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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Countdown to Sterlingfest Begins!

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Michigan’s best summer festival, Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, is returning to Sterling Heights from July 27th, 28th and 29th, running all three days from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.! Sterling Heights’ staff is gearing up for this...

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Additional Sterlingfest Info... City News
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Curbside Recycling Transition Update July 12, 2017

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Waste Management (WM) informed the City of Sterling Heights it will be terminating its voluntary, fee-based curbside recycling program for City residents effective July 31, 2017. Effective August 1, 2017, GFL Environmental Inc. will begin delivering Sterl...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Macomb Interceptor and Sinkhole General Information

Macomb Interceptor and Sinkhole Map

For updates on traffic conditions, repair progress and contact information, visit the Macomb Public Works page.

Macomb Interceptor and Sinkhole Info City News
Posted on: January 5, 2017

GFL Refuse Pick Up Holiday Schedule 2017

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GFL Environmental Refuse Pick Up Holiday Schedule 2017

  • New Years Day - Sunday, January 1, 2017, no delay in collection.
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2017, closed. One-day delay Tuesday - Saturday.
  • Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4, 2017, closed. One-day d...
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Posted on: June 5, 2017

BAE Systems and QinetiQ to Pursue Electric Drive on Combat Vehicles

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(From DBusiness) Sterling Heights-based BAE Systems today announced the signing of a teaming agreement with QinetiQ to incorporate new technology for electric drive mobility systems into combat vehicles.

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Business announces plan to open new headquarters in Sterling Heights

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(From The Source) Universal Tool Equipment and Controls Inc. has announced plans to open a new 116,000-square-foot manufacturing headquarters and also redevelop its facility in Sterling Heights.

“The announcement from Universal Tools Equipment and...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Lockheed Martin visits Macomb County to connect with potential suppliers

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(From Macomb Daily) Bob Seger tickets are hot, but even hotter for anyone who does business in Michigan were the invitations to Lockheed Martin Supplier Matchmaker Event at Macomb Community College’s University Center in Clinton Township Wednesday.

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Innovate Mound Sends Local Leaders to Advocate in Washington D.C.

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(From Innovate Mound) Mound Road is far from just being a road. It has a long and storied history in manufacturing, particularly in the defense and aerospace industries. Today it is home numerous international businesses, which employ tens of thousands...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Sterlingfest 2017 to feature connection from Main Stage to Suds N’ Sounds tent

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Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, Sterling Heights’ well-loved summer festival, features a new connection this year from the Main Stage concert viewing area to the Suds N’ Sounds tent concert area. 

 

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Connection Layout Home - Sterling Fest
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Sterlingfest Seeking Sponsors

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Michigan’s best summer festival, Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, is returning to Sterling Heights from July 27th, 28th and 29th, running all three days from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.! Sterling Heights’ Community Relations staff is gearing ...

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Sponsorship Packet Home - Sterling Fest
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Sterlingfest 2017 Line Up

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Guess who is headlining Sterlingfest 2017? Get ready for three music-filled days July 27, 28 and 29!

Sterlingfest 2017 Line Up Video Home - Sterling Fest

Posted on: July 18, 2017

SHFD responds to blaze at Buff Whelan Chevrolet July 18

SHFD UPDATE, 8:25 p.m.: SHFD is currently on-scene at Buff Whelan Chevrolet, 40445 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights, at a third-alarm fire. According to Fire Chief Chris Martin, a great portion of the service area of the building is on fire, including a number ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Signature book sale moves to new venue

The Sterling Heights Public Library’s grand book sale and signing is returning for its third year, but this time at a brand new location.

On Saturday, July 29, over thirty talented Michigan authors will enrich the City of Sterling Heights’ annual festival, Sterlingfest, by offering their creative titles underneath the covered walkway between the library and police department.

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Sterling Heights leaders to host ceremonial groundbreaking for skatepark

As part of the Recreating Recreation initiative passed by voters in 2016, City of Sterling Heights officials will be hosting a ceremonial groundbreaking for a skate park set to be completed, weather dependent, later this fall.

Who: Mayor Michael C. Taylor and members of the Sterling Heights City Council, City Manager Mark Vanderpool and City staff. 

What: Brief ceremonial shovel photo-op and a few words from Mayor Taylor.

When: 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, July 18.

Where: Sterlin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2017

City Council shows support of Selfridge Air National Guard Base

At the July 5 City Council meeting, Council members passed a resolution in support of Selfridge Air National Guard Base being selected as a possible site for the F-35 Lightning II Aircraft Mission.

The F-35 aircraft is considered to be the world's most advanced multi-role aircraft combining advanced stealth capabilities with fighter aircraft speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations, and advanced logistics and sus...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Fire Department rescue of ducklings turns potentially dangerous

On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 12, the Sterling Heights Fire Department was called for the report of ducklings that had fallen into the sewer, a frequent call in spring and summer months.

