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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 or 517-543-3886

 

 

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                                                                                                                           Richard Wagner, Drain Commissioner

                                                                                                                                                                         John G. Perry, Deputy Drain Commissioner/Drain Maintenance Supervisor

                                                                                                                                          Eric Deibel, Drain Inspector 

                                                                                      Brittany Covault, Drain Project and Assessment Administrator

 Jessica Larkin, SESC Enforcement Officer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ruthann Clarke, 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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SCHEDULE OF MULTIPLE YEAR ASSESSMENTS REVISED 12/01/2015 

        PUBLIC NOTICES    

NOTICE OF LETTING, DAY OF REVIEW OF DRAINAGE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES AND

DAY OF REVIEW OF APPORTIONMENTS - KINNIE BROOK DRAIN

 KINNIE BROOK DRAIN MAP

KINNIE BROOK FAQ INFORMATION SHEET

KINNIE BROOK BID TABULATION

 

Baseline Intercounty Drain - Part 91 Resolution

Battle Creek Intercounty Drain - Part 91 Resolution

State & Indian Creek Intercounty Drain - Part 91 Resolution

 

 CURRENT BID INFORMATION

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 


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

  Any questions regarding the above MS4 Permit application may be made to bcovault@eatoncounty.org.

 

 CURRENT GLRC NEWSLETTER

 

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 517-543-3193 or 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 517-543-3886.  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 517-543-3829 

Illegal dumping of trash in a county drain: Call 517-543-3829

Illegal dumping of chemicals in a catchbasin or drain: Call 517-543-3829 or DEQ Emergency Response Hotline (1-800-292-4706)

 

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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).  The 2012 Annual Report may be seen at http://www.mywatersheds.org/publications/GLRC%20Annual%20Report_2012_Final.pdf.  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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