An update from Aqua for our Aqua Pennsylvania customers:
At this time, there's no need to drink bottled water. We're not detecting any of the spill chemicals in our drinking water. That's because our operations team acted immediately to prevent the chemicals from ever entering our source water. Your safety is our top priority, and we will not use any source water from the Delaware River if it doesn't meet our stringent standards. Also, we have measures in place that can help ensure we don't run out of water while we aren't taking in water supply from the Delaware River for your safety. These include our multiple local water sources that can support our Bristol system, as needed. Visit www.aquawater.com/delaware-river.php.
Information to Customers of The Lower Bucks County Joint Municipal Authority:
The health and safety of our customers is our top priority. The Lower Bucks County Joint Municipal Authority (The Authority) has been monitoring the water quality of the Delaware River following a chemical release that occurred yesterday from a manufacturing plant into a tributary of the river in Bristol, PA. The Authority is maintaining regular communication with the local, county, and state agencies regarding the situation. At this time, there is no impact to the Authority's Water Treatment Plant, which is located upstream of the chemical release, and that the Authority's Potable Water supply is safe. We are continuing to monitor the source water and will provide updates if there are any changes. Visit https://www.lbcjma.com/.
Randall Avenue/Edgely Bridge Closure
For immediate health, safety and welfare concerns, the Randall Avenue/Edgely Bridge closes today (February 23, 2023) to all vehicular traffic. The timeline for the length of this closure is currently unknown. Bristol Township Fire Chief/Fire Marshal/Emergency Management Director Kevin Dippolito advises “changes have been made to the Fire and EMS response cards at the 9-1-1 dispatch center to ensure the closest units are sent during the bridge closure.” The Township is in the process of discussing these new bridge safety concerns with AMTRAK. Once a plan of action is agreed upon, along with a timeline, this information will be provided. The Township is also working with PennDOT on an acceptable detour route and will provide this information once it is approved. Click here to read the full Press Release.
NEW Croydon Sewer Billing
The Township has changed our financial and utility software. Your account numbers have changed so please make note of this on your bills. Click here for attached flyer for instructions of online bill payments as well as telephone option payments. The new link for Sewer Municipal Online Payments Portal is:https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/bristoltownshippa
2023 Township Meeting Schedule
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Bristol Township Council, Bucks County Pennsylvania that the Council Meetings for 2023 will be held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM and the first Thursday of each month, as needed. The March meeting will be held on March 22, 2023. The Bristol Township Planning Commission meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM, as needed. The July meeting will be held on July 11, 2023. The November meeting will be held on November 14, 2023. The Bristol Township Environmental Advisory Committee meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM, as needed. Zoning Hearing Board meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM, as needed. The Civil Service Commission meetings will be held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 PM, as needed. All meetings will be held at the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007 (unless virtually meetings are required). Members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate. Any meeting changes will be publicly advertised.
The 2023 Preliminary Budget was passed at the December Township Council. No tax increase once again this year! That is now 12 years, since 2012, this Township Council has not had to increase the Township taxes! Some user fees have increases by 10%. These include the Streetlight Assessment, which for a residential homeowner will increase $2.75 annually from $27.50 to $30.25. The Refuse Fee increase is $33.00 increasing the rate from $317 to $350. The five year contract ends in 2023. We have been gathering data from surrounding municipalities who have recently entered new contracts and the amounts have double, which have caused the annual fees to double. This increase is to assist in offsetting the anticipated increase with a new contract price for 2024. Those that live and send their sanitary sewer to the Croydon Wastewater Treatment Plant System will see a sewer rate increase by 10% as well. This will be an increase of $10.94 per quarter from $100.94 to $111.03. All of this information can be view on the slides presented at the December 15th Council Meeting by clicking here. The full 2023 Budget may be viewed by clicking here.
FEMA National Flood Insurance Maps
FEMA Reclassified Properties in Several Large Areas of Bristol Township for Flood Insurance in 2016. 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. There are several locations to review flood maps.
Bucks County Floodplain Viewer - https://www.arcgis.com/.
Type in your address in the search box on the upper left, and click Floodplains (FEMA) on the layer list on the right.
for a pdf view of the floodplain in Bristol Township.
Updated Video Tours of Bristol Township
Thank you President Bowen and CGI Communications. Please click here to view the current video tours.
Bristol Township Fire Operational Analysis
In 2019 Bristol Township engaged the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to assess the Fire & EMS Services in the Township. The report is an analysis of operations, organizational management, equipment and facilities of the five Bristol Township Volunteer Fire Companies and an overview of the two EMS Rescue Squads. Click here to view the Study.
General Billing Payments
We are pleased to offer online general billing payments now! You may click here to be redirected to the portal for online general billing payments. Or you can save the webpage https://bristoltownship.govtportal.com/. There is 3% convenience fee for all credit card payments.
All broadcasted Township Meetings (Council, Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board) will now occur! Click here for the link.
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