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NEW! - Register of Deeds Recording Fee Changes
  
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Effective OCTOBER 1, 2016 in the State of Michigan
Regardless of the number of pages, all documents will cost $30.00 to record, this cost is inclusive of Michigan Remonumentation and Register of Deeds Automation fees.
  
For a document that assigns or discharges more than 1 instrument $3.00 for each instrument assigned or discharged (in addition to the $30.00 flat fee).  To certify a recorded document $5.00; copies remain at $1.00 per page and search fees remain at 50 cents for each year searched with a minimum of $5.00 – excepting tract index searches.
  
If you have any questions, please contact the Register of Deeds office at 517-543-4203 or refer to MCL 600.2567. 

 

Treasurer and Clerk Open Delta Township Office

Delta Eaton County Flyer Cover2 Eaton County Clerk, Diana Bosworth and County Treasurer, Bob Robinson began offering service hours in the Delta Township Administration Building at 7710 W Saginaw Highway in Lansing on Friday, October 9.   Office hours for the residents of Delta Township and surrounding areas will continue by County Clerk Bosworth on the first and third Friday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Treasurer Robinson will offer hours alternating the second and fourth Friday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The satellite county office will be located in the lower level of the Delta Township Administration Building on W Saginaw Highway in Lansing.

For more information, go to www.eatoncounty.org or www.deltami.gov.

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Now Pay Delinquent Real Property Taxes Online
Eaton County Treasurer, Bob Robinson, announced this month that Eaton County property owners have a new and convenient way to make delinquenttaxpayments.  The treasurer’s office has contracted with Official Payments, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions to offer delinquent tax payment processing over the Internet through credit card and debit card transaction.  Visa, Discover, and MasterCard debit and credit cards will be accepted. This new service offers taxpayers a fast and efficient way to pay online and reduces manual processing time in the treasurer’s office.

“Through a unique partnership with Official Payments and BS&A Software, taxpayers can get online, pay, and process their delinquent tax payments instantly, in real time,” said Robinson.  “This is part of our ongoing work to increase efficiency in the treasurer’s office.  It can also help folks avoid last minute additional fees and interest on their past due real property taxes.”

For more information, go to http://www.eatoncounty.org/departments/county-treasurer 


 

New Legislation Extending Property Tax Exemptions to Qualified Disabled Veterans

Click here for more information.

 

Fox Park Public Observatory

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Welcome to the Fox Park Observatory

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The Observatory is located inside Fox Park in the far northwest corner of the park past the beach area and new restroom facility. This is an open air facility so please dress for the weather, bring mosquito protection in the summer, and wear sensible footwear for the 200 yard walk to the Observatory.  Program fees are collected on site for all programs and motor vehicle entry fee is waived for all Observatory night programs.

Directions - I-69 to exit 66 (M-l00 Potterville/Grand Ledge). Turn north on M-l00. Travel one mile north on M-100 to Gresham Hwy. Turn west onto Gresham Hwy.  Park entrance is down about one mile on the right.

Fox Park Public Observatory Brochure                                                        Dark Sky Resolution/Policy  

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EVENTS:

If the sky is sufficiently clear, the Fox Park Observatory will open its doors for public observing.  Observation nights will not be held on nights with more than 30% cloud cover.  You may call the Observatory at             (517) 645-6666 during public viewing hours to check sky conditions.  

Public observation nights and solar viewing days are suitable for people of all ages.  Program fee is $2/person or $5/family payable on site.

The Observatory is an open air observatory so please dress appropriately for the weather, bring mosquito protection, and wear sturdy footwear for the 200 yard walk to the observatory.  

Local area astronomers will be on hand to answer questions about the night sky and solar viewing.

 

Public Viewing    June 24    9:30pm-Midnight

Solar Viewing     June 25    5:00pm-7:00pm

Public Viewing    June 25    9:30pm-Midnight        

Public Viewing    July 8      9:30pm-Midnight

Solar Viewing     July 9      5:00pm-7:00pm

Public Viewing    July 9      9:30pm-Midnight

Public Viewing    July 29    9:30pm-Midnight

Solar Viewing     July 30    5:oopm-7:00pm

Public Viewing    July 30    9:30pm-Midnight

 

 

CAMP UNDER THE STARS!

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STAR PARTY -  August 4-7, 2016

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Click HERE for Star Party Registration Form

 

Public Viewing    August 19    9:00pm-Midnight

Solar Viewing     August 20    5:00pm-7:00pm

Public Viewing    August 20    9:00pm - Midnight

 

Public Viewing    Sept 9         8:00pm-11:00pm

Public Viewing    Sept 10       8:00pm-11:00pm

Solar Viewing     Sept 11       2:00pm-4:00pm

Public Viewing    Sept 23       8:00pm-11:00pm

Public Viewing    Sept 24       8:00pm-11:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HISTORY

The Fox Park Public Observatory was built entirely with donations and contributions from Lansing area businesses and opened its doors for public viewing the fall of 1999.  The Observatory was run by a dedicated group of amateur astronomers in conjunction with the Capital Area Astronomy Association (CAAA) for many years.  When the CAAA could no longer financially support the Observatory, ownership of the Observatory was turned over to the Eaton County Parks Department.

The emphasis at the Observatory is hands-on observing, CCD imaging, astrophotography, the hunt for galaxies, globular star clusters, nebulae, asteroids, comets, and studying the planets and moons in our solar system. Public viewing nights are lead by amateur astronomers who donate their time to make the beauty of the night sky accessible to everyone. 

FEATURES
  • 30'x30' Open Air Observatory10'X30' Control Room
  • Meade 16" LX200 "Classic" Computer Controlled Telescope
  • Two Meade 12" LX200 "Classic" Computer Controlled Telescopes
  • Two Portable 10" Dobsonian Telescopes
  • Two 10x50mm Orion Scenix Binoculars

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SUPPORT

Please help support the Observatory by becoming a Friend of Eaton County Parks.  The Friends group provides financial support for equipment maintenance and enhancement at the Observatory allowing us to continue to provide public observation nights and other special viewing events.

The Friends of Eaton County Parks is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all dues and donations are tax deductible.

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PROGRAMS

Eaton County Parks Naturalist, Jackie Blanc, is available by appointment to do astronomy programs/tours for interested groups either on site at the Observatory or at your facility or classroom. Groups may also attend any public viewing night. To arrange a program, please call (517) 627-7351 ext. 6023 or e-mail jblanc@eatoncounty.org.

 

 

 

 

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If you're looking for assistance with a problem and you don't know where to turn, or simply want information on a particular human service issue, 2-1-1 is for you. Currently, 2-1-1 service is available in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, and Jackson counties through Central Michigan 211. 

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