Bernards Committee To Address 'Affordable Housing,' and More at Tuesday Meeting

The Bernards Township Committee generally meets about twice a month at the township municipal building, 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge. Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - An old subject -- whether the township has fulfilled its state-imposed quota for "affordable housing units" -- is scheduled to get a new look at Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee meeting.

At the last meeting in May, Township Attorney John Belardo discussed efforts by the New Jersey Builders Association to increase construction of new housing units in the township as a method of meeting the township's "fair share" of affordable housing.

A resolution to be discussed at Tuesday's Committee meeting -- to begin at 8 p.m. in the municipal building at 1 Collyer Lane -- contends that Bernards Township has fully met its affordable housing obligations since the state began setting quotas in 1985.

Sign Up for E-News

The most recent 2010 housing affordable housing requirements also have been met, the proposed resolution states.

Some of the ways that the township has provided affordable housing units in Bernards in the past three decades, the resolution says, have included the construction of housing for homeless veterans in Lyons; the sale of units at Society Hill and The Cedars; group homes for the Matheny Medical Center and Bethel Ridge; and underwriting the construction of affordable housing in South Bound Brook and Phillipsburg in past years.

The resolution will be open for public comment during the meeting.

In another item on Tuesday's agend, the township will add to this year's budget the receipt of a $59,344 award from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for the purpose of funding the 2015 Clean Communities Program. 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Basking Ridge

Somerville Approves 40-Acre Transit Village with Route 206 Gateway

May 13, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset Station, an expansive Transit Village featuring apartments, townhouses, retail stores and a community center alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley line - with an interior roadway providing access to Route 206 - was given site plan and subdivision approvals by the Planning Board following a 3 ½-hour meeting Wednesday night.

The final application is based ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, June 1, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sat, June 2, 8:00 AM

Bearfort Waters, Parking Area P7, West Milford

NJ Audubon: Bearfort Waters Field Trip

Education Green

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Summer Camp Open House Friday, June 1

May 25, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) will host a Summer Open House on Friday, June 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The free event is open to the public and will be held at the Performing Arts School located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. The open house will feature demo classes centered around summer camp offerings and light refreshments will be served.


AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!