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Island Current Newsletter Archive

Island Currents – Fall-Winter 2012 (December 10, 2012)
Topics Include:
  • News article regarding environmental funding for Beaver Island – $400,000
  • Letter from the BIA to the BICS School Board concerning Superintendent / Principal search.
  • School Superintendent/Principal Search Calendar, and ways to be involved
  • Beaver Island Association support of Leadership Charlevoix County
  • Letter to the Charlevoix Road Commission Steering Committee regarding paving Kings Highway.
  • Update on the Emerald Ash Borer
  • 2012 Beach Cleanup Summary
  • Beaver Island Elections November 2012 – a summary of who’s running for what.
  • Great Lakes Energy Bills; why they are what they are.
  • Update on the Phragmites eradication program
  • Report on the Invasive Species Coalition meeting in Gaylord, September 25, 2012.
  • Plans for high level meeting on environmental issues; January 11, 2013 (11am-3pm), DNR Gaylord Operations Center
  • Discussion of the draft of the U.S. Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Land protection for the Great Lakes
  • The BIA Website – a resource

 

Island Currents – Spring-Summer 2012 (March 20, 2012)
Topics Include:
  • Invasive Species Summit – June 14. Registration form enclosed.
  • “Saving the Family Cottage” – Presentation by attorney David Frey, July 22; In conjunction with the Annual Meeting
  • Beaver Island Association Endangered & Invasive Species Management Plan.
  • Beaver Island Community School College and Career Day! – May 2012.
  • New slip reservation system at the Municipal Marina for 2012!
  • Summer Field Trips sponsored by the Rural Health Center and CMU Biological Station
  • Township Airport Eminent Domain Trial Summary
  • New St. James Township Recreation Plan – Summary and Goals
  • Maintaining Biodiversity on Beaver island – a perspective
  • Update on CMU initiatives
  • Beaver Island Property Taxes 2011 – an analysis
  • Annual Meeting Agenda – Sunday evening, July 22 at the Community Center

 

 

Island Currents – Fall-Winter 2011 (October, 2011)
Topics Include:
  • Beaver Island Community School College and Career Day! – May 2012 – Volunteers needed.
  • Report on the Recently Adopted Township Property Tax Rates for 2012/2013.
  • Beaver Island Association Endangered & Invasive Species Management Plan.
  • Road Re-Paving and Maintenance Initiative Update.
  • nnual Beach Cleanup Initiative results
  • Website Enhancement Initiative Plans are underway!
  • Should the Beaver Island Municipal Marina accept reservations? Both sides of the issue

 

 

 

