Request for Proposals:Snow Removal/Plowing Services for 2016-2019
Bristol Township is accepting sealed proposals for snow removal/plowing services (2016-2019). Proposals will be received by the Township Manager of Bristol at the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007 until November 14, 2016 at 11:00AM at which time the proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud. Contract documents for the above may be examined and obtained from the Office of the Township Manager, at the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007 during normal business hours (8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.) or downloaded by clicking on the links below. All questions must be submitted by email to the Public Works Director, David Capponi at email: email@example.com. Proposals must be on the form furnished by the Municipality. A certified check or bid bond in the amount of $1,000 per truck, made payable to Bristol Township must accompany the bids.
Council Meeting Postponed
The meeting of the Bristol Township Council, originally advertised for October 20, 2016, has been postponed. The next meeting of the Township Council will be on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol
Bristol Township Holiday Parade is November 19
Assemble at 11 AM, Parade kicks off at 12PM!, Parade will begin at Brookwood Elementary School Haines Rd. and end at Benjamin Franklin Middle on Millcreek Rd., Santa’s elves will be collecting letters to Santa along the holiday parade route. Call 267-812-2933 if your group or business would like to participate. The parade is RAIN OR SHINE
Polling Place Changes in Bristol Township Due to Closure of Schools
The Bucks County Board of Elections voted recently to relocate several polling places in Bristol Township due to the closure of several schools and the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority Office in Bristol Township. Registered voters in affected areas should receive new voter cards with new polling place information in the mail. For more information contact the Bucks County Board of Elections: 215-348-6154
Click Here for the List of Polling Place Changes
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
Click Here for Press Release
Bristol Township Swears in Five New Police Officers
At their regular meeting of September 15, 2016, the Bristol Township Council welcomed five (5) new Police Officers, who took their Oath of Office in front of a large crowd. “I am very pleased to welcome five new police officers to the Bristol Township Police Department,” said Public Safety Director Robert Coulton. The five police officers started their employment with the Bristol Township Police Department on September 8, 2016. The Officers were chosen from approximately 107 candidates who passed the Bucks County Consortium Test for police officers.
Council President Craig Bowen expressed his pride in the Police Department and the professional service they provide to the community. “This Council vowed to rebuild a better Police Department in a sensible, cost-effective manner and we are thrilled to have our police department back to full strength,” he said.
Click Here for Press Release and to Read Officer Bio's
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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