Eaton County has initiated the process of updating its 2011 County Master Plan, which helps to guide future land use in the county. The Master Plan update officially started with a kick-off meeting in August 2022. The Planning Commission, county staff and ROWE Professional Services Company, the contractor selected to assist the county with the project, have been working diligently on the update since then.
In October, the county and ROWE hosted several focus group meetings with local officials throughout the county. During the months of December and January the county and ROWE hosted focus groups with stakeholders to gather their input on what priorities should be for the plan.
Currently community engagement/participation is being sought. A short community survey has been developed to gather public input for the plan, which is available via a survey monkey link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PZGB386. Paper copies of the survey may be obtained from the Community Development Department at the County Administrative building or by calling or e-mailing the department at 517-543-3689 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A longer survey will be available both online and in paper format in February 2023, followed by public open houses in the spring of 2023.
If you would like to be involved in the Master Plan update or learn more, please contact the Eaton County Community Development & Housing Department at 517-543-3689 or follow the project via its Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/eatoncountymasterplanupdate?mibextid=LQQJ4d.