December 2020 Council Meeting

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 – Tue, December 1, 2020 7:00 PM (EDT)

Bernville Borough Council
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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.

Zoning Board Vacancy

There is currently a vacancy on the Bernville Borough Zoning Board… and your community needs your time and talent. 

The Zoning Hearing Board may consist of 3 to 5 residents of the borough.  Primary responsibilities of the Zoning Hearing Board include, among others: hearing requests for variances where it is alleged that the provisions of the zoning ordinance inflict unnecessary hardship to the applicant, hearing and deciding requests for special exceptions to the terms of the zoning ordinance, hearing and deciding upon special challenges to the validity of the land use ordinance, and hearing appeals from a determination by the Zoning Officer or Municipal Engineer.

You must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the borough for a minimum of one year.  If you are interested or for more information, please contact Brenda at bernvilleboro@comcast.net or call 484.769.8594.

Free movies under the stars on the big screen in Umbenhauer Park

Please join us this Friday, October 25 in Umbenhauer Park for free movies under the stars on the big screen. We’re really sorry that it’s cold out, but we can’t show movies when the sun is still shining. We will start off our doubleheader with Sonic the Hedgehog (PG) at 8 p.m. followed by Instant Family (PG 13)

Social distancing rules will be enforced. Be sure to bring some chairs or a picnic blanket. Upon arrival, please check in at the concession stand and you will be assigned your campsite for the movie. We kindly ask that you exercise social distancing when at check in and stay at your site while viewing the movie. Concessions will be available for purchase. Thank you to the Bernville Area Community Library for helping sponsor this event.

Your community needs your help!

Please be sure to fill out the Census for 2020.  Your participation affects borough finances for the next ten years! By filling this out you ensure that appropriate funding will be available for our schools, libraries and much more.

For the first time, in 2020 the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online.  The process will be quick and secure. You can respond to the census in less time than it takes to finish your morning coffee. You’ll still be able to respond by mail. To learn more about what to expect and for a direct link to the online form, visit https://2020census.gov/ #2020Census

Bernville Beautification Committee

The (BBC) is looking for VOLUNTEERS to assist in the development of Stanton Clay Park.  We want to develop a walking trail, wetland garden, pollinator garden, and a place for special events.

BBC is staffed by volunteers and funded by donations.  We need gardeners, landscapers, carpenters, stone masons, etc.  Don’t want to get your hands dirty?  No problem – we need ideas, too!

We will meet on Mondays at 6:00 at the gazebo in Stanton Clay Park beginning August.

Now hiring Borough Maintenance Employees

MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEE:  BOROUGH OF BERNVILLE; BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

Now hiring Borough Maintenance Employees  $13.25/hr

Applications are being accepted for the position of Maintenance Employee with the Borough of Bernville. Applications must be secured on the Borough’s website at bernvilleborough.org or in person from Borough Hall. Completed applications must be returned in person by the applicant to the Borough Hall if the Borough Hall is permitted to be open or by certified mail to Bernville Borough Hall; Brenda Strunk; 6602 Bernville Rd; PO Box 40; Bernville, PA 19506.

Shall perform the following assignments and assume the following responsibilities:

Umbenhauer Park

  • Removing twigs, brush and leaves in spring
  • Cleaning of kitchen before and after rentals
  • Cleaning of bathrooms before and after rentals
  • Keeping bathrooms supplied with paper towels and toilet tissues
  • Mowing grass and spraying weeds
  • Cleaning picnic tables and painting and repair thereof as necessary
  • Emptying of trash containers
  • Removing leaves in fall

Stanton Clay Park

  • Removing twigs, brush and leaves in spring
  • Mowing grass and spraying weeds
  • Cleaning gazebo and staining when necessary
  • Emptying trash containers
  • Removing leaves in fall

 

Streets and Highways

  • Painting yellow parking lines on Main Street
  • Painting yellow lines at “no parking” areas
  • Painting fire plugs
  • Spraying weeds along curb line
  • Cleaning leaves from catch basin

Equipment

  • Making minor repairs to Borough equipment
  • Winterizing Borough equipment and storage at end of summer season

This list is to serve as a guide only additional activities or tasks related to the parks or streets may be assigned by council as necessary.