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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Notice of Vacancy on City Council

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The Office of the City Clerk is accepting letters of interest and resumes from residents interested in being considered for appointment to fill a vacancy on the Sterling Heights City Council for an unexpired term ending November 7, 2017.
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Posted on: November 1, 2016

City expands on-demand snow removal, lawn service offerings with Michigan-based LawnGuru

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LawnGuru allows users to summon a certified contractor, pay for requested services via credit card and receive a receipt of follow-up, all from the convenience of a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

City launches Sterling Fix-It mobile app to better connect, engage and respond to residents

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The City of Sterling Heights has announced the launch of Sterling Fix-It, a citizen-reporting tool for its 130,000+ citizens is now live to download on both iPhone and Android devices. Citizens can now report issues such as potholes, graffiti, tall grass ...Read on...


Posted on: October 28, 2016

Prototype of Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle unveiled in Sterling Heights

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(From WXYZ) The public got its first look at some new military might Thursday, made right here in Michigan.

U.S. Army officials rolled out the first Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle at General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights on Thursday.

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Former auto supplier builds parts for Mars spaceship

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(From The Detroit News) NASA’s first manned spaceship to Mars will be partially made in Michigan.

The government agency’s new Space Launch System — a rocket set to ferry humans to the red planet in the 2030s — relies on dozens of Michigan suppliers.

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Faurecia to close two plants in Sterling Heights, Fraser

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(From Macomb Daily) Automotive parts supplier Faurecia will close its two Macomb County plants this year and enact layoffs at its other two facilities.

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Next-Gen 2018 Ram 1500 Is Worth A Lot

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(From Daily Sun) FCA’s Sterling Heights assembly plant is getting ready to change from building the Chrysler 200 to the next-generation Ram pickup and the redesigns will supposedly incorporate an on-site test track.

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

Inside the Army's TARDEC, Which Developed the Chevy Colorado ZH2

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(From Inverse) The U.S. Army’s TARDEC (Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center) Division and General Motors unveiled this week the Colorado ZH2, a hydrogen-powered truck that took a year to design and build.

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

General Dynamics Secures $509M Contract for Army Stryker Vehicle Configuration Update

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(From GovConWire) General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has received a potential $508.7 million firm-fixed-price contract to re-engineer the U.S. Army‘s fleet of Stryker ground combat vehicles.

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

Moceri Cos. to Invest $1.2B in Senior Luxury Communities in Southeast Michigan

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(From DBusiness) Moceri Cos., an Auburn Hills-based custom home builder, is investing more than $1.2 billion over 10 years to add new luxury living communities to The Blossom Collection, a group of living spaces across southeast Michigan for those 55...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Test track part of FCA investment in Sterling Heights

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(From the Detroit News) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to add a multimillion dollar test track near its Sterling Heights Assembly plant as part of a nearly $1.5 billion investment for the facility to produce the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup.

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Military awards could send $200 million in business to companies with Michigan operations

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(From Crain's) Military contractors in Michigan could see $200 million or more of new business over the next five years from awards and production orders through the U.S. Department of Defense in the past several days.

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Fiat Chrysler says 700 jobs will be added at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant

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(From Click On Detroit) Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) announced Tuesday it will create 700 new jobs at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant when the Ram 1500 production begins.

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

AGS recruits local refugees to fill workforce demand

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(From Macomb County) AGS Automotive Systems, a full-service supplier well-known for their expertise in designing and manufacturing front and rear impact systems, has made major investments in Macomb County through community workforce development.

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

Fiat-Chrysler Warren Stamping Plant Celebrates Production Start of New State-of-the-Art Press

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(From PR Newswire) FCA US celebrated the start of production of its newest stamping press during an event at the Warren Stamping Plant. The company invested $63 million to bring the latest state-of-the-art stamping technology to the 65-year-old facility.

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

Key Safety Systems to be acquired by China's Ningbo Joyson

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(From Crain's) Sterling Heights-based Key Safety Systems Inc. will be acquired by public Chinese auto conglomerate Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp. in a $920M deal. The deal will create a combined supplier generating revenue of about $3 billion worldwide.

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

McLaren Adds 300 Jobs to Revenue Cycle Operations

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(From DBUSINESS) McLaren Health Care today opened its Revenue Cycle Operations office, which will house the health system’s entire billing and processing department, adding 300 jobs to Shelby Township in Macomb County.

