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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Sterling Heights Fire Department Places 5th Ambulance In-Service

On November 1, 2017, the Sterling Heights Fire Department began providing transportation of the sick and injured within the City to area hospitals by implementing the fire department based transportation service.

Four fire department ambulances were available each day to handle incidents.

In the first full year of the service, over 10,000 patients were transported to area hospitals, exceeding the original projections and necessitating an additional ambulance to mee...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Early Morning House Fire Results in Fatality

In the early morning of April 2, 2019, at approximately 4:30, the Sterling Heights Fire
Department was alerted to a house that was on fire in the 42000 block of Hanks Lane.

Upon arrival of Firefighters from Station 5, they found the ranch style house well involved in fire. They were alerted that an elderly woman lived alone at the house and was not accounted for.

Fire crews entered the structure to control the fire and search...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Sterling Hts. Police to pursue enforcement of trucks in violation of seasonal weight restrictions

The Sterling Heights Police Department announced today it will be stepping up the enforcement of seasonal weight restrictions for vehicles traversing Sterling Heights roads.

On March 14, Macomb County Department of Roads imposed seasonal weight restrictions for trucks, commonly known as Frost Laws, on all asphalt and gravel roads. Weight restrictions are normally declared starting in March and end sometime in May, however, th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Proposed 2019-2020 Budget Includes Property Tax Decrease

The Sterling Heights City Council will discuss the Proposed 2019/20 City Budget during a special budget meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9th at City Hall.

For the fiscal year beginning July 1 the City budget totals $246.8 million – an increase of $2.5 million or just 1% over last year.  The budget funds 486 full-time positions.   The City has reduced funding for 163 full-time pos...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Art Commission seeking interested businesses to apply for 2019 Public Art Mural Program

The Sterling Heights Arts Commission is seeking businesses interested in participating by offering a side of their building or business in the name of supporting the continued expansion of public art.

Under the 2019 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: March 25, 2019

City Councilman graduates from Michigan Municipal League’s Elected Officials Academy

Last week, Sterling Heights City Councilman Michael V. Radtke Jr. graduated from Michigan Municipal League’s (MML) Elected Officials Academy Level 1.

In order to graduate, Radtke had to earn 24 credits on various municipal issues, including budgeting, regulations and non-discrimination. Radtke joins Sterling Heights City Councilwoman Deanna Koski, who is also a graduate of the program. Radtke has serve...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2019

City Manager awarded Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award 2019 by Michigan Municipal League

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The Michigan Municipal League (MML) has selected Sterling Heights City Manager Mark Vanderpool as the 2019 recipient of the Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award.

Mr. Vanderpool received the award at the MML’s Capital Conference Gala on Tuesday evening.The Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award is bestowed annually on a public servant “…dedicated to public service who has shown passio...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS TO CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY WITH ANNUAL PARADE ON MAY 27

The City of Sterling Heights and its Arts Commission are making preparations for the 40th Annual Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 27, 2019.

The parade theme is "Celebrating & Honoring Women in the Military", and will feature local Air Force Veteran Hope Morphew as Grand Marshal.The Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade is one of the City’s great events for residents and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Applications now available for the 2019 Sterlingfest Arts & Crafts Show

The city’s Arts Commission today announced that Artisan and Fine Crafter Applications are now available for the 2019 Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, slated for July 25-27.

Artisans and crafters have until April 12  to complete and submit an application for the 2019 Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, held at the Richard J. Notte Sterling Heights City Center.  Festival rules, fees, and other guidelines are i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2019

From dirty word to popular place-maker: Reclaiming the Clinton River

When he was growing up Kyle Langlois always thought of the Clinton River as a bit of a 'dirty word'.

“It didn’t flow very well, there was not a lot of wildlife,” Langlois says. “The joke was always that ‘yes, you could swim in it, but I wouldn't recommend it’ or ‘yes you can fish, but ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2019

City of Sterling Heights Official Statement regarding Van Dyke Target store closure

The City of Sterling Heights was notified this week that the Target located at 35700 Van Dyke, located just north of 15 Mile Road, will be closing effective June 1.

Target corporate reports it will be offering positions to all 136 employees and expects that 95 percent of the Van Dyke store’s employees will continue their employment at a new store.

The 100,000 square-foot store sits on a 15-acre parcel, which...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2019

Moody’s Investor Services affirms Top rating for City of Sterling Heights

Announced Thursday, Moody’s Investor Services’ annual comment on the City of Sterling Heights affirms its high Aa2 credit rating and strong financial position.

Moody’s annual comment reads, “Sterling Heights’ credit position is very high quality,” noting that key credit factors include “a robust financial position, an ample tax base and a healthy wealth and incom...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Sterling Heights’ Upton House closes temporarily, undergoing renovations

The City of Sterling Heights’ historical Upton House at the intersection of Utica Road and Dodge Park Road is currently undergoing renovations for damages incurred due to an interior water line break.

As a result, the Upton House will be closed to the public until later this year.  According to Facilities Manager Jared Beaudoin, the water line break caused damage to the flooring in the Upton House. The flooring is not original to the Upton Hou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2019

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

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According to a recent report released by the Michigan Department of Treasury, the City of Sterling Heights has the fifth-highest property value in the State of Michigan and the highest property value in Macomb County for the year of 2019.

 Sterling Heights total assessed value came in at $5,727,860,843, affirming the City’s strong property values.

LINK TO PROPERTY VALUES CHART

Like most cities in Michigan, the City of Sterling Heights has struggled with staggering revenue ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

City, Chamber seeking nominations for 2019 Sterling Edge Awards to recognize local businesses

Sterling Heights and the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry are seeking nominations for the eighth-annual Michigan Week Business Expo & Sterling Edge Awards Luncheon recognizing outstanding businesses in Sterling Heights.

Nomination applications, due Friday, March 8, 2019 and can be submitted online at shrcci.com or sterling-heights.net. The Sterling Edge awards seek to recognize Sterling Heights area companies that have demonstrated best business practices that can be ado...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Sterling Heights investigating potential source of discharge into the Plumbrook Drain

The city of Sterling Heights has notified the Macomb County Public Works Office (MCPWO)

that a Department of Public Works crew operating heavy machinery in the immediate vicinity of the Plumbrook Drain may be the source of the suspected discharge of hydraulic fluid that entered the waterway earlier today.The city of Sterling Heights is inves...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2018

UM-Dearborn’s iLabs’ eCities research recognizes Sterling Heights for supporting business

Sterling Heights has been recognized for its successes and efforts in contributing to Michigan’s entrepreneurial growth and economic development in the annual eCities study.

The study was conducted by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research. Sterling Heights was honored as a five star community due to an ongoing commitment in fostering a strong economic climate conduciv...

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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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Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Sterling Heights recently named one of the Top 50 Best for Vets: Places to Live

In a recent survey conducted by the Military Times, Sterling Heights ranked in the Top 50 Best for Vets: Places to Live in the country, for medium sized communities with a population greater than 100,000 and less than 250,000.

The cities were evaluated based on veteran culture and services, economic indicators and livability factors such as cost of living and school quality. 

 

Approximately 65% of all the defense work produced by the State of Michigan is done i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Couple escapes structure fire with help from area residents

Hartwick Fire September 2018

On Monday September 10, 2018 at 10:50 p.m. the Sterling Heights Fire Department was called for structure fire in the 43000 block of Hartwick.

When firefighters arrived, they were confronted with a well-advanced fire that had spread from the attached garage into the attic of the two-story home.

The residents were asleep and were not aware of the fire until a father and son, who lived in the area,...

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