Tuesday Oct 25

Latest News

  • Utility Bill - Due the 15th of every month!
  • City Hall Closed - November 8th - Election Day!
  • Fall Back - Sunday, November 6th at 2:00 a.m. FALL BACK!!!!

HalloweenHalloween is on Monday, October 31st!  Trick-or-Treating hours in the City will be from 6:00 p.m. from 8:00 p.m.  Everyone be safe!  Watch this clip for some Halloween Fun, it never gets old!!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=YP14SSjAHQM

First Friday Talk Show

Tim Barron 92.9Join Mayor Steven Platte and City Manager Jon Stoppels the first Friday of every month at 9:00 a.m. on the Tim Barron's Radio Michigan.com which is the culmination of more than 30 years of broadcast radio experience now presented in the setting of the future:  Internet distribution of radio.

Veteran Tim Barron's program makes anyone, anywhere a listener!

This site offers Tim's unique views and opinions, topical news of the day and interviews with the people who matter.  It is a top-to-bottom, coast-to-coast Michigan-focused place with webcams, news and more.

There is music here too...from Tim's record collection, five decades in the making!

Listen on your desktop, laptop, in your car via phone, tablet or smartdash.  If you have access to the Internet, you can hear us!  Join Tim, Mayor Platte and Jon as they discuss events and happenings in Eaton Rapids!


Vote!!!!The Presidential Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8th at the Public Safety Facility at 101 Line Street.  REMEMBER TO VOTE!  YOUR VOTE MATTERS!  City Hall will be Closed on Tuesday and will re-open during regular business hours on Wednesday, November 9th!

Top 5 Things To Do in ER-November!

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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Youth Basketball

24 October 2016

Trick-or-TreatNOW REGISTERING! Eaton Rapids sponsored Youth Basketball Leagues are committed to teach the game in a fun, non-competitive and instructional atmosphere.  We are focused on improving the ability of every player while enhancing the experience for every family.  Our efforts create a passion for the game that will last a lifetime.

Players grades K - 5 have the opportunity to participate in a fun youth basketball program designed to teach the basic skills such as dribbling, shooting, passing and basic offense and defense schemes.

Teams are based on individual registrations, school, grade and parent requests.  Volunteer coaches are needed for all grade divisions.  Please let us know when you register if you are interested in being a coach.

Click here to register.

For more information on the event, or how to get your business or non-profit involved, please contact Troy Stowell at 517-663-8118 x 8178 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


22 January 2016

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

18 December 2015

Police NewsOn December 5th, Eaton Rapids Police in partnership with Eaton Rapids Fire participated in the annual Fill-A-Cop-Car food drive.  The event annually collects non-perishable food products to support local food banks during this very important time of year.


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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.

October 24th 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.

October 17th 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.

2016-2017 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

Informational Videos

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Monday, November 7th - 5:00 p.m. Worksession

Monday, November 7th - 7:00 p.m. Planning Commission

Tuesday, November 8th - ELECTION 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Public Safety Facility

Wednesday, November 9th - 7:00 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals

Friday, November 11th - 7:00 a.m. DDA

Monday, November 14th - 9:30 a.m. Library Board

Monday, November 14th - 7:00 p.m. Council Meeting

Tuesday, November 15th - 7:00 p.m. Parks Board

Friday, November 18th - 7:30 a.m. LDFA Board

Monday, November 21st - 5:00 p.m. Worksession

Monday, November 28th - 7:00 p.m. Council Meeting

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