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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Dodge Park Pedestrian Bridge Construction to Begin Soon

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The contractor will be working on both sides of the river to complete the installation. The contractor will access the work site on the south side of the Clinton River via the gravel path located at the far west end of the Dodge Park parking lot. Site acc...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

GFL Refuse Pick Up Holiday Schedule 2017

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GFL Environmental Refuse Pick Up Holiday Schedule 2017

  • New Years Day - Sunday, January 1, 2017, no delay in collection.
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2017, closed. One-day delay Tuesday - Saturday.
  • Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4, 2017, closed. One-day d...
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Posted on: November 1, 2016

City expands on-demand snow removal, lawn service offerings with Michigan-based LawnGuru


LawnGuru allows users to summon a certified contractor, pay for requested services via credit card and receive a receipt of follow-up, all from the convenience of a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

Prototype of Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle unveiled in Sterling Heights


(From WXYZ) The public got its first look at some new military might Thursday, made right here in Michigan.

U.S. Army officials rolled out the first Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle at General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights on Thursday.

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Former auto supplier builds parts for Mars spaceship

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(From The Detroit News) NASA’s first manned spaceship to Mars will be partially made in Michigan.

The government agency’s new Space Launch System — a rocket set to ferry humans to the red planet in the 2030s — relies on dozens of Michigan suppliers.

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Faurecia to close two plants in Sterling Heights, Fraser


(From Macomb Daily) Automotive parts supplier Faurecia will close its two Macomb County plants this year and enact layoffs at its other two facilities.

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Next-Gen 2018 Ram 1500 Is Worth A Lot

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(From Daily Sun) FCA’s Sterling Heights assembly plant is getting ready to change from building the Chrysler 200 to the next-generation Ram pickup and the redesigns will supposedly incorporate an on-site test track.

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

Inside the Army's TARDEC, Which Developed the Chevy Colorado ZH2


(From Inverse) The U.S. Army’s TARDEC (Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center) Division and General Motors unveiled this week the Colorado ZH2, a hydrogen-powered truck that took a year to design and build.

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

General Dynamics Secures $509M Contract for Army Stryker Vehicle Configuration Update


(From GovConWire) General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has received a potential $508.7 million firm-fixed-price contract to re-engineer the U.S. Army‘s fleet of Stryker ground combat vehicles.

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

Moceri Cos. to Invest $1.2B in Senior Luxury Communities in Southeast Michigan

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(From DBusiness) Moceri Cos., an Auburn Hills-based custom home builder, is investing more than $1.2 billion over 10 years to add new luxury living communities to The Blossom Collection, a group of living spaces across southeast Michigan for those 55...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Test track part of FCA investment in Sterling Heights


(From the Detroit News) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to add a multimillion dollar test track near its Sterling Heights Assembly plant as part of a nearly $1.5 billion investment for the facility to produce the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup.

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Military awards could send $200 million in business to companies with Michigan operations

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(From Crain's) Military contractors in Michigan could see $200 million or more of new business over the next five years from awards and production orders through the U.S. Department of Defense in the past several days.

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Fiat Chrysler says 700 jobs will be added at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant


(From Click On Detroit) Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) announced Tuesday it will create 700 new jobs at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant when the Ram 1500 production begins.

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

AGS recruits local refugees to fill workforce demand

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(From Macomb County) AGS Automotive Systems, a full-service supplier well-known for their expertise in designing and manufacturing front and rear impact systems, has made major investments in Macomb County through community workforce development.

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

Fiat-Chrysler Warren Stamping Plant Celebrates Production Start of New State-of-the-Art Press

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(From PR Newswire) FCA US celebrated the start of production of its newest stamping press during an event at the Warren Stamping Plant. The company invested $63 million to bring the latest state-of-the-art stamping technology to the 65-year-old facility.

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

Key Safety Systems to be acquired by China's Ningbo Joyson

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(From Crain's) Sterling Heights-based Key Safety Systems Inc. will be acquired by public Chinese auto conglomerate Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp. in a $920M deal. The deal will create a combined supplier generating revenue of about $3 billion worldwide.

