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Shelby Officials Trade Barbs Over Towing Lawsuit (VIDEO)

Against the advice of Shelby Township attorney Rob Huth, Treasurer Michael Flynn and Trustee Nick Nightingale spoke publicly about the lawsuit pending between the township and Nightingale Services, Inc.

Emotions ran high at Tuesday's Shelby Township board of trustees meeting as Treasurer Michael Flynn spoke at length about the "ethical questions" raised by Trustee Nick Nightingale's presence on the board given his family's active lawsuit against the township.

"While I can understand how Mr. Nightingale feels he has been wronged, I cannot understand how anyone can ethically serve and sue simultaneously," Flynn said.

Nightingale Services Inc., Shelby Township’s former towing contractor, filed a federal lawsuit against the township and five board members in June 2012, claiming their contract was cancelled as punishment for the business owners spearheading recall efforts against several township officials.

Shelby Township attorney Rob Huth interrupted Flynn about one minute into his statements to object to discussion of what remains pending litigation.

"You're going to finish, you're going to do what you want, and I'm going to say for the record that I don't think you should be talking about the lawsuit," advised Huth.

Nightingale defended his position on the board with the reminder that the lawsuit was filed prior to his campaign and election to the office of township trustee.

"I was very transparent with the residents," Nightingale said. "I did not mislead anyone. I was not unethical."

Thomas Delise March 03, 2013 at 04:15 PM
In order to have a lawsuit,one would have to be created,Matt do you have al ist of those people that created this lawsuit as I recall those people were reelected to to board.Plain and simple!
Macomb Rocker March 04, 2013 at 04:02 AM
Yep Fat Matt, I'm no little boy. I can take care of myself got it? Hey you're the one that was getting your azz beat by the old farts. I figured out why you study so hard on Shelby politics. You have no job except to troll on the computer in your parents basement. Right? Bingo's blog has some righteous commenrs about you. Amen Bingo.The dude lives next to the elementary school too. I notice the fence that bordered the school that Matt hung his derogatory signs up on is gone. The school must have gotten tired of the kids witnessing the low class signs.
Matt Guarnieri March 04, 2013 at 07:55 AM
Why would, where a person lives, or what he does for money, matter on comments. I comment on people afraid to use their real names..... think about it, you may not like me but I am honest enough to put my name out there...... those that use alias's, lie and personally attack others as chickens. I believe in something and I publicized it and removed a corrupt public trustee from office. I will do the same to Nightingale, The towing report showed his company over billed customers, employed dangerous pedophiles to contact women and children, never locked in their prices (just pulled numbers out of thin air) and refused to improve the appearance of their business as promised. This is still the situation with Nick Nightingales business, nothing has changed and if this is how he runs his business this is how he would run the township.
Dana Horton March 05, 2013 at 07:31 PM
Pedophile? Isn't that the pot calling the kettle black?
jim heard March 05, 2013 at 08:07 PM
Hey Matt i think Macomb Rocker doesn't use his real name because Jeffy Berz got banned from the site for posting derogatory pics of STPD.

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