October 14, 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 October 14, 2002. Supervisor Sherk led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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



Additions and changes to the agenda: to new business: Water Department work/ extra compensation; Road Abandonment

MM/S Johnson/Lantz to accept the agenda as amended. 5 Ayes, 0 Nays - Agenda was approved.


MM/S Johnson/Lantz to approve Consent Agenda.

5 Ayes, 0 Nays - Motion Carried

SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Crampton- Bob sits on the County Planning and Zoning Board. Land Use Plan has been submitted to County Planning and Zoning for further work. Work session is scheduled for October 17, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. Sections #2 and #3 will be addressed.

A public hearing on Open Spaces is to be held October 29, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the Keweenaw County Courthouse. The final public hearing on the Land Use Map is to be held on November 26th, 2002 at 8:00 p.m.

Bob reports he has received 20 signed Hebard Plat lot line agreements. An additional 22 lot line agreements have yet to be returned. Bob is to send out a letter requesting signed agreements be returned. Bob to contact Jim Heikkila, requesting signed agreement from Keweenaw County Road Commission be returned, with an additional letter sent to Charles Eschbach requesting same.



BEACH COMMITTEE – Fred and Colleen Geis – No Report

CEMETERY COMMITTEE – Doug Schubert- Doug Sherk noted that the Board had previously agreed to allocate funds for a new fence. A new rail fence has been approved for the back and two sides of the cemetery. The front fence will be replaced with white stained cedar stakes. Prisoners are to provide labor on the fence project. A radial arm saw will be required to complete the project.

SEXTON COMMENTS –Mike Braman – Sales on cemetery lots have been brisk this fall.

COMMUNITY BUILDING– Nancy Clarkson Letter- Water in Community Building will be turned off for the winter. Fabric ceiling panels are partially installed. Project is ¾ complete. Committee will wait to see how panels look in spring before completing project. A potential donor has offered up to $1,000.00 to be used to renovate upstairs area. A schoolroom theme with a plexi-glass viewing window could be considered. There is no fire exit, nor handicapped access to the upstairs area. Plaster repair would be necessary in stairwell. Is there a community interest in this project?

FIRST RESPONDERS - First Responders have had 6 calls since program inception. A private donation of $200.00 was received because of the help given to a resident recently. Funds are to be used for equipment/supplies for First Responders.


HEBARD PLAT COMMITTEE – Jeane Olson – No Report

LAND USE COMMITTEE – Barbara Been – No Report

911 COMMITTEE – Ginny Schubert- No Report

PARK COMMITTEE – George Hite- No Report

RECREATION COMMITTEE – Barb Sickler – All equipment has been stored for the winter.

SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE – Bruce Olson – Bruce Olson has tendered his resignation as chairperson of Solid Waste Committee. Winter hours begin October 15, 2002.

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT – Mike Radigan – Doug Sherk reported that a grant in excess of $6,000.00 has been received for purchase of wild fire fighting gear.

WATER COMMITTEE – John Wakeman – No report

WATER SYSTEM OPERATOR – Rick Finke – No Report- Doug Sherk reported that Rick has recently attended a water meeting.

WELLHEAD PROTECTION – Rick Finke – No Report




James Wachowski: South 60 feet adjacent to Lot 29, 30 of Block 7, and North of Lot 308. Lot 323, Block 33, Section 6, T58N, R30W in Eagle Harbor. MM/S Lantz/Ellis to abandon road. Roll call vote: Lantz-Aye, Ellis-Aye, Sherk-Aye, Olson-Aye, Johnson-Abstained. 4 Ayes-Motion carried.

Gerald Johnson: Portion of Seventh St bounded on East by Lots 232, 233, 234 & 235, Block 47; on the West by West boundry of Village of Eagle Harbor; on the North by Pine Street; on the South by South boundry of Village of Eagle Harbor. MM/S Lantz/Ellis to abandon road. Roll call vote: Olson-Aye, Sherk-Aye, Lantz-Aye, Ellis-Aye, Johnson-abstained. 4 Ayes- Motion carried.

James Boggio: That portion of Second Street between South Street and Cedar Street in Village of Eagle Harbor. MM/S Ellis/Olson to abandon road. Roll call vote: Sherk-Aye, Lantz-Aye, Ellis-Aye, Olson-Aye, Johnson-abstained. 4 Ayes- Motion carried.

Heating System for Old Pump House- Quote for installation of heating system from Ferrellgas, exclusive of electrical hook-up is $1,078.00. Funds to come from Township General Fund. MM/S Lantz/Ellis to install heating system. 5 Ayes-0 Nays. Motion carried.

Fenced Area at Solid Waste Site- Doug Sherk proposed installing 20 X 30 foot chain link fenced in area to be used in an emergency/special situation to temporarily store refuse at Solid Waste site. Cost would be $1,916.34. There was much discussion. MM/S Johnson/Ellis moved to table. 5 Ayes- O-Nays. Tabled.

Sand Bay Property- Township has been considering the possibility of purchasing 22 acres of privately held land in the Great Sand Bay area for $240,000.00. There are no longer any grant funds available, and it is the consensus of the Board to discontinue pursuing purchase of property.

Water Work Extra Compensation- For work completed during the absence of Rick Finke, it is recommended that Don Keith be compensated an additional $100.00 per week for the six week period. MM/S Lantz/Ellis to pay extra compensation to Don Keith. 5 Ayes- O-Nays. Motion carried







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 14th day of October, 2002.



Jeane Olson

Eagle Harbor Township Clerk