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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Public Works to temporarily close two lanes of Van Dyke beginning June 18 for water main repairs

The Sterling Heights Department of Public Works (DPW) will be temporarily closing two northbound lanes of Van Dyke Road beginning Monday, June 18 to perform necessary underground water main repairs.

On June 11, DPW Director Mike Moore said the department was notified of water coming out of a utility structure at the corner of New Bradford and Van Dyke. After being dispatched to the site, DPW staff identified a water main break under Van Dyke. Crews w...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Sterling Heights leadership continues planning for future of Lakeside Mall

City of Sterling Heights leadership is continuing to take proactive planning measures to ensure a vibrant future for Lakeside Mall, historically the City’s largest retail hub.

The latest efforts include working with a consultant to prepare a thorough Urban Design Plan for Lakeside as well as visits to successful revamped former brick and mortar mall locations.

City leadership has been strategically planning the future of the Lak...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2018

City of Sterling Heights to unveil first public art mural, new public art digital story map

The City of Sterling Heights recently revamped its Public Art Program and plans to unveil a number of murals throughout the City in 2018.

The first of its kind was recently installed on the back of the Sterling Heights Public Library in the Children’s Garden. The City is coordinating a reception to mark the official completion of the mural at 6 p.m. on June 19.

The City’s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2018

City Council urges Michigan legislature to enact stricter weight limits to protect roadways

The City Council adopted a resolution at its regular meeting Tuesday urging the Michigan Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder to enact stricter weight limit controls, penalties and enforcement guidelines to protect state and local roadways and highways.

The City of Sterling Heights mailed letters to Lansing this week containing the resolution.

Michigan has the highest allowable weight for trucks in the United States, 164,000 pounds versus the Federal standard of 80,000 pounds. During the winter of 2017-20...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2018

City announces 50th Celebration complete with fireworks, coinciding with Dodge Park grand re-opening

The City announced plans for its 50th Anniversary Celebration at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, complete with a stage presentation, a giveaway of more than 2,000 cupcakes, a concert and a fireworks show to close out the evening.

The celebration coincides with the grand re-opening of Dodge Park following months of being closed for the construction of Recreating Recreation amenities and updates.

The City of Sterling Heights officially celebrates 50 years as a City on July 1; however...

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

41-A District Court to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Michigan’s District Court with open house

The 41-A District Court is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Michigan’s Court System as well as the 50th Anniversary of the City of Sterling Heights with an open house for the general public from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 22 at 40111 Dodge Park Road.

The City of Sterling Heights was also incorporated as a City 50 years ago on July 1, 1968. As such, leaders at the 41-A Court thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to encourage the community to come see the inside of the Court in a friend...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

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 24.

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.

Homes are juried on the &...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

City partners with DC3S, Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors to raise funds to purchase service dog

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This summer, the City is partnering with DC3S and the Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors (GPBR) to launch a fundraising campaign in an effort to raise $25,000 to sponsor a service dog that will be gifted to a Michigan veteran or first responder.

The dog, named “Sterling,” will be ready for pairing in 2019.

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is a 501(C)3 that trains medical service dogs to mitigate the challenges associated with several disabilities, including: PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorde...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Federal INFRA grant paves the way for the $185 million reconstruction of Mound Road

The US Dept. of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has selected a joint application by Macomb County and the cities of Sterling Heights and Warren to be sent on as a recommended Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant project to be funded by Congress.

The United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has selected a joint application by Macomb County and the cities of Sterling Heights and Warren to be sent on as a recommended Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant project to be fund...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Sterling Heights to test new technology for road maintenance on Saal Road

In an effort to innovate and explore new road construction processes, the City of Sterling Heights will be testing a new epoxy material for joint and pavement repairs on Saal Road beginning Monday, May 21.

