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Community Events

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fishing Derby

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Fall 2017 Household Cleanup Day

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, September 25, 2017

Mayor and Council Public

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Planning Board Public

Monday, October 2, 2017

Board of Adjustment

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Recreation 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.

For the past sixteen years, there has been an annual ceremony at the Bernardsville Public Library honoring the two borough residents who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist’s attacks on America. "One thing we must do as Americans is never forget,'' Mayor Kevin Sooy told a gathering of about 40 residents in the library parking lot. Library Director Alexandria Arnold welcomed residents to the service. Local Bernards High School students, Geneva Isaacson, David Oliveira, and Dee Valazquez, were then called upon to read a poem and biographies of the two local residents who died that day: Allison Horstmann Jones and Tom Reinig.  As part of the ceremony, the American flag which was flown at half-staff, was raised while Bernards High School senior Alex Kiel sounded ''Amazing Grace'' on trumpet. Terry Thompson, president of the Library Board of Trustees, then led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance to conclude the service.

Join Bernardsville Recreation for our Fishing Derby on Saturday, September 30th, 2017. The Michael Nervine Pond will be stocked with 10 to 12 inch rainbow trout. There will be trophies awarded by age groups for the “largest fish caught” and the “most fish caught.” Participants are to provide their own equipment (pole, lures, worms, etc.). Rain or Shine! Registration required!

Who: boys and girls ages 5- 18 (must be accompanied by an adult)

Time: Fishing will begin 9:00am sharp and will end at 11:30am with awards following
Fee: Free (Bernardsville Residents Only)

The Bernardsville Green Team is recommending continuing Deer Management on the four municipally owned parcels for another year, and adding the Little Brook Sanctuary, a Somerset County Park located in Bernardsville.

This recommendation is based on the successful completion of deer management for the 2016 – 2017 season in accordance with Borough safety regulations and performance of all stipulated criteria outlined in the Deer Management Program Plan – 2016.

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

SATURDAY, October 14, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

ITEMS DESIGNATED HEREIN WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE BERNARDSVILLE LANDFILL FACILITY ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017 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 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 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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