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Community Events

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

CANCELLED - Board of Adjustment

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Shade Tree Committee

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Planning Board Public

Monday, February 26, 2018

Mayor and Council Meeting

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.

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.

Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment Meeting scheduled for February 20, 2018 has been cancelled.

Join us at the Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville, for our upcoming programs on trees and plants for the spring season. Learn about how to protect our trees insects and disease, as well as the best to plant for our region.


Native Plant Milkweed Orange

04/09/2018 @ 7PM - Native Plants: What to plant. What not to plant.

Michael Van Clef, PhD and leader of the NJ Invasive Species Strike Team, will present timely recommendations on what to plant and what not to plant this spring. He will focus on native species in our area that are adapted to our climate, require little care, resist pests and pathogens, and support local fauna. He will show photos of many plants, trees and ground cover, and describe their planting requirements, ranging from dry/full sun to wet/shade. Most will be deer resistant. An invasive species is defined as a species that is introduced to an area outside its natural range and excludes other species over large areas causing environmental harm. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.


Ash tree with Emerald Ash Borer

04/24/2018 @ 7PM - Protect Your Trees From Insects & Disease

Find out how to take steps to protect your landscape and our community from potentially devastating insects and diseases such as the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Dr. Neil Hendrickson, Ph.D, Northeast Technical Researcher at Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory, will talk about Emerald Ash Borer and other insects and diseases in our environment, such as Bacterial Leaf Scorch (BLS), the Gypsy Moth and Spotted Lantern Fly. This program is presented in partnership with the Bernardsville Shade Tree Committee. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up. More information here and 'Before and After' example of trees affected by EAB.

Natural hazards have the potential to cause property loss, loss of life, economic hardship, and threats to public health and safety. While an important aspect of emergency management deals with disaster recovery (the actions that a community takes to repair damages), an equally important aspect of emergency management involves hazard mitigation - sustained actions taken to reduce long-term risk to life and property. They are things we do today to be more protected in the future. For example, elevating or acquiring buildings in flood hazard areas, relocating critical facilities out of hazard areas, using fire-resistant construction materials in wildfire hazard areas, etc. Hazard mitigation actions are essential to breaking the typical disaster cycle of damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. With careful selection, they can be long-term, cost-effective means of reducing risk and helping to create a more sustainable and disaster-resilient community.

A hazard mitigation plan describes an area’s vulnerability to the various natural hazards that are typically present, along with an array of actions and projects for reducing key risks. This project list is known as a “mitigation strategy.” While natural disasters cannot be prevented from occurring, the continued implementation of mitigation strategies identified in the plan will gradually, but steadily, make our communities more sustainable and disaster-resilient.

The Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan for Somerset County was prepared to meet the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000), which requires all states and local governments to have a hazard mitigation plan in order to be eligible to apply for certain types of federal hazard mitigation project grants. FEMA grant monies were received to offset the costs of the plan’s development. Somerset County used a ‘multi-jurisdictional’ approach, inviting all of the municipalities within the County to participate in the plan. The initial plan was approved by FEMA in 2008. At the time of the first plan update in 2014, all 21 of the County’s jurisdictions opted to participate. This opened the door for the County and each of its 21 participating jurisdictions to apply to FEMA for hazard mitigation project funding, including monies which became available under recent Federal disaster declarations such as Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Plan participants have been working since the last plan update was approved by FEMA in 2014 to implement the projects that were listed in their mitigation strategies. All 21 municipalities have adopted resolutions agreeing to participate in the current update process which began in July 2017.

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The Child Health Conference - Vaccines for Children is an ongoing clinic conducted, in conjunction with the Bernards Township Health Department, for children without health insurance from birth to 18 years old in: Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.

For an appointment at this FREE Clinic call: Community VNA at 908-725-9355 Ext. 0 or visit www.communityvna.org.

The Bernardsville Recreation Department is offering Winter Enrichment Programs for 2018, which include Robotics, Animation, Lego Model Building, and Babysitting course. Programs are open for children in grades Kindergarten through 4th, and grades 5th through 6th. For dates, location and further details see below.

To the residents of Bernardsville:
 
In connection with a review of the Master Plan for Bernardsville, we are pleased to announce a new initiative to revitalize our downtown. A subcommittee has been formed to determine the goals and priorities of town residents for improvement of the downtown, and to determine a plan to move forward.
 
Please take the following survey to better help in this process. We need your input and welcome your thoughts on how we can best improve the downtown. Please log onto the website https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Bernardsville and answer the questions posed in the survey. The survey will be open from January 1, 2018 until March 1, 2018.
 

The 2018 Council Schedule has been released. You can view it by clicking below.

 

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.

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