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New Eagle Harbor Township Board Adopts Ordinance Revisions


The Eagle Harbor Township Board adopted the recommended zoning amendments, from the Planning Commission, at its last meeting.
The newest revision, labeled Eagle Harbor Township Zoning Ordinance Revision 1.3 will be in effect as of January 1st, 2014.

EHT Zoning Ordinance Revision 1.3 12132013




New A Note to Township residents and taxpayers


All is quiet in the Harbor this time of year. Slowly, people are opening up cottages and getting back home. As a full time resident for 14+ years, this is another great time of year. The sun has a bit more heat to it, any snow we get - you know it’s going to melt away quickly, and the quiet sounds are comforting to the soul. Sure we had a 10” snowfall last week and we’ll probably get another before it’s all over, but spring is on the way. The deer in town are running rampant from one house to another, it is more than I ever remember seeing, easily numbering into the 50’s. The sound of wolves howling is becoming an almost nightly occurrence. I’m sure they are thinning the population of deer that are hanging around. All is well with Township business, getting ready to bid the new Emergency Services Building, and clean up after a long winter. We look forward to seeing more smiling faces coming back to the Harbor. As usual, any questions or comments –


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.


Interested people apply within!!

We are always looking for people that want to be involved with township planning and zoning. The Planning Commission works on the Townships 5 year Comprehensive Plan and, reflected through that, the Zoning Ordinance. The Planning Commission has regularly scheduled meetings throughout the year. The Zoning Board of Appeals(ZBA) looks at issues that residents have with interpreting the ordinance. The ZBA meets when necessary, to hear and decide appeals on provisions of the Ordinance. Full time residents are the best fit for these boards, but we’re pretty flexible.

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: Repurpose 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 is currently in the process of obtaining a USDA – Rural Development Loan. The projected costs for Phase 1 and Phase 2 are $720,00. A Notice of Intent has been published in the paper, and we continue to work on the plans and specifics of the project. The Township Board, at its December meeting, voted to continue the process and it looks as though we may be putting the project out for bids this spring and construction could begin this summer. We feel this is a worthy project, that will give us in the office, Firemen, First Responders, and Residents a bit more room for the things that we like to do.


Any questions or comments? or call me at the office 289-4339




New Eagle Harbor Township Solid Waste Facitily is now recycling


The Recycling Program has paused!


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.


Thanks for understanding, as we continue to look for alternatives!