Posted on: June 28, 2017

City of Sterling Heights looking forward to DIA Inside/Out display coming this June

The City of Sterling Heights has been chosen as a Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Inside|Out community for 2017 and will see installation coming in late July. The City is set to get eight (8) pieces installed throughout its City Campus and in Dodge Park.

Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout metro Detroit. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will sponsor the program, which embarks on its eighth year. The program...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Sterlingfest 2017 to feature connection from Main Stage to Suds N' Sounds tent

Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, Sterling Heights’ well-loved summer festival, features a new connection this year from the Main Stage concert viewing area to the Suds N’ Sounds tent concert area.

City staff coordinating the event said this change offers attendees the opportunity to safely move from one concert area of the festival to another without having to cross through other high traffic areas. The newly enclosed Main Stage space also allows f...

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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.

Homes are juri...

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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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