Notice to Eagle Harbor Township residents and taxpayers


Covid-19.....


Well, say it ain't so.  It's been a busy couple weeks around the office and Township.  There are projects and meetings, and trails to brush and winter time preparation items to work out before the snow really flies.  As I was out on Friday afternoon brushing a new section of the cross country ski trail, I rested for a moment and thought to myself - "I shouldn't be this tired." - that was my first clue.  When I got home and cleaned myself up, I said - "my back shouldn't be this achy." - that was my second clue.  Fast forward to Tuesday afternoon after my COVID test results came back - positive.  With the increase all over the US, and especially the UP of positive cases, I was still sure it wasn't going to be me....... Well, say it ain't so.

As you look back at all the social interactions, meetings, and other contact you've made in the last 5-7 days, it becomes a blur of calls, texts, and emails to warn/inform others of the result.  So, let this be my notice to you, it can happen.  Hopefully, I have been very selfish with my new ailment.  I know that my symptoms have been quite mild, and I feel like I have a head cold.  My family and I pray that nothing tragic comes of my diagnosis.  

Please, mask up, wash up, keep your distance.    -  Rich

UPDATE - Nov. 30, I am back to 98%, and feeling generally great, with occasional tiredness.  Nobody in our social bubble has come down with the virus, and we are feeling grateful.


Please be aware of a couple of scams....


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

      

There has also been a scam associated with George Hite's  website of old.  Someone has used all the old email address that George had on there and is soliciting for money for medical expenses.  Please do not send money to someone you don't personally know, and certainly not to someone who contacts you through email.  If you have any questions please call the Township office and talk to Jeane or Rich.



Planning Commision Meeting & Public Hearing

The Planning Commission will hold its final meeting of the 2020 calendar year on Thursday December 3rd, at 2pm.  The main order of business will be a public hearing on a special use permit for the new owners of 122 Front Street, Fletchy's Otter Belly Lodge (formerly the Shoreline Resort.)  The permit is for a resumption of a non-conforming use in a district.  Because of the MDHHS emergency orders, the meeting will be held completely virtual.  See the link below for the Zoom information.







Township business is moving along, we are in the office on a regular schedule.  The office door may still be locked, but a simple knock will get us to let you in.  Masked up, of course but we are happy to see your face and help you out.  If you wish to make an appointment, call or email ahead of time and we will make sure we are here.  Preparations are under way for the election, we have done the pre-accuracy test for the voting equipment, and our public accuracy test will be on the 23rd of October.  There have been many absentee ballots going out and coming back, and we are like the rest of the country with many people utilizing that avenue for voting.  In-person voting will be handled with the utmost care so don't hesitate to come in and do it the old fashioned way!


If there is anything we can do for you, please call or email - that's why we are here!




Volunteer Day in Eagle Harbor-take two!  The Park Committee will be out on the hiking/ski trails in Eagle Harbor to clear brush and limbs in anticipation of the coming winter season!  We will meet at 11:00 am on Friday the 18th parking at the Ski-Trail Building past the cemetery.  We will have some tools available (loppers, bow saws, etc.) but if you have a favorite tool please bring it along with appropriate footwear and water.  See you then!




Volunteer Day in Eagle Harbor!  The completion of the 6th Street trail was slated for Monday August 31st.  We had a nice turnout, even for the predicted rain that eventually came down.  A big thank you to Don Keith, Marlin Wingard, Lawrence McKenny, Barry Bogart, Kerrie Richert, Gina Nicholas, Nick Wilson, Tony Lizzadro, Bryce Holden, and Rich Probst for sweating it out before the big rains came down!  The trail turned out very nice and will be a nice addition to the Township!  


Also, thanks to the Keweenaw Community Foundation and the PHF Outdoor Wellness and Recreation grant that provided funds for the development of this trail.  Stay tuned for more information on this and other projects in the area!



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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





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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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





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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.  
2020 Summer tax payments are now considered late.  Please call the Treasurer for up to date amounts and how you can make payment.  

You can process 2020 Winter tax payments as usual using the link below:

Water payments can be processed as usual using the link below:

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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: