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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 - Howard Allen
Councilman - Patrick Antonello
Councilman - Joe Glasson
Councilman - John Monahan
Councilwoman - Cynthia Murphy
Township Manager -William J. McCauley, III

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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 - Brian 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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Bristol Township Hires Full-Time Recreation Director

Bristol Township Council welcomed Jessica Fox as its first full-time Recreation Director at their recent meeting.  Deputy Township Manager Scott Swichar said at the Council meeting that the community is fortunate to have leadership that recognized the need for the newly created position. “The addition of a full-time Recreation Director demonstrates yet again, the strong commitment our Council has to improve our community parks and increase access to recreational experiences for youth and families in Bristol Township,” he said.  Fox, who was one of 50 candidates to apply for the position, earned a Master of Science degree in Recreation Management from University of Illinois and Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Park Management from Penn State University. She is also a nationally certified playground safety inspector.

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Registration Starts May 6 for Bristol Township's Summer Camp

Enroll Your Child for Summer Fun! In-person registration is on: Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10:00am - 2:00pm at the Bristol Township Municipal Building-2501 Bath Road. Beginning May 8, registration forms can also be dropped off at the front desk of the Bristol Township Municipal Building. Summer Camp is open to children ages 5-14. Proof of age and residency must be provided at time of registration. Children 5 years of age must have completed kindergarten. Cost: $600.00 residents $700.00 non-residents Space is limited to the first 150 children. The Summer Camp Program runs from June 19, 2017 – August 4, 2017 (These dates are tentative pending on the last day of school).  Camp times are 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Bristol Township is Hiring for Summer Seasonal Position

Bristol Township is taking applications for summer seasonal employment for positions in the public works department. the season runs from May to October with the duties consisting mostly of grounds, highway maintenance and other similar manual labor. Interested persons should complete an employment application and return it via  email, fax, mail, or in person by April 29, 2017 as follows:
email:  tscott@bristoltownship.org  fax: 215-785-2951 mail:  2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007 attn:  hr in person:  Applications may be given to the receptionist in the front of the municipal building

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Two Free Spring Cleanup Events Scheduled for May

Township residents will have the opportunity to dispose of household trash that does not fit into their cart during two Saturdays in May: May 6 and May 13. Electronics (TV's, computers, laptops, monitors) will also be accepted at this event. Please note: Tires, Hazardous Waste or Construction debris will NOT be accepted. Event hours are 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Rain or Shine), at the Bristol Township Municipal Complex, 2501 Bath Road Call 267-812-2950 for more information.

2017 Council Meetings Schedule

Regular Council Meetings for 2017 will be held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:00 P.M. with the exceptions of the following months that will only have one meeting on the third Thursday: February, July, and August. All meetings will be held at the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol PA 19007.  Members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate

Video Showcases Ongoing Successes in Bristol Township

Bristol Township released a new promotional video this week to highlight the vast infrastructure improvements made since 2012 and promote the positive developments in the township–The 2 ½ -minute video which is narrated by Council President Craig Bowen, is the result of months of creative work. “The cost of the video was next to nothing,” said Bristol Township Manager Bill McCauley. “We produced it for less than $800 since most of the work was done in-house,” said McCauley. The video also targets those who aren’t familiar with our community and gives them a feel for Bristol Township and what it is like to live, work and do business here.  “We hope to attract more out-of-town visitors and businesses,” said McCauley.

Levittown Chosen As 41st Best Place To Live By Money Magazine
Money Magazine, in its annual Best Places to Live 2016 edition, has named the Levittown section of Bristol Township as the 41st best place to live in America. Levittown is the only Pennsylvania community to make the list. The magazine cited jobs, affordable housing, property taxes, public schools, healthcare, recreational opportunities, and low crime as their criteria for the methodology in determining their rankings.

Council President Craig Bowen said that it was a great accomplishment to be recognized by a highly-regarded national publication such as Money Magazine. “The Township Council made some very difficult decisions to reduce the cost of government and invested millions of tax dollars to improve Bristol Township,” Bowen said. “It’s nice to be saluted nationally.  ”Bowen noted that the Council’s priorities of job creation, improving housing stock, lowering property taxes, and investing in technology to bring the police department up to date to fight crime have clearly paid off.

Bristol Township offers $2 Yard Waste Containers

Residents of Bristol Township who receive residential trash service from the township can purchase a 32 gallon yard waste container for the low price of only $2. The heavy-duty containers normally cost $35 each and were designed with small holes on the bottom to allow for water drainage. Residents interested in purchasing a yard waste container can visit the Bristol Township Municipal Building (2501 Bath Road) on Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  Residents must show a copy of their tax bill or photo ID.

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Live Broadcast of Council Meetings

Council Meetings are broadcast live on Comcast Channel 22 and Verizon FiOS Channel 45 and streamed live from the Township’s website.


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