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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
Councilwoman - Marcia Dunlap

Councilwoman-Maryann Wagner
 Township Manager - Ms. Randee Mazur

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 1st Congressional District - Brian Fitzpatrick
Part of the 141st Legislative District - Tina Davis
Part of the 10th Senate District - Steve Santarsiero
U.S. Senators - John FettermanRobert P. Casey, Jr.
Governor - Josh Shapiro

Minimum drinking age is 21.
Minimum age for buying tobacco products is 21.
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

 


 


All information on this site must be approved by the Township Manager.

 

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NEWS


Bucks County Launches $10 million Home Repair Program

The Bucks County Home Repair Program (BCHRP) will start accepting applications on July 1. The program, pronounced as “bee-chirp,” was created to support low to moderate income homeowners by providing up to $50,000 for necessary home repairs and modifications. Eligible repairs include critical updates to roofing, plumbing, electrical systems, heating, and necessary accessibility modifications like ramps and grab bars. Applications can be submitted online until 11:59 p.m. on August 15, with mailed applications requiring a postmark by that date. A preliminary eligibility review must be completed by August 6. Funds for approved projects will be disbursed directly to BCHRP-certified contractors. Fifty percent of these funds will be issued as grants, with the remainder provided as a deferred payment loan that does not accrue interest and is due upon the property’s resale, title transfer, or refinance. To assist residents with the application process, BCHRP will host two in-person sessions on July 11 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., and July 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County located at 539 Jacksonville Road, Suite 100. For more details on the program, including eligibility criteria and application instructions, visit the BCHRP website at BucksCounty.gov/BCHRP or call the BCHRP Helpline at 267-899-6544.


Update: Detour will remain through July 19, 2024.

Detour Route for Newportville Road Between Zimmerman Lane and New Falls Road - July 9-17

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is planning bridge construction on Newportville Road in Bristol Township and Bensalem Township, beginning Tuesday, July 9. A closure is scheduled on Newportville Road between Zimmerman Lane and New Falls Road, beginning Tuesday, July 9, through Wednesday, July 17. During the closure, motorists will be directed to use Zimmerman Lane and New Falls Road. Local access will be maintained up to the work zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent. For more information: https://www.penndot.pa.gov/.../dist.../pages/details.aspx...

2024 Per Capita Tax
Update 4.26.2024: The Township has received several calls concerning late fees and penalties being sent from Berkheimer on the Per Capita Tax. The 2024 tax and years beyond was repealed. All notices for late fees and non payment are for the 2023 year or prior years. Look at the year on the notice. If it says any other year than 2024 than it's for payments not received by Berkheimer for that year.
 
Update: Spoke to Berkheimer. Balances for 2024 will be processed to $0.00 and any payments received will be returned to the taxpayer. Berkheimer will also inform their Customer Care Department of the change so that they can let anyone who calls know that their payments will be returned to them if sent in already. Click here to review the ordinance repeal. This is for 2024 Per Capita Tax only. Any ongoing Per Capita Tax concerns prior to 2024 are still binding.
 
Please disregard any 2024 Per Capita Tax invoice you may have or do receive. I have a call into Berkheimer to clear up any confusion. Bristol Township Council did repeal the ordinance and tax in December 2023. My apologies for any confusion.
Randee Mazur
Township Manager

Randall Avenue Bridge

Updates can be found on our Community Notices Page. http://www.bristoltownship.org/Community.cfm


2024-2028 Refuse, Recycling, Yard Waste & Bulk Contract

The Township’s Contract is expiring this year. With the increase of pricing seen in those municipalities that contract for refuse, recycling, yard waste and bulk collection, a strategic bid proposal was prepared and sent to six haulers. Three haulers submitted bids. With trying to receive the best price for our residents the potential change for bulk collection, containers for Township use and collection at our 33 parks was crafted. These are the highest priced items that could be modified to seek monetary relief. We were fortunate and had two bids very competitive.

