The borough welcomes Michele Ehrhart and Jason Weinrich to Borough Council. Both are serving on council for the first time and were sworn in at the January Council Meeting. The borough greatly appreciates their willingness to volunteer their time to the improvement of the borough.
Last year borough council passed a resolution to create a Junior Council Person (JCP) program, as a way to way to improve our community for the youth, engage young adults in local government, and instill a sense of community pride. We are still looking for our first JCP! Young people are an essential part of our community, that we do not hear from often enough. An important goal of the junior council person program is to reduce this gap. Through this program, the JCP will be able to explain to his/her peers the importance of local government and how the decisions are made within the borough. Additionally, the JCP will help the borough council better understand what can be done to improve the community for its adolescent and young adult citizens.
The Junior Council Person has the right to attend all borough council meetings, including committee meetings and working session, and to participate fully in these meetings including voicing his/her concerns on matters discussed. The JCP will not be able to vote or to attend executive council sessions.
• Resident of Bernville Borough
• Current Freshman or Sophomore (will be a Sophomore or Junior in August).
• Available to attend meetings the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.
• Willing to serve a one-year term (starting in August)
To apply, interested students should submit an application online at bernvilleborough.org by selecting the Junior Council Person Program option under the Borough Officials and Support Services Tab. If you have any questions please email either the Mayor at firstname.lastname@example.org or Councilman Raup-Konsavage at email@example.com
A Special Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Bernville will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Borough Hall located at 6602 Bernville Road, Bernville, PA 19506
AGENDA TO THE EXTENT KNOWN
Reorganization of Council
Oath of Office to Newly Elected Officials
Election of Council President
Appointment of Professionals
Appointment of Committees
Formal Action will be taken at this meeting
Portions of the meeting may be held in Closed Executive Session, if necessary.
This is an open public meeting. Notice of this meeting was sent to the Reading Eagle newspaper.
You are invited to attend Council meetings, typically held on the first Tuesday of the month (but not this month due to Election Day) at 7 p.m. at the Borough Office unless otherwise indicated in the Borough Newsletter. 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.
For more information about the Junior Council Program click here
The Borough Council of Bernville, Berks County, Pennsylvania will hold a special meeting to consider the future of police services and taxes in the Borough and any other matters that may come before the Council on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, beginning at 7:00 p.m., at the Bernville Fire Co. located at 6701 Bernville Road in the Borough of Bernville. All interested residents are invited to attend and be heard.
BOROUGH COUNCIL OF BERNVILLE,
BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Brenda Strunk, Secretary
Bernville Borough passed a resolution in February 2019 to start a Junior Council Person (JCP) program in the borough as an approach for getting our community’s young adults involved in local government, identifying ways to improve the community for the youth, and instilling a sense of community pride. Young people are an essential part of our community, that we do not hear from often enough. An important goal of the junior council person program is to reduce this gap. Through this program, the JCP will be able to explain to his/her peers the importance of local government and how the decisions are made within the borough. Additionally, the JCP will help the borough council better understand what can be done to improve the community for its adolescent and young adult citizens.
More information can be found by clicking Borough Officials & Support Services –> Junior Council Person Program
Just a friendly reminder that our monthly council will be moved to Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 7 p.m. due to New Year’s Day being the first Tuesday of the month. We hope to see you there.