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 06/26/2015 Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage Ruling 

The Eaton County Clerk's office is accepting applications for same sex marriage licenses effective immediately.

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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 


Increase Tax Certification Fees Effective July 1

 MICHIGAN HOUSE AND SENATE INCREASE TAX CERTIFICATION FEES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015

New legislation passed by the Michigan House and Senate, and signed by Governor Snyder on May 26, 2015,  Public Act 39, increases the fee for tax certifications on warranty deeds, land contracts, and condominium master deeds, and similar documents from $1 to $5.  The fee is collected on behalf of the County Treasurer by the Register of Deeds as part of the document recording process and goes into effect July 1, 2015.

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New Legislation Extending Property Tax Exemptions to Qualified Disabled Veterans

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 Eaton Food and Ag Fest - July 13, 2015

FoodFest

We are excited to invite you to attend the Eaton Food and Ag Fest, July 13, 2015 4-7 pm at Kardell Hall in Charlotte during the Eaton County Fair on Farm Bureau Day.

The Fest is free and open to the public with over 50 food-related exhibitors and demonstrations. There will be games and activities for kids, raffles, giveaways, a photo booth and food tastings.

Please share information about this is exciting local event with your friends and networks!

Make the Eaton County Fair and the Eaton Food and Ag Fest part of your summer plans!

Click here for the Eaton Food and Ag Fest Flyer. 


 Solar Power Energy Generation Statistics

Click here to view how many kwh have been produced by Eaton County's Solar Panel.


Eaton Good Food Plan

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Fox Park Public 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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 Star Party dates are August 6th - 9th, 2015

 

 

 

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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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