Posted on: July 7, 2020
Portillo’s, the fast-casual restaurant concept known for its menu of Chicago-style favorites, is excited to announce its forthcoming restaurant in Sterling Heights, Mich.
This marks the brand’s first-ever restaurant in Michigan, the ninth state for the chain.
The site for the upcoming Portillo’s restaurant is located on Hall Road, a popular restaurant and retail corridor in the Northern suburb of Detroit...Read on...
Posted on: June 30, 2020
On June 30, Mayor Michael Taylor submitted a nomination on behalf of the city to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, the Honorable John Henderson, for consideration of Sterling Heights as the future headquarters for the United States Space Command.
The nomination was co-signed by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel.
The City’s proximity to Selfridge Air National Guard Base and the historic and strong defense presence within Macomb County’s &a...Read on...
Posted on: June 29, 2020
Sterling Heights is seeking residents interested in environmental issues to apply for appointment to a position on the City’s newly-formed Sustainability Commission.
Residents who are committed to creating a better future for their community through prioritizing energy efficiency, water conservation, waste minimization, carbon footprint reduction and more are encouraged to apply. The Sustainability Commission will be ...Read on...
Posted on: June 17, 2020
In the spirit of inclusiveness, and on behalf of Sterling Heights City Council, Mayor Michael Taylor issued two proclamations at the June 16 Regular City Council meeting.
The first declared June 19, 2020 as Juneteenth Independence Day in the City of Sterling Heights. The second proclaimed June 2020 as Pride Month in the city of Sterling Heights.
“I thank the mayor and city council for leading the way, remaining la...Read on...
Posted on: June 17, 2020
Sterling Heights is forming an African American Coalition on Equity. The announcement was made by City Manager Mark Vanderpool at the June 16 Regular City Council meeting.
The purpose of the Coalition will be to create a forum that helps connect City leadership with the 10,000+ Black residents that call Sterling Heights home. The group will provide an opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities centered on racial eq...Read on...
Posted on: June 16, 2020
Program allows for Sterling Heights businesses to expand services outdoors, growing business safely and in compliance with social distancing measures.
As businesses begin to reopen, their ability to adapt may be critically important to their long-term viability and survival. The City of Sterling Heights is helping out in their own way through the launch of a new program designed to support local busines...Read on...
Posted on: June 16, 2020
The City of Sterling Heights will continue with the annual tradition of their SterlingFAST 5K. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 SterlingFAST 5K will not be at Dodge Park.
This year, SterlingFAST 5k will be a virtual event allowing participants of all ages to register online and run or walk in a safe location they choose, whether it be on a treadmill at home or outdoors along their favorite route.
The official race day is Sa...Read on...
Posted on: June 10, 2020
Members of the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks (MAMC) recently elected Sterling Heights City Clerk Melanie Ryska as the 2020 City Clerk of the Year.
The announcement was made by MAMC Director, Ways & Means Chair, Clerk of the Year Committee Stephanie McMillen.
“Clerk Ryska’s contributions to the profession are exemplary, and her efforts have not gone unnoticed,” said M...Read on...
Posted on: June 9, 2020
Today, the city of Sterling Heights today was made aware of a federal lawsuit that has been filed involving a Sterling Heights Police Department officer. The lawsuit is based on an incident that took place 14 months ago in April 2019.
The following is a statement from Police Chief Dale Dwojakowski and background information as well as key action steps the city of Sterling Heights has underway to ensure strong, sensitive and responsive community policing that builds trust, reflects and ...Read on...
Posted on: June 8, 2020
The busiest municipal building in Sterling Heights, the Library, has created a multi-stage plan to reopen to the public.
"Our staff has been eager to resume its services, but we needed to develop a plan with an eye toward health and safety,” said Library Director Tammy Turgeon. “The plan includes incremental steps that will increase our activities o...Read on...
Posted on: June 8, 2020
In accordance with the lifting of Governor Whitmer’s Stay Home Executive Order, the city of Sterling Heights will reopen City facilities to the public on Wednesday, June 10.
Employees will return on Monday, June 8 to prepare City facilities to receive members of the public in a way that is safe and is consistent with CDC guidelines.
“We completed extensive research in order to create a thorough and detailed plan to s...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: May 21, 2020
Planning underway for Dodge Park Farmers Market, Patios ‘n’ Pints craft beer nights and other safe activities and events.
The city of Sterling Heights is announcing the cancellation of the 39th annual Sterlingfest Art & Music Festival scheduled for July 23, 24, 25, 2020. State and federal health guidelines limiting large gatherings of people necessitated the ca...Read on...
Posted on: May 14, 2020
In anticipation Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer may allow non-essential governmental operations to resume after May 28, Sterling Heights City Administration has undertaken research and preparation of a detailed plan to safely reopen City facilities.
This comprehensive plan places a premium on protecting the health of City employees and members of the public who visit City facilities consistent with federal and state guidelines.
In the absence of a COVID-19 vaccine, social distancing remains the most e...Read on...
Posted on: May 11, 2020
The city of Sterling Heights is partnering with Wayne State University, Wayne State Physician’s Group, ACCESS Community Health and Research Center and Ford Motor Company to provide COVID-19 serology antibody testing for essential employees.
