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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Fireworks Safety Tips

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In just a couple of weeks the night sky will be lit up on the 4th of July and we want to make sure everyone has a safe holiday!

A fun night can turn into disaster in a flash if a firework accident occurs, so here are a few tips on safety along with the new...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

GFL Refuse Pick Up Holiday Schedule 2020

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HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2020

•    NEW YEARS DAY - Wednesday, January 1, 2020 closed, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday delayed one day.

•    MEMORIAL DAY - Mond...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Portillo's announces expansion into Sterling Heights, Michigan

Portillo’s, the fast-casual restaurant concept known for its menu of Chicago-style favorites, is excited to announce its forthcoming restaurant in Sterling Heights, Mich.

This marks the brand’s first-ever restaurant in Michigan, the ninth state for the chain.

The site for the upcoming Portillo’s restaurant is located on Hall Road, a popular restaurant and retail corridor in the Northern suburb of Detroit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

City submits nomination for consideration as the headquarters for United States Space Command

On June 30, Mayor Michael Taylor submitted a nomination on behalf of the city to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, the Honorable John Henderson, for consideration of Sterling Heights as the future headquarters for the United States Space Command.

The nomination was co-signed by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel.

The City’s proximity to Selfridge Air National Guard Base and the historic and strong defense presence within Macomb County’s &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2020

City of Sterling Heights seeks commissioners for newly-formed Sustainability Commission

Sterling Heights is seeking residents interested in environmental issues to apply for appointment to a position on the City’s newly-formed Sustainability Commission.

Residents who are committed to creating a better future for their community through prioritizing energy efficiency, water conservation, waste minimization, carbon footprint reduction and more are encouraged to apply. The Sustainability Commission will be ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2020

City of Sterling Heights issues proclamations for Juneteenth and Pride Month

In the spirit of inclusiveness, and on behalf of Sterling Heights City Council, Mayor Michael Taylor issued two proclamations at the June 16 Regular City Council meeting.

The first declared June 19, 2020 as Juneteenth Independence Day in the City of Sterling Heights. The second proclaimed June 2020 as Pride Month in the city of Sterling Heights.

“I thank the mayor and city council for leading the way, remaining la...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2020

City of Sterling Heights announces formation of African American Coalition

Sterling Heights is forming an African American Coalition on Equity. The announcement was made by City Manager Mark Vanderpool at the June 16 Regular City Council meeting.

The purpose of the Coalition will be to create a forum that helps connect City leadership with the 10,000+ Black residents that call Sterling Heights home. The group will provide an opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities centered on racial eq...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

City of Sterling Heights announces ‘Turning Sterling Heights Inside Out’ program

Program allows for Sterling Heights businesses to expand services outdoors, growing business safely and in compliance with social distancing measures.

As businesses begin to reopen, their ability to adapt may be critically important to their long-term viability and survival. The City of Sterling Heights is helping out in their own way through the launch of a new program designed to support local busines...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Registration now open for virtual SterlingFAST 5K

The City of Sterling Heights will continue with the annual tradition of their SterlingFAST 5K. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 SterlingFAST 5K will not be at Dodge Park.

This year, SterlingFAST 5k will be a virtual event allowing participants of all ages to register online and run or walk in a safe location they choose, whether it be on a treadmill at home or outdoors along their favorite route.

The official race day is Sa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2020

MAMC honors Sterling Heights City Clerk Melanie Ryska as 2020 City Clerk of the Year

Members of the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks (MAMC) recently elected Sterling Heights City Clerk Melanie Ryska as the 2020 City Clerk of the Year.

The announcement was made by MAMC Director, Ways & Means Chair, Clerk of the Year Committee Stephanie McMillen.

“Clerk Ryska’s contributions to the profession are exemplary, and her efforts have not gone unnoticed,” said M...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

City of Sterling Heights responds to notice of federal lawsuit

Today, the city of Sterling Heights today was made aware of a federal lawsuit that has been filed involving a Sterling Heights Police Department officer. The lawsuit is based on an incident that took place 14 months ago in April 2019.

The following is a statement from Police Chief Dale Dwojakowski and background information as well as key action steps the city of Sterling Heights has underway to ensure strong, sensitive and responsive community policing that builds trust, reflects and ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Sterling Heights Public Library reveals reopening plan

The busiest municipal building in Sterling Heights, the Library, has created a multi-stage plan to reopen to the public.

"Our staff has been eager to resume its services, but we needed to develop a plan with an eye toward health and safety,” said Library Director Tammy Turgeon. “The plan includes incremental steps that will increase our activities o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

City of Sterling Heights announces reopening of City facilities to public

In accordance with the lifting of Governor Whitmer’s Stay Home Executive Order, the city of Sterling Heights will reopen City facilities to the public on Wednesday, June 10.

