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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 13, 2020

City of Sterling Heights plans series of events to recognize, honor veterans for Memorial Day

Due to the COVID-based cancelation of the 2020 Memorial Day Parade, the city of Sterling Heights has planned a series of events during the week preceding Memorial Day to recognize and honor local veterans.

Many events are collaborative and designed to engage all ages of our community in a safe way that observes proper social distancing.

The calendar of events includes:

  • Tuesday, May 19 – Local veteran and 2021 Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal Sharro...
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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 15, 2020

City of Sterling Heights announces cancellation of events, programs, meetings through June 30

In accordance with recommendations by federal, state and county health agencies, the city of Sterling Heights announces cancellation of the following events, programs, and meetings.

This cancellation includes all programs scheduled at the Community Center, Senior Center, Nature Center, and Library through June 30, 2020.

The following cancellations are in order to protect public health during the COVID-19 virus outbreak and through the...

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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 31, 2020

City of Sterling Heights, SHRCCI partner on COVID-19 business survey; educational video briefings

The city of Sterling Heights and Sterling Heights Regional Chamber are partnering on two important initiatives to understand and assist the business community during the COVID-19 crisis.

The first initiative is distribution of a business survey aimed at identifying the short- and long-term needs of businesses as a result of the current pandemic. The survey is available here. Businesses are asked to complete the survey to provide City and ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

City of Sterling Heights announces cancellation of events, programs, meetings

In accordance with recommendations by federal, state and county health agencies, the city of Sterling Heights announces cancellation of the following events, programs, and meetings.

 UPDATE AS OF 4/15/2020

Meetings - CANCELLED

April 27 – Meeting of the Ordinance Board of Appeals – Panel I

April 28 – Meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals

April 28 - Special Meeting of the Sterling Heights City Counci...

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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 17, 2020

Sterling Heights’ public statement regarding confirmed case of COVID-19 at Sterling Heights Assembly

The City of Sterling Heights received official notice from FCA US LLC (FCA) regarding an employee at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant testing positive for the COVID-19 virus.

FCA has assured the City that all CDC and internal protocols have been implemented to reduce the risk of further transmission of the virus.

While this news is not positive, the City urges residents to remain calm and continue to limit social interaction to...

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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 16, 2020

Sterling Heights City Council to conduct meeting on March 17 at 7 pm via phone conference

The City of Sterling Heights will conduct the normally scheduled City Council regular meeting on Tuesday, March 17 at 7 pm.

However, due to the City operating under an emergency declaration and with approval of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the meeting will be conducted via phone conference.

Due to this change, the council meeting will be abbreviated and is expected to la...

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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 22, 2020

Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor to attend White House event

Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor has accepted an invitation from President Donald J. Trump and the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to attend a “Discussion on Transforming America’s Communities” at the White House on Friday, Jan. 24.

The meeting is intended for the nation’s mayors as part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual winter meeting. President Trump and Senior Administrative Officials will meet with Mayor Taylor and other mayors from throughout the country to discu...

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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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