New A Note to Township residents and taxpayers


  Dan with UPPCO helping Steve Kellow and Doug Schubert hang lights on the trees.


December 16th........


The weather can't make up its mind.....we had a respite of the winter weather and it felt a bit like autumn again.  The rain and warm weather has passed and currently it's blowing and snowing.  I gained approval from the township board last week, and hopefully can start building the ice rink soon.  Can you believe Christmas is next week!  It happens every year, and I think somehow time is going to slow down...but it doesn't.  The township Christmas party was a success, Santa even found us and the children were excited to see him, although the older ones were critiquing the beard and boots!  We explained that Santa needs help this time of year and it was probably one of his helpers....they were grateful for his visit, either way.  I know I speak for everyone up here, that we hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!...and look forward to seeing some of your smiling faces over the holidays!


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


The finished product!



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


December 16th - The doors are installed!  DP had a brief break in the weather and worked on the siding last week.  The overhead doors are in place with work on the track to continue for the next couple days.  With the heat on, the drywall will finish up and the floor hardener can be applied.  The project appears to be ahead of schedule, but there is still much to be done!  The progress continues, stay tuned for updates


Doors are installed and heat is running!

 

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.