September Storm 2014

 

New A Note to Township residents and taxpayers

 

October 1st.....Well, after the storm several weeks ago, the landscape at the beach has certainly changed.  We had a pounding northeast wind with heavy rain that lasted for the better part of a whole day.  The waves were so large on the beach in Eagle Harbor, that waves and debris were washing up to the road in front of Carltons  The waves pulled much of the sand away from the beach, the slides now have a 18" drop to the sand.  The iconic dock that protruded into the harbor from the Lake Breeze was battered beyond belief, and much of the timbers and debris that were contained in the dock, washed up on our beach.  With the hard work of many residents and township personnel, the timbers and debris were cleaned up, and now we have to wait for the sand to come back. 

The last week in September had temperatures into the seventies and eighties and then dropped back to normal 40's and that's where we are now.  Resident water turn-offs are coming in fast, and woodpiles are stocking up for the winter.  The color is changing rapidly with peak color expected for this weekend.  The builders are pouring the final concrete for the walls this week, then working on framing for the new Emergency Services Building. Everything is starting to get quiet here in the Harbor...........



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











Deer Feeding in the Village New


At the October Regular Board Meeting, the Township Board committed to supporting the established rules and regulations that the Department of Natural Resources are enforcing within the state.  A brief synopsis follows and the full regulations can be found at www.michigan.gov/dnr:


Deer Feeding Basics - Click to view


 










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.

  


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! )

 


Update!.....The Township Board held a Ground Breaking Ceremony before its regular meeting on Monday the 8th of September.  It was attended by nearly 40 residents and members of the VFD and First Responders. The project is under way and the final completion date is Mid-February.  See the link below to view the article in the Gazette.

Daily Mining Gazette Ground Breaking Ceremony

 

Any questions or comments? supervisor@eagleharbortwp.org or call me at the office 289-4339

 

 

Pouring the floor. October 15, 2014


Update! 10-16-2014
As the building season continues, DP Construction is hard at work pouring the interior floor.  The floor will sit through the weekend and framing will begin next week.   The plan is to have the roof system on and continue to work through the early winter with the completion date still mid- February.  Stay tuned for more photos!





 

New Eagle Harbor Township Solid Waste Facitily is still recycling

 

The Recycling Program has changed!

 

Due to the Goodwill discontinuing their recycling program we are left with nowhere to take our plastic and paper products. We will continue to take metal, and go back to the old methods for paper products.

If anyone has ideas or leads for recycling, please contact Doug Schubert, or Rich Probst at the Township office.


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

 





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.