New A Note to Township residents and taxpayers


April showers bring May flowers....and March and something about lions and lambs.   Setting aside any preconceived thoughts of how the weather is supposed to be, we always take it one day at a time.  This Spring has been a bit chilly and slow to melt the winters harvest, but the small patches of warmth are a welcome sign that Summer will be here soon.  The township is cleaning up after the melt, the Department of Public works has been out removing Christmas lights, ice rink lights, setting up swings, and garbage cans.  The Water Department has begun water turn ons, and is continuing to update water meter readers.  The Township, through efforts of the Solid Waste Committee, has submitted a grant proposal to see if we can resume some recycling within the township.  In the township office, we have been busy with fiscal year end issues like taxes, assessing, and budgets.  While we anticipate the coming of the masses, we relish the quite time that is provided this time of year.  We look forward to seeing you, and of course stop in and see what is new.  As usual, to keep up on what else is going on in the Township, be sure to check the Notices - Channel 28 link to the right.



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





Interested in Volunteering?

Eagle Harbor Township is going to be looking for some volunteer labor!!  With the new Emergency Services Building complete, we have our next phase of the project - to re-purpose the existing fire department garage.  If you check out the next column, you'll see what the committee has in mind.  Preparations are getting finalized and the project will begin in the next month or so.

Marlin Wingard will be heading the operation and Bill Eddy and I have said we will help where we can.  If you are looking for some extra work while you're in the Harbor, and want to donate your time, please get a hold of me or Marlin!!



Surplus Equipment for Sale New
At the Regular January Board Meeting, the board voted to surplus some equipment that the township is not using. We have one piece of gasoline powered equipment for sale: a wheelbarrow type 6HP 10.5 GPM Air Compressor-$450. It has never been run by us, but appears to be in good condition. Check the link below for pictures and more information.


At the Regular February Board Meeting, the board voted to surplus the large garage door that currently covers the front of the old fire hall.  This is a ribbed, white, insulated, overhead door.  It is a Gadco brand door, dimensions are 20'8" x 12' with 6 sections and 7 struts inside.  The door comes with an Overhead Door Company power opener without remote.  Sold as-is and the purchaser is responsible for uninstalling and moving the door.  Check out the pictures below.

Contact supervisor@eagleharbortwp.org or call 906-289-4407 


Eagle Harbor Township Comprehensive Plan 


At the November Regular Board Meeting, the Township Board heard from the Planning Commission that they would hold a public hearing on December 4th, 2014 here at the Township Offices to review and take comment on the proposed 5yr comprehensive plan.  The comprehensive plan is available to view and please give some input to the planning commission at their public hearing, held before their regular December meeting.


2014 Amended Comprehensive Plan - Click to View




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.



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! )



  New Eagle Harbor Township Emergency Services Building Progress


Update!.....The Building is now substantially complete, with the contractor coming back in the spring to finish up some detail work.   We occupied the building on February 2nd and are now holding meetings and working on finding final resting places to store things....so much room!  The Complex Committee held a meeting last month and decided to hold a grand opening event on July 19th, 2015 from 1-3 PM.  There is now work to be done on the existing Fire Hall and Office Space (Phase 2.)  Our vision is a new larger Community Room and updated office space for elected officials and employees.  Check out the links below for a sketch of proposed ideas and please send comments along to the address or phone number below.




 

Any questions or comments? supervisor@eagleharbortwp.org or call me at the office 289-4407

 



Check out the Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Responders page for more pictures!

 

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!