Notice to Eagle Harbor Township residents and taxpayers



Update 06/10/2020


June 10th, 2020 is the date the Governor opens much of Region 8 up, and Executive Order 2020-115 goes into effect.  Eagle Harbor Township is included in Region 8 of Michigan's Safe Start plan to re-engage Michigan's economy.  Monday night, at our regular monthly meeting, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to rescind our prior request from seasonal residents to delay their return, and put out the following notice (link below) regarding our expectations concerning COVID-19 issues.  We will leave the update from the first part of May below, just to reinforce the fact that we are not closing Eagle Harbor, but instead are carefully evaluating the reopening in the rest of the State.  We all know that we are always a month (or two, or three) behind in fashion, music, weather, and also in this case, COVID19.  We had our first confirmed case in Keweenaw County yesterday, exactly three months from the first two cases in the State.  With that, just a reminder to follow CDC guidelines, and think about your fellow neighbor.  While you might not be too worried about the virus, your neighbor might be.


Request of Consideration - June 8th, 2020


Update from 5/12/2020

Eagle Harbor Township is being proactive in the prevention of the spread of COVID19.  Last night, at our regular monthly meeting, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to not allow large organized gatherings/events on Township property until October 31st, 2020.  

We are not closing Eagle Harbor Township.  We are not preventing you from celebrating Independence Day with your family.  What we are doing is encouraging people to not travel to Eagle Harbor Township for an event.  If you want to be in Eagle Harbor Township, be responsible and travel here, quarantine yourselves; continue to practice physical distancing and wearing face coverings and mask when appropriate.

This year looks different than all the ones before it.  Just because something is different, doesn't mean it's bad.  Celebrate with your close family.  Take care of those around you.  Check on those that are isolated.  Be smart about your decisions regarding socialization.

We live in a small town area, our lives are intermingled.  If we lose a small percentage of our population, we are going to know that person, that face, that life.  You do not want to be responsible for that loss.  

As the Michigan's Governor updates our Stay at Home Orders and Executive Orders, we will look at allowing smaller groups, which can maintain physical distancing and abide by the guidelines established by the State to utilize Township properties on a case by case basis.

Thank you for your understanding and respect during this unprecedented time.

The Eagle Harbor Township Board of Trustees


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COVID19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Because the Township is an essential business, we are required to post a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan.  This much more detailed plan from our initial one, is recommended by our Township Association and is a requirement of the Governors Executive Order as she reopens the State.  It is available to read at the Township Office as well, please send an email, or call to inspect.


EHT COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan - UPDATED 06/08/2020



Please read the above notice as it pertains to the most up to date guidelines for Eagle Harbor Township.  Please share on social media and with friends and relatives.  We know that we can't stop everyone from coming "home," but we can give them our "expectations" so that we are all on the same page.

As cases are confirmed in Houghton County, it is just a matter of time before they are in the Keweenaw...

-be safe


Here is a link to current information in Michigan -


Updated Information COVID19 in Michigan




With so much going on, here is another thing to keep an eye on - Michigan Treasury is warning of attempted scams aimed at refunds and stimulus checks.....  

Treasury Warns of Scammers

      


Summer is coming!   From everyone here at the Township Office, we look forward to a time when our doors will be wide open, and we can chat over a cup of coffee.  Until that time, enjoy the summer and be safe!


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 – supervisor@eagleharbortwp.org



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 Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts!

Eagle Harbor Township volunteers are grooming the cross country ski trails!  Many thanks to the Keweenaw Community Foundation, and its Keweenaw Cross Country Ski Fund that pumps local money, into local projects, that benefit everyone.  This season Eagle Harbor Township was able to leverage monies to purchase equipment that will enable volunteers to maintain the trails, and groom more efficiently.  If you enjoy cross country skiing in the Keweenaw, chances are you are benefitting from the Keweenaw Community Foundations work.  Please consider donating to the Keweenaw Cross Country Ski Endowment so they continue to help the ski trails in the area!  Visit keweenawgives.org


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Upcoming Meetings at the Township Hall


Regular Township Board of Trustees meeting the 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.

