Check out the Patch timeline of key events in the Shelby-Utica annexation battle.
The 20-year legal battle over a half-mile portion of land that Utica annexed from Shelby Township ended in 1996. In 2012, Utica made its final large lump sum payment to Shelby Township for loss revenue on the portion of land on Hall Road from M-53 east to Schoenherr Road. However, there were many key events, including a trip to the Michigan Supreme Court, in the saga that played out over the course of 30 years. Check out the timeline of some of the defining moments in the Shelby-Utica Annexation battle. Click on the red side arrows to scroll through the dates. This is the second article in a series chronicling the battle between Shelby Township and Utica for a portion of lucrative land along Hall Road. To read the first article, click here.
Utica and Shelby Township get along now, but it wasn't always that way. The two neighboring towns were involved in a bitter legal battle for decades over a portion of annexed land.
The City of Utica will be reaping the benefits from here on out on a portion of land the city annexed from its neighbor Shelby Township in the 1990s. Utica will no longer have to pay Shelby Township a portion of the taxes collected on about 300 acres of land extending from Hall Road at M-53 east to Schoenherr Road. As part of an intergovernmental agreement called Act 425, which Shelby Township and Utica entered into on June 26, 1996, Utica was ordered to pay Shelby Township three mills of its taxable value of the property within that district for 15 years. Last month Utica cut the final large-sum check of $213,382, finalizing more than $3 million Utica has paid Shelby Township for the loss of revenue. There were many implications from …