendous amount of synergy developed by combining the three independent events, so plans are to repeat this joint event again next year.

On Saturday, April 22, 2017 there was another clean - up in the Borough of the Mine Brook Stream as well as other streams in town organized by Christine Zamarra, coordinator and Kristi MacDonald, Environmental Commission and Director of Science, Raritan Headwaters. See photos showing volunteers picking up trash and pollutants that interfere with the free-flowing streams vital to the water conservation for Bernardsville.

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.

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