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A big thank you to Daisy Troop 9417 for the lovely gardening they did at the Village Hall!


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Bristol celebrated Arbor Day 2016 on April 29th by planting a flowering pear tree outside the entrance of the fire department. The tree is the beginning of a project funded by the Bristol Volunteer Firemen’s Association titled “Bristol Fire Department: Our Past, Present and Future.” The project will consist of a brick walkway built around the tree that will commemorate department members past and present. The area will also display Bristol Fire Department’s bell from 1899. For more information please call Chief John Niederer at 262-857-2711.

This is the fourth year the village has been designated a Tree City USA.

Bristol received its official Tree City USA flag and plaque at the Village Board meeting on April 22, 2013. The ceremony was conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Kim Sebastian of the DNR said Bristol will be one of about 180 communities in Wisconsin to earn the designation this year. That is the second highest number of Tree Cities in the country, trailing only California.

Bristol had to meet four requirements to earn the designation:

  • Establish a tree department to look over village trees.
  • Pass a tree ordinance.
  • Host an Arbor Day ceremony and pass an Arbor Day proclamation.
  • Establish a tree budget.

Earning this status may help the Village get grants for tree-related projects in the future.

Thank you for B - Budget constraint. We appreciate the scrutiny you give to each expense to hold the line on our village tax.

Thank you for R - Resisting exponential growth. By doing so we are able to maintain the rural character of our community.

Thank you for I - Incorporating the entire town into a village. We did not wish to be divided and you found a way to keep us together.

Thank you for S - Seeking sensible alternative solutions, often less costly, to projects and problems as they arise.

Thank you for
T - Time and talents you give to our community with each issue that you analyze, each vote you cast.

Thank you for O - Opportunity for Bristol to be known as the green and natural corner of Kenosha County with a genuine respect for the land.

Thank you for L - listening sincerely to citizens' thoughts, ideas and suggestions. By doing so you keep Bristol’s government a government of the people, by the people and for the people. So now let’s celebrate being the new village people.
Written by Kay Sharp

The Village of Bristol was honored to be presented a certificate of recognition as a Wisconsin Bronze Water Star Community on September 17, 2010.

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