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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.

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Sterling Heights announces Sterlingfest 2022 entertainment lineup

At the May 4 City Council meeting, the city of Sterling Heights released a video announcing the Main Stage acts for Sterlingfest 2022. Most notably, the City has signed on Uncle Kracker as the headlining act for Saturday night!

Sterlingfest 2022 is set for Thursday, July 28 through Saturday, July 30, running 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.  The entire lineup for each of the four Sterlingfest 2022 stages is as follows:

Thursday, July 28

AT&T Main Stage 

7 p.m. - Elek...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Sterling Heights Police Department hires seven new officers; forms directed patrol unit

Sterling Heights remains the safest big city in the state of Michigan, and now Sterling Heights residents can feel even safer.

he Sterling Heights Police Department is hiring seven new police officers to better protect its more than 134,000 residents, visitors and businesses. Officers are currently being hired and trained and will start this summer.

“Our residents and ci...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Sterling Heights plans for citywide electric vehicle charging station infrastructure

In an effort to enhance its sustainability practices, the city of Sterling Heights has initiated a comprehensive study with Wade Trim and Associates Inc. to help the City prepare for tomorrow’s electric vehicle accessible roadways.

The goal of the study is to determine where electric vehicle charging stations should be placed throughout the City, the infrastructure required to install them and potential funding sources for the citywide installation.

“Sterling Heights is a p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2022

SterlingFAST 5K registration now open

The fun and excitement surrounding the Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair continues as organizers proudly announce the 8th Annual Sterlingfast 5K, sponsored by Amazon.

The family fun run begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 30th at Dodge Park, located on the corner of Utica and Dodge Park Roads.   Participants will meet in the Farmers Market Pavilion and the course will take runners and walkers north on Utica Road ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Proposed 2022/23 Sterling Heights Budget

Proposed 2022/23 Sterling Heights budget includes tax rate reduction; funds road improvements, public safety staffing and equipment. Budget hearings to be held on April 12 and 26.

The Sterling Heights City Council will discuss the Proposed 2022/23 City Budget during a special budget meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 at City Hall.

For the fiscal year beginning July 1, the City budget totals $252 million. The proposed C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2022

S&P Global Ratings ranks Sterling Heights’ financial future as Positive

The city of Sterling Heights has been upgraded to a positive financial outlook from S&P (Standard and Poor’s) Global Ratings.

S&P noted a number of factors influencing their rating, including:

  • A strong local economy with continuing major construction activity 
  • Low debt in comparison to authorized debt limits allowed in the City’s charter 
  • Strong fina...
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Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2022

City Recognized by UM-Dearborn’s iLabs’ eCities Research for Supporting Business In Community

Sterling Heights was honored as a five star community along with 97 other communities across the state.

Sterling Heights was honored as a five star community along with 97 other communities across the state.

The eCities study analyzed publicly available data from 277 communities from 54 counties in Michigan. Researchers focused on the five-year changes in pr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

City of Sterling Heights plans series of events in celebration of March is Reading Month

Beginning March 1, the city of Sterling Heights is hosting a month-long series of events at the public library in celebration of March is Reading Month, a time meant to motivate Americans of all ages to read every day.

“Reading has so many benefits, regardless of your age,” said Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor. “It can help improve brain function, memory and vocabulary, and it can even help you reduce stress. Simply put, it’...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2022

Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation Announces 2022 Scholarship Program

23 Scholarships totaling $26,000 being awarded.

–– In May 2022, 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 Ster...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Sterling Heights is safest big city in Michigan again in 2020, according to newly released FBI crime

The FBI’s 2020 annual report Crime in the United States has been released, and FBI data reveals the city of Sterling Heights is once again 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 237 to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2021

City of Sterling Heights receives high marks from residents in recent survey

Residents continue to give the community and its public services rave reviews.

According to the results of the recently completed survey, residents are overwhelmingly satisfied with Sterling Heights as a place to live, its overall image, quality of life, and as a place to raise children. The City’s public services and the ...

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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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