Notice to EHT residents and taxpayers
Budget time and the end of winter........
Right smack in the middle of February and we are looking at snow showers and mild weather. In the coming days there is Presidents weekend, Antique Snowmobile Ride In, Copper Dog, Mardi Gras at Mt. Bohemia, March sunshine....all things that give us something to look forward to and celebrate during the cold days of winter!
Currently we have been working on the next fiscal years budget. It was presented at the February Board Meeting and we will have a hearing in March to finalize and adopt it. It always allows us to take stock of what we have, what we did last year, and what we can fix or improve this coming year. This is also the time that I like to meet with all the department and committee heads to see how things are going and discuss improvements and budget items. This year I also asked a question of each of them at the end of our meeting.... "In your opinion, what would the mission statement for Eagle Harbor Township be?" It was a question that they weren't aware of, so there was not time to formulate a long, thought out response, but more of a knee jerk response. As I went along and tried to write down the responses as quickly as I could, the similarities from person to person were uncanny. They all touched on services, and protection of natural resources, and usually the ensuing conversation was about why we love living here and pitching in. As I put them all on one sheet of paper the collective thought became this - "While listening to the residents of the place that we love, respond with appropriate programs and services that protect quality of life and protection of natural resources at the same time planning recreation and growth that matches the needs of the area."....well then I double checked our Comprehensive Plan. In words that I'm sure were crafted by a couple of previous Supervisors was the opening paragraph of the 5 year plan that directs our way.....and it reads - "It is the philosophy of the people and the governing Board of Eagle Harbor Township that the quality of life and the protection of our natural resources are the most important legacy that we can leave for future generations. A part of that philosophy recognizes that this can only be accomplished through understanding the desires of the community, appropriate planning and the implementation of reasonable zoning regulations, which are necessary to reach our goals and protect theses unique resources."
And there you have it. We all seem to be pointed in the same direction. I'm not convinced that they all didn't study beforehand and gave me similar answers, or that we are just that in tuned to be in the place that we love and care about.
From everyone here at the Township Office, please stop in when you're around....the coffee is always on!
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 Twenty Three (yes 23) 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.
2017 - 2018 Budget
The 2017-18 fiscal budget is available for review before the budget hearing in March. Click the link below to view. The Hearing will be at 6:45 PM on March 13th.
Weather on Brockway Mountain!!
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.