Friday, May 17, 2013
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin and Congresswoman Candice Miller, who each represent Macomb County communities, share their opposing responses to the actions in Washington D.C.
Sharing their opposing views to The Patients' Rights Repeal Act, Sander Levin and Candice Miller argued their opinions on the controversial debate through public statements this week. Levin and Miller each represent Metro Detroit communities, including several that span throughout Macomb County. The House majority voted Thursday to repeal Obamacare—formally known as the Affordable Care Act. Many expect it will not pass in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin, a Democrat, made the following statement on the House floor in opposition to the 37th ObamaCare repeal vote, his office announced Thursday: "I rise today in opposition to The Patients’ Rights Repeal Act. This vote is more than just a …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A new memorial will be dedicated Sunday at the Shelby Township municipal complex to honor those who died in the Global War on Terror.
A monument with the names of the six Shelby Township residents who gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan in the Global War on Terror will be dedicated Sunday during the community's Memorial Day ceremony. The memorial will join the existing monument recognizing residents who died serving the country as far back as World War I. "We are putting all the brothers on one memorial," said Shelby Township Veterans Events Coordinator Phil Randazzo. The new memorial - which is a five‐foot granite replica of Macomb County’s Heart of America Memorial - will be dedicated at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and will recognize those who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their families are also scheduled to be in attendance. According to the township, the names of Shelby …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Township officials said they were not included in a meeting between the Department of Environmental Quality and Ford regarding environmental contamination at the former plant on Mound Road.
Shelby Township officials stated Wednesday that they want additional access to meetings between the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Ford Motor Co. regarding contamination at the former Ford-Visteon Plant on Mound Road. But state officials said that the meetings were part of an ongoing cleanup process and the township could be briefed afterward. Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis stated that the township, its attorney and environmental science experts would be able unable to attend a meeting Tuesday between the DEQ and Ford to discuss the cleanup of the environmental contamination at the former plant site and neighboring property. “Ford has known about this contamination for at least seven years and has not taken any action…
Shelby Township Library Director Dave Conklin has resigned to be the director of the Genesee District Library.
After five years as the director of the Shelby Township Library, Dave Conklin has left the position to become the director of the Genesee District Library. Conklin's final day as the director of the library was Friday. The Genesee County resident will oversee 19 branches in the Genesee District Library, according to a post on MLive.com. Shelby Library assistant director Diane Burgeson is currently the acting director, according to library personnel.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Crews began construction project on Van Dyke this week from Utica city limits to 23 Mile in Shelby Township.
A new road project started this week on Van Dyke between the Utica limits and 23 Mile in Shelby Township. The project, which began May 13, is starting with the lane closures for the lowering of the locations of drainage structures, according to the Shelby Township Facebook page. It will also includes the milling and removal of the existing asphalt, before a new layer of asphalt is added. The project is scheduled to be completed July 1. Additionally, the township is reporting 21 Mile over M5-3 will be closed May 17 to May 27 to allow the Michigan Department of Transportation to resurface the bridge. Traffic will be detoured north to 22 Mile via Van Dyke and Schoenherr.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Plante Moran will conduct a financial analysis of 41-A District Court finances for Macomb Township, according to a report in the Macomb Daily.
The Macomb Township Board of Trustees voted May 8 to direct Plante Moran to review the finances of the 41A District Court , the Macomb Daily reported. According to the story, Plante Moran will examine the court's revenues and expenditures from the past two years. The firm will also project finances through 2017, according to the report. The court is currently located in Shelby Township, and serves Shelby and Macomb townships as well as Utica. This is the latest proposal in the on-going discussions to move the court to Macomb Township. The report will take eight weeks, according to the story.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Marketplace Fairness Act was approved this week in the U.S. Senate, and is headed to the Republican-controlled U.S. House for consideration. Both Michigan's senators voted for the bill, which would require merchants to collect state taxes on internet
Michigan's U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, both Democrats, voted in support of a bill that requires merchants to collect state sales taxes for online purchases. The Marketplace Fairness Act passed the U.S. Senate 69-27 on Monday. Next up, the legislation goes to the GOP-led House. President Barack Obama has previously said he supports the bill. Supporters say the bill would level the paying field for traditional local retailers and collect much needed tax revenue for state. Opponents, including anti-tax activists and retailers, say it will be overly burdensome on small businesses and would effectively result in a tax increase. Neither Levin nor Stabenow issued public statements after Monday's vote explaining their support of the…
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Shelby Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelby Township Municipal Building and will consider items including a planned unit development at 23 Mile and M-53 Freeway.
The Shelby Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Municipal Building and will consider items including:
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Shelby-Utica Patch recaps the news from this past week.
Miss the latest local headlines? Shelby-Utica Patch rounds up the top stories around town:
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Representatives of the Korean Consulate visited Shelby Township Friday and made a presentation of flowers to Shelby Township resident who died during the Korean War.
Shelby Township officials welcomed representatives Friday from the South Korean consulate. Township Clerk Stanley Grot and Township Veterans Events Coordinator Phil Randazzo greeted Dr. John Shim and Eun Yi Jeong at the Township Veteran's Memorial. The delegation made a presentation of flowers to Shelby Township residents who died during the Korean War, according to township officials.