Government

September 12, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Despite opposition from neighbors and "no" votes cast by two members of the governing body, the creation of a new multifamily housing zone that can accommodate up to 280 new housing units was approved by a 3-2 vote of the Township Committee on Tuesday night. The vote came ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee settled an affordable housing lawsuit and agreed to rezone for multifamily housing off Mountain View Boulevard at its last meeting, and this Tuesday is set to give the final approval to the new zone, which would allow construction of up to 280 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Whether construction work on the 2018 Road Improvements projects throughout Bernards will continue as planned on Monday, Sept. 10, and into this week, depends on the weather, the township said.   Work planned on multiple roads as heavy rains head north Road crews are ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township municipal offices and the Bernards Township Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday. This is the last holiday weekend for township students, who are due to return to public schools on Thursday, Sept. 6. Last day for Pleasant ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - With a deadline of finishing the project before township schools open on Sept. 6, Hansom Road is due to be closed to through traffic for pavement milling operations from approximately 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The road was closed off on Tuesday as the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This Tuesday, the Bernards Township Committee is set to approve two agreements designed to meet the township's state-ordered affordable housing obligation through 2025, including support for a proposal to construct 62 state-required affordable housing units among 280 apartments ...

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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 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The "full depth reclamation" road reconstruction method that is part of the township's 2018 road programs is scheduled to take place on Byron Drive on Tuesday, Aug. 21, the township announced on Monday. During the process, the affected section of the roadway will be closed daily ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A Township Committee discussion on whether to change the zoning on a 9.66-acre commercial property off Mount Airy Road to a zone that could allow a assisted senior living facility to be built is back on Tuesday night's meeting agenda, after being delayed earlier this ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The only entrance road into heavily-used Pleasant Valley Park might seem a bit unusual for those heading in for the first time _ cars and bikes must slow down to cross a steady stream flowing across a low point in the roadway.  At times of the year, the stream might dry up _ ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Work on the township's 2018 Road Improvements program will be in full swing for the week beginning on Monday, July 16, with a major construction project due to begin on Hansom Road and Watchung Drive. Officials said last month that the goal is to finish that $545,497 project ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A discussion on whether to change the zoning on a 9.66-acre commercial property off Mount Airy Road to a zone that could allow a assisted senior living facility to be built there was delayed by the Township Committee on Tuesday night. Further consideration of a Massachusetts ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Continuing a busy summer for road work and related projects around town, road crews are set to be working on storm sewer repairs and construction of granite block curb and sidewalk on Dryden Road on Wednesday, July 11, the township said. Crews were also scheduled on Wednesday ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A public hearing on and possible enactment of an updated town ordinance that would ban sparklers and other now-legal novelty fireworks on public land is one of the items on Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee agenda, along with discussion of a proposed new senior housing zone ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Sparklers and other limited novelty fireworks now legally sold throughout New Jersey would still be banned on any public property in Bernards Township, including parks, according to an update of an existing law that is being proposed by the Bernards Township Committee. The ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - At its next meeting in July, the Bernards Township Committee is expecting to further discuss a proposal to build 94 units of assisted living housing for senior citizens on 9.66 acres off Mount Airy Road. Public comments on the plan would also be accepted at that ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township's 2018 road improvements programs will continue into July with a number of township road projects. Starting the week of July 2, road reconstruction will begin on Hessian Street and Lurline Drive, Byron Drive, Dryden Road, and Franklin Drive, according to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Saturday, June 30, is the last day to purchase a commemorative tree from Bernards Township as a way of: honoring the memory of a relative, friend or member of an organization; noting a milestone or special event; or perhaps recognizing a volunteer's or employee's ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township Patrol Officer Henry "Hank" Werner will step out of police headquarters for the traditional "walk-out" for retiring officers this Friday, June 29, wrapping up a long and varied career on the township police force. Werner has been a police officer for 28 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Township officials are expecting to soon hold a preconstruction meeting with AJM Contractors of Clifton, hired on Tuesday, to discuss a major road project to repave and upgrade Hansom Road and Watchung Drive in The Hills this summer. The goal is to finish the $545,497 project ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - JCP&L has improved both its communication with municipalities and customers, and also its response to outages, since Superstorm Sandy plunged the entire township into darkness in 2012 and left residents wondering what help, if any, was on the way from the power company, ...

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