Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Shelby Township Board of Trustees consists of all incumbents plus one newcomer, Nick Nightingale.
In Shelby Township, Republicans rule. During the 2012 elections Tuesday, every seat on the Shelby Township Board of Trustees was filled by a Republican, and all incumbents, except for one new trustee. Shelby Township incumbent Supervisor Rick Stathakis will hold the township’s top spot for another four years. Stathakis beat Independent candidate David Erickson for the spot with 20,102 to Erickson's 11,520. "Although I was not elected, my heart was filled with joy for the over 11,500 people who gave me their support and confidence by voting for me," Erickson said in an emial. "I am thankful and honored beyond words. This whole process was never about me. It was about providing the great people of Shelby Township a choice and an opportunity…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Incumbent Shelby Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis has won re-election, along with an all Republican Board.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The list of towing contractors who have grievances with Shelby Township grows with a lawsuit filed by Utica Van Dyke Service LLC.
Shelby Township is now in litigation with two towing contractors. On Sept. 29, Utica Van Dyke Service LLC filed a lawsuit in Macomb County Circuit Court alleging the township dissolved the company’s 2009 contract because of political pressures from Nightingale Services Inc. -- which was later awarded the contract -- and then terminated, too. Just four months ago, in a separate lawsuit, Nightingale Services Inc. filed a lawsuit in federal court against Shelby Township and five Board of Trustees citing a breach of contract and denial of due process. Shelby Township Attorney Rob Huth told C&G News that the difference between the two lawsuits is Utica Van Dyke contends that the township should never have awarded them the contract, and …
Friday, July 13, 2012
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…