Minutes of Special Meeting

of Eagle Harbor Township Board

Special Meeting called by Supervisor Doug Sherk

Date: Thursday July 24, 2003

Time: 10 A.M.

Place: Eagle Harbor Township Hall, Eagle Harbor, MI

Purpose: To discuss possible purchase of land available because of State tax foreclosure.

Meeting called to order by Supervisor Doug Sherk

Board Members present: Doug Sherk, Jeane Olson, Dick Lantz, and Ann Johnson. Tom Ellis arrived at 10:06

Residents and Taxpayers present: Barbara Been, Marilyn Marshall and Robert Engstrom.

Agenda Approval: MM/S Johnson/Lantz to accept the agenda as presented.

Supervisors Remarks and Correspondence: Supervisor Sherk presented a packet with:

  1. The State Notice of Tax Sale,
  2. A hand drawn map /sketch of the property being offered for tax foreclosure sale,
  3. Documents verifying the amount of tax loss to the Township,
  4. Correspondence from Attorney Paul Tomasi representing Robert Engstrom’s interest in the property.

Supervisor Sherk has been in contact with The VFD re: lake access in the event of fire, The Audubon Society who has land adjoining this property to the south and would like to have access to their property from the north.

Three of the Board members have visited the site and one board member has driven by it.

Mr. Engstrom related his interest in the property.

Commissioner Don Keith stated in a phone conversation that he supports public access to the Lake.

Public Comment: (Limited to 3 minutes each with total time not to exceed 20 minutes)

Barbara Been questioned location and description of property to get a clearer picture of the situation.

There was board discussion and questions throughout the proceedings.

Supervisor Sherk explained the Board’s options.

MM/S Olson/Lantz to not file for the Rascovich land under the State Tax Sale. Motion carried unanimously.

MM/S Olson/Ellis to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m.



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 special board meeting held on the 24th day of July, 2003.




Jeane Olson

Eagle Harbor Township Clerk