December 1 Council Meeting Cancelled
The meeting of the Bristol Township Council, originally advertised for December 1, 2016, has been cancelled due to lack of business. The next meeting of the Township Council will be on Thursday, December 15, 2016 in the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA.
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.
2017 Budget Available for Inspection
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by Bristol Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania that the Proposed 2017 Township Budget is available for inspection at the Municipal Building and on the Township Web Site, www.bristoltownship.org. A public hearing on the Proposed Budget will be held at the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm and Township Council will consider its adoption at this meeting.
Bristol Township’s 2016 Yard Waste Collection Will Officially End On Friday, December 16
Your Final Yard Waste Collection Date for 2016 is Below:
Monday trash day: Your final collection is Monday, December 12
Tuesday trash day: Your final collection is Tuesday, December 13
Wednesday trash day: Your final collection is Wed., December 14
Thursday trash day: Your final collection is Thursday, December 15
Friday trash day: Your final collection is Friday, December 16
Yard waste after your final collection date should be disposed of as trash in the Township-issued green refuse container. Place yard waste in a biodegradable paper bag or hard container only. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collectected
2015 Audited Financial Statements Now Available Online
Click Here to View 2015 Financial Statements
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.
Click here To Read the Money Magazine Article
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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