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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 - Cynthia Murphy
Councilman - Patrick Antonello

Councilman-Raymond Blalock
Councilman - Joe Glasson
Councilman - John Monahan

Councilwoman-Maryann Wagner
Township Manager -William J. McCauley, III

Local Government Contact Page

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 - Brian 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.
View Nighttime Curfew Ordinance



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March Council Meeting - March 14th

The meetings of the Bristol Township Council, originally advertised for March 7 and March 21, 2019 have been cancelled. The next meeting of the Township Council will be on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA.

Township Council Renames Municipal Building after Councilman John Monahan

At the February 21st Council meeting, Township Council renamed the Municipal Building after Councilman John Monahan. Click here to read the Press Release

Wistar Road Detour

Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc. has been awarded the contract by Bristol Township for the replacement of the deck on the Wistar Road bridge over Queen Anne Creek.  As a part of this work, Wistar Road will be closed between Parkway Drive and S. Queen Anne Drive starting Monday February 18, 2019. The closure is expected to last until July 17, 2019. Click here to view the detour map.

Winter Weather Do's & Don'ts

During winter storms there are many ways residents are able to help Municipal staff provide thorough and efficient snow removal services. The following is a list of Do’s and Don’ts for residents to follow during snow/ice storms. Following these guidelines will help provide safe passage for everyone, be it on foot or by car.

Clear the sidewalk in front of your home within 24 hours (required by Municipal Ordinance)
Move vehicles from the street into your driveway so as ...to not obstruct Municipal Snow Plows
Clear fire hydrants of snow and ice so they are visible and quickly accessible
Clear all vehicle windows of snow and ice BEFORE operating the vehicle (required by PA Vehicle Code)
Clear sufficient space to accommodate garbage and recycling containers
Help elderly or disabled neighbors that may not be able to clear snow as required
Delay unnecessary travel until after roads have been cleared

Place snow from driveways or sidewalks into the roadway (prohibited by Municipal Ordinance)
Leave vehicles on or near the road in a manner that will hinder snowplow activities.


Thank you to all of our residents and business owners for making Bristol Township a great place to live, work, and play!

Extreme Cold Safety Tips

As temperatures drop into the teens and single digits, protect yourself! Follow these safety tips to keep yourself and your family safe.
•Minimize travel.
•Stay indoors during the worst part of the extreme cold....
•Keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle if you must travel.
•Check tire pressure, antifreeze levels, heater/defroster, etc.
•Learn how to shut off water valves for potential pipe bursts.
•Check on the elderly. Make a plan to check on neighbors if extreme cold or winter weather knocks out your power.
•Bring pets inside.


How Should I Dress?
•Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing, and a hat.
•Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves.
•Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold.
•Try to stay dry and out of the wind.


For more information visit https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

For information about Wind Chill, charts and calculator visit https://www.weather.gov/safety/cold-wind-chill-char

As temperatures drop, protect your home!

With extremely cold weather in the forecast, take necessary measures to prevent frozen household pipes. Protect your home by wrapping exposed pipes with insulation and eliminate sources of cold air near any waterlines. We also recommend allowing a small trickle of water to run overnight to keep pipes from freezing. The cost of the water is minimal compared to repairing the damage from bursting pipes. Know the location of your main water shut-off valve. If a pipe freezes or bursts, shut the water off immediately. Do not attempt to thaw frozen pipes unless the water is shut off. To thaw pipes, apply heat from a hair dryer, space heater, or hot water. DO NOT USE a torch or open flame.

Take action now:
•Familiarize yourself with areas of your home most susceptible to freezing, such as basements, crawl spaces, unheated rooms and outside walls.
•Eliminate sources of cold air near water lines by repairing broken windows, insulating walls, closing off crawl spaces and eliminating drafts near doors.
•Locate your main water shut-off valve. If a pipe freezes or bursts, shut the water off immediately.
•Protect your pipes and water meter. Wrap exposed pipes with insulation or use electrical heat tracing wire; newspaper or fabric might also work. For outside meters, keep the lid to the meter pit closed tightly and let any snow that falls cover it. Snow acts as insulation, so don’t disturb it.

When temperatures are consistently at or below freezing:
•If you have pipes that are vulnerable to freezing, allow a small trickle of water to run overnight to keep pipes from freezing. The cost of the extra water is low compared to the cost to repair a broken pipe.
•Open cabinet doors to expose pipes to warmer room temperatures to help keep them from freezing.

If your pipes freeze:
•Shut off the water immediately. Don’t attempt to thaw frozen pipes unless the water is shut off. Freezing can often cause unseen cracks in pipes or joints.
•Apply heat to the frozen pipe by warming the air around it, or by applying heat directly to a pipe. You can use a hair dryer, space heater or hot water. Be sure not to leave space heaters unattended.
•Do not use kerosene heaters or open flames to thaw pipes inside your home.
•Once the pipes have thawed, turn the water back on slowly and check for cracks and leaks.

When you are away:
•Have a friend, relative or neighbor regularly check your property to ensure that the heat is working and the pipes have not frozen.
•Also, a freeze alarm can be purchased for less than $100 and will call a user-selected phone number if the inside temperature drops below 45 degrees.


A Few More Tips to Help Prevent Frozen Pipes

When stationary water inside pipes drops to about 30 degrees Fahrenheit, pipes can freeze. When water freezes, it expands, which can then break pipes, flood interiors and cause major damage. As a preventive measure, it is encouraged for homeowners to take the following steps ahead of the severe winter weather:

• Make sure the lids on outdoor meter pits are not broken or missing....
• Shut off and drain any outside faucets including those for lawn sprinkling systems.
• Prevent drafts in unheated areas, such as crawl spaces or basements, by replacing broken glass or making other repairs.
• Locate and visibly mark the home’s master water valve. In the event that a pipe does break, use this value to turn off water to the home.
• Homeowners can also leave cabinet doors under sinks open to allow warm air to reach pipes. If it is below 10 degrees, customers can also leave a trickle of water (about the size of pencil lead) running overnight.

• Additional precautions to take in any unheated areas of their homes (e.g. outdoor faucets, crawlspaces and garages) when temperatures drop below freezing:
• Make sure to have a supply of heat tape and pipe insulation, as well as a portable space heater and a hair dryer on hand.
• Wrap pipes with insulation material or heat tape and wrap indoor water meters with a blanket.
• Proper and safe use of portable space heaters can also keep exposed pipes in drafty areas from freezing.
• Thaw areas of frozen pipe by using a hair dryer. Hold the dryer six inches from the pipe and move the warm air back and forth. If this does not work, or the pipe is split, call a plumber.

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.Click Here for Schedule of Meeting Dates


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FEMA National Flood Insurance Map Changes:
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.

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