Notice to Eagle Harbor Township residents and taxpayers


Coronavirus, COVID-19, Spring Break?!  


Updated 04/07/2020


Our Regular Township Board Meeting will be held on Monday evening at 7:00pm.  Per the Governor's Executive Orders 2020-15 & 21, we will hold the meeting remotely on Zoom and over the phone, with no in-person public attendance.  Please follow the following link for the meeting notice with all of the relevant information.


Eagle Harbor Township Regular April Meeting Notice


We will post the agenda in the normal place, if you follow the menu to the right, it will be under Board of Trustees.


Thanks for you understanding as we deal with a limited agenda and New Business items.  Hopefully by May we will return to normal meetings.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


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




EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2020-21 in effect March 24, 2020 at 12:01 am and continues through April 13, 2020 at 11:59pm.


Stay Home, Stay Safe - Order No. 2020-21


EHT COVID-19 Protocols


Going forward we will strictly adhere to the EHT Protocols listed above.   If you need anything at the Township, please call ahead or email, as we are discouraging any visitors to the office until at least April 14th. 

As you all know, this is usually Spring Break time for kids throughout the State.  The new normal has almost sunk in, fortunately we live in a wide open place where it is very simple to go for a walk or bike ride and keep the 6 foot distance from others.  Hopefully you are adjusting to this new normal and finding new ways to fill your time at home.


UPDATE 03/31/2020:

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

      


Spring began on the 20th!   From everyone here at the Township Office, please stop in when you're around....the coffee is always on. (after April 14th!!)


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




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.  


For Summer and Winter 2019 Property Tax Payments
You need to contact Keweenaw County Treasurers Office  906-337-1625 

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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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    Updates will be done on a regular basis to keep you up-to-date of the grooming status.  Please remember these trails are groomed by Volunteers and supported by donations that can be made at the Trail Head Parking area, or dropped off at the Township Office.  Thank You for your support!

UPDATED 03/17/2020
Current Conditions:  With a very little fresh snow, tracks were difficult to set in some spots.  Spring like conditions exist!
Trails are in fair shape, groomed 03/17.

Main Loop - Tracked, good condition
Shadows Shortcut - Tracked, a few bare spots
Abbeys Shortcut - Tracked, fair condition
Great Sand Bay Spur - Tracked, fair condition



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: