Welcome to Bern Township


Gruber Wagon Works is located at the Berks County Heritage Center on Red Bridge Park in
Tulpehocken Creek Park.
It has been a National Historic Landmark since 1977.


 
From:
"The BOOK of BERN,
A History of Bern Township,
Berks County, Pennsylvania 1738-1988”

"Bern Township was settled in 1733, mostly by German farmers. It was established in 1738. Originally, it was bounded on the east by the Schuylkill River, on the west by the Tulpehocken Creek, on the south at the confluence of the two rivers, and on the north by the Blue Mountains. 

First, the part of Bern Township on the north side of the Blue Mountains was taken away and made part of Brunswick Township in Schuylkill County leaving the crest of the mountain as the dividing line between the coun­ties. In 1789 the northern part of the township was split off and named Upper Bern.

Then, three other townships were carved out of Bern: Penn Township was formed in 1841 by taking parts of Bern and Upper Bern townships, Centre Township was formed in 1843 out of an eastern sector of the township and Tilden was created in 1887.

Today the Schuylkill River and the Tulpehocken Creek account for two thirds of the Bern Township’s boundary. On the north side, the Borough of Leesport marks the northeast corner of the township and a point southwest of Bern Church marks the southwestern corner."


 



IMPORTANT NOTICE:

UPDATE ON ROAD CLOSURE:


The pipeline replacement and milling project on Fairview Drive between McCoy Lane and White Oak Lane 

will continue during the week of 

September 26 through September 30, 2016, between the hours of 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM Monday through Friday.


The northbound detour route

 from Fairview Drive will be a left turn onto Possum Lane, and a right turn onto White Oak Lane, back to Fairview Drive.


The southbound detour route 

from Fairview Drive will be a right turn onto White Oak Lane, and a left turn onto Possum Lane, back to Fairview Drive.


We have been in touch with Schuylkill Valley School District Transportation and this work should not impact any scheduled school bus times.

 

Thanks.

 

Get prepared and ready for emergencies!

Summer and fall can bring unexpected emergencies
- heat, power outages and severe storms.

A handy and easily accessible website for your home planning and preparedness 
needs can be found at:

www.readypa.org

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), this 
site has much information and guidance. It also includes directions to download
their app to both iOS and android smartphones.

Take the time to be prepared. Make a plan for your family!

NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
September is recognized as
National Preparedness Month (NPM) 
which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit.

Get prepared and ready for emergencies!

A handy and easily accessible website for your home planning and
preparedness needs can be found at:

www.readypa.org

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), this site 
has much information and guidance. It also includes directions to download 
their app to both iOS and android smartphones.

Take the time to be prepared. 
Make a plan for your family!

RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Wondering about why we use Oil and Chip
    on our roadways?

    Click on the Roads Page in the side bar list
    to the left for an explanation
  • Permit is Needed for Open Burning !
    A Burn Permit must be obtained from Bern Township office. Call for more details.
  •  The 2016  Recycling Dates are posted on the
    Solid Waste & Recycling Dates Page.

Urgent Request!

Are you cleaning up after cats or kids?

Please do not throw "flushable" cat litter or disposable wet wipes into your toilet.

These items may be "flushable" but they do not dissolve or disintegrate.

They cause blockages and other problems in sewer systems. These problems are very expensive to fix, and will cause the cost of your sewer rates to increase.

So please be considerate and throw your "flushables" into the trash, or these items will wind up costing you, and other sewer users, a lot more money.

Thank you!