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Posted on: June 27, 2017

City offices will be closed on Independence Day, July 4

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All municipal offices, including Sterling Heights Parks & Recreation, the 41-A District Court and the Sterling Heights Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 to observe Independence Day. Normal business hours will resume Wednesday, July 5.&a...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Firework Usage and Safety - A Message from SHFD and SHPD

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It is that time of year when many people decide to purchase and use fireworks. Before getting started, it is important to understand what the law says and also how to safely use fireworks. Each year, many people are severely injured, even killed by firewo...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

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

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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 firs...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

M-59 construction update: Schoenherr Road intersection to be closed for two 10-day periods

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As part of ongoing work on M-59 (Hall Road), crews will close the Schoenherr Road intersection beginning Saturday for the first of two 10-day closures. This will allow crews to complete the work through the right two lanes of both the eastbound and westbo...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Waste Management notifies City of early contract termination of curbside recycling

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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 St...

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Posted on: April 20, 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
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 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: May 17, 2017

Snyder praises county for Michigan’s economic rebound

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(From C&G Newspapers) Both Gov. Rick Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley made remarks during a recent Macomb Chamber Alliance event that Macomb County has been instrumental in Michigan’s economic rebound in recent years...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Sterling Heights City Council approves plans for BJ's Restaurant & Brewery

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(From Macomb Daily) A new BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse will take its place on the Hall Road corridor in Sterling Heights on the outskirts of Lakeside Mall when it opens either later this year or in early 2018, according to city and company officials.

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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: 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
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

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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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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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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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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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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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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

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 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 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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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: June 26, 2017

CLOSED 4th of July

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The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Posted on: June 6, 2017

Teen Advisory Board

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Looking for a fun way to earn volunteer service hours? Join us Tuesday, June 27 at 2pm for our very first meeting of our Teen Advisory Board! Teens who attend meetings will have the opportunity to be given a budget and plan their OWN library programs unde...

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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.

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!