Bristol Township At A Glance
Unit of Local Government is a First Class Township
Council President - Craig Bowen
Council Vice-President - Cynthia Murphy
Councilman - Howard Allen
Councilman - Patrick Antonello
Councilman - Joe Glasson
Councilman - John Monahan
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. Toomey, Robert 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
Bristol Township’s Free Fall Cleanup Day on Saturday October 21 (8am-12:30pm)
Bristol Township wants to help you get rid of junk piling up at home through its free Fall Cleanup Day (8am-12:30pm) at the township’s municipal complex (2501 Bath Road). Must be Bristol Township resident with ID. Event is held Rain or Shine! Call 267-812-2950 for more information
Click Here for Event Flyer
Bristol Township’s Annual ‘Fall Festival’ is Saturday, September 23 (11AM-4PM)
This free family-friendly event will celebrate the arrival of autumn and will feature vendors, fun games and activities, and lots of great food! The event will be at the township's municipal complex (2501 Bath Road)
The Township finished 2016 with a $3.5 mllion General Fund Budget surplus.
Township revenues exceeded projections by $2.3 million and expenses were $937,000 less than expected. The $3.5-million suplus was $3.2 million more than the Township's projections. 2016 continued a string of strong financial performances in Bristol. The Township has reduced taxes twice in the last six years and finished each year with a surplus. The Township will continue to control expenditures and reduce the cost of services by improving efficiencies. Investments in infrastructure such as roads, parks and bridges will also continue and the Township will work to attract further investment by businesses to create new jobs.
Click Here to View Resuts of Financial Operations for 2016
Croydon Streetscape Phase II Project to Begin on Monday, June 19, 2017
Bristol Township received a Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) Grant to continue the transformation of Croydon. Route 13 (Bristol Pike) improvements include: replacement of existing curb and installation of new sidewalk; provide defined curb cuts for ingress/egress in adjacent retail parking areas for safe pedestrian movements; provide street trees to buffer pedestrians from vehicular traffic; provide pedestrian lighting system for night time safety; provide site furnishings and amenities (bike racks, trash receptacles, and benches) for user comfort; and provide uniform signage for safety.
2017 Council Meetings Schedule
Regular Council Meetings for 2017 will be held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:00 P.M. with the exceptions of the following months that will only have one meeting on the third Thursday: February, July, and August. All meetings will be held at the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol PA 19007. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate
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.
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.
Click Here To Read Official Press Release
Click Here for Flyer
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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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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