Council Declares January 31 As Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Township Council has proclaimed January 31 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Bristol. "Our police officers do a tremendous job protecting and serving our community," said Council President Bob Lewis. Bucks County is holding a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Rally on January 31 at 4 p.m. at Pavilion 11 in Core Creek State Park in Middletown Township. Council encourages residents to attend to support law enforcement from across Bucks County. Click here to read the Proclamation
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
State of The Township Address: Bristol Township's Success Story
Council President Bob Lewis presented the State of the Township address at the January 15 Council Meeting. The future is bright for Bristol Township, President Bob Lewis said in his annual "State of the Township" address. President Lewis cited the Township's improved financial position, investments in roads and infrastructure, economic development successes and better customer service as just a few examples of Bristol's steps forward. "While this Township's success story is still being written and not quite complete, I truly believe that anything is possible if we work hard and work together," President Lewis said.
Click Here to Read the State of the Township Address
GOAL ANNUAL POTLUCK DINNER
MARK YOUR CALENDARS. GOAL's annual potluck dinner is February 7, from 4:00PM-7:00pm at the Bristol Township Senior Center (Bristol Township Municipal Building Complex). The event is a tribute to GOAL's founder, Dale Frazier. Come out and express your support of Dale and Bristol's own environmental cleanup organization. For more information visit: http://www.ltowngoal.com/ or email Ellen Miller at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Luther King Day (M.L.K Day) Holiday
The Township Administration Building is CLOSED for business on Monday, January 19 in observance of the Martin Luther King Day (M.L.K Day) Holiday. The offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 20 at 8:30am.
Trash and Recycling Collection service will operate as normally scheduled on Monday, January 19 and during the remainder of the week. Please call 215-785-0500 for additional information.
Bristol Township Councilman Chips in to Help the Homeless Stay Warm
This past weekend, Bristol Township Councilman Craig Bowen teamed up with third grade students at Pennsbury School District’s Afton Elementary School to deliver winter coats to local organizations that serve homeless individuals and needy families in Bristol Township. Students at the school have collected more than 120 coats as part of a community service project. “We greatly appreciate the efforts of the students and faculty at Afton Elementary School as well as Councilman Bowen for stepping up and making sure that the coats were delivered to local residents to keep them warm during this holiday season,” said Township Manager Bill McCauley.
Click Here to Read The Complete Press Release
FALL EDITION OF THE TOWNSHIP NEWSLETTER IS HERE!
Watch your mailbox for the Fall edition of the Township's print newsletter. The electronic version can also be viewed by clicking here.
Council Approves 2015 Budget with Slight Millage Decrease
Council at the December 18 Council Meeting approved the Township's $68-million budget. The proposed budget recommends a millage reduction in the Township's Real Estate Tax (RET) millage rate from 23.9875 to 23.98, reflecting a decrease of .0075 mills (.03% decrease). There has been a Real Estate Tax DECREASE for two out of four years (unchanged in 2013 and 2014 and lowered in 2012 and 2015). Highlights of the budget presentation include: no fund balance being proposed as revenue in the balanced General Fund budget for the third consecutive year as well as continued investment in the Township’s infrastructure. Twenty-eight additional miles of Township highways will be paved next year bringing the total to 96 miles (since 2012).
Click Here to View the December 4 Budget Presentation