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 Bristol Township At A Glance


Unit of Local Government is a First Class Township

Council President - Craig Bowen
Council Vice-President - Amber Longhitano
Councilman - Murray Bailey, Jr.
Councilman - Troy Brennan
Councilman - Joe Glasson
Councilman - John Monahan
Councilwoman - Cynthia Murphy
Township Manager -William J. McCauley, III

Local Government Contact Page

The population is 55,421 (2010 Census Data)
The size is about 17 square miles
Population density is 3211 persons per square mile
The schools are in the Bristol Township School District

Part of the 8th Congressional District - Mike Fitzpatrick
Part of the 141st Legislative District - Tina Davis
Part of the 6th Senate District - Robert M. Tomlinson
U.S. Senators - Patrick J. ToomeyRobert P. Casey, Jr.
Governor - Tom Wolf

Minimum drinking age is 21.
Minimum age for buying tobacco products is 18.
Curfew for people 11 or under is 10:00 P.M.
Curfew for people 12 and 13 is 10:30 P.M.
Curfew for people 14 through 17 is 11:00 P.M.
View Nighttime Curfew Ordinance

 


 


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NEWS

County Health Department to Spray Adult Mosquitoes September 8 in Bristol Township
The Bucks County Department of Health will conduct an adult mosquito spray with assistance from the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) in Bristol Township on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. The spray will be in the Oaktree section of Bristol Township. The spray will commence at dusk.  The rain date for this spray will be Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015.

Click Here To Read the Press Release or Click Here For More Information The Bucks County Department of Health can be reached at 215-345-3318.


Labor Day Holiday

The Bristol Township Municipal Building will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, September 8 at 8:30am. A refuse and recycling holiday collection schedule is in effect for the week of September 7, due to the Labor Day holiday. There will be no Refuse or Recycling Collection on Monday, September 7. Pickup normally scheduled for Monday will be delayed to Tuesday, September 8. All subsequent trash/recycling collection during the entire week of September 7 will be delayed by one day. For example, Pickup normally scheduled for Tuesday, September 8 will be delayed to Wednesday, September 9. Regular collection services will resume the following week. Click here for more information or call 215-785-0500


Council Meeting Cancelled

Public Notice: The meeting of the Bristol Township Council, originally advertised for September 3, 2015, has been cancelled due to lack of business. The next meeting of the Township Council will be on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA.


Public Meetings Not Broadcast Live During Renovations

Due to the ongoing Municipal Building renovation project, Council meetings will not be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 22 or Verizon FIOS Channel 45 until renovations to the auditorium are complete.  A video recording of the August 20 Council meeting can be viewed “On Demand” through Bristol Township TV.  Click Here to access On Demand TV and to view a rebroadcast of the the August 20 Council meeting.  Council meetings will be held at the James A. Gallagher Community Center, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol PA during the renovations.  The meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to participate. Meetings will be broadcast live once the auditorium renovations are complete. We appreciate your patience during this transition.


Bristol Township is accepting applications for PART-TIME CLERKS

Working in the Township’s various departments for 20 to 30 hours per week; $15.09 an hour. The successful candidates shall have basic office skills including working knowledge of WORD and EXCEL; one year of experience in similar position strongly preferred. Interested parties should send completed application available at the Township Building or a resume to Tom Scott, HR Officer tscott@bristoltownship.org. EOE.

Click Here for Employment Application


Bristol Township is accepting applications for PART-TIME LABORERS, TRUCK DRIVERS and MECHANICS working in the Township’s Public Works Dept for 20 to 30 hours per week;$16.52 hourly for Laborers, $19.29 for Truck Drivers, $22.72 for Mechanics. The successful candidates shall have basic maintenance machinery and tool usage skills as well as manual labor abilities; at least one year of experience strongly preferred. CDL preferred. Interested parties should send completed application available at the Twp. Bldg. or a resume to Tom Scott, HR Officer tscott@bristoltownship.org. EOE.

Click Here for Employment Application


Car Show At the Bristol Township Municipal Complex
Lower Bucks Region A.A.C.A. Presents 33rd  Annual Car Show    
On Saturday, August 22, 2015 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Rain Date:  Sunday August 23, 2015
Click Here to View Event Flyer

or visit: www.buckscarclubaaca.com for more information


Community Fun Day In Bristol Township
Enjoy this free event with family and friends on August 22, 2015 from 4:00 PM—9:00 PM at the Municipal Complex: 2501 Bath Road, Rain Date is: August 23.  Enjoy Food, Craft Vendors, Music & Entertainment,Face Painting, Moon Bouncers, Fire Rescue, Water Slide, Characters, and Free Popcorn

