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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Sterlingfest Seeking Sponsors

Sterlingfest 2017

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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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Spring Sterling Pride Spreads to Two Months


Sterling Pride Month, an initiative by the City of Sterling Heights, to encourage residents and members of the community to "take pride" in their property will now span two months and be known as Spring Sterling Pride. The activities throughout ...

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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
Posted on: January 30, 2017

Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade Applications

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Applications are now available for bands, scout groups and general participation for the 2017 Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29, 2017.

Please print out, complete and mail in your application by April 28, 2017 to the Sterling Heights Co...

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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: March 20, 2017

How defense spending could boost Detroit suburbs

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(From Detroit Free Press) President Donald Trump's proposed budget is a mixed bag for Detroit suburbs, with some standing to possibly benefit from proposed hikes in defense spending while seeing deep cuts in federal funding for community programs that...

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

Prototype of Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle unveiled in Sterling Heights


(From WXYZ) The public got its first look at some new military might Thursday, made right here in Michigan.

U.S. Army officials rolled out the first Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle at General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights on Thursday.

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Former auto supplier builds parts for Mars spaceship

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(From The Detroit News) NASA’s first manned spaceship to Mars will be partially made in Michigan.

The government agency’s new Space Launch System — a rocket set to ferry humans to the red planet in the 2030s — relies on dozens of Michigan suppliers.

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Faurecia to close two plants in Sterling Heights, Fraser


(From Macomb Daily) Automotive parts supplier Faurecia will close its two Macomb County plants this year and enact layoffs at its other two facilities.

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

New to Sterlingfest, Kids Art! and New Artist Booths


For the first time since its inception 37 years ago, Sterlingfest will now feature a Kids Art area! and a New Artist area. 

Kids and teens, ages 2 to 18 years old, are encouraged to apply for a spot to sell their artwork at the much-loved summer festi...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Sterlingfest 2017 Line Up


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

Sterlingfest 2017 Line Up Video

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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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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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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Posted on: April 5, 2017

New report confirms Sterling Heights property values among highest in the state

According to a recent report released by the Michigan Department of Treasury, the City of Sterling Heights has the fifth-highest taxable property value in the State of Michigan and the highest taxable property value in Macomb County for the year of 2016.

Sterling Heights total assessed value came in at $4,659,209,727, affirming the City’s strong property values.

Like most cities in Michigan, the City of Sterling Heights has struggled with staggering revenue losses of almost $90 million due to steep decline...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

City partnering with Macomb Habitat for Humanity this spring to encourage donations to ReStore

As part of its Spring Sterling Pride month, the City of Sterling Heights is partnering with Macomb County’s Habitat for Humanity to collect donations for the organization’s local ReStore.

Habitat for Humanity will be on-site taking donations at the Department of Public Works’ “Clean Up Saturdays” on May 6 and May 20 at DPW, located at 7200 18 Mile Rd.

At DPW’s Clean-Up Saturdays, residents can drop off items they...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Library buzzes with local literature

Book lovers should prepare themselves for a shot of homebrewed culture. On Thursday, April 20, residents are invited to enjoy local authors perform open mic readings during a book sale.

“The Sterling Heights Public Library is always looking for ways to support our local writers,” says Jason Groth, the library’s Public Relations and Programs Coordinator. “This open mic book sale is a great way to in...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

E-recycling day set for April 22

Residents, business owners and school officials looking to get rid of old televisions, computers and other electronic items are invited to drop them off for recycling during a city-sponsored Electronics Recycling Day Saturday, April 22.

Great Lakes Electronics will be at the Department of Public Works building at 7200 18 Mile Road west of Van Dyke from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.  Click here for more information and a full list of acceptable electronics that can be recycled.

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Sterling Heights to Celebrate Memorial Day with Annual Parade on May 29

The City of Sterling Heights and its Art Commission are making preparations for the 38th Annual Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 29, 2017.

The Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade is one of the City's great events for residents and visitors to experience.  Tens of thousands of spectators line the parade route each year.  Marching bands, scout troops, civic groups a...

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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

Sterlingfest 2017 is set for Thursday, July 27 through Saturday, July 29, running 10 a.m. to 1...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

City Council to discuss proposed 2017-2018 City Budget Tuesday, April 11

The Sterling Heights City Council will discuss the proposed 2017/18 City Budget during a special budget meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at City Hall.

The proposed spending plan for the fiscal year beginning July 1 totals $192 million – an increase of $6.3 million or 3.4 percent.  The budget funds Parks and Recreation operational and capital improvements through the voter approved Rec...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Cops & Lobsters Fundraiser

Enjoy the food and atmosphere at Red Lobster while Sterling Heights Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police members help serve your meal.

This is a Tip A Cop fundraiser where off duty officers assist the Red Lobster staff by collecting tips and donations. On April 13th, community members can enjoy a meal at Red Lobster on Hall Road from 10 am – 9 pm where proceeds from this event ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Police Honor Guard Sponsors Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on March 29

The Sterling Heights Police Department Honor Guard will sponsor an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser March 29, 2017 at Penna’s of Sterling, 38400 Van Dyke just south of 17 Mile Road.

Proceeds from the 5-8 p.m. dinner will be used to offset the cost of uniforms, equipment and travel for the Honor Guard during National Law Enforcement Memorial Week. The Honor Guard will raffle great baskets and prizes and the event also includes a 50/50...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Household Hazardous Waste Event set for April 8

The first annual Household Hazardous Waste Event will be held at the Department of Public Works on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

US Ecology will be at the DPW building at 7200 18 Mile Road west of Van Dyke, collecting, identifying and packaging for transport acceptable household hazardous materials. A complete list of acceptable materials can be found here. This event is for reside...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

SHRED Day scheduled for April 1 to help protect privacy

Shred Legal will be at the Department of Public Works (DPW) on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 8 am until 2 pm to shred documents at no charge.

Shredding will be conducted on site for complete security and the shredded materials will be recycled. This event will be free to residents because Shred Legal will be donating their time and trucks as a community service.

In order to allow as many residen...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Sterling Heights Senior Center to serve as a Warmer Center

Our Senior Center will be open as a warming center for residents who have lost power due to the high winds that impacted southeastern Michigan on March 8th.

The warming center is intended to serve as a temporary respite from what are expected to be below freezing temperatures this weekend. The Senior Center will be open until 10 p.m. Sunday evening. No sleeping facilities are available and pets cannot be acco...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

City of Sterling Heights Official Statement

Over the past several months, the American Islamic Comm. Center (AICC) and the City have been engaged in facilitation to assist in bridging the gap between the Planning Commission’s land use concerns and those issues raised by the AICC in the lawsuit.

Because of that process, the AICC and the City have reached a compromised settlement.As part of the settlement, the issues of parking, traffic and overall size of the dome and spires initially raised by the Planning Commission have been addressed.&ldq...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Official City of Sterling Heights Statement

The City of Sterling Heights has retained the law firm of Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton as special legal counsel for issues arising from the failure of the 15 Mile Road interceptor

Sullivan Ward has extensive experience in all aspects of construction law, including underground infrastructure. 

Due to the complexity of identifying the cause or causes and the legal issues that will arise from these findings, the City owes a duty t...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

SHPD's new CORE Program to host informational session, meet-and-greet on Tuesday, March 7

The Sterling Heights Police Department, in conjunction with the Community Relations Department, will host its first public informational session and meet-and-greet forum from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 at the Senior Center, 40200 Utica Road.

