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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 - Cynthia Murphy
Councilman - Patrick Antonello

Councilman-Raymond Blalock
Councilman - Joe Glasson
Councilman - John Monahan

Councilwoman-Maryann Wagner
 Township Manager - Ms. Randee Elton

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 1st 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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NEWS

UPDATE March 25, 2020

We have extended our Declaration of Disaster Emergency to April 5th, keeping in line with the Governor's extension of school closures. Click here to review. The Township Administration Building remains closed to the public, but we are still are answering phone calls, emails and receiving mail.

 

The Redevelopment Authority of Bucks County is assisting small businesses in the tourism and hospitality industries that have remained open. Please review their press release and website for more information https://www.bcrda.com/municipal-grant-program-for-covid-19…/

 

Our tax collector has asked any resident requesting a duplicate tax bill, to email her at bkelly@bristoltownship.org or mail a self addressed stamped envelope to her attention, Betsy Kelly at Bristol Township, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007. You may also call her, she is receiving a high volume of calls with this request, so these other two avenues, if you can, are appreciated.

 

UPDATE March 23, 2020

A message from Council President Craig Bowen and Council thanking our residents and businesses during these tough times. Please click here to read.

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced today that all schools in the commonwealth will remain closed through at least April 6 as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts. The closure order could be extended beyond April 6 if necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19. When it’s determined that students can return to school, administrators, teachers and other staff will be given two days to prepare classrooms, set up cafeterias, schedule transportation and arrange other business operations. Students would return on the third day.

 

Waste Management has suspended all Bulk Collection at this time. This will take effect starting next Monday, March 30th.

 

For local EIT purposes, Keystone is accordingly extending the Individual filing deadlines to match the State and Federal date of July 15, 2020.

 

Please continue to monitor the sites below for accurate and up to date information on the COVID-19.

World Health Organization (WHO)

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Pennsylvania Department of Health Media Page

Bucks County Health Department

Bucks County

 

Bristol Township Administration Building is still closed to the public. We are able to answer questions through calls and emails.

 

UPDATE March 19, 2020

With Gov. Wolf's new stringent orders mandating ALL non-life sustaining business to close, Bristol Township will resume with the previous closure of ALL personnel and public in the Administration Building. Click here to read the Governor’s Orders, including the list of businesses allowed to be open and those mandated to close.

 

Therefore, no inspections will be occurring.  Police and Fire will still be operational, as well as trash/recycling pickup and wastewater treatment plant operations, including sewer emergencies. Please call 267-850-9883 for all sewer emergencies day or night.

 

Bristol Township continues to appreciate everyone’s patience and sacrifices during this pandemic that most of us have never had experience in before. Be safe and be well.

 

UPDATE March 18, 2020

The Bristol Township Building and Planning Department will resume with Permit Applications submissions and inspections on a limited basis.  The Administration Building is still closed to the public.

 

Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020; Building and associated permit applications and plans may be mailed to:

Bristol Township Building and Planning

2501 Bath Road

Bristol, PA 19007

 

Any fees associated with submission must be accompanied with a check or money order made payable to Bristol Township. Applications may be found here: http://www.bristoltownship.org/liforms.cfm.  Plans will be reviewed, and comments will be issued if plans are not in compliance. Once plans comply with all applicable codes, the Township will contact you advising the permit fee due. This again must be mailed with a check or money order made payable to Bristol Township. Once final payment is received, a permit will be issued.

 

Inspections will be handled as follows:

  • Building Inspections that require access into occupied areas of both residential and non-residential structures are suspended. NO ONE IS PERMITTED INTO ANY OCCUPIED STRUCTURE.
  • Inspections of UN-OCCUPIED STRUCTURES and NEW CONSTRUCTION specifically for USE and OCCUPANCY ONLY may continue AND CONTACT TO CONSTRUCTION STAFF IS LIMITED.
  • Building Inspections that may be performed from the EXTERIOR OF STRUCTURES may proceed.
  • Building Inspections associated with NEW CONSTRUCTION may proceed provided there is no contact with the general public AND CONTACT TO CONSTRUCTION STAFF IS LIMITED.
  • Resale Use and Occupancy Applications with required documentation and fee should also be mailed.  Once all requirements are met (see http://www.bristoltownship.org/liforms.cfm for regulations) the U&O will be issued.
  • Multiple Family Dwelling Use and Occupancy Applications/Permits and Inspections at this time are suspended. Please submit the application to the Township. The move-in may occur and the inspections will be scheduled as soon as the Declaration of Disaster is lifted.
  • All Apartment Inspections, Fire Inspections and Re-sale Use and Occupancy Inspections of OCCUPIED STRUCTURES are suspended.

