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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

 

DUE TO THE EXORBITANT AMOUNT OF RAIN THE COUNTY HAS RECEIVED, DRAINS, RIVERS, LAKES, 

PONDS AND MANY STORM SEWER SYSTEMS ARE FILLED TO CAPACITY.

THE WATER CANNOT GET AWAY AS QUICKLY AS IT IS COMING DOWN.  THE EARTH IS SATURATED.

WE ARE TRYING OUR BEST TO RETURN ALL CALLS AND EMAILS THAT ARE COMING INTO OUR OFFICE.

IF YOU DO NOT HEAR FROM US WITHIN 24 HOURS, PLEASE REACH OUT AGAIN.  

WE DON'T WANT TO MISS ANY COMPLAINTS BUT DUE TO THE AMOUNT WE HAVE COMING IN, 

SOME MAY BE MISSED.  

MANY AREAS DO NOT HAVE COUNTY DRAINS IN THEIR AREA.  WE CANNOT WORK ON ANYTHING

OTHER THAN COUNTY DRAINS LEGALLY.  BUT WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO GIVE OPTIONS TO PEOPLE WHO

FALL INTO THAT CATEGORY AS WELL.  

 

 

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Richard Wagner, Drain Commissioner

Eric Deibel, Deputy Drain Commissioner 

Jessica Larkin, SESC Enforcement Officer

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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        PUBLIC NOTICES    

 

 OLD MAID RELAID, HARRIS AND WHALEY DRAIN- NOTICE OF LETTING AND DAY OF REVIEW OF APPORTIONMENTS 

OLD MAID RELAID, HARRIS AND WHALEY DRAIN - MAP OF OF 2017 CONSTRUCTION OF IMPROVEMENTS

OLD MAID RELAID, HARRIS AND WHALEY DRAIN IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BID TABULATION - DIVISION I 

OLD MAID RELAID, HARRIS AND WHALEY DRAIN IMPROVEMENT BID TABULATION - DIVISION II

QUAKER BROOK INTERCOUNTY DRAIN NOTICE OF DRAINAGE BOARD MEETING

 BARRY AND EATON INTERCOUNTY DRAIN NOTICE OF DRAINAGE BOARD MEETING

SECOND LAKE INTERCOUNTY DRAIN NOTICE OF DRAINAGE BOARD MEETING

 

 


Baseline Intercounty Drain - Part 91 Resolution

Battle Creek Intercounty Drain - Part 91 Resolution

State & Indian Creek Intercounty Drain - Part 91 Resolution


 

 CURRENT BID INFORMATION

 2017 MOWING BID CONTRACT TABULATION

 

 

 

 

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 call 517-543-3193 ~ 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 517-543-3886

Drain Assessment Payoff: Call 517-543-3886.  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 517-543-3193 

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

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


 

  

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