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Welcome to the City of East Jordan

The City of East Jordan, where River, Lake and Friendly People Meet

On behalf of the Mayor, City Commission and staff of the City of East Jordan, I welcome you to our website. Located at the mouth of the Jordan River where it flows into the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix, East Jordan is ideally suited for a long stay or just a weekend getaway.

This website is designed to help you keep informed about our community. Keeping you up-to-date with current events and governmental developments is our commitment to you.

Tom Cannon, City Administrator


The City Commission will hold an electronic meeting on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall due to the current Covid-19 situation and consistent with the State Legislation.  The agenda packet can be found on our website at

The Public wishing to participate during the public hearings or public comment section of the meeting or view the meeting electronically, may call the toll-free call-in number: 888 475 4499 or use ZOOM and use Meeting ID: 811 8975 5187.

 Any questions or comments regarding agenda items can be directed to City Hall prior to the meeting to or 231-536-3381.  If you would like to speak to a Commissioner directly, their contact information can be found at the City’s website at






The City of East Jordan Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. regarding the proposed ZONING MAP district changes from R-3 (Multiple Family) to R-1 (Single Family Residential), I (Industrial) to C-2 (General Commercial) for the North 6.1 acres and R-3 (Multiple Family) for the South 5.4 acres, R-1 (Single Family Residential) to R-3 (Multiple Family) and C-1 (Local Commercial) to R-1 (Single Family Residential).  Affected properties are enclosed as well as a listing can be found on our website or at City Hall.

The Planning Commission will receive public comments on this proposed Zoning Map Rezoning on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM via Zoom.  Individuals unable to attend the Public Hearing may submit written comments to: East Jordan Planning Commission, c/o City Clerk, POB 499, East Jordan, MI 49727.

The Public wishing to participate during the public hearings or public comment section of the meeting or view the meeting electronically, may call the toll-free call-in number: 877 853 5257 or use ZOOM and use Meeting ID:870 3608 2278 and use Passcode 92730.

The draft rezoning map is available for review at City Hall during normal business hours.

View proposed Zoning Map updates on our Zoning & Planning page.


Halloween is not a city sanctioned event, but rather a nationally recognized holiday. Other than announcing the suggested hours of 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., the City has no involvement other than policing the community.  All residents who participate, however, should adhere to any public health guidelines from the Health Department of Northwest Michigan. Be safe and operate common sense such as social distancing if not in the same household; any household with a positive case should quarantine and not participate.  

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Posting again for those who may have missed this.. Trick or Treating hours will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

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A civic lesson now and then is a good thing.

Corinna Scott Jenny Kraemer Burrus

Please take a moment to complete the survey! ... See MoreSee Less

Please take a moment to complete the survey!

Comment on Facebook Please take a moment...

Melanie Anderson McNitt

I tried to do the survey couldn't get it to do anything, I'm all for up dating up by the school and on maple street. Echo street no go and anything in our downtown sidewalks but nothing sticking out in the street making it difficult to plow around.

You have to do something to draw people in not that. Start with taking down the old foundry

How about you lower the water bill in east Jordan rather then take away parking spots

Survey needs work, couldn't move numbers around

City of East Jordan, I love this. I think this is all a great way to help with pollination and our beautiful wildlife here. I also think keeping our lake is imperative as well, and this will help be cleaned before going into the lake. Thank you for making these efforts!

I like the flower boxes plenty of people sit on them!!! An who is responsible for maintaining them ????? The city or the volunteers who plant in them????

Nothing to encourage pedestrians to cross anywhere other than intersection. Roads are for cars and more people will likely get hit and killed with random crosswalks. Ask charlevoix.

In the downtown proposal, we are losing parking. That’s not a good idea. Everything else is functional and pleasing. Not to mention they would all serve as pollinator gardens and the world desperately needs those.

Boy, how stupid is this idea?? Why don't you do something constructive for the people who LIVE here sometime?? And as for tourists, most of those places tourist would never see anyway!! East Jordan needs affordable housing and LOWER water bills!!

Save the ground for benches or parking. Use hanging baskets.

Get rid of those old flower boxes they are ugly who ever did those should be a shame of their self, now they are falling apart, just saying

Sorry but the flower boxes are ugly.

An people do sit on the flower beds now when we are down town for parades an other events

An obstacle to make it harder to plow the streets?


No offense but where is the money coming from city needs to focus more on helping the residents in town be able to afford their water bills rather than making new flower beds... just my opinion...

Was there a study conducted on the overall pollutants being discharged into the lake? In particular the sedimentation rates, phosphate and nitrate and nitrite? And health of the existing infrastructure from sanitary lines to the storm water system ? How did you all determine that the locations they selected would mitigate the issue ? It seems that a thorough study was not done ?

So you want to remove parking spots for flowerbeds

Don’t take up room on the streets and parking spaces for flower beds, yes the Main Street needs some beautification but this is not it!

The survey is being conducted by Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council from a Green Storm Water Infrastructure planning project that took place this year. All of the renderings are examples of how storm water can be treated in areas of the community. Survey results will act as a tool for future development planning when stormwater improvements are considered.

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