Township's 'Pothole Hotline' Now Taking Calls
Council Announces Award of “Glasson Grants” for Fire Companies
Council President Craig Bowen announced recently that the Township Council would be providing $20,000 to each of its five volunteer fire companies for the purchase of life-saving equipment or capital improvements. Bowen pointed out that this $100,000 was over and above the tax millage funding provided to the fire companies on an annual basis. Council member Joe Glasson lobbied his fellow members for the additional funding and the appropriation became known as "Glasson Grants”. Glasson has been a volunteer firefighter in Bristol Township since he was a teenager and is an active member of Levittown #2 Fire Company. Council will present the funds to the fire companies at their April 16 meeting.
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Bristol Township's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
Bristol Township supports its residents by sponsoring annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection events throughout the year!
Due to the risk of fire, household hazardous wastes are not accepted by our hauler and should NEVER be thrown into the trash. Toxic chemicals, pesticides, oil based paints, weed killers, automotive batteries, fuels or fluids must be disposed of properly at a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. Please mark your calendar for the following upcoming events in Bristol Township:
May 9, 2015: Harry Truman High School, 3001 Green Lane, Levittown
August 22, 2015: Bucks County Technical High School, 610 Wistar Road, Bristol
Events are held Rain or Shine from 9:00Am-3:00PM
Electronics are not accepted at these events, but can be disposed of at the Township building (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm).
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Please call 267-812-2950 for more information
2015 Yard Waste Collection Program Begins on April 20
As the Township is scheduled to begin its yard waste program, we are reminding residents of the following:
Yard waste is collected on your regular collection day. Yard waste can include: grass, leaves, clippings, branches, etc. Please place yard waste in a rigid container (please mark "yard waste" on the container) or biodegradable (paper) bags. Do not place yard waste in your recycling or refuse container. No plastic bags are accepted. Branches must be cut into lengths less than 4 feet long. Branches should be tied or bundled with string or twine. Bristol Township thanks you for your cooperation. Please call 267-812-2950 for more information
Bristol Township Hires Two Full-Time Police Officers
Bristol Township Council at the March Council meeting welcomed two additional full-time police officers. Stephen Andrews will start his employment with Bristol Township Police Department on March 30th, 2015. Thomas Leinheiser will start his employment with Bristol Township Police Department on April 6th, 2015.Under the supervision of Acting Chief of Police Ralph Johnson, Officer Andrews and Officer Leinheiser will be trained to work in the patrol division as first responders to calls for service. Both Officers were chosen from approximately 100 candidates who passed the Bucks County Consortium Test for police officers and both Officers have already completed their Municipal Police Officer Training Certification Requirements.
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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.
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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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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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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