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Bristol Police Recruitment

July 12th, 2021:

Update: This Bristol Police Department is no longer applications for the Police Officer position. For the latest openings with the Bristol Police Department, please visit: policeapp.com/Bristol-RI-Police-Department/1385/

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The Bristol Police Department is actively seeking candidates for the position of Police Officer. The application period opens on June 1, 2021 through July 11, 2021. To apply online, please visit https://www.policeapp.com/Entry-Level-Bristol-RI-Police-Officer-Jobs/3064/ or you may download the “Police Recruitment Flyer” listed below for information, prospective candidates may want to consider watching this recruitment video.

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Public Notice: Final Canvassing of Bristol Voter List

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Administration Community Development Press Releases

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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Administration Community Development Press Releases

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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Town Celebrates Grand Opening of the Bristol Harbor Marina, Holds Ribbon Cutting Event

BRISTOL, RI- On Wednesday, June 15th, 2022, Bristol Town Administrator Steven Contente and the Bristol Town Council were joined by local, state, and federal officials to celebrate the grand opening of the Bristol Harbor Marina.

“Today’s opening is another milestone in Bristol’s return as a vibrant port,” said Bristol Town Administrator Steven Contente. “We look forward to welcoming visiting ships to our community and encourage all of our residents to enjoy the improved access to the water as well as the modern amenities this public facility has to offer.”

“The Council is thrilled that the marina expansion is a reality,” said Vice Council Chairwoman Mary Parella. “This is another wonderful example of a project that represents a true collaboration between local officials, state officials, and the people of Bristol. A special thank you to our Harbormaster, Greg Marselli, for taking the lead on this project.”

The Bristol Harbor Marina, which is located next to the Bristol Maritime Center at 127 Thames Street, features the addition of 78 slips to service residents, businesses, and transient boaters. The new marina also includes ADA-accessible ramps, concrete floats with wave attenuators, a dedicated fuel depot, a pump-out station, up to 50AMP power service for boats, and water service for boats effective July 1st.

“I want to congratulate the Town of Bristol on the expansion of the Bristol Harbor Marina,” said Governor McKee. “This marina is an important driver of Bristol’s economy that will bring in revenue, promote tourism and spending at downtown businesses, and boost the marine industry that is so crucial to this area. Thank you to Town Administrator Contente and Senator Reed and all who had a part in getting this project over the finish line.”

Today’s event is the culmination of a multi-year effort to modernize and expand the municipally-owned marina.

In 2016, the Town of Bristol hired PARE Corporation to survey potential locations and design the expansion. With the donation of the water rights from Robin Industries, the Town was able to design the expansion south of the existing marina. In total, the Bristol Harbor Marina expansion project cost was $6.5M.

To fund the project, the Town of Bristol issued two local bonds totaling $5.5M as well as received federal grant support.

In 2020, United States Senator Jack Reed and the RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) awarded the Town of Bristol a grant of $623,729 through the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration – Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (Tier 2) to support the expansion of the town’s transient boating facilities.

“This is a great day for boaters and fishermen and this facility will help welcome more nautical visitors to Bristol.  I’m pleased to deliver federal funding to help berth this marina.  This facility will provide an opportunity for outdoor fun and recreation on the water while also boosting the local economy, bringing more customers to local shops, restaurants, and retail,” said U.S. Senator Jack Reed.

Through increased capacity, fuel sale profits, and a new slip fee structure, the new facility is designed to be self-sustaining. According to a 2021 financial analysis prepared by Bristol Harbormaster Gregg Marsili, the marina is projected to have positive net income in its first full year of operation. By year four, the net income of the municipal marina is projected to be $293K.

Construction of the Bristol Harbor Marina was completed by Reagan Marine Construction under Bid #962. The new marina is expected to be fully open on July 1st, 2022.

To learn more about the Bristol Harbor Marina, please visit the Town website at: https://www.bristolri.gov/departments/harbor/ or call the Bristol Harbormaster’s Office at 401-253-1700.

