November 12, 2001

CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The regular meeting of the Eagle Harbor Township Board was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on November 12, 2001 by Supervisor Douglas Sherk, at the Eagle Harbor Township Hall in Eagle Harbor. 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 added two items to the agenda:

Under old business-Hunting Lodge Update

Under new business-Additional Capital Expenditures

The agenda was approved with these additions.


MM/S Ann Johnson/Tom Ellis to approve Consent Agenda

5 Ayes, 0 Nays - Motion Carried



We are negotiating with Lake Superior Land to purchase an additional

399.4 acres for additional wellhead protection and recreation and wildlife

preservation. We are also looking into acquiring 210 acres south of the

399 acres.




BEACH COMMITTEE – Fred and Colleen Geis – No Report

CEMETERY COMMITTEE – Ginny Schubert – No Report

SEXTON COMMENTS –Mike Braman – No Burials. Flag has been put back on the pole but will be taken down for the winter this week. Also flags placed on graves at Memorial Day will be removed and stored for the winter.

COMMUNITY BUILDING – Nancy Clarkson – No report – Water has been turned off and system is winterized.

HAZARD MITIGATION COMMITTEE – Chris Callog – Dick Lantz reported that the committee would work on identifying the types of hazards this township might experience and how to handle such hazards. Also define our populated areas and prepare a list of assets to be available for use in a disaster or emergency situation.

HEBARD PLAT COMMITTEE – Jeane Olson – No Report

LAND USE COMMITTEE – Paul Freshwater – The Township Board has received a draft of the results of the survey. It should be finalized at Tuesday’s Land Use Planning Committee Meeting. Committee will then start to work on objectives.

911 COMMITTEE - Doug Schubert – No Report.

PARK COMMITTEE – George Hite – Meetings will start again. A list of permitted and prohibited uses is needed. George will work with Jim Rook to identify special wildlife habitat areas.

RECREATION COMMITTEE – Barb Sickler – No Report

SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE – Bruce Olson –Waiting for snow to be able to burn the brush pile.



WATER COMMITTEE – John Wakeman – No Report

WATER SYSTEM OPERATOR – Rick Finke – Rick has just spent two days in Escanaba for the Fall Meeting where security of water systems was a big issue.

WELLHEAD PROTECTION – Rick Finke – No Report



    1. Decrease the fee for an application for land subdivision in Eagle Harbor Township from the present $100 to $50 for those who apply before making the land division.
    2. Establish a fee of $100 for person(s) who apply after already having established the land division.
    3. Require that the minimum width of a subdivided parcel be set at a minimum of 200 foot frontage as determined by the Land Division Administrator.
    4. The Eagle Harbor Township Board will designate a Land Division Administrator to carry out the provisions of the Ordinance, and if the person proposing the land division disagrees with the Administrators decision, then within 10 days of the decision, that person can appeal the decision to the Eagle Harbor Township Board which will act upon it no later than at the next Township Board meeting.

MM/S Lantz/Johnson to adopt the amendments to the Land division Ordinance. Roll Call Vote- Ayes: Sherk, Olson, Johnson, Ellis, Lantz. Nays: None. Motion Carried. The Amendments will be effective on the date of publication.

    1. Sand for the Volley Ball Court – already ordered
    2. Gravel for the Parking Lot – already ordered
    3. Sound System for Community Building – Should be purchased from fund raiser funds
    4. Defibrillator – MM/S Lantz /Ellis to purchase one defibrillator and look for other funding to purchase a second defibrillator. Vote Ayes – 5, Nays – 0 Motion Carried.
    5. Land Acquisition
    6. Cemetery Fence, Required by Law. Cedar trees planted last year to establish the cemetery boundary have been eaten by the deer.
    7. Water Meters – Water department needs replacement of approximately 50 meters that are broken or need remote readout.
    8. Rainy Day Fund





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 12th day of November, 2001.



Jeane Olson

Eagle Harbor Township Clerk