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Consumers Energy has informed Shelby Township that it will begin tree clearing within the ITC Holdings Corp. corridor that runs north to south west of Schoenherr Road throughout the township. Tree clearing will begin this month prior to construction of a new pipeline within the corridor in May 2019.
Consumers Energy said tree clearing is being done early because of environmental regulations and ground conditions. Crews will be working at different locations on different days along the 7.5-mile corridor for three to four weeks. Specific day-by-day schedules were not available, but crews have already started tree clearing in Sterling Heights.
Crews should not be in any one location for very long, so the impact to specific landowners should be limited to one or two days. Crews will begin work between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., Monday through Friday, and will work until 6 p.m.
For question and comments regarding the project, contact Consumers Energy at 800-731-2257 or email email@example.com. Visit www.consumersenergy.com/pipelineproject for more information.
Click here to view a map and timeline for the Consumers Energy pipeline project
The Shelby Township Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m. March 19 to receive comment on the adoption of an ordinance amending the boundaries of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). The amended boundaries of the district generally run along the frontage of Van Dyke Ave. from just south of 21 Mile Road, north, to 26 Mile Road.
Shelby Township is seeking volunteers to serve on some of its advisory committees. Committee members must attend regular, monthly meetings and may be asked to help with events and activities organized by the committee. Currently, the township has vacancies on its Beautification Committee, Historical Committee and the Solid Waste and Recycling Committee.
For details regarding specific committees, click here to visit the committee directory. Applications can be downloaded and must be submitted to the Clerk's Office prior to consideration. For more information contact the Clerk's Office at 586-731-5102.
As part of agreements between the Shelby Township Solid Waste and Recycling Committee (SWRC), GFL Services and American Recycling, the popular Electronics Recycling event is free of charge to residents of Shelby Township.
Unfortunately, because of increases in costs to recycle electronics, the program has been reduced to two collections per year, April 27, 2019 and Oct. 26, 2019. Also new this year is that the program is open ONLY to Shelby Township residents.
Collections will take place at River Bends Park at 5700 22 Mile Road. There is no cost for Shelby Township residents. The April 27 event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Oct. 26 collection will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be no recycling events in January, February or March.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Michigan Barrier Free Code, the Township has adopted a new sidewalk maintenance program to ensure that the sidewalks meet the state and federal guidelines. Click here for more information.
Shelby Township Sidewalk Maintenance Program brochure
Keep prescription medicine away from our children and out of our water supply by using the drug disposal drop box in the main lobby of the Shelby Township Police Station at 52530 Van Dyke Avenue (south of 24 Mile Road). Drop-off is available 24 hours a day. For more information, call the Police Department at 586-731-2121.Read More...
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.
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:
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,