News Flash

Posted on: March 5, 2021

Cause of fatal house fire in Sterling Heights determined to be electrical in origin

The cause of a fatal fire in the 2200 block of Haff in Sterling Heights on Feb. 27 has been determined to be electrical in origin.

A space heater connected to a small gauge ungrounded extension cord plugged into an unprotected four-way wall tap caused high resistance heating that ignited and resulted in a fast moving fire. At the scene, firefighters searched and quickly found an occu...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2021

City of Sterling Heights Velocity Center to Host Manufacturers Engage 2021

The Sterling Heights Velocity Center is hosting a virtual Manufacturers Engage 2021. Velocity has partnered with Toffler Associates to deliver a Flash FuturesSM executive scenario exercise workshop as a part of the Manufacturers Engage event.

Who: Sterling Heights Senior Economic Development Advisor Luke Bonner, Alchemist Ventures Founder Patrick Wearn, Alchemist Ventures COO Patricia Lopez, Alchemist Ventures, Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Stacy Ziarko and ot...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Health Department extends partnership with SMART, launch Sterling Heights COVID-19 vaccination site

The Macomb County Health Department today announced a new partnership with the City of Sterling Heights that will create a new community-based COVID-19 vaccination site.

The new vaccination site will be at the Sterling Heights Senior Center, located at 40200 Utica Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313, and will be staffed by trained health professionals from the Sterling Heights Fire Department, with transportation services prov...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Sterling Heights prepares for Phase II COVID-19 vaccination of City residents

The Sterling Heights City Council has approved a license agreement to occupy and use the former Sears service center situated at 14100 Lakeside Circle as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination facility.

The City anticipates that this facility will play a pivotal role in meeting the anticipated demand for an estimated 80,000 residents 17 years and older who will seek vaccination in Phase II of the state of Michigan’s vaccination plan.

Once fully ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2021

City of Sterling Heights plans series of events in celebration of Black History Month

The city of Sterling Heights, in collaboration with members of the City’s African American Coalition, is hosting a month-long series of events in celebration of Black History Month.

The events are aimed at increasing local recognition of and engagement in Black History Month. Events and activities scheduled include:

  • Sterling Heights Public Library Youth Programs is hosting two virtual storytimes. The first was held on Feb. 2 and can b...
Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation Announces 2021 Scholarship Program

21 $1,000 Scholarships being awarded in 2021.

In May 2021, the Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation and its 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 and Maco...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2021

SHPD receives grant to implement innovative Trap, Neuter and Return program

The Sterling Heights Police Department recently began implementing an innovative Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) program to reduce feral cat populations thanks to the approval of a $5,000 grant.

Through the TNR program, the Sterling Heights Animal Control provides inquiring residents a trap and a voucher. Once the feral cat is trapped, the resident can transport them to All About Animals veterinary clinic where the voucher can be redeemed as paym...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Sterling Heights City Council confirms appointment of Kevin Edmond for new fire chief

Kevin Edmond has been appointed new fire chief for the city of Sterling Heights. Sterling Heights City Council confirmed appointment on Jan. 19 following a thorough national recruitment search performed by GovHR and in-depth candidate evaluation process.

Edmond replaces former Fire Chief Christopher Martin who retired last September following a 31-year career with the Sterling Heights Fire Department.

Edmond has been in fire service for 30 years, most recently as the fire chief in Collinsville, Illinois. H...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Sterling Heights receives outstanding audit results from Plante Moran, GFOA’s financial awards

Results from an independent audit for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2020 showed that Sterling Heights continues to manage its finances very well.

City Controller Nick Makie presented the audit to the Mayor and City Council Tuesday, Dec. 15. Makie said independent auditors Plante & Moran once again issued the City an “unmodified” opinion as part of its audit process - the hig...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Velocity hosts Meet the Team event with new entrepreneurial services partner Alchemist Ventures

Join us for a virtual “Meet the Team” to introduce the newly tapped Alchemist Ventures experts to Sterling Heights and Macomb County businesses of all sizes.

Who: Sterling Heights Senior Economic Development Advisor Luke Bonner, Macomb County Planning & Economic Development Director Vicky Rowinski, Alchemist Ventures Founder Patrick Wearn, Alchemist Ventures COO Patricia Lopez, Sterling Heights Regional Ch...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2020

City Council Public Participation for Dec. 15

Members of the public can address City Council with comments and questions regarding any item germane to City business and on any agenda item that the City Council will take action on during the business portion of this regular meeting.

Those who wish to participate in Communication from Citizen may join the Zoom meeting by telephone using the following telephone number: (929) 205-6099. When prompted, enter meeting ID number:  923 9405 8932 and press “#”   You do not ne...
Read on...

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 ...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

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,...
Read on...

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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

Press Releases