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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

Township Council Honors Delaware Valley Vietnam Veterans (DV3)

At the April Council meeting, Township Council honored the Delaware Valley Vietnam Veterans organization, DV3, for their exemplary work providing assistance to veterans who are struggling with mental or physical issues.

Click Here To Read the Resolution


Council Awards “Glasson Grants” to Volunteer Fire Companies

Councilman Joe Glasson presented five (5) $20,000 checks at the April Council meeting to each of the Township’s five volunteer fire companies for the purchase of life-saving equipment or capital improvements. Council member Joe Glasson lobbied his fellow members for the additional funding and the $100,000 total appropriation became known as "Glasson Grants.”  Glasson has been a volunteer firefighter in Bristol Township since he was a teenager and is an active member of Levittown #2 Fire Company. Bristol Township thanks its volunteer firefighters for their service to the community.

Click Here to Read Press Release


Bristol Township Honors Distinguished Citizen, John Doster

Bristol Township Council unanimously passed a Resolution of Respect at the April Council meeting in honor of distinguished citizen, John Doster. Doster, a life-long resident of Levittown, joined the Edgely Fire Company as a volunteer firefighter in 1933 and served continuously for 82 years until his death on April 2, 2015. He was awarded the National Volunteer Fire Counsel Lifetime Achievement Award and will be long remembered for his unwavering volunteer service to the Edgley Fire Company and all of Bucks County. 

Click Here to Read The Resolution


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


Bristol Township's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
Bristol Township supports its residents by sponsoring annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection events throughout the year!
Due to the risk of fire, household hazardous wastes are not accepted by our hauler and should NEVER be thrown into the trash. Toxic chemicals, pesticides, oil based paints, weed killers, automotive batteries, fuels or fluids must be disposed of properly at a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. Please mark your calendar for the following upcoming events in Bristol Township:
May 9, 2015: Harry Truman High School, 3001 Green Lane, Levittown
August 22, 2015: Bucks County Technical High School, 610 Wistar Road, Bristol
Events are held Rain or Shine from 9:00Am-3:00PM
Electronics are not accepted at these events, but can be disposed of at the Township building (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm).

Click Here to Read Flyer
Please call 267-812-2950 for more information


2015 Yard Waste Collection Program Begins on April 20

As the Township is scheduled to begin its yard waste program, we are reminding residents of the following:
Yard waste is collected on your regular collection day. Yard waste can include: grass, leaves, clippings, branches, etc. Please place yard waste in a rigid container (please mark "yard waste" on the container) or biodegradable (paper) bags. Do not place yard waste in your recycling or refuse container. No plastic bags are accepted. Branches must be cut into lengths less than 4 feet long. Branches should be tied or bundled with string or twine. Bristol Township thanks you for your cooperation. Please call 267-812-2950 for more information


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


Bristol Township's Upcoming EAC Presentations

The Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) offers free community education programs to members of the public. Upcoming meetings are at the Bristol Township Municipal Building (in the Bristol Township Municipal Complex) and begin at 7:00PM. See the list of upcoming meetings below:

May 27: Tree Planting: How to increase property values with trees and shrubs
July 22: Importance of Native Plants
October (TBD) MS4 and the importance of storm water management


Bristol Township's Spring Cleanup Weekend
Mark Your Calendar for Bristol Township’s Spring Clean Up Weekend. Free disposal of your Household Junk, Recyclables, and Electronics (televisions, computers, etc.) Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17, 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Bristol Township Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol. Proof of Bristol Township residency is required (such as a driver's license). For more information, call Joan Lamina at: 267-812-2950

Click Here for More Information


2015 ROAD PAVING PROJECT UPDATES
Bristol Township is making significant progress in meeting the Road Maintenance Program goal to provide excellent street conditions throughout the Township.Due to an unprecedented investment, 68 of the 177 miles of Township highways have been resurfaced over a three year period (2012-2014). At the February 2015 Council Meeting, Bristol Township Council awarded the 2015 annual paving project to James D. Morrissey, Inc. in the amount of $4,596,335. In 2015, Bristol Township will pave another 139 roads or 33.3 miles of Bristol Township highways
By the end of 2015, Bristol Township will have paved 435 roads or 101 miles of Township highways.

Click Here For More Information about Replacing Your Curb

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


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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