Community Events

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Community Walk with Mayor Sooy

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Health Screening 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

Health Screening 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Part Time Pool Season Begins

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, April 27, 2015

Mayor and Council Public

Monday, May 4, 2015

Board of Adjustment

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Planning Board Work or Committee

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mayor and Council Public/Work

Coming Soon - Live Streamed Meetings

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.

Mount Airy Road Construction Updates

Mount Airy Road
Construction Updates

From January 2015 until November 2015, Mount Airy Road will be closed between Oakley Street and Prospect Street. Travel disruptions should be expected for residents and visitors alike. For ongoing updates view the link below.


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

Come out and participate in Health Screening 2015 on Thursday, May 7th, and Friday, May 8th, at St. James R.C. Church, 184 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge, from 7 to 9 a.m. Cost is $30 for residents and $40 for non-residents.

The Health Screening includes a blood test, urinalysis, stool blood test and blood pressure check. The purpose is to screen for conditions such as diabetes, gout, kidney disease, liver disease, cholesterol levels (HDL & LDL) and triglycerides, anemia, leukemia, infections, and hypertension.

In-person registration is required beginning Monday, April 20, at the Bernards Township Health Department, 262 South Finley Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information call 908-204-2520 or visit

The Free Household Clean-Up Day will be held this year on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. The landfill facility, located on Pill Hill Road between Meeker Road and Mt. Airy Road, will be open so that residents can dispose of household items, furniture, heating boilers, hot water heaters, stoves, washing machines, etc.

For a full list of items that can be brought and those that are specifically excluded please click on the image below.

This event is open only to residents living in private residences, multi-family dwellings, apartment units. Churches are also welcome.

Please contact Doug Walker at 908.766.3000 ext. 144 for further information.

Community members, families, seniors, and children are invited to a Community Walk with Mayor Sooy on Sunday, May 3, 2015. We will meet at the Bernardsville Pool Parking Lot, 141 Seney Dr., at 6 p.m.

Walking route is approximately 2 miles, start on Seney Dr. to Anderson Hill Rd., then to Olcott Ave., to Old Fort Rd., to Seney Dr. and back to the pool parking lot. All are welcome!

Somerset County will be offering Shredding Events at various locations. For the full list of the 2015 Somerset County Shred Schedule, please click on the link below.

All events are held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Until the Trucks are Full. For information call 908-203-6018.

The Summer Programs Brochure explaining all the summer programs being offered this year can now be viewed below.

For your convenience, registration will begin on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in person at Borough Hall, 166 Mine Brook Rd., or 8 a.m. on line at

Due to last year’s wait list, only Bernardsville residents will be allowed to sign up April 11, 2015  for the Rec Camp. On April 25, the camp will open to non-residents on a first come first serve basis. Non- residents will be allowed to register on the wait list beginning at 8:00am April 11, 2015.  Please register at to place yourself on the wait list. This is for the six and seven week Rec camp only.  

Registration has begun for the 2015 Swim Team and Pre-Team programs.

The Bernardsville Swim Team is comprised of boys and girls, aged 7-18 yrs of age who are interested in competitive swimming. The team competes in the Morris County Swim League and participates in 8 dual meets. Practices begin June 22nd and concludes with the Meet of Champions. Regular attendance at practice is recommended. Although the nature of the team is competitive, fun activities such as bagel breakfasts and a Team Pasta party are planned at the pool. Swim Team members are encouraged to purchase a team suit.

The Summer swim team divides children into age groups for competitive swimming.  A Child’s swimming age is determined by their age as of July 1st. The Swim Team is for children who are competent swimmers and are interested in participating in competitive meets. Swimmers must be able to swim at least two of the competitive strokes proficiently.  All swim team members must be members of the Bernardsville Pool.
Fee is $100 including swim cap, and $90 each additional child up to 5.

The pre-team program is designed for the 6-8 year old swimmer who is interested in becoming a member of the competitive swim team, but who still requires stroke skill development. Pre-team swimmers will work on refinement of their freestyle and backstroke, and will be introduced to breast- stroke, butterfly, starts and turns. They will participate in 2-3 pre-team meets toward the end of the season.

First time participants in the Pre-team program will also be required to take the Intermediate level swimming lessons concurrently with pre-team. Program fee is $90, which includes a team t-shirt and 2-3 pre-team meets.

For more information, please visit

To register for swim team or pre-team, please mail your completed application to:

Bernardsville Recreation 166 Mine Brook Road Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Or drop off at the Borough Hall.

Please call for information 908-766-2546 or if paying with a credit card, you can register online here.

The Bernardsville Municipal Pool is offering swim lessons for three sessions: Session I: June 22— July 3; Session II: July 6—July 17; Session III: July 20—July 31. Participants are limited to two sessions. Fees are $90 per session for members.

All swimmers will be separated by instructors into Beginner 1, 2 and 3 skills classes (according to their tested ability) on the first day of class. This will be your child’s class for the duration of their lessons.

Swim lessons for Beginners and Advanced Beginners age 4 and up—provided that the child is comfortable in the water. The object is to teach students a basic knowledge of swimming and water safety. Once each swimmer has been divided into his or her group, the instructor will teach lesson plans according to their level.

Swim lessons are very popular and classes fill up quickly. Class size will be limited. In order to reserve lessons, complete the registration form and return it along with your payment in person or mail to:

Bernardsville Recreation Office Borough Hall
166 Mine Brook Road Bernardsville, NJ 07924. (908) 766-2546

If you are paying by credit card, you can log into here

Although the weather outside is far from warm enough to take a dip, it is time to begin registration for the 2015 Pool Season!  This swim season will begin May 23rd, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. and end on Labor Day at
6:00 p.m.  The pool will open on a part time basis beginning May 23rd, 2015, Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sundays 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. until full time opening on Friday, June 19th, 2015.  The pool will be open Thursday, June 18th from 1:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.    The regular full time season begins Friday, June 19th at 11:00 a.m.  – 8:00 p.m.

The Bernardsville Municipal Pool Complex is conveniently located on three spacious acres on Seney Drive, across from the Bedwell School’s playground.  The complex consists of an 180,000 gallon main pool, a wading pool complete with rain tree and squirting porpoise, and an intermediate pool.  There is also a picnic area with grills and full service snack bar, a play area and plenty of parking on location.

Whether you enjoy reading at poolside, taking advantage of our WiFi, or a vigorous exercising swim, you will enjoy doing it here, along with lots of other activities.  The pool staff will provide planned programs such as games and fun for the youngsters, and ping-pong at NO CHARGE.  (Some equipment may require a refundable deposit.)  There are also special functions held at the pool such as family day, volleyball and movies.  Why not have a party for a special someone?  (Contact pool manager for details.)

Take advantage of the early registration discount offered in most categories.  Discounts apply to applications received or postmarked by April 6th, 2015. So take a look at our brochure for more detailed information and to obtain the application forms by clicking on the link below. OR you can also register on line here on or before April 6th, 2015 to obtain the discount.  On or after April 7th, 2015, the discount no longer applies.  One free guest pass will be given with each membership.  

All of us here at the Bernardsville Municipal Pool hope you will join us for days of summer fun.

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