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In addition to this written notice, the city sends out email notification of the applicant’s neighborhood meeting via the In Touch email notification system to all individuals who have subscribed through the city’s website.
If the application is complete, it is also assigned to a staff planner in Community Development and scheduled for a public hearing with either the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board or Board of Zoning Appeals as follows:
In addition, approximately one week prior to the public hearing date, the city emails the meeting agenda to anyone who has subscribed through the In Touch email notification system on the city’s website for either the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board or the Manhattan Board of Zoning Appeals. Planning Board agendas contain links to agenda items that can be downloaded.
Write:Community Development1101 Poyntz Ave.Manhattan, KS 66502Or email the staff planner assigned to the project
This is often referred to as “due-process." Due process requires any information (written, verbal, or graphic) submitted or used to base a decision on must be presented for everyone to hear and see within the formal public hearing process, and not in private one-on-one discussions with Advisory Board or City Commission members outside of the public hearing process. Because of this due process requirement, Advisory Board members and/or City Commissioners may tell you that they don’t want to talk about the project outside of the public hearing and they may encourage you to go to the public hearing and/or submit written comments. If an Advisory Board and/or City Commission member decides to let you speak with them about a proposal, they are obligated to disclose the substance of your conversation at the public hearing.