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Posted on: November 29, 2015

Aerospace Company - Global Tooling - Expands in Macomb Township

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(From C&G News) Global Tooling Systems has operated in Macomb County since 1995, and will add 70 jobs along with adding a recently acquired building that will provide more than 40,000 square feet near its present location in Macomb Township.

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Posted on: November 10, 2015

State-of-the-art 144-acre industrial park planned for former golf course in Sterling Heights

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(From Macomb Daily) Sterling Enterprise Park, a new 144-acre state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing site is planned for the former Sunnybrook Golf Course located in Sterling Heights. The site offers build-to-suit opportunities up to 1M square feet.

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Posted on: November 10, 2015

Faurecia to invest $8 million, create 90 jobs in Sterling Heights

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(From Crain's Detroit) Faurecia plans to invest $8 million to upgrade its Sterling Heights plant. The project, which is expected to create 90 jobs, is supported by a $350,000 performance-based grant, the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

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Posted on: November 3, 2015

GM to Offer Autonomous Volts at Warren Tech Center in 2016

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(From Detroit Free Press) General Motors is introducing a fleet of autonomous Chevrolet Volts in late 2016 on its Warren Technical Center campus for employee use.

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Posted on: November 3, 2015

Sterling Heights Based IMPCO Technologies Joins Automotive Consortium On Alternative Fuels

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(From DBusiness) Nearly 30 companies and organizations across Michigan, including Sterling Heights-based IMPCO Technologies, announced a new organization--called Clean Fuels Michigan--to advance clean fuel neutral policies and commercialization efforts.

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Posted on: November 3, 2015

Local Leaders Raising Regional Awareness of Defense Industry As Defense Spending Bill Looms

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(From Crain's Detroit Business) Macomb County makes a push for military leaders and their supporters to raise awareness among elected officials of the region’s military and defense contracting assets.

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Coyote Sightings

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In light of the number of recent calls Animal Control has received regarding coyote sightings in the 14/15 Mile, Schoenherr/ Dodge Park area, Sterling Heights Animal Control officers would like to share some information to concerned residents.

While other animals are flying south or getting ready to hibernate this time of year, young coyotes are dispersing from their den sites to establish home ranges of their own. These young animals sometimes wander into urban areas. 

Recently, Animal Con...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Sterling Heights City Council to honor longtime Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan

Sterling Heights City Council will honor Utica’s longtime Mayor Jacqueline Noonan for her 29 years of service at its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Mayor Noonan is completing her fourteenth and final term as Mayor of the City of Utica, ending on Dec. 31.

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Sterling Heights F.O.P. Lodge 118 hosts 18th Annual Cops and Kids Program

The Sterling Heights Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 118, in cooperation with the Sterling Heights Police Department and Target of Sterling Heights, is hosting the 18th annual “Cops and Kids” holiday program on December 10, 8:30 a.m. at Target on 16 Mile.

Cops and Kids is designed to assist area children and their families during the Christmas holiday. Between 40 and 50 Sterling Heights area children will purchase toys, clothes and gifts for their families.

Santa and Mrs. Clause, along with Santa’...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

City expands on-demand snow removal, lawn service offerings with Lawn Guru

The City of Sterling Heights announced today it is expanding its on-demand snow removal and lawn mowing offerings by working with Michigan-based and operated “LawnGuru,” which is now available for residents to download and use

LawnGuru allows users to summon a certified contractor, pay for requested services via credit card and receive a receipt of follow-up, all from the convenience of a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.

Throughout the past year, the City of Sterling Heig...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

DPW plans to host Ken Stempowski Food Drive

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.

Donations of non-perishable food to benefit the Macomb Food Program are now being accepted at the Sterling Heights Public Works facility between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and at the Community Relations Department, located in th...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

City announces process for filling City Council vacancy

In anticipation of Mayor Pro Tem Joseph V. Romano’s move to the Macomb County Board of Commissioners based upon unofficial results from the Nov. 8 election, the City of Sterling Heights has announced the process by which his successor will be appointed.

