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.
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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.
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Bristol Township’s Fall Clean-Up Day is October 22
Free disposal of your Household Junk, Recyclables, and Electronics on October 22 from 8:00am-2:00pm at the Township Municipal Complex (2501 Bath Road). Perfect opportunity to dispose of large, bulky household items that won’t fit in your trash cart! Proof of Bristol Township residency is required (such as a driver's license). Construction debris (i.e. drywall, tile, shingles, bricks) tires, or hazardous waste will not be accepted at the event.
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or call Joan Lamina at 267-812-2950
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.
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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
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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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