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 Eaton County Drain Commissioner's Office

 Richard Wagner, Drain Commissioner

1045 Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, MI 48813 
 (517) 543-3809

Hours:  Monday thru Friday

8:00 -12:00 & 1:00 to 5:00

 

E-mail Drain Office - General Inquiries

 

TITLE COMPANIES - DRAIN ASSESSMENT PAYOFF

 Online Form  Print, complete form and fax to 517-543-6446 

RESIDENTS - DRAIN ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS 517-543-3870

 

THE EATON COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION IS TAKING THE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE REPAIR OF THE ROAD ON NORTH COCHRAN NEAR NEEDMORE.  ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR CONCERNS REGARDING THAT LOCATION SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THEIR OFFICE.  THEIR OFFICE PHONE NUMBER IS 877-883-2866. 

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT WAS MADE BY THEIR OFFICE: 

Cochran Rd update:

Now that the spring weight restrictions are no longer in effect a contractor for the road commission will be moving equipment to the site over the next few days. Sections of new pipe are being manufactured tomorrow and will be delivered to the site Monday afternoon. work on water diversion, setting up erosion control, and removing the old structure will begin. With favorable weather the crossing should be back open with a temporary gravel surface late next week. After the road is open, later this spring guardrail and slope restoration work will continue with intermittent lane closures while the work is being done, but the road will remain open. Final repaving will be done after the asphalt paving plants are running, likely in late May or early June.

 

 

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Richard Wagner, Drain Commissioner

Eric Deibel, Deputy Drain Commissioner 

John Loranger, Drain Inspector

Jessica Larkin, Soil Erosion

Ruthann Clarke, Assessment Administrator 

Angela Spayde, Administrative Assistant

 

The Drain Commissioner is an elected official responsible for constructing and maintaining public storm drains throughout Eaton County, Statutory authority for the office is derived from Public Act 40 of 1956, as amended, commonly referred to as the Michigan Drain Code. On behalf of over 700 drainage districts (including two lake levels), the drain commissioner may acquire temporary and permanent easements, own and sell lands, execute contracts and levy assessments to cover the expense of building and maintaining an adequate stormwater infrastructure.

Not all storm drains are managed by the Drain Commissioner. Cities and villages often own their own systems although most ultimately discharge to a county or intercounty drain. The Eaton County Road Commission and Michigan Department of Transportation also maintain systems of drains. The Drain Commissioner works cooperatively with these agencies to assure widespread protection against damage caused by flooding.

The focus of the Eaton County Drain Commissioner’s Office is threefold:

  • To provide adequate drainage and assure protection of downstream properties and existing storm drains;
  • To implement and manage regional flood control measures on public drains; and
  • To protect surface waters of the county and state against degradation.

An active drain maintenance program, thorough review of private development proposals, and pretreatment requirements for stormwater runoff from construction sites all play important roles in achieving this goal. The Drain Commissioner also serves as the County Enforcing Agent, administering the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance and program on behalf of the Board of Commissioners.

 

 

What are the functions of the Drain Commissioner's Office?

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TIPS TO MINIMIZE RISK OF FLOODING AT YOUR HOME

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICES    

 LOVELESS DRAIN - NOTICE OF LETTING AND DAY OF REVIEW OF APPORTIONMENTS

LOVELESS DRAIN FAQ SHEET

FIGG DRAIN - NOTICE OF LETTING AND DAY OF REVIEW OF APPORTIONMENTS

FIGG DRAN FAQ SHEET

NOTICE OF REVIEW OF DRAINAGE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES

BROWN DRAIN DRAINAGE DISTRICT

BROWN DRAIN MAP

DILLON DRAIN DRAINAGE DISTRICT

DILLON DRAIN MAP

HOBART DRAIN DRAINAGE DISTRICT

HOBART DRAIN MAP

MCGILVRA DRAIN DRAINAGE DISTRICT

MCGILVRA DRAIN MAP

REVIEW OF DRAINAGE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES FAQ SHEET

NOTICE OF REVIEW OF DRAINAGE DISTRICT BONDARIES AND REVIEW OF APPORTIONMENTS

BASTEDO DRAIN DRAINAGE DISTRICT

BASTEDO DRAIN MAP

BUCHANAN DRAIN DRAINAGE DISTRICT

BUCHANAN DRAIN MAP

CARTER WEST DRAIN DRAINAGE DISTRICT

CARTER WEST DRAIN MAP

DOW DRAIN DRAINAGE DISTRICT

DOW DRAIN MAP

HOLBROOK DRAIN DRAINAGE DISTRICT

HOBROOK DRAIN MAP

KINT DRAIN DRAINAGE DISTRICT

KINT DRAIN MAP

MILLS AND POST DRAIN DRAINAGE DISTRICT

MILLS AND POST DRAIN MAP

MILLS AND BLY DRAIN DRAINAGE DISTRICT

MILLS AND BLY DRAIN MAP

MILLS AND PRICHARD DRAIN DRAINAGE DISTRICT

MILLS AND PRICHARD DRAIN MAP

POST NO. 2 DRAIN DRAINAGE DISTRICT

POST NO. 2 DRAIN MAP

PRESCOTT DRAIN DRAINAGE DISTRICT

PROSCOTT DRAIN MAP

SIDWELL AND MILLS DRAIN DRAINAGE DISTRICT

SIDWELL AND MILLS DRAIN MAP

WOOD DRAIN DRAINAGE DISTRICT

WOOD DRAIN MAP

REVIEW OF DRAINAGE DISTRICT BONDARIES AND REVIEW OF APPORTIONMENTS FAQ SHEET

NOTICE OF REVIEW OF APPORTIONMENTS

HULL DRAIN DRAINAGE DISTRICT

REVIEW OF APPORTIONMENTS FAQ SHEET

 

 

 


Baseline Intercounty Drain - Part 91 Resolution

Battle Creek Intercounty Drain - Part 91 Resolution

State & Indian Creek Intercounty Drain - Part 91 Resolution


 

 CURRENT BID INFORMATION

BID TABULATION - LOVELESS DRAIN

BID TABULATION - FIGG DRAIN

 

 

 

 

PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR ANY ADDENDUMS BEFORE SUBMITTING FINAL BID

NO ADDENDUMS WILL BE POSTED 24 HOURS PRIOR TO BID OPENING

~ CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE BOND ~

 

 


 

More Information 


 

 

CURRENT GLRC NEWSLETTERS 

GLRC ANNUAL REPORT

 


 

SOIL EROSION

Soil Erosion Permit Information:   Commercial Sites and Residential Sites call 517-543-3890

Uncontrolled Erosion from a construction site: Call 517-543-3890

Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control  forms and information

 

DRAIN ASSESSMENTS 

Special Drain Assessment information: Call 517-543-3870

Drain Assessment Payoff: Call 517-543-3870.  Drain Assessments can be assumed by a property buyer.

Drain Assessment Payoff Online Form  Print, complete form and fax to Eaton County Drain Commissioner's Office at 517-543-6446.

 

DRAIN MAINTENANCE 

Flooding or problem with a county drain;  call 517-543-3829 

Illegal dumping of trash in a county drain: Call 517-543-3193

Illegal dumping of chemicals in a catchbasin or drain: Call 517-543-3193 or DEQ Emergency Response Hotline (1-800-292-4706)

 

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RECYCLING INFORMATION

 

CAPITAL AREA GREEN MAPS


 

 

MS 4 PERMIT APPLICATION 

ATT EATON COUNTY MS4 PERMIT APP 2015 - SIGNED BY JF 11/4/15

LETTER C ALWIN, RESPONSE TO EATON COUNTY MS4 PERMIT APP 11/6/15

ATT 1 LANSING MI URBANIZED MAP

ATT 2 MS4 STORMWATER OUTFALLS

ATT 3 ROAD COMMISSION GARAGE SWPP

ATT 4 GLRC ACTION PLAN

ATT 5 REFERENCES TO PA40 OF DRAIN CODE

ATT 6 GLRC PEP FOR EATON COUNTY

ATT 7 MS4 IDEP SCHEDULING 

ATT 8 REVISED IDEP

ATT 9 SESC ORDINANCE

ATT 10 EATON CO STORMWATER MGT MANUAL, APPENDICES

ATT 11 ACT 40 RULES AND REGULATIONS

ATT 12 STORMWATER MGMT CRITERIA

ATT 13 CATCHBASIN CLEANING SCHEDULE

ATT 14 GLRC GOOD HOUSEKEEPING AND POLLUTION PREVENTION FOR MUNICIPAL ACTIVITES

ATT 15 PROPOSED EDITS TO ATT 10 STORMWATER MGT MANUAL

MS4 PUBLIC NOTICE

MS4 PERMIT

 



 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Sanitary sewer and residential connection (publicly maintained sewer systems): contact local city, township or village.

 

Private septic tank or drain field: Contact Barry-Eaton District Health Department at 517-543-2430

 

State Permits (wetlands, floodplain, NPDES): Contact MDEQ Environmental Assistance Center (EAC) at 1-800-662-9278

 

Flood Plain Maps: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood map information is available at FEMA Map Service. Maps may be viewed at the Drain Commissioner’s Office but are unavailable for distribution.

 

Middle Grand River Watershed 319 Planning Grant: call 517-543-5848, extension 5 (Eaton Conservation District)

 

Information about stormwater programs in the Lansing area may be found at http://mywatersheds.org/ (Greater Lansing Regional Committee for Stormwater Management).  Newsletters from the Greater Lansing Regional Committee may be seen at: http://mywatersheds.org/resources/newsletters/    Information is also available through the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) at http://www.mi-wea.org and at http://www.miwaterstewardship.org/YouthStewards/OurWaterGames.

ACT 40 RULES AND REGULATIONS

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT MANUAL

 

News articles and publications:

http://www.mywatersheds.org/public_education.html

Greening Mid-Michigan

Water Conservation Throughout the Home

Current information is also posted outside the Drain Commissioner’s Office in the main Courthouse Complex in Charlotte, Michigan.


 

  

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