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Welcome To
CLEON TOWNSHIP

Green Forest

Cleon Township is located in the northeast corner of Manistee County, farthest
from the County seat of Manistee. The township’s northeast corner represents the point
where 4 counties meet. The southeastern border is the county line between Manistee County and Wexford County. The northeast border is the county line between Manistee County and Grand Traverse County. The northwest border is the county line between
Manistee County and Benzie County.

Early settlers arrived in Cleon Township in 1865 to homestead. With the creation of a railroad, many villages sprang up in the area.
Shortly after Cleon Township was settled, Wexford County established its courthouse in Sherman, north of Mesick. This was closer to Cleon Township than the Manistee County seat, so in 1868 Cleon Township was transferred to Wexford County. In 1881 Cleon Township became part of Manistee County again. In February of 1891, the Village of Copemish incorporated and was the first village to incorporate in Manistee County. Children from the area attend Mesick Consolidated Schools or Benzie County Schools. Transportation patterns have changed, with the four railroads going out of use and Cadillac Highway (M-115) bypassing the village.


Located in Cleon Township is the Village of Copemish, a typical small town with a gas station, hardware store, bank, beauty salon,
auto repair shop, MR Products and a manufacturing plant. Cleon Township was first a lumbering settlement, then with the overabundance of good farmland, became an agricultural community. It is now largely defined as a bedroom community, approximately 30 miles in either direction from larger population centers such as Traverse City, Manistee and Cadillac.

- SPECIAL NOTICES -

2024 SUMMER NEWSLETTERClick Here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

• HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE - https://www.manisteecd2.org/hhw

• THANK YOU! - to the Cleon Township Fire Department for the Fire Safety Prevention Assembly...more details.

• THANK YOU! - to Manistee County for the Grant...more details.

 Regular Board Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month, 7:00 p.m. at

Cleon Township Hall - 16505 Imhoff, Dr. Copemish, MI 49625

Township Officials

 

David Myers

Supervisor

Phone: (616) 450-4921

Email: cyndiesuecharters@gmail.com

 

Amy Herrst

Clerk

16505 Imhoff Dr

Copemish MI 49625-9578

Phone: (231) 378-2616

Fax: (231) 378-2262

Email: cleontownship@acegroup.cc

 

Linda Cudney

Treasurer

16505 Imhoff Dr

Copemish MI 49625-9578

Phone: (231) 378-2616

Email: lcudney@aol.com

 

Abraham Canfield

Trustee

Email: cleontownship@acegroup.cc

 

Gary Porter

Trustee

Email: cleontownship@acegroup.cc

 

Bill Muha

Assessor

Phone: (231) 492-3844

Email: assessorcleontwp@gmail.com

 

Barbra Stanton

Zoning Administrator

Deputy Clerk

Phone: (231) 357-1423

Email: bstanton@acegroup.cc

 

Michelle Tinoco

Deputy Clerk

Phone: (231) 378-2616

Email: mjtinoco32@gmail.com

 

Mark Griner

Cleon Township Fire Chief

Cell: 231-640-0562

Phone: (231)378-2616 

Email: chiefgriner@gmail.com

 

Planning Commission

Terri Milarch- Secretary

Todd Humphrey- Chair

Paul Beaudrie

Chris Herrst

Gary Porter

 

Board of Review

Michelle Tinoco

Jerika Currie

Linda Easton

Dennis Easton- alternative

 

Board of Appeals

Walter Briggs

Paul Beaudrie

Todd Humphrey

Township Fees

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