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Community Events

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Pruning Basics Demonstration

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Free - Rabies Shot Clinic

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Free - Rabies Shot Clinic

Upcoming Meetings

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.

The Bernards Township Health Department will provide a Free Rabies Clinic for dogs and cats.  It will be held on Saturday November 11, 2017 from 10am to Noon at the Bernards Township Public Works Garage 277 South Maple Ave. Basking Ridge.

Available for All Dogs and Cats

Saturday, November 11th
10am - 12pm

Saturday, January 13th
10am - 12pm

Bernards Township
Public Works Garage
277 S. Maple Street, Basking Ridge

No Appointments Necessary

Trees have multiple benefits - they can add value to your home, save energy, produce oxygen, sequester carbon dioxide, tame stormwater, produce food and shelter for birds, and even foster happy and healthier communities.

The Shade Tree Committee, with the cooperation of the Garden Club and the support of the Green Team and the Environmental Commission, is hosting a Pruning Basics Demonstration on October 28, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm. We will meet in the library parking lot and the demonstration will begin with carefully chosen small trees around the library and move to Church Street if time permits. Dennis Galway will demonstrate ways to correctly prune trees with a couple of different tools he will bring.  Depending on the number of attendees, individuals may try pruning safely under the supervision of Dennis and Joe Latino, both seasoned tree experts. Handouts will be available for residents.
By understanding the basics of careful selective pruning, you can produce strong, healthy, beautiful trees that will enhance your home landscape and improve the quality of life in your community for years to come.

Please wear work-type clothes and sturdy shoes; adult residents of Bernardsville only.  Reservations suggested with Kathy Redling 908 766 3000 X 122.

NOTICE TO BERNARDSVILLE RESIDENTS:
2017 RESIDENTIAL LEAF COLLECTION

To assist the Borough Road Department in efficiently performing leaf collection services it is important that residents comply with the following procedures for the placement of leaves:

  1. 1. Leaf collection will be provided at least twice on each roadway during the pickup periods which will begin on October 23, 2017.  Note that pickup will not be made in the 3, 5, or 10 acre zones nor will pickup be made on commercial properties.
     
  2. 2. Leaves will be picked up in two (2) pickup periods and at least one (1) pickup will be made on each roadway during each period. Residents may place their leaves along the edge of the roadway, but not on the paved portion of the roadway beginning on October 21, 2017 for the first pickup and by November 26, 2017 for the second pickup period. Leaf crews will continue making pickups throughout the first pickup period so please continue to get your leaves out. Note that the leaf crews will not return once they have provided one (1) pickup on your roadway during the second pickup period which begins the Monday after Thanksgiving. After this time residents must bring their leaves to the compost facility as noted below.
     
  3. 3. Leaves should be placed in piles no more than five feet wide. Bagged leaves will not be accepted. Please keep the vehicular traveled way clear of leaves.
     
  4. 4. Leaves should not be placed where they may cause a hazard such as on the paved portion of the roadway, on sidewalks, in drainage ditches, on catch basins or in front of fire hydrants or mailboxes.
     
  5. 5. In areas with sidewalks, leaves should be placed as close to the curb as possible.
     
  6. 6. There should be no foreign matter such as rocks, wood chips, sticks, branches, logs, cans, etc. mixed in with the leaves. Piles with foreign matter in them will be left at the roadside by leaf collection crews. Note that leaf collection crews will not pick up brush left at roadside. Residents leaving brush piles in the roadway will be subject to penalty.
     
  7. 7. Leaves should not be placed under bushes, hedges, fences or low trees or in any location that would obstruct the leaf machine from picking up leaves, including along steep embankments, in raised flower beds, etc.
     
  8. 8. No vehicles should be parked on or in front of any leaf pile.
     
  9. 9. In accordance with new NJDEP Stormwater regulations, leaves should not be placed within 10 feet of any storm sewer catch basin.

Leaves make excellent compost. Please compost wherever possible.  If you have a wooded section of your property, please consider blowing your leaves into this area. 

Residents may bring leaves to the compost facility at the Bernardsville Landfill on Pill Hill Road on Saturdays between 9:00am and 2:30pm both during and after the leaf collection season.

View 2017 Residential Leaf Collection Notice

Large turnout for Free Fishing Derby at Nervine Pond.  The pond was stocked with 10 to 12 inch rainbow trout by the Recreation Department for all resident children 5 to 18 years of age accompanied by an adult. Everyone enjoyed the event and the weather.

Somerset County Board of Elections is looking for registered voters to serve as poll workers on 2017 Election days.
Training is provided prior to every Election and poll workers are paid $200 per Election.
For more information visit the Board of Elections website:
http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/affiliated-agencies/election-board/poll-worker-information
for an application click on:
http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/home/showdocument?id=9458
or call 908-231-7086

Training classes for new workers are being held in 40 N. Bridge St. in Somerville on October 4 (AM) and October 25 (PM).  We are especially looking for pollworkers in the towns of Bernards, Bernardsville, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Green Brook, Hillsborough, Montgomery, North Plainfield, Peapack-Gladstone, Warren & Watchung. Bilingual Spanish speakers are also needed. Please contact us if you would like to attend a class.
 
We appreciate your help.
Thank you!

For the past sixteen years, there has been an annual ceremony at the Bernardsville Public Library honoring the two borough residents who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist’s attacks on America. "One thing we must do as Americans is never forget,'' Mayor Kevin Sooy told a gathering of about 40 residents in the library parking lot. Library Director Alexandria Arnold welcomed residents to the service. Local Bernards High School students, Geneva Isaacson, David Oliveira, and Dee Valazquez, were then called upon to read a poem and biographies of the two local residents who died that day: Allison Horstmann Jones and Tom Reinig.  As part of the ceremony, the American flag which was flown at half-staff, was raised while Bernards High School senior Alex Kiel sounded ''Amazing Grace'' on trumpet. Terry Thompson, president of the Library Board of Trustees, then led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance to conclude the service.

The Bernardsville Green Team is recommending continuing Deer Management on the four municipally owned parcels for another year, and adding the Little Brook Sanctuary, a Somerset County Park located in Bernardsville.

This recommendation is based on the successful completion of deer management for the 2016 – 2017 season in accordance with Borough safety regulations and performance of all stipulated criteria outlined in the Deer Management Program Plan – 2016.

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