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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Ken Stempowski Memorial Food Drive

?Employees of the Sterling Heights Department of Public Works are gearing up for another season of collecting non-perishable food with the Ken Stempowski Memorial Food Drive.

The Sterling Heights Department of Public Works Community Involvement Group is continuing the proud tradition initiated by a DPW colleague who began the department’s annual collections more than 43 years ago.

Donations of non-perishable food to b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2021

Sterling Heights Councilmember Barbara Ziarko Named Michigan Municipal League President

Sterling Heights City Councilmember Barbara Ziarko has been named as the Michigan Municipal League’s 2021-22 President.

Ziarko was selected as President Nov. 12 by the 18-member League Board of Trustees during the group’s November meeting in Lansing. Ziarko replaces Monica Galloway as League President, who had to step down after not being re-elected as Flint City...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2021

City of Sterling Heights invites local veterans, residents to annual Veterans Day Ceremony

All local veterans are invited to join a celebration held in their honor at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Sterling Heights Community Center located at 40250 Dodge Park Road.

Those who wish to express their appreciation to these brave men and women are also encouraged to attend.

41-A District Court Judge Stephen Sierawski will emcee the annual ceremony which includes remarks from veterans and Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Tayl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2021

City of Sterling Heights Department of Public Works Cuts Ribbon on New Facility

The City of Sterling Heights cut the ribbon on the new Department of Public Works facility yesterday, Tuesday, Oct. 19.

The new $24.6 million,178,000-square-foot facility will house roughly 100 employees along with DPW fleet vehicles and equipment.

DPW Director Michael Moore has worked closely with the project architect, Kueny Architects, and the general contractor, Lasalle...

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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 23, 2021

Sterling Heights Councilmember Barbara Ziarko Named League Vice President

Sterling Heights City Councilmember Barbara Ziarko has been named as the Michigan Municipal League’s 2021-22 Vice President.

Ziarko was selected vice president by the 18-member Board of Trustees on Sept. 21 during the Michigan Municipal League’s Convention in Grand Rapids. The Board also named Flint City Councilmember Monica Galloway as president. As vice president, Z...

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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: 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: 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: 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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