West Bay Exploration halts Shelby Township oil/gas exploration, "indefinitely"
West Bay Exploration Vice President Pat Gibson provided the following update on the indefinite halt to the exploration process at the Shelby Township well near 25 Mile and Dequindre roads Aug. 25.

Supervisor Stathakis,
Please find attached a press release issued by West Bay this afternoon (Aug. 25). As you and the Township board have asked, West Bay will be shutting in our well at the end of the week in order to take some time and work with our neighbors to help them better understand our operation.


Patrick Gibson
Vice President
West Bay Exploration Company

Click to view West Bay Exploration press release

Township Supervisor outlines Township oil/gas exploration policies
Shelby Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis outlined the Township Board of Trustees' new policies and procedures regarding oil/gas exploration within the Township with an Aug. 28 letter to residents in the area of 25 Mile and Dequindre roads. The letter also featured a brief history of the West Bay Exploration project in the area that was the catalyst for these policies.

Click to read Supervisor Stathakis' letter to residents
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Shelby Township 2014 Road Projects

Per the MCDR, the 22 Mile Road project for M-53 overpass approaches started Aug. 28.

This project includes Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) paving, cold milling of existing pavement, joint and crack repair, and restoration work on 22 Mile Road. Throug
h traffic shall be maintained with intermittent flagging operations occurring. Local residents are encouraged to plan for delays due to construction. The current estimated completion date is Sept. 19, 2014.

Shelby Township 2014 road projects summary
Aug. 29 MCDR construction updates

Shelby Township shares drilling moratorium with county, neighbors
Following the Shelby Township Board of Trustees' 7-0 approval of a six-month moratorium on oil/gas drilling, Shelby Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis shared the moratorium with neighboring community leaders and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, so that they can reap any and all benefits from Shelby Township's groundbreaking law.

Letter to Mark Hackel and Shelby Township Oil/Gas Drilling Moratorium