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

McLaren Adds 300 Jobs to Revenue Cycle Operations

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(From DBUSINESS) McLaren Health Care today opened its Revenue Cycle Operations office, which will house the health system’s entire billing and processing department, adding 300 jobs to Shelby Township in Macomb County.

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Posted on: November 29, 2015

Aerospace Company - Global Tooling - Expands in Macomb Township

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(From C&G News) Global Tooling Systems has operated in Macomb County since 1995, and will add 70 jobs along with adding a recently acquired building that will provide more than 40,000 square feet near its present location in Macomb Township.

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Posted on: November 10, 2015

State-of-the-art 144-acre industrial park planned for former golf course in Sterling Heights


(From Macomb Daily) Sterling Enterprise Park, a new 144-acre state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing site is planned for the former Sunnybrook Golf Course located in Sterling Heights. The site offers build-to-suit opportunities up to 1M square feet.

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Posted on: November 10, 2015

Faurecia to invest $8 million, create 90 jobs in Sterling Heights

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(From Crain's Detroit) Faurecia plans to invest $8 million to upgrade its Sterling Heights plant. The project, which is expected to create 90 jobs, is supported by a $350,000 performance-based grant, the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

City, Chamber seeking nominations for 2017 Sterling Edge Awards

The city of Sterling Heights and the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry are seeking nominations for the sixth-annual Michigan Week Business Expo & Sterling Edge Awards Luncheon recognizing outstanding businesses in Sterling Heights

Nomination applications, due Tuesday, March 14, can be submitted online at or  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: January 17, 2017

Police Respond to Fatal Injury Auto Accident

On Monday, Jan. 16, Sterling Heights Police Officers were dispatched to the area of northbound Ryan north of Seventeen Mile in response to a serious auto accident.

The initial investigation revealed that a 73 year old w/m was driving a black 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound in the northbound lanes of Ryan Rd for unknown reasons at a high rate of speed. A 56 year old w/f was driving a black 2017 Lincoln MKZ northb...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Sterling Heights, Utica partner for “#DigUtica” contest to digitize historical newspaper

Sterling Heights Public Library, Sterling Heights Historical Commission, Utica Public Library, and Utica Heritage Association are partnering to compete in a contest that could result in the digitization of 10,000 pages of the historical Utica Sentinel.

The Utica Sentinel newspaper 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 p...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Cultural Exchange to take place on Friday, March 3rd

The city of Sterling Heights and its Ethnic Community Committee will hold its 2017 Cultural Exchange on Friday, March 3, from 6-10 p.m. in the Senior Center.

The public is welcomed and encouraged to
attend this celebrated event.  Freeoverflow parking and shuttle service is available in Dodge Park.Sponsored by the Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee,
the 2017 Cultural Exchange ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Macomb County declares state of emergency, Public Works asks residents to continue to conserve water

Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel has declared a county state of emergency due to the major sewer break in Fraser.

“This has been a major sewer situation and disruption of services,” said Executive Hackel. “Our Emergency Management team continues to receive requests for assistance from local residents and businesses who are in the affecte...

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Posted on: December 31, 2016

Macomb County: 15 Mile Sewer Repair Conservation Information

Update from Macomb County Department of Public Works:

Work at the site of the 15 Mile Sewer/Sinkhole in Fraser continues 24/7, and homes and business served by the damaged sewer line can assist in this vital and important repair by conserving their water usage at this time. This is an opportunity for everyon...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Sterling Heights Police Apprehend Criminal Connected to Several Burglaries

The Sterling Heights Police Department Community Response Unit has been investigating a string of business burglaries over the past few weeks.

On December 28, they observed the suspect sitting in a dark colored SUV in a commercial parking lot at 16 Mile Road and Ryan Road.  The Community Response Unit then maintained surveillance of the suspect/vehicle while the suspect traveled to anot...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

House fire caused by Christmas tree lights

Sterling Heights firefighters responded to a reported structure fire in the 38000 block of Claremont Court on Friday, December 23 at around 3:30 in the afternoon. Upon arrival, Engine Company #1 found the single story home to be well involved in flames.

