Notice to Eagle Harbor Township residents and taxpayers



Township News:


The first round of vaccines are being administered in the County at our Emergency Services Building.  The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department was looking for a large building in the County that they could give the first round of vaccines to the Emergency Medical Responders in the County.  Upwards of 40 were expected to receive the first shots in the area, with the next tier coming soon.  The firemen got the space ready on Thursday, and they started vaccinations on Friday at 10AM....so far so good.  The light is starting to appear at the end of the tunnel!

We are in a snow drought this first part of January.  Everyday temps are in the low 30's, cloudy with no snow in the near forecast.  Trails are suffering, skiing is suffering, business are suffering, and we just need a break!  Pray for snow and enjoy the weekend!



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. 


We are still prohibited from in person meetings.  Here is the link to the January regular meeting.  Same credentials as the last meetings.  See you there!

January 2021 Regular Meeting Notice


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.






Volunteer Day in Eagle Harbor-take two!  The Park Committee will be out on the hiking/ski trails in Eagle Harbor to clear brush and limbs in anticipation of the coming winter season!  We will meet at 11:00 am on Friday the 18th parking at the Ski-Trail Building past the cemetery.  We will have some tools available (loppers, bow saws, etc.) but if you have a favorite tool please bring it along with appropriate footwear and water.  See you then!




Volunteer Day in Eagle Harbor!  The completion of the 6th Street trail was slated for Monday August 31st.  We had a nice turnout, even for the predicted rain that eventually came down.  A big thank you to Don Keith, Marlin Wingard, Lawrence McKenny, Barry Bogart, Kerrie Richert, Gina Nicholas, Nick Wilson, Tony Lizzadro, Bryce Holden, and Rich Probst for sweating it out before the big rains came down!  The trail turned out very nice and will be a nice addition to the Township!  


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.  

You can process 2020 Winter tax payments as usual using the link below but please hold off until you have the corrected bill- Veterans Millage is incorrect on the first bills, new ones are on the way.  The Treasurer will be in the office all day on the 28th of December to receive tax payments:

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

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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.  We have early season conditions and not quite enough snow to track anything, so the entire trail is rolled and combed with no tracks.  After another 4-6 inches we should be set to go.  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.
Current Status of trails: Updated 01/22/21
Fritz Carlton Loop 6K - Packed and Tracked
Sand Bay Spur 3.1K - Rolled and combed
Abby's Shortcut .6K - Rolled and combed
Shadow's Shortcut .6K - Rolled and combed
Wellhead Loop 1.6K - Rolled and combed

Early season conditions with some exposed roots and thin coverage.  Use caution!  Hopefully by Sunday the 24th, we will be able to track everything!


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: