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Manhattan Township is located in the heart of Will County, Illinois.  Our township has thirty-six square miles within its jurisdiction.  While not all residents of the township reside in the Village of Manhattan, all village residents reside in the township.  Township government has the distinction of being one of the oldest forms of government functioning in the United States today.  In Illinois, the township form of government was provided by the Illinois constitution of 1848 when residents in their respective counties were allowed to vote to establish township government.  Manhattan Township was officially established in 1853.

The powers expressly granted to Manhattan Township by State Statue include providing General Assistance to families in need, the fair and equal assessment of all real estate within our jurisdiction, and road and bridge maintenance outside the village municipality.  Based on needs demonstrated by our community, Manhattan Township also provides transportation services and co-sponsored luncheons for seniors, electronic recycling, food pantry, voter registration and recommendations for Will County Land Use applications.

Regular Meetings held the second Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. of each month at the Manhattan Township Hall, 230 Wabash St., Manhattan, IL.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Tuesday, October 10, 2023 | 7:00 p.m.
Will County Zoning Application for Map Amendment - Special Use Permit - Variance
Manhattan Township Community Hall, 230 Wabash St., Manhattan

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. the Manhattan Township Board & Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at the Manhattan Township Hall, 230 Wabash St., Manhattan, IL.  The purpose of this hearing is to hear Will County Land Use Case #ZC-23-057.

Zoning Request: 1. Special Use Permit for Adult Use Cannabis Infuser, 2. Variance for minimum lot frontage from 300 feet to 10 feet, 3. Variance for an Adult Use Cannabis Infuser from 1,000 feet to 210.68 feet from a property line of an area zoned for residential use.

Purpose of Request: Applicant wishes to erect an approximately 3,000 square foot building on property to operate an adult use cannabis infusion operation.  Applicant will infuse cannabis products into a variety of edible options.  Said edible products would be transported off site for sale/distribution.

Petitioner: Brian Lawerence & Sarah Stapp

PIN: 14-12-14-400-008-0000

Common Address: 25130 S. Schoolhouse Rd., Manhattan, IL.

All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing and will be given an opportunity to be heard.

Kelly Baltas
Clerk, Manhattan Township