Township News

Posted on 20 Jul 2017
K-9 Ado receives Proclamation

Hanover Township’s Police K-9 Ado received a Proclamation from the Board of Commissioners at the July 2017 Meeting.  During Ado’s eight (8) years of service, his assistance lead to multiple arrests and large seizures of narcotics. His community outreach through Hanover Township was noted as was his retirement which took place at the beginning of the month. Best of Luck Ado – thank you for your service to the community of Hanover Township.

Pictured above: Officer Mark Stefanowicz, K-9 Ado, and Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Albert J. Bagusky

Pictured from left to right front row: Hanover Township Police Chief - Albert Walker, Officer Mark Stefanowicz, K-9 Ado, Albert J. Bagusky – Chairman, Jeffrey P. Lewis - Vice Chairman, Ronald Krushnowski - Commissioner Back row: Robert V. Davison, Esq – Solicitor, William L. Howatt – Commissioner, George L. Andrejko – Commissioner, George W. Bowers – Commissioner, Donna Makarczyk – Secretary, Samuel T. Guesto, Jr. – Township Manager

Posted on 29 Jun 2017
Police Vehicle Replacement Program

Hanover Township Police Department is presented with a 2017 Dodge Charger as part of their Police Vehicle Replacement Program.  This program ensures that a new police vehicle is leased yearly and that the oldest of the police vehicle fleet is rotated out.  This enables the Police Department to have reliable transportation while patrolling and keeping Hanover Township safe. 

Pictured standing from left to right: Township Solicitor - Robert V. Davison, ESQ, Township Secretary - Donna Makarczyk, Commissioner - George W. Bowers, Vice Chairman - Jeffrey P. Lewis, Police Chief - Albert L. Walker, Chairman - Albert J. Bagusky, Commissioner - George L. Andrejko, Commissioner - Ronald Krushnowski, Commissioner - Russell P. Davis, Commissioner - William L. Howatt, Township Manager - Samuel T. Guesto, Jr.

Posted on 29 Jun 2017
Little Free Library Box

A Little Free Library Box was erected at the Hanover Green Playground recently. This free neighborhood book exchange was donated by Girl Scouts Troop No.30865 and will help promote reading for children of all ages. 

Posted on 19 May 2017
Medico Industries Tour

Medico Industries held a brief program and tour to highlight the Local Shared Account (LSA) Forging Press Line Project at the Hanover Township Facility.

Pictured from left to right are: Commissioner George Andrejko, Commissioner William Howatt, Commissioner Ronald Krushnowski, Senator John Yudichak, Representative Aaron Kaufer, Representative Eddie Day Pashinski, Representative Gerald Mullery, Medico Hanover Plant President, Robert Mitvalsky, Senator Lisa Baker, Medico President, Tom Medico, District Judge Joseph Halesey, Representative Mike Carroll, Phil Medico

Posted on 28 Apr 2017
2017 Ladders & Laces 5K

Navient’s 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk benefiting the Hanover Township Fire Department was held on Sunday, April 23, 2017.  This year’s race was extremely successful and raised $19,000 for the Hanover Township Fire Department.  Thank You to Navient, all of the Sponsors, and everyone who helped make this event happen.  See you next year!

Runners begin to line up for the start of the race

Members of the Hanover Area Band kick off the festivities by playing the Star Spangled Banner.   

Runners beginning the 5K

Hanover Township’s Ladder Truck awaiting participants as they cross the finish line.  This year’s winning time beat last year by several minutes.

Participants and family members cool down and meet up at the finish line.

Navient presented awards to the top three male and female run/walk participants in multiple age groups.

Navient Event Organizers present Fire Chief Joseph Temarantz, with a check in the amount of $19,000.

Hanover Township’s Fire Chief, Joseph Temarantz addresses the crowd to thank everyone who donated, participated, and organized the event.  

Navient Event Organizers and Members of the Hanover Township Fire Department photographed with the $19,000 donation from the 2017 Ladders and Laces 5K proceeds.

Posted on 24 Mar 2017
2017 Spring Clean Up/Drop Off


Hanover Township Residents


Hanover Township Municipal Building


8:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Click here for list of accepted items and fee schedule >

* All drop offs and pick ups must be pre-registered at the Municipal Building, 1267 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM at the Secretary's Office.

** Proof of residency is required when registering!

Posted on 17 Mar 2017
DEA Drug Takeback

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10am to 2pm, DEA will coordinate a collaborative effort with Hanover Township Police Department to focus on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. This collection will be held at the Hanover Township Municipal Building, 1267 Sans Souci Pkwy. Some of the Collection Day Protocols are as follows: Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter medications will be collected, liquid products, and creams in its containers will be accepted, sharpies and syringes will not be accepted due to the potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens. This program is absolutely anonymous and participants can, while not mandatory, remove any personal information from bottles or packages that contain pills/capsules and liquids.

