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AED installed at Town Beach

The Town of Bristol recently installed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device outside the Romano Building at Bristol Town Beach. The AED can be a critical, lifesaving measure when a person is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

This device can be used by the general public, if necessary, to help a victim’s heart return to its natural rhythm, until emergency responders arrive.

The AED was obtained by Parks and Recreation Director Warren Rensehausen, through a grant from the RI Interlocal Trust.

The Bristol Fire Department provided the AED that is contained inside an insulated box for year-round availability.

In an emergency, a user simply needs to call 911 to receive a code to open the box and access the device.

Currently, at least one AED is located in most town buildings. In addition, external AEDs are located at:
• Bristol Town Beach
• Town Softball/Baseball Sports Complex
• Town Common basketball court
• State St. dock

Many of the devices and their enclosures were acquired as surplus equipment, donations, or grant funding.

Pictured below are (l-r): Fire Chief Michael DeMello, Town Administrator Steven Contente, and Parks and Recreation Director Warren Rensehausen.

Town Officials display AED at Bristol Town Beach

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Mail Ballot Application Deadline

Any registered voter wishing to vote by mail–in ballot for the November 8, 2022, General Election must submit a mail ballot application to the Bristol Board of Canvassers, located in Bristol Town Hall, 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI no later than 4:00 PM on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

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Bristol To Begin Tanyard Brook Phase III Project, Announces Groundbreaking Ceremony

BRISTOL, RI-Today, the Town of Bristol announced the start of the long-awaited Tanyard Brook Phase III Project. This project is the final phase of culvert replacements in the Tanyard Brook Watershed that will go from the north side of Richmond Street to the State Street Reservoir.

“I am proud and pleased we are on track to complete this stormwater improvement project in the Tanyard Brook Watershed,” said Bristol Town Administrator Steven Contente. “These improvements will provide the neighborhood residents additional relief and mitigation from flooding during significant rain events in the future.”

The Tanyard Brook Culvert Replacement Project began in 2002 when the Town commissioned a Watershed Study. In August 2019, the Town successfully completed Phase II, which went from Garfield Avenue to Richmond Street.

CB Utility was awarded Bid #973 in the amount of $3,876,890 for the Phase III construction. BETA Group, Inc. will serve as the design engineer for the project.

The Tanyard Brook Phase III Project will be funded through the use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and local bonds.

The Town of Bristol is holding a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, at 10:00 AM at the northeast corner of Third School Street and Mt. Hope Avenue. Refreshments will follow. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Ursini’s Lawsuit in Its Entirety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     
August 11th, 2022

CONTACT
Chris Vitale, Director of Economic Development and Communications
Town of Bristol, RI
[email protected]
401-253-7000 ext. 129

Federal Judge Dismisses Ursini’s Lawsuit in Its Entirety

BRISTOL, RI– Today, Judge William E. Smith, United States District Court, District of Rhode Island, dismissed all claims in a lawsuit brought by Maria Ursini, ending three years of litigation against the Town and Town officials and the Bristol Police Department. In his decision, Judge Smith “granted in full” the Town’s motion for summary judgment filed on February 2nd, 2022.  

“We are pleased with the decision by Judge Smith that puts to rest all allegations claimed in this lawsuit against town officials,” said Bristol Town Administrator Steven Contente. “As always, my administration will continue to seek accountability and transparency in the best interest of the Town. That is my pledge and promise to the taxpayers of Bristol.”

A copy of this statement can be found on the Town of Bristol’s website at www.bristolri.gov/court-decision-08112022/. A copy of the decision has been included with this press release.

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Public Notice: Final Canvassing of Bristol Voter List

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Bristol Opens Online Resident Survey for its Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

BRISTOL, RI-The Town of Bristol, RI is currently updating its Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. In order to identify and plan for future natural disasters, the Town of Bristol needs your assistance.

This survey is designed to help the Town gauge the level of knowledge local citizens already have about natural disaster issues, determine ways in which it can help further educate its citizens, and identify the vulnerable areas within Town. 

The information you provide will help the Town coordinate activities and identify projects to reduce the risk of injury or damage to property from future hazards.

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Public Service Announcement – Bristol Town Council Meeting 07/13/2022

In the event Bristol Town Hall reaches its capacity limit, the Town Council meeting can be watched at the Burnside Building (400 Hope Street), which is located next door to Town Hall. The Town Council will notify attendees watching in the Burnside Building when they will have a chance to testify. Attendees will then be asked to make their way next door to the Town Hall, and Town Hall attendees who have already testified will be asked to rotate next door to the Burnside Building

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Alternatively, if you only want to watch and listen, you can stream the meeting live via Zoom using the following credentials:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83556403965

Meeting Code: 835 5640 3965

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Public Notice: Redistricting Voting Map

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Bristol Lists 9 Court Street for Sale, Invites Sealed Proposals

The Town of Bristol invites sealed Proposals for the purchase of certain real property owned by the Town of Bristol. The property comprises 4,890 sq. ft. of land and improvements, including a
former municipal office building, located at 9 Court Street, Bristol, Rhode Island.

The minimum acceptable bid is Five Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars ($575,000.00).

All inquiries, questions, and requests for information related to the property or related to the preparation of the response to the Request for Proposals should be directed in writing to Diane Williamson, Director of Community Development, 10 Court Street, Bristol, Rhode Island, or via email to [email protected].

Persons who desire to purchase the subject property must submit 2 copies of their proposal (one marked “Master” and one copy) along with completed Forms from this document to Melissa Cordeiro, Town Clerk, 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809, on August 3, 2022, before 12 noon. Proposals must be submitted in writing and All proposals shall be in a sealed envelope and clearly labeled on the outside: “Request For Proposals #990 – 9 Court Street, August 3, 2022”.

A detailed property description and instruction to proposers are contained at the link below: Sale Of 9 Court Street- Former Office Of Community Development – Bid Information – Rhode Island | BidNet Direct.

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Bristol Lists Oliver School (151 State Street) for Sale, Invites Sealed Proposals

The Town of Bristol invites sealed Proposals for the purchase of certain real property owned by the Town of Bristol. The property comprises 13,380 sq. ft. of land and improvements, including
a former school building known as “Oliver School” that was most recently used as the Administrative Offices for the Bristol Warren Regional School Department, located at 151 State Street, Bristol, Rhode Island.

The minimum acceptable bid is Eight Hundred Fifty Four Thousand Dollars ($854,000.00).

All inquiries, questions, and requests for information related to the property or related to the preparation of the response to the Request for Proposals should be directed in writing to Diane Williamson, Director of Community Development, 10 Court Street, Bristol, Rhode Island, or via email to [email protected].

Persons who desire to purchase the subject property must submit 2 copies of their proposal (one marked “Master” and one copy) along with completed Forms from this document to Melissa Cordeiro, Town Clerk, 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809, on August 3, 2022, before 12 noon. Proposals must be submitted in writing and All proposals shall be in a sealed envelope and clearly labeled on the outside: “Request For Proposals #991 – 151 State Street, August 3, 2022”.

A detailed property description and instruction to proposers are contained at the link below: Sale Of 151 State Street – Former Oliver School/ Former Bwrsd Admin Office – Bid Information – Rhode Island | BidNet Direct.

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