Beginning today, the Office of the City Clerk is accepting letters of interest and resumes from residents interested in being considered for appointment to Mr. Romano’s unexpired term ending Nov. 7, 2017. The deadline for filing letters of interest and re...Read on...

Posted on: November 1, 2016

Weigh in on the Parks & Rec Master Plans for 2017-2021

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Residents, we need you! The proposed Parks, Recreation and Non-Motorized Master Plan for 2017-2021 is here and we want your feedback. Available online and at the Recreation Center and Library, let us know what you think!

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR PROPOSED PARKS, RECREATION, AND NON-MOTORIZED MASTER PLAN

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., the City Council for the City of Sterling Heights will convene in the Council Chambers ...Read on...

Proposed Parks & Recreation Master Plan 2017-2021
Posted on: October 28, 2016

Clinton River Restoration Project opens new recreational opportunities in Sterling Heights

At its November 1st, 2016 regular meeting, the Sterling Heights City Council will receive a presentation on the progress being made on the Clinton River Restoration Project.

This initiative is funded by a $4.5 million grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to improve existing and create new habitat diversity for river wildlife, alleviate bank erosion, manage and remove log jams, and improve navigability ...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2016

Sterling Heights to host press conference announcing aggressive crackdown on illegal marijuana grow

MEDIA ADVISORY: Sterling Heights to host press conference announcing aggressive crackdown on illegal marijuana grow operations

Who: Police Chief John Berg, City Attorney Marc Kaszubski and City Development Director Denice Gerstenberg will address the media to announce the City’s plans for an aggressive crackdown on nuisance marijuana grow operations in Sterling Heights.

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

City sets Saturday, Nov. 5th as Fall Pride & SHINE Day

The City of Sterling Heights has scheduled Saturday, November 5th as this year’s fall Community Pride & SHINE Day, encouraging residents to make their properties “SHINE” in preparation for the winter months.

The citywide cleanup is part of the SHINE (Sterling Heights Initiative for Neighborhood Excellence) program aimed at protecting property values by encouraging all residents to maintain the exterior of their homes. SHINE works with civic and church groups ...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2016

Key Safety Systems, Inc. Plans Investment of $1.5 million

Key Safety Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced engineered safety products for global automotive and non-automotive markets, which is headquartered in Sterling Heights, plans an expansion that will bring 50 new positions to the company.

This addition will generate a total investment of $1.5 million, which will result in a $200,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. This expansion comes just after KSS celebrates their 100-year corporate anniversary.

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

Key Safety Systems, Inc. Plans Investment of $1.5 Million

Key Safety Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced engineered safety products for global automotive and non-automotive markets, which is headquartered in Sterling Heights, plans an expansion that will bring 50 new positions to the company.

The positions will be in research and development and engineering.

This addition will generate a total investment of $1.5 million, which will result in a $200,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. This expansion comes just...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2016

Sterling Heights recognizes exceptional volunteers, employees at 2016 Appreciation Dinner

Sterling Heights recognized exceptional and long-time volunteers and employees at its Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Those celebrating an anniversary with the city or who were being honored for outstanding work were recognized with an award.

The exciting evening centered on the recognition of volunteers who have devoted their commitment, insight and generosity and employees who dedicated their career to Sterling Heights. Mayor Michael C. Taylor, City Council and City Manager Mark Vanderpool h...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Aerospace Company DM-Tool and Fabrication Plans Addition to Sterling Heights Facility

Aerospace Company D-M Tool and Fabrication is investing $1.8 million for a 22,000 square foot addition since its current building has reached capacity.

With this new addition, it will be able to bid on larger OEM aerospace projects with the new area being three feet higher than their existing building. This new addition to D-M Tool and Fabrication will bring 30 new jobs including 10 engineering jobs.

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

Major road repair pending federal grants, cities look to approve a Cost Sharing Agreement

The City of Sterling Heights, City of Warren and the Macomb County Department of Roads are entering a Cost Sharing Agreement to seek federal grant monies to repair 9 miles of Mound Road.

Over the last 20 years, Mound Road has deteriorated with age, from harsh weather conditions and heavy traffic. To repair 9 miles of Mound Road, stretching from I-696 to M-59, would cost an estimated $100 million. Absent federal funding, Macomb County De...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

To fight opioid epidemic, Macomb County leaders unite for Operation Rx

Civic leaders and law enforcement agents from Sterling Heights, Clinton Township, Warren and Macomb County recently met at Velocity Center in Sterling Heights to kick-off Operation Rx, an initiative aimed at fighting the opioid addiction epidemic.