The fire was quickly brought under control by the firefighters from Stations 1 and 5, but not before causing significant damage to the home. Thankfully, all the occupants and their pets were gone at the time the fire started, so no one was injured.

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

Building Official Mike Viazanko named Building Official of the Year

The Homebuilders Association of Southeast Michigan (HBA) recently announced City of Sterling Heights Building Official Mike Viazanko as its 2016 Building Official of the Year.

The Sterling Heights City Council honored Viazanko at its Dec. 20 meeting for this outstanding award and his continued leadership.

The HBA is one of 26 local homebuilder associationsaround the state, part of a professional trade association, chartered in...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Official City Statement regarding lawsuit filed December 15, 2016

In response to the lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice on December 15, 2016:

Sterling Heights has a solid reputation for inclusiveness and tolerance reflected in a wide variety of places of worship across the City, including two existing Mosques, a Sikh Temple, a Buddhist Temple, Christian churches of various denominations and a B...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

City Council to Honor Committee's Diversity Champs

The Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee chose six honorees for its ninth annual Diversity Distinction Awards, presented at City Council’s Dec. 6 meeting.

The Ethnic Committee is proud to partner with the City Council in presenting the award trophies, provided through the generosity of Comcast, to deserving individuals and organizations that make a difference in our community.

The committee honored two busin...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Sterling Heights Police Department apprehend suspect after bank robbery

On Friday afternoon, the TCF Bank located at 40770 Dequindre Road in Sterling Heights was robbed at gunpoint.

The white, male suspect jumped the counter and demanded cash
from the tellers. The suspect then fled the scene in a vehicle.  The lone suspect was soon apprehended in thevehicle and is now in police custody. All evidence from the inci...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Coyote Sightings

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In light of the number of recent calls Animal Control has received regarding coyote sightings in the 14/15 Mile, Schoenherr/ Dodge Park area, Sterling Heights Animal Control officers would like to share some information to concerned residents.

While other animals are flying south or getting ready to hibernate this time of year, young coyotes are dispersing from their den sites to establish home ranges of their own. These young animals sometimes wander into urban areas. 

Recently, Animal Con...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Sterling Heights City Council to honor longtime Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan

Sterling Heights City Council will honor Utica’s longtime Mayor Jacqueline Noonan for her 29 years of service at its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Mayor Noonan is completing her fourteenth and final term as Mayor of the City of Utica, ending on Dec. 31.

Noonan will always be remembered as the Architectof Utica’s Rebirth. This transformation would not have occurred without
Mayor Noonan’s leadership and passion to make a new vision for Utica a reality,including:<_o3a_p>

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

City expands on-demand snow removal, lawn service offerings with Lawn Guru

The City of Sterling Heights announced today it is expanding its on-demand snow removal and lawn mowing offerings by working with Michigan-based and operated “LawnGuru,” which is now available for residents to download and use

LawnGuru allows users to summon a certified contractor, pay for requested services via credit card and receive a receipt of follow-up, all from the convenience of a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.

Throughout the past year, the City of Sterling Heig...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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.

Donations of non-perishable food to benefit the Macomb Food Program are now being accepted at the Sterling Heights Public Works facility between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and at the Community Relations Department, located in th...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

City announces process for filling City Council vacancy

In anticipation of Mayor Pro Tem Joseph V. Romano’s move to the Macomb County Board of Commissioners based upon unofficial results from the Nov. 8 election, the City of Sterling Heights has announced the process by which his successor will be appointed.

Beginning today, the Office of the City Clerk is accepting letters of interest and resumes from residents interested in being considered for appointment to Mr. Romano’s unexpired term ending Nov. 7, 2017. The deadline for filing letters of interest and re...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2016

Clinton River Restoration Project opens new recreational opportunities in Sterling Heights

At its November 1st, 2016 regular meeting, the Sterling Heights City Council will receive a presentation on the progress being made on the Clinton River Restoration Project.

This initiative is funded by a $4.5 million grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to improve existing and create new habitat diversity for river wildlife, alleviate bank erosion, manage and remove log jams, and improve navigability ...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2016

Key Safety Systems, Inc. Plans Investment of $1.5 million

Key Safety Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced engineered safety products for global automotive and non-automotive markets, which is headquartered in Sterling Heights, plans an expansion that will bring 50 new positions to the company.

