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Town of Berne
Berne, New York 12023 USA

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The center of the Helderbergs

East Berne 
South Berne
West Berne
Thompson's Lake
Warner's Lake
The Switzkill Valley
West Mountain

Map of Berne    Town Library

Offices, Hours, Officers, Committees

Town Board Meetings:
8 PM
2nd Wednesday
of the month

*As needed and with notice to the public, Town Board meetings may also be held on the 4th Wednesday of the month.

Planning Board Meetings:
7 PM
1st & 3rd Thursday of the month


2014 Town Appointments & Committees

Zoning Ordinance
[current as of 8/15/07]

Building Information Brochure &  Application for Site Development

Town Notices

Discussion of the Fox Creek Wall and Bridge at the Routes of 443 & 156 at the second meeting of the Town Board on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

Berne Summerfest
August 24

Vendors Sign Up Now

Read the
Winter 2014 Courier

 2013 Final Tax Assessment Roll

Town Board meeting minutes now on Board Minutes page

Have you registered your dog?

Cell Tower Report
available for review at the town hall

[link to NYS Office of Real Property Services]
New legislation requires all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the New York State Tax Department in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years. Click below for complete information:
Basic STAR Registration program
If you have questions
call (518) 457-2036.

Sewer District Law

Save time! Get forms on-line. 
New ZONING forms
Disability Plates/ Parking Permits

Veterans Exemption Law
[text of law]

Town Code on-line

E. Berne Hamlet Study Complete
Hamlet Study Files

Fraud Detection & Protection Presentation
May 3, 2014, 10AM
Mike Padulo of the Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Fraud and Protection will sponsor a presentation on the subject of consumer fraud and how to protect yourself. Open to all residents at the Senior Center

Town Planning Board Openings        

Town of Berne is seeking persons interested in serving on the Town of Berne Planning Board as a permanent member and one person to serve as an alternate member.  Interested persons should contact the Berne Town Clerk at 872-1448.

New Library Hours
and contact info on
Library Page



Trees for Tribs Program

NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation is offering free or low cost native tree and shrub seedlings for streamside planting and restoration projects. Apply for spring 2014 planting now – preference is given to applications received by March 1.

Applicants in the Hudson River Estuary watershed: visit
www.dec.ny.gov/lands/43668.html or contact Beth Roessler at (845)-256-2253 or baroessl@gw.dec.state.ny.us .

All other applicants: visit
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/77710.html or contact Jason Smith at (518) 473-6227 or jpsmith@gw.dec.state.ny.us




R.A.D. Self Defense Program for Women
Sponsored by Albany Co. Sheriff's Office

Classes starting Feb. 18 in Westerlo


Our Heritage, the History of Berne
back in print.

Berne Safe Act Resolution

Winter/Spring 2013 Courier
Town Newsletter

Report on Hydrofracking in the Town of Berne

Rural Bus Routes eliminated

New Building & Zoning Fee Schedule

Comprehensive Plan Draft Documents
Link to Community Planning & Environmental Associates

Thacher Park Nature Center

Albany County Hilltowns

website featuring history and attractions of Berne, Knox, Rensselaerville & Westerlo

Comprehensive Plan
Maps now online

Join Comprehensive Plan email list.

Sewer District Info site
[a repository for working information on Berne, NY Sewer District #1] also listed on Related Links page

Recycle Electronics
See New Regs

Your Berne Transfer Station Permit should be affixed to back of rear view mirror. 

Senior Van on the road.
Sign up to ride or to
volunteer to drive.

Driver orientation.

Rural Bus Routes

Caregiver Volunteers needed
518 456-2898

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