Welcome to Makanda Township!
Township government in Illinois consists of assessing properties, maintaining Township roads and bridges, and providing general assistance for the indigent. Additionally, Makanda Township provides fire protection, rescue and first responder services. Electors choose a Township Supervisor, Clerk, Highway Commissioner, Tax Assessor and four trustees to serve a four-year term. Elections are held every four years in April following the US Presidential Election.
Township government is unique in that citizens can attend the Annual Town Meeting and vote on certain matters. Residents are also encouraged to attend the Township Board's monthly meetings. The Annual Town Meeting is usually held the second Tuesday in April at 7 pm at the Makanda Township Fire Station #2, 5975 Giant City Road, Carbondale, IL. The monthly Township Board meetings are generally held the second Tuesday of each month (except April) at 7 pm at Makanda Township Fire Station #1, 5920 Old US Highway 51, Carbondale, IL.