Posted on 25 Dec 2016
Toys for Tots Collection

Hanover Township Police Department in conjunction with the United States Marine Corp held its annual Toys for Tots campaign during the months of November and December 2016.  This campaign, headed up by Patrolman John Van Why had another successful year – collecting toys for children of all ages.  Without the generosity from members of the community and staff the success of this campaign would not have been possible.  Thank you all for participating. 

Posted on 15 Dec 2016
Hanover Township Police Department Now Providing Police Protection Within the Borough of Warrior Run

During the December 15, 2016, Board of Commissioners Meeting, the Honorable District Judge Joseph Halesey administered the Oath of Office to members of the Hanover Township Police Department who will now provide police protection in the Borough of Warrior Run.  Hanover Township Police Department will begin providing protection to the Borough of Warrior Run beginning January 1, 2017. 

Posted on 31 Oct 2016
Hanover Township Commissioners Sponsor Trick or Treat for Elementary School Children

On October 31, 2016, the Hanover Township Commissioners sponsored a trick or treat event at the Township Municipal Building for Hanover Area Elementary School Children where candy bags, coloring books, crayons and glow sticks were handed out.  Hanover Township Police Department and K-9 Unit also participated and were on-site passing out goodies to the children.  

Posted on 25 Oct 2016
Area Student receives proclamation for donation of Drug Take Back box.

The Hanover Township Board of Commissioners presented Kailey Orzechowski with a proclamation during the October 12, 2016, Board of Commissioners’ Meeting. Kailey recently completed her senior project by participating in a 5K run and raising donations. The donations were then used to purchase Hanover Township a Drug Take Back Container. The take back container allows not only township residents, but everyone, to safely, securely, and anonymously, dispose of unused, unwanted, expired and potentially dangerous prescription and non-prescription medications. A flyer on acceptable and nonacceptable items can be found under the Police Department Section of this website.

Kailey Orzechowski is presented with a proclamation by Vice Chairman of the Hanover Township Board of Commissioners, Jeffrey P. Lewis. Drug Take Back Proclamation

The drug take back box located at the Hanover Township Municipal Building, 1267 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township. The container is available Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM.Drug Take Back Proclamation

Posted on 25 Oct 2016
Newly Appointed Hanover Township Commissioner

Ronald Krushnowski was recently appointed to the Hanover Township Board of Commissioners at the October 12, 2016, Board of Commissioners’ Meeting. Commissioner Krushnowski is a lifelong resident of Hanover Township with 25 years of service and experience in municipal operations – all of which were in Hanover Township. Commissioner Krushnowski

Posted on 9 Oct 2016
Hanover Twp. Fire Headquarters Ceremonial Groundbreaking September 6, 2016

Hanover Township held it’s Ceremonial Groundbreaking for the new Fire Headquarters on September 6, 2016. The ceremony kicked off the beginning of construction for the new Fire Headquarters which will consolidate Breslau, Preston, Lee Park, and Hanover Green Fire Houses into one central location on the San Souci Parkway. An LSA Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and financing through the Economic Development and the US Department of Agriculture will assist in the cost of construction. Hanover Township would also like to thank PA State Senator John Yudichak, PA State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski, and PA State Representative Gerald Mullery for their support with this project.
Land has been cleared and construction is set to begin.New Firehouse
New Firehouse
Members of the Community, Township Fire Department, and Community Leaders mingle before the groundbreaking ceremony.New Firehouse
Chairman of the Hanover Township Board of Commissioners Albert J. Bagusky, conducts opening remarks and provides introduction of PA State Senator John Yudichak, USDA Rural Develeopment State Director Tom Williams, PA State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski, and PA State Representative Gerald Mullery.New Firehouse
Hanover Township Fire Chief Joseph Temarantz addresses the attendees of the Hanover Township Groundbreaking Ceremony.New Firehouse
State Legislators, Hanover Township Commissioners, and members of the Fire Department turn the first shovels of soil during the ceremonial groundbreaking on the site of the new Hanover Township Fire Headquarters. New Firehouse
New Firehouse

Posted on 9 Oct 2016
Hanover Township Road Department Revitalizes Local Playgrounds

The Hanover Township Board of Commissioners recently received a Recreation Grant to revitalize the numerous local parks throughout Hanover Township. Park equipment was purchased, and the Hanover Township Road Department began improving the playgrounds during the Spring of 2016. Improvements will be made to the parks in Buttonwood, Breslau, Korn Krest, Green Street, Hanover Green, Liberty Street, Lynwood, and Upper Askam during 2016 and 2017. Playground

The Hanover Township Road Department begins construction at the Hanover Green Playground. Playground

The newly renovated Hanover Green Playground.Playground

Posted on 9 Oct 2016
Hanover Township Board of Commissioners Purchase Code Enforcement Vehicle

The Hanover Township Board of Commissioners recently purchased a 2016 Jeep Patriot to be used by the Code Enforcement Department. This vehicle will assist the Code Enforcement Department in maintaining code and zoning compliance within Hanover Township. CE Vehicle

