April 14, 2003

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 April 14, 2003. Supervisor Sherk led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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


Dunes - Marshes Land- Move from Supervisor’s Remarks to New Business.

Add to Supervisor’s Remarks- Fritz Kesanen.

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


Add $48.43 to AT&T billing for general service for total of $89.78, and a total General Fund expenditure of $3,730.88.

MM/S Lantz/Ellis to approve Consent Agenda with additions to payment of bills.

5 Ayes, 0 Nays – Consent Agenda approved.


    1. Eliza Dam Project – A letter was sent to Walt Arnold requesting cooperation in preserving Eliza Dam and Lake. We hope Trout Unlimited can lead us to some type of funding.
    2. Long Lake Refuge – New NAWCA Project – Lake Superior Land Co. offered Township 350 acres instead of our original request to purchase a 130-acre parcel. NAWCA will approve only half of that (176.3 acres) for funding this year, which is okay with Lake Superior Land Co. We can submit the rest (173.3 acres) to NAWCA in 2004 for consideration. It was recommended that we not do put DNR Trust lands at risk by using that purchase as match.
    3. Taking Wing Award Recipients – Re NAWC Wetlands – NAWCA awarded Eagle Harbor Township a plaque recognizing contributions that improve wetland habitat for waterfowl.


BEACH COMMITTEE – Fred Geis – No Report

CEMETERY COMMITTEE – Ginny Schubert – Fencing is completed and has been stored until we have nicer weather. Ann Johnson made request for copies of published obituaries for enhancement of cemetery records.

SEXTON COMMENTS –Mike Braman – Several burials are planned for this spring and summer.

COMMUNITY BUILDING– Nancy Clarkson - No Report

FIRST RESPONDERS – Bruce Olson – Request was made for key to access Township Hall. First Responders require access to obtain emergency equipment as needed.

HAZARD MITIGATION COMMITTEE – Kris Callog and Bruce Olson attended classes and feel that information imparted could be utilized in reorganization following hazard.

HEBARD PLAT COMMITTEE – Jeane Olson – Committee continues to work on a one to one basis to obtain all necessary signed line agreements from residents.


911 COMMITTEE – Doug Schubert – No Report

PARK COMMITTEE – George Hite – No Report

RECREATION COMMITTEE – Barb Sickler – No Report

SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE – Doug Schubert – Junk Jettison Day scheduled for Sunday, July 27th, 2003. Funds have been budgeted. "Paper products only" sign needed for burn barrel. Doug Schubert to order sign that will be posted on post near burn barrel.

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT – Mike Radigan – Mike is exploring possibility of grant/loan options through Rural Development. Volunteer Fire Department is meeting with board members on a periodic basis to explore primary needs for community, with a fire truck being the first priority. Mike informed meeting that Wallace Phaire, a newer member of the fire department is currently serving in Kuwait.

WATER COMMITTEE – John Wakeman – Supervisor Sherk met with John Wakeman about the need for water increases.

WATER SYSTEM OPERATOR – Rick Finke – Water Samples are fine. Prisoners will dig to identify water leak. Water billing adjustments to be made to Robert Black, Tom Ellis, Frank Carlton and Neil Harri after water was kept running. Other adjustments will be considered upon request.

WELLHEAD PROTECTION – Rick Finke – No Report





PUBLIC COMMENT- Don Keith – Mr. Brown, State Representative will be present at the Keweenaw County Courthouse from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Sky Warn Weather Service program will be held at the Keweenaw County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon (from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.), and evening (from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.).





Ruth C. Black

Eagle Harbor Township Deputy Clerk






I, the undersigned, Ruth C. Black, the duly qualified and appointed Deputy 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 April, 2003.



Ruth C. Black

Eagle Harbor Township Deputy Clerk