The City Council recently approved a contract with Performance Roads LLC to provide joint and pavement repairs to Saal Road between Cornell Drive and Alpena Drive. The joint and pavement repair includes cleaning out all existing material, known as cold pa...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

Sterling Heights nets nearly $128 million in new construction in 2017, ranks top in Macomb County

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The City of Sterling Heights Building Department recently reported nearly $128 million in total residential, commercial and industrial activity for the year 2017.

Building Official Mike Viazanko said those numbers break down to $38,611,683 in residential property valuations and $88,996,305, combining for a total of $127,607,988 worth of residential, commercial and industrial commercial activity in 2017.

This constru...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Sterling Heights to Celebrate With Memorial Day Parade on May 28

The City of Sterling Heights and its Art Commission are making preparations for the 39th Annual Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 28, 2018.

 In conjunction with the City of Sterling Heights' 50th Anniversary being celebrated this year, the parade theme is "Celebrating 50 Years Honoring Those Who Serve - Past, Present and Future",

The Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade is o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation and partners to award 31 scholarships totaling $31,000

The Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation and its nine scholarship sponsoring partners will award 31 scholarships on May 15 to local area college bound high school seniors and current college students living in Sterling Heights and Macomb County.

CONTACT: Sterling Heights Community Relations (586) 446-2470

                    Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation Executive Director, Karl G. Oskoian (248) ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

SHPD to honor Law Day with ceremony on Thursday, May 17 during national Police Week

Sterling Heights Police Department will be conducting its annual Law Day Ceremony on Thursday, May 17.

Who: Remarks will be provided by Mayor Michael C. Taylor as well as Chief of Police Dale Dwojakowski.

When: 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 17.

Where: The patio in front of the Police Department, at 40333 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights MI, 48013.

Details: In 196...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Finance Director Jennifer Varney named one of Crain’s Detroit Business “Notable Women in Finance”

City of Sterling Heights Finance Director Jennifer Varney was recently named one of Crain’s Detroit Business “Notable Women in Finance” for 2018.

Varney has held the position of Finance Director since 2017 but has worked for the City for more than 10 years, previously as City Treasurer and Payroll Accountant.

The women featured as Crain’s Detroit Business “Notable Women in Financ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Sterling Heights coordinates spring cleanup events to encourage care and beautification of property

The City of Sterling Heights continues to encourage residents to care for and beautify their properties through a myriad of efforts, with a focus on the bi-annual SHINE event slated for this Saturday, May 5.

According to Community Relations Director Bridget Kozlowski, roughly 80 volunteers will clean more than 30 homes up this Saturday with projects ranging from lawn care, leaf raking, pruning of bushes, home painting and more.

The Sterling Heights Initiative ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Bargain hunters to get even better deals at Used, But Sterling Bookstore

The Friends of the Sterling Heights Public Library, the stewards of the library’s Used, But Sterling Bookstore, are hosting a week-long celebration of its customers from Monday, May 14 through Sunday, May 20.

Library visitors will receive free snacks, drinks, and coupons throughout the event and can enjoy special deals on bookstore purchases.

“Our bookstore customers support our library in powerful ways”, says Tammy Turgeon, Library Director...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Sterling Heights announces raffle giveaway of 50 free trees to residents signed up for the planting

In an effort to encourage the planting of new trees throughout the City, the Sterling Heights Department of Public Works is coordinating the raffle giveaway of 50 free trees to residents who commit to a spring 2018 planting.

DPW Director Mike Moore said the tree raffle is a part of a grant awarded from the Great Lakes Reforestation Initiative (GLRI) through the US Forest Service.

“We’re working hard on a plan to increase Sterling Heights’ tree can...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Armed Robbery In Sterling Heights

On April 29th at approximately 12:40 AM, the Sterling Heights Police received a 911 call of shots fired in the area of Acorn Lane, in Sterling Heights.

Upon arrival to the area, Officers were approached by the victim of the armed robbery.  The victim had blood on his face and clothing, and apparent injuries from being assaulted. 

