New A Note to Township residents and taxpayers


WOW!!  If you aren't in the Keweenaw right now, you are missing the absolute best time of the year!  With the temps in the 80's - the beach is packed, the water is refreshing and these are the days that we look to in the middle of February, that make it all worth while!  The office is buzzing with people in and out, activities going on at the Community Building, kids playing in the ball yard, construction happening here and many other places.    We held an open house and dedication of the new Emergency Services Building last weekend, and we had perhaps 125-150 people show up and check out the facility.  The committee and the Emergency Volunteers were very happy with turnout, and it just goes to show what a concerned group of people we have living in the Township!  Junk Jettison Day also was that same weekend, and it went off without a hitch.  Look for it to happen next year around the same time!  Everything else in the Township is going as you would expect, the berries are getting ripe, the cherries are being picked, there are many people visiting and loving the weather!  All is right with the world.......at least here.


Look for us to be here Monday through Friday, from 10-4 with a lunch break.  Please call or email us to make sure someone is here to help you.         

As usual, to keep up on what else is going on in the Township, be sure to check the Notices - Channel 28 link to the left.  There will be bridge, potlucks, ladies breakfasts, and meetings so stay tuned!



Please let us know if there is something we can do for you, that’s why we’re here. ..……questions, comments – supervisor@eagleharbortwp.org





Interested in Volunteering?

Eagle Harbor Township is going to be looking for some volunteer labor!!  With the new Emergency Services Building complete, we have our next phase of the project - to re-purpose the existing fire department garage.  If you check out the next column, you'll see what the committee has in mind.  Preparations are getting finalized and the project will begin in the next month or so.

Marlin Wingard will be heading the operation and Bill Eddy and I have said we will help where we can.  If you are looking for some extra work while you're in the Harbor, and want to donate your time, please get a hold of me or Marlin!!



Surplus Equipment for Sale New
At the Regular January Board Meeting, the board voted to surplus some equipment that the township is not using. We have one piece of gasoline powered equipment for sale: a wheelbarrow type 6HP 10.5 GPM Air Compressor-$450. It has never been run by us, but appears to be in good condition. Check the link below for pictures and more information.



Eagle Harbor Township Comprehensive Plan 


At the November Regular Board Meeting, the Township Board heard from the Planning Commission that they would hold a public hearing on December 4th, 2014 here at the Township Offices to review and take comment on the proposed 5yr comprehensive plan.  The comprehensive plan is available to view and please give some input to the planning commission at their public hearing, held before their regular December meeting.


2014 Amended Comprehensive Plan - Click to View




Interested people apply within!!


The Parks and Recreation Committee has openings in the following Sub-Committees:


The Park sub-committee is looking for members and perhaps a person that has some interest in heading this committee.  Their responsibility involves the township owned land and its uses, and following/updating the 5 year Recreation Plan.  Maintaining the recreation trails and looking for possible expansion of township trails and property is also the responsibilities of the Park sub-committee.  Please email supervisor@eagleharbortwp.org for more information.


The Beach sub-Committee is also looking for some fresh faces.  The beach committee takes care of the beach, setting the raft in the spring and pulling it in the fall, along with the swim buoys.  They also recommend to the township board, items that improve the beach experience.  If you are only a summer resident up here, this might be the best way to get involved and help out!  Please email supervisor@eagleharbortwp.org for more information.



Upcoming Meetings at the Township Hall


Regular Twp. Board 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 PM

Always check the Channel 28 Link at the bottom left, to see what other happenings are in the works.

  



Parks and Recreation Survey New

Eagle Harbor Township is in the process of updating its 5-year Recreation Plan.  We are trying to gather as much information as possible to get some good goals put together.  Surveys were included in the summer tax bills and they are available here as well.  Please take a look at the link below and print it out to send in or drop off here at the office. 


2016-2020 Parks and Rec Survey


Detailed Map of Township Property




Insurance Classification! New

This past year we had an ISO insurance audit here at the Township.  They look at things like our water system, fire department equipment, and personnel and other factors.  Our classification went from an 8 down to a 5, which is a reflection of the good things that the Township has done in previous years.  


Please check with your home owners insurance carrier to see if this has been addressed on your individual policy....It may save you some money!!


Any questions call the Township Office 289-4407



New Eagle Harbor Township Solid Waste Facitily is still recycling

 

The Recycling Program is changing......Again!

 

Due to the Goodwill discontinuing their recycling program we were left with nowhere to take our plastic and paper products.


Our solid waste committee put together a grant application to start some cardboard recycling here at our facility.  We received the grant and in the middle stages of finalizing the plans and contracts.  Hopefully by the middle of July the program will be up and running, and we are also looking at other materials in the near future!!


We are still taking metal - crushed cans, lids, scrap, lawnmowers, etc.  Look for the large dumpster at the Solid Waste Facility.


Thanks for understanding, as we still continue to look for alternatives!

 



Town Hall / Fire Hall Complex Committee

321 Center Street


In January 2013, the Township board established a committee to look into the feasibility of building a new fire hall, and/or a new township hall complex. The current township office space was built in 1955, with the fire hall built in 1981, and has been added onto several times to meet growing needs. The committee met throughout the winter into the spring and summer, and along the way established a sub-committee that was charged with providing information to and receiving information from the community. A public hearing was held in July at which time there were a lot of positive comments and support for the efforts of the Community Complex Committee. At the last meeting of the Community Complex Committee, held on September 5 the committee voted in favor of recommending to the Township Board the construction of a new Emergency Services Building at a site east of Eagle Harbor South, on township owned property and to continue in three phases. Phase 1: Build a new Emergency Services Building. Phase 2: Re-purpose the existing fire hall space for short term use. Phase 3: Build a new Township Hall. From the beginning, we decided that no new taxes would be used for this project, and that is the reason for progressing in phases. We will use existing funds and revenues to proceed. We will also be extremely happy to accept donations (tax-deductible, of course! )



  New Eagle Harbor Township Emergency Services Building Progress


Update!.....The Building is now substantially complete, with the contractor coming back in the spring to finish up some detail work.   We occupied the building on February 2nd and are now holding meetings and working on finding final resting places to store things....so much room!  The Complex Committee held a meeting last month and decided to hold a grand opening event on July 19th, 2015 from 1-3 PM.  There is now work to be done on the existing Fire Hall and Office Space (Phase 2.)  Our vision is a new larger Community Room and updated office space for elected officials and employees.  Check out the links below for a sketch of proposed ideas and please send comments along to the address or phone number below.




 

Any questions or comments? supervisor@eagleharbortwp.org or call me at the office 289-4407

 



Check out the Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Responders page for more pictures!