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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Sterling Heights ranks top in assessed value in Macomb County, industrial ranks highest Michigan

According to most recent equalization values, Sterling Heights is one of the top five cities in State Equalized Values (SEV) in the entire state of Michigan, and ranks No. 2 in industrial property values among five highest SEV communities in the state.

Of the top SEV communities in Michigan, including Ann Arbor, Detroit, Troy and Grand Rapids, Sterling Heights ranks second in industrial property values at $584 million. Among this group, Sterling Heights ranks fourth in residential property values at $4....

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Sterling Heights Library exhibit preserves local experiences of Covid-19 pandemic

The History Today: The Children of COVID-19 exhibit is currently on display at the Sterling Heights Community Center.

Organized by the Sterling Heights Historical Commission, the exhibit documents the first-hand experience of children, age 18 and under, during the height of the pandemic. Varying mediums of art and words express what these youth were experiencing...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Sterling Heights opens Election Center at Community Center; drop boxes open

In preparation for the Aug. 3 City primary and Nov. 2 City general elections, the Sterling Heights City Clerk has opened the Election Center in its new location at the Sterling Heights Community Center at 40250 Dodge Park Road.

The Election Center is designed with voter safety in mind and will provide a safe, accessible environment where residents can handle all their election business like registering to vote, applying for an absent voter ballot, or applying to be a precinct wo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

City of Sterling Heights removes COVID-19 mask and capacity restrictions

After fifteen months of restrictions and safety guidelines, the city of Sterling Heights announces majority of COVID related rules now eliminated per guidance from MDHHS and MOSHA.

Effective today, June 28 the City of Sterling Heights will no longer require masks be worn in our buildings by staff or patrons, regardless of vaccination status.

In addition to the lifted restrictions, the City will also be lifting capacity limitations an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Public Library Connects the Community with Summer Reading

The Sterling Heights Public Library is celebrating reading, and consistency, with their 2021 Summer Reading Program.

The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has left many people feeling disconnected. Families have had to skip vacations. Children have missed seeing friends at school. The world, and Sterling Heights, is returning back to normal, but it is not th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

City of Sterling Heights announces new “Break-Free Blast” series of events for remainder of 2021

The city of Sterling Heights announces the rollout of a collection of signature events and amenities for the remainder of 2021.

Labeled “Break-Free Blast,” these events and activities are designed for all ages and interests, providing something every resident can enjoy. All activities will be conducted based on current public health guidelines at the time they ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

City of Sterling Heights opens Lakeside Mall drive-thru vaccination facility

The City of Sterling Heights today announced the opening of a new drive-thru vaccination facility housed inside the former Sears automotive center at Lakeside Mall. Hours for the new facility will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Opened in collaboration with partners from Macomb County, Shelby Township and Silver Pine Family Physicians, the facility will be staffed by trained health professionals from Sterling Heights Fire Department, Shelby Township Fire Department and Silver Pin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Proposed 2021/22 budget includes seven new police officers; continues to fund critical needs

The Sterling Heights City Council will discuss the Proposed 2021/22 City Budget during a special budget meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 at the Sterling Heights Community Center.

For the fiscal year beginning July 1, the City budget totals $230 million – a decrease of $19.5 million or 7.8% over last year. The budget funds 521 full-time positions and includes the addition of seven police officers. According to Police Chie...

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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 ...

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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...
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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...

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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: 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: 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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