  



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Weather on Brockway Mountain!!


We have been fortunate to have someone volunteer his time and resources to install a weather station at the summit of Brockway Mountain. Click either of the links below to view current data. Thanks to John Lenters for the setup and we look forward to more weather related information from him in the near future!

Due to technological difficulties - mainly the loss of 3G data compatibility - the weather station won't be up and running until Spring/Sumer 2020

Brockway Mountain Weather Data


Weather Underground Link



JUNK JETTISON DAY CONTAINER



The Eagle Harbor Township board followed the recommendation of the Solid Waste Improvement Committee and unanimously voted to place a container at the Solid Waste Facility for this season.  With all the changes and concern with COVID-19 issues, having the container there for a longer period of time, and not having just one day to bring junk seemed like an appropriate thing to do this year.   There will be small changes to what we are taking, please see flyer linked below.  We will also be passing these out during normal hours of the Solid Waste Facility.


Junk Jettison Container 2020 Guidelines



You must check in with the attendant when you come to use the Junk Jettison Container.  No Appliances.  No Tires.  No Chemicals or wet paint.  You will be responsible to unload your items.




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Bill Pay  -  Online

Follow the link below to pay your Eagle Harbor Township Water and Tax Bills.  
Credit or Debit Cards, and only to be used for current bills. 
For delinquent water or tax bills, call the Township office at 
906-289-4407 to speak to the Treasurer.  


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PETS TO BREATHE EASIER IN EAGLE HARBOR

Eagle Harbor, MI March 3, 2020—The Eagle Harbor Volunteer Fire Department received a donation that will help prevent pets from falling victim to smoke inhalation due to fire.

Through Project Breathe, Invisible Fence of the Upper Peninsula donated oxygen recovery mask kits for pets to the Eagle Harbor Volunteer Fire Department this week.

Project Breathe is a pet oxygen mask donation program designed to provide oxygen mask kits to fire departments and other first responders. Each kit includes a small, medium, and large mask.

“We hope that by donating oxygen mask kits that we will contribute to saving more pets and hopefully protect pet owners that may risk their own life to save a pet in a fire,” said Kyle Miller, owner, Invisible Fence of the Upper Peninsula.

Although the number of pets that die in fires is not an official statistic kept by the U.S. Fire Administration, industry web sites and sources have cited an estimated 40,000 to 150,000 pets each year that die in fires; most succumbing to smoke inhalation.

In most states, emergency responders are unequipped to deal with the crisis. The donation of these specially designed and potentially lifesaving animal oxygen mask sets will enable Eagle Harbor first responders to efficiently administer oxygen to a stricken animal.

“We want to thank Invisible Fence for their generosity. These kits will be another valuable tool we have available to assist the residents and pets of the Eagle Harbor area in the event of a fire.” said Mike Radigan, Fire Chief, Eagle Harbor Volunteer Fire Department.


For more information on the Invisible Fence Project Breathe Program: https://www.invisiblefence.com/why-invisible-fence/project-breathe

            



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Thank you to the Keweenaw Community Foundation.  Through a Cross Country Ski Grant, Eagle Harbor Township was able to purchase a new pole saw for trimming the limbs back along the trail.  We also purchased a 5 1/2 foot roller that we are able to use to pack early season snow and large snowfalls easier and more efficiently.
Please think about supporting the Keweenaw Community Foundation - especially the Cross Country Ski Endowment if you enjoy skiing in the Keweenaw!



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RECYCLING    IS    HAPPENING!


That's right, single stream recycling is happening at the Eagle Harbor Township Solid Waste Facility!



EGLE (Formally MDEQ) has a new fun campaign to help Michigan residents  improve our recycling product.  Getting our recyclables sent to the facility that organizes and sells them in the best possible way is very important for the longevity of the program!


Go to the link below to get acquainted with the Recycling Raccoons!


Recycling Raccoons



Go to the link below for our recycled products list.


Recycling Materials Flyer Link



Other information on Recycling from 

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality


Recycling Video from MDEQ


Recycling 101 Booklet



Thank you for your patience!  Recycling material will only be accepted at regular Solid Waste Facility Hours: