Bernville Borough Memorial Day Parade

In keeping with the tradition, in Bernville, of honoring the men and women who died while serving our great country, we will once again be having a Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 27th, 2019. However, this year we are asking for your help in preserving the legacy of this event by helping us grow. We are looking to once again bring back the tractors and horses (and add new ideas as well). If you happen to be able to help with this, your talent would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Shawn at 570.573.5677 or shawn@bernvilleborough.org

The parade will lineup at Penn-Bernville Elementary at 1 p.m., starting down Main Street at 2 p.m. and ending with a Memorial service in Umbenhauer Park. The Memorial Day Parade is funded by the community, donation checks can be made payable to The Bernville Parade Committee and mailed to P.O. Box 40; Bernville PA 19506. (photo courtesy of the Reading Eagle)

Bernville Borough Arbor Day

Bernville Borough Arbor Day – Saturday, May 4th at Umbenhauer Park, rain or shine. We invite you to join us for the park clean-up, or ceremony, or both! Clean-up starts at 9 a.m. and includes mulching trees, light tree pruning, leaf raking, and general park “sprucing-up.” Our Arbor Day ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and will include the planting of this year’s Arbor Day tree.

Sponsored by the Bernville Borough Shade Tree Commission

Come W(h)ine with the Mayor

Do you have an idea or a talent you would like to lend to your community?  Do you have a concern or question about your community?  The Mayor of Bernville invites you to join him for a glass of wine* and appetizers on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bernville Area Community Library to share with him your ideas, talents, and thoughts.

*You must be at least 21 years of age to drink.  Bottled water and soda will also be provided.  This event is paid for and sponsored by Shawn. Raup-Konsavage, using private funding.  This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the borough of Bernville or its council.

Snow Emergency

A Snow Emergency will be in effect for the Borough of Bernville on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 at 7:00PM 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.

Springtime is just around the corner

The following tree-related springtime events are coordinated by the Bernville Borough Shade Tree Commission.  Residents, scouts, students, friends of the borough, and any interested party are welcomed to participate in any activity.  Please bring along a set of work gloves if participating and wear appropriate shoes.  Individuals who volunteer may stay for however long they choose; everyone’s efforts will be sincerely appreciated. 

March 23 – Stan Clay Park Spring Clean-Up – work starts at 9 a.m. and includes light tree pruning, tree mulching, leaf raking, and general park clean-up. For those who may be new, a training session on light tree pruning and tree mulching will be offered at 9 a.m. and will last approximately 30 minutes. 

April 6 – Tree Planting at Umbenhauer Park – we will plant about 90 trees/shrubs of all sizes on April 6th at Umbenhauer Park (at least get the replanting effort started); the work will begin at 9 a.m.  This will focus on digging holes and mulching trees that we plant.  Some trees likely can be planted in 10 minutes, but others of a larger scale may take a bit of an effort.  Thus, this activity involves a bit more physical effort, so for those of you seeking a challenge of a physical nature, please consider joining us.  Please bring a shovel (or two) if you have it.  

May 4 – Arbor Day at Umbenhauer Park.  This day recognizes the importance of trees in our community and the environment.  Our normal Arbor Day routine starts at 9 a.m. and we work for two hours (rake leaves, mulch trees, pick up small branches, clean picnic tables, light tree pruning, general park clean-up, etc.).  After the work session, a formal Arbor Day tree planting ceremony will take place at 11 a.m.   

All volunteers are welcomed to participate in any of these events and the borough thanks you in advance for your participation.  If you have any questions, please contact borough hall.   

Thank You – Bernville Borough Shade Tree Commission

Bernville Borough Junior Council Person Program

PSAB JCP LogoBernville 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

Be aware of scammers

https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/consumer-alerts/

Each day seems to bring a new phone or Internet scam brought by fraudsters looking to steal money from local residents. A lot times, police say, scammers will call and tell you they’re trying to help you pay money you supposedly owe.

If you think someone may have tried to scam you, report it to your local law enforcement agency. Even if you didn’t give them any money, if you gave them some of your personal information, you should contact law enforcement. There are things they can do to protect you from having any money stolen from you and keep them from stealing your identity.

Pennsylvanians who believe they have been victims of a scam should also file a complaint with the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection by calling 800-441-2555 or emailing scams@attorneygeneral.gov. You can also sign up for monthly text alerts by visiting https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/consumer-alerts/