COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLATION
The meeting of the Bristol Township Council, originally advertised for May 7, 2015, has been cancelled due to lack of business. The next meeting of the Township Council will be on Thursday, May 21, 2015 in the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA.
Bristol Township's Spring Cleanup Weekend
Mark Your Calendar for Bristol Township’s Spring Clean Up Weekend. Free disposal of your Household Junk, Recyclables, and Electronics (televisions, computers, etc.) Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17, 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Bristol Township Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol. Proof of Bristol Township residency is required (such as a driver's license). For more information, call Joan Lamina at: 267-812-2950
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Check your Mailbox...The Township's Print Newsletter is on its Way
Look in your mailbox for Bristol Township’s spring edition newsletter. It is posted below in case you just can't wait or want to send it to a friend electronically.... 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 Summer Camp Registration
In person registration is on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 10 AM - 2 PM at the Bristol Township Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Rd. Bristol. Registration forms can also be dropped off at the front desk of the Municipal Building beginning May 11, 2015 (8:30 AM - 4 PM)
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F.D.R Middle School Students Get Recycling Tips
Bristol Township’s Environmental Officer, Waste Management officials, and FDR Middle School’s- Service Learning Team recently partnered to educate FDR Middle School Students about proper recycling. As part of the lesson, FDR’s service learning team members explained how to recycle various items at home and at school and handed out prizes to students who correctly answered questions about what they can and cannot recycle during the presentation. Bristol Township thanks FDR’s service learning team and Waste Management for partnering with us to promote a cleaner, greener environment in Bristol. As part of our commitment to protect the environment and encourage good recycling practices, Bristol Township offers free recycling presentations to schools, civic and business organizations and other groups. Please call 267-812-2950 for more information on how to schedule a presentation.
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Township Council Honors Delaware Valley Vietnam Veterans (DV3)
At the April Council meeting, Township Council honored the Delaware Valley Vietnam Veterans organization, DV3, for their exemplary work providing assistance to veterans who are struggling with mental or physical issues.
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Council Awards “Glasson Grants” to Volunteer Fire Companies
Councilman Joe Glasson presented five (5) $20,000 checks at the April Council meeting to each of the Township’s five volunteer fire companies for the purchase of life-saving equipment or capital improvements. Council member Joe Glasson lobbied his fellow members for the additional funding and the $100,000 total appropriation became known as "Glasson Grants.” Glasson has been a volunteer firefighter in Bristol Township since he was a teenager and is an active member of Levittown #2 Fire Company. Bristol Township thanks its volunteer firefighters for their service to the community.
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Bristol Township Honors Distinguished Citizen, John Doster
Bristol Township Council unanimously passed a Resolution of Respect at the April Council meeting in honor of distinguished citizen, John Doster. Doster, a life-long resident of Levittown, joined the Edgely Fire Company as a volunteer firefighter in 1933 and served continuously for 82 years until his death on April 2, 2015. He was awarded the National Volunteer Fire Counsel Lifetime Achievement Award and will be long remembered for his unwavering volunteer service to the Edgley Fire Company and all of Bucks County.
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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 events in Bristol Township:
May 9, 2015: Harry Truman High School, 3001 Green Lane, Levittown
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
2015 Yard Waste Collection Program Begins on April 20
As the Township is scheduled to begin its yard waste program, we are reminding residents of the following:
Yard waste is collected on your regular collection day. Yard waste can include: grass, leaves, clippings, branches, etc. Please place yard waste in a rigid container (please mark "yard waste" on the container) or biodegradable (paper) bags. Do not place yard waste in your recycling or refuse container. No plastic bags are accepted. Branches must be cut into lengths less than 4 feet long. Branches should be tied or bundled with string or twine. Bristol Township thanks you for your cooperation. 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.
The Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) offers free community education programs to members of the public. Upcoming meetings are at the Bristol Township Municipal Building (in the Bristol Township Municipal Complex) and begin at 7:00PM. See the list of upcoming meetings below:
May 27: Tree Planting: How to increase property values with trees and shrubs
July 22: Importance of Native Plants
October (TBD) MS4 and the importance of storm water management