Charter Township of Shelby
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Shelby Township Municipal Building
52700 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, Michigan
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:00 P.M.
CALL MEETING TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
AWARDS & PRESENTATIONS
Old Settlers VFW Post 4659 – 2010 Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year
APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA (Subject to Amendment)
A. Minutes: April 5, 2011 Regular Meeting
April 6, 2011 Work Session – Longhorn Estates discussion
(Closed Session), Detroit Film Theater proposed funding
assistance, and Police Department New World Records
Management System discussion
B. Clerk requests approval of updated No Soliciting List dated April 11, 2011.
C. Helping Hands of Macomb, Inc. requests adoption of a Local Governing Body
Resolution for Charitable Gaming License.
D. Supervisor requests authorization to contract with Assessment
Administration Services, LLC to provide assessor services.
E. Bill Run in the amount of $1,114,123.30.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA (Subject to Amendment)
1. EXACTO TOOL COMPANY, LLC requests approval of Resolution to Extend
the Term of the Existing Michigan Tool & Die Renaissance Recovery Zone;
50900 Birch Road.
2. IDEAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION requests approval of Resolution to
Extend the Term of the Existing Tool & Die Renaissance Recovery Zone;
50515 Corporate Drive.
3. PLANNER requests approval to retain final engineering and related services
for Section 30 Drainage Improvements.
DEPARTMENTAL & COMMITTEE
4. CLERK requests approval of Junk Yard License for A & A Auto and Truck;
5. HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR requests:
a. approval of the 911 Communication Technician’s Collective
b. approval to recruit for Building Director position.
c. approval to recruit for Assessor position.
APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES & COMMISSIONS
6. CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF APPEALS requests two (2) reappointments.
BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR – 5 minute time limit per individual
MOTION TO ADJOURN
A group spokesperson is encouraged on agenda items.
Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services at the meeting should
contact the Shelby Township Clerk’s Office at 586-731-5102,
TDD 586-726-2731, 7 days prior to the meeting.
Old Settlers VFW Post 4659 would like to be placed on the agenda at the April 19 board meeting
for the purpose of presenting Police Officer and Firefighter of the year awards for the year 2010.
February 14, 2011
TO: Rick Stathakis, Township Supervisor
FROM: Robert Leman, Police Chief
RE: Police Officer of the Year
The V.F.W. has requested that I submit a candidate to your office for Police Officer of
the Year. After receiving nominations from members of the department, I have chosen
Officer David Jacquemain.
On March 31, 2010, Undercover Detective Dave Jacquemain observed suspicious
activity in the area of West Utica and Mound. Det. Jacquemain alerted area marked
units of the activity, while observing a panel van exiting a closed trucking yard. A
marked unit attempted a traffic stop on the van Jacquemain had observed. The van fled
from the officer, crashing through a gate behind an apartment building a short distance
away. It was discovered that the van contained 42 bales of marijuana (1,642 pounds)
with a street value of 2.5 million dollars. Det. Jacquemain remained at the truck yard,
holding four other suspects until additional helped arrived. Det. Jacquemain discovered
a semi-truck in the yard loaded with tomatoes, which was used to transport the
marijuana from California. The marijuana was then unloaded into the panel van, and
intended for distribution in the metro area.
Det. Jacquemain’s outstanding work and his courage during this potentially dangerous
encounter make him the worthy recipient of this prestigious award, Police Officer of the
Robert L. Leman
Chief of Police
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF
SHELBY BOARD OF TRUSTEES HELD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011 IN THE
BOARD ROOM OF THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 52700 VAN DYKE, SHELBY
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor Richard Stathakis.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Pastor Hal Barringer of Lakeside Assembly of
God, 46155 Schoenherr, followed by a brief invocation.
AWARDS & PRESENTATIONS
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ASSISTANCE
Terri Gibb of the MSU Extension Service provided information regarding mortgage
foreclosure assistance. She advised that the county program is designed to help
residents determine the best option for them to move forward. For further
information regarding this service, call 586-307-8289 or 586-469-6430.
TURNING POINT COMMUNITY ADVOCACY PROGRAM – Sexual Assault Awareness
Sharon Ciaramitaro spoke on behalf of Turning Point and addressed events that will
take place during the month of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Such
events include Community Presentations, Turning Point Sponsored Training and
Community Awareness. Call 586-463-4430 for information regarding any of these
Members Present: Richard Stathakis, Terri Kowal, Paul Viar,
Paula Filar, Michael Flynn, Lisa Manzella,
Also Present: Robert Huth, Township Attorney
Carol Thurber, Township Engineer
APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
A. Minutes: March 15, 2011 Regular Meeting
Approve the minutes as presented.
B. Tree Removal Permit for Tony Capussi (Mobile One Lube Express) for
property located on north side of Auburn Road between Dequindre and Ryan
Roads (2121 Auburn Road)
Approve the tree removal permit for Tony Capussi (Mobile One Lube Express) for
property located at 2121 Auburn Road based on the following:
1. Protective orange fencing shall be installed around the tree to be preserved.
2. Inspection of the orange fencing by the Planning Director shall be required prior
to the issuance of the tree removal permit.
3. Replacement trees shall be provided as shown on the approved site plan.
C. Shelby Township Lions Club requests permission to solicit donations for its
Annual White Cane Event on April 16 and April 17 and May 14 and May 15,
Grant the request of the Shelby Township Lions Club to solicit donations for its
Annual White Cane Event at storefronts on April 16 and April 17 and May 14 and
May 15, 2011 and to waive all fees and bonds provided all solicitors are properly
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D. Bill Run in the amount of $475,763.47.
Approve the Bill Run in the amount of $475,763.47, as presented.
MOTION by Kowal, supported by Manzella, to approve the Consent Agenda, as
Mr. Wozniak stated last year when the property at 2121 Auburn Road was
addressed, he disclosed that he had an interest in that property. He believes
his group still has an interest, although they are transferring ownership. He
wanted to inform the Board that he might still have an interest in that
Roll Call Vote: Ayes: Kowal, Manzella, Stathakis, Viar,
Wozniak, Filar, Flynn
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
MOTION by Kowal, supported by Manzella, to approve the agenda, as submitted.
1. DISCUSS Quote for Verizon Wireless Services proposal for township cell
Mr. Stathakis stated the Board members are being asked to consider a switch
with regard to our Township cell phone vendor. Currently the Police and Fire
Departments use Verizon. The remainder of the Township uses Sprint/Nextel.
There have been some issues regarding dropped calls with Sprint/Nextel. We
are asked to consider switching many of the Township employees to Verizon.
One feature that Verizon offers is the push to talk feature. If we change to
Verizon, they will offer everyone at the Township the federal plan rate which
is the lowest and same rate currently paid by the Police and Fire Departments.
Mrs. Kowal advised the contract that she submitted is not a final contract
because we don’t know the type of phones that the department heads would
want. This would be the maximum cost. The cost will be less expensive
than we currently pay for our Nextel service. We require the service that offers
push to talk because sewer workers that go in and maintain the sewer lines
couldn’t dial a phone fast enough if there was an emergency.
Mrs. Kowal added that most of the communities that she spoke with have Verizon
and they replace the phones every nine months across the board and donate
the used phones to those in need.
Our Department of Public Works and Parks & Recreation were happy with this policy
because their phones really take a beating out in the field.
Mr. Viar asked if Nextel will charge any cancellation fees. Mrs. Kowal responded
no. We are not under any contract with Nextel. We are operating on a month-
MOTION by Kowal, supported by Manzella, to authorize