 

Please call the Building and Planning Department with any questions or to schedule an inspection at 215-785-3680.

 

UPDATE March 16, 2020

Bristol Township Administration is CLOSED for the next two weeks, reopening March 30, 2020. Please click here to review the press release and Disaster Declaration. Again, we thank you for your patience.

 

To keep up to date with important information regarding COVID-19, please see the following resources by clicking the links below:

World Health Organization (WHO)

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Pennsylvania Department of Health Media Page

Bucks County Health Department


Helpful Information on Voter Registration & New Voting Machines

Due to a State mandate, the Bucks County had to switch over to new voting machines with verifiable paper ballots. Those machines have completely replaced our old machines and will be used right away during the April 28, 2020 primary election. The link below to Bucks County's website provides informational flyers and instructional videos on these new voting machines in an effort to assist Bucks County residents. The link also includes a list of public training sites. http://buckscounty.org/…/BoardofEle…/ClearBallot-BucksVoting

 

The League of Women Voters of Bucks County has prepared a document of updated information that you may find helpful in regards to voter registration. Click here to view.


2020 Census Information

In our ongoing efforts to assist with the promotion of the census and to facilitate a complete count we are sharing the following information from the US Census Bureau.  Bucks County Planning Commission hs created a 2020 Census portal found here:  https://2020census-bucksgis.opendata.arcgis.com/

 

To help U.S. Census Bureau partners, stakeholders and staff engage their communities about the 2020 Census, the Communications Directorate offers outreach materials about the 2020 Census that can be shared with the public and provides resources that explain what partners can do to contribute. More than 120 materials and resources across languages are now available on the 2020 Census website, with more additions coming later this month. Visit the Outreach Materials page at 2020census.gov/partners to find downloadable handouts, posters, social media posts, toolkits and other resources to support your 2020 Census outreach. Materials can be filtered by language, type and audience and can be used both digitally and in print.

 

Visitors to the 2020 Census website can use an interactive version of the 2020 Census questionnaire to explore the questions asked on the census and access translated web pages and guides in 59 languages other than English, as well as resources in large print. Resources for American Sign Language and Braille are coming soon.

 

Some of the many materials and resources now available include: 


Route 13 and Turnpike

PennDOT and Turnpike Engineers met with the Township. They are aware of the congestion due to the construction and have already been working on corrective actions.  The issues are mainly from signal timing and single through lanes.  The corrective actions they are working for implementation are adjusting the timing of the signal, adding a temporary video detection system, installing GPS clocks for Green Lane and Turnpike signal coordination, redesigning for additional though lane for SB Route 13 and adding green arrow for right turn from SB Route 13.  The removal of the bridge deck has begun, then removal of temporary signal C posts, re-do lanes adding the through SB lane and adjust timing for turn lanes.  Click here to see the final design of the intersection once construction is complete.

 

New Falls Road Bridge

The work at the signals for Zimmerman / Newportville Rd and New Falls/Newportville Rd could start in the next several weeks.  Click here to view a summary of the project and schedule.

 

Click here to view a summary of the ongoing Turnpike & I-95 Interchange Project Update and Staging and Schedule Map.  The project website for latest project information is Http://www.paturnpikei95.com.


Fireworks Laws

No fireworks displays are permitted within 150 feet of an occupied structure. No fireworks displays are permitted on public and/or private property without a township permit. No fireworks displays are permitted on any properties owned by Bristol Township or Bristol Township School District. Anyone violating these restrictions will face maximum fines up to $1,000.00 plus court costs for the following summary offenses: Bristol Township Ordinance - DISORDERLY PRACTICES Bristol Township Ordinance - LITTERING International Fire Code - EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS


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.Click Here for Schedule of Meeting Dates

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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 re

 

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