Posted on: February 18, 2019
The City of Sterling Heights Public Works Department has issued a Snow Emergency/Parking Ban Advance Notice effective immediately today, Monday, February 18, 2019.
When a Snow Emergency is declared, no vehicle shall be parked on any City street during the emergency. Violators will be ticketed and towed.
Once snow accumulation ceases and all major roads have been cleared and salted, Public Works staff will commence sn...Read on...
Posted on: February 11, 2019
The city of Sterling Heights and its Ethnic Community Committee will hold its 2019 Cultural Exchange on Friday, March 1, from 6-10 p.m. in the Senior Center.
The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend this celebrated event. Free overflow parking and shuttle service is available in Dodge Park, located just north of the Senior Center on Utica Road.
Sponsored by the Sterling Heig...Read on...
Posted on: February 11, 2019
According to a recent report released by the Michigan Department of Treasury, the City of Sterling Heights has the fifth-highest property value in the State of Michigan and the highest property value in Macomb County for the year of 2019.
Sterling Heights total assessed value came in at $5,727,860,843, 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 ste...Read on...
Posted on: February 4, 2019
The Michigan Recreation and Park Association, known as mParks, awarded Sterling Heights Parks & Recreation Director Kyle Langlois with the 2019 mParks Recreation Leadership Award.
The annual mParks Conference & Trade Show that took place Jan. 29 - Feb. 1 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center.mParks honors exemplary parks and recreation professionals, agencies and citizen advocates through the Association’s a...Read on...
Posted on: January 31, 2019
Whether they are steeped in vintage history, French flair or modern music gossip, Sterling Heights has some trendy houses worth showing off.
Upton HouseBuilt in the 1860s by William and Sarah Aldrich Upton, this is one of a few surviving 19th century homes in the city, and is a Michigan Historic Landmark. The farming and merchant family clearly had contemporary taste, building the Dodge Park R...Read on...
Posted on: January 24, 2019
Sterling Heights and the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry are seeking nominations for the eighth-annual Michigan Week Business Expo & Sterling Edge Awards Luncheon recognizing outstanding businesses in Sterling Heights.
Nomination applications, due Friday, March 8, 2019 and can be submitted online at shrcci.com or sterling-heights.net. The Sterling Edge awards seek to recognize Sterling Heights area companies that have demonstrated best business practices that can be ado...Read on...
Posted on: January 22, 2019
The city of Sterling Heights has notified the Macomb County Public Works Office (MCPWO)
that a Department of Public Works crew operating heavy machinery in the immediate vicinity of the Plumbrook Drain may be the source of the suspected discharge of hydraulic fluid that entered the waterway earlier today.The city of Sterling Heights is inves...Read on...
Posted on: January 17, 2019
A new Robotics Collaboration and Innovation Center will launch in Sterling Heights later this year, as part of a drive to compete with technology hubs around the country.
Leaders from Macomb County presented the initiative at the North American International Auto Show yesterday, encouraging stakeholders and company leaders to partner with the program. With rapid changes in economy, infrastructure and education, County Exec...Read on...
Posted on: December 26, 2018
The Sterling Heights Fire Department responded to a massive apartment fire on Christmas morning at the Sterling Troy Apartments.
Despite quick work by SHFD and aid provided by neighboring fire departments, the fire resulted in 50 families displaced and an estimated more than $2.5 million in damage.
Just after 9 a.m. on Dec. 25, SHFD was alerted to a fire at the Sterling T...Read on...
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Posted on: December 21, 2018
The City of Sterling Heights learned early Friday morning that retired Police Sergeant Daryl Brown, 50, was hit by a drunk driver while in Detroit and has since passed away.
The entire City of Sterling Heights, especially the Sterling Heights Police Department, is in mourning today. “Our Sterling Heights Police family is devastated at the loss of retired Sterling Heights Police Sergeant Daryl Brown. Sergeant Brown d...Read on...
Posted on: December 21, 2018
On the evening of Thursday, Dec. 20, the Sterling Heights Fire Department was confronted with back-to-back structure fires, both of which caused significant damage.
According to Fire Chief Chris Martin, the first fire was report at 5:04 p.m. by a neighbor in the 36000 block of Vine Drive. When Engine 4 arrived, Chief Martin reported the firefighters were confronted with a well-advanced fire that started in the living...Read on...
Posted on: December 6, 2018
Results from an independent audit for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2018 has awarded Sterling Heights with favorable results.
Finance and Budget Director Jennifer Varney presented the audit to the Mayor and City Council Tuesday. Varney said independent auditors Plante Moran once again issued the city an “unmodified” opinion as part of its audit process — the highest rat...Read on...
Posted on: November 29, 2018
The current political climate in the U.S. has clearly not been lost on the many cultures that make up Sterling Heights.
The opening entertainment act at the city’s annual Diversity Dinner was an Elvis Presley impersonator crooning “Suspicious Minds”, indicating a keen (if not tongue-in-cheek) understanding of the strain that multi-ethnic and -...Read on...
Posted on: November 27, 2018
Sterling Heights has been recognized for its successes and efforts in contributing to Michigan’s entrepreneurial growth and economic development in the annual eCities study.
The study was conducted by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research. Sterling Heights was honored as a five star community due to an ongoing commitment in fostering a strong economic climate conduciv...Read on...
Posted on: November 27, 2018
The City of Sterling Heights will kick-off the grand opening for the first-ever Dodge Park Ice Rink at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1.
The Dodge Park Ice Rink is 70 feet by 140 feet and will be free to Sterling Heights residents with a valid ID, non-residents will have a fee of $5. Skate rental will also be available for $3, and skate sharpening is available for $5.
The hours for the Dodg...Read on...
Posted on: November 21, 2018
AGS Automotive Systems will be hosting a job fair on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Velocity, 6633 18 Mile Road.
AGS Automotive, a growing international automotive supplier, has been in the automotive parts industry for more than 70 years. The company is a Tier 1 supplier of bumper impact system assemblies/modules and currently has eight manufacturing locations, fou...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...
Posted on: November 5, 2018
In a recent survey conducted by the Military Times, Sterling Heights ranked in the Top 50 Best for Vets: Places to Live in the country, for medium sized communities with a population greater than 100,000 and less than 250,000.
The cities were evaluated based on veteran culture and services, economic indicators and livability factors such as cost of living and school quality.
Approximately 65% of all the defense work produced by the State of Michigan is done i...Read on...
Posted on: September 11, 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,...Read on...
Posted on: April 4, 2018
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...Read on...