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Hazardous Waste Collection in April, electronics recycling rescheduled The new dates for the 2020 Electronics Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Collection events are Oct. 10 and Oct. 31.

Electronics Recycling will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 10, 2020 at River Bends Park located at 5700 22 Mile Road. Please enter off 22 Mile Road between Shelby and Ryan roads. 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 31, 2020 at River Bends Park, located at 5700 22 Mile Road. No electronics will be collected at this event.

For a full list of accepted items, visit the Solid Waste and Recycling Committee page.
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"Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order Response


The Charter Township of Shelby reopened Township Hall and some associated buildings June 8. Residents are encouraged to call any township department to attempt to conduct business via the phone, email or website. Residents can also email township staff at info@shelbytwp.org for general questions.

The Shelby Township Fire Department and the Shelby Township Police Department are responding to emergency calls. Please use discretion when seeking emergency services.

Trash pick-up will continue regularly on scheduled pick-up days, and the Department of Public Works is responding to all calls. Please call 586-731-5990 concerning DPW business and dial 844-464-3587 to reach GFL Environmental for calls concerning trash pick-up.
 

Please note that, in light of the ongoing virus emergency, the Building Department modified its inspection procedures. The department is actively performing permit processing, plan reviews and inspections.You may call the Building Department at 586-731-5969 or email building@shelbytwp.org to conduct business.

Inspections of owner-occupied homes are restricted for safety purposes. If your project involves an owner-occupied home, please refer to the information on the Virtual Inspection Program.

For other projects, if an inspection request involves the interior of a building, the building or area under inspection must be vacated of personnel at the time of inspection to avoid person to person contact. In all cases, the department observes social distancing and other orders of the Governor.

The Building Department is asking the community to adhere to Best Practice Guidelines for the Construction Industry set forth by the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity.

 

As we work together to combat the spread of COVID-19, please maintain social distancing in our parks. To help facilitate this, we’ve closed some amenities such as playgrounds and active recreation sites such as basketball and volleyball courts. For more information on the Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department's re-opening schedule visit shelbytwp.org/parks.

The 41 A District Court remains open for all essential matters during this time. The court is adjourning all but essential issues as there will be limited in-person assistance at the front counter. Make payments via the court's dropbox or online. Closures for the 41 A District Court are set by the State of Michigan’s Court Administrator. For more information on the court’s hours and access, please call the court at 586-739-7325.

Visit shelbytwp.org/local_government for a department directory. Information is also regularly updated at shelbytwp.org/covid-19.

Letter from Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis regarding "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order


Shelby Township Employee Return-To-Work Strategy & Employee COVID-19 FAQ

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Macomb County Department of Roads, township Beautification Committee cancel April 25 Clean-Up Day

In accordance with the Macomb County Department of Roads, the Shelby Township Beautification Committee cancelled its April 25 Clean-Up Day event. A make-up day may be set by the committee during the summer. For more information, visit shelbytwp.org.

 

Notice from the Macomb County Department of Roads spring 2020 roadside clean-up

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GFL Environmental USA Inc. resumes yard waste collection April 14

GFL Environmental USA Inc. called in more resources from other areas and will resume yard waste collection in Shelby Township April 14. Homes that did not receive yard waste pick-up April 13 will be collected April 14. Trash and recycling pick-up will also continue regularly on scheduled pick-up days.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection cancelled
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day scheduled for April 25 at River Bends Park has been cancelled because of issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Electronics Recycling event is scheduled for Oct. 10
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Simple Recycling collection operations in the state are temporarily suspended

Because of the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order, effective March 24 all Simple Recycling collection operations in the state are temporarily suspended. Simple Recycling provide curbside textile recycling service. This will remain in effect until further notice. Visit simplerecycling.com for updates on service.

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Passport Service Suspended

The Clerk's Office is suspending all passport services until further notice.

Please visit the official Department of State website at travel.state.gov to find additional Passport Acceptance Facilities in the area or contact the National Passport Information Center at 877-487-2778 (toll-free).

 

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Macomb County releases COVID-19 website
The Macomb County Department of Health and Community Services and Macomb County Emergency Management have information and resources needed to stay informed and safe during an outbreak of respiratory illness named coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated COVID-19.

Click to visit the county’s COVID-19 website, or you may call the Macomb County Health Department COVID-19 helpline at 586-463-3750.
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Township promotes safety with 6,019 feet of new sidewalks

The Shelby Township Sidewalk Committee's GAP program installs 6,019 feet of new sidewalk throughout the township. A 1,348–foot span on the north side of 24 Mile Road connects Seven Oaks Drive to the Macomb Orchard Trail. This sidewalk, in turn, provides a total span of more than 4,000 feet of sidewalk between the trail and Shelby Road.

 

The 2019 Sidewalk Gap Program is administered by the township’s Department of Public Works. To contact the DPW, call 586-731-5990 or email dpw@shelbytwp.org. To contact the Sidewalk Committee, call the Clerk’s Office at 586-731-5102.

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Shelby Township Activities Center seniors, recreation programs The Shelby Township Activities Center releases weekly schedules highlighting programming for seniors and parks and recreation. To view the weekly schedules visits shelbytwp.org/parks
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The Shelby Township Senior Center and Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department have moved to the Shelby Township Activities Center

The Shelby Township Senior Center and Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department have moved to the Shelby Township Activities Center. New offices and facilities at the activities center at 14975 21 Mile Road are open. If you need assistance, contact PRM staff at 586-731-0300 or the senior center at 586-739-7540. 

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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 info@shelbytwp.org.

MCDR 2019 Phragmites Herbicide Application Program notice
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. 10
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. 10 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 dia.org/insideout.

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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 www.michigan.gov/bfs.

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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 somn@cmsenergy.com. Visit www.consumersenergy.com/pipelineproject 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.

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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.

 
If you need additional bags, call 866-835-5068, visit www.SimpleRecycling.com, or email info@simplerecycling.com 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.