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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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, March 23, 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 that can be ...

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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 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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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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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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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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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Police Child Safety Seat Installation

On February 20th, 2018 the Sterling Heights Police Department will be working together with SafeKids of Oakland County to insure the safety of children in their car seats.

The Sterling Heights Police Department will be doing free child safety seat installation for any citizens that wish any assistance.  The Sterling Heights Training Bureau along with Sterling Heights C.O.R.E. Officers have been specially trained in...

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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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Posted on: February 6, 2018

City to host Public Forum on new statewide Medical Marijuana licensing laws to help inform

The City is hosting a Public Forum on the new statewide Medical Marijuana licensing laws in March to help educate residents about the new State laws that went into effect on Dec. 15, 2017, and answer any questions residents and business owners may have.

The event will begin with a one-hour presentation from Sterling Heights City Attorneys, followed by a Q&A session for any members of the public who attend. 

Who: Sterling Heights City Attorneys Marc Kaszubski and Don DeNault, of O’Re...

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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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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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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 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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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 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 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 17, 2018

Cultural Exchange will take place on Friday, March 2

The city of Sterling Heights and its Ethnic Community Committee will hold its 2018 Cultural Exchange on Friday, March 2, 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 front of the Library, located at 40255 Dodge Park Road.Sponsored by the Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee,...

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2018 Cultural Exchange Participation Form Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2018

SHFD responds to second alarm commercial fire at AG Simpson Automotive Monday night

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Sterling Heights Fire Department was called at 7:44 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8 for a fire in a commercial building at 6640 Sterling Drive South.

The facility is operated by AGS Automotive Systems. The crews from Fire Station 3 had a 2 minute 18 second response time.

Upon arrival, Fire Chief Chris Martin reports units were faced with a large body of fire in the northwest corner of the building. An a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2018

Mayor & Council named mParks "Local Elected Official of the Year"

The Michigan Parks and Recreation Association, known as mParks, announced the Sterling Heights City Council has been named the mParks 2017 Local Elected Official of the Year for its “enthusiastic support in promoting Parks and Recreation Services.”

The award was decided by the mParks Professional Recognition Committee and Public Policy Committee. In the letter to the Sterling Heights Mayor and Council acknowledging their receipt of this year’s award, the committee highlighted the Council&a...

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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: December 27, 2017

Show off your family's snow creativity

The Sterling Heights Beautification Commission is once again encouraging families to get out and enjoy Mother Nature’s winter gift by participating in and welcoming entries in the 2017/18 Snowman/Snow Sculpture Contest.

Entries must include a name, address, telephone number and photograph of your snowman or snow sculpture built between now and the entry deadline of Friday, February 23.Entries can be sent to:Community Relations, Snowman ContestP.O. Box 8009Sterling Height...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2017

City offices will be closed in observance of the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays.

Municipal offices in Sterling Heights will be closed Saturday, Dec. 23 - Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Normal business hours will resume Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017.

GFL is closed on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. There will be a one-day trash pick up delay Tuesday, Dec. 26 - Saturday, Dec. 30. 

Municipal offices in Sterling Heights will be closed Saturday, Dec. 30 - Tuesday, Jan. 2 2018 in observance of the New Year ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2017

City invites public to join for kick-off to yearlong 50th Anniversary Celebration Jan. 3

Sterling Heights will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2018, and to kick-off the year of activities and celebrations, the public is invited to attend a celebration before and during the City Council meeting at Wednesday, Jan. 3 at City Hall.

At 6 p.m. on Jan. 3, members of the 50th Anniversary Committee will be passing out cake and selling books and apparel to commemorate the City’s 50th year. During the 7 p.m. Council meeting, the City will honor past and current Mayors, City Counc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2017

New Sterling Heights book released to honor City's 50th Anniversary in 2018

In honor of the City’s 50th Anniversary, the City of Sterling Heights is selling a new book about City history it hopes residents and history buffs alike will enjoy.

The book, set to release on Dec. 11, is called “Sterling Heights” and is part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of Modern America series.

City of Sterling Heights Librarian Debbie Vercellone, with the assistance of the Sterling H...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2017

City receives top marks in audit from Plante & Moran

Results from an independent audit for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017 showed that Sterling Heights continues to manage its finances very well.

