Notice to EHT residents and taxpayers!! New
April 22, Earth Day! I just realized that I hadn't updated this note since the end of February. That says something about how busy it's been around here! March is a busy month in the Township.
We started with the Copper Dog 150 that went very smoothly. (OK, that was the end of February...) Ideal temperatures and vast volunteer turnout made for a nice event. Many people came to town, just to watch the mushers or to help out.
The Township had our regular meeting in March that included the fiscal year ending duties of wrapping up last years budget, and starting this years budget cycle with a budget hearing and approval, then we have to reaffirm all the people that help us make the correct decisions - attorneys, auditor, and financial institutions.
March is also the time of Board of Review, for people to get their Notice of Assessments for property. This year there was a change to a County multiplier that the State issues us. People with structures might have been surprised to see a jump in their assessed values. It is a multiplier that keeps the values in line with the rest of the State.
The Township also had a public hearing for the application to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. There are two parcels that we submitted applications for, one at Great Sand Bay, and another in the view shed of Brockway Mountain. We will know more in the coming months.
Mix in Spring Break, Easter, and some other meetings and here we are towards the end of April!!
I'll try to update a bit quicker next time, and until then, enjoy the weather!
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 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NEW!!!Budget for 2016-2017
The Eagle Harbor Township Board presented its Budget on Monday night. It is available to look over before the Budget hearing next month. Please check out the link below and bring any concerns or questions to hearing Monday March 14th at 6:45pm. There are two versions below, one PDF and one Excel spreadsheet. Be aware that the final numbers for "2015-16 to-date" will be updated before the new budget is passed.
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.
Public Input Appreciated!
The Eagle Harbor Township Parks Subcommittee has been busy updating the 5-year Recreation Plan for the Township. We took the information from the surveys this summer and used it to update the goals and action plans from years past. After a public input session and public hearing the board voted to adopt the 5-year plan at Mondays meeting. To see the new plan please click the link below.
Medical Responders Needed!!New
After a recent article in the Daily Mining Gazette expressed need for Emergency Medical Responders in Allouez Township, the need is not in Eagle Harbor Township alone! Please consider this very important volunteer position!
We had a very good group of people helping with trail cleanup this year it included:
Mary Ann Hohner
Marlin and Patty Wingard
Paul Carlson and Jami Kubisiak
Bill Eddy and Porter
Mary Probst and Kasha
Jerry and Karen Hintz and Louie
Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy that beautiful day!
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!