Upon arrival of the Fire Department, Fire Chief Chris Martin reports two bystanders had already taken it upon themselves to remove the sewer cover and enter the storm drain in an attempt to rescue the ducklings. Sterling Heights Engine 2 first quickly saw...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Sterling Heights Police seek suspects in vandalism of homes and cars, release video

Sterling Heights Police are seeking the persons responsible for vandalizing multiple homes and cars in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 9.

Officers responded to the area of Clinton River Road and Schoenherr Road at approximately 3 a.m. July 9 for reports of homes just vandalized.  According to SHPD, residents reported hearing loud noises outside and discovered that suspects had thro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Sterling Heights: Macomb County Officials Have Clear Conflict of Interest in Sewer Collapse

Macomb County Officials Refuse To Release Insurance Policies That May Cover $70 Million Repair Cost

The City of Sterling Heights is expanding its lawsuit over the 15 Mile Road sewer collapse and sinkhole. Due to the irreconcilable conflict of interest of the Macomb Interceptor Drain Drainage District (“MIDDD”) board, the expanded sui...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Improperly Discarded Fireworks Causes House Fire

At 1:37 a.m. on July 5, the Sterling Heights Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 4100 block of Vera Court (15 Mile & Ryan Road area).

Upon arrival, Engine 3 found an attached garage fully involved with fire, which was extending into the home. It took crews from Stations 1, 3, 4 and 5 to bring the fire under control, which took about 20 minutes. There were no injuries, but there was exte...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Sterling Heights Police Department update regarding shooting

At 12:55 this morning, Sterling Heights police officers responded to a 911 call regarding a reported shooting in the parking lot outside the Empire Hookah Lounge at 34766 Van Dyke.

At the scene, officers located a 22-year old male with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and leg. The victim was transported to a medical facility for treatment and is reported to be in stable condition. No suspects have been identified at this time. Witnesse...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2017

City of Sterling Heights looking forward to DIA Inside/Out display coming this June

The City of Sterling Heights has been chosen as a Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Inside|Out community for 2017 and will see installation coming in late July. The City is set to get eight (8) pieces installed throughout its City Campus and in Dodge Park.

Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout metro Detroit. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will sponsor the program, which embarks on its eighth year. The program...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2017

Sterlingfest 2017 to feature connection from Main Stage to Suds N' Sounds tent

Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, Sterling Heights’ well-loved summer festival, features a new connection this year from the Main Stage concert viewing area to the Suds N’ Sounds tent concert area.

City staff coordinating the event said this change offers attendees the opportunity to safely move from one concert area of the festival to another without having to cross through other high traffic areas. The newly enclosed Main Stage space also allows f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Ethnic Committee seeks nominations of those that champion diversity

In a continued effort to champion diversity and cultural understanding, Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee is bringing back the Diversity Dinner this fall for the first time since 2010.

The Committee is currently seeking nominations of individuals and businesses that champion diversity for its annual Diversity Dinner to be held Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Century Banquet Center in Sterling Heights. Nominees should either be Sterling Height...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Curbside Recycling Update

Green For Life (GFL) Environmental Inc. will begin offering Sterling Heights residents enhanced recycling services effective August 1, 2017.

Effective August 1, 2017, Green For Life (GFL) Environmental Inc. will begin offering Sterling Heights residents enhanced recycling services, including weekly curbside recycling pick-up at a cost of $57 per year In advance of this commencement date, all C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Recognize the efforts of your neighbors by nominating their properties for beautification award

Nominations for the Beautification Commission’s annual Beautification Awards program, which honors property owners who go above and beyond in terms of landscaping, are now being accepted until Friday, August 18.

 

Photographs of the front of nominated properties can be brought into City Hall, e-mailed to cityhall@sterling-heights.net or mailed to: Community Relations, 40555 Utica Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313, attn: Beautification Awards.

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Canoe the Clinton celebrates the re-opening of the Clinton River to recreation in Sterling Heights

The City of Sterling Heights is celebrating the re-opening of the Clinton River for recreational use with the inaugural Canoe the Clinton event on Saturday, July 8.

The City is partnering with Clinton River Canoe & Kayak for Canoe the Clinton, the first paddling event since the federally-funded $4.5 million river restoration project was undertaken in 2016. This event will allow participants to paddle a family-fri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2017

Join us June 1 for the Dodge Park Bridge ribbon cutting

Members of the media and residents are invited to join City officials along with representatives from SEMCOG and MDOT to celebrate the re-opening of the new Dodge Park Bridge

Who: Members of the media and residents are invited to join City officials along with representatives from SEMCOG and MDOT to celebrate the re-opening of the new Dodge Park Bridge

When: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 1st

Where:  40620 Utica Road, inside...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2017

SHFD responds to apartment fire at Sterling Knolls Apartment Complex, one fatality reported

Late evening on Wednesday, May 17, the Sterling Heights Fire Department was called to a reported structure fire at Sterling Knolls Apartment Complex located on 15 Mile Road.

