Bristol Township Names Deputy Township Manager
Township Manager Bill McCauley announced today the promotion of Scott Swichar to the position of Deputy Township Manager. The position was authorized by Township Council at its June 18 meeting. He is a very qualified person for the job, said Bill McCauley, Bristol’s Township Manager, who made the recommendation to Council. Swichar currently oversees the sewer collection system, trash and recycling program, and other projects for the Township. In his new role, Swichar will assume more significant administrative, managerial, and day-to-day responsibilities in meeting the fast- paced demands of the Township Manager’s Office. Swichar, who has an undergraduate degree from University of Maryland, a Certificate of Graduate Studies in City Management, and a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree from Villanova University, came to Bristol Township after serving as a borough manager in Delaware County.
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County Health Department to Spray Adult Mosquitoes on Friday, July 31
The Bucks County Department of Health in association with the PA DEP will be conducting an adult mosquito spray on Friday 7/31 beginning at dusk. The spray will be conducted jointly in Bristol Township and Falls Township. The following areas will be sprayed: all of Birch Valley, all of Magnolia Hill and all of Holly Hill sections of Levittown.
The county will be driving a dark green Ford Ranger spray truck with the county logo and BU number 0107 on the side. There will also be a lead truck, a blue Ford Ranger pickup with similar identification. The chemical to be used will be Duet applied at the rate of 1 ounce per acre. According to the Pennsylvania DEP, the product is designed to provide quick, effective control of adult mosquito populations. The application material has a very low toxicity profile to mammals and will have negligible impact to non-target insects and the environment.
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The Bucks County Department of Health can also be reached at 215-345-3318.
Township Kicks Off 2015 Road Resurfacing Project
The 2015 Road Resurfacing Project kicked off this spring as road crews got to work resurfacing 32.7 miles of Bristol Township roadways. The project is part of a larger program to rehabilitate the Township’s aging infrastructure and repave at least 88 miles of neglected Township roadways within five years without raising taxes. From 2012 to 2014, the Township had already invested over $9 million to pave 68 of the 177 miles of Township highways, and will invest another $4.5 million for the 2015 Road Program. By the end of 2015, Bristol Township will be one full year ahead of schedule, and will have paved 435 roads or 101 miles of Township highways.
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Click Here to View a List of Roads to be Paved in 2015
Bristol Township's Spring Edition Newsletter is Online!
Bristol Township’s spring edition newsletter is available online. The newsletter is packed with important information and updates on the 2015 road resurfacing program, police department, waste water treatment plant, and other tidbits of information.
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Bristol Township Receives Good News in Latest Financial Report
2014 was a “terrific” year for the finances of Bristol Township, according to an address on the Township’s financial operations given at the April Council meeting. The Township finished last year with a $3.1 million surplus, expenses were $2.1 million lower than budget projections, and overall revenue was $820,000 higher than budgeted. The financial address cited other notable accomplishments of the administration and Council including adopting four consecutive balanced budgets since 2012, lowering real estate taxes for two out of four years (lowering the millage rate in 2012 and 2015), resurfacing 101 miles of Township highways by the end of this year, and creating 1,612 new jobs in the Township.
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Click Here to View the Breakdown of Where Your Real Estate Tax Dollars Went in 2014
Bristol Township's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
Bristol Township supports its residents by sponsoring annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection events throughout the year!
Due to the risk of fire, household hazardous wastes are not accepted by our hauler and should NEVER be thrown into the trash. Toxic chemicals, pesticides, oil based paints, weed killers, automotive batteries, fuels or fluids must be disposed of properly at a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. Please mark your calendar for the following upcoming event in Bristol Township:
August 22, 2015: Bucks County Technical High School, 610 Wistar Road, Bristol
Events are held Rain or Shine from 9:00AM-3:00PM
Electronics are not accepted at these events, but can be disposed of at the Township building (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm).
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Please call 267-812-2950 for more information
Bristol Township's 2015 Street Sweeping Program
Street sweeping begins on Monday, April 6, 2015. Help us do a better job on street sweeping day. Please do not rake yard waste such as branches, twigs or leaves into the roadway or along your curbs. Also, please do not park your vehicles on the roadway during the estimated sweeping week for your section. An effective street sweeping program is important, because a clean swept street means a more attractive neighborhood. Also, removing debris from curbs and roadways means less debris and pollution goes down storm drains and into Township waterways. Thank you for your help in making the 2015 street sweeping program a success. Please call the Public Works Department at (267) 812-2922 for more information.
When is Your Street Cleaned? Click Here for the 2015 Street Sweeping Schedule
Township Manager Bill McCauley thanked residents for their patience and understanding during pothole season. “Our goal is to get every pothole reported to us patched within 48 hours and our Public Works’ crews are doing a great job,” he said.