CORE, an acronym for “Community Outreach and Engagement,” was created earlier this year and is aimed at building stronger police-community relations. The program gives each of the six patrol area districts of the City its own SHPD Offi...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Cultural Exchange will take place on Friday, March 3

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The city of Sterling Heights and its Ethnic Community Committee will hold its 2017 Cultural Exchange on Friday, March 3, from 6-10 p.m. in the Senior Center

The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend this celebrated event.  Free overflow parking and shuttle service is available in Dodge Park.

Sponsored by the Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee, the 2017 Cultural Exchange will feature a wide ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Police to unofficially swear in K9 Officer "Ivy" at Tuesday City Council meeting

The newest four-legged member of the Sterling Heights Police Force, “Ivy,” will be presented to City Council next Tuesday and unofficially sworn-in to begin her training with the SHPD.

  • What:  Members of the media invited to view Police Chief John Berg’s presentation of the newest K9 Officer to the Mayor and City Council
  • When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 7
  • Where: Council Chambers, City Hall, 40555 Utica Road, Sterling Heights


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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Police Department shuts down illegal marijuana grow operation this week

Late Wednesday evening, the Sterling Heights Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) executed a warrant at a home on the 2000 block of Deveere Drive resulting in the closure of a large illegal marijuana grow operation.

This marks the 38th illegal grow operation to be shut down in Sterling Heights in the past two and a half years, according to Police Chief John Berg.

According to Police Chief John Berg, the CSU executed the search warrant on the Deveere Drive residence ar...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Police Department launches CORE program aimed at further bridging Police-community relations

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The Sterling Heights Police Department, in conjunction with the City’s Community Relations Department, announced the launch of a new program Tuesday night aimed at building stronger Police-community relations.

The new program, called CORE, gives each of the six area districts of the City its own officer assigned to serve as a resource to residents of the region.

At the City’s Strategic Planning meeting Tuesday night, Police Chief John Berg and Community Relation...

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CORE District Map
Posted on: January 23, 2017

Mayor Taylor Changes Office Hours

Effective immediately, Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor's office hours at City Hall have been changed to Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to noon.

For more information, contact the Office of City Management at (586) 446-2305.

Posted on: October 27, 2016

Key Safety Systems, Inc. Plans Investment of $1.5 Million

Key Safety Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced engineered safety products for global automotive and non-automotive markets, which is headquartered in Sterling Heights, plans an expansion that will bring 50 new positions to the company.

The positions will be in research and development and engineering.

This addition will generate a total investment of $1.5 million, which will result in a $200,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. This expansion comes just...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2016

Sterling Heights recognizes exceptional volunteers, employees at 2016 Appreciation Dinner

Sterling Heights recognized exceptional and long-time volunteers and employees at its Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Those celebrating an anniversary with the city or who were being honored for outstanding work were recognized with an award.

The exciting evening centered on the recognition of volunteers who have devoted their commitment, insight and generosity and employees who dedicated their career to Sterling Heights. Mayor Michael C. Taylor, City Council and City Manager Mark Vanderpool h...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Office of Purchasing launches new Electronic Bid Submission option

The City of Sterling Heights’ Office of Purchasing recently launched a new online option for submission of bids called an Electronic Bid Submission, or EBS.

This new option will benefit both the bidder and the City in saving cost, streamlining electronic storage and providing receipt and more.

Previously, the Purchasing Department has historically only accepted hard copy responses to Invitation to Bid, or ...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2016

City announces Riverland Pedestrian Bridge to be replaced this year

In an effort to improve existing walk and hike/bike paths and promote outdoor recreation throughout the city, the City of Sterling Heights is replacing the Riverland Pedestrian Bridge later this year.

The new bridge to be constructed will be open-style with a wood deck, according to Department of Public Works Director Mike Moore. Following a bid process, the award of construction for the project is slated for September. The old bridge structure will ...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2017

Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week 2017

The library is taking part in a national event called Money Smart Week, a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This year, Money Smart Week takes place between Apr. 22 and Apr. 29. Take a look at what ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Used, But Sterling Bookstore

Friends Bookstore

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!

Posted on: April 18, 2011

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