Notice to Eagle Harbor Township residents and taxpayers



Township News:


Still Remote Meetings...... The Township Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday the 8th, with remote participation.  Here is the link to the notice regarding the meeting.  The meeting will have the same Zoom credentials as we've had all along.  See you there!


March Budget Public Hearing and Board Meeting Notice


Notice of Assessments have been mailed...... You should have received your annual notice of assessment within the last few days.  A few things to note - Assessed Values have been affected by the recent sales in the area.  Lake Superior shoreline properties, with residences, will note that their assessments have increased.  This is due to the fact that lake shore properties are selling, and buyers are paying more for the structures than they are assessed at.  As the assessor does the two year sales studies, they figure local factors (economic condition factors - ECFs) that are applied to improvements on property.  The lake shore factor went from .905 in 2020 to 1.038 in 2021, and that is where the increase is attributed.  The Taxable Values have only increased by the IRM of 1.4%. Vacant land sales have indicated that Lake Superior lakeshore, and some inland lakeshore property is selling for less than years past.  Those properties will note that the assessed value has gone down while the taxable value has increased by the IRM of 1.4%.  This is normal, as the taxable value is affected by any improvements on the property and the IRM, while the assessed value is affected by the local market conditions.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call Rich at 906-289-4407.


March Board of Review will operate remotely as well........ The Township Board of Review will review the 2021 assessment roll and hear protests on March 8th from 9am-3pm and March 10th from 3-9pm.  No In-Person Attendance.  Please follow the link below for the meeting notice.  While this seems inconvenient, it may allow for more interactions, as people can participate from winter residences.


March Board of Review Notice with links



We are finally getting winter in the Keweenaw!  Snow, blowing snow, extreme cold temps and wind are in store for the next week or so.  Keep it coming.  Copper Dog will be happening this year, with a reduced schedule and minimum public participation.  Look to social media, radio, and TV for coverage of the race that will begin 2/26 and end in Eagle Harbor on 2/28.  The spectacle that is usually the Friday night start in downtown Calumet will look very different this year.  The CopperDog board of directors want to put on the race, but with COVID19 restrictions in place knew that only a reduced race would be wise.  Check out their website for more information -CopperDog150.com

 

With ever-changing COVID regulations and guidelines, we are still looking at remote participation for meetings in March.  Stay tuned and we will be posting the links for our regular Township board meetings.  


Township business is moving along, we are in the office on a regular schedule.  The office door may still be locked, but a simple knock will get us to let you in.  Masked up, of course but we are happy to see your face and help you out.  If you wish to make an appointment, call or email ahead of time and we will make sure we are here. 


If there is anything we can do for you, please call or email - that's why we are here!




Please be aware of a couple of scams....


With so much going on, here is another thing to keep an eye on - Michigan Treasury is warning of attempted scams aimed at refunds and stimulus checks.....  

Treasury Warns of Scammers

      

There has also been a scam associated with George Hite's  website of old.  Someone has used all the old email address that George had on there and is soliciting for money for medical expenses.  Please do not send money to someone you don't personally know, and certainly not to someone who contacts you through email.  If you have any questions please call the Township office and talk to Jeane or Rich.



                      6th Street Trail                 



Also, thanks to the Keweenaw Community Foundation and the PHF Outdoor Wellness and Recreation grant that provided funds for the development of this trail.  Stay tuned for more information on this and other projects in the area!



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COVID19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Because the Township is an essential business, we are required to post a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan.  This much more detailed plan from our initial one, is recommended by our Township Association and is a requirement of the Governors Executive Order as she reopens the State.  It is available to read at the Township Office as well, please send an email, or call to inspect.


EHT COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan - UPDATED 06/08/2020





To keep up on what else is going on in the Township, be sure to 

check the Notices - Channel 28 link to the left.  


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

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Upcoming Meetings at the Township Hall


Regular Township Board of Trustees meeting the 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.

  



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Weather on Brockway Mountain!!


We have been fortunate to have someone volunteer his time and resources to install a weather station at the summit of Brockway Mountain. Click either of the links below to view current data. Thanks to John Lenters for the setup and we look forward to more weather related information from him in the near future!

Due to technological difficulties - mainly the loss of 3G data compatibility - the weather station won't be up and running until Spring/Sumer 2020

Brockway Mountain Weather Data


Weather Underground Link





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Bill Pay  -  Online

Follow the link below to pay your Eagle Harbor Township Water and Tax Bills.  
Credit or Debit Cards, and only to be used for current bills. 
For delinquent water or tax bills, call the Township office at 
906-289-4407 to speak to the Treasurer.  
2020 Summer tax payments are now considered late.  Please call the Treasurer for up to date amounts and how you can make payment.  2020 Winter payments can be made online until 11:59PM on 02/16/2021, after that you will need to contact the Treasurer for up to date information - Call 906-289-4407  


Water payments can be processed as usual using the link below:

           ***********************************        EHT   Cross Country Ski Trails


We are grooming the Trails!

Click on the updated Ski Trail Map link -  2021 Map 

We have started grooming the XC-ski trail in the Eagle Harbor Recreation Area.  Please know that we added another option, close to the Eliza trailhead - a 1.6K loop that goes around our Well House, called the Wellhead Loop.  It is a lollypop loop that does cross the snowmobile trail, so be careful.  Check out the map link above.

Current Status of trails: Updated 02/24/21

Fritz Carlton Loop 6K -  tracked
Sand Bay Spur 3.1K -  tracked
Abby's Shortcut .6K -  tracked
Shadow's Shortcut .6K - tracked
Wellhead Loop 1.6K -  tracked

We will be out grooming by the end of the week.  After the warm conditions Sunday and Monday, we have yet to get out there.  Conditions are spring like with icy tracks and snow clumps on the trail.
Please be aware that the CopperDog 150 will be leaving Eagle Harbor on Friday evening at 6:00 until 7:00pm and returning on Sunday between 11:00am and 1:30pm, so access to the Eliza trailhead will be limited during those times.  If you find yourself wanting to access the trails at those time, please use the Great Sand Bay MDOT parking area for access.  Thanks!

It looks like winter out there.  Trails are groomed and the coverage is looking great.  Temps are finally normal and the sun was peaking out there a bit today! 
Get out there and enjoy the snow!!


Thank you to the Keweenaw Community Foundation.  Through a Cross Country Ski Grant, Eagle Harbor Township was able to purchase a new pole saw for trimming the limbs back along the trail.  We also purchased a 5 1/2 foot roller that we are able to use to pack early season snow and large snowfalls easier and more efficiently.
Please think about supporting the Keweenaw Community Foundation - especially the Cross Country Ski Endowment if you enjoy skiing in the Keweenaw!



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RECYCLING    IS    HAPPENING!


That's right, single stream recycling is happening at the Eagle Harbor Township Solid Waste Facility!



EGLE (Formally MDEQ) has a new fun campaign to help Michigan residents  improve our recycling product.  Getting our recyclables sent to the facility that organizes and sells them in the best possible way is very important for the longevity of the program!


Go to the link below to get acquainted with the Recycling Raccoons!


Recycling Raccoons



Go to the link below for our recycled products list.


Recycling Materials Flyer Link



Other information on Recycling from 

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality


Recycling Video from MDEQ


Recycling 101 Booklet



Thank you for your patience!  Recycling material will only be accepted at regular Solid Waste Facility Hours: