Township Committee

horizontal rule 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.

Meetings – 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.

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Meeting Schedule:

  • 12/26/2017 8:00 PM
  • 01/02/2018 7:00 PM
  • 01/09/2018 8:00 PM
  • 01/23/2018 8:00 PM
  • 02/13/2018 8:00 PM
  • 02/27/2018 8:00 PM
  • 03/13/2018 8:00 PM
  • 03/27/2018 8:00 PM
  • 04/10/2018 8:00 PM
  • 04/24/2018 8:00 PM
  • 05/15/2018 8:00 PM
  • 05/29/2018 8:00 PM
  • 06/12/2018 8:00 PM
  • 06/26/2018 8:00 PM
  • 07/10/2018 8:00 PM
  • 07/24/2018 8:00 PM
  • 08/14/2018 8:00 PM
  • 08/28/2018 8:00 PM
  • 09/11/2018 8:00 PM
  • 09/25/2018 8:00 PM
  • 10/09/2018 8:00 PM
  • 10/23/2018 8:00 PM
  • 11/27/2018 8:00 PM
  • 12/11/2018 8:00 PM
  • 01/02/2019 7:00 PM
  • 01/15/2019 8:00 PM
  • 01/29/2019 8:00 PM

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.

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CONSISTENT WITH THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE RELIGIOUS LAND USE AND INSTITUTIONALIZED PERSONS ACT OF 2000 (“RLUIPA”), BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, THE PLANNING BOARD, AND THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT DO NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST RELIGIOUS EXERCISE, OR VIOLATE THE OTHER PROTECTIONS OF RLUIPA.