Council President Bob Lewis remembered at March 25 Council meeting
At the March 25 Council meeting, Councilman Brennan asked everyone to bow their heads in remembrance of Mr. Lewis, who passed away suddenly on March 15. A Resolution of Respect to the memory of Mr. Lewis was unanimously passed by Council and presented to his wife, Laura, and daughter, Susan.
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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
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP'S EASTER EGG HUNT RESCHEDULED
Due to the snow, Bristol Township’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday, March 21 has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 28 at 12 pm.
Passing of Council President Bob Lewis
Township Manager William J. McCauley, III announced today the untimely passing of Council President Bob Lewis. “It is with the deepest regret that I report the death of Council President Bob Lewis,” he said. Lewis was found dead in his Croydon home this morning. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bob’s wife, Laura, daughter Susan, and his large extended family.” Lewis served as a Bristol Township Commissioner in the 1970’s and 1980’s before returning as a Council member in 2010. In 2012, he joined with four like-minded local businesspersons, newly elected to Council, known as the “Pro Team”. He was elected Township Council President and led the legislative body from 2012 until his death.McCauley said that flags at all Township facilities would be flown at half-mast in honor of Lewis.
Need to Get Rid of Those Old Electronics?
Bristol Township's F.D.R. Middle School Service Learning Team is having an Electronics Collection Event on: Saturday, March 28th, 2015 from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Middle School, 1001 Veterans Highway, Bristol. Cell phones, computers, laptops, televisions, radios, wires, cables, CDs, video games, and other household electronics will be accepted. Items with Freon (air conditioners, refrigerators) are among the items that CANNOT be accepted. No other household hazardous waste will be accepted. The program is for Bristol Township residents only; no material will be accepted from businesses, industry or institutions. This event is a great opportunity to SAFELY and LEGALLY dispose of electronics materials.
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Township's 'Pothole Hotline' Now Taking Calls
Bristol Township is reminding residents to report potholes by calling Joan Lamina, Special Assistant to the Council, at 267-812-2950, or they can email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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“Heroin Kills” Anti-opiate Public Service Announcement videos
The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office is proud to offer its new “Heroin Kills” anti-opiate public service announcement videos for broadcast by regional TV stations and local access cable channels as well as Bucks County municipalities and school districts to use for free. The videos are an extension of the DA’s anti-heroin initiative, which seeks to educate the public about the use and abuse of heroin and its tragic consequences, as well as to cut the supply of drugs and identify and prosecute dealers through anonymous tip lines and other means.The links to the videos are below.
Heroin Kills "Maggie's Story" 10 minute version:
Bristol Township's Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday March 28, 12:00 noon
Bristol Township Municipal Complex (football field)
2501 Bath Rd. Bristol
This is a FREE event for children 10 & under
Click Here for Event Flyer (Note: New Event Date is March 28)
Bristol Township's Upcoming EAC Presentations
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
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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2015 ROAD PAVING PROJECT UPDATES
Bristol Township is making significant progress in meeting the Road Maintenance Program goal to provide excellent street conditions throughout the Township.Due to an unprecedented investment, 68 of the 177 miles of Township highways have been resurfaced over a three year period (2012-2014). At the February 2015 Council Meeting, Bristol Township Council awarded the 2015 annual paving project to James D. Morrissey, Inc. in the amount of $4,596,335. In 2015, Bristol Township will pave another 139 roads or 33.3 miles of Bristol Township highways
By the end of 2015, Bristol Township will have paved 435 roads or 101 miles of Township highways.
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Click Here to View a Complete List of Roads to be Paved in 2015
Bristol Township Swears-In Two New Police Officers
At their regular meeting of February 19, 2015, the Bristol Township Council welcomed Patrick Kitchenman and John Yeiter, who took their Oaths of Office in front of a large crowd. Patrick Kitchenman will start his employment with the Bristol Township Police Department on February 23, 2015. John Yeiter will begin work on March 2, 2015. Under Chief Johnson’s supervision, Officer Kitchenman and Officer Yeiter will be trained to work in the patrol division as first responders to calls for service. The Officers were chosen from approximately 100 candidates who passed the Bucks County Consortium Test for police officers and both Officers already possess their Municipal Police Officer Training Certification Requirements.
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Bristol Township Sees Dramatic Increase in Residential Recycling with Implementation of New System
Township Manager, William McCauley, announced at the January 15 council meeting that Bristol Township increased its residential recycling collection rate by almost 48% in 2014 as compared to the previous year. Recycling tonnage increased from approximately 2,896 tons in 2013 to a staggering 4,268 tons collected in 2014. Click Here To Read The Press Release