Notice to Eagle Harbor Township residents and taxpayers



Memorial Day Service for Eagle Harbor Township

in Pine Grove Cemetery


Due to the current situation with Stay at Home orders and groups no larger than 10, the traditional Memorial Day program will look a little different this year.  Thanks to Jim and Sandi Boggio for putting a great service together (as usual, but this year it's a bit different!)  Please follow the link below to watch their video.....I think this might be a new yearly tradition!.      


Memorial Day Tribute



The Flag at the cemetery will be lowered at 10:00AM on Monday morning, and return to full staff at noon.  Please watch the video, visit the cemetery and walk through to pay your respects to the service men and women who have passed on.  This weekend is about the gratitude that everyone in this country should have for those who serve and protect our rights as American citizens.  Thank you 




Update from 5/12/2020

Eagle Harbor Township is being proactive in the prevention of the spread of COVID19.  Last night, at our regular monthly meeting, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to not allow large organized gatherings/events on Township property until October 31st, 2020.  

We are not closing Eagle Harbor Township.  We are not preventing you from celebrating Independence Day with your family.  What we are doing is encouraging people to not travel to Eagle Harbor Township for an event.  If you want to be in Eagle Harbor Township, be responsible and travel here, quarantine yourselves; continue to practice physical distancing and wearing face coverings and mask when appropriate.

This year looks different than all the ones before it.  Just because something is different, doesn't mean it's bad.  Celebrate with your close family.  Take care of those around you.  Check on those that are isolated.  Be smart about your decisions regarding socialization.

We live in a small town area, our lives are intermingled.  If we lose a small percentage of our population, we are going to know that person, that face, that life.  You do not want to be responsible for that loss.  

As the Michigan's Governor updates our Stay at Home Orders and Executive Orders, we will look at allowing smaller groups, which can maintain physical distancing and abide by the guidelines established by the State to utilize Township properties on a case by case basis.

Thank you for your understanding and respect during this unprecedented time.

The Eagle Harbor Township Board of Trustees


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From our Michigan Township Association on 5/7/2020 @ 5:50PM: Numerous executive orders have been signed and announcements have been made in the past 24 hours impacting townships, including extensions of the “stay home, stay safe” executive order as well as the order allowing public bodies to hold remote meetings, and details about the state’s MI Safe Start Plan to re-engage the Michigan economy. ( We are currently on Phase 3 of this 6 Phase plan.)

The “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order was extended to May 28 today by Gov. Whitmer. Under Executive Order 2020-77, Michiganders must continue to remain in their homes except to run critical errands, engage in safe outdoor activities or go to specified jobs. The order also allows manufacturing workers, including those at Michigan’s Big 3 auto companies, to resume work on Monday, May 11. Manufacturing facilities must adopt measures to protect their workers from the spread of COVID-19.

The six pandemic phases in the MI Safe Start Plan are: uncontrolled growth, persistent spread, flattening, improving, containing and post-pandemic. Gov. Whitmer today indicated that the state is currently in stage three, which indicates “the epidemic is no longer increasing and the health-system's capacity is sufficient for current needs.” The plan was developed with leaders in health care, business, labor and education. 

Last night, the governor signed Executive Order 2020-75, extending the previous order allowing public bodies to conduct remote public meetings during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The new order expires on June 30, 2020.

Under the order, township boards and commissions subject to the Open Meetings Act can use conference call or video conferencing to continue meeting and conducting business during the coronavirus crisis. Certain procedures must be followed to ensure meaningful access and participation by both members of the public body and the general public. The EO also clarifies that the public body may use technology to facilitate typed public comments that can be read to or shared with members of the public body and other participants to satisfy the requirement that members of the public can be heard by others during the meeting.


Because the Township is an essential business, we are required to post a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan.  Please follow the link below to see our one page plan going forward.  It mirrors the common sense practices that were available since March 19th's handout, but also includes some worker specific protocols. 


EHT COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan


EHT COVID-19 Protocols


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Please read the above notice as it pertains to the most up to date guidelines for Eagle Harbor Township.  Please share on social media and with friends and relatives.  We know that we can't stop everyone from coming "home," but we can give them our "expectations" so that we are all on the same page.

As cases are confirmed in Houghton County, it is just a matter of time before they are in the Keweenaw...

-be safe


Here is a link to current information in Michigan -


Updated Information COVID19 in Michigan




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

      


Spring began on the 20th!   From everyone here at the Township Office, please stop in when you're around....the coffee is always on. (after May 15??!!)


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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 Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts!

Eagle Harbor Township volunteers are grooming the cross country ski trails!  Many thanks to the Keweenaw Community Foundation, and its Keweenaw Cross Country Ski Fund that pumps local money, into local projects, that benefit everyone.  This season Eagle Harbor Township was able to leverage monies to purchase equipment that will enable volunteers to maintain the trails, and groom more efficiently.  If you enjoy cross country skiing in the Keweenaw, chances are you are benefitting from the Keweenaw Community Foundations work.  Please consider donating to the Keweenaw Cross Country Ski Endowment so they continue to help the ski trails in the area!  Visit keweenawgives.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




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.  


For Summer and Winter 2019 Property Tax Payments
You need to contact Keweenaw County Treasurers Office  906-337-1625 

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PETS TO BREATHE EASIER IN EAGLE HARBOR

Eagle Harbor, MI March 3, 2020—The Eagle Harbor Volunteer Fire Department received a donation that will help prevent pets from falling victim to smoke inhalation due to fire.

Through Project Breathe, Invisible Fence of the Upper Peninsula donated oxygen recovery mask kits for pets to the Eagle Harbor Volunteer Fire Department this week.

Project Breathe is a pet oxygen mask donation program designed to provide oxygen mask kits to fire departments and other first responders. Each kit includes a small, medium, and large mask.

“We hope that by donating oxygen mask kits that we will contribute to saving more pets and hopefully protect pet owners that may risk their own life to save a pet in a fire,” said Kyle Miller, owner, Invisible Fence of the Upper Peninsula.

Although the number of pets that die in fires is not an official statistic kept by the U.S. Fire Administration, industry web sites and sources have cited an estimated 40,000 to 150,000 pets each year that die in fires; most succumbing to smoke inhalation.

In most states, emergency responders are unequipped to deal with the crisis. The donation of these specially designed and potentially lifesaving animal oxygen mask sets will enable Eagle Harbor first responders to efficiently administer oxygen to a stricken animal.

“We want to thank Invisible Fence for their generosity. These kits will be another valuable tool we have available to assist the residents and pets of the Eagle Harbor area in the event of a fire.” said Mike Radigan, Fire Chief, Eagle Harbor Volunteer Fire Department.


For more information on the Invisible Fence Project Breathe Program: https://www.invisiblefence.com/why-invisible-fence/project-breathe

            



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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: