Bernards Committee's Final Vote on $4.89-Million Capital Project Spending Due on Tuesday Night

April 21, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Two weeks after approving a $41.6 million municipal budget that township officials say will help catch up on overdue major projects around town, the Bernards Township Committee could vote to dive into that to-do list by setting aside almost $4.89 million in capital funds.

The $4,489,400 ordinance setting aside funding for capital projects is one of the ...

S. Maple Water Main Work Due to Begin Next Week; Preliminary Storm Sewer Clearing This Week on Beechwood

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Details on how a pending three-month project to replace a major water main along South Maple Avenue, and preparation for a storm sewer project on Beechwood Road are expected to impact traffic have been announced by the township.

The South Maple Avenue project will be larger, involving months of construction, nighttime closings, and major ...

NWS Issues Flood Warning For Area

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -  A Flood Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service until 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. 

At 9:23 a.m. EDT, small streams throughout the region were responding to heavy rain that has been falling since the early morning hours. With more rain on the way, some of these small streams are expected to exceed their banks in places.

In addition, ...

Judge Denies CIP Bid to Add Quarry Housing to Affordable Housing Plan in Bernards

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A state judge has knocked down a legal motion by a development group seeking to build up to 380 apartments and townhouses at the defunct Millington Quarry as a part of Bernards Township's required state affordable housing plan.

Judge Thomas C. Miller on Friday denied the legal request by Community Investment Partners (CIP) to interject itself into ...

Bramnick to Discuss Affordable Housing at Town Hall Meeting on May 14

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, (R-21) will hold a Town Hall Meeting in Bernards Township to discuss affordable housing next month.

Bernards Township will host the meeting, according to a release from Mayor John Carpenter and the Township Committee.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday on May 14, in the Bernards Township Municipal Building, Warren Craft ...

New Bernards Police Chief Sworn In Along With New Recruit; Eight Officers Move Up in Rank

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Vowing to "set our sights high in order to make this the absolute best police agency possible," Bernards Township's new police chief, Michael Shimsky, was officially sworn in to his position at town hall on Tuesday night in front of an overflow crowd of law enforcement officials, their families, and other first responders.

A new member of ...

No Tax Increase in 2018 Somerset County Budget; Public Hearing May 22

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The 2018 county budget introduced this week by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders keeps taxes stable, reduces the county tax rate, maintains the county's AAA bond rating and maintains services..

“While Trenton is poised to increase the burden on taxpayers, Somerset County is once again keeping its pledge to deliver quality services to residents in ...

Bernards Budget Hearing, Police Chief's Swearing In Scheduled For Tuesday Meeting

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township's new police chief, along with a new recruit on the police force, are scheduled to be be sworn in at Tuesday's Township Committee meeting. A public hearing on the proposed $19.9-million municipal budget for 2018 is scheduled for the same night.

Tuesday meeting scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

The April 10 Township Committee ...

Somerville Invites NJ DMV Director to Witness Chronic Parking Violations at Local DMV Office

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Borough Council has invited the director of the state Motor Vehicle Commission to visit the local DMV facility on Roosevelt Place for a first-hand look at the chronic parking violations that occur every Tuesday night and Saturday morning on  nearby residential streets.

The borough's Public Safety Police Officer, John Covert, who attended Monday night’s ...

Full Slate of Republicans and Democrats Seeking Township Committee Nominations in June Primary

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Four candidates, two Democrats and two Republicans, filed on Monday to be included on June's primary ballots seeking to be their party's official Township Committee candidates for two seats available in this year's election. The line-up means there will be no contest in the primary election, but another face-off between the two parties in November.

All of ...

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