Community Events

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Town Hall Closed - Christmas

Friday, December 26, 2014

Town Hall Closed - Day After Christmas

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Opening Day for Rec Basketball Programs

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Camelback Ski Trip 2015

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Planning Board Public Meeting

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Shade Tree Committee Meeting

Monday, December 22, 2014

Mayor and Council Public

Monday, December 29, 2014

Mayor and Council Public

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:

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:

Notice of Upcoming Construction on Somerset County Rte. 525 – Mount Airy Road & Detour Plans

TO: Residents along Mount Airy Road, Borough of Bernardsville

Somerset County will perform roadway improvement work to County Route 525, Mt. Airy Road, from South Street to Prospect Street.

The roadway work includes the construction of new retaining walls, storm sewers, shoulder widening, curbing, sidewalks, driveway aprons, new roadway paving, and striping. Construction is expected  to begin the week of December 17, 2014 and carry through to November 2015. Mt. Airy Road will be closed to all traffic except for residents and local service vehicles (mail, garbage, recycling, etc.) beginning on January 5, 2015.

The roadway will be barricaded south of South Street at the south end of the project and between Ambar Place and Prospect Street on the north end of the project. Therefore, for you to access your property you will need to enter the work area by one of the side roads: South Street, Orchard Street, Bernards Avenue, Dayton Street, Dobbs Street, or Ambar Place.

Construction operation hours will be Monday – Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. There may be times when the work schedule requires Ritacco crews to work on Saturday as well but this is only to occur when critical tasks could not be completed on Friday.

While every effort will be made to accommodate you during construction, you should expect periods of inconvenience. The contractor is directed to provide you with access to your driveway at all possible times. There will be about 3-4 days when pipe, curb, or driveway work may affect access to your driveway. The contractor has been directed to give ample notice to you in writing prior to commencement of construction in your driveway and to work with you and the County Inspector to find alternate access or parking locations. The County Inspector for this project is Nick Karas who
you can locate at the project site or call at the County offices, 908-231-7024 and request to speak with Nick or with Rich Lazicky, Construction Engineer.

The Contractor for the project is:     Ritacco Construction Inc.
                                                         10 Lawrence Street
                                                         Belleville, NJ 07109

We anticipate that the greatest disruptions to access will be during crossing of the side streets and paving operations. The County provides email and text alert services in which residents can receive updates about road closings and construction delays. You can sign up for these services on the County website at The Engineering Division will utilize these services to alert the public of access changes and the paving schedule.

Please feel free to call Tricia Bates Smith, Principal Highway Engineer, Somerset County Engineering Division, 908-231-7175, or e-mail at, with your questions.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

* For further information visit the Somerset County Project Webpage here.

Official Construction Notice & Detour Plans