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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Ken Stempowski Christmas Food Drive Kicks Off

Employees of the Sterling Heights Department of Public Works are gearing up for another season of collecting goods for those less fortunate with the Ken Stempowski Memorial Food Drive.

DPW employees are continuing the proud tradition initiated by a DPW colleague who began the department’s annual collections more than 44 years ago. 

Donations of non-perishable food to benefit the Macomb Food Program are now being accept...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2022

Sterling Heights engages Davey Resource Group for upcoming tree inventory

The Sterling Heights has engaged urban forestry consulting firm Davey Resource Group Inc. to conduct a comprehensive inventory and assessment of an estimated 37,500 trees on public streets in City parks.

The project is part of an ongoing initiative to help City officials understand the current tree population, prioritize tree maintenance and ensure the community has a healthy and sustainable urban forest.

The tree inventory effort the City initiated with a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Sterling Heights Sustainability Commission wins prestigious state planning award

The Sterling Heights Sustainability Commission was awarded the Outstanding Resiliency and Sustainability Award for the 2022 Planning Excellence Awards by the Michigan Association of Planners (MAP/APA Michigan) at their annual conference on Oct. 12.

The jury reviewing the plan, “found the topic areas to be highly specific to Sterling Heights, including a deep dive into opportunities and challenges with the context of the community and its development patterns.”

“We pride ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2022

Macomb County drain project creates new hike/bike path

Walkers, joggers and bicyclists can enjoy a scenic new route in Sterling Heights as part of a recently completed project along the Red Run Drain.

The new 1.35-mile hike/bike trail branches south from the Freedom Trail on Metropolitan Parkway, curves behind Freedom Hill County Park and continues west to Schoenherr Road.

“The trail makes a beautiful area accessible to the public. It&rsqu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Out of the Box Ventures Announces $1Billion Redevelopment Plan for Lakeside Mall

Lionheart Capital, a Miami-based real estate development and capital investment firm’s retail subsidiary Out of the Box Ventures, owner of Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights, Michigan have announced plans with the City of Sterling Heights for the

thoughtful redevelopment of the 110-acre site. The mixed-use city center will include residences, parks, hotel, office, retail, dining and more. The redevelopment is projected to positively impact the region by $1 billion over the next decade.

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Sterling Heights Councilwoman Deanna Koski Receives MML’s Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award

Sterling Heights City Councilmember Deanna Koski recently received the Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award from the Michigan Municipal League.

The Sinclair Award celebrates a person dedicated to public service who has shown passion and commitment to the League, enthusiastically supporting its mission, and promoting its purpose.

“On behalf of the League and the City of Sterling Heights, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Sterling Heights is safest big city in Michigan, according to newly released FBI crime statistics

Data has been released from the Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Investigation – NIBRS 2021 Crime Data Explorer, and the city of Sterling Heights is once again noted as the safest big city (over 100,000 population) in Michigan.

Sterling Heights was ranked safest among these communities in both total property crimes and violent crimes, as well as safest overall.

Sterling Heights recorded the lowest violent crime rate among all Michigan communities over 100,000 population at 225 to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

City Seeks Artwork for Public Display

The Sterling Heights Arts Commission is seeking applicants for the City’s Featured Artist program.

 The Featured Artist program showcases the creative works of some of Metro Detroit’s finest artists.  Artists selected will have their works displayed for a two-month period in a large, locked showcase located on the s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Sterling Heights Fire Department becomes first in Michigan to utilize Remote Methane Leak Detector

Next week, the Sterling Heights Fire Department will become the first fire department in the state of Michigan to have available a Remote Methane Leak Detector -

First Responder, a device that allows first responders to quickly scan common venting points within a structure from a safe distance to determine if methane gas is present. The $15,000 unit was donated to the department by the detector’s manufac...
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Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation Recognizes 2022 Scholarship Program Recipients

23 Scholarships totaling $26,000 being awarded.

On May 17 at 6 p.m., the Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation and its 11 scholarship sponsoring partners will award 23 scholarships totaling $26,000 to area college bound high school seniors and current college students living in Sterling Heights an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Sterling Heights City Clerk’s Office releases new voting precinct map

Sterling Heights recently completed a redistricting project that has created new voting precinct boundaries for residents.

These changes stem from the new boundary maps for Congressional, Senate and House Districts recently approved by the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) and the new Macomb County Commission District boundary map.

 

Voting ...

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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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