Island Currents – Spring 2011 (May 20, 2011)
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Island Currents – Winter 2011 (January 24, 2011)
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Island Currents – Spring-Summer 2010 (May 15, 2010)
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Island Currents – Fall-Winter 2009 (November 15, 2009)
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Island Currents – Spring-Summer 2009 (May 15, 2009)
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Island Currents – Fall-Winter 2008 (November 15, 2008)
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Island Currents – Spring-Summer 2008 (May 15, 2008)
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Island Currents – Fall-Winter 2007 (November 15, 2007)
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Island Currents – Fall 2006 (November 15, 2006)
Topics Include:
  • What Does BIPOA do in the Winter?
  • DNR to selectively Log Island Land
  • Martin’s Bluff
  • BIPOA Annual Meeting
  • Beach Clean-up
  • Great Lakes: Protection & Conservation
  • Information Center: Land Stewardship & Best Practices
  • Dead Birds along Shoreline
  • Phragmites Update
  • Watershed council partners with Michigan environmental council on algae problem.
Island Currents – Spring 2006 (May 15, 2006)
Topics Include:
  • Thinking about summer
  • Climate Change and the Great Lakes
  • DNR Review of Property Holdings
    Land Consolidation Strategy
  • The 1836 Treaty of Washington
  • Video Update – Beaver Island: A Great Lakes Jewel
  • Help Wanted: Invasive Species Awareness Program, Beach Restoration, Erosion Control Program
Island Currents – Fall 2005 (November 15, 2005)
Topics Include:
  • For Beaver Island and All Its People – President’s Note
  • Commission on Aging Services on Beaver Island
  • “Beaver Island – Ours to Protect” – a new public education short video project
  • BIPOA Annual Meeting Minutes July 25, 2005
  • Beaver Island Master Plan Update
Island Currents – Spring 2005 (May 15, 2005)
Topics Include:
  • Beaver Island Master Plan Update
  • Beaver Island Joins Shoreline Cleanup September 17
  • Help protect Island’s ash trees from Emerald Ash Borer
  • Beaver Island Rural Health
    Center Plans for Long-Term Financial Stability
Island Currents – Fall 2004 (November 15, 2004)
Topics Include:
  • Summer 2004 in Review
  • BIPOA 2004 Annual Meeting Minutes
  • GLE Beaver Island Settlement Agreement
  • Michigan Court of Appeals Publishes Opinion on Shoreline
  • Regulating water use in the Great Lakes: The Great Lakes Basin Water Resources Compact and the Great Lakes Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement
  • Beaver Island’s Natural Beauty Roads
  • 2004 Beaver Island Election Results
  • New Committees Forming
  • Ground Water Protection
Island Currents – Spring 2004 (May 15, 2004)
Topics Include:
  • The format of this Island Currents is a deviation from our usual newsletter. Being financially prudent with our limited resources, it is our intention to mail all current BIPOA members a copy of the new Property Owners Manualthis summer. We hope you enjoy the wanderings of our hikers as well as the condensed information.
  • Topics in this issue include
    • A letter to our members
    • Announcements of our summer nature lecture series.
    • Hiking the Interior
    • Island Trail and Public Access Maps
Island Currents – Fall 2003 (November 15, 2003)
Topics Include:
  • BIPOA Year in Review:
    • The Recreation Resource Plan being championed by Jack Kelly with the endorsement of both Township Boards is proceeding as planned
    • The ever-popular Nature Lecture Series which is a partnership with CMU was a tremendous success
    • This summer the Property Owners Manual Project has taken on new life
  • Principle Residence Exemption (Homestead Exemption)
  • Speed Control
  • BIPOA Annual Meeting 7-28-2003 Minutes
  • Charlevoix Downtown Marina
  • New Informational Resources
  • Master Plan Survey
  • Fire Safety
  • Friendly Lights
  • St. James Township Parks and Open Spaces
  • Donegal Bay Bicycle Path Ordinance
  • Peaine Township Proposed Budget 2003
  • Lighthouse School and BIHS Reports
  • Medical News
Island Currents – Spring 2003 (May 15, 2003)
Topics Include:
  • Work on the Peaine Master Plan – what was learned from the informal meetings which involved 135 residents, both summer and year-round
  • School Milage Proposal
  • The Living Shore
  • BIPOA/CMU Summer Nature Lecture Series
  • Letters: Stewardship of Our Natural Resources
  • Letters: Air Ambulance Costs & Reimbursement
  • Letters: Air Charter
  • Recreation Resource Project Update
Island Currents – Fall 2002 (November 15, 2002)
Topics Include:
  • Greetings to all BIPOA Members
  • Peaine Township Begins Master Planning Process
  • Medical Center / Senior Housing
  • Keep Beaver Island Beautiful
  • Letters: Township Consolidation
  • Property Owners Manual
  • Recreation Resources Project Update
  • Fertilizer Use and Water Quality
  • BIPOA Financial Report
  • Friends of the Trails
  • Partnership Project Update
Island Currents – Spring 2002 (June 10, 2002)
Topics Include:
  • Recreation Resources Project
  • Leadership Retreat
  • News from the Townships
  • School Elections / Milage Proposals
  • Beaver Island Internet Technology Forum
  • Wireless First Broadband Proposal for Beaver Island
  • Proposed Amendments to t he By-laws
  • Rural Health Center Land Donation, Projects, and Goals
  • 2002 Annual Meeting Notice
  • BIPOA Summer Lecture Series
  • Island Zoning and Planning
Island Currents – Fall 2001 (November 25, 2001)
Topics Include:
  • The New Medical Center
  • Minutes of the 2001 BIPOA Annual Meeting
  • Island Zoning – An Interview with Kevin White, Zoning Administrator
  • Natural Notes – Coyotes
  • Recreational Resources Project
  • Island Trails Report
  • Island Water Quality Study
  • Transportation Authority Update
Island Currents – Summer 2001 (May 25, 2001)
Topics Include:
  • Natural Beauty NREPA Law
  • Island Propate Rates
  • Charlevoix Round Lake Project
  • Township Airport AWOS System
  • The Lady Bug Population
Island Currents – Spring 2001 (March 15, 2001)
Topics Include:
  • Committee Reports
  • Winter of ’36
  • News on the Net
  • Natural Notes
  • The Northern Islander
Island Currents – Fall 2000 (October 25, 2000)
Topics Include:
  • Environmental Risk Committee
  • 2000 Annual Meeting
  • Jet-Skis, ORV’s, Speed Liimits
  • Beaver Island Needs Assessment
  • Postulated Goals Statement
Summer 2000 Newsletter (June 15, 2000)
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  • New Peaine Fire Station
  • New Public Riding Stable
  • Summer 2000 Youth Programs
  • Jeanie Johnston Update
  • Nunsense comes to Beaver Island
  • Summer Stargazing on Beaver Island
Spring 2000 Newsletter (March 15, 2000)
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  • GLE Resolution
    Island Electric Service & Rates
  • Island Planning Consultant
  • BIRHC Update
  • A Case for Giving
  • Groundwater Protection
  • Long-term Junk Car Removal
Fall 1999 Newsletter (November 15, 1999)
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  • BIPOA Opening Address
  • Public Service Commission Update:
    Island Electric Service & Rates
  • Rural Health Center Strategic Planning
  • Should BI Townships Hire Another Planner?
  • Letters to BIPOA

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