This addition will generate a total investment of $1.5 million, which will result in a $200,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. This expansion comes just after KSS celebrates their 100-year corporate anniversary.

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

Key Safety Systems, Inc. Plans Investment of $1.5 Million

Key Safety Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced engineered safety products for global automotive and non-automotive markets, which is headquartered in Sterling Heights, plans an expansion that will bring 50 new positions to the company.

The positions will be in research and development and engineering.

This addition will generate a total investment of $1.5 million, which will result in a $200,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. This expansion comes just...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2016

Sterling Heights recognizes exceptional volunteers, employees at 2016 Appreciation Dinner

Sterling Heights recognized exceptional and long-time volunteers and employees at its Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Those celebrating an anniversary with the city or who were being honored for outstanding work were recognized with an award.

The exciting evening centered on the recognition of volunteers who have devoted their commitment, insight and generosity and employees who dedicated their career to Sterling Heights. Mayor Michael C. Taylor, City Council and City Manager Mark Vanderpool h...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Aerospace Company DM-Tool and Fabrication Plans Addition to Sterling Heights Facility

Aerospace Company D-M Tool and Fabrication is investing $1.8 million for a 22,000 square foot addition since its current building has reached capacity.

With this new addition, it will be able to bid on larger OEM aerospace projects with the new area being three feet higher than their existing building. This new addition to D-M Tool and Fabrication will bring 30 new jobs including 10 engineering jobs.

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

Major road repair pending federal grants, cities look to approve a Cost Sharing Agreement

The City of Sterling Heights, City of Warren and the Macomb County Department of Roads are entering a Cost Sharing Agreement to seek federal grant monies to repair 9 miles of Mound Road.

Over the last 20 years, Mound Road has deteriorated with age, from harsh weather conditions and heavy traffic. To repair 9 miles of Mound Road, stretching from I-696 to M-59, would cost an estimated $100 million. Absent federal funding, Macomb County De...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

To fight opioid epidemic, Macomb County leaders unite for Operation Rx

Civic leaders and law enforcement agents from Sterling Heights, Clinton Township, Warren and Macomb County recently met at Velocity Center in Sterling Heights to kick-off Operation Rx, an initiative aimed at fighting the opioid addiction epidemic.

Across the country and throughout Macomb County, prescription drug abuse has been on the rise. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since 2000, the rate of deaths from drug overdose in the United States has increase...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Macomb fighting water rate increases

Summer water bills are coming out now. High volumes, unpaid bills and even greater sewer rate increases are resulting in much higher year-over-year water bills.

Brian Baker, Macomb representative on the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), highlights the drivers of these costs and warns Macomb residents to keep a close watch on the water and sewer rate-making process.

“Our water system is a regional infrastruct...Read on...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

City launches Sterling Fix-It mobile app to better connect, engage and respond to residents

Today, the City of Sterling Heights announced the launch of Sterling Fix-It, a citizen-reporting tool for its 130,000+ citizens is now live to download on both iPhone and Android devices.

Citizens can now report issues such as potholes, graffiti, tall grass and more—all while engaging directly with their city government.

“The custom mobile app Sterling Fix-It gives citizens a personalized platform to communicate with their city governm...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Annual FBI Crime Statistics reveal Sterling Heights ranks as one of the nation's safest cities

Based on Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Preliminary Crime Statistics Report released today, Sterling Heights remains one of the safest communities in the state with populations over 100,000.

According to the Report, the City of Sterling Heights experienced 26 percent less property crimes than the national average of cities with populations over 100,000. Additionally, the number of violent crimes reported in Sterling Heights in 2015 was 38 ...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Fire Department to present awards at annual Open House

Each year, at the annual Fire Department Open House, the Sterling Heights Fire Department recognizes citizens, Fire Department employees and other city employees who, in the last year, have done exceptional things, above and beyond what they do each day.

