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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 - Amber Longhitano
Councilman - Howard Allen
Councilman - Patrick Antonello
Councilman - Joe Glasson
Councilman - John Monahan
Councilwoman - Cynthia Murphy
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 - Mike 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.
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Council President Delivers State of the Township Address

Council President Craig Bowen presented his annual State of the Township address to Council and the public at the Council meeting on January 19, 2017. "I’m happy to tell you that the state of Bristol Township is excellent," Bowen said to begin his address. Bowen listed several of Bristol Township’s accomplishments in 2016 including, increasing property values, holding the line on taxes, significantly reducing the number of vacant homes in the township, and continuing to rehabilitate the aging infrastructure and township roads.  Bowen also congratulated Council and school officials on being ranked as the ‘41st Best Place to Live in the U.S.’ by Money Magazine. “This special recognition from Money Magazine is a testament to the excellent leadership, vision, hard work, and courage of our forward-thinking Council members and school officials,” said Bowen.

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Discount Ski tickets are available now for the 2016/17 season!

The Bristol Township Department of Parks & Recreation offers discounted tickets to Bear Creek, Big Boulder/Jack Frost, Blue Mountain, and Shawnee Mountain. Tickets may be purchased in the Reception Area (just inside the front doors) of the Bristol Township Municipal Building (2501 Bath Road) from from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Only cash will be accepted for payment and refunds are not offered. For more information call (215) 785-0500.

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Bristol Township is Seeking Community Volunteers to Serve on the Youth Aid Panel.
The Youth Aid Panel provides guidance to teens who are first time offenders in the juvenile justice system.   Bristol Township’s volunteer panel has been active for over 30 years and is recognized as one of the best and most active panels in Bucks County.  Training for the program will begin in March. A criminal background check will also be conducted on volunteers in the program. For more information, call Joe Malloy at (267) 812-3008 or by email at: youthaid@bristoltownship.org

Council Adopts 2017 Budget That Holds Taxes Steady for Sixth Year In A Row

Bristol Township Council unanimously adopted a $55.2 million budget at their December 15 Council Meeting.  “The Council has again acted responsibly by approving a township budget that holds property taxes steady, does not raise any fees, and keeps a tight lid on spending, but also directs resources to boost public safety and improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods,” said Council President Craig Bowen.  This is the fourth adopted budget with no tax increase and Council has lowered real estate millage twice since 2012.

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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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Route 13 Improvement Project

Construction to improve Route 13 from Route 413 (Veterans Hy) and Levittown Py began on January 21, 2013. For news and updates on the project visit http://www.safer13.com. Facts about the project and construction timelines are posted regularly.

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