Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Shelby Township board is scheduled to vote on a salary and benefits package for an at-will deputy supervisor Tuesday.
The role of deputy supervisor may be making a comeback in Shelby Township this year provided the board approves the position’s proposed $52,000 compensation package at tonight’s township meeting. The position of at-will deputy supervisor has not existed in Shelby Township for some time, but a newly proposed compensation package, which includes vacation time, health care coverage, life insurance, disability and a 401(a) pension plan, would pave the way for a new hire. Supervisor Rick Stathakis is scheduled to ask the board to adopt a resolution to authorize the compensation package at Tuesday’s board meeting. The board meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building at 52700 Van Dyke.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Supervisor Richard Stathakis said the township will need to further reduce its spending to maintain a balanced budget in the year ahead, but pledged "no new taxes" in 2013.
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.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A public meeting is set for tonight to establish the 2013 Top 10 Priorities for Shelby Township.
Shelby Township is inviting the public to join in a Community Visioning Exercise Tuesday evening to set the township top 10 priorities for 2013. The special meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at Cherry Creek Golf Course and Banquet Center, located at 52000 Cherry Creek Dr., south of 24, east of Van Dyke. Several Board members conduct the meeting and ask the community to give suggestions. Last year, the participants were asked to vote at the meeting on the most important they think the township is facing. Supervisor Rick Stathakis has said the community input, in conjunction with the Board's perspective, has helped the township formalize a guide for spending. In 2012, the township's list of priorities were: Do you have suggestions for …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Students, staff and parents of St. Peter Lutheran School participated in a one-mile Patriot Walk Friday to pay tribute to America's Armed Forces and remember those lost on and after Sept. 11.
Though few in the sea of red, white and blue-clad students at the 2012 St. Peter Lutheran School Patriot Walk were old enough to actually remember the Sept. 11 attacks, none wore their country's colors or waved their American flags with any less pride or enthusiasm. "The Patriot Walk has become an annual tradition for our school community as we remember the tragic terrorist attacks on our country," said St. Peter Principal Kyle Chuhran. "Life in our country changed on that day ... this represents the resiliency and spirit of the American people." Want more local news and events? Sign up for the Patch newsletter and get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox – free. The school held its fourth annual Patriot Walk Friday, starting with a…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Michigan State Police have launched an investigation into a campaign flier that was sent out during the primary election campaign season listing a false address to a campaign group.
Although the Aug. 7 primary elections in Shelby Township are behind us, the Michigan State Police still want to know who sent out a possibly illegal mailing during the campaign. The Michigan State Police and the United States Postal Service have launched an investigation into a particular campaign flier that they say lists a false return address for a political action group. The campaign flier targets Shelby Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis. It claims that Stathakis has been spending more time at his private insurance company, where he is a senior partner, than at the township city hall. The mailer states "Where's Rick Stathakis Really At," and lists his private business, Allied Risk Services, LLC's, address on Van Dyke in Warren. The …
Friday, July 6, 2012
In the run up to the August primary, Patch has invited all local candidates to complete a Q&A to build a comprehensive voter’s guide that will assist people at the polls.
Rick Stathakis is seeking re-election for the Shelby Township Supervisor position. He has lived in the township for 11 years and has worked in various positions of sales management and marketing, including 17 years with Pepsi-Cola North America. He graduated from the University of Detroit with a major in accounting. Stathakis and his wife, a teacher, have three children. He is involved with his church, St. Peter Lutheran Church and School in Macomb, and is a member of the Macomb County Republican Party and a Charter Member of the National Republican Party. He enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends in his spare time. 1. What led you to try for the post of supervisor initially? I wanted to work with the Board of Trustees …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Nick and John Nightingale, owners of Nightingale Services, are suing Shelby Township and five board members, alleging their contract was canceled in retaliation for speaking out against the board.
The owner and operators of Nightingale Services Inc., Shelby Township’s former towing contractor, have filed a federal lawsuit against the township, and five Board of Trustees individually, claiming their contract was cancelled as punishment for the business owners spearheading recall efforts against several township officials. After more than 50 years of working with the township, a 5-2 vote by the Board of Trustees in December 2011 terminated the Nightingale's contract based on allegations of contract violations and overcharges. A detailed report, conducted by an independent contractor hired by the township, was presented during a public meeting, and a vote was immediately taken. Several months later, Nick Nightingale announced he was …
Friday, June 15, 2012
As we look ahead at the November elections, Patch.com will be covering all the local races, and candidates to help you make your decision. Here's a list at the top five races to keep an eye on this year.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Shelby-Utica Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. Presidential Race: The national presidential campaign will heat up between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney, who campaigned heavily in Michigan this spring. Shelby Township Supervisor's Race: Incumbent Rick Stathakis will square off against former Police Chief, Robert Leman, whose contract was not renewed in 2011, after serving as the police chief of Shelby Township for ten years. Shelby Township Clerk: Stanley Grot, who was voted in over the winter to fill former Clerk, Terri…