TOWNSHIP TIDBIT:

In 1832 the postal address of New Hanover was called “Swamp Churches.” The village had a Lutheran church, a German Reformed church, a post office, a tanyard, 2 taverns, 2 stores, and 8 dwellings.

DEPARTMENTS

Tree Removal


Christmas Tree Drop Off

Our annual Christmas Tree Drop Off Program will take place between December 21, 2017 through January 31, 2018.  We will be putting up fencec for delivery at the following drop off locations:

  • Recreation Center (Hoffmansville Road)
  • New Hanover Fire Company (Swamp Pike)
  • Hetrick Gardens/Landscaping (Swamp Pike). 

Tree Trimming

Making Travel Safe

To ensure the safe passage of vehicles on Township roadways, the Public WorksDepartment trim overhanging branches as a seasonal maintenance program. The program will begin on or after December 18 and should be completed by the end of March. School buses, emergency response equipment, snow plow trucks, mail delivery, and refuse collection trucks are examples of the large vehicles that travel Township roadways throughout the year and may be damaged if tree branches are not trimmed from the right of way on a regular basis.

Guidelines

Roads  are trimmed each year to ensure that all streets receive attention within a 5-year cycle. Here are some guidelines crews use while performing the trimming:

  • Trees will be vertically trimmed from the back of the curb edge or right-of-way to a minimum height of 15 feet.
  • Shrubs and trees which hinder motorist sight from intersection visibility and necessary directional signage will be trimmed.
  • Shrubs and trees that overhang sidewalks within the right-of-way leaving less than 8 feet of clearance will be trimmed.
2017/2018 Tree Work

  • Stumps (Hickory Park)
  • All Parks
  • Hildebrandt
  • Evans (both)
  • Middle creek (1/2 done)
  • Ludwig rd.
  • New Hanover square
  • New rd.
  • Hoffmansville rd
  • Little rd.
  • Sassmanville rd
  • Lee rd.
  • Swamp creek
  • Broomstick Rd.
  • Deep Creek                                                                       
  • Romig                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Rosenberry                                                                        
  • Sanatoga                                                                            
  • Kurtz                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Lutheran                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Dotterer                                                                                 
  • Reifsnyder
  • Hill
  • Swinging Bridge                                                                         
  • Fagleysville     
  • Church
  • Twp. Line East 
  • Colflesh
  • Kulps
  • Erb
  • Kulp
  • Schultz
  • Schenkler
  • Eichele 
  • Finn
  • Henning