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Notices to Eagle Harbor Township residents and taxpayers
Cheers! Here's to hoping that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. The last 20 months have been a challenge, and whether you are staying put, visiting family or friends, or a combination of the two, have a safe and healthy holiday.
Business in the Township is at a slower pace. The ball yard has been put to sleep, along with garbage cans and fire rings. The volleyball net is gone, and the solid waste facility is on winter hours. We are thinking about ski trails, and snow plowing, and marking obstacles in the yard. While the warmer times of the year are what get us through, there is something about walking outside and smelling the wood smoke of a cozy cottage while the fresh breeze off the lake makes us pull our hat a little tighter. Here's to thinking about family and Thanksgiving, and wintertime!
Stop in the office if you are around and say hello. We will probably start brewing coffee again real soon!
M-26 citizen meeting - In August there was a citizens meeting regarding speeds along M-26 (Great Sand Bay through Eagle Harbor) and dangerous situations (M26/Marina Rd intersection) that some people felt needed to be addressed. The following are notes and a prepared map that discusses the issues. Following that meeting, the Township brought the Michigan Department of Transportation representative, and the Keweenaw County Road Commission Engineer together with a few members of the citizens group to voice their concerns. We are awaiting the speed study results, conducted by the Michigan State Police, that should be available soon. Stay tuned.
Eagle Harbor Township
We have one "job" opening available in the Township.
Township Board - Trustee
Please call or stop at the office to discuss. We are losing one of our Township Board members, as they are relocating out of the area. We will accept applications and make an appointment within 45 days of their last day in office. 906-289-4407 or 321 Center St. Eagle Harbor, MI 49950
Eagle Harbor Township Board Meetings
Until further notice, or changes come from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, our regular board meetings will be held in-person, and with remote participation through Zoom. Please follow the link below if you would like to join in the meetings.
Eagle Harbor Township Recreation Area expansion!
The Clark family has been working with the Township for well over four years to get a pivotal piece of property into the Township hands! It finally closed over the winter and we will be able to keep the trails open and maintained in perpetuity. This portion of the Eagle Harbor Trails has historically been used for the cross country ski trails and we have been allowed to groom and maintain them, with their permission for over 20 years! Thank you Clark Family! The Park Committee is in charge of maintaining these trails and we have recently installed a trailhead sign indicating it as Township property!
This property purchase was made possible with a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant. The Township has been very fortunate to be a recipient of these funds for projects like securing the summit of Brockway Mountain, and other land purchases. Please note that these trails run through Michigan Nature Association sanctuaries and the purpose of these multi-use trials is Non-Motorized uses like hiking, biking, skiing and the like.
Updated Channel 28
We recently upgraded our equipment that outputs content to Channel 28 on the Eagle Harbor Cable System, provided by Cable America (thank you Jackson Family!) If you follow the link to the left for Channel 28 Notices, there is a link on the top that will play the scrolling channel line up and any current information that is on Channel 28. A big thanks to Dave Ellis for his time, skills and talent!
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 hasn't been running.....stand by
Upcoming Twp. Meetings
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held at Township Offices,
The Monthly meeting of the Township board is on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7pm.
Planning Commission has a public hearing on the amended Comprehensive Plan at 2pm on December 2nd. Comments can be at the hearing, emailed, or mailed to Twp. office.
Planning Commission meets on the first Thursday of the month, next meeting is December 2nd, at 2pm.
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.
2021 Winter Taxes are due and payable after December 1st, 2021.
They will become delinquent after February 14th, 2022.
If paying a late bill (summer taxes or water), please call the Treasurer to get the most up to date payment total.
EHT Cross Country Ski Trails
Looking forward to the Season............
Click on the updated Ski Trail Map link - 2021 Map
Please know that we added another trail option, close to the Eliza trailhead - a 1.6K loop that goes around our Well House, called the Wellhead Loop. It is a lollypop loop that does cross the snowmobile trail, so be careful. Check out the map link above.
Current Status of trails: Updated 04/03/21
Fritz Carlton Loop 6K - All
Sand Bay Spur 3.1K - Trails
Abby's Shortcut .6K - Are
Shadow's Shortcut .6K - Not
Wellhead Loop 1.6K - Groomed!!:(
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!
Video courtesy of Jeff Curto