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Help Us Keep Our City Clean!

Help Us!In recent weeks, the City of Eaton Rapids has experienced a few instances of vandalism at the Howe Athletic Fields, mostly near the basketball courts and Playground of Dreams.  The events are centered on general property damage and trash/debris being spread throughout the area.  There have been no reports of graffiti.  It continues to be our goal as a City to provide a high Quality of Life for our residents; Click Here to Read More.....

Top 5 Things To Do in ER-October!

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!


Vote!!!!The City/School Election is TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd.  Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  ALL CITY VOTERS VOTE AT THE PUBLIC SAFETY FACTILITY AT 101 LINE STREET.  This is also known as the Police and Fire Department!

Homecoming Parade

RoyaltyThe Eaton Rapids High School Homecoming Parade will be held on Friday, October 9th.  The parade will start at 6:00pm.  Come out and show your Greyhound Spirit and Pride as we celebrate Homecoming 2014!

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Main Street Trick-or-Treat 2015

06 October 2015

Trick-or-TreatIconic downtown Eaton Rapids will be invaded by ghosts, goblins, pirates, princesses and magical characters galore in the Annual Trick-or-Treat Main Street Event on October 28, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  (Rain Date is Thursday, October 29)  Trick-or-Treat Main Street is a FREE & FUN event for families and children to trick-or-treat from business to business in downtown Eaton Rapids in a safe and friendly environment.

Join the City of Eaton Rapids, Eaton Rapids Chamber and over 30 participating businesses on Main Street and Knight Street and Hall Street in this special Halloween event for the whole family.  Businesses along the trail will be marked with festive ballons and posters.  The first 500 children in costumes will receive free trick-or- treat bags at City Hall.

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


29 July 2015

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

14 September 2015

Police NewsHello everyone, I hope you all have enjoyed your summer.  I wanted to take this opportunity to pass on some important information regarding traffic flow for the upcoming Urban Air event so you can properly be prepared.  But first I have some other good news to share.


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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 5th 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 5th 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.

2015-2016 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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Friday, October 9th - 7:00 a.m. DDA

Monday, October 12th - 9:30 a.m. Library Board

Monday, October 12th - 7:00 p.m. City Council Meeting

Monday, October 19th - 5:00 p.m. Council Worksession

Tuesday, October 20th - 7:00 p.m. Parks Board

Monday, October 26th - 7:00 p.m. City Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 28th - MAIN STREET TRICK-OR-TREAT!

Saturday, October 31st - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. HALLOWEEN!!!!

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