Across the country and throughout Macomb County, prescription drug abuse has been on the rise. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since 2000, the rate of deaths from drug overdose in the United States has increase...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Volunteers needed to plant trees along Utica & 17 Mile Road

The City of Sterling Heights is partnering with ReLeaf Michigan to plant 15 trees on Saturday, November 5th along 17 Mile Road and Utica in Sterling Heights.

Organizers are looking for volunteers to help out on Saturday morning. Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes, comfortable clothing and bring a shovel and other appropriate tools. This is a family friendly event, and is free to any members of t...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2016

Kart 2 Kart presents "Get SHARP - A Distracted & Impaired Driving Awareness Program for Teens

In an effort to underscore the risks for new drivers and to "drive home" good habits, students from six Michigan high schools will get behind the wheel to experience the dangers of distracted and impaired driving on Oct. 20.

The latest reports on traffic safety make clear the growing danger of distracted driving. In an effort to underscore the risks for new drivers and to "drive home" good habits, students from six Michigan high schools will get behind the wheel t...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

City to recognize individuals and groups that champion diversity

The Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee is currently seeking nominations of individuals and businesses that champion diversity for its ninth annual Diversity Distinction Awards to be presented during the City Council’s Dec. 6 meeting.

Nominations are due by Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 and can be made by filling out the Diversity Distinction Award Nomination Form online at www.sterling-heights.net or by calling Community Relations at 586-446-2470.

Nominees should either be Sterling Heigh...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Macomb fighting water rate increases

Summer water bills are coming out now. High volumes, unpaid bills and even greater sewer rate increases are resulting in much higher year-over-year water bills.

Brian Baker, Macomb representative on the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), highlights the drivers of these costs and warns Macomb residents to keep a close watch on the water and sewer rate-making process.

“Our water system is a regional infrastruct...Read on...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

City launches Sterling Fix-It mobile app to better connect, engage and respond to residents

Today, the City of Sterling Heights announced the launch of Sterling Fix-It, a citizen-reporting tool for its 130,000+ citizens is now live to download on both iPhone and Android devices.

Citizens can now report issues such as potholes, graffiti, tall grass and more—all while engaging directly with their city government.

“The custom mobile app Sterling Fix-It gives citizens a personalized platform to communicate with their city governm...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2016

Community Foundation partners with library, bringing the DIA mobile display to the community

The Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation and the City Library have joined together to bring the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Mobile Away Trailer to the City on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.

The DIA trailer will be located in the parking lot across from the Library main entrance.

The DIA Mobile Away Trailer is a free, mobile interactive classroom and a creative exploration space for everyone. It brings educational, hands-on art experience...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2016

Sterling Heights and Warren approve innovative agreement for Parks & Recreation programs

The cities of Sterling Heights and Warren have agreed to collaborate on parks and recreation programs under the terms of an interlocal agreement, approved by their respective City Councils

The interlocal agreement between the cities of Sterling Heights and Warren is contingent upon the approval of the Recreating Recreation millage on Nov. 8.

The interlocal agreement allows residents of Sterling Heights to purchase a membership to the War...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Annual FBI Crime Statistics reveal Sterling Heights ranks as one of the nation's safest cities

Based on Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Preliminary Crime Statistics Report released today, Sterling Heights remains one of the safest communities in the state with populations over 100,000.

According to the Report, the City of Sterling Heights experienced 26 percent less property crimes than the national average of cities with populations over 100,000. Additionally, the number of violent crimes reported in Sterling Heights in 2015 was 38 ...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

FCA US Announces 700 new jobs in addtion to 1.5 billion captial investment in SHAP

Today, FCA US LLC announced it will create 700 new jobs at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant when the Ram 1500 production begins.

On July 26th, FCA US previously announced a $1.48 billion investment at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) to produce the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup truck beginning in 2018. This announcement marks nearly $3 billion FCA US has invested in Ste...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Fire Department to present awards at annual Open House

Each year, at the annual Fire Department Open House, the Sterling Heights Fire Department recognizes citizens, Fire Department employees and other city employees who, in the last year, have done exceptional things, above and beyond what they do each day.

