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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Veterans Field Dedication Ceremony

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving - Borough Hall Closed

Friday, November 23, 2018

Thanksgiving - Borough Hall Closed

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve - Borough Hall Closed

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Recycle Often. Recycle Right.

Tree Protection Ordinance

Welcome to Bernardsville on behalf of the Shade Tree Committee.

Please note that there is a tree ordinance in Bernardsville - read the ordinance before you remove or cut any trees on your property!

Check out the ordinance and other useful info on the Shade Tree Committee page.

Recycle Often. Recycle Right.

Updated Bernardsville Recycling Guidelines & More

The Link below provides Updated Curbside & Electronic Recycling, Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Guidelines, Schedules, and other Information for services managed by Somerset County.

Adopt-A-Park

Resident's Guide to a Borough Council Meeting

Learn about how Borough Council Meetings are structured, how the agenda works, and to help you share your ideas and concerns with the Council and Mayor.

Downtown Bernardsville

Central Business District Public Discussion

Discussion of Downtown Trends, Planning Tools, Design Examples to improve our Downtown.

Adopt-A-Park

Open Space & Recreation Plan

The Open Space & Recreation Plan Update (2016) acts as a guide for the Borough of Bernardsville’s open space program. Its implementation is essential in maintaining the community’s character, and to preserve and improve the quality of life for its residents.

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

Live meeting video and audio

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.

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 Facility
Information

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.

NOTICE TO BERNARDSVILLE RESIDENTS:
2018 RESIDENTIAL LEAF COLLECTION

To assist the Borough Road Department in efficiently performing leaf collection services it is important that residents comply with the following procedures for the placement of leaves:

  1. 1. Leaf collection will be provided at least twice on each roadway during the pickup periods which will begin on October 22, 2018.  Note that pickup will not be made in the 3, 5, or 10 acre zones nor will pickup be made on commercial properties.
     
  2. 2. Leaves will be picked up in two (2) pickup periods and at least one (1) pickup will be made on each roadway during each period. Residents may place their leaves along the edge of the roadway, but not on the paved portion of the roadway beginning on October 21, 2018 for the first pickup and by November 25, 2018 for the second pickup period. Leaf crews will continue making pickups throughout the first pickup period so please continue to get your leaves out. Note that the leaf crews will not return once they have provided one (1) pickup on your roadway during the second pickup period which begins the Monday after Thanksgiving. After this time residents must bring their leaves to the compost facility as noted below.
     
  3. 3. Leaves should be placed in piles no more than five feet wide. Bagged leaves will not be accepted.
     
  4. 4. Leaves should not be placed where they may cause a hazard such as on the paved portion of the roadway, on sidewalks, in drainage ditches, on catch basins or in front of fire hydrants or mailboxes.
     
  5. 5. In areas with sidewalks, leaves should be placed as close to the curb as possible.
     
  6. 6. There should be no foreign matter such as rocks, wood chips, sticks, branches, logs, cans, etc. mixed in with the leaves. Piles with foreign matter in them will be left at the roadside by leaf collection crews. Note that leaf collection crews will not pick up brush left at roadside. Residents leaving brush piles in the roadway will be subject to penalty.
     
  7. 7. Leaves should not be placed under bushes, hedges, fences or low trees or in any location that would obstruct the leaf machine from picking up leaves, including along steep embankments, in raised flower beds, etc.
     
  8. 8. In accordance with new NJDEP Stormwater regulations, leaves should not be placed within 10 feet of any storm sewer catch basin.

Leaves make excellent compost. Please compost wherever possible.  If you have a wooded section of your property, please consider blowing your leaves into this area. 

Residents may bring leaves to the compost facility at the Bernardsville Landfill on Pill Hill Road on Saturdays between 9:00am and 2:30pm both during and after the leaf collection season.

View 2018 Residential Leaf Collection Notice

On Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. the Mayor and Council will hold a ceremonial dedication naming the new turf field the “Veterans Field” to be held at the Polo Grounds. It’s to honor all the brave men and women who served our county and honored the Borough of Bernardsville.

Please come out and join the dedication.

Update: Final Unofficial Results.

View Election Results

Please register for transportation for the upcoming 2019 Shawnee Ski Trips for students in grades 7th and 8th. Trips will be on Wednesdays: January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and February 6th. Cost is $135 for transportation only.

Register at https://register.communitypass.net/Bernardsville or submit payment to:
Bernardsville Recreation
166 Mine Brook Road,
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Once registered for transportation through Community Pass you will receive an email with a username, password and directions to register with Shawnee.

Please contact the Bernardsville Recreation Department at 908-766-2546 with any questions.

Please register for transportation for the upcoming 2019 Camelback Ski Trips for students in grades 9th through 12th. Trips will be on Tuesdays: January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and February 5th.

Register at https://register.communitypass.net/Bernardsville or submit payment to:
Bernardsville Recreation
166 Mine Brook Road,
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Once registered for transportation through Community Pass you will receive an email with a username, password and directions to register with Camelback.

Please contact the Bernardsville Recreation Department at 908-766-2546 with any questions.

Bernardsville Recreation will be holding registration for Wrestling (with the Raritan Valley Wrestling League) for all age groups on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018  and Thursday, October 24th, 2018 at Bedwell School Cafeteria from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Registration will be ongoing.

This season's coaches will be available to answer any questions. Youth Wrestling Programs: Grades 5th-8th Youth Wrestling, Youth practices will be Monday and Wednesdays (6:00 pm–8:00pm), Midget Program: Grades 2nd-6th Midget practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays (6:00 pm-8:00pm) and Novice Program: Grades K-2nd, Novice will meet Friday nights (6:00 pm-7:30 pm). Volunteer coaches are also needed and all coaches must be Rutgers certified.

Bernardsville Recreation is offering Recreation Basketball for boys and girls, which will be grouped by grade level: Kindergarten through 1st, 2nd grade, 3rd & 4th Grade, and 5th through 8th Grade. For a fun and effective program, coaches are needed in all programs.

For complete details, including registration fees, please see below.

Deer management will resume for the third consecutive year in accordance with Bernardsville Borough Ordinance 2016 – 1710, and Resolution #18-190. Deer management, with only bow & arrow hunting,  will begin afterSeptember 10, 2018 until February 17, 2019, 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, from approximately 6 am to 9:30 am, and the hunters can be back in the woods from 3 pm until sundown depending on weather conditions. No hunting will be done on holidays. 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. The Borough has an approved permit for Little Brook Sanctuary from the County for Warren Blue Ridge this year, as they did last year, and the same rules as above apply, except when Little Brook Sanctuary/County has scheduled another event.

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