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Candidate Profile: Nick Nightingale

Nick Nightingale is running for position of Trustee on the Shelby Township Board of Trustees. Get to know him a little better before casting your vote.

Nick Nightingale is running for the position of trustee. This is the first time he has run for political office.

Nightingale was raised in Shelby Township and lives here with his wife Nicole and two young daughters.

1. What led you to try for the post of trustee initially?

I am not only focused on the present but I also am deeply invested in the future of Shelby Township.  Over the past few years I have watched the mismanagement and lack of transparency by the current board of trustees. I will be an honest and dedicated trustee.  I will work to make the proper modifications to guide our community into a brighter future.  I want to restore the integrity and trust back to our township board of trustees.  I want to serve the community that is more than a community to me - it is my home.  I will continue to always be a voice for the people and put an end to the favors for the favored few at the taxpayer’s expense.

2. What do you plan to change if elected?

If elected, I plan to change how the board of trustees conducts business.  As a board of elected officials, it is your job to listen to and represent the taxpayers of the community.  I want to restore the ethics and morals that have been lacking by the current board of trustees.

3. If elected, what township issues would you like to focus on?

In no particular order, there are many issues at hand.  The first issue that should be addresses is the pension deficit.  We not only need to point out the problem but we need to address it head on and find a solution.  The second issue is the court building. The court building is a long time institution in this community. We can reach a resolution by listening to the residents and their input on a few major concerns; potential loss of revenue for businesses in the DDA, if we want our on duty police officers in Macomb for court, loss of revenue, legacy costs we owe court employees.  As a trustee, my job is to represent the people.  After getting into office, I need to find out where the residents stand and also come up with a check and balance system.  The residents need transparency on the dollar figures that come with building a new building and loss of revenue if the court moves to Macomb. The third issue is an ethics ordinance.  I believe board members and township employees must disclose any personal relations in regards to any appointment or open bid.  The fourth issue is keeping taxes low while maintaining quality service to the residents at the best possible price.  The fifth issue is keeping Shelby Township businesses in Shelby Township while continually trying to gain new business in this great community.

4. What personal and professional accomplishments are you most proud of?

My children are definitely what I am most proud of.  Family means everything to me.  I am also extremely proud that my family started a business in Shelby Township in 1943.  Through good and bad economies we have kept our business, Nightingale Standard Service, thriving at the same location and building roots in this great community.

5. Is there one person who has been the most influential in your life?

The most influential person in my life has been my father.  He taught me a strong worth ethic at a very young age.  He taught me you get what you put in.  I always put in 110%.  I would not be the man I am today without my father’s guidance, love, and morals.

6. What are key ways you would have residents make a difference local?

The number one key way residents can make a difference is to get involved in the community.  I urge the residents to follow the meetings and township issues.  Through the residents’ input and ideas we can make Shelby Township a better community.

7. What do you like most about Shelby Township?

What I like best about Shelby Township are the residents.  The people are the township’s greatest asset.  I understand the importance of community involvement.  Within this township there are many charitable organizations always willing to give back.  Over the years I have had the pleasure of volunteering my time with many of these organizations, including but not limited to, Lions Club, Kiwanis, Leader Dog for the Blind, Humane Society, Helping Hands, Relay for Life, D-Pan for the hearing impaired, Thin Blue Line, and The Fraternal Order of Police.  The Police Officers Association has also endorsed me for Shelby Township Trustee.