Testing will take place on May 13 at the City’s Community Center to provide COVID-19 serology antibody testing for essential employees. Ford Motor Company will be providing vehicles, drivers and equipment for the mobile testing service.
The serol...Read on...
Posted on: May 7, 2020
The Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation and its nine scholarship sponsoring partners awarded 20 scholarships totaling $20,000 to area college bound high school seniors and current college students living in Sterling Heights and Macomb County.
This marks the 22nd consecutive year the Foundation has awarded scholarships to area youth pursuing degrees in higher education or vocational training. The Foundation began awarding scholarships in 1999 and has awarded scholarships to 461 area students to...Read on...
Posted on: April 8, 2020
In order to meet an increased resident demand for eBooks and eAudiobooks, the Sterling Heights Public Library has been approved to move $20,000 from its existing print resources budget to its OverDrive service.
Overdrive is the main vendor the Library uses for its eBook and eAudiobook collections.
“Even before the COVID-19 crisis, we were already seeing more residents shifting to the digital platform,” said Tammy Turgeon, Library Director. &am...Read on...
Posted on: April 8, 2020
Out of the Box Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary of Miami-based global real estate development firm, Lionheart Capital, is taking a unique and compassionate approach toward their tenants’ obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Out of the Box Ventures is supporting their tenants during this unprecedented economic situation as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic by significantly reducing rents for most tenants during this challenging time. This translates to a rent drop for thes...Read on...
Posted on: April 6, 2020
TD Industrial Coverings, Inc. (TDIC) and its leadership are excited to announce the coming together of two Metro Detroit institutions.
As of Wednesday, March 25, 2020 TDIC, a nearly 40-year-old second-generation family business, has pivoted its core competency from protective automotive robot covers to provide medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to one of the nation’s p...Read on...
Posted on: March 18, 2020
During the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Sterling Heights is actively supporting our community at large, including the important members of our business community.
We recognize the hundreds of small businesses that are the backbone of our community, providing important goods and services that keep our economy – and our residents – thriving.The City has prepared a comprehensive list of resources f...Read on...
Posted on: March 16, 2020
Operating under a declaration of emergency due to COVID-19, the city of Sterling Heights is currently closed through March 31. Residents may have questions about COVID-19 as well as how City operations are currently being managed.
Please see below for a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you don’t see what you are looking for on this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
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Posted on: March 13, 2020
Operating under an Emergency Declaration, effective Monday, March 16, the City of Sterling Heights will close city hall and all associated buildings until March 31.
Buildings affected include City Hall, Sterling Heights Public Library, Sterling Heights Community Center, Sterling Heights Senior Center, Department of Public Works, Sterling Heights Nature Center and Sterling Heights Recycling Centers.
Sterling Heights Po...Read on...
Posted on: March 11, 2020
The City of Sterling Heights is taking a proactive approach to learning more and educating residents about Coronavirus.
Activities include providing information regarding ways the public can help prevent exposure, engaging in a White House briefing and hosting a forum of community leaders to discuss the latest updates and best practices.
The City has published to its websit...Read on...
Posted on: March 11, 2020
Beginning March 19, due to ongoing city hall campus renovations, Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor has moved his office hours to the Community Center.
Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor has moved his office hours on Thursdays from 11 am – noon to the Community Center Conference Room with the exception of the following days:
- Thursday, March 26, 2020Community Center Teen Room
- Thursday, June 25,...
Posted on: March 4, 2020
Sterlingfest, the City of Sterling Heights’ well-loved art and music fair, returns this year on July 23, 24, and 25 with notable music acts to perform on the AT&T Main Stage.
On Thursday, July 23rd, the music of Queen will be celebrated at the Dodge Park Amphitheatre as “Simply Queen” kicks-off Sterlingfest. The international tribute act has played thousands of shows and delivers an amazing authentic perfor...Read on...
Posted on: February 7, 2020
Communities have long dealt with the issue of blocked crossings, and FRA is now seeking broad public input to understand the scope of the problem and engage with affected parties to identify potential solutions.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has established a new, dedicated webpage at www.fra.dot.gov/blockedcrossings, allowing the public and law enforcement to report blocked highway-rail grade crossings. Blocked crossings occur when stopped trains imp...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: January 13, 2020
The City of Sterling Heights and its Ethnic Community Committee will hold its 2020 Cultural Exchange on Friday, March 6, from 6-10 p.m. in the City’s new Community Center, located at 40250 Dodge Park.
The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend this celebrated event. Free overflow parking and shuttle service will be available from City Hall and the 41A District Court.
Sponsored by the Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee, the 2020 Cultural Ex...Read on...
Posted on: October 25, 2019
The City of Sterling Heights Arts Commission invites residents to submit their favorite photos for a new monthly Photo Contest. Each month, the contest will have a new theme.
All photos will be posted on the City's Facebook page, and the photo with the most 'likes' will earn the photographer a $25 gift card. Winning photos will be shared on the City's social media outlets.
The Photo Contest’s first theme will be Hallo...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...