Sergeant Robert Bickham

It is with sadness in our hearts that we have heard of the passing of Sergeant Robert Bickham on the morning of Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at his home from complications from COVID-19 infection. Sergeant Bickham began with the Bernville Borough Police Department, as a Patrolman, in September of 2011 and served the borough until December of 2020. Sergeant Bickham was retired from the Reading Police Department, and currently working for the Berks County Coroner’s Office. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Michelle, and his three children: Kyle, Jeremy, and Ashley during this time of great loss.

May’s Borough Council Meeting

This months Borough Council meeting will be in-person at borough hall starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

You are invited to attend Council meetings, typically held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

All meetings listed are open to the public. If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend, but require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation in order to participate in the proceedings, please call 484.769.8594 to discuss how we may meet your needs. Also, to discuss agenda items please call 484.769.8594.

Commitment to the Community of Bernville

Thank you to the below listed for their sponsorship and commitment to the community of Bernville.

You too can help Bernville Borough add some patriotic spirit by sponsoring an American flag on Main Street and in the parks. Any individual or organization interested in sponsoring a flag for $40 may do so by mailing a check payable to Bernville Borough; PO BOX 40 or by credit card by calling Brenda at 484-769-8594.

Lloyd and Ruth BarnettBarry and Dayna Strong

April 2021 Council Meeting

You are invited to attend Council meetings, typically held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

All meetings listed are open to the public. If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend, but require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation in order to participate in the proceedings, please call 484.769.8594 to discuss how we may meet your needs. Also, to discuss agenda items please call 484.769.8594.

Gov. Wolf signs Senate Bill 841 to provide flexibility to local governments and businesses on April 20, 2020

Meeting Via Telecommunications Device
Section 5741 allows a borough council, authority, planning commission, zoning hearing board or other entity of the municipality to meet remotely by telecommunications device.

Public Notices
Notice must be given of public meetings held under this section. Public notice includes either on the borough’s website or in the newspaper of general circulation, or both.

Bernville Borough Council Meeting – Tuesday, March 3, 2021, 7:00 PM (EDT) and all future meetings until published otherwise will be conducted online. 

Bernville Borough Council Meeting
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/141920069

You can also dial in using your phone.
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Access Code: 141-920-069

You are invited to attend Council meetings, typically held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

All meetings listed are open to the public. If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend, but require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation in order to participate in the proceedings, please call 484.769.8594 to discuss how we may meet your needs. Also, to discuss agenda items please call 484.769.8594.

NOTICE: Street Cleaning & Crack Sealing – No Parking

There will be no parking Wednesday, April 14, 2021 starting at 6 a.m. for street cleaning and crack sealing work on the following streets:  Main Street, Front Street, Second Street, and Third Street, Washington, and Penn Street.

There will be no parking Thursday, April 15, 2021 starting at 6 a.m. for street cleaning and crack sealing work on any street or avenue EXCEPT for the following streets:  Main Street, Front Street, Second Street, Third Street, Washington, and Penn Street.

These parking bans will remain in effect until the removal of the posted no parking signs.   This parking ban will be strictly enforced.  Your support in maintaining our community is greatly appreciated. 

*** updated on 04.08.2021 to include Washington & Penn Street ***

March 2021 Council Meeting

You are invited to attend Council meetings, typically held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

All meetings listed are open to the public. If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend, but require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation in order to participate in the proceedings, please call 484.769.8594 to discuss how we may meet your needs. Also, to discuss agenda items please call 484.769.8594.

Gov. Wolf signs Senate Bill 841 to provide flexibility to local governments and businesses on April 20, 2020

Meeting Via Telecommunications Device
Section 5741 allows a borough council, authority, planning commission, zoning hearing board or other entity of the municipality to meet remotely by telecommunications device.

Public Notices
Notice must be given of public meetings held under this section. Public notice includes either on the borough’s website or in the newspaper of general circulation, or both.

Bernville Borough Council Meeting – Tuesday, March 3, 2021, 7:00 PM (EDT) and all future meetings until published otherwise will be conducted online. 

Bernville Borough Council Meeting
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/141920069

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3112
Access Code: 141-920-069

You are invited to attend Council meetings, typically held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

All meetings listed are open to the public. If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend, but require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation in order to participate in the proceedings, please call 484.769.8594 to discuss how we may meet your needs. Also, to discuss agenda items please call 484.769.8594.

Borough Council Meeting Canceled

Due to the snow and work requirements several borough council members will not be available to attend tonight’s monthly scheduled council meeting. 

  As per borough code, there would not be enough members in attendance to have a qualified quorum, accordingly there will not be a borough council meeting tonight.

Snow emergency still in effect

May be an image of one or more people and text that says 'NO PARKING DURING SNOW EMERGENCY'

The contracted plow service for the borough is getting a few hours of sleep and will be back out to remove the piles of snow from the snow emergency routes. The snow emergency parking ban is still in effect. I can promise if you are parked on a snow emergency route two things will happen: The first is you will be issued a citation, and the second is your vehicle will be towed by V&M Towing who you can contact at 610.926.3724. With the cold weather and the possibility of more snow later this week it is vital that we can get this snow removed. Once the snow has been removed, I will rescind the snow emergency order.

Snow Emergency

Snow Emergency for the Borough of Bernville will be in effect as of Sunday, January 31, 2021 starting at 6 PM until further notice. Please remove all vehicles from designated Snow Emergency routes. All residents will be notified when the Snow Emergency is lifted. We thank you for your cooperation during this time.