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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Fireworks Safety Tips

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In just a couple of weeks the night sky will be lit up on the 4th of July and we want to make sure everyone has a safe holiday!

A fun night can turn into disaster in a flash if a firework accident occurs, so here are a few tips on safety along with the new...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

GFL Refuse Pick Up Holiday Schedule 2020

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HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2020

•    NEW YEARS DAY - Wednesday, January 1, 2020 closed, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday delayed one day.

•    MEMORIAL DAY - Mond...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Sterling Heights Police Department enhances transparency with 24 wearable body cameras

In light of national conversations focused to make law enforcement more transparent, Sterling Heights City Council approved budget amendment allowing the purchase of new in-car video systems and 24 wearable body cameras at the regular meeting on Sept. 15.

“About half of police departments nationwide are using body cameras, and we’re looking forward to joining them,” said Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor. “We are proud of our police department’s profess...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Sterling Heights Fire Chief Announces Retirement

Christopher Martin, Sterling Heights Fire Chief since 2012 and a 31-year veteran of the Sterling Heights Fire Department, has announced his retirement effective Sept. 30, 2020.

“Chief Martin’s commitment to the safety of this community and dedication to the fire department over his career has been most commendable,” said City Manager Mark Vanderpool. “Our fire department is recognized thro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation Department announces re-opening of Community Center

In accordance with the Governor’s recent executive orders 2020-175 and 2020-176, which permits the opening of community centers for the purposes of fitness related activities, the Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation Department announces the re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Sterling Heights Fire Department quickly brings early morning apartment fire under control

Today, the Sterling Heights Fire Department responded to an early morning apartment fire at the Kingsley Apartments at 34800 Moravian Road.

Crews were alerted to the fire just after 5:13 am this morning, and a prompt response from four of the City’s five fire stations allowed crews to quickly bring the fire under control.

Two occupants of the apartment were injured while attempting t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Sterling Heights City Council to Honor Committee's Diversity Champs

The Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee will honor five recipients for its 13th annual Diversity Distinction Awards, to be presented during the City Council’s Sept. 15 meeting.

The Ethnic Committee is proud to partner with the City Council in presenting award trophies to deserving individuals and groups that make a difference in our community.

The committee honored on school and four individuals. They include:

Ted Amsden &ndas...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

The Sterling Heights Public Library reveals fall plans amidst rapid changes

To address the evolving challenges of COVID-19, the Sterling Heights Public Library has revealed its plans for the fall. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, the library will offer new services, hours of operation and an adaptable programming schedule.

Residents with children doing virtual classes or who are staying home due to safety concerns will be able to receive contactless deliveries of library materials to their doorstep. “We understand the problems that many in our community have been ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Sterling Heights recommends online payments as tax bill deadline approaches

City Hall is beginning to see an increase in resident traffic as the Sept. 1 deadline for summer taxes nears, so the City’s Treasury Department is recommending residents pay their summer taxes, and other bills, online or by phone.

If online payment is not feasible, they recommend paying at a drop box or with a check or credit card on site. In order to process payments as quickly and safely as possible, cash payments are discouraged.

“Our staff is doing an amazing job despi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2020

City announces delayed program registration and event modification/cancellation for fall activities

In accordance with recommendations by federal, state and county health agencies, the city of Sterling Heights announces delayed registration for many Parks & Recreation programs to Sept. 21 and modification or cancellation of events and activities.

Programs, events and services still being held with modifications for safety (e.g. outdoors, virtual or a combination) include:

  • Sept. 11 – Nature Center Mother/Son Outdoor Adventure – will be held with several modifications for safety.
  • S...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Sterling Heights announces new grant program for small businesses

Applications for Microenterprise Assistance Grant Program being accepted for micro-businesses affected by COVID-19.

The city of Sterling Heights is excited to announce its new Microenterprise Assistance Grant Program. The program provides CARES Act CDBG-CV grants (not loans) to small businesses with five (5) employees or less. The grants are to assist with the payment ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Mayor Taylor appointed to USCM's Task Force on Manufacturing and Career and Technical Education

Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor has been appointed vice chair of the United States Conference of Mayors Manufacturing and Career and Technical Education Task Force.

The appointment was made by U.S. Conference of Mayors outgoing President Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills, Mich.

“The work of this committee is an integral part of America’s recovery,” said Barnett. “I have no...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Sterling Heights’ US Space Command nomination selected for further evaluation

Sterling Heights’ nomination to host the headquarters of the United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) has met Air Force’s initial required screening criteria and has been selected to move on to the next phase of selection process for further evaluation.

Sterling Heights Mayor Michael C. Taylor received the notice today from Assistant Secretary of the Air Force John W. Henderson, P.E.

The Department of the Air Force will assess Sterling Heights’ ability to host, employ and sustain USSPACECOM by r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2020

Sterling Heights City Council approves COVID-related hazard pay for police and fire personnel

At the regular meeting on July 21, Sterling Heights City Council approved amendment to fiscal year 2020/21 budget to allow for payment of COVID-19 hazardous pay for police and fire personnel in the amount of $1,000 for each 252 eligible first responders.

Since the onset of COVID-19, the Sterling Heights Fire Department has responded to more than 540 confirmed or suspected incidents involving COVID-19 patients. SHFD worked proactively to develop ways to both protect first responders by minimizing their exp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Amazon confirms opening of new “last-mile” delivery station in Sterling Heights

Sterling Heights area residents are poised to get their Amazon deliveries even faster with the opening of a new “last-mile” delivery station in the Liberty Park Commerce Center on Mound Road just north of 14 Mile Road.

The delivery station enables Amazon Logistics to add capacity and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery capabilities, and Amazon plans to launch the station this September. 

“Obviously Sterling Heights represents a significant custo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2020

With an eye toward safety, Sterling Heights opens new Election Center, adds ballot drop boxes

The Sterling Heights City Clerk has opened a new Election Center conveniently located within the Sterling Heights Senior Center at 40200 Utica Road.

The new Election Center was designed with voter safety in mind and will provide a safe, accessible environment where residents can handle all their election business like registering to vote, applying for an absent voter ballot, or applying to be a precin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Portillo's announces expansion into Sterling Heights, Michigan

Portillo’s, the fast-casual restaurant concept known for its menu of Chicago-style favorites, is excited to announce its forthcoming restaurant in Sterling Heights, Mich.

This marks the brand’s first-ever restaurant in Michigan, the ninth state for the chain.

The site for the upcoming Portillo’s restaurant is located on Hall Road, a popular restaurant and retail corridor in the Northern suburb of Detroit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

City submits nomination for consideration as the headquarters for United States Space Command

On June 30, Mayor Michael Taylor submitted a nomination on behalf of the city to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, the Honorable John Henderson, for consideration of Sterling Heights as the future headquarters for the United States Space Command.

The nomination was co-signed by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel.

The City’s proximity to Selfridge Air National Guard Base and the historic and strong defense presence within Macomb County’s &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2020

City of Sterling Heights seeks commissioners for newly-formed Sustainability Commission

Sterling Heights is seeking residents interested in environmental issues to apply for appointment to a position on the City’s newly-formed Sustainability Commission.

Residents who are committed to creating a better future for their community through prioritizing energy efficiency, water conservation, waste minimization, carbon footprint reduction and more are encouraged to apply. The Sustainability Commission will be ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2020

City of Sterling Heights issues proclamations for Juneteenth and Pride Month

In the spirit of inclusiveness, and on behalf of Sterling Heights City Council, Mayor Michael Taylor issued two proclamations at the June 16 Regular City Council meeting.

The first declared June 19, 2020 as Juneteenth Independence Day in the City of Sterling Heights. The second proclaimed June 2020 as Pride Month in the city of Sterling Heights.

“I thank the mayor and city council for leading the way, remaining la...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2020

City of Sterling Heights announces formation of African American Coalition

Sterling Heights is forming an African American Coalition on Equity. The announcement was made by City Manager Mark Vanderpool at the June 16 Regular City Council meeting.

The purpose of the Coalition will be to create a forum that helps connect City leadership with the 10,000+ Black residents that call Sterling Heights home. The group will provide an opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities centered on racial eq...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

City of Sterling Heights announces ‘Turning Sterling Heights Inside Out’ program

Program allows for Sterling Heights businesses to expand services outdoors, growing business safely and in compliance with social distancing measures.

As businesses begin to reopen, their ability to adapt may be critically important to their long-term viability and survival. The City of Sterling Heights is helping out in their own way through the launch of a new program designed to support local busines...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Sterling Heights Public Library reveals reopening plan

The busiest municipal building in Sterling Heights, the Library, has created a multi-stage plan to reopen to the public.

"Our staff has been eager to resume its services, but we needed to develop a plan with an eye toward health and safety,” said Library Director Tammy Turgeon. “The plan includes incremental steps that will increase our activities o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

City of Sterling Heights announces reopening of City facilities to public

In accordance with the lifting of Governor Whitmer’s Stay Home Executive Order, the city of Sterling Heights will reopen City facilities to the public on Wednesday, June 10.

Employees will return on Monday, June 8 to prepare City facilities to receive members of the public in a way that is safe and is consistent with CDC guidelines.

“We completed extensive research in order to create a thorough and detailed plan to s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Proposed 2020-21 Sterling Heights Budget Funds Critical Needs with No Tax Increase

The Sterling Heights City Council will discuss the Proposed 2020-21 City Budget at the regular City Council meeting beginning at 7 pm on Tuesday, June 2 via Zoom Videoconference.

For the fiscal year beginning July 1, the City budget totals $213.9 million – a decrease of $55.6 million or 21 percent over last year. There is no increase in the total City millage rate of 16.2069 mills, and the average resident will pay only ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

The city of Sterling Heights provides resources for community businesses during COVID-19 outbreak

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Sterling Heights is actively supporting our community at large, including the important members of our business community.

We recognize the hundreds of small businesses that are the backbone of our community, providing important goods and services that keep our economy – and our residents – thriving.The City has prepared a comprehensive list of resources f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Sterling Heights Mayor moves office hours to new community center during city campus renovations

Beginning March 19, due to ongoing city hall campus renovations, Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor has moved his office hours to the Community Center.

Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor has moved his office hours on Thursdays from 11 am – noon to the Community Center Conference Room with the exception of the following days:

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020Community Center Teen Room
  • Thursday, June 25,...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Federal Railroad Administration: New Blocked Crossing Portal

Communities have long dealt with the issue of blocked crossings, and FRA is now seeking broad public input to understand the scope of the problem and engage with affected parties to identify potential solutions.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has established a new, dedicated webpage at www.fra.dot.gov/blockedcrossings, allowing the public and law enforcement to report blocked highway-rail grade crossings. Blocked crossings occur when stopped trains imp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Sterling Heights Art Commission seeking businesses to apply for 2020 Public Art Mural Program

Following the successful launch of the City of Sterling Heights’ first-ever Public Art Mural Program in 2018, the Sterling Heights Arts Commission is seeking businesses interested in participating by offering a side of their building or business.

Under the 2020 Mural Program, interested businesses will fill out a form on the City’s website identifying their building and designated wall for the purpose of public art. If selected by the City to participate, the business owner will be requi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Sterling Heights Seeks Entries for Monthly Photography Contest

The City of Sterling Heights Arts Commission invites residents to submit their favorite photos for a new monthly Photo Contest. Each month, the contest will have a new theme.

All photos will be posted on the City's Facebook page, and the photo with the most 'likes' will earn the photographer a $25 gift card. Winning photos will be shared on the City's social media outlets.

The Photo Contest’s first theme will be Hallo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Family Treated for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. the Sterling Heights Fire Department was called for a possible gas leak in a home in the 8000 block of Tinkler Rd., with people feeling ill.

Upon arrival, the Fire Department was confronted with three individuals from one family showing signs of severe carbon monoxide poisoning. The residents were already out of the house, and fire crews began evaluating and treating them. A fourth family memb...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Fall Services

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To address the evolving challenges of COVID-19, the Sterling Heights Public Library has a new plan for fall services. Beginning Tuesday, Sep. 8, the library will offer new services, hours of operation, and an adaptable programming schedule.

Home Delivery S...

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Sterling Heights Library
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Home Delivery Service

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Can’t make it to the library? Don’t worry, we’ll bring it to you! Sterling Heights cardholders can sign up for contactless deliveries to their home!
To schedule a delivery, Sterling Heights residents can make an appointment by...
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Sterling Heights Library
Posted on: September 10, 2020

New WiFi Hotspots

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We want our residents to stay connected throughout the pandemic, so we now have a dozen new WiFi hotspots for you to check out for free! Get filtered access to the internet for seven days with these handy devices.

You can reserve a hotspot by calling 586-4...

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Sterling Heights Library
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Creativebug

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The library is excited to announce our newest digital service, Creativebug! Enjoy free videos, workshops, and resources to do your own arts & crafts from home. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more! Getting in is simple. Go to...

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Sterling Heights Library
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Pop-Up Bookstore

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With our Used, But Sterling Bookstore closed for renovations, we know our patrons have been aching to get theirs hands on inexpensive titles. You’re in luck!

Join us on Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as we bring the bookstore to th...

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Sterling Heights Library
Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Resources

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The Library of Michigan has prepared a list of trusted sources about the corona virus along with resources for individuals, small businesses, and employers affected by the outbreak. Click here to access their resources.

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