Posted on: October 20, 2021
The City of Sterling Heights cut the ribbon on the new Department of Public Works facility yesterday, Tuesday, Oct. 19.
The new $24.6 million,178,000-square-foot facility will house roughly 100 employees along with DPW fleet vehicles and equipment.
DPW Director Michael Moore has worked closely with the project architect, Kueny Architects, and the general contractor, Lasalle...Read on...
Posted on: September 28, 2021
The FBI’s 2020 annual report Crime in the United States has been released, and FBI data reveals the city of Sterling Heights is once again the safest big city (over 100,000 population) in Michigan.
Sterling Heights was ranked safest among these communities in both total property crimes and violent crimes, as well as safest overall.
Sterling Heights recorded the lowest violent crime rate among all Michigan communities over 100,000 population at 237 to...Read on...
Posted on: September 24, 2021
Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee has chosen five honorees for its 14th annual Diversity Distinction Awards, to be presented on Sept. 30, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. at the Century Banquet Center, located within the American Polish Century Club.
The Ethnic Committee is proud to partner with the City Council in presenting award trophies, provided through the generosity of Comcast, to deserving individuals, organizations and businesses that make a difference in our community.
The committee will hono...Read on...
Posted on: September 23, 2021
Sterling Heights City Councilmember Barbara Ziarko has been named as the Michigan Municipal League’s 2021-22 Vice President.
Ziarko was selected vice president by the 18-member Board of Trustees on Sept. 21 during the Michigan Municipal League’s Convention in Grand Rapids. The Board also named Flint City Councilmember Monica Galloway as president. As vice president, Z...Read on...
Posted on: September 21, 2021
Residents continue to give the community and its public services rave reviews.
According to the results of the recently completed survey, residents are overwhelmingly satisfied with Sterling Heights as a place to live, its overall image, quality of life, and as a place to raise children. The City’s public services and the ...Read on...
Posted on: September 21, 2021
The city of Sterling Heights has cut the ribbon on Element, a new co-working space located with the Velocity Center on 18 Mile between Van Dyke and Mound Road.
Element is designed to round out the business incubation and acceleration services provided by Velocity Center and is ideal for entrepreneurs who many not need dedicated office space yet but are still looking for the support services and connections that ...Read on...
Posted on: September 16, 2021
According to the 2020 Census, Sterling Heights’ population grew by 4,647 people, or 3.6 percent, in the last 10 years. The City’s total population is now 134,346.
The data also demonstrates that Sterling Heights continues to become more diverse with a 31.2 percent increase in Black, 29.8 percent increase in Hispanic, 25.5 percent increase in Asian and 86.1 percent increase in multi-racial populations.
Posted on: August 10, 2021
Sterling Heights will be conducting its 2021 Resident Survey throughout August.
The purpose of the survey is to assess residents’ satisfaction with City services and to help identify priorities for planning and resident services over the next few years. The statistically valid survey will be administered to Sterling Heights...Read on...
Posted on: July 2, 2021
According to most recent equalization values, Sterling Heights is one of the top five cities in State Equalized Values (SEV) in the entire state of Michigan, and ranks No. 2 in industrial property values among five highest SEV communities in the state.
Of the top SEV communities in Michigan, including Ann Arbor, Detroit, Troy and Grand Rapids, Sterling Heights ranks second in industrial property values at $584 million. Among this group, Sterling Heights ranks fourth in residential property values at $4....Read on...
Posted on: July 1, 2021
In preparation for the Aug. 3 City primary and Nov. 2 City general elections, the Sterling Heights City Clerk has opened the Election Center in its new location at the Sterling Heights Community Center at 40250 Dodge Park Road.
The Election Center is 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 precinct wo...Read on...
Posted on: April 7, 2021
The city of Sterling Heights announces the rollout of a collection of signature events and amenities for the remainder of 2021.
Labeled “Break-Free Blast,” these events and activities are designed for all ages and interests, providing something every resident can enjoy. All activities will be conducted based on current public health guidelines at the time they ...Read on...
Posted on: March 29, 2021
The Sterling Heights City Council will discuss the Proposed 2021/22 City Budget during a special budget meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 at the Sterling Heights Community Center.
For the fiscal year beginning July 1, the City budget totals $230 million – a decrease of $19.5 million or 7.8% over last year. The budget funds 521 full-time positions and includes the addition of seven police officers. According to Police Chie...Read on...
Posted on: February 16, 2021
The Sterling Heights City Council has approved a license agreement to occupy and use the former Sears service center situated at 14100 Lakeside Circle as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination facility.
The City anticipates that this facility will play a pivotal role in meeting the anticipated demand for an estimated 80,000 residents 17 years and older who will seek vaccination in Phase II of the state of Michigan’s vaccination plan.
Once fully ...Read on...
Posted on: May 29, 2020
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 ...Read on...
Posted on: February 6, 2020
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...Read on...
Posted on: November 14, 2018
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...Read on...