Notice to EHT residents and taxpayers!! New
Its been a busy summer in the Township!! The last update was in July, and so much has happened since then....July 4th parade and games, Popeye Run, Central reunion, pig roast, art show, family visiting, Labor Day, kids back to school, and I'm sure more! Businesses are reporting that the numbers where up this year, and I would agree. There were a lot of people visiting and vacationing in our neck of the woods this summer....and why not? We have great roads, places to hike, bike, fish, camp, and more! How lucky are we, that we can live and play in such a beautiful area? How lucky are we, that we are part of a place with a rich history and beautiful places to learn about. How lucky are we, that we spend time in an area that was voted "best place to view northern lights" by the readers of Lake Superior Magazine! (Sept 2016)
There is going to be a change in the Township this November. No, it has nothing to do with the Presidential Election....It is our Treasurer, Ann Johnson. She will be retiring after many years of dedicated work for the Township, first as Deputy Treasurer and for the last four terms as Treasurer. She is going to be turning 90 this October, and felt the time was right to slow down a bit and let someone else step in. We are going to greatly miss her wisdom, humor, financial savoy, sharp editing eyes, and kindheartedness! I'm sure she will fill her time with Bridge, PEO, and traveling to see her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. We hope she keeps her phone close by, when we need answers!
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Eagle Harbor Township Solid Waste Facitily is still recycling
The Recycling Program is changing......Again!
Our solid waste committee put together a grant application to start some cardboard recycling here at our facility. We received a $6000 grant to purchase a baler, and have started to bale cardboard. Currently we are accepting corrugated cardboard boxes, flattened, and not food contaminated (pizza boxes.) Please bring your cardboard during regular Solid Waste Facility hours. We are also looking at other materials in the near future!!
So far we have collected over six tons of cardboard! Thanks for helping to remove that from the waste stream!!
All other paper products can be handled as in the past. We are still taking metal - crushed cans, lids, scrap, lawnmowers, etc. Look for the large dumpster at the Solid Waste Facility.
New Interested in Volunteering?
Next Phase!!! April 22nd, 2016
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.
Well, we're moving on...... We've already had a couple meetings, and the meeting room is done with a couple of small projects left in there. Now we will move into the old meeting space. The plan is to remodel that into office space to separate some of the elected officials and employees into a better arrangement for working.
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!!
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.
Surplus Equipment for Sale New
At the Regular September Board Meeting, the board voted to surplus our property at Gratiot Lake.
5451 Gratiot Lake Road was actually gifted to the Township back in 1981 for the purpose of placing some fire fighting equipment. We no longer have able bodies or equipment down there and feel that the time is right to revert the property back to the Lizzadro family.
The Garage that currently sits on the property will be available to the highest bidder. Bids accepted at the Township Hall and placed by noon on September 26th, 2016. The highest bidder will be responsible for complete removal of the building (minus the slab,) insurance, and all necessary permits.
The Township reserves the right to accept or refuse any or all bids
Please call or stop by the office for more information
At the Art Show last weekend the Volunteer Fire Department and the Emergency Medical Responders held a fundraiser, selling hot dogs, sloppy joes, and other food and apparel to raise money for Emergency Services in the Township. We raised over $2000 to be used for Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) batteries and supplies, and a light bar and siren for the wildland brushfire truck. The remainder will go towards operating costs.
We have some left over supplies that we are selling at cost. Please contact Rich in the office 906-289-4407 if you are interested in any of the following:
16 Hot Dogs and Buns $6.00
12 Packs of Pepsi products $3.00
Ice Cream Sandwiches 2 dozen $10 or 4 dozen $20
Hamburger(12pk) or Hot Dog(16pk) Buns $1.00
Inventory is going fast, so please call soon!!
We also have Shirts
VFD T-shirts for $20 Sizes - Sm, Med, Lg, Xlg
EMR Polo Shirts for $25 Sizes - Sm, Med, Lg
Assessors Plat of Hebard Park Notice
The Eagle Harbor Township Board mailed a notice of publication to each property owner in the Assessors Plat of Hebard Park on December 15th, 2015. Any person or public body having an interest in any lands affected by the Assessor's Plat may bring suit to have such Assessor's Plat corrected within 30 days of the first publication of three such notices. The first news paper publication date is December 21st, 2015.
To view the Assessor's Plat of Hebard Park please go to the Hebard Plat link to the left on the Main Menu.
This past year we had an ISO insurance audit here at the Township. They look at things like our water system, fire department equipment, and personnel and other factors. Our classification went from an 8 down to a 5, which is a reflection of the good things that the Township has done in previous years.
Please check with your home owners insurance carrier to see if this has been addressed on your individual policy....It may save you some money!!
Any questions call the Township Office 289-4407
Eagle Harbor Township Emergency Services Building Progress
Update!.....The Emergency Services Building is now complete. We occupied the building on February 2nd, 2015 and are now holding meetings there, and working on finding final resting places to store things....so much room! The Complex Committee held a Grand Opening event on July 19th, 2015 from 1-4 PM, and it was very well attended, thank you community for being involved!
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. Work has started and will continue throughout the summer and fall. 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? email@example.com or call me at the office 289-4407
Check out the Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Responders page for more pictures!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com for more information.