Meetings: 2nd Friday of every month at 7:00 a.m. in City Hall
DDA/Main Street Executive Director
200 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
DDA Board Members:
Chair: Don McNabb, TriTerra
Vice-Chair: Dr. William DeFrance, Eaton Rapids Public Schools
Dan Babbitt, Babbitt Properties, LLC
Dr. Kyle Booher, Eaton Rapids Eye Care
Michael Carducci, Homewreckers Construction
Dr. William Lindow, Eaton Rapids Family Dentistry
Paul Malewski, Mayor of Eaton Rapids
Mark McGee, Mark’s Place
Rachel Willey, All Star Realty
The Term of Office for the DDA are Four Year Terms.
Notice of Informational Meeting
CITY OF EATON RAPIDS
Per PA57 of 2018, MCL 124.4910(4), Downtown Development Authorities are required to hold two informational meetings per year. This notice is being sent to the governing body of each taxing jurisdiction:
Informational Meeting of the
DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
The 2019 – 2020 meetings will be held on:
Friday, October 11, 2019 – 7am
Friday, December 13, 2019 – 7am
Friday, January 10, 2020 – 7am
Friday, July 10, 2020 – 7am
Eaton Rapids City Hall
200 S. Main St
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
This will be a meeting to Present information on the Tax Incremental Financing zone.
Questions – Call 517-663-8118 x8157
Michigan Main Street Volunteer Sign-Up Form
Main Street Programming
What is the Downtown Development Authority?
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is primarily a policy-making and decision-making entity that plans and manages the downtown area. The DDA is a corporate body recognized by State law and used as an important tool in downtown redevelopment. DDAs are a type of tax increment finance authority available to a city, village, or township. Under tax increment financing, an authority captures a defined portion of the property tax revenues in a designated area. Typically, a DDA captures the growth in tax revenue within a designated development area for use in financing a variety of public improvements in the area, often through the issuance of bonds. The Michigan act says a municipality can create a DDA by resolution in order “to halt property value deterioration and increase property tax valuation where possible in its business district, to halt the causes of that deterioration, and to promote economic growth.”
The DDA can utilize a variety of financing tools. Money created from the implementation of these tools can be used in a number of ways to bring about revitalization and economic development of the central business district. The DDA can work with volunteers from the local business association, citizens, the city and county to bring about the revitalization of the downtown area or depending on a set of criteria for qualification, a DDA may choose to initiate a Main Street Program.
The Eaton Rapids Downtown Development Authority shall exercise such powers and duties as provided and in accordance with the terms of Act 197 of the Public Acts 1975; including but not limited to the definition of a development area; the origination of a development plan; and, the implementation of a development program as provided in this act. For more information about the DDA, see state Act 197 of 1975 and Act 57 of 2018 as well as Chapter 8 ¼ and Chapter 19 ½ of the City Code.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please fill out the general application and submit it to the City Clerk.
DDA Contracts and Management Services
In compliance with Public Act 57 and the DDA’s desire to be transparent with the community, a listing of current contracts and management services provided to the DDA are available for public review at the City of Eaton Rapids office, 200 South Main Street, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827.
There are no open contracts at this time.
|January 11th||February 8th||March 8th||April 5th|
|May 10th||June 13th||July 12th||August 9th|
|September 13th||October||October 22nd Special|
|February 9th||March 9th||April 13th||May 11th|
|February 10th||June 9th|
|February 13th||March 13th||June 12th|
|January 10th||February 14th||March 14th||July 11th|
|September 12th||October 10th|
|January 11th||February 8th||March 8th||May 10th|
|July 12th||August 9th||September 13th||October 11th|
|October 12||November 9th||December 14th|
Minutes are available online after their approval by the DDA, which takes place at the subsequent meeting.