Employees will return on Monday, June 8 to prepare City facilities to receive members of the public in a way that is safe and is consistent with CDC guidelines.

“We completed extensive research in order to create a thorough and detailed plan to s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Proposed 2020-21 Sterling Heights Budget Funds Critical Needs with No Tax Increase

The Sterling Heights City Council will discuss the Proposed 2020-21 City Budget at the regular City Council meeting beginning at 7 pm on Tuesday, June 2 via Zoom Videoconference.

For the fiscal year beginning July 1, the City budget totals $213.9 million – a decrease of $55.6 million or 21 percent over last year. There is no increase in the total City millage rate of 16.2069 mills, and the average resident will pay only ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

City of Sterling Heights announces cancellation of Sterlingfest 2020, Music in the Park series

Planning underway for Dodge Park Farmers Market, Patios ‘n’ Pints craft beer nights and other safe activities and events.

The city of Sterling Heights is announcing the cancellation of the 39th annual Sterlingfest Art & Music Festival scheduled for July 23, 24, 25, 2020.  State and federal health guidelines limiting large gatherings of people necessitated the ca...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

City announces plan to safely reopen City facilities, restore non-essential services

In anticipation Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer may allow non-essential governmental operations to resume after May 28, Sterling Heights City Administration has undertaken research and preparation of a detailed plan to safely reopen City facilities.

This comprehensive plan places a premium on protecting the health of City employees and members of the public who visit City facilities consistent with federal and state guidelines.

In the absence of a COVID-19 vaccine, social distancing remains the most e...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2020

City of Sterling Heights ramps up COVID-19 serology antibody testing for essential employees

The city of Sterling Heights is partnering with Wayne State University, Wayne State Physician’s Group, ACCESS Community Health and Research Center and Ford Motor Company to provide COVID-19 serology antibody testing for essential employees.

Testing will take place on May 13 at the City’s Community Center to provide COVID-19 serology antibody testing for essential employees. Ford Motor Company will be providing vehicles, drivers and equipment for the mobile testing service.

The serol...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation Announces 2020 Scholarship Recipients

The Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation and its nine scholarship sponsoring partners awarded 20 scholarships totaling $20,000 to area college bound high school seniors and current college students living in Sterling Heights and Macomb County.

This marks the 22nd consecutive year the Foundation has awarded scholarships to area youth pursuing degrees in higher education or vocational training. The Foundation began awarding scholarships in 1999 and has awarded scholarships to 461 area students to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Sterling Heights Public Library meets increased demand for eBooks and eAudiobooks with OverDrive

In order to meet an increased resident demand for eBooks and eAudiobooks, the Sterling Heights Public Library has been approved to move $20,000 from its existing print resources budget to its OverDrive service.

Overdrive is the main vendor the Library uses for its eBook and eAudiobook collections.

“Even before the COVID-19 crisis, we were already seeing more residents shifting to the digital platform,” said Tammy Turgeon, Library Director. &am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Out of Box Ventures takes compassionate capitalism approach

Out of the Box Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary of Miami-based global real estate development firm, Lionheart Capital, is taking a unique and compassionate approach toward their tenants’ obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Out of the Box Ventures is supporting their tenants during this unprecedented economic situation as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic by significantly reducing rents for most tenants during this challenging time. This translates to a rent drop for thes...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

TDIC and Henry Ford Health System team up to combat COVID-19

TD Industrial Coverings, Inc. (TDIC) and its leadership are excited to announce the coming together of two Metro Detroit institutions.

As of Wednesday, March 25, 2020 TDIC, a nearly 40-year-old second-generation family business, has pivoted its core competency from protective automotive robot covers to provide medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to one of the nation’s p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

The city of Sterling Heights provides resources for community businesses during COVID-19 outbreak

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Sterling Heights is actively supporting our community at large, including the important members of our business community.

We recognize the hundreds of small businesses that are the backbone of our community, providing important goods and services that keep our economy – and our residents – thriving.The City has prepared a comprehensive list of resources f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 City Closure FAQs

Operating under a declaration of emergency due to COVID-19, the city of Sterling Heights is currently closed through March 31. Residents may have questions about COVID-19 as well as how City operations are currently being managed.

Please see below for a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you don’t see what you are looking for on this list, please email cityhall@sterling-heights.net for additional information.

