Monday, May 6, 2013
The Shelby Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelby Township Municipal Building and will consider items including a planned unit development at 23 Mile and M-53 Freeway.
The Shelby Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Municipal Building and will consider items including:
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Acting Fire Chief James Swinkowski was promoted to the position of fire chief by the board of trustees Tuesday, Jan. 15.
After eight months of performing the duties of Shelby Township Fire Chief, the township board has officially granted Chief of Training Lt. James Swinkowski a contract and title to match. Swinkowski, who was was appointed Acting Fire Chief in May following former Fire Chief Gene Shepherd's death, has accepted a one-year contract for the position with an option to extend or terminate the agreement on Dec. 31. Want more Shelby Township and Utica news? Sign up for Patch's e-newsletter. Supervisor Richard Stathakis said nine candidates from within the fire department took the Civil Service Commission’s written and oral test as part of the application process for the position, with Swinkowski posting the high score. As fire chief, Swinkowski …
The board of trustees has given the Michigan Department of Transportation temporary permission to perform bridge work outside the hours allowed by Shelby Township ordinances.
In the interests of cost and public patience, Shelby Township will allow evening and weekend construction to take place on three bridges over the M-53 freeway. The Michigan Department of Transportation has three bridge repair projects on its 2013 agenda that will shut down portions of the 21 Mile, 22 Mile and 23 Mile road bridges over M-53. Want more Shelby Township and Utica news? Sign up for Patch's e-newsletter. However, as Shelby Township's zoning ordinance only allows for construction between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, the township had to approve a temporary variance Tuesday to allow MDOT to complete the repairs on a faster schedule. While the township board did consider the effect additional construction …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The promotion of Acting Fire Chief James Swinkowski and a zoning ordinance for proposed M-53 bridge work are on the table for the board of trustees meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15.
A zoning variance that will allow bridge repairs to take place during the overnight hours and approval of a contract for Shelby Township's new fire chief are among the issues officials will take up at tonight's township meeting. The Michigan Department of Transportation has three bridge repair projects on its 2013 agenda that will shut down portions of the 21 Mile, 22 Mile and 23 Mile road bridges over the M-53 freeway. Want more Shelby Township and Utica news? Sign up for Patch's e-newsletter. To speed up the process – and minimize the inevitable aggravation to motorists – MDOT has proposed performing the work overnight and on weekends. However, as Shelby Township's zoning ordinance only allows for construction between the hours of 7 a.m…
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, October 5, 2012
The Shelby Township Board of Trustees have made a controversial move with the adoption of a resolution that states the township is in favor of fewer elective abortions.
The Shelby Township Board of Trustees adpoted a resolution Tuesday night in support of commemerating October as Respect Life Month in Macomb County. Respect Life Month is a national Catholic initiative that targets abortion. The unanamious Shelby Township vote was made after the Macomb County Board of Commissioners adopted the same proclamation in August. Much of Shelby's resolution was taken directly from the county's proclamation. "It's a function of government to seek a reduction in the number of elective abortions that occur within the county of Macomb," states Shelby's resolution. Shelby Township resident John Holeton told the Board before it voted that he was against having the local government take a stance on abortion. "We have to …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Trees and brush will be cleared from two large parcels of land along 23 Mile Road.
The Shelby Township Board of Trustees has approved tree clearing on two large parcels of land along 23 Mile Road. The first parcel of land is 30 acres on 23 Mile Road between Mound and Van Dyke roads. The Board approved property owner, Frank Gianetti’s request, on the grounds that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality approve clearing of trees and brush on the portion of the land that is considered regulated wetlands. Overgrown trees and brush will also be cleared from 10 acres of land on 23 Mile Road, just west of Mound Road. Walter Cueter is the owner of the property. Brush clearing is limited to trees three inches in diameter and smaller. Planning and Zoning Director Glen Wynn told the Board that nobody in his department …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Brent Freeman is running for Trustee. Get to know this candidate before you vote.
Brent Freeman, 53, has lived in Shelby Township for eight years. He has not held public office before. He has been a long standing member of the local Chamber of Commerce, having served as an an Ambassador, a Treasurer, and a Board Member. He's active serving committee at Kensington Community Church. He enjoys photography and have been asked to assist with taking the photos for the Shelby Lions football organization. He is married to Angela Freeman and they have four adult children and five grandchildren. He works as a comptroller for a manufacturing company in Sterling Heights. 1) What led you to try for the post of trustee initially? I believe the Board of Trustees do not listen to the citizens of Shelby Township. Their previous votes …