Upon arrival, fire crews were confronted with a well-advanced fire in an eight-unit apartment complex. The fire was quickly spreading to an additional adjoining eight-unit complex. All apparatus and personnel from the Sterling Heights Fire Department were...Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2017

City to proceed with complaint against MIDDD for sinkhole costs

The City of Sterling Heights continues to proceed with its Complaint against the Macomb Interceptor Drain Drainage District (MIDDD).

The City continues to proceed with its Complaint against the MIDDD to compel it to seek recovery on behalf of all of the MIDDD communities that have been unfairly apportioned the assessed amount of $70 million for costs associated with the emergency repai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2017

City files lawsuit contesting the assessment of costs for 15 Mile sinkhole

The City of Sterling Heights has filed a lawsuit contesting the $22.2 million assessment by the Macomb Interceptor Drain Drainage District (MIDDD) for costs associated with the December, 2016 collapse of the 15 Mile Road interceptor.

Under the assessment approved by the MIDDD board over the City’s objection on April 19th, 2017, $22.2 million of the estimated $70 million cost is apportioned to Sterling Heights and will ultimately be paid by its residents and businesses. Sterl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Fatal House Fire on Bloomingdale Drive

On April 28, 2017, the Sterling Heights Fire Department was called to a reported structure fire in the 42000 block of Bloomingdale.

While enroute, dispatch advised that there was a trapped occupant. Upon arrival, crews found a first floor fire that was well involved. Frantic family members reported that there was a 17 year old male trapped in his bedroom directly above the fire. Engin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Plant Exchange set for Saturday, May 20

The Sterling Heights Beautification Commission will sponsor its annual Plant Exchange from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 20 at the Nature Center, 42700 Utica Road.

The free “green” event allows gardeners to exchange plants of various varieties. Participants may package their plants in plastic bags, boxes or other small containers. Gardeners are asked not to sell plants. Gardeners may also bring g...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Waste Management notifies City of early contract termination of curbside recycling

Waste Management (WM) has informed the City of Sterling Heights it will be terminating its voluntary, fee-based curbside recycling program for City residents effective July 31, 2017.

Effective August 1, 2017, GFL Environmental Inc. will begin delivering Sterling Heights residents enhanced recycling services, including weekly curbside recycling pick-up. In advance of this commencement date, all City residents will be receiving informat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2017

City encourages residents to take advantage of on-demand lawn services this spring with LawnGuru

With spring upon Sterling Heights, the City is reminding residents they can take advantage of on-demand lawn cutting to effortlessly keep their properties pristine throughout the warmer months.

Michigan-based LawnGuru allows users to summon a certified contractor, pay for requested services via credit card and receive a receipt of follow-up, all from the convenience of a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.

In fall 2016, the City announced an ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2017

City receives 32nd consecutive Tree City USA award

The city of Sterling Heights recently earned its 32nd consecutive Tree City USA Award from the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

The program recognizes communities with a proven record of commitment to effective community forestry. The standards, established to ensure that qualifying communities maintain tree management programs, include existence of a tree board or department, a t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2017

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse coming to Sterling Heights

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc., a California corporation, will open its first BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse restaurant in Michigan in Sterling Heights later this year

At its April 18 regular meeting, the Sterling Heights City Council approved a Class C liquor license and other necessary permits for the restaurant development to move forward. The restaurant is a planned redevelopment at 14455 Lakeside Circle, replacing ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2017

City announces Sterlingfest 2017 entertainment line-up; Bret Michaels to headline Saturday night

At the Monday night City Council meeting, the City released a video announcing the Main Stage acts for Sterlingfest 2017. Most notably, the City has signed on former Poison lead singer Bret Michaels as the headlining act for Saturday night.

The entire band lineup for each of the four Sterlingfest 2017 stages is attached. Timeslots for each respective act are available at www.sterlingfest.info

Sterlingfest 2017 is set for Thursday, July 27 through Saturday, July 29, running 10 a.m. ...

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Press Releases

Posted on: July 10, 2017

Local Author Book Sale

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On Saturday, July 29 from 10am-4pm, the library will host a special book sale and signing during Sterlingfest! Over 30 Michigan authors will offer titles for all ages and interests. Find your next great read under the covered walkway between the library a...

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Posted on: July 1, 2017

Exercise Your Brain

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The City of Sterling Heights has begun a yearlong community initiative to enhance Brain Health. The Senior Center and the Library will be highlighting programs each month that offer benefits to the brain. Look for this brain builder icon in the City Magaz...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Summer Reading

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Build a Better World with our 2-month summer reading program running from June 19 to Aug. 19. By popular demand, this year’s summer reading program will be similar to last year’s program. We’re assembling a simple, flexible, ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Free Audiobooks for Teens

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SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. From now until Aug. 16, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available at www.audiobooksync.com.

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Used, But Sterling Bookstore

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Stop in for great deals at our Friends bookstore! Find the very best fiction and non-fiction for adults and kids alongside DVDs, audiobooks, puzzles, and more! You can get all these treasures for bargain prices too!

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