Posted on 9 Oct 2016
Hanover Township Crime Watch Member Receives Proclamation

The Hanover Township Board of Commissioners recently presented Darlene Davis with a proclamation for her time and service with the Hanover Township Crime Watch. During the September 13, 2016, Board of Commissioners Meeting, Mrs. Davis was recognized for her effort, time, and dedication to the Hanover Township Crime Watch. CRime Watch

Posted on 11 Sep 2016
Hanover Township Municipal Salt Shed Constructed

Pictured is the new Hanover Township Municipal salt shed. The salt shed is necessary to store the municipal salt used for winter road maintenance. The storage shed can hold a capacity in excess of 300 tons. Each winter event utilizes approximately 50 tons of salt for one pass over Hanover Township roads. This salt shed also allows Hanover Township to be compliant with MS4 responsibilities. The salt storage shed was financed through Liquid Fuels funds. Salt Shed

Posted on 11 Sep 2016
F550 Ford Dump Truck purchased by the Board Of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners recently purchased a F550 Super Duty Ford Dump Truck to add to the Road Department’s fleet. This vehicle will be utilized to plow streets, assist with road repairs, and haul asphalt for catch basin replacement. The vehicle was purchased thru Liquid Fuels Funds and is an added asset to allow the Road Department to continue to keep Hanover Township Roads maintained. Pictured are the Commissioners and the Road Supervisors Ned Zwiebel.Dump Truck

Posted on 11 Sep 2016
Board Of Commissioners purchase a new police vehicle

The Board of Commissioners recently purchased a fully equipped AWD 2016 SUV to add to the fleet of vehicles within the Hanover Township Police Department. This vehicle will keep the five year program of adding a new vehicle while selling the oldest vehicle - ensuring the Police Department has reliable transportation to police our community. Pictured are the Commissioners and Chief Albert Walker. Police Car

Posted on 11 Sep 2016
Hanover Twp. Commissioners recognized Hanover Area All-Stars 9 and 10 year olds

Hanover Township Board of Commissioners recognized the District 16 Champions Hanover Area 9-10 Year old All-Star Team at the August 8, 2016, Board of Commissioners Meeting.
Present at the celebration were Coaches and Team Members who presented the Board with an autographed baseball which will be displayed in the glass case at the Municipal Building. The All-Stars were given a proclamation by the Board of Commissioners to recognize their achievement.All Stars

Posted on 11 Sep 2016
Hanover Twp. Board of Commissioners Celebrate Retirement

The Hanover Township Board of Commissioners celebrated the retirement of Eileen Valunas at the May 9, 2016, Board of Commissioners Meeting. Mrs. Valunas is retiring after 44 years of services with Hanover Township. She began working for the Township in 1972 with the Police Department. Pictured from left to right are: first row: Chairman Albert J. Bagusky, Commissioner William L. Howatt, Eileen Valunas, Neil Valunas, Commissioner George L. Andrejko, Vice-Chairman Jeffrey P. Lewis, second row: Solicitor Robert V. Davison, ESQ., Township Manager Samuel T. Guesto, Jr., Commissioner Russell P. Davis, and Commissioner George W. Bowers.Valunas

Albert J. Bagusky, Chairman of the Hanover Township Board of Commissioners presents Eileen Valunas with a plaque and proclamation for her 44 years of service with Hanover Township. Valunas

Posted on 28 Apr 2016
Girl Scouts Clean Up Local Park

The Penn's Woods Community Troop 331 Girl Scouts volunteered to clean up Green Street Park over the Earth Day weekend. The girls and families pulled out a bunch of trash and debris from the wooded areas and bagged/piled it up for disposal. “The event was a big success!” said Kathleen Lockman, Community Troop Lead. The Board of Commissioners would like to thank the Girl Scouts for this clean up and the Fire District for providing snacks and water for participants. Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts

Posted on 24 Apr 2016
Hanover Township Board of Commissioners Hire Police Officer

At the April 11th, 2016 meeting of the Hanover Township Board of Commissioners, District Justice Joseph Halesey administered the oath of office to newly hired Police Officer Connor Duffy. The addition of Officer Duffy brings the total number of Officers in the department to 16, all full time. This is the highest number of Officers on the Force in many years. The hiring of Officer Duffy was made possible by the Township applying for and recently receiving a Federal Community Oriented Policing (COPS) Grant.
Connor is the son of Wilkes-Barre City Police Officer Daniel Duffy and Marcy Duffy. Connor’s two uncles are Pennsylvania State Police Trooper PJ. Lindsay and Scranton Police Detective James Pappas. We are excited to have Connor as a member of our team. Swearing In
Swearing In

Posted on 24 Apr 2016
Gypsy Moth Spraying Advisory for Hanover Township

Posted on 24 Apr 2016
FEMA Flood Insurance Discount Authorization

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