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  • Utility Bill - Due the 15th of every month!
  • Tax Bill - Winter Taxes Due February 17th!
  • Sidewalk Reminder - Remember to clear sidewalks of snow & ice!
  • Dog Licenses - Available at City Hall until February 28th

City Taxes Due

Taxes Due!Reminder!!!!  Your Winter Taxes are due on Tuesday, February 17th!  City Offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.!!!!  They MUST be in the City Offices by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday the 17th to be considered on time without a penalty!

First Friday Talk Show

Tim Barron 92.9Join Mayor Steven Platte and City Manager Jon Stoppels the first Friday of every month at 8:20 a.m. as they speak with Tim Barron from WLMI, 92.9 FM and discuss events and happenings in Eaton Rapids!

Dog Licenses Available

DozzerDog Licenses are now available at City Hall.  Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Licenses will be available until February 28th.  Remember to bring your proof of rabies vaccination!  You can now also purchase your licenses on line at www.eatoncountytreasurer.org to save time!

Top 5 Things To Do in ER-February!

Top 5 in ERAre you Bored?  Tired of doing the same old...same old?  Trying to make that dollar stretch further?  Well here are some fun ideas that you can do right here in Eaton Rapids! 

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BPW Scholarship

12 January 2015

BPWThe Eaton Rapids Business and Professional Women's Club (BPW) will be awarding three $1,000 college scholarships to women who are continuing their education and are residents in the Eaton Rapids School District.  Applicants must be 25 years of age or older and currently enrolled in an accredited college program.

Through its fundraising efforts, the Eaton Rapids BPW Club has awarded college scholarships for more than fifty years to local women who have returned to school in order to make a better life for themselves and their families.  Over the years this program has provided much needed assistance to many deserving women in the Eaton Rapids area.

The Eaton Rapids BPW scholarship application can be downloaded from the homepage of the Business and Professional Women's Michigan wesite at www.bpw-michigan.org or by calling Janet Davidson at (517) 663-8558.

The deadline for submitting the scholarship application is March 31, 2015.


29 December 2014

City NewsletterCity Newsletter

Welcome to your town.....Eaton Rapids!  Attached you will find the Connecting Eaton Rapids Newsletter! 

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Who's Who in Eaton Rapids

19 May 2014

GazeboEngraved Bricks on the Island!

The City of Eaton Rapids would like to remind you about the "Buy A Brick" program!  Originally there were just over 9,500 bricks laid on the Island, from the crosswalk to the Gazebo.  Many have been replaced with engraved bricks.....862 to be exact! 

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Police News

03 February 2014

Police News

Hello Eaton Rapids Community!!!  First, I want to thank the City Council for giving me this great opportunity to lead the Eaton Rapids Police Department.  I am very excited to be returning home to Eaton County and look forward to many years serving as your Chief of Police. 

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News from the State

17 January 2014

SnyderLANSING, Mich. — Michigan will fuel its impressive comeback through innovations such as a statewide system for training and educating skilled technicians, attracting global talent and reinventing the way in which services to residents in need are provided, Gov. Rick Snyder said in his fourth State of the State address.

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Quick Links

Council Agendas

Council agenda's are posted to the website by Friday around 12:00pm. Our meeting schedule is a Work Session on the 1st and 3rd Monday's at 5pm and Council Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Monday's at 7pm. All meetings are held at City Hall on the 2nd floor.

February 2nd Agenda

Archive Agenda's

Council Minutes

The City of Eaton Rapids maintains the minutes of all official meetings. Below is a link to the most recent meeting minutes along with a link to our minutes archive.

 January 26th Minutes

Archived Minutes 

City Charter

The City of Eaton Rapids... The link below will take you to the Eaton Rapids City Charter.  Please be advised that the Complete and Official copy is available at City Hall.

City Charter

Recent City Charter Amendments

City Code

The City of Eaton Rapids has many ordinances to keep our citizens safe. The link below will take you to the Eaton Rapids City Code and Ordinances

City Code

City Budget

The City of Eaton Rapids budget is from July 1st to June 30th of each year. Below is a link to the current year's budget.

2014-2015 Budget

City Map

The City of Eaton Rapids is home to many wonderful parks, walking trails and businesses. The link below will take you to a map of the city to help you get there. Over the next couple of months we will introduce a more interactive map.

City Map


The DDA (Downtown Development Authority) meets on the 2nd Friday at 7am at City Hall. Below are the most recent meeting minutes.

DDA Agenda

DDA Minutes


The LDFA (Local Development Finance Authority) meets as needed.  Meetings are generally held on Friday morning's at 7:30am at City Hall. Below is a link to the most recent meeting minutes

LDFA Agenda

LDFA Minutes

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Monday, February 2nd - 5:00 p.m. Council Worksession

Monday, February 9th - 10:30 a.m. Library Board

Monday, February 9th - 7:00 p.m. City Council Meeting

Wednesday, February 11th - 7:00 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Friday, February 13th - 7:00 a.m. DDA Meeting

Monday, February 16th - 5:00 p.m. Council Worksession

Tuesday, February 17th - 7:00 p.m. Parks Board

Monday, February 23rd - 7:00 p.m. City Council Meeting


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