Shelby Township accepts clerk/typist applicants

The Charter Township of Shelby is accepting applications for the position of Clerk Typist to use office technologies to compile, compute, and record information.

Qualified candidates must be proficient in the basic use of computers and various computer programs. Candidates must provide proof of graduation from an accredited high school or GED equivalent with three years full-time experience in general office administration, typing, and record keeping OR an Associate’s Degree/62 credit hours of coursework toward a college degree with one year full-time experience in general office administration, typing, and record keeping.

Salary for the position ranges from $31,571 to $36,290. Applications and job description may be obtained and submitted at https://shelbytwp.applicantpro.com/jobs/184280.html until midnight Feb. 6, 2015. The Charter Township of Shelby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Shelby Township launches sledding, ice skating web site

sled bigDid you know that Shelby Township offers free ice skating and has two sledding hills? The Shelby Township Parks & Recreation Department now has a live webpage where you can go to see if the hills and rink are open.

Weather permitting, Shelby Township’s sledding hills, located at Chief Gene Shepherd Park and Woodall Neighborhood Park, are accessible during daylight hours. Safety regulations are posted at both sites, as well as access to restrooms and picnic shelters. Sledding and tobogganing is also available at Stony Creek Metropark.
For more information visit www.metroparks.com/Stony-Creek-Metropark.

When temperatures cooperate, Shelby Township’s ice rink, located at Mae Stecker Park, is opened to the public. Safety regulations are posted at the site, as well as access to restrooms and picnic shelters.

Skate rentals are not available. Ice skating is not permitted at Heritage Garden or Ford Field Central Park. Signs posted on the rink will be visible from 24 Mile Road and will inform residents when the rink is open. You can also visit the Parks and Recreation facebook page for information on programs.

For more information you can contact Parks and Recreation at (586) 731-0300 or visit http://www.shelbytwp.org/departments/prm/index.jsp

Shelby Township Clerk’s Office seeks election corrdinator

The Charter Township of Shelby is accepting applications for election coordinator in the Township Clerk’s Office. The position coordinates operations and records relative to elections held in Shelby Township.

Qualified candidates must have an Associate degree in business or related field with 1 year experience with elections governed by Michigan Election Law; or graduation from an accredited high school or GED with 5 years of experience within a Clerk’s Department with increasing responsibility with elections or the completion of Michigan Municipal Clerk’s Institute.

Salary for the position ranges from $43,884 to $50,443. Applications and job description may be obtained and submitted at https://shelbytwp.applicantpro.com/jobs/181793-49673.html until midnight Jan. 31, 2015. The Charter Township of Shelby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Shelby Township receives new Chief of Police

On January 19th, 2015, Robert Shelide was publicly sworn in as Shelby Township’s Chief of Police.

Chief Robert Shelide joined the Southfield Police Department in 1994 after spending the first seven years of his law enforcement career with the Detroit Police Department. In Southfield, Chief Shelide spent 10 years as a detective. After his promotion to Sergeant in 2004, he spent five years as a supervisor in both the Investigations and Patrol Division. In 2009, Chief Shelide was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and served three years as a watch commander. In 2012 he was selected as Coordinator of the Patrol Division where he was in charge of the departments specialized units including the Crime Prevention and Community Policing Unit, Traffic Safety Bureau, School Resource Officers, and the Tactical Crime Suppression Unit. In July of 2013, Chief Shelide was named Acting Deputy Chief by Chief Hawkins and placed in charge of the Patrol Division. In June of 2014, Chief Shelide was formally promoted to Deputy Chief and remained in charge of the Patrol Division, serving as Division Commander.

Chief Shelide is currently working on a master’s of intelligence analysis at the University of Detroit Mercy and holds a graduate certificate of achievement in criminal justice from the University of Virginia. He earned a bachelor of science in community development with a concentration in public administration from Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, and the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.

Chief Robert Shelide addresses a room full of supporters in Shelby Township Hall after being sworn in as the sixth chief of the Shelby Township Police Department.
Chief Robert Shelide addresses a room full of supporters in Shelby Township Hall after being sworn in as the sixth chief of the Shelby Township Police Department.
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Chief Robert Shelide and his family share a moment after the chief’s official swearing in.
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Shelby Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis congratulates Chief Robert Shelide after he is sworn into office by Shelby Township Clerk Stan Grot
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The Shelby Township Hall board room was full of support for new Police Chief Robert Shelide with officers from the Shelby Township Police Department, fire fighters from the Shelby Township Fire Department, officers from Shelide’s former department, the Southfield Police Department, and other local law enforcement agencies.
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Shelby Township Clerk Stan Grot administers the oath of office to Shelby Township Police Chief Robert Shelide.
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Shelby Township Police Captain Steve Stanbury introduces Chief Robert Shelide prior to the chief’s official swearing in.
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Shelby Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis addresses the crowd prior to the ceremony to appoint Robert Shelide as the sixth chief of the Shelby Township Police Department.

