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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.

Getting the peach season into high gear, the Bernardsville Farmers’ Market is pleased to host our annual Peach Party on July 22, 2017.  Fresh peaches from Silver Lake Farm, Hensler Farm and Alan’s Flower farm.  Baker's Bounty will give away delicious Peach Cobbler and there will be free peach ice cream from Penguin Ice Cream. Everyone is invited to enjoy the fruits of the season until the treats run OUT.

There is still time to register for the Bernardsville Recreation’s 2017 Summer Camps at Borough Hall, 166 Mine Brook Rd., Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to sign up in person. You can also register 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.

The Open Space Advisory Committee has been the prime mover in developing trails on municipal properties in Bernardsville with the support of the Land Conservancy of New Jersey. The Environmental Commission, Green Team, Shade Tree Committee and many other dedicated volunteers have also joined in over the past few years. Recently, a ½ mile trail from a municipal parking area on Route 202 up to LaurelwoodRoad, has been completed with yellow blaze markers, just in time to coincide with National Trails Day on June 3, 2017. Bernardsville will celebrate this day with a short hike starting at 11 am in the parking area. You are invited to take the short walk on your own, and are encouraged to bring lunch or go to a local eatery to enjoy themselves afterwards. National Trails Day is a great opportunity to share a fun experience on a local trail. You could even share your adventure with the nation using #NationalTrailsDay.

You can help “curb hunger” in your community!

Freeholder Director Peter S. Palmer has announced that the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the county Recycling Center, county and municipal public works crews, the Food Bank Network of Somerset County and Curbing Hunger Inc. are conducting the 23rd Annual Curbing Hunger Month food drive throughout Somerset County.

Orange plastic bags are distributed to all households in May – look for one tied to the handle of your recycling bucket.  Or, you can use any plastic grocery bag – just mark it with the word “Food.”

Please place canned food donations in the bags and leave them at the curb on your regularly scheduled recycling collection days from June 5-30. This gives every household two opportunities to donate. The food is distributed to the Food Bank Network and to other food pantries in the county.

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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 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

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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