New A Note to Township residents and taxpayers


Not a bad day!A view out my window
 The view out my window

November 11th......


Happy Veterans Day, or perhaps more appropriate.... Thank You Veterans Day.  Please take a moment to thank the Veterans in your life, for without them, life would be very different.

The view from my window has certainly changed in a couple of days, we received a healthy 6-8 inches of snow last night and it continues to snow and blow today.  Seems winter is certainly upon us.  School was cancelled, and I know the feeling the kids have when they get a day off, sleep in, run outside and build snowmen in the yard.  Isn't that how you're supposed to feel everyday when you wake up?!  

Business continues in the Township, we had our monthly board meeting last night with twenty some people in attendance.  Construction at the Emergency Services Building continues, with the building mostly dried in and work beginning on the inside.  The election is over, and people are getting back to business....everything else is humming along!

There are several meetings this month, 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




Eagle Harbor Township Comprehensive Plan New


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





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.

  





NOTICE for Eagle Harbor Water Users New

For customers on the Eagle Harbor water system, please see the notice included on the link below:


DEQ notice of results for system water users



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

 

 New Eagle Harbor Township Emergency Services Building Progress


DP Construction finished the walls and hung the trusses last week, and really pushed to get the whole building dried in on Friday.  The roofing contractor was here yesterday and set most of the membrane roof, and I'm sure no one is there today with the wind and snow that we have.  Here are some photos from last week......   The progress continues, stay tuned for updates



 

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.