The Hanover Township Trustee strives to offer quality and beneficial services to members of the community.
The following services are available to eligible applicants.
For more information on these services and eligibility, please contact our office.
The Hanover Township Trustees Office along with the Cedar Lake Fire Department and the St. John Fire Department would like to offer a residential key box program for the residents of Hanover Township and Cedar Lake.
This program involves installing a residential key box to an occupant's main entrance to their residence. The key box is really a key safe (similar to a realtors key box) which attaches to, or near the main entry door. Each box will have its own individual code, which will be kept on file with Emergency dispatch services for easy access to your key, by Police and Fire Departments.
If you are a resident living alone or perhaps just happen to be home alone and you were to have a medical emergency, let's say you fall, break a bone, experience a diabetic emergency or a stroke or have just fallen and cannot get up or for whatever reason cannot unlock the door, emergency services will have a way to access your home.
If you have a Lifeline emergency device or a cell phone, you can call 911 for help. When the Fire or Police departments arrive at your residence, if you do NOT have a key box, the responders are going to check every door or window looking for a means to gain entry. If no doors or windows are accessible, firefighters are going to force entry into your home causing damage which you or your insurance company will be responsible for repairing. This process could also take as much as 5 minutes or more to accomplish, 5 minutes that you may not have to spare. Now let's imagine that you have the same emergency, however, you have a key box attached to your home. As the firefighters or police officers are dispatched to your home, the dispatcher has a record of your key code and is relaying this information to the Officer in charge. The Officer in charge will access your key box, retrieve the key and use it to immediately access your door, to provide possible life saving care.
All residents of Cedar Lake and Hanover Township are eligible to participate in the key box program. You can participate in the key box program with a one time, $35.00 fee. This fee covers the purchase of the key box and we will install it for free. If you are in need of assistance to purchase a key box please contact our office to see if qualify. The installation only takes a few minutes and can usually be scheduled within a day or two of calling. Make sure you have a spare key to put in the box.
If you or a family member are interested in purchasing a key box, call the Hanover Township Trustees office at (219)374-7443. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm.
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THE TRUCK HAS ARRIVED!
The Hanover Township Trustees Office is proud to announce the purchase of a new Tanker Pumper to add to our Fire Protection Services. This new vehicle joins our current Engine 1212 that is a part of the Cedar Lake Fire Departments response capabilities. The Hanover Township Board at the request of the Trustee approved this purchase and we are thrilled to offer this tanker as an important tool for use by the Cedar Lake Fire Department to provide fire protection for the citizens of Hanover Township and Cedar Lake. The Cedar Lake Fire Department has been a contractual partner in providing fire services to Hanover Township for many years.
WE HAVE SCHOOL SUPPLIES AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IN NEED! We have all the school supplies from the Hanover Community Schools student lists. INCLUDING BACKPACKS! They will be ready for Pick Up starting AUGUST 1st!
THE HANOVER TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES OFFICE WILL RETURN TO OUR NORMAL HOURS ON MAY 26th . WILL BE OPEN FROM 9am – 3pm , MONDAY THRU FRIDAY. OUR OFFICE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR STAFF AND THOSE WE SERVE. WE WILL START ALLOWING RENTALS OF OUR COMMUNITY SPACE STARTING JUNE 14th AND WILL ALLOW THEM BACK TO NORMAL OCCUPANCY LEVELS. WE ASK THAT RENTERS FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND CDC GUDIELINES FOR YOUR SAFETY.
WE WOULD LIKE TO HELP THOSE IN NEED THIS SUMMER WITH BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ITEMS FOR HANOVER TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS WITH SCHOOL AGE KIDS.
IF YOU ARE IN NEED DURING, THE HEALTH EMERGENCY, FOR BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ITEMS PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE.
DURING THIS HEALTH EMERGENCY THE HANOVER TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES OFFICE WOULD LIKE TO LET OUR RESIDENTS
KNOW WE ARE OPEN AND HERE TO HELP. PLEASE CALL IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF FOOD OR ASSISTANCE. YOU CAN FILL
OUT AN APPLICATION OVER THE PHONE OR USE THE CONTACT PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE AND EMAIL US YOUR REQUEST
FOR ASSISTANCE AND PANTRY SERVICES. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DRIVE TO OUR OFFICE WE WILL BRING PANTRY
SUPPLIES OUT TO YOUR CAR, IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO DRIVE TO OUR OFFICE WE CAN
MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO DROP OFF FOOD AND TOILETRIES AT YOUR DOOR. IF YOU NEED TO COME TO OUR OFFICE
PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES WE HAVE POSTED ON THE DOOR. WE HAVE LIMITED OUR LOBBY TO THE OUTER
ENTRY ONLY AND ASK THAT ONLY ONE PERSON AT ATIME ENTER THE LOBBY. WE DO HAVE GUIDELINES FOR
TOWNSHIP FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND WE ASK THAT ANYONE REQUESTING FOOD SERVICES FROM OUR PANTRY,
PLEASE ONLY REQUEST IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE FINANCIAL MEANS, AT THIS TIME, TO PURCHASE FOOD. THIS WILL
HELP US MAKE SURE WE GET FOOD TO THOSE MOST IN NEED. BUT BE ASSURED WE WILL DO OUR BEST DURING
THESE TRYING TIMES TO ASSIST. IF YOU ARE AWARE OF ANYONE GOING WITHOUT, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE
OR MAKE THEM AWARE OF OUR WEBSITE AND PHONE NUMBER.
Hanover Township Residents,
The Hanover Township Trustees Office recognizes the need to minimize the spread of the Corona Virus and do what is
necessary to keep our employees, as well as the public we serve safe. To meet this need, the Hanover Township Trustees Office
follows the recomendations of the CDC and OSHA. These guidelines give recomendations on ways to
prevent workplace exposures, common sense measures to reduce risk of spread and recomendations for cleaning and sanitizing
facilities. We have provided the common place practices issued by these agencies to our employees as well as posting them in
our facility for the general public. Our office is open for normal business. We ask that any unvaccinated clients please wear a mask
when entering our offices. If you would like our staff to wear a mask while you are here please just let us know.
The Hanover Township Trustees Office will follow these guidelines and implement updates as they are provided.
Kevin Toth Hanover Township Trustee
All Current Events are Cancelled , Hope to get back soon.
ALL EVENTS ARE FROM 10AM - 12:30PM UNLESS NOTED
WE ENCOURAGE ALL HANOVER TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS TO STOP IN AND SEE WHATS NEW AT OUR OFFICE.
COME SEE OUR NEW COMMUNITY SPACE! AVAILABLE FOR RENT!
IF YOU ARE A SENIOR OR CIVIC GROUP LOOKING FOR DAYTIME MEETING SPACE CONTACT US.
OR JUST STOP IN FOR A CUP OF COFFEE
PLEASE CONTACT THE TRUSTEES OFFICE TO SIGN UP FOR EVENTS 219-374-7443
SEND TO: www.hanovertownshiptrustee.com
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