City Council is busy this month working with city administration on the 2023-2024 budget. There will be a public hearing on the budget in June. This is a requirement to get public input, or answer questions. Watch the city’s website for dates.
At the May 8th City Council meeting, Council approved the Planning Commission’s recommendation for a lot-split in the south industrial park. This parcel of land was part of a larger parcel owned by the city and will be used for the future Eaton Rapids Recycling Center. This was the first step in moving forward with plans for the center. The next steps will be to develop site plans and apply for grants for the infrastructure. Stay tuned for more!
Eaton Rapids Teen Space held a talent show to raise funds for a new building they will build across from the High School. Eaton Rapids has some very talented young people! If you’d like to get involved with this program, you can reach out to them at www.erteenspace.com.
Memorial weekend is right around the corner. Many celebrate this holiday as the start of summer, however, it’s to pay tribute to the military heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we appreciate. The G.A.R Memorial Hall & Museum’s Memorial Day committee has planned several events starting at Rosehill Cemetery with flag placement on veteran’s graves, Saturday, May 27th at 9am. This is a volunteer effort so if you’d like to help, meet at the city maintenance building at the back of the cemetery. There will be a luminary display placed Sunday night, May 28th at Memorial Park on Main Street. There will be a luminary representing each Eaton Rapids veteran who died in battle. On Monday, May 29th the Memorial Day parade will start at 11am. We are looking for parade entries so if anyone is interested in being in the parade, please let me know. You can reach me at email@example.com. Following the parade, there will be a brief ceremony at G.A.R Island Park. All are welcome!
Have a safe and happy May!
Mayor Pam Colestock