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Bernards OKs Joint Agreement for Special School Security Officers; School Board Set to Vote Aug. 27

August 19, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee has pledged to hire and equip the school district's first specially trained school security officers, to be stationed at Ridge High School, while the Board of Education is expected to vote on Aug. 27 whether to pick up the salaries of the the part-time officers.

The Township Committee was first to approve the agreement between the ...

Bernards Township Committee Votes 3-2 to Back Plan for 62 Affordable Units Among 280 Homes on Mountainview Blvd.

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ After hearing presentations by two developers, and hours of critique from a standing-room-only crowd of residents, the Bernards Township Committee narrowly voted on Tuesday night to select a proposal to construct 62 state-required affordable housing units among 280 apartments and townhouses at the far end of Mountainview Boulevard. The housing would be built near the Memorial ...

Tuesday Presentation & Public Comment On Proposals for Up to Total 466 Housing Units With 124 Affordable Units [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee agenda includes presentations by two developers seeking to build housing at two locations with a combined maximum of 466 housing units, with each to set aside 62 units for low to moderate-income housing. 

Earlier this week, a release said that public comment would be taken on the proposals during the ...

State Affordable Housing Settlement, Two Development Proposals on Aug. 14 Agenda for Bernards Committee

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township officials say the township has been "working in good faith" to reach a settlement agreement with the Fair Share Housing Center regarding a figure for affordable housing units in the township, and the matter will be on the Bernards Township Committee agenda for next Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Two potential developers will make ...

Roads To Remain Open As Construction Continues This Week

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - No road closures or driveway access restrictions are planned with construction due to continue on Monday, Aug. 6. on the Hansom Road and Watchung Drive Road improvements project. Crews will be working on construction of new granite block curb and sidewalk on Hansom Road, according to the township.

The later part of construction will be milling and ...

Bernards Police Bring Back National Night Out Next Tuesday, Aug. 7

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township police department is again hosting its own community version of National Night Out, with the event scheduled for 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday at Astor Field, located between Ridge High School and the municipal complex.

Demonstrations and displays of vehicles by Bernards Township police, Basking Ridge and Liberty Corner fire cos. and first aid ...

Hansom Road and Watchung Drive Road Construction Continues This Week

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A construction project for a major overhaul of Hansom Road and Watchung Drive Road is scheduled to continue on Monday, July 30, the township said. Crews will be working on the construction of new granite block curb and sidewalk along Hansom Road.

No road closures or driveway access restrictions will occur at this point of the roadwork, according to ...

Bernards Township Hires Two New Police Officers To Fill Spots of Longtime Officers Who Left In Spring

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards police department is back to full staffing with 38 officers after two young patrol officers, James (JD) Moore, a 2012 graduate of Ridge High School, and Ryan Caparoni, a graduate of the Morris County Academy, were sworn at Tuesday's Township Committee meeting.

The young officers represent the future of the department, Mayor John Carpenter noted after ...

Paving Due to Continue and Close Part of Lurline Drive, Other Roads on July 27

BERNARDS TWP., _ Surface course paving is due to take place on Lurline Drive, Beechwood Road, North Brook Avenue and Conklin Street from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, the township announced. The projects are scheduled to close all or part of the roads.

Lurline Drive will be closed to all traffic from Valley Road to no. 63, according to the townsip. All ...

Proposed Developer of Senior Living Facility Withdraws Zone Change Request For Property Off Mt. Airy

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Developer LCB Senior Living of Massachusetts abruptly dropped its request for the Bernards Township Committee before Tuesday's meeting to change the zoning on a 9.66-acre commercial property off Mount Airy Road to allow residential development. LCB Senior Living had proposed construction of a 94-unit assisted living facility for elderly ...

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