Upon arriving home from work, and allowing his dog outside...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Shooting at Sterling Heights House Party

On April 22, at approximately 1:00 AM, the Sterling Heights Police received a 911 call of shots fired in the 12000 block of Corvair Dr.

Upon arrival to the residence, it was found that a 15-year-old male was shot.  Three suspects that were involved fled prior to Sterling Heights Police arriving on scene.  In the preliminary investigation it was found that there was a hou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Sterling Heights Police Dept. to honor the retirement of K9 Officer Blitz after 11 years of service

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The Sterling Heights Police Department is honoring the retirement of K-9 Officer Blitz on Thursday, April 19.

After 11 impressive and hardworking years serving Sterling Heights, Officer Blitz will hang up his leash and retire from tracking down criminals and removing illegal drugs off the streets.

Chief Dale Dwojakowski will be presenting Blitz with an official pi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Collaborated Law Enforcement Effort Brings in Large Drug & Money Forfeiture

In Kansas, On April 5th 2018 Geary County Sheriffs Drug Interdiction Unit made a traffic stop of a vehicle that was traveling through their jurisdiction.

Upon their investigation it was discovered that the vehicle contained 350 pounds of marijuana, and was on the way to be sold in Sterling Heights, Michigan.  Geary County then made notifications to the Drug Enforcement Administration-Michigan Offi...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

City of Sterling Heights honors the passing of first City Manager Leonard Hendricks

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The City of Sterling Heights City Council, Administration and staff are taking time to remember former City Manager Leonard Hendricks, who passed away on April 11.

Hendricks, 94, served as Sterling Heights City Manager from August 1968 to June 1974, and again from January 1976 to January 1982. Earlier this year, in January, the City of Sterling Heights held a reception for all former elected officials and city manag...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2018

City Council to discuss proposed 2018/2019 City Budget on April 10

The Sterling Heights City Council will discuss the Proposed 2018/19 City Budget prioritizes investments in roads and infrastructure during a special budget meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at City Hall.

The proposed spending plan for the fiscal year beginning July 1 totals $231.3 million – an increase of $24.8 million or 12 percent.  The budget funds 477 full-time positions,  a net increase of 6 positions.  The City h...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2018

City, Chamber seeking nominations for 2018 Sterling Edge Awards

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

Nomination applications, due Friday, April  13, 2018 can be submitted online at shrcci.com or on the City's website here. The Sterling Edge awards seek to recognize Sterling Heights area companies that have demonstrated best business practices th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2018

City seeks artwork for public display

The Sterling Heights Cultural Commission is seeking applicants for the city’s Featured Artist program.

Artists selected will have their works displayed on the lower level of City Hall and in the Friends of the Library bookstore for two months. In addition, the artist will also be featured on the city’s cable television station SHTV, social media ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

City offices closed on Friday, March 30

Municipal offices will be closed on Friday, March 30.

Municipal offices include City Hall, Public Library, Parks & Recreation, Senior Activity Center, Nature Center and the 41-A District Court. The closure will not affect the city's refuse collection schedule. City offices will resume normal business hou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2018

New aerial ropes course "Sterling Heights Adventure Park" coming to Farmstead Park

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This summer, Sterling Heights will become home to an exciting and out-of-the-ordinary type of recreational activity — an aerial ropes park to be called the “Sterling Heights Adventure Park.”

 At Tuesday’s meeting, the Sterling Heights City Council approved a license agreement with Adventure Island LLC to develop the ropes course inside City-owned Farmstead Park.

The Sterling Heights Adventure Park will be located along five ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

Sterling Heights City Council votes to join nationwide legal battle against opioid drug manufacturer

In an effort to take a stand against the current opioid crisis, the Sterling Heights City Council voted unanimously at a recent meeting to join a nationwide legal battle against opioid drug manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.

