New A Note to Township residents and taxpayers
"Its the second week of deer camp, and everybody's here!" The classic line from Da Yoopers song explains how, during the second week of deer camp, everyone shows up, usually because it is Thanksgiving. A time to reflect on the good blessings in our lives, and give thanks for the many fortunes that we have. That's what the song means to me anyhow! Our weather has been fairly pleasant for November, a term that I'm sure we won't use for long. Even with the predicted El Nino weather patterns this winter, we are all anticipating snow and cold, and soon! The annual Township Christmas party will be the usual first Sunday in December, the 6th from 2pm to 4pm, please come and ring in the holiday season with friends and neighbors, check out the Notices-Channel 28 link to the left for other festivities! ....I give Thanks to the people of Eagle Harbor Township, and the Keweenaw for the opportunity to serve you in the many capacities that I do, enjoy the Holidays!
We are back to our normal hours, usually here 9AM - 5PM with a lunch break.
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
New 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 three 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?
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 have started and we are can always use a hand or two.
Marlin Wingard is heading the operation and Bill Eddy and I have said we will help where we can. Steve Swart and Pat Ryan have helped tremendously, and the floor is leveled and installed. We will begin working on the exterior wall and other exterior finishes, and then allowing the electricians to come and wire everything up. 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.
Master Gardener Program! New
Michigan State University Extension is offering a Master Gardener Program, running from December 2015 through June 2016. A once-a-month class will provide you with all you need to become a master gardener. You must register by November 28th! See 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 K
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!
Insurance Classification! New
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 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!
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 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.