The Sterling Heights Fire Department is able to save many lives each year, make a huge difference in the lives of those who are sick or injured as well as protecting a significant amount of property. The department operates as a team and recognizes the im...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

City teams with service organizaitons and businesses for 2016 Holiday Assistance Program

Hoping to make the upcoming holidays brighter for as many less fortunate Sterling Heights families as possible, the city is again teaming with public and private service organizations to coordinate and streamline each agency’s holiday assistance programs.

As it’s done over the course of the past two decades, the Sterling Heights Community Relations Department will initiate and draft a master list of families needing assistance wherein interested service organizations will dissect the list and adopt as ma...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Sterling Hts. awarded $2.4 million Stormwater Asset Mgmt Grant to upgrade DPW assets, technology

The City was recently notified by the MDEQ that it has been awarded a $2.4 million Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater grant with a $444,444 local match. The funds will be utilized to complete several projects for the Department of Public Works.

According to Information Technology Director Steve Deon, the City applied for the SAW grant in November 2013. Hundreds of communities applied for the grant, Deon said, and only a small number were selected. The grant will help fund various technical DPW...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Police Department equips officers with Narcan in an effort to battle opiate overdose & prevent death

In an effort to battle a burgeoning regional and national opiate addiction epidemic, the Sterling Heights Police Department recently equipped all officers with the opioid overdose antidote drug naloxone, known by its brand name Narcan.

When responding to a potential overdose situation, officers now equipped with naloxone will have the ability to deploy a potentially lifesaving dose of the nasal spray.

The Sterling Heights Fire Department has equipped its paramedics with naloxone for ...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Wide array of genres set to satisfy all ages at Sterlingfest 2016

An awesomely 80s cover band, a Fleetwood Mac tribute and Grammy-winning artist Soul Asylum comprise an eclectic blend of live entertainment set for four stages at the Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair set for Thursday through Saturday, July 28, 29, 30.

According to Community Relations Director Bridget Doyle, there are a number of new amenities at this year’s festival, including the Jet’s Pizza WiFi hotspots and cell phone charging stations, a Michigan wine vendor added to the Jazz Stage, craft beer adde...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

International Manufacturer Mitchell Plastics announced as first tenant at Sterling Enterprise Park

International manufacturer Mitchell Plastics (Ultra Manufacturing) has finalized plans to open a new 200,000 square-foot manufacturing facility at Sterling Enterprise Park.

The new facility, which will produce automotive interior parts, will create 122 qualified new jobs in Sterling Heights. This new facility will also help supply new contracts in support of OEM Automotive Customers.

The City of Sterling Heights has been...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Office of Purchasing launches new Electronic Bid Submission option

The City of Sterling Heights’ Office of Purchasing recently launched a new online option for submission of bids called an Electronic Bid Submission, or EBS.

This new option will benefit both the bidder and the City in saving cost, streamlining electronic storage and providing receipt and more.

Previously, the Purchasing Department has historically only accepted hard copy responses to Invitation to Bid, or ...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2016

City announces Riverland Pedestrian Bridge to be replaced this year

In an effort to improve existing walk and hike/bike paths and promote outdoor recreation throughout the city, the City of Sterling Heights is replacing the Riverland Pedestrian Bridge later this year.

The new bridge to be constructed will be open-style with a wood deck, according to Department of Public Works Director Mike Moore. Following a bid process, the award of construction for the project is slated for September. The old bridge structure will ...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

City seeking resident input on proposed Parks & Recreation initiatives, Master Plan

The City of Sterling Heights is hosting two community input forums at the Sterling Heights Senior Center to solicit feedback on the Land Use Master Plan and the Parks, Recreation and Non-Motorized Master Plan.

Specifically, the City is hoping residents will weigh-in on a proposed new community center and the addition of numerous other placemaking initiatives that could be added to upgrade the quality of life for Sterling Heights residents.

The first Communit...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Dobry Service Drive to see repairs after city requests improvements by MDOT

The City of Sterling Heights recently received word that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin engineering improvements to Dobry Drive, the service drive off M-59 that goes up and over Mound Road, this spring.

