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Upcoming Meetings

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.

Farmers Market

The Farmer's
Market Returns

The Farmer's Market will be held at the Bernardsville Train Station parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm from June 11th to November 12th

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.


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.

It's that time of year again for Garage Sales / Yard Sales.  As a reminder for our residents, please DO NOT post signs or posters on utility poles.

Nails, staples or other fasteners used to attach signs to poles can be hazardous to workers who must climb these poles to repair or maintain our equipment.  In addition, state law prohibits the posting of signs or outdoor advertising on utility poles. 

Bernardsville became much more water-friendly this spring with informational and hands-on programs.  First at the Bernardsville Public Library with a presentation on how to make your backyard, school yard, parks and businesses more beautiful and ecologically sustainable while saving money.  Followed by a hands-on event on April 2, which curiously enough was rained out.  See photos (1-4) with volunteers from the Community Garden: Wanda Knapik, director, Mark and Sybil Cozin, Rosalie Baker, Courtney Sikes, and Mara Tippett, AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador for the Upper Raritan, and Kristi MacDonald, Bernardsville Environmental Commission & Raritan River Coalition. See more photos (5-10) taken on April 22 preparing the soil bed by Mara, Kristi, and Peter Birnbaum, Borough Council.

Then on Sunday, May 1, despite more rainy weather, a new, ecologically sustainable rain garden was planted near the Community Garden on the Dunster Squibb property on Route 202 and Spring House Road in Bernardsville.  See photos (6-19) of the planting.  The rain garden was created to capture rainwater, allowing it to soak naturally into the soil, thereby reducing problems with storm water runoff and helping to recharge the groundwater aquifer.  In addition, the carefully selected native plants will filter and reduce pollutants such as sediments, nutrients and pesticides.  Tags with the names of the plants were left on for identification to educate community residents who visit the garden and encourage them to install their own rain gardens. The gardeners in the photos are Kevin Sooy, Mayor of Bernardsville, and his wife Veronica, Mara Tippett, AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador for the Upper Raritan, Kristi MacDonald, Bernardsville Environmental Commission & Raritan River Coalition, and Peter Birnbaum, Bernardsville Borough Council.  The rain garden is part of a larger program to help Bernardsville become more river friendly and is co-sponsored by Raritan Headwaters, the Bernardsville Green Team and Environmental Commission.  Funding for the native plants was provided by North Jersey RC&D and Wild Ridge Nursery.  Photography by Ed English, Green Team. For more information please contact

Update - 3/16/16: The 2016 summer camp brochure is NOW available, see below. Registration will open on Saturday, April 2nd at 8:00 am. Rec camp will start Monday, June 27th to August 4th. This  6 week Rec camp will run from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, with an option to add one hour from 8:00 am - 9:00 am, and 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. The fees for Rec camp will remain as they were in 2015.

New this summer will be two additional weeks of recreation camp. They are separate from the 6 week Rec camp. You can register for both weeks or either week individually.   The first camp will run from August 8th – August 11th  (8:00 am – 12:00 pm or 8:00 am – 4:00 pm), and the second week will run from August 15th – August 18th  (8:00 am – 12:00 pm or 8:00 am – 4:00 pm).  

Following is a list of camps being offered:

Our Green Team was awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey capacity-building grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Grants were distributed to 32 municipalities to fund a variety of projects including reclaiming paved surfaces for community gardens, protecting community tree cover, water conservation, green infrastructure, natural resources protection, park revitalization, promoting healthy lifestyles and green team capacity building. Bernardsville successfully completed a number of green team initiatives including education and outreach programs, the community garden, and flood hazard mitigation research.
"The work of our Green Team has been recognized by the community and surprisingly, new projects are being recommended that they were not aware of prior to receiving the grant." –Kevin Sooy, Mayor, Bernardsville

The Farmer's Market will be held at the Bernardsville Train Station parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm from June 11th to November 12th, 2016. 

Bernardsville Recreation, in conjunction with Elite Tactical Academy, is offering American Red Cross Lifeguard Classes (New Lifeguards).

All classes are at the Bernardsville Pool for a $360 fee on June 8 to 10, 2016 from 6 to 9 p.m., and June 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification fee is $200 and will be hele June 12th. Need current lifeguard card, swim suit, test out on all lifeguard skills, CPR and written test.

The 2016 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:

2016 Pool Brochure and Forms

2016 Swim Lessons Information & Application

2016 Swim Team Information & Application


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