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 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2017

City to survey its residents

The City of Sterling Heights will be conducting a survey of its residents in the next few weeks.

The goal of the survey is to gain statistically valid responses by residents regarding their level of satisfaction with core city services and critical feedback on future planning initiatives. The City has engaged Kansas-based ETC Institute, a national le...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

SHPD opens registration for winter 2018 Citizens Police Academy

The Police Department is rolling out its second installment of Citizens Police Academy this winter in an effort to help the public better understand the operation of the police department.

The Police Academy will increase police/community rapport through education, increase awareness and dispel misconceptions about policing.

The winter session of the Citizens Police Academy is a 10-week, 30-hour program running Wednesday evenings from Februa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2017

Homicide at 35556 Mound Road

On 12/2/17 at approx. 4 am, Officers were dispatched to assist on a missing person.

Upon their investigation, it lead them to check the business where the missing person worked.  That location is located at 35556 Mound Rd (Laithes Candyland LLC).  Upon checking the business, Officers located a w/m, mid 20’s, d...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Police & Fire plan surprise visit to 11-year-old resident with terminal cancer

When Sterling Heights Police learned that 11-year-old Noah Gochanou could use a little holiday cheer, officers immediately began planning a surprise home visit they hope will lift the young man’s spirits. Noah has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Officers are working with Noah’s parents to plan a surprise visit to their home in Sterling Heights on Saturday, Dec. 9. Sterling Heights Police Department is working closely with the Sterling Heights Fire Department to bring a number of Police ...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Skate Park selected for Michigan Concrete Association's Award of Excellence

Sterling Heights Skate Park was recently selected as the winner of the Michigan Concrete Association Award of Excellence in the Special Innovative category.

The Skate Park, which opened in November, beat more than 60 projects submitted for this year’s award program, making the selection very difficult.

Contractor Dorchen/Martin Association LLC was notified last week of the award for their work on the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2017

DPW plans to host Ken Stempowski Food Drive

Employees of the Sterling Heights Department of Public Works are gearing up for another season of collecting goods for those less fortunate with the Ken Stempowski Memorial Food Drive.

DPW employees are continuing the proud tradition initiated by a DPW colleague who began the department’s annual collections more than 25 years ago.

Donations of non-perishable food to benefit the Macomb Food Program are now being accepted at the ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation to Honor Congressman Sander Levin at Nov. 17 Ritz Gala

Congressman Sander Levin

The Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation is holding its fifth annual “Puttin’ on the Ritz" Gala, on Friday, November 17, 2017, at Villa Penna in Sterling Heights.

This annual community-wide gala began in 2013 to recognize exemplary leaders in Macomb County who demonstrate outstanding civic leadership and community support. With the passing of long-time Sterling Heights Mayor Richard J. Notte, the annual Gala named ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Fire Department places new ambulances in service, now provides ALS transport

New SHFD Ambulances

On Wednesday, the Sterling Heights Fire Department kicked-off its Advanced Life Support (ALS) service by placing four (4) new ambulances into action at their respective stations.

Sterling Heights City Council had the honor of dedicating these new vehicles and the new service itself at a ceremony at Fire Headquarters Station #5.

The transition from outsourcing ALS to providing the service in-house was the result of more than a year ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2017

FBI Crime stats released Monday reveals that Sterling Hts continues rank as one of the safest cities

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Preliminary Crime Statistics Report, released today, shows Sterling Heights remains the safest community in the state of Michigan with populations over 100,000

Compared to the seven cities in Michigan with populations over 100,000—including Ann Arbor, Warren, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Lansing and Clinton Township—Sterling Heights scores safest in seven out of 10 categories.

According to the 2016 ...

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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: August 11, 2017

Sterling Heights Police to re-launch its Citizens Police Academy this fall

The Sterling Heights Police Department is once again launching its Citizens Police Academy this fall in an effort to help the public better understand the operation of the police department.

This is the first time the academy will be held since it was put on hold in 2008 due to financial constraints.

The Citizens Police Academy is a 10-week, 30-hour program running Wednesday evenings from Sept. 27 through Dec. 7. The academy is open to anyone ...

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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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