Shelby Township to Hold Sunoco Pipeline Town Hall

Shelby Township and representatives from Sunoco will hold a town hall meeting on May 30 to discuss the oil company's pipeline which runs through Shelby Township, Rochester and Rochester Hills.

Residents will have the chance to speak with Shelby Township officials, and representatives from Sunoco, about a pipeline which runs through the community at a town hall meeting May 30.

The meeting will discuss on-going work being done on the pipeline that runs through Rochester Hills, Rochester and Shelby Township from M‐59 to 26 Mile Road. 

Sunoco will conducting maintenance, and replacing, portions of the Mariner West pipeline throughout the northern portion of the township through July. According to the township, the work is largely being done to replace existing lengths of pipeline that have a thinner wall.

This work is being done as the company prepares to utilize the line for increased service from its start in western Pennsylvania to Sarnia, Ontario. 

“We want to ensure all of our residents and property owners with questions about this Sunoco pipeline have an opportunity to get answers,” Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis said in a release. “The only way to do that is to bring everyone together, under one roof, and stay there until all parties feel they have a grasp of the issues.” 

Stathakis added the community has been in contact with Sunoco since the project started this month. The township also posted information about the meeting as a blog on Shelby-Utica Patch.

“Our only hope is that, by sharing as much information as we can and being as transparent as possible throughout the process, we can curtail any undue stress and hardship brought on by rumors and unanswered questions.” 

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. May 30 in the township hall at 52700 VanDyke Ave.

David Gifford May 24, 2013 at 01:39 PM
Charter Township of Shelby May 24, 2013 at 07:33 PM
We just posted a map of the local project to this story as well as our blog post on the meeting.
David Gifford May 24, 2013 at 07:59 PM
Wow, I had no idea that it went under the Clinton River. Talk about dangerous!!
Edward Cardenas May 24, 2013 at 09:37 PM
Thanks for adding the maps Shelby Township!
Cheryl Junker May 25, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Can someone please volunteer to report on this meeting! I would like to go but am bogged down at home! I have a few questions and am sure more will come to mind! 1. Will gas extraction in our area be facilitated or expedited after the reconstruction of this gas line? 2. What are the end uses of this gas in Sarnia? Could this have anything to do with the tar sands oil being transported through our State? 3. Who will be responsible for paying for damages when they occur.......the taxpayers of which municipality? 4. I can't seem to find the detaled map of Rochester and Rochester Hills. Can someone hold my hand through this process? I am feeling a bit woozy:) Erin, you seem very resourceful. Can you go to the meeting?


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