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Concerts on the Common Economic Development Press Releases

Bristol’s ‘Concerts on the Common’ Returning July 7th, Performer Line-Up Announced

BRISTOL, RI-On Wednesday, June 15th, 2022, the Town of Bristol announced the return of its popular Concerts on the Common series.

Beginning July 7th, 2022, residents and visitors can enjoy concerts on the Bristol Town Common every Thursday at 6:30 PM through Labor Day. Concerts are free to the public.

The summer concert series concludes with a Finale Concert on Sunday, September 4th, 2022, at 3:00 PM on the Bristol Town Common.

In the event of inclement weather, the Thursday night concerts will be moved to the Bristol Maritime Center at 127 Thames Street, Bristol, RI 02809.

The full schedule and performer lineup can be viewed below.

2022 Concerts on the Common Performers

For more information, please visit www.bristolri.gov/concerts or contact Bristol Parks & Recreation at 401-253-1611.

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Bristol Delegation Participates in Gaspee Days Parade, Collaborates to Promote RI 250th Celebration

WARWICK, RI-On Saturday, June 11th, 2022, a contingent from the Town of Bristol’s local government journeyed to the West Bay to participate in the 57th Annual Gaspee Days Parade and help kick off the State’s 250th Celebration promotional efforts.

Titled the Hands Across the Water collaboration, Town of Bristol representatives participated in the Gaspee Days Parade alongside Rhode Island Semiquincentennial Commission members.

Bristol’s involvement in this year’s Gaspee Days Parade was particularly important. In 1772, one of the rowboats that took part in the burning of the HMS Gaspee departed from Bristol waters. This year marked the 250th anniversary of that historical event.

“The State of Rhode Island has a rich, interconnected history,” said Bristol Town Administrator Steven Contente. “The Town of Bristol saw this trip as a great opportunity to network and build connections that will be needed for the planning of the State’s 250th celebration.”

Over the next four years, The Town of Bristol plans to join forces with other entities to stimulate the local economy through civic engagement and tourism opportunities in commemoration of the State’s upcoming semiquincentennial celebration.

Bristol representatives in attendance at the Gaspee Days Parade included Town Administrator Steven Contente, Town Council Chairman Nathan Calouro, Director of Economic Development and Communications Chris Vitale, and Director of Community Development Diane Williamson.

The Town of Bristol would like to extend a special thank you to the Bristol County Fifes & Drums, who provided the Town with its attire for the event.

About the Gaspee Days

Gaspee Days is an annual celebration that commemorates the burning of the HMS Gaspee, which has become recognized as the first act of uprising against the British in the American Revolution.

More information on Gaspee Days can be found at: http://www.gaspee.com.

About the RI 250th Commission

“The mission of the RI250 Commission is to commemorate the 250th anniversary of events throughout history which influenced the ideals of freedom, equality, and independence in our country. Our purpose is to highlight and acknowledge the significant role Rhode Island has played in the formation of our nation as one of the original 13 colonies. Rhode Islanders will explore the intersection of all people who have impacted that history through coordinated events and curriculum that recognizes the many people who have inhabited these lands.”

More information on the RI 250th Commission can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/RhodeIsland250/.

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Bristol Announces Grand Opening for the Bristol Harbor Marina Expansion on June 15th, 2022

BRISTOL, RI– On Wednesday, June 15th, 2022, join Bristol Town Administrator Steven Contente, the Bristol Town Council, and community leaders for the grand opening of the Bristol Harbor Marina expansion.

The event will begin at 1:00 PM EST at the Bristol Maritime Center, located at 127 Thames Street, Bristol, RI 02809.

The grand opening will include a speaking program, a performance from the Mt. Hope High School Marching Band, a ceremonial ribbon cutting, and a reception.

For more information on this event, please visit: https://www.bristolri.gov/event/bristol-harbor-marina-grand-opening/

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