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Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

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Jennifer L. Asay 
Deputy Mayor
Gary Baumann
Township Committeeman
Ana Duarte McCarthy 
Township Committeewoman
Township Committeeman

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Bernards BLUrbs - Bernards Local Updates


 Episode 1 - Transparency, Get To Know Your Local Government 

Episode 2 - Get Ready For Bernards Township's Annual Charter Day! 


 Episode 1 - Township Emergency and Non-Emergency Notification Sign Up 

 Episode 2 - Update on 3 New Safety Tools From BTPD 

 Episode 3 - Evaluate your Home with BTPD Home Security Checklist

 Episode 4 - BTPD Proactive Approach to Crime with High Visibility Features on Patrol Vehicles

 Episode 5 - Seamlessly connect to Bernards PD with CityProtect

 Episode 6 - Safe Exchange Zone at the BT Police Department

 Episode 7 - Mayor Asay joined Asw. Michele Matsikoudis for Mondays with Michele to discuss New Car Theft Bill

 Episode 8 - Mayor Asay, Sergeant Baldassare, and Chief Burger share Warm Weather Safety Tips!

 Episode 9 - Mayor Asay shares Opportunities for Small Business Owners! Visit https://www.bernards.org/resident/fabric-of-bernards

Township Committee

Bernards Township operates under the Township form of New Jersey municipal government. The Township Committee is comprised of five members, elected by the public in partisan elections for three-year terms of office on a staggered schedule, with one or two seats coming up for election each year. All members have equal power and may vote on all issues. Township Committee hold all legislative and executive powers of the Township (except in matters of health). At the annual Reorganization meeting held in January, the Mayor is elected by the committee from among its members.


Unless otherwise advertised, Township Committee meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday following the first Monday of each month in the Warren Craft Meeting Room of the Municipal Building, 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. Meetings are open to the public 8:00 PM, and are normally proceeded by executive session at 7:30 PM. The executive session portion of the meeting is not opened to the public.  Rules of Order are the procedures which guide the conduct of a meeting. The Township Committee follows Roberts Rules of Order. Depending on the item of business, the Governing Body may take action through passage of an Ordinance, Resolution, Motion, or simply a consensus of agreement.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know in advance what items will be on the agenda?

The agenda is published approximately 48 hours prior to the meeting. The agenda is posted on the bulletin board in the Municipal Building and on the Township web page bulletin board. You can also call the Municipal Clerk at 908-204-3001.