Matt Guarnieri July 18, 2012 at 07:03 PM
So instead of looking for answers you want to throw insults like a child.
Jeffery Berz July 18, 2012 at 07:07 PM
So Billy(the Webber boy) now you want Nick Nightingale to communicate with you and tell YOU who he talks to and knows? I don’t think he’s going to do that Billy but that’s just my opinion. Think before you type Billy. It’s embarrassing.
bill webber July 19, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Matt , I can only hope that the people of Shelby Township are reading these comments. I don’t know jeffery Berz - but just about every comment he makes is some childish rant or put down. More and more, he reminds me of the Nightingale boy. – jeffery must be related to them some how .
bill webber July 19, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Matt, Actually- having a “s” after station was simply a typo on my part. Mr. Berz- In addition to my “Ps and Qs” , I promise to watch my “ Ss” from now on .
Jeffery Berz July 19, 2012 at 03:17 PM
My relationship with the Nightingales, Bob Leman, Lisa Manzella and many other good people stems from a desire to put and end to the dirty politics that are being demonstrated by the current board in Shelby Township. With all of the back door dealing, the cronyism and the bullying of township employee’s that is going on it’s way past time for a change. The residents of Shelby Township will cast their votes on August 7.
bill webber July 19, 2012 at 05:34 PM
I watched the board meeting 7-17-2012, The "New " generation of the Nightingales disgusts me.
Matt Guarnieri July 19, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Dirty politics is suing taxpayers and then wanting to represent them.... that is asinine.
Jeffery Berz July 19, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Sounds like senility to me Billy! Are you having issues?
Matt Guarnieri July 19, 2012 at 07:20 PM
They're not making any points to support their candidates, just wasting time ignoring their candidate and attacking commentators. Who does this? (answer: immature children and losers with no real comeback). I too hope some voters read this.
Bill Peters July 19, 2012 at 07:37 PM
I agree-Marsha looked like and enraged animal at the last meeting-Looks like her money bag is getting lighter-Can not buy anymore shoes--
Bill Peters July 19, 2012 at 07:40 PM
I have the goat not webber-get your facts correct
Ryan July 28, 2012 at 01:58 AM
I agree with you on this Matt. I've wanted to go to a board meeting, but honestly am afraid of what attacks would be made on me if I went down there & said anything that supported the board or went against the Nightingales.
Thomas Delise July 28, 2012 at 05:52 AM
Matt even if people read this,why do you ASSume they believe anything you spew?
Thomas Delise July 28, 2012 at 06:24 AM
Ryan,first of all if you agree with Matt,you have no worth of creditably. Second you have it all backwards it's $tathaki$ & his 4 croinies that replace anyone that goes agaist thier plan or they dislike! If you're so afraid to go to a meeting is it because of all the cops there? You can watch they on cable or the internet. It's so obvious that you have not seen a board meeting for past few years.
Ryan July 31, 2012 at 11:38 PM
This is what I agree with Mr. Delise: "People are afraid to speak up about the Nightingale's, this is why I must speak up against them. What I do, putting myself out there for personal attack, is honorable and decent to support all taxpayers, what Nightingale's do is underhanded, overbearing and just plain sandbox bullying......" I have watched the meetings & have even gone back to 2009 online & watched the whole Nightingale saga unfold again. The fear is of the hostile behavior & personal attacks.
Dana Horton August 01, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Ryan, This sounds like the same person who prepared the candidate profile for Mr. Stathakis with the reference to the sand box and the way you write.
Larry August 01, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Suing the Township because the elected officials breached their contract is not dirty politics. Suing the Township/County Clerks to stop a recall against you, now THAT is dirty politics. King Rick: "I don't care how many signatures they have, make it go away. I'm suing you to stop this recall. I don't care if you're just doing your job. No one gets to sit on my throne except me!"
Matt Guarnieri August 01, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Just funny how anyone could defend the Nightingales behavior. Kind of wish he made it behind the counter, think of the fun business from the floor will be to watch as one after another, people spoke to Nightingale the way he speaks to the board now.... and as a board member he has to wait to let them finish to go into his selfish rant afterwards. My Youtube channel will explode with contenet.
Dana Horton August 01, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Now you’re an even bigger loser.
Matt Guarnieri August 01, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Nick Nightingale admits he runs a business that has been shown to mishandle abandoned vehicles and over bill customers..... This is who you would want taxpayers to vote for? What about all the honest people swindled by this family, they are meaningless? These swindled people are your neighbors and fellow taxpayers.
Dana Horton August 01, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Give it a rest. Mr. Nightingale will be one of the new trustee’s. Not everyone looks at things the way you do. You are a loser cheering for a losing team.
Ryan August 01, 2012 at 10:36 PM
The quotation with reference to the sand box is just that; a quotation. I did not write it, I copied & pasted it from one of Matt's statements on here.
Dan Bartold August 01, 2012 at 11:38 PM
As Mr. Spock once said, "Be carful what you ask for, you just might get it."
Chuckle August 04, 2012 at 11:16 AM
My god I cannot wait until Wednesday. I have never seen so many people with so little to do with their time. This Matt guy whoever you are....good lord find a purpose in life...if spending a Tuesday evening carrying around a portfolio of political signs is your idea of entertainment then you need some serious help.
Mike Lowry August 04, 2012 at 01:17 PM
gibberish
Mike Lowry August 04, 2012 at 01:18 PM
gibberish, hardly enough brain matter to qualify for IQ.
Dana Horton August 04, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Show everyone where Mr. Nightingale said this in his words and not your words.
Dana Horton August 04, 2012 at 06:57 PM
I found the signs at the last meeting appalling. I also found it appalling that the supervisor acted like it wasn’t happening. How utterly ridiculous. This just shows how much we need a new supervisor.
Dan Bartold August 08, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Congratulations Nick, every court needs a Jester!
MP Smith November 09, 2012 at 06:41 PM
I am so glad you got elected! That board and Shelby need someone who isnt gonna go along with the 'king of Shelby".

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