February 11, 2002

CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Supervisor Douglas Sherk, at the Eagle Harbor Township Hall in Eagle Harbor, called the regular meeting of the Eagle Harbor Township Board to order at 7:00 p.m. on February 11, 2002. Supervisor Sherk led the Pledge of Allegiance.

MEMBERS PRESENT: Supervisor Sherk, Clerk Olson, Treasurer Johnson, Trustees Ellis and Lantz


AGENDA APPROVAL AND ADDITIONS –Supervisor Sherk suggested additions and revisions to the agenda:

Under Supervisor’s Remarks & Correspondence:

Add: Land Use Options

Junk Car & Hazardous Building Ordinance

MTA Notice – Support for Recall Bill

WUPPDR Corridor Plan

Move: New Grant Projects to New Business

Under new business:

Add: Parks Tools & Equipment

Land Use Vision Statement

New Grant Projects/Non Grant Projects

MM/S Ellis/Johnson to accept the agenda with these additions and revisions. 5 Ayes, 0 Nays - Agenda was approved.


MM/S Lantz/Ellis to approve Consent Agenda as presented

5 Ayes, 0 Nays - Motion Carried


March 11 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

March 13 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

These dates will be published. The five Townships rotate paying for the cost of the ad and 2002

Eagle Harbor’s year to pay for the ad.


BEACH COMMITTEE – Fred and Colleen Geis – No Report

CEMETERY COMMITTEE – Ginny Schubert – May Cleanup and Memorial Day Services – to be scheduled

SEXTON COMMENTS –Mike Braman – No Report

COMMUNITY BUILDING – Nancy Clarkson – No report

HAZARD MITIGATION COMMITTEE – Kris Callog – The Committee met Feb 11 to prioritize risk areas in Eagle Harbor Township.

HEBARD PLAT COMMITTEE – Jeane Olson – The committee met Jan 31 with Bob Crampton to draft a cover letter to be attached to the Property Line Agreements, which were mailed by registered letter early in February.

LAND USE COMMITTEE – George Hite – A revised Vision Statement was given to the Board for their consideration. The new Vision Statement will be considered under New Business.

911 COMMITTEE - Doug Schubert – Good News- the cutover to 911 should occur in the fall. Bad News-the Township will have to pay the cost of road signs estimated at $2000 to $3000.

PARK COMMITTEE – George Hite – No Report

RECREATION COMMITTEE – Barb Sickler – No Report

SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE – Doug Schubert reported that the Solid Waste Committee was recommending a "Junk Jettison Day" in July. The Board will consider this under New Business.


WATER COMMITTEE – John Wakeman – No Report

WATER SYSTEM OPERATOR – Rick Finke – Rick is attending a Well Head Protection Workshop in Mt. Pleasant.

WELLHEAD PROTECTION – Rick Finke – No Report


MM/S Johnson/Ellis to adopt the new Amendments (Copy Attached) Roll Call Vote: Ayes – Sherk, Ellis, Johnson, Lantz, Olson Nays – None. The Amendments to the Ordinance were adopted.

MM/S Lantz /Johnson to adopt the Fee Resolution (Copy Attached) Roll Call Vote: Ayes – Sherk, Olson, Johnson, Ellis, Lantz, Nays – None. Resolution Adopted. These amendments will become effective upon publication.



Allouez Township Supervisor - Bill Loukkanen informed the Township of the Attorney General’s opinion on County Ordinances. County Prosecutor is looking into this matter. He also reported that the Land Use Plans of all townships would be read and considered by Keweenaw County Commissioners.

July Junk Jettison Day – A proposal has been presented by the Solid Waste Committee to have a day for paid up taxpayers of Eagle Harbor Township to get rid of Junk Items normally not accepted at the Solid Waste Facility. Tires, motor oil, batteries and appliances such as ovens, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers, and freezers will not be accepted. Each household will be allowed one pickup load free. Additional loads will be $25 each. For non-paid participants the fee will be $50 for each pickup load. The date set is Sunday July 28, 2002 from 9 to 4 p.m. MM/S Lantz/Ellis to have Junk Jettison Day. Ayes – 5, Nays – 0 Motion Carried.

    1. ½ mill for 2 years to raise required matching funds for grants to purchase recreational lands allowing public access forever.
    2. Ό mills for 2 years for training and equipment of medical first responders working under Keweenaw County Sheriff.
    3. Ό mill for 2 years to update county zoning ordinance by professional consults and effective enforcement. Public hearing required.
    4. The board felt that since there was no plan in place yet these proposals might be premature.

MM/S Lantz/Ellis to support the proposals. Ayes-0, Nays-5 The Supervisor will inform Commissioner Keith of the Boards Decision.







Jeane Olson

Eagle Harbor Township Clerk


I, the undersigned, Jeane Olson, the duly qualified and elected clerk for the Township of Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw County, Michigan, DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing is a true and complete copy of certain proceedings taken by the Township Board of said Township at a regular board meeting held on the 11th day of February, 2002.



Jeane Olson

Eagle Harbor Township Clerk