Hanover Township Commissioners

Albert J. Bagusky, Chairman
Jeffrey P. Lewis, Vice-Chairman, George W. Bowers, George Andrejko,
Russell P. Davis, William L. Howatt, Ronald Krushnowski

The Hanover Township Board of Commissioners. Seated from left to right: Commissioner George L. Andrejko, Commissioner William L. Howatt, Commissioner Russell P. Davis, Township Solicitor, Robert V. Davison, ESQ., Chairman Albert J. Bagusky, Township Secretary, Donna M. Makarczyk, Township Manager, Samuel T. Guesto, Jr., Commissioner George W. Bowers, Commissioner Ronald Krushnowski, Vice Chairman Jeffrey P. Lewis.

Message from the Chairman:

Welcome to Hanover Township, a thriving progressive community with diverse industry, housing, recreation, quality schools, public buildings, shopping areas and elected officials that are very optimistic about its future. Hanover Township is approximately 20 square miles with an abundance of roads and highways within its boundaries. The adjacent municipalities include the City of Wilkes-Barre to the Northeast, the City of Nanticoke to the Southwest, Bear Creek on the East and Hanover Township is boarded by the Susquehanna River to the Northwest. Incorporated in 1770 Hanover Township has a population of 11,488. Hanover Township has easy, convenient access to Interstate 80, Interstate 81 and the PA Turnpike through several roads and highways that traverse the Township. The property tax rate of 5.5 mills has been maintained for the past five years as was the elimination of the garbage pick-up fee. In 2015 there were several new vehicles and equipment purchases to bolster both the Road Department for safe travel and Police Department for safe community measures. These included a new Super Duty 4x4 Pick-up Truck with a plow and salt spreader, a 5500 Heavy Duty Dump Truck with a plow and salt spreader, a 1 ton Asphalt Roller and an All-Wheel Drive SUV Patrol Vehicle. I’m very excited to also announce that Hanover Township was a recipient of a PA Department of Education Grant for a School Resource Officer (SRO) that for the first time placed a Police Officer in the Hanover Area School District full time. The Township also organized the Safe Schools Committee that will guide the efforts of the SRO Program throughout the years to come. Also, Hanover Township was awarded a Recreation Grant that will be utilized to help rehabilitate several playgrounds throughout the Township. This grant was another competitive grant that the Board believed would be a great way to keep children safe while at play. 2015 also brought an addition to the Hanover Township Police Department as a newly hired Patrolman got the force up to full complement. With training expected to be completed in early September the new Patrolman will be in the rotation and serving to protect. Township Commissioners also voted to hire two new full time Road Department employees to serve as laborers and give the department a full roster of personnel. In June, Hanover Township received notification that the competitive Local Share Act Gaming Grants were awarded and Hanover Township received a total of $1.1 million in funding. These grants were for a much needed sewer replacement project within the 100 year old sewer system that serves residents and businesses in the Township and for a job creation project at Medico Industries located in the Hanover Industrial Park. This job creation project is a cooperative endeavor that will also assist with area economic development for other businesses that supply materials to this company. Through the remainder of 2015 several initiatives are planned for completion such as the resurfacing of Fellows Avenue, Oxford Street and a few other streets in the Township. The Board and Administration will begin the budget process for 2016 with an emphasis on increasing levels of service while maintaining the current tax millage. Hanover Township will continue to seek out alternative funding sources through grant applications and low interest state programs. We will promote all measures that will increase safety for our residents, visitors and businesses. This will include the addition of a Narcotics Officer on our police force that will combat the increasing issues associated with drug trafficking violence. The Board will also carefully consider avenues to join with other Municipalities and the School District for common item purchases that can lower costs through amplified buying power. This would also lead to a review of potential shared services which can positively impact the Township budget bottom- line. With the above said, I can say with all confidence that Hanover Township remains committed to its residents and will be a business friendly community.

Al Bagusky, Chairman, Board of Commissioners   

Committee Appointments
Budget Committee Bagusky Lewis Davis
Dike Committee Bagusky Bowers Andrejko
Police Committee Bagusky Mazur Bowers
Fire Committee Bagusky Lewis Bowers
Flood Committee Bagusky Mazur Bowers
Grant Committee Bagusky Lewis Mazur
Human Resources Committee Bagusky Howatt Davis
Insurance Committee Bagusky Mazur Davis
Invoice Committee Bagusky Davis Howatt
Recycling Committee Bagusky Lewis Mazur
Sanitary Committee Bagusky Lewis Andrejko
Traffic Control Committee Bagusky Lewis Howatt
Website Committee Bagusky Davis Andrejko

Meeting Schedule for The 2017 Calendar Year
for The Hanover Township Board Of  Commissioners

Work Session First Monday of the Month at 6:00 P.M. Work Session-Second Monday of the Month at 6:30 P. M .
Monthly Business Meeting-Second Monday of the Month at 7:00 P.M. with the following exceptions:

Monday, January 2, 2017 Work Session changed to Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 6:00 P. M . due to New Year Holiday.

Monday, January 9, 2017 Monthly Meeting changed to Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Work Session at 6:30 P. M . and Meeting at 7:00 P.M.

Monday, September 4, 2017 Work Session changed to Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. due to Labor Day Holiday.

Monday October 9, 2017 Monthly Meeting changed to Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Work Session at 6:30 P. M . and Meeting at 7:00 P.M.

All Work Sessions and Meetings are conducted at the designated meeting place which is the Hanover Township Municipal Building and all times are prevailing time .

Any changes in the Work Session or Meeting Dates as scheduled shall be public noticed in accordance with the First Class Township Code requirements.

Donna M. Makarczyk
Township Secretary

Township Meetings

The Board of Commissioners hold their monthly meetings on the first and second Monday of the month. The first Monday is the Worksession. The second Monday is the Public Meeting.Board Minutes can be found here.

The Board worksession starts at 6:00 PM and the Public meeting starts at 7:00 PM.


For Hanover Township information, please contact Township Manager Sam Guesto.


(570) 825-1271

Address: 1267 Sans Souci Parkway
Hanover Township, PA 18706