The Macomb Township Board of Trustees breathed new life into the long-debated 41A District Court move from Shelby Township during their Sept. 12 meeting.
In response to an inter-local agreement sent by Shelby Township officials that details plans for moving the court to Macomb, the Board of Trustees agreed to re-appoint a committee to review the contract.
“We’ve all had the chance to read it, we are not here tonight to discuss or debate it, but I would suggest the Board reactivate and appoint the 41A District Court committee,” Koehs said.
Trustees Dino Bucci, Roger Krzeminski, and Nancy Nevers, along with Koehs make up the committee.
The court building could be constructed near 25 Mile and Broughton road, near the city offices. In addition, Macomb Township would share the long-term healthcare funding obligations associated with the move. Shelby Township’s liability for the retiree healthcare costs is estimated at $7 million, The Macomb Daily reported.
more than a year ago, following concerns that Shelby Township was not providing written acknowledgement that it would claim responsibility for court retiree health care costs.
41A District Court serves Shelby and Macomb townships as well as Utica. Space limitations prompted talks of moving the building to Macomb Township in 2009. The building is more than 33 years old and sits adjacent to the Shelby Township Community Center and library.
In a , 75 percent of respondents said they would support the court's relocation to Macomb.