 

The lowest bid received removed collection at1 our parks from the hauler, which will now be completed by Public Works and the change to once-a-month bulk collection, with the requirement to call in and schedule your pickup. With the expiring contract, the hauler is running trucks on every street to see if there is bulk to collect. There may have been times only a few bulk items are out per section, but the residents are paying as if every resident is placing bulk out weekly.

 

We understand change is frustrating. The bid package presented all the alternatives to find the most economical and responsible cost for collection and disposal. The Township will have two Clean Up Days (one in the spring and one in the fall) where household items can be disposed of. The calendar provided by Waste Management shows the new bulk collection schedule.

 

Click here to view the bid tabulation showing the costs of all the alternatives structured to be able to award a contract with the least impact on our residents. Click here for the full bid specifications.

 

Click here to view the calendar sent out by Waste Management showing the new bulk collection criteria, as well as the dates for Christmas Tree pickups in January and Township sponsored Clean Up Days.


2024 Budget
The 2024 Budget was approved at the December 21st Township Council meeting. No tax increase once again this year. No user fees will be increased for 2024. This includes the streetlight, refuse and sewer rates (for the Croydon Wastewater Treatment Plan Service Area). The 2024 Budget presentation may be viewed by clicking here. The 2024 Budget may be viewed by clicking here.


Comprehensive Park Parks Recreation Open Space Greenways and Trails Plan

The final Plan was presented at the November 9th Council meeting. To review the presentation of the final plan click here. To review the plan click here.


Croydon Treatment Plant Sewer Billing - Online Payments

The Township has changed our financial and utility software. Your account numbers have changed so please make note of this on your bills. Click here for attached flyer for instructions of online bill payments as well as telephone option payments. The new link for Sewer Municipal Online Payments Portal is:https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/bristoltownshippa


2024 Township Meeting Schedule

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Bristol Township Council, Bucks County Pennsylvania that the Council Meetings for 2024 will be held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM and the first Thursday of each month, as needed. The Bristol Township Planning Commission meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM, as needed. The January meeting will be held on January 9, 2024 and the November meeting will be held on November 12, 2024 . The Bristol Township Environmental Advisory Committee meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM, as needed. Zoning Hearing Board meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM, as needed. The Civil Service Commission meetings will be held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 4:00PM, as needed. All meetings will be held at the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007 (unless virtually meetings are required). Members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate. Any meeting changes will be publicly advertised.


FEMA National Flood Insurance Maps

FEMA Reclassified Properties in Several Large Areas of Bristol Township for Flood Insurance in 2016. 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. There are several locations to review flood maps. FEMA Floodplain Map - https://www.fema.gov/flood-maps Bucks County Floodplain Viewer - https://www.arcgis.com/. Type in your address in the search box on the upper left, and click Floodplains (FEMA) on the layer list on the right. Click here for a pdf view of the floodplain in Bristol Township.

Updated Video Tours of Bristol Township

Thank you President Bowen and CGI Communications.  Please click here to view the current video tours.


Bristol Township Fire Operational Analysis

In 2019 Bristol Township engaged the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to assess the Fire & EMS Services in the Township.  The report is an analysis of operations, organizational management, equipment and facilities of the five Bristol Township Volunteer Fire Companies and an overview of the two EMS Rescue Squads. Click here to view the Study.


General Billing Payments

We are pleased to offer online general billing payments now! You may click here to be redirected to the portal for online general billing payments.  Or you can save the webpage https://bristoltownship.govtportal.com/. There is 3% convenience fee for all credit card payments.


Live Streaming

All broadcasted Township Meetings (Council, Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board) will now occur! Click here for the link.


Spotted Lanternfly Information

Click here for information on Spotted Lanternflies.


Fireworks Laws

No fireworks displays are permitted within 150 feet of an occupied structure. No fireworks displays are permitted on public and/or private property without a township permit. No fireworks displays are permitted on any properties owned by Bristol Township or Bristol Township School District. Anyone violating these restrictions will face maximum fines up to $1,000.00 plus court costs for the following summary offenses: Bristol Township Ordinance - DISORDERLY PRACTICES Bristol Township Ordinance - LITTERING International Fire Code - EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS


 

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