The Sterling Heights Fire Department is able to save many lives each year, make a huge difference in the lives of those who are sick or injured as well as protecting a significant amount of property. The department operates as a team and recognizes the im...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Wide array of genres set to satisfy all ages at Sterlingfest 2016

An awesomely 80s cover band, a Fleetwood Mac tribute and Grammy-winning artist Soul Asylum comprise an eclectic blend of live entertainment set for four stages at the Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair set for Thursday through Saturday, July 28, 29, 30.

According to Community Relations Director Bridget Doyle, there are a number of new amenities at this year’s festival, including the Jet’s Pizza WiFi hotspots and cell phone charging stations, a Michigan wine vendor added to the Jazz Stage, craft beer adde...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Office of Purchasing launches new Electronic Bid Submission option

The City of Sterling Heights’ Office of Purchasing recently launched a new online option for submission of bids called an Electronic Bid Submission, or EBS.

This new option will benefit both the bidder and the City in saving cost, streamlining electronic storage and providing receipt and more.

Previously, the Purchasing Department has historically only accepted hard copy responses to Invitation to Bid, or ...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2016

City announces Riverland Pedestrian Bridge to be replaced this year

In an effort to improve existing walk and hike/bike paths and promote outdoor recreation throughout the city, the City of Sterling Heights is replacing the Riverland Pedestrian Bridge later this year.

The new bridge to be constructed will be open-style with a wood deck, according to Department of Public Works Director Mike Moore. Following a bid process, the award of construction for the project is slated for September. The old bridge structure will ...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

City seeking resident input on proposed Parks & Recreation initiatives, Master Plan

The City of Sterling Heights is hosting two community input forums at the Sterling Heights Senior Center to solicit feedback on the Land Use Master Plan and the Parks, Recreation and Non-Motorized Master Plan.

Specifically, the City is hoping residents will weigh-in on a proposed new community center and the addition of numerous other placemaking initiatives that could be added to upgrade the quality of life for Sterling Heights residents.

The first Communit...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Dobry Service Drive to see repairs after city requests improvements by MDOT

The City of Sterling Heights recently received word that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin engineering improvements to Dobry Drive, the service drive off M-59 that goes up and over Mound Road, this spring.

Construction of the $2.5 million project will begin as soon as weather permits and is contingent on an expected surplus of this year’s winter maintenance budget due to favorable winter weather.

In January, City of Sterling Heights officials reached out...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Firefighters win 2016 American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb

For the second year in a row, the Sterling Heights Fire Fighters won the Fight for Air Climb put on by the American Lung Association and held at the Detroit Renaissance Center.

Over 1300 people took part in the event, including over 400 Firefighters who competed in the 71 floor climb in their full firefighting gear with an air pack on their back.

The Firefighters compete in teams made up of at least three members from each d...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Fire Department earns upgrade in ISO Rating for the first time in 45 years

For the first time in 45 years, the Sterling Heights Fire Dept announced Tuesday its PPC has improved from a “4” rating to a “2” rating, which places the Department among only two other departments in Michigan at this caliber, Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids.

According to historical information received from retired Fire Chiefs John Childs and Ken Durham, the Sterling Heights Fire Department had held the Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating of “4 “since 1971 when it was upgraded from a “7” rating afte...Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2017



The Sterling Heights Public Library along with the Sterling Heights Historical Commission and the Utica Heritage Association need you to #DigUtica to win the Michigan Digital Newspaper Project grant, which helps communities digitize their local histories ...

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Overdrive Update

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If you haven't used Overdrive recently, come see it again! The library's eBook & Digital Audiobook service now has a fresh and easy-to-use interface. From this webiste, click on Digital Materials then eBooks & Digital Audiobooks to get started.

Posted on: January 3, 2017

Winter Reading

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Join our newest reading event, Winter Reading!

From now until the end of Feburary, kids can go to the Youth Services Desk and pick up a Winter Reading sheet. Each sheet offers several small goals that will give kids a fun and educational way to pass the dr...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017


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Stay up on events with the library's newest resource, Newsbank! View news coverage from over 3,000 local, state, and national sources. Go to Digital Materials >> Online Reference Sources >> Newsbank to get started.

Posted on: April 18, 2011

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