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New supervisor for Eagle Harbor Township

November 13, 2012
By SCOTT VIAU - DMG writer ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

EAGLE HARBOR - Rich Probst Jr. was sworn in as supervisor at Monday night's Eagle Harbor Township board meeting. Probst replaces Ed Kisiel, supervisor for the past eight years.

"I'm really looking forward to getting in and starting this next week," Probst said. "I'm going to meet with Ed (Kisiel) tomorrow morning and we're going to go through some stuff. I'm just really looking forward to the challenge and I'm excited to be your new supervisor."

Also sworn in at the meeting were Ann Johnson as treasurer, Connie Eddy as trustee, Richard Harrer as trustee and Jeane Olson as clerk.

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Scott Viau/Daily Mining Gazette
From left, Rich Probst Jr. is sworn in as supervisor by clerk Jeane Olson at the Eagle Harbor Township board meeting Monday night at the Eagle Harbor Volunteer Fire Hall. Probst won the race for supervisor Nov. 6 over incumbent Ed Kisiel by a vote of 201 to 47.

A resolution of thanks was given to Kisiel for his eight years of service.

While in the position of supervisor, Kisiel helped purchase a new fire truck, built a recreation shelter, built a storage building and parking lot for ski trail access and developed a park and facilities at Great Sand Bay, among other accomplishments.

"This township board wishes to thank Edward A. Kisiel for his eight years of service as township supervisor and wishes Ed well in all future endeavors," Olson said.

In other news, the board:

accepted the resignation of Johnson and Probst from the positions of water billing clerk and backup water operator, respectively.

tabled the reappointment of a board member to the planning commission in order for Probst to make that decision.

authorize the expenditures necessary to fund participation in the Michigan Townships Association's New Officials Training for old or new members.

approved funding of $800 for the Zoning Administrator Certificate Program.



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