 

Winter Tips

Winter can be harsh, and while the 2014-2015 winter freeze has only just begun to sink in, colder temperatures are on their way. While snow fall and freezing temperatures creep in, there are plenty of steps that can be taken to prepare ourselves for the impeding season.

Health
Overexertion can be one of the biggest killers during the winter season. It is important to know when to pace yourself during physical tasks such as shoveling snow and to keep hydrated, even during the cold.

Heart attacks are common while people are shoveling snow, so it is key to pay attention to signs of exhaustion.

The State of Michigan suggests the following tips for staying healthy throughout the winter:
• Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in layers
• Mittens will keep your hands warmer than gloves
• Be sure to wear a hat, as most body heat is lost through the top of your head
• Keep clothing dry to prevent hypothermia

Home

Since your home is undoubtedly one of your biggest investments, it is important to protect it against the cold.

You can prepare for the hardships of winter by planning early and following these tips:
• Insulate your home (Caulk cracks, replace weather strips, prepare pipes)
• Clean out the gutters and down spouts to prevent ice dams
• Begin a stock pile (Flashlights, batteries, radio, food, water, first aid)
• Invest in alternative heat sources and generators

For more home preparedness, refer to Winter Freeze

Car

With the winter comes hazardous driving conditions. By making sure that your car is up-to-date on all of it’s care, you will be one step closer to safer driving.

• Check your tires to make sure they have the correct pressure and that the treads aren’t worn down
• Clean your fuel injector to help your car start quickly and idle smoothly in the cold
• Check fluid levels such as brake, coolant, power steering, transmission and windshield washer
• Keep fuel take as full as possible to prevent condensation
• Keep an emergency kit in the car (Blankets, flares, cables, food, water)

Pets

If you are like the millions of animal owners across the county, your pets are part of your family.

Follow these tips to make sure that your pets are taken care of as well:
• Bring animals in during extreme cold spells
• Make walks with puppies and elderly dogs short as they cannot tolerate the cold as easily
• After walks, thoroughly clean a dog’s underside and legs as they can ingest salt or other chemicals
• If an animal is outside, be aware of enclosures and tethers (This limits mobility, which decreases warmth)
• Check warm engines for cats and small wildlife before starting cars

It is important to remember that, if it is too cold for us, it is too cold for our pets.

 

For more information, check out the 2014-2015 Michigan Winter Hazards Awareness packet from the State of Michigan.

Post Holiday Meditation

Still feeling the stress from the holidays? Heal yourself naturally, gain clarity and be more productive. This practice sparks creativity, deepens self-awareness, and opens intuition. Learn simple techniques to quiet the mind and reduce stress and pain. We will explore many techniques of meditation and explore energy healing, chakras, auras, and much more! Meditation has been proven to strengthen the immune system and it helps to heal physical and emotional issues. Please bring a mat or cushion and dress comfortably. Find peace within. Class meets at the Shelby Community Center located at 51670 Van Dyke. There is a $32 fee for residents and a $39 fee for nonresidents for the class and runs from 9:00 to 10:00 am for four weeks starting January 10th.

You can register in person at the Parks, Recreation & Maintenance department, online, or by mail, fax and phone.

24 Mile Road between Van Dyke and Ruann in Shelby Township is tentatively slated to re-open by Feb. 1

free-vector-road-closed-ahead-sign-clip-art_109730_Road_Closed_Ahead_Sign_clip_art_hight (1)The project to install a 42-inch diameter water main under 24 Mile Road from Dequindre to Romeo Plank roads with a full reconstruction of both lanes of traffic has begun in Shelby and Macomb Townships.

Ric-Man Construction Inc.’s jack and bore operation for the installation of a 42-inch water main under the westbound lane of 24 Mile Road that closed  24 Mile Road between Van Dyke Avenue and Ruann Drive is tentatively slated for completion by Feb. 1.

Ric-Man’s goal for the segment between Van Dyke Ave. and Ruann Drive is to have that section of 24 Mile Road opened in an eastbound-only configuration by Feb. 1. Once the jack and bore operation is complete crews will begin open trench work to install segments of the pipe under the west-bound lanes of 24 Mile Road.

Ric-Man’s initial goal for the segment between Van Dyke Ave. and Ruann Drive to re-open Dec. 24 to accommodate motorists during the holiday was changed as the Macomb County Department of Roads advised that impending closures of that same section made the re-opening problematic.