At its Feb. 20 meeting, the Sterling Heights City Council voted unanimously to retain the services of nationally recognized Chicago-based mass tort law firm, Edelson P.C. to seek on behalf of the City “all remedies against opioid manufacturers a...

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Sterling Heights Police Arrest Suspect Who Made Threats to Henry Ford II High School

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On March 6, 2018 the Sterling Heights Police Department was made aware of threats to the Henry Ford II High School.

A student from Mohegan High School in Clinton Township. reported seeing a social media posting that indicated an attack at Henry Ford II High School.  This attack was to occur on March 8, 2018. 

The threat indicated that it would be of si...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2018

Construction worker killed in trench collapse Monday

On Monday, Feb. 26, Sterling Heights Police and Sterling Heights Fire Departments were alerted to a trench collapse with a victim reported trapped.

The incident occurred in front of 42371 Mound Road, where a contractor was attempting to perform an underground sewer line disconnect. The incident was report just after 1:30 p.m.

Upon arrival of SHFD, rescuers were confronted with a 20-foot long trench, a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Macomb County announces $10.2 million Mound Road resurfacing project from 14 to 18 Mile Roads

Macomb County announced Wednesday in a press conference it will proceed with a $10.2 million complete resurfacing of Mound Road this year.

This summer, Mound Road will be completely resurfaced from 14 Mile to 18 Mile Roads in both directions for a total cost of $10.2 million. The funding is 80% federal, 10% City and 10% County funding. The resurfacing will be completed by the end of 2018.

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

SHPD partners with CARE for alcohol and tobacco compliance

The Sterling Heights Police Department has partnered with CARE of Southeastern Michigan to help educate and coordinate compliance checks of businesses that sell alcohol and tobacco.

The main goal, and combined effort with the assistance of local teenagers, is to advise local businesses the reasons not to sell alcohol and tobacco to underage adults.

CARE has specially trained and educated teenagers from the area who were selected from ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

City Council confirms Jason Castor as Sterling Heights’ new City Development Director

The Sterling Heights City Council confirmed Jason Castor as the City’s new City Development Director at its regular meeting on Feb. 20.

Castor has worked for the City of Sterling Heights for 20 years and served as Interim City Development Director since the retirement of Denice Gerstenberg in September.

Prior to serving as Interim Director of City Development, Castor most recently served a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2018

City officials announce road improvements to exceed $77 million over the next five years

City officials announced at their annual Strategic Planning session Tuesday a schedule of various road improvement projects totaling $77,539,000 planned to take place over the next five years.

This is in addition to more than $100 million spent in various road improvements over the past few years, said City Engineer Brent Bashaw. Recent improvements include the reconstruction of Van Dyke, M-59, Dequindre Road, Dodge Park Road, 15 Mile Road and ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

City selling 50th Anniversary & Love Sterling Heights apparel in honor of golden anniversary

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, the City of Sterling Heights is now selling apparel and promotional items.

The merchandise will be on sale for the entire duration of 2018 for anyone interested in supporting the City’s golden anniversary.

The City developed two apparel styles — “50th Anniversary” and “Love Sterli...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Sterling Heights City Council approves local match required for a $130 million grant for Mound Road

City Council passed a resolution pledging support for the application by the Macomb County Department of Roads on behalf of Innovate Mound for an Infrastructure for Rebuilding America Grant and making a commitment to fund the City's local match.

The City is a founding partner with the County of Macomb and the City of Warren in the Innovate Mound Project, an initiative that seeks to transform nine miles of the Mound Road corridor, from Interstate 696 to State Route M-59. The project includes a new...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Improperly Discarded Fireworks Causes House Fire

At 1:37 a.m. on July 5, the Sterling Heights Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 4100 block of Vera Court (15 Mile & Ryan Road area).

Upon arrival, Engine 3 found an attached garage fully involved with fire, which was extending into the home. It took crews from Stations 1, 3, 4 and 5 to bring the fire under control, which took about 20 minutes. There were no injuries, but there was exte...

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