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Posted on: June 11, 2019

SterlingFAST 5K registration is now open

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The fun and excitement surrounding the Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair continues as organizers proudly announce the 5th Annual Sterlingfast 5K.

The family fun run begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 27 at the heart of festival grounds located on the corner of Utica and Dodge Park Roads.  Participants will meet in the Farmers Market Pavilion and the course will take runners and walkers north...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Highly successful Dodge Park Farmers Market kicks-off fifth season in Sterling Heights on June 6

The City of Sterling Heights is enthusiastically prepping for its fifth year of the Dodge Park Farmers Market (DPFM), a fun-filled Thursday event that brings fresh produce and organic fare to the Sterling Heights Dodge Park Farmers Market pavilion.

The market will begin on June 6 and run from 3 to 8 p.m. every Thursday through the end of September (with the exception of Sterlingfest week July 21). Market attendees can expect to see fresh fruits, vegetables, artisan crafts and food throughout the sea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2019

City of Sterling Heights invites local veterans, residents to D-Day 75th Anniversary Celebration

Local veterans, family members and citizens are invited to attend a ceremony on Thursday, June 6 at 4:30 p.m.

at the Defense Corridor Center for Collaboration and Synergy (DC3S), located at 7205 Sterling Ponds Court in Sterling Heights. June 6, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of June 6, 1944, the monumental D-Day invasion of Europe.The ceremony is intended to pay...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Hanson's Running Trail to Officially Open in Dodge Park

The Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, June 4th to commemorate the official opening of the Hanson’s Running Trail in Dodge Park.

The ceremony will be held at 6:00 pm by the start of the trail, which is located inside Dodge Park (at Utica and Dodge Park Roads), along the main path leading to the Dodge Park bridge.

The trail commemorates the community support that Kevin Hanson and the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Juvenile Suspect In Custody For School Threats

On May 27th, 2019 the Sterling Heights Police Department received a report of threats to shoot up multiple schools in Sterling Heights. The threats were made on Instagram, and the shootings were to occur on May 28th, 2019.

These reports were not a valid threat. The Sterling Heights Detective Bureau worked diligently, and the investigation led to the arrest of a 13-year-old suspect out of Hamtramck. 

The Police Department has received another complaint of a copy-cat ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Sterling Heights Recognizes Outstanding Businesses at 8th Annual Sterling Edge Awards

The City of Sterling Heights and the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted the eighth-annual Michigan Week Luncheon featuring the Sterling Edge Awards on May 15, 2019 at Villa Penna, 43985 Hayes Road.

The City of Sterling Heights and the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted the eighth-annual Michigan Week Luncheon featuring the Sterling Edge Awards on May 15, 2019 at Villa Penna, 43985 Hayes Road. Sterling Heights Mayor Michael C. Taylo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Sterling Heights Building Department Partners with The Home Depot for Building Safety Month Event

The City of Sterling Heights Building Department is partnering with The Home Depot in an upcoming event on Saturday, May 4, 2019 to promote Building Safety Month.

The event will be held at The Home Depot on Van Dyke and Metro Parkway (37000 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

In collaboration with the kid’s workshops hosted by The Home Depot, the building department will ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2019

City of Sterling Heights Files Opioid Lawsuit in Macomb County Circuit Court

The City of Sterling Heights today filed a major lawsuit in the Macomb County Circuit Court against opioid manufacturers, distributors and prescribers.

The lawsuit is seeking damages for defendants’ deliberate and unconscionable efforts to maximize profits at the expense of individual citizen’s lives, families and communities.

The City of Sterling Heights seeks injunctive relief and fi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Digital Crime Map tool to the public in an effort of prevention, awareness and transparency

Today, the Sterling Heights Police Department made live a Digital Crime Map tool on the City’s website so members of the public can view the types and locations of crimes happening in Sterling Heights.

The intention of the tool, according to SHPD, is to provide a tool for crime prevention, community awareness, and data transparency.The Digital Crime Map tool, created and run by the Sterling Heights Information Technology team, will be useful for anyone ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Sterling Heights Receives 34th consecutive tree city USA award

The city of Sterling Heights recently earned its 34th 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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Press Releases
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: 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: 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: 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: 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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