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Posted on: January 20, 2021

SHPD receives grant to implement innovative Trap, Neuter and Return program

The Sterling Heights Police Department recently began implementing an innovative Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) program to reduce feral cat populations thanks to the approval of a $5,000 grant.

Through the TNR program, the Sterling Heights Animal Control provides inquiring residents a trap and a voucher. Once the feral cat is trapped, the resident can transport them to All About Animals veterinary clinic where the voucher can be redeemed as paym...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Sterling Heights City Council confirms appointment of Kevin Edmond for new fire chief

Kevin Edmond has been appointed new fire chief for the city of Sterling Heights. Sterling Heights City Council confirmed appointment on Jan. 19 following a thorough national recruitment search performed by GovHR and in-depth candidate evaluation process.

Edmond replaces former Fire Chief Christopher Martin who retired last September following a 31-year career with the Sterling Heights Fire Department.

Edmond has been in fire service for 30 years, most recently as the fire chief in Collinsville, Illinois. H...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Clinton Township, Sterling Heights encourage residents to safely engage in MLK Day of Service

The Clinton Township Diversity Committee and Sterling Heights African American Coalition are teaming up to encourage community to safely recognize and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy by performing acts of service within the community.

Residents, along with City staff, are encouraged to highlight the acts of service on social media. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed each year on the third Monday in January, which will be Monday, Jan. 18 this year. This national day of service is re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2021

City of Sterling Heights Partners with Forgotten Harvest to provide Mobile Food Pantry for residents

In an effort to help provide relief to residents impacted by COVID-19, the city of Sterling Heights will partner with Forgotten Harvest to host a Mobile Pantry at the Delia Park throughout January.

Each Thursday in January, Forgotten Harvest will be at Delia Park for car-only drive-up mobile pantry distributions from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To keep everyone safe and healthy, food will only be distributed to the trunk of vehicles.
The Forgotten Harvest...
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Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Sterling Heights announces closures for remainder of 2020

The city of Sterling Heights announces the following building closures for the remainder of 2020.

  • City offices will remain open through Dec. 23, 2020 for resident services Monday through Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2p.m. to 5 p.m. City offices including City Hall, DPW, Recycling Center, Library and Nature Center will then close for the holida...
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Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Sterling Heights receives outstanding audit results from Plante Moran, GFOA’s financial awards

Results from an independent audit for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2020 showed that Sterling Heights continues to manage its finances very well.

City Controller Nick Makie presented the audit to the Mayor and City Council Tuesday, Dec. 15. Makie said independent auditors Plante & Moran once again issued the City an “unmodified” opinion as part of its audit process - the hig...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Velocity hosts Meet the Team event with new entrepreneurial services partner Alchemist Ventures

Join us for a virtual “Meet the Team” to introduce the newly tapped Alchemist Ventures experts to Sterling Heights and Macomb County businesses of all sizes.

Who: Sterling Heights Senior Economic Development Advisor Luke Bonner, Macomb County Planning & Economic Development Director Vicky Rowinski, Alchemist Ventures Founder Patrick Wearn, Alchemist Ventures COO Patricia Lopez, Sterling Heights Regional Ch...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2020

City Council Public Participation for Dec. 15

Members of the public can address City Council with comments and questions regarding any item germane to City business and on any agenda item that the City Council will take action on during the business portion of this regular meeting.

Those who wish to participate in Communication from Citizen may join the Zoom meeting by telephone using the following telephone number: (929) 205-6099. When prompted, enter meeting ID number:  923 9405 8932 and press “#”   You do not ne...
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Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Parks and Recreation receives two mParks awards for facility design and COVID-19 response

The Michigan Parks and Recreation Association, known as mParks, announced the Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation Department will receive two mParks awards this year at their virtual annual conference on Feb. 2, 2021.

Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation is being awarded the 2021 Facility Design Award for the new Community Center opened earlier this year. Judging criteria included the local significance, degree of innovation, aesthetic quality, functionality and const...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2020

Instructions for public participation in video conference of Dec. 1 regular City Council meeting

Due to recent surge in COVID-19 cases in our community, the Dec. 1, 2020 regular meeting of the Sterling Heights City Council, and all regular City Council meetings for the remainder of 2020, will be conducted by video conference starting at 7 pm.

Holding council meetings in this fashion is in accordance with the Michigan Open Meetings Act, as amended on Oct. 16, 2020. Holding the meeting via video conference is intended to promote the health and safety of the members of the public, City Staff and ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2020

City of Sterling Heights Citizen Advisory Committee Notice of Regular Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ANY AND ALL WHO MAY BE INTERESTED THAT THE CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM OF THE CITY OF STERLING HEIGHTS, COUNTY OF MACOMB, STATE OF MICHIGAN, WILL MEET ON: DEC. 7, 2020 at 6:00 P.M.

The City of Sterling Heights is preparing its 47th application for use of Federal funds under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.  The One Year Action Plan and Projected Use of Funds will be submitted after citizen part...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2020

Local Development Finance Authority taps Alchemist Ventures LLC for entrepreneurial services

The Sterling Heights Local Development Finance Authority (LDFA) has awarded Macomb County-based Alchemist Ventures LLC a contract to provide entrepreneurial services focused on the areas of technology, engineering, and manufacturing development.

Alchemist will support all entrepreneurship activity hosted at the Velocity Collaboration Center, an authorized SmartZone by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. 

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to serve the citizens ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

City of Sterling Heights & Meijer fight food insecurity through Simply Give program

The City of Sterling Heights is proud to announce a partnership with Meijer to provide much-needed relief to local families facing food insecurity through the retailer’s customer-driven hunger relief program, Simply Give.

Our community continues to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As uncertainty around guidelines and wage disruptions place extreme pressure on low-income families, food pantries are seeing a rapid increase in demand in their communities.

Each Meijer...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Sterling Heights is safest big city in Michigan 2019, according to newly released FBI crime stats

The FBI’s 2019 annual report Crime in the United States has been released, and FBI data reveals the city of Sterling Heights is once again the safest big city (over 100,000 population) in Michigan.

Sterling Heights was ranked safest among these communities in both property crime and violent crime, as well as safest overall.

Sterling Heights recorded lower crime rates in nine of the ten recorded crime categories the FBI tracks compared to 2018. &n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation Department announces re-opening of Community Center

In accordance with the Governor’s recent executive orders 2020-175 and 2020-176, which permits the opening of community centers for the purposes of fitness related activities, the Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation Department announces the re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Proposed 2020-21 Sterling Heights Budget Funds Critical Needs with No Tax Increase

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 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

The city of Sterling Heights provides resources for community businesses during COVID-19 outbreak

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...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Sterling Heights Mayor moves office hours to new community center during city campus renovations

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,...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Sterling Heights Art Commission seeking businesses to apply for 2020 Public Art Mural Program

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...

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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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