Save the Date: Bristol Township’s ‘Fall Festival’ is Saturday, September 24 (11AM-4PM)
This year, Bristol Township will combine two popular events, Community Day and Harvest Festival into one bigger family-friendly event (Fall Festival) at the township’s municipal complex. The township is combining what had previously been two separate events into the all new ‘Fall Festival’ to avoid holding Harvest Festival (which had always been held in October) during the construction at the township’s municipal complex set to begin this fall. This free event will celebrate the arrival of autumn and will feature vendors, fun games and activities, and lots of great food. Thank you to our senior center staff and community volunteers for helping to organize this event.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Scheduled For Saturday, August 27
The Township supports residents by sponsoring annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection events throughout the year. Toxic chemicals, pesticides, oil based paints, weed killers, automotive batteries, fuels or fluids will be collected at the final event of the year. Bring items to the Bucks County Technical High School, 610 Wistar Road. The collection is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.
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The Environmental Advisory Committee (E.A.C) has a Vacancy for New Committee Member
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Bristol Township Saves $375,000 on Electric and Enters into New Contract for More Savings of Tax Dollars
Bristol Township is beginning a new three-year contract for electricity supply with Constellation NewEnergy, Inc later this month. Under the terms of the new deal, Constellation NewEnergy will provide all required electricity for streetlights, buildings, and equipment to Township facilities at the fixed rate of $0.05141 per kilowatt hour. The Township saved $375,000 on the expiring agreements from 2013 and expects to save another $38,000 over the life of this new agreement.
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Save the Date: Bristol Township’s Fall Clean-Up Day is October 22
Free disposal of your Household Junk, Recyclables, and Electronics on October 22 from 8:00am-2:00pm at the Township Municipal Complex (2501 Bath Road). Perfect opportunity to dispose of large, bulky household items that won’t fit in your trash cart! Proof of Bristol Township residency is required (such as a driver's license). Construction debris (i.e. drywall, tile, shingles, bricks) tires, or hazardous waste will not be accepted at the event.
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or call Joan Lamina at 267-812-2950
Bristol Township Kicks Off the 2016 Road Milling & Paving Program
Less than six months after announcing at the State of the Township address that Bristol Township had surpassed its original goal of paving 88 miles of township roadways within five years, Council President Craig Bowen kicked off the 2016 Milling & Paving Program with the start of milling in the Edgely section of Bristol Township. Bowen announced that the Township would invest an additional $1.8 million to pave 14 miles of local roads in 2016.
Click Here For the Complete List and Map of 2016 Paving Projects
Click Here to Read Press Release
Discount Tickets to Summer Attractions Now Available
During the Summer months, Bristol Township offers discounted tickets to amusement parks, Philadelphia Zoo and Baltimore Aquarium and a variety of other family attractions.Tickets are available between the hours of 8:30am - 5:00pm (Monday-Friday) at the township building (2501 Bath Road). Cash payment only. No refunds or exchanges can be given for any discounted tickets.
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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. Containers will be sold on a first-come first- serve basis or until they are sold out. Limit of one container per residence. For residents who do not want to purchase a new yard waste container, they can continue to use biodegradable (paper) bags or any rigid container to dispose of yard waste.
Click Here To Read Official Press Release
Click Here for Flyer
FEMA has Reclassified Properties in Several Large Areas of Bristol Township for Flood Insurance
FEMA has released new maps for public review. The new maps – also known as digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) –reflect current flood risks. These new maps are available at the Bristol Township Administration Building for Bristol Township residents to review.
Residents shall investigate if their property in Bristol Township has been added to a higher flood risk zone, known as a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). If a property owner is located in the new higher-risk area and has a mortgage from a federally-regulated lender, then by federal law, the lender must require the owner to carry flood insurance at the time the flood maps become effective. The required flood insurance is available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a federally underwritten program provided by nearly 100 insurance companies and written through licensed insurance agents. Lower-cost “Preferred Risk Policy” options are offered by the NFIP, for properties being mapped into higher-risk areas for the first time. For more information on flood insurance, you may want to visit the National Flood Insurance Program’s website, www.floodsmart.gov.
If there has been an error in the reclassification of the effected property, the owner must file a protest or appeal with FEMA. To learn more about the appeal process, see FEMA’s Criteria for Appeals of Flood Insurance Rate Maps Section 3.1 available through www.fema.gov
Click Here To Read the Official Press Release
Click Here To View Flood Maps
Click Here To View Detailed Flood Maps (Zip Files)
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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