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Posted on: March 27, 2020

City of Sterling Heights begins yard waste collection as scheduled on April 6

The city of Sterling Heights will begin yard waste collection as scheduled on April 6. Yard waste is collected every week on the same day as each resident’s refuse collection.

“We’ve been in contact with our representatives at GFL, and we’re thrilled to report they are fully functioning despite the current COVID-19 crisis,” said Sterling Heights DPW Director Mike Moore. “We are ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

City of Sterling Heights announces cancellation of events and meetings

In accordance with recommendations by federal, state and county health agencies and in compliance with executive orders issued to date by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the city of Sterling Heights announces cancellation of the following events and m...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Sterling Heights helps local manufacturer obtain approvals for hand sanitizer products

In an effort to allow the local production of hand sanitizer products and anti-microbial soaps, the city of Sterling Heights has assisted a local manufacturer to secure their license from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

“The Michigan Liquor Control Commission and the governor’s office acted swiftly and professionally to ensure this Sterling Heights Manufacturer could provide desperately needed sanitation products to the general public,” said...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

City of Sterling Heights’ extends closure through at least April 13

In light of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s announced “Stay home; stay safe” executive order, the city of Sterling Heights will extend the closure of municipal buildings through at least April 13.

The affected buildings include City Hall, Sterling Heights Public Library, Community Center, Senior Center, Nature Center, Department of Public Works and the two Recycling Centers. Although the major and neighborhood parks remain open, amenities such as 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 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 17, 2020

City of Sterling Heights and Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce co-host Coronavirus forum

The city of Sterling Heights and Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce will co-host a Coronavirus Community Leaders Forum on Wednesday, March 18 at 6 pm via Facebook Live.

At the forum, presentations will be made by Melissa Jackson from Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor, Sterling Heights Fire Chief Chris Martin, Utica Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Christine Johns, Warren Consolidated S...

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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 12, 2020

Sterling Heights cancels Senior Center, Community Center, Library and Nature Center activities

Effective immediately, the City of Sterling Heights has canceled all scheduled programming and drop-in activities in the Sterling Heights Senior Center and Sterling Heights Community Center through March 31.

Library programming, which is currently being held at the Community Center due to City campus renovations, will also be included in these cancellations. Larger events at the Sterling Heights Nature Center will also be canceled, and residents are encourage...

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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: March 2, 2020

Statement from City of Sterling Heights

The Sterling Heights Fire Department is deeply saddened to report the tragic loss of Lieutenant Lorne Farrell. Lorne was in Florida with his family on the afternoon of Sunday March 1, when he collapsed while playing pickleball with his two adult children.

Extensive efforts from bystanders and first responders to revive him were not successful.

Lorne was an exceptional firefighter who could always be counted on in times of need; not just for the public he served with extreme dedication, but to his fellow fir...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2020

Sterling Heights Cultural Exchange: Friday, March 6

A much-anticipated event celebrating the City of Sterling Heights’ many cultures will be held Friday, March 6, 2020. Sterling Heights and its Ethnic Community Committee will hold its annual Cultural Exchange, from 6-10 p.m. in the new Community Center.

The Sterling Heights Community Center is located at 40250 Dodge Park Road. The public is encouraged to attend this free event. 

The 2020 Cultural Exchange will feature a wide array of ethnic music and dance, cuisine from over 25 city rest...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Sterling Heights to celebrate Memorial Day with Annual Parade on May 25

The City of Sterling Heights and its Arts Commission are making preparations for the 41st Annual Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 25, 2020.

The parade theme is "Valor", and will feature local Army Veteran Sharron Allen as Grand Marshal. Ms. Allen is also a current member of the Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee.

The Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade is one of the City&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Applications now available for the 2020 Sterlingfest Arts & Crafts Show

The city’s Arts Commission today announced that Artisan and Fine Crafter Applications are now available for the 2020 Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, slated for July 23-25.

Artisans and crafters have until March 14 to complete and submit an application for the 2020 Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, held at the Richard J. Notte Sterling Heights City Center.  Festival rules, fees, and other guidelines are included in...

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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 to recognize Black History Month

Sterling Heights is designating February 2020 as Black History Month in the City of Sterling Heights.

Black History Month is a nationwide campaign celebrating achievements by African Americans and for recognizing the central role of African Americans throughout U.S. history. The City of Sterling Heights invites all residents and surrounding community to c...

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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 22, 2020

Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation Announces 2020 Scholarship Program and New Ronald Himmler

Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation and nine scholarship sponsoring partners will award 21 scholarships totaling $21,000 to area college bound high school seniors and current college students living in Sterling Heights, Macomb County in May 2020.

This marks the 22nd consecutive year that the Foundation has awarded scholarships to area youth pursuing degrees in higher education or vocation training.

The Foundation began awarding scholarships in 1999 and has awarded scholarships to 461 area students ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

City to host Census 2020 Stakeholder Forum to educate regarding the upcoming count

The City of Sterling Heights to host a Census 2020 Stakeholder Forum on Jan. 16 from 6-8 pm at the Velocity Center to help educate, share ideas and answer questions about the upcoming census count and importance of obtaining complete count for the City.

At the forum, City leaders including Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor, City Manager Mark Vanderpool and City Clerk Melanie Ryska, among others, will be on hand to share the critical role a complete census count plays in the City’s future fu...

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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: September 18, 2019

Sterling Heights Encourages Commercial Energy Efficiency with PACE Program for Local Businesses

In effort to encourage environmentally friendly business practices throughout, Sterling Heights joined forces with Lean & Green Michigan (LAGM) to roll out PACE program to commercial, industrial, multifamily, agricultural and non-profit properties.

PACE is a long-term financing tool available to commercial property owners to pay for energy and water efficiency and renewable energy upgrades. LAGM is the statewide administrator for PACE financing that local governments can join for free, creating one ...

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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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