Bristol Township At A Glance
Unit of Local Government is a First Class Township
Council President - Craig Bowen
Council Vice-President - Cynthia Murphy
Councilman - Howard Allen
Councilman - Patrick Antonello
Councilman - Joe Glasson
Councilman - John Monahan
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. Toomey, Robert 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.
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Croydon Streetscape Phase II Project to Begin on Monday, June 19, 2017
Bristol Township received a Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) Grant to continue the transformation of Croydon. Route 13 (Bristol Pike) improvements include: replacement of existing curb and installation of new sidewalk; provide defined curb cuts for ingress/egress in adjacent retail parking areas for safe pedestrian movements; provide street trees to buffer pedestrians from vehicular traffic; provide pedestrian lighting system for night time safety; provide site furnishings and amenities (bike racks, trash receptacles, and benches) for user comfort; and provide uniform signage for safety.
Bristol Township launches ‘IT ALL FITS’ campaign to increase recycling rates and eliminate contamination
Bristol Township will encourage residents to recycle and eliminate contamination in recycling and yard waste with a new public information campaign called ‘It all fits.’ The campaign includes a postcard with an attached magnet that residents can keep on their refrigerator as a reminder to recycle. The campaign has been funded by several sources: A Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) Recycling Development and Implementation Grant has funded the cost of printing; and a PA DEP/ Recycling Technical Assistance Project performed by MSW Consultants, has funded the campaign design. Bristol Township residents will receive the ‘It all fits’ postcard/magnet in the coming weeks. For more information regarding recycling and waste disposal contact Bristol Township at 267-812-2950.
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The 2017 Bristol Township Parks and Recreation Spring Photo Contest is now available for voting!
To cast an official vote, "Like" our page, Bristol Township Parks and Recreation and then "like" your favorite photograph(s) in the 2017 Spring Photo Contest album by June 30 at 12:00 pm. Winner(s) will be determined by total number of likes at 12:00 pm on June 30. Any "likes" after noon on June 30 will not be considered for official voting purposes. You may cast a vote for as many photographs as you like, but each like will only count once per photograph. Thank you to our generous prize sponsor, the Law Offices of Randall C. Flager & Assoc., Inc. and good luck to all of our photographers! Please email email@example.com with any questions!
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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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FEMA National Flood Insurance Map Changes:
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.
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