Bristol Municipal Building
19801 83rd St., PO Box 187, Bristol, WI 53104
Village Hall photo courtesy of James Durkin
The Village of Bristol is currently looking for citizens to serve on the Community Development Authority Board. If interested, please submit a letter to Administrator Randy Kerkman, PO Box 187, Bristol, WI 53104.
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 citizen’s 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.