Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Detroit Institute of Arts named a Macomb man to its board of directors as part of an agreement following the August millage.
The Detroit Institute of Arts named Macomb's Donald Ritzenhein to its board as part of an agreement following the DIA’s successful millage in August. Ritzenhein was one of 11 members named to the Detroit Institute of Arts board of directors at its meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14. In his day job, he is assistant vice president, academic human resources, and professor of communication at Eastern Michigan University. He was provost and vice president at Macomb Community College. He is also a former trustee of the Mount Clemens Community Schools Board of Education. In August, voters passed a 10-year tax of 0.2 mills to support the Detroit Institute of Arts. At 0.2 mills, a Macomb taxpayer owning a $200,000 home, with a taxable value of $100,…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
In case you missed last Tuesday's swearing in ceremony, here is the uncut version courtesy of Shelby TV.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Negotiations between Shelby and Macomb townships have resumed, but the issue of retiree health care costs continues to be a sticking point.
A May 2 resolution by the Shelby Township board of trustees may have renewed relocation discussions for the 41A District Court, but Macomb Township Clerk Michael Koehs said residents should not expect any action by Macomb's board in “the foreseeable future.” “It’s not scheduled in the foreseeable future on our township board agenda, not at this stage,” he said. “It’s something the board is considering. We’ll get a copy of what the attorneys (of Shelby and Macomb) send, read it, analyze it and then respond appropriately.” This move to renew negotiations comes almost a year after Macomb Township decided to dissolve its court relocation committees following concerns that Shelby Township was not providing written acknowledgement that it would …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Shelby Township Board of Trustees gave two local business owners approval to carry on with their plans of expanding a vehicle storage yard and building an apartment complex.
Shelby Approves Special Land Use Approval for Towing Yard The Shelby Township Board of Trustees approved a special land use application to permit the outdoor storage of towed vehicles at 6075 Auburn Road. The Shelby Township Board of Trustees questioned business owner Luca Ujkic Tuesday about parking vehicles on the seven-acre lot before receiving the consent from the township. Ujkic had said it was a mistake and the vehicles had been removed. “I’m comfortable we won’t issue permits until compliance,” said Shelby Township Planning Director Glen Wynn. Planning Commission to Review Final Site Plan for New Apartment Complex The Shelby Township Board of Trustees agreed Tuesday to approve a conceptual site plan for a 344-unit apartment complex …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Former police chief and candidate for Shelby Township Board of Trustees supervisor, Bob Leman, has thrown his support behind seven candidates.
The race for the Shelby Township Board of Trustees got a whole lot bigger Thursday night when seven residents threw their names in the hat. Bob Leman, the former police chief and a candidate for supervisor, announced seven people who intend to run for Shelby posts during a campaign fundraiser Thursday night: Patch asked the candidates—who will be sharing Leman's campaign manager—why they planned to run. "I hate to say anything negative but three and a half years ago, an ill will blew into the Board of Trustees," said Batchelder, who was a firefighter and paramedic in Shelby Township for 25 years. "We need a new township board that is friendly to voters and approachable," he added. Kopp said he decided to enter the politial arena as a …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Stan Grot was sworn in at noon Wednesday as the new Shelby Township Clerk.
The Shelby Township Board of trustees appointed Stan Grot the new Shelby Township Clerk Tuesday evening by a 5 to 1 vote. Grot will fill the remainder of former Clerk Terri Kowal's term, which is due to expire in November. Shelby Township has been short a full-time clerk since Kowal resigned at the beginning of the year to take a similar position in Auburn Hills. The appointment was made possible Tuesday evening after the Board of Trustees amended a decades-old ordinance that required a replacement be chosen by a unanimous vote. If a clerk were not appointed by mid-February, a special election would have been held in May. Several members of the audience spoke on Grot's behalf, and applauded his work with the Michigan Republican party. Lisa…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tempers flared as a protester flashed signs at a Shelby Township Board of Trustee during a heated discussion about an ordinance amendment.
After several failed attempts to appoint a temporary clerk, a lengthy discussion with residents and a short adjournment because of a protester during Tuesday’s meeting, the Shelby Township Board of Trustees voted to begin the process of amending an ordinance that states the board must have a unanimous vote to fill a board vacancy. Trustee Lisa Manzella was absent from the 4-0 vote after she exited the board room during the five-minute adjournment. By approving the motion Tuesday, the board agreed to publish the amendment change in local newspapers and take a final vote during a special Jan. 31 meeting. If passed, the ordinance, which states the board must have a majority rather than a unanimous vote to fill a vacancy, would go into effect …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
New building for police, Soccer City settlement, recycling, and more mark accomplishments.
What made the top headlines in Shelby Township this year? Supervisor Richard Stathakis sat down with Patch to discuss the Township’s top accomplishments for 2011. A new building for the Police Department. Construction was started on a new, 18,000 square-foot police department building in March. The building will be a stand-alone structure and will house police operations on the grounds of the municipal complex on 24 Mile Road and Van Dyke. The existing police building will be renovated and repurposed for department uses after the new building is complete in 2012. “We are going to be moving them in the spring to a new building and while they are there we are going to convert the (existing) 7,000-square foot structure into conference rooms…
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Shelby Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis has a message for his friends, family and residents of Shelby.
Shelby Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis wishes residents and happy and healty Christmas and New Year.
Monday, December 12, 2011
In documents obtained by Patch.com, evaluations sent by several Shelby Township Board of Trustees members show their disapproval of the former police chief's performance. He has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the township.
Former police chief Robert Leman filed a whistleblower lawsuit against Shelby Township last month, claiming he was fired for investigating several Board of Trustee members. Leman's employment files have been sealed because of the pending case, but documents obtained before the suit by a Shelby Township resident and shared with Shelby-Utica Patch show several board members explaining why they chose not to renew the ex-chief's contract. Meanwhile, Leman contends he was fired for investigations into officials' conduct that some of them may not have liked. "The chief’s action of turning over investigation was his whisteblowing, and he was terminated for it," said Leman's attorney Joseph Golden with Pitt MeGehee Palmer Rivers and Golden, P.C. …