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Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Planning Board Public

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mayor and Council Public

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Planning Board Work or Committee

Monday, March 6, 2017

Board of Adjustment

Department of Public Works

Public Works

The Public Works Department consists of the Road Department and the Sewer Department.

Garbage disposal is the responsibility of the resident and they must contract with a private waste hauler for pickup.

The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Bernardsville suspended the Borough's Spring Curbside Garbage Pickup in 2010. Economic conditions and budget constraints led to this decision by the governing body. Residents are encouraged to contact their private waste hauler to arrange for disposal of bulk waste.

Recycling for the Borough is handled by Somerset County.

For water service inquiries contact NJ American Water Company at 1-800-652-6987 (1-800-NJ AM WTR): For customers whose accounts begin with 18: 1-800-272-1325: For customers whose accounts begin 52, 53, 54, 55: E-mail: infonj@amwater.com.

To report a Street Light out go to the First Energy website.

Road Department

The Bernardsville Road Department has many responsibilities and provides a number of services, including but not limited to the following:

  • Maintenance and repair of 53 miles of Borough streets and roads
  • Plowing and salting of roads during the winter
  • Clearing road shoulders of vegetation
  • Tree removals for site distance at road intersections
  • Storm sewer system maintenance and catch basin repair
  • Operation of the Borough compost facility
  • Maintenance of Borough buildings and grounds
  • Maintenance, service and repair of all Borough vehicles and equipment including police vehicles
  • Installation and replacement of street signs and regulatory signs
  • Preparation for Borough events
  • Clean up storm damage
  • Set up detours for tree work, road reconstruction, vehicle accidents, etc.
  • Sweep streets and roads
  • Leaf collection
  • On call around the clock for emergencies, including sewer problems
  • Most employees are Fire or First Aid personal

To find out who maintains the roads in the Borough, please refer to the Road List.

Five (5) Year Road Repair Plan

For further information regarding seasonal items, general information, and policies, please refer to:

Sewer Department

The Bernardsville Sewer Department has many responsibilities and provides a number of services, including but not limited to the following:

  • Maintenance and operation of wastewater treatment plant
  • Maintenance and operation of sewer collection system consisting of 19 miles of sewer main, 540 manholes, and 6 pumping stations
  • Grease traps inspection of commercial property
  • On call around the clock for sewer blockages and other emergencies
  • Assist with leaf collection and snow plowing

The homeowner is responsible for the sewer laterals from the house to the Borough sewer main.

In the event of a sewer backup, please call the Road Department @ 908-766-3000 (Ext. 126) or the Police Dispatch @ 908-766-0037. The Road Department will inspect the town manholes to check for a blocked sewer main and unclog the blockage if it exists. If no blockage exists in the town sewer main, the homeowner is responsible for unclogging the blockage.

For the Environmental Stormwater Management Ordinances, please refer to the following:

Certification for Change Order No. 5 to Contract for Reconstruction of Claremont Steps & Kuser Park Stone Wall

Certification for Change Order No. 5 to Contract for Reconstruction of Claremont Steps and Kuser Park Stone Wall for Aggregate Changes Greater Than 20% Over Contract Amount

Please refer to the attached letter from Lavi, LLC dated January 19, 2017. Lavi, LLC  was contracted by the Borough of Bernardsville for the Reconstruction of the Claremont Steps and Kuser Park Stone Wall. Improvements under the contract include reconstruction of the steps with new treads, reconstruction/repointing of the cheek walls on the steps, repointing of the Kuser Park stone retaining wall that supports Somerset Avenue, reconstruction/repointing of the wall supporting the sidewalk landing area, sidewalk replacement, installation of safety railing and replacement of existing handrails with ADA conforming handrails. Original contract cost was $59,700.00

The original contract has been previously modified as follows: