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Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department is closed for moving

The Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department is moving to the Shelby Township Activities Center. To make the move, PRM offices on the municipal campus at 52700 Van Dyke Ave. are closed. New offices at the activities center at 14975 21 Mile Road will open at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19. If you need immediate assistance, contact staff at the Shelby Township Senior Center at 586-739-7540. 

MCDR announces 2019 Phragmites Herbicide Application Program

 The Macomb County Department of Roads, in conjunction with the Lake St. Clair Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, provides notice to property owners adjacent to county roadways of the 2019 Phragmites Herbicide Application Program for the roadside right-of-ways within Harrison, Clinton, Shelby, Washington and Ray townships.


Property owners may choose to opt-out of the program if their property falls within the spray zone using by filling out the no treatment form and submitting it to the Shelby Township Supervisor’s Office. For more information, call 586-731-5154 or email

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MCDR 2019 Phragmites Herbicide Application Program Shelby Township map
MCDR 2019 Phragmites Herbicide Application Program no treatment form 
Safety Data Sheet - Aquaneat Aquatic Herbicide
Safety Data Sheet - Habitat Herbicide

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Electronics Recycling to be held free for township residents Oct. 26
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.

Collection takes place at River Bends Park at 5700 22 Mile Road. There is no cost for Shelby Township residents. The Oct. 26 collection will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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See amazing art on the Shelby Township municipal campus

The Shelby Township municipal campus will feature reproductions from the Detroit Institute of Art thanks to the DIA Inside|Out program. See 10 pieces of art located around campus including Heritage Garden, Mae Stecker Park, Hope Chapel and the Andrew's Schoolhouse. For more information and a map of locations, visit

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Law prohibits Shelby Township from regulating fireworks 11 AM-11:45 PM, June 29-July 5

The state of Michigan sets regulations governing the use of consumer-grade fireworks through laws passed by the state legislature. In Shelby Township, the Board of Trustees has adopted the most stringent allowances on consumer-grade fireworks permissible under state law.

Because of recent changes to the state law, there are new hours for fireworks use this year surrounding the Independence Day holiday. The new law prohibits Shelby Township from regulating the use of consumer-grade fireworks from 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. between June 29 and July 5.

Following Independence Day, the only remaining allowable windows for the use of consumer-grade fireworks in the township are between 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 and between 11 a.m. Dec. 31 and 1 a.m. Jan. 1, 2020.

All other uses of consumer-grade fireworks within Shelby Township are prohibited. Report illicit use to the Shelby Township Police Department at 586-731-2121. Report concerns regarding the sale of consumer-grade fireworks, 24/7, to the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs at 517-388-6715. For more information on state laws regarding fireworks, visit

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Consumers Energy announces pipeline project timeline

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 Visit for more information.

Click here to view a map and timeline for the Consumers Energy pipeline project

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24/7 secure medication disposal available at STPD

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.

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.

If you need additional bags, call 866-835-5068, visit, or email Read More...
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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,

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Township seeks for volunteers  to serve on committees

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.