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Welcome To The City Of Eaton Rapids

Michigan’s Island City!

The City Of Eaton Rapids

In All Seasons It’s A Great Place To Live, Work, And Play!

City Hall Info

M-F 8:30-4:30


200 S. Main St.

Important Announcements

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Eaton Rapids River Cam

The Eaton Rapids River Cam is now available online! Watch a live video stream from the Eaton Rapids Outdoor Recreation Center from any PC, or from your Smart Phone. Check on current river conditions or just relax and watch the ducks play! Click here to view the river...
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City of Eaton Rapids Summer Help Positions

The City of Eaton Rapids is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Summer/Seasonal Help, Outdoor Recreation Employees as well as Youth Sports Coordinators. Click here for more...

Curb side Grant Application

Looking to increase the curb appeal of your Eaton Rapids home? The Curb Side Grant could help get you on your way! The deadline is May 4th. So hurry up and get your application in! Please click the link below to print and fill out the application. Curb Side Grant...

It’s time for Baseball!

City of Eaton Rapids sponsored Youth Baseball and Softball 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...

Do you have concerns about falling?

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Who should attend? Anyone with concerns about falls, who has fallen, has...

Update From the Mayor

First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of your city employees.  The transition from one administrator to another is not always easy. They all have been very open to answering questions and providing me with much needed explanations. They have been...

Yard Waste Facility Hours Changing.

The Yard Waste Facility is located at 300 Market Street.  The hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. M-F and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is for dumping brush and leaves only.  Leaves need to be in bio-degradable bags.  Brush is for small...

Eaton Rapids targeted for downtown development.

Under its Michigan Main Street Program, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced six new communities it will be working with to attract stakeholders and build local economies through the development of downtown areas. Eaton Rapids was named as...

Community News

Eaton Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

The ERACC newsletter is here! To find out more about exciting developments, events, and news in the Eaton Rapids community please click the link below! March 2018...

Meet Your Mayor!

Please let me take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Paul Malewski and I was elected in November of 2017 to the office of Mayor. I live in Eaton Rapids with my wife Deborah (Jean Kline Senior Center Director) and Barney the wonder dog. We have a...

Quality of Life Department- Accomplishments & Visions

  City of Eaton Rapids Quality of Life Department 2017 Accomplishments & 2018 Visions From day one, we have worked to instill the slogan “Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs.” The idea, that parks and recreation opportunities lead to a higher Quality...

Councilman-At-Large Gary Wichman

Councilman-At-Large Gary Wichman: Councilman Wichman is a 40 year resident of Eaton Rapids.  He and his wife Cheryl have 4 grown children, all of which attended the Eaton Rapids Public Schools.  Councilman Wichman is retired from PNC Bank after a 38 year banking...

City Newsletter

Welcome to your town...Eaton Rapids!  Attached you will find the Connecting Eaton Rapids Newsletter!  Please click here for the "Connecting Eaton Rapids" article in its...

Quick Links


The Eaton Rapids River Cam is now available online! Watch a live video stream from the Eaton Rapids Outdoor Recreation Center from any PC, or from your Smart Phone. Check on current river conditions or just relax and watch the ducks play!

Click here to view the river cam!


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.

April 23rd

Archive Agenda’s


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.

April 16th Work Session

Archived Minutes


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


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


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


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 Local Development Finance Authority is a body created under the authority of P.A. 281 of 1986, as amended, to encourage local development, prevent conditions of unemployment and promote growth, create and implement a development plan, acquire interests in real and personal property, and to utilize tax increment financing.

Meetings: As Needed

LDFA Agenda

LDFA Minutes


The Planning Commission is responsible for reviewing all applications for re-zoning, lot splits, site plan approval, special land use permits and variances and giving recommendations to the City Council for each.  

Minutes & Agendas

Eaton Rapids Health Alliance

The mission of ERHA is to enhance and preserve the health of those who live, work, and play in Eaton Rapids by collaborating with the community to provide environments and opportunities that support healthy lifestyles and well-being.

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Food Assistance For Families In Eaton Rapids