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City Taxes Due

Taxes Due!Reminder!!!!  Your Summer Taxes are due on Tuesday, September 1st!  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 1st 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 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!

Urban Air Coming to Eaton Rapids

Urban AirMark your calendars for October 1st-4th as the City of Eaton Rapids will be hosting over 200 Airstream coaches.  They will be parking on Main Street for the weekend and will have their coaches open for viewing.  We will be having music, movies and lots of events!

Top 5 Things To Do in ER-August!

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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Urban Air

15 July 2015

Urban Air

So what is Urban Air anyway?   IT IS FUN THAT IS WHAT IT IS!!!! Click here to see what Urban Air is all about!

Airstream Travel Trailers have a rich history and a solid reputation as one of the world's most recognized brands.  Their unique look has been turning heads ever since they hit America's highways in the 1930's.

Urban AIR uses their notoriety while directing the attention to an often overlooked resource closer to home:  Main Street Michigan.

Urban Air in Eaton Rapids will take place on October 1st through the 4th!  Come and see all of the special events that we have planned, including an outdoor movie, music, shopping, contests and much more!

Urban Air explores each community's unique offerings.  At each stop, they meet new people, invite them into their rigs, make friends, and support the local restaurants, businesses, charities and events.

It's a cash mob that lasts all weekend as we "Wake up Downtown."


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 May 2015

Police NewsAs public safety professionals our officers obtain their standard first aid and CPR training regularly.  As an enhancement to that training this year, ERPD officers received Tactical Casualty Care.  This training is a growing trend in law enforcement coinciding with the increase in tactical training associated with active shooter incidents.  The training provides officers the skills necessary to treat yourself or another officer in the event of a gunshot wound or other catastrophic injury when involved in an incident and be able to do so while sustaining the fight if necessary.


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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.

August 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.

August 24th 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

Informational Videos

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TUESDAY, September 8th - 5:00 p.m. Council Worksession

TUESDAY, September 8th - 7:00 p.m. Planning Commission

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 15th - 7:00 p.m. Park Board

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

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

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