Notice to Eagle Harbor Township residents and taxpayers



Township News:


Eagle Harbor Township Board Meetings


Until further notice, or changes come from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, our regular board meetings will be held in-person, and with remote participation through Zoom.  Please follow the link below if you would like to join in the meetings. 


Zoom Credentials for Regular Meetings of EHT Board



Eagle Harbor Township Recreation Area expansion!


The Clark family has been working with the Township for well over four years to get a pivotal piece of property into the Township hands!  It finally closed over the winter and we will be able to keep the trails open and maintained in perpetuity.  This portion of the Eagle Harbor Trails has historically been used for the cross country ski trails and we have been allowed to groom and maintain them, with their permission for over 20 years!  Thank you Clark Family!  The Park Committee is in charge of maintaining these trails and we have recently installed a trailhead sign indicating it as Township property!


This property purchase was made possible with a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant.  The Township has been very fortunate to be a recipient of these funds for projects like securing the summit of Brockway Mountain, and other land purchases.  Please note that these trails run through Michigan Nature Association sanctuaries and the purpose of these multi-use trials is Non-Motorized uses like hiking, biking, skiing and the like.


Brockway Mountain Clean up


Dan Kauppi organized a clean up of Brockway Mountain Drive on Saturday the 2nd of May from 11:00AM until 3:00PM.  There was a great turn out, I would venture to say at least 50 people.  While the day started with huge rain drops, by 11:30 the sun came out and by 1pm there was a pleasant south wind and temps in the 50-60's.

Thanks to Dan and everyone that showed up to clean up Brockway Mountain Drive!


Lost and Found....


We found an iPhone on the road by the beach on Front Street.  If you lost it, please contact us to get it back.  We also notified the Sheriff, just in case they went there to find it.


After the nice warm up several weeks ago, we are back to a normal spring in the Keweenaw.  A little sun, a little snow, windy, cool, and a slow start to springtime.  People are slowly opening up cottages this week and next.  With a fair number of people vaccinated, the Township is allowing outdoor activities on Township property to take place with proper guidelines in place and a careful eye on what happens state-wide.  Tune into our board meetings throughout the spring and summer to see how things open up.




Broadband.....

I have been informed by a reliable source that the FCC is really looking for input on what kind of internet you have and any issues you see with getting broadband to your location.  We all know that many of you would be in Eagle Harbor Township if you could work remotely!  Check out this press release by the FCC and follow the link after it for a way to share your broadband experience.


FCC Press Release 3/22/2021


FCC Website for Broadband Experience

 


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 Tax payments are now considered late.  Please call the Keweenaw County Treasurer for up to date amounts and how you can make payment 
(906)337-1625.  


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

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


All Done for the Season............

Click on the updated Ski Trail Map link -  2021 Map 

We are grooming the XC-ski trail in the Eagle Harbor Recreation Area.  Please know that we added another trail 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 04/03/21

Fritz Carlton Loop 6K -             All 
Sand Bay Spur 3.1K -                  Trails
Abby's Shortcut .6K -                      Are
Shadow's Shortcut .6K -                     Not
Wellhead Loop 1.6K -                          Groomed!!:(

After the warm conditions last week, the conditions were spring like with icy tracks and debris on the trail.  We haven't' been able to get out and touch the trails.  The weather is either too warm for operating the snowmobile, or too cold to set any track without fresh snowfall.  If  we get the perfect day, or new snow, we will update our conditions.....


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: