New Hanover Township “free schools” started in 1850 with the operation of 10 one-room schools. The township-run school system closed in 1949, but all of the buildings still stand today.

Public Works

Public Works

The Public Works Department provides for the maintenance of local roads and municipal-owned properties.  The Township maintains about 80 miles of roadways and the township's parks and other lands.  This office is located behind the Township's Main Building (2943 North Charlotte Street) and is open accordingly Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM

The department is responsible for the following:

  • sweeping roads
  • mowing detention basins and open space islands
  • maintenance of township buildings
  • maintenance of township vehicles and equipment
  • repaving roads
  • guiderail maintenance
  • lining highway lanes
  • painting pedestrian crossing and "caution" markings
  • repairing and installing rails
  • erecting street and regulatory signs
  • repairing street lights and traffic signals
  • maintaining storm sewers
  • patching pot holes
  • filling sink holes
  • removing fallen trees and limbs from roads
  • spreading salt for ice control on roads
  • removing snow from roads
Jay Kowal, Director
Phone: 610-323-1008 ext. 301
Fax: 610-323-5173