Frequently Asked Questions 

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

City of Sterling Heights closes city hall until March 31 due to COVID-19

Operating under an Emergency Declaration, effective Monday, March 16, the City of Sterling Heights will close city hall and all associated buildings until March 31.

Buildings affected include City Hall, Sterling Heights Public Library, Sterling Heights Community Center, Sterling Heights Senior Center, Department of Public Works, Sterling Heights Nature Center and Sterling Heights Recycling Centers.

Sterling Heights Po...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2020

City of Sterling Heights Takes Proactive Approach to Coronavirus

The City of Sterling Heights is taking a proactive approach to learning more and educating residents about Coronavirus.

Activities include providing information regarding ways the public can help prevent exposure, engaging in a White House briefing and hosting a forum of community leaders to discuss the latest updates and best practices.

The City has published to its websit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Sterling Heights Mayor moves office hours to new community center during city campus renovations

Beginning March 19, due to ongoing city hall campus renovations, Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor has moved his office hours to the Community Center.

Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor has moved his office hours on Thursdays from 11 am – noon to the Community Center Conference Room with the exception of the following days:

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020Community Center Teen Room
  • Thursday, June 25,...
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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

City Announces Sterlingfest 2020 entertainment line-up

Sterlingfest, the City of Sterling Heights’ well-loved art and music fair, returns this year on July 23, 24, and 25 with notable music acts to perform on the AT&T Main Stage.

On Thursday, July 23rd, the music of Queen will be celebrated at the Dodge Park Amphitheatre as “Simply Queen” kicks-off Sterlingfest. The international tribute act has played thousands of shows and delivers an amazing authentic perfor...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Federal Railroad Administration: New Blocked Crossing Portal

Communities have long dealt with the issue of blocked crossings, and FRA is now seeking broad public input to understand the scope of the problem and engage with affected parties to identify potential solutions.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has established a new, dedicated webpage at www.fra.dot.gov/blockedcrossings, allowing the public and law enforcement to report blocked highway-rail grade crossings. Blocked crossings occur when stopped trains imp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Sterling Heights Art Commission seeking businesses to apply for 2020 Public Art Mural Program

Following the successful launch of the City of Sterling Heights’ first-ever Public Art Mural Program in 2018, the Sterling Heights Arts Commission is seeking businesses interested in participating by offering a side of their building or business.

Under the 2020 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: January 13, 2020

The Annual Sterling Heights Cultural Exchange to take place on Friday, March 6

The City of Sterling Heights and its Ethnic Community Committee will hold its 2020 Cultural Exchange on Friday, March 6, from 6-10 p.m. in the City’s new Community Center, located at 40250 Dodge Park.

The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend this celebrated event. Free overflow parking and shuttle service will be available from City Hall and the 41A District Court.

Sponsored by the Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee, the 2020 Cultural Ex...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Sterling Heights Seeks Entries for Monthly Photography Contest

The City of Sterling Heights Arts Commission invites residents to submit their favorite photos for a new monthly Photo Contest. Each month, the contest will have a new theme.

All photos will be posted on the City's Facebook page, and the photo with the most 'likes' will earn the photographer a $25 gift card. Winning photos will be shared on the City's social media outlets.

The Photo Contest’s first theme will be Hallo...

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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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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Reopening Plan

Graphic showing three phase reopening plan

The library will begin a 3-phase plan for reopening that runs from June 8 to July 25.

Phase 1 - Phone Service Only

On June 8, residents may call the library to place holds on items, seek help with digital services, and ask general questions by calling (586)...

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Sterling Heights Library
Posted on: July 1, 2020

MI Library Quest

MI Library Quest

Calling all teen adventurers! His Majesty King Thaddeus Brockwright the Third is seeking brave souls to rid his kingdom of the dreaded bronze dragon. Prepare yourself for a daring virtual quest that will save the kingdom and earn you fabulous treasures! F...

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Sterling Heights Library
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Summer Reading

Imagine Your Story

Join us from June 8 to August 8 for a prize-filled reading event! Take a look at shpl.net/1619 for details on our fairy tale themed program.

This year’s program has a 100 percent virtual option. While we encourage everyone to participate online, ...

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Sterling Heights Library
Posted on: March 18, 2020

TumbleBooks

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From now until August 31, TumbleBooks is giving libraries free access to their services! You can find youth eBooks and math materials, young adult eBooks, romance eBooks, and audiobooks for all ages.

To enjoy these free services, go to shpl.net/1747 for a ...

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Sterling Heights Library
Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Resources

Library of Michigan

The Library of Michigan has prepared a list of trusted sources about the corona virus along with resources for individuals, small businesses, and employers affected by the outbreak. Click here to access their resources.

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