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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 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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Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Police Partner with DEA for Drug Take-Back Event

On April 28th, 2018 the Sterling Heights Police Department will be working with the Drug Enforcement Agency during the National Drug Take-Back Event.

With the current nationwide opioid epidemic going on, the Sterling Heights Police Department is making every effort to combat this problem.   

In light of all of the overdoses that are occurring in our society, this is one step of many th...

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Press Releases
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: 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: 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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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 22, 2018

City of Sterling Heights, UCS and WCS announce more Police presence in schools

Today , Sterling Heights Mayor Michael C. Taylor, SHPD Police Chief Dwojakowski, UCS Superintendent Dr. Christine Johns and WCS Superintendent Dr. Robert Livernois announced additional proactive measures planned for both school districts safety.

The measures announced include additional officers placed in local high schools, SHPD emergency access to security camera footage, a newly developed elementary school education program to be lead by SHPD staff and enhanced training.

“School safet...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2018

Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation to host annual meeting

The Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation is holding its 2018 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 10th, at 10:00 a.m., at the Sterling Heights Nature Center.

The Foundation will present grants to the City for a community art project in recognition of its 50th Anniversary, the annual Sterlingfest celebration, the Library’s Summer Reading Program, Music in the Park, 5K Run, Farmer’s Market, P...

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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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Press Releases
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 16, 2018

City, UCS and WCS announce more Police presence in schools

Sterling Heights Police Department recently met with leadership from major districts Utica Community Schools and Warren Consolidated Schools to identify additional measures to protect and preserve student, faculty and staff safety.

The measures to be announced include additional officers placed in local high schools, SHPD emergency access to security camera footage, a newly developed elementary school education program to be lead by SHPD staff and enhanced training.

Who: Sterling Hei...

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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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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: March 6, 2018

F.O.P. Lodge #118 Sponsors Cops & Lobsters Fundraiser on March 29th

Sterling Heights Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #118 and the Red Lobster restaurant at Lakeside will sponsor the 20th annual “Cops and Lobsters’ fundraiser to benefit Michigan Special Olympics on Thursday, March 29th, 2018.

From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., officers with the Sterling Heights Police Department, police clerical staff and other city employees will donate their time by assisting Red Lobster wait staff and seeking donations for Michigan Special Olympics.

“Last ye...

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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 22, 2018

Sterling Heights ranks top in assessed value in Macomb County

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According to the most recent equalization values, Sterling Heights is one of the top five cities in State Equalized Values in the entire state of Michigan, and ranks No. 1 in industrial property values among the five highest SEV communities in the state.

State Equalized Values (SEV) are a reflection of 50 percent of market value.  

Of the top SEV communities in Michigan, including Ann Arbor, Detroit, Troy and Grand Rapids, Sterling Heights ranks first in industrial property values at $409 million....

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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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Press Releases
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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Sterling Heights Teen Flyer for Tobacco Vendor Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Sterling Heights Police Mentor Local Students

The Sterling Heights Police Department has partnered with the Macomb Intermediate School District to be career coaches for students wishing to get into the field of Law Enforcement.

This program is being operated through the MI Bright Future organization (www.mibrightfuture.org).  This organization is responsible for assisting high school students in finding the right career path.  MI Bright Future pairs the student...

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Press Releases
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: February 14, 2018

Fire Consolidation Study reports Sterling Heights "serves constituents well"

Results of a Fire Consolidation Feasibility Study recently received by the City reveals Fire Department currently provides a high level of service to residents and explores how SHFD could further partner with neighboring departments to serve the region.

Since 2015, the City of Sterling Heights has been a part of a Fire Consolidation Feasibility Study along with Clinton Township, Harrison Township and Mt. Clemens in partnership with the Macomb County Office of Emergency Management and Communications. The ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Arts Commission seeking artists to design mural for Library's Children's Garden

As part of its recently re-launched Public Art Program, the City is seeking artist proposals for the design of an artistically unique and original mural to be installed at the back of the Sterling Heights Public Library in the Children’s Garden area.

The City, with input from the Arts Commission, is recommending mural designs submitted in the following themes, but is open to other design options: reading, children, garden, libraries, recreation, animals, insects and/or family. Artists can submit as an...

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Contest Application Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2018

City to celebrate Memorial Day with annual 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.

The Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade is one of the City’s great events for residents and visitors to experience. Tens of thousands of spectators line the parade route each year. This year's theme is "Celebrating 50 years honoring those ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2018

Police Department volunteers for Special Olympics Winter Games

Officers of the Sterling Heights Police Department once again volunteered their time this past weekend during the Special Olympics Winter Games in Traverse City, Michigan.

 Lt. Scott Lucas and Sgt. Dave Allen attended the event joining athletes during opening and closing ceremony, celebrating Special Olympics 50th anniversary and the kick off to the games. They also participated in handing out medals to athletes wh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Share your "love" for Sterling Heights! City to celebrate 50 years with resident video

As part of the City’s 50th Anniversary celebration, the Sterling Heights Television (SHTV) staff will be asking residents in February and March to join in for a short interview about why they love Sterling Heights.

At three events this month and next, the SHTV team will be set up with a backdrop and camera, asking residents: “Why do you love living in Sterling Heights?” The result will be a montage video to be played throughout the year at Counci...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2018

Community Foundation & partners to award 30 college scholarships totaling $30,000

The Sterling Hts Area Community Foundation and its nine scholarship sponsoring partners will award 30 scholarships totaling $30,000 to local area college bound high school seniors and current college students living in Sterling Heights and Macomb County.

This marks the 20th consecutive year that the Foundation has awarded scholarships to area youth pursuing degrees in higher education or vocation training.

The organizations awarding scholarships are BAE Systems, Ford Motor Company Foundation, Friends of To...

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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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5 Year Plan (2018-2022) Press Releases
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: January 24, 2018

City receives high marks from residents in recent survey

As the City of Sterling Heights celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2018, residents continue to give the community and its public services rave reviews.

 According to the results of the recently completed 2018 Residential Survey, residents are overwhelmingly satisfied with Sterling Heights as a place to live, its overall image, quality of life, and as a place to raise children. The City&rsquo...

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Full Survey Results Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2018

Swatting Call in Sterling Heights

On January 24, 2018 at approximately 11:10 p.m. the Sterling Heights Police Department received a 911 call that a shooting just occurred at a residence in the 39000 block of Pinebrook Dr. in Sterling Heights.

The male caller stated that he had just shot his father in the head, and he was holding his mother and two sisters hostage. The suspect stated that he was in possession of an AK-47 and had secured pipe bombs around the hostages feet.   The suspec...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Sterling Heights, Utica partner for "#DigUtica" contest to digitize historical newspapers

The Ster. Hts Library, Historical Commission, Utica Public Library, and Utica Heritage Association are partnering this month to compete in a statewide contest that could result in the digitization of 10,000 pages of the historical Utica Sentinel newspaper

The Utica Sentinel was produced from 1876 to 1971.

The Michigan Digital Newspaper Project grant, which helps communities digitize their local histories, will offer the first-prize winner of the contest the scanning and placing online of 10,000 pages of a p...

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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: August 14, 2017

City to host “Volunteer Fair” in an effort to encourage new participation in programs

The City of Sterling Heights will be hosting its first-ever “Volunteer Fair” this fall in an effort to grow its existing volunteer organizations and provide a venue for other local volunteer groups to meet interested volunteers.

The Volunteer Fair will be held 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Senior Center, 40200 Utica Road. At the fair, residents of all ages can walk from table to table and meet representatives from volunteer organizations around Sterling Heights. It&...

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Press Releases
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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