Click Here for Event Flyer


Discount Amusement Tickets Available At Township Building
If you are planning a trip to an area theme or amusement park, be sure to check out the discount tickets available through the Township.
Tickets may be purchased Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Township Building. Only cash is accepted for payment.
Click for a list of parks and ticket prices 


Bristol Township Names Deputy Township Manager

Township Manager Bill McCauley announced today the promotion of Scott Swichar to the position of Deputy Township Manager. The position was authorized by Township Council at its June 18 meeting. He is a very qualified person for the job, said Bill McCauley, Bristol’s Township Manager, who made the recommendation to Council. Swichar currently oversees the sewer collection system, trash and recycling program, and other projects for the Township. In his new role, Swichar will assume more significant administrative, managerial, and day-to-day responsibilities in meeting the fast- paced demands of the Township Manager’s Office. Swichar, who has an undergraduate degree from University of Maryland, a Certificate of Graduate Studies in City Management, and a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree from Villanova University, came to Bristol Township after serving as a borough manager in Delaware County.

Click Here to Read the Press Release


Bristol Township's 2015 Road Resurfacing Program Underway  
The Township's $5-million road resurfacing program is continuing. In the next two weeks, another five miles of roads will be resurfaced. The streets are part of 139 roads amounting to 32.7 miles of Township highways that will be resurfaced this year. "This has been an extremely important initiative for this Council and we are thrilled to announce just how far we've come to make our local roads smoother and safer," said Council President Craig Bowen. "We're keeping our promise to repave at least 88 miles of Township roadways within five years without raising real estate taxes."Thanks to an unprecedented investment of more than $9 million, 67 of the 177 miles of Township highways have been resurfaced since the current Council took office in 2012.
Click Here to Read the Press Release

Click Here For More Information about the 2015 Road Resurfacing Project

Click Here to View a List of Roads to be Paved in 2015


Bristol Township's Spring Edition Newsletter is Online!

Bristol Township’s spring edition newsletter is available online. The newsletter is packed with important information and updates on the 2015 road resurfacing program, police department, waste water treatment plant, and other tidbits of information.

Click Here To Read The Newsletter


Bristol Township Receives Good News in Latest Financial Report

2014 was a “terrific” year for the finances of Bristol Township, according to an address on the Township’s financial operations given at the April Council meeting. The Township finished last year with a $3.1 million surplus, expenses were $2.1 million lower than budget projections, and overall revenue was $820,000 higher than budgeted. The financial address cited other notable accomplishments of the administration and Council including adopting four consecutive balanced budgets since 2012, lowering real estate taxes for two out of four years (lowering the millage rate in 2012 and 2015), resurfacing 101 miles of Township highways by the end of this year, and creating 1,612 new jobs in the Township.

Click Here to Read the Financial Operations Presentation

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Click Here to View the Breakdown of Where Your Real Estate Tax Dollars Went in 2014


Bristol Township's 2015 Street Sweeping Program

Street sweeping begins on Monday, April 6, 2015. Help us do a better job on street sweeping day. Please do not rake yard waste such as branches, twigs or leaves into the roadway or along your curbs.  Also, please do not park your vehicles on the roadway during the estimated sweeping week for your section. An effective street sweeping program is important, because a clean swept street means a more attractive neighborhood. Also, removing debris from curbs and roadways means less debris and pollution goes down storm drains and into Township waterways. Thank you for your help in making the 2015 street sweeping program a success. Please call the Public Works Department at (267) 812-2922 for more information.  
When is Your Street Cleaned? Click Here for the 2015 Street Sweeping Schedule


Township's 'Pothole Hotline' Now Taking Calls

Bristol Township is reminding residents to report potholes by calling Joan Lamina, Special Assistant to the Council, at 267-812-2950, or they can email jlamina@bristoltownship.org or manager@bristoltownship.org.

Township Manager Bill McCauley thanked residents for their patience and understanding during pothole season. “Our goal is to get every pothole reported to us patched within 48 hours and our Public Works’ crews are doing a great job,” he said.

Click Here to Read Press Release


ARE YOU SIGNED UP YET FOR OUR E-NEWSLETTER?

Want to stay updated on Township news and events? Now, Bristol Township news and important information can be emailed directly to you! Bristol Township developed an electronic “E” newsletter to keep our residents and supporters better informed!  If you would like to receive Township news and updates, please enter your email address on the “Sign up for our e-newsletter” Township News icon on our website (bottom of this page).


POTHOLES!

To report potholes on Bristol Township Roads please call

(215) 785-2758 or e-mail rpp@bristoltownship.org.

 

To report potholes on State Roads please call

1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623)

 

Click here for a list of State Roads in Bristol Township


Route 13 Improvement Project

Construction to improve Route 13 from Route 413 (Veterans Hy) and Levittown Py began on January 21, 2013. For news and updates on the project visit http://www.safer13.com. Facts about the project and construction timelines are posted regularly.


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