WELCOME TO THE TOWNSHIP OF SALEM
LUZERNE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA 18603
The Township of Salem was established in 1786 and is situated in the lower end of Luzerne County along the Susquehanna River. With a population of 4,254 people (as of the 2010 census), the township has residential and commercial property as well as large agricultural sections. The Susquehanna Steam Electric Station is situated here and provides us with the Riverlands, a park for fishing, hiking and relaxation. Berwick Offray, which provides ribbons and bows worldwide is located in the township of Salem and is one of our largest employers, as are Leggett & Platt, Crispin Valves, and Western International.
Salem is a township of the second class. Townships of the first class are those having a population of at least three hundred inhabitants to the square mile. All townships that are not townships of the first class or home rule townships are townships of the second class.
The township is governed and supervised by a three-member Board of Supervisors. Each supervisor is elected to serve a term of six years. Their terms are staggered. Every two years one of the supervisors terms are complete and an election is held. Supervisors shall reside in the township from which elected and shall have resided in that township continuously for at least one year before their election. The Board of Supervisors hold a public meeting for the transaction of business on the second Tuesday of the month, beginning at 6:30PM at the administration office located at 38 Bomboy Lane, Berwick, PA 18603. The current Supervisors are Richard Talanca, Chairman; Malcolm Plevyak, Vice-chairman, and Frede Fransen, Road Master.
The Township of Salem is in the 27th Congressional District and the 116th Legislative District.