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Shelby Township Planning Commission unveils 2017 draft master plan
The Shelby Township Master Plan is a policy document created by the Shelby Township Planning Commission to guide the future growth and development of the township. A sound master plan helps ensure that Shelby Township remains a highly desirable place to live, work, or visit. 

Currently, the township is in the review phase before final adoption of the new 2017 master plan. A key part of the review process is feedback from residents and community partners. Click the link below to view the 2017 draft master plan, and email masterplan@shelbytwp.org to provide your feedback to the township's planning commission and the planning and zoning department.

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GFL Environmental will pick up tree branches and/or debris left from the windstorm

GFL Environmental will pick up tree branches and/or debris left from the windstorm through March 22.

Residents can place branch and brush piles at the curb, piles must be less than four feet long and securely tied up and bundled. Normal, scheduled, yard waste pickup begins April 1.

If you have any questions, please call GFL direct at (866) 772-8900 or visit gflusa.com/residential/shelby-township.

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March 7, 2017 Board of Trustees meeting available on YouTube
Because of technical difficulties, there was a problem live streaming and webcasting the March 7, 2017 Board of Trustees meeting. To view the meeting online go to http://youtu.be/Qi3lxe6EoB4.
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Green Macomb plant sale runs until April 6

As part of the Green Macomb initiative led by the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development, affordable trees and plants are available for pre-order at www.green.macombgov.org until April 6.

Plants will be available for pickup between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 28 and 29 at Freedom Hill County Park at 14900 Metropolitan Parkway in Sterling Heights. For more information of the Green Macomb program contact MCPED at (586) 469-5285 or email planning@macombgov.org.

Download flyer for Green Macomb plant sale

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"Run the Creek" to benefit Macomb County charities April 21

“Run the Creek” to benefit Macomb County charities at 7 p.m. April 21 at Cherry Creek Golf Course at 52000 Cherry Creek Drive.

 

Registration begins at 7 p.m. followed by a “kids run” at 8 p.m., and the night concludes with the adult start at 8:15 p.m. The course will be run over Cherry Creek Golf Course.

 

For more information contact Michael Ward at michaelward@cttsbi.com or (586) 484-5523. Online registration is available at www.eastsideracingcompany.com.

Click here to download a registration form

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Shelby Township joins effort to reduce wastewater flowing into damaged sewer

Following the failure of the 11-foot diameter drain near 15 mile and Utica roads in Fraser , Shelby Township is joining an effort spanning approximately 150,000 homes and 300,000 residents in Macomb County to reduce the wastewater flowing into the damaged sewer.

The effort is just to curb any unnecessary wastewater flow such as running sinks or leaking faucets. The damage to the sewer line in Fraser has no effect on the county or township’s water supply, and there are no concerns with water quality resulting from the sewer line failure.

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Simple Recycling program offers recycling options

Beginning the first week of April, Simple Recycling will be transitioning from green bags to orange bags making the bags and items more distinguishable from the regular trash and recycling placed on the curb. Shelby residents can expect to receive an orange postcard and two (2) orange Simple Recycling bags in the mail the last week of March. During the transition, Simple Recycling will still pick up the green bags if they are left out and will leave additional orange Simple Recycling bags for future use.

 
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New format selected for electronics recycling program

 

After researching ways to save the monthly Shelby Township Electronics Recycling Program, members of the township’s Solid Waste and Recycling Committee and officials from GreenTech Recyclers found common ground to continue the long successful program.

 

Under the new agreement between the SWARC and GreenTech, the event will once again be open to everyone, irrespective of the community in which they live from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the final Saturday of the month at Shelby Township Hall at 52700 Van Dyke Ave.

 

The new terms of the collection, which occurs the final Saturday of every month, have each car dropping off items paying a $5 fee with $1 of that fee going to the local charity staffing the collection. The fee also includes up to one Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors and televisions. Additional CRTs can be recycled for $10 per CRT. 

Click here for more information on the monthly electronics recycling program.

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MCDR 2016 Herbicide Phragmites Control Program to take place August/September 2016

The Macomb County Department of Roads (MCDR) 2016 Herbicide Phragmites Control Program will take place in August/September 2016.

This program involves the application of herbicides to phragmites in order to improve visibility and safety for both pedestrians and motorists on these roadways. This program is expected to be completed within several weeks but is subject to weather and/or operational factors.

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DTE to conduct vegetation management in Shelby Township
Throughout 2016, crews from DTE Energy will be conducting vegetation management throughout Shelby Township. 

Please see the map and letter from DTE Energy below for more information on the program and check the maps to see if your home falls within the affected areas. For more information contact DTE Energy at (800) 477-4747.
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West Bay Exploration's Shelby Township oil well is NOT viable, will be capped

West Bay Exploration communicated to Shelby Township Fire Chief Jim Swinkowski May 19 that the company's oil well near 25 Mile and Dequindre roads did NOT test as viable for production and will be capped. The are surrounding the well site will be returned to its previous state.

Board Members,

 

I just got off the phone with Pat Gibson and Tim Baker with regards to the oil well. They requested that I immediately inform you that testing has not indicated any oil deposits so they will begin closing and plugging the well this week and should have the site returned to its original condition early next week. Weather permitting.

 

Jim Swinkowski

Fire Chief

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Spring/Summer Ordinance Enforcement guide

The change in seasons brings about new duties and codes for the Shelby Township Ordinance Enforcement Department. To help residents stay up-to-date on the proper and official guidelines to comply with these ordinances, the township published an at-a-glance guide for some of the moat frequent issues that arise. Click here to view that guide.

 

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Michigan Public Service Commission Smart Meter Report

The Michigan Public Service Commission, which is the state agency that presides over utilities and has the jurisdiction to regulate utility practices, released a report May 15, 2013 asking for a "smart meter" opt-out program as well as its rulings on any/all safety hazards associated with the meters. Click the link below to view the report:

"Smart meter" opt-out report from the May 15, 2013 Michigan Public Service Commission meeting 

 

You can contact the MPSC at 800-292-9555 for more information on the meters and the commission’s rulings on the meters and opt-out program,