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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.

Join us for the 27th Annual Raritan Headwaters Stream Cleanup on Earth Day, April 22, 2017 at Claremont Park at 9 a.m. Borough of Bernardsville is a co-sponsor of the event and Christine Zamarra is local volunteer site coordinator this year.  Registration and more information available at Stream Cleanup 2017.

Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine has announced that the Somerset County Rental Assistance Program is available to provide up to 15 months of rental assistance and monthly case management to eligible Somerset County residents.

The case management is provided by a trained volunteer and is intended to help clients set and achieve goals that promote long-term financial stability. The program provides a monthly subsidy to pay the difference between household rent and 30 percent of one’s monthly income, up to a maximum of $300 per month.

“The goal of this program is to help working families achieve financial stability,” said Freeholder Levine, human services liaison.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they will be able to afford their housing without rental assistance within 15 months.  In order to qualify, at least one adult in the household must be employed, working at least 30 hours per week. Any non-working adult must have a verifiable disability or be a caregiver for a member of the household.

In addition, applicants must have a formal lease at a rental rate that is less than the fair-market rent for the unit size, and must be within the following maximum income limits:

  • 1 Person - $51,500
  • 2 People - $58,800
  • 3 People - $66,200
  • 4 People - $73,500
  • 5 People - $79,400
  • 6 People - $85,300

In addition, program participants must complete a monthly household budget; attend a monthly meeting with the program case manager; and be willing to accept case management services that include financial management, employment and/or any other services that are deemed necessary to maintain permanent housing in Somerset County.

Applicants who meet the criteria will be served on a first-come, first-served basis after being screened by the Somerset County Community Development Office.  For more information call the office at (908) 541-5756.

Registration for the Bernardsville Recreation’s 2017 Summer Camps will begin Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Borough Hall, 166 Mine Brook Rd., from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. You can also register at 8 a.m. online at https://register.communitypass.net/Bernardsville

The summer camps run for six weeks starting on June 26th. If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Department at (908) 766-2546.

Join us for our Volunteer Fair on April 8, 2017 at the Bernardsville Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., from 2 to 4 p.m.

Learn about volunteer opportunities in Bernardsville: the Community Garden, Environmental Commission, Fire Company and First Aid Squad, Friends for a Greener Bernardsville, Garden Club, Green Team and others, including Borough Committees, such as the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee, Recreation Committee, Shade Tree Committee, and more. Brief presentations, information, and Skills Bank forms will be provided. No sign up needed.

For more information or sign up to volunteer today visit our Bernardsville Citizen Skills Bank page.

Join us on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bernards High School parking lot, 25 Olcott Ave., for a free recycling event featuring drive-thru and off-loading services. In addition, free tree seedlings will be distributed by the Shade Tree Committee to Bernardsville residents while they last, and well water testing kits will be available for purchase at a reduced cost of $60.

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

Dates:     Mondays 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3
Time:      11am- 11:45am
Fee:         $115

Rooz is a 45 minute class for children ages 2 1/2 to 5.   We start the class with a warm up where we reach for our toes, fly our butterflies to far away lands and then work on gross motor skills where we jump like kangaroos and run like cheetahs.  Then it is time to work on the equipment we bring each week.  Your child will work on skills on all of the events including the bars, vault, balance beam, and the floor exercise. We focus on teaching skills in a positive way so the child leaves the class more confident and willing to try new things.

Class space is limited.

Please sign up at our Community Pass or call the Bernardsville Recreation Department at (908) 766- 2546.

New Jersey American Water is preparing to replace approximately 1,500 feet of aging 4-inch main that was installed in the 1920s with new 8-inch ductile iron main along Highview Avenue (from Anderson Hill Road to Olcott Avenue). The existing pipe has reached the end of its useful life and will be replaced with new pipe. The project also includes replacing fire hydrants and utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route (see reverse for more information about service lines). These improvements should enhance water service reliability and water flows for household consumption and fire fighting.

As part of this improvement project, we’ll also be installing a meter pit at the curb area of your property, in our right of way. After installation, all that will be visible is a 15-inch circular cover that will be flush with the ground.

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