Snow Emergency

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After speaking with our contracted plow service the decision to issue a Snow Emergency for the Borough of Bernville will be in effect as of Wednesday, December 16, 2020 starting at 8:30 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.

I’m hoping if I post it, we won’t need it…

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Ordinance #235 – SNOW EMERGENCIES
This designates Snow Emergency Routes within the borough. When the mayor declares a snow and ice emergency, there is no parking from Garfield Road to Shartlesville Road on Main Street and no parking on Second and Third Streets from Main Street to Route 183. For snow emergency information: Radio – (WEEU/830AM; WRFY/102FM; WIOV/105.1FM), TV – (Berks-Lehigh News WFMZ Channel 69 on cable channel 9).

We will also do our best to post it here on Facebook, and the digital road sign at borough hall.
Stay safe.

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 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 #2020Census