Construction of the $2.5 million project will begin as soon as weather permits and is contingent on an expected surplus of this year’s winter maintenance budget due to favorable winter weather.

In January, City of Sterling Heights officials reached out...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Firefighters win 2016 American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb

For the second year in a row, the Sterling Heights Fire Fighters won the Fight for Air Climb put on by the American Lung Association and held at the Detroit Renaissance Center.

Over 1300 people took part in the event, including over 400 Firefighters who competed in the 71 floor climb in their full firefighting gear with an air pack on their back.

The Firefighters compete in teams made up of at least three members from each d...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Fire Department earns upgrade in ISO Rating for the first time in 45 years

For the first time in 45 years, the Sterling Heights Fire Dept announced Tuesday its PPC has improved from a “4” rating to a “2” rating, which places the Department among only two other departments in Michigan at this caliber, Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids.

According to historical information received from retired Fire Chiefs John Childs and Ken Durham, the Sterling Heights Fire Department had held the Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating of “4 “since 1971 when it was upgraded from a “7” rating afte...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

City to host water drive for Flint, focused on "second wind" of donations

The city is hosting a water drive next week to benefit residents of the City of Flint. The drive will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 1 through Feb. 5. Donations will be accepted at City Hall, Fire Station #5 and the Parks & Recreation Building.

Following Flint’s recent water crisis, Sterling Heights leaders felt it was important to not let the needs of the community fade to the background. Instead, the City felt a water drive in February would help address the continuing problem of clean water f...Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2016

City, Chamber seeking nominations for Sterling Edge Business Awards

The city of Sterling Heights and the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry are seeking nominations for the fifth-annual Michigan Week Business Expo & Sterling Edge Awards Luncheon recognizing outstanding businesses in Sterling Heights

Nomination applications, due Tuesday, March 15, can be submitted online at shrcci.com or sterling-heights.net. The Sterling Edge awards seek to recognize Sterling Heights area companies that have demonstrated best business practices that can be adopted a...Read on...

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Posted on: January 13, 2016

City offices closed on MLK Jr. Day

Municipal offices in Sterling Heights will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Municipal offices include City Hall, Public Library, Parks and Recreation, Senior Activity Center, Nature Center and 41-A District Court. The closure will not affect the city’s garbage collection schedule for the week of Jan. 18-22.

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Posted on: December 17, 2015

Cultural Exchange will take place on Friday, March 4

The city and its Ethnic Committee will hold its 2016 Cultural Exchange on March 4, from 6-10 p.m. in the Senior Center. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend this celebrated event. Free parking and shuttle service is available in Dodge Park.

Sponsored by the Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee, the 2016 Cultural Exchange will feature a wide array of ethnic music and dance, educational and cultural displays from area groups and retailers, and cuisine from city restaurateurs. A minimum...Read on...

Posted on: December 2, 2015

City seeks Election Inspectors for March 8, 2016 Presidential Primary Election

The City of Sterling Heights Office of the City Clerk is seeking applicants for the position of election inspector. Successful candidates for the job will be required to attend two training sessions and work on Election Day - Tuesday March 8, 2016.

According to City Clerk Mark Carufel, election inspectors process voters at an assigned polling location, assist voters with voting procedures and the operation of voting equipment. Election Inspectors also complete forms, process voters using a laptop co...Read on...

Posted on: December 2, 2015

City receives top marks in audit from Plante & Moran and GFO's highest financial award

Results from an independent audit for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015 showed that Sterling Heights continues to manage its finances very well

Finance and Budget Director Brian Baker presented the audit to the Mayor and City Council Tuesday. Baker said independent auditors Plante & Moran once again issued the city an “unmodified” opinion as part of its audit process - the highest rating poss...Read on...


Posted on: November 29, 2016

What Impact Will the New President Have on My Investments

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Ken Bloom, an attorney, financial advisor, and a partner in Bloom Asset Management in Farmington Hills, will talk about how the new administration may impact your investments and estate planning and what you can do to prepare for it.Registration is requir...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Santa Open House

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What better way to celebrate Saint Nicholas Day than a personal visit from St. Nick himself! Santa Claus is coming for an all ages open house in the library’s programming center on Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 10am to noon.

Children can make crafts and let Santa k...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Drive-In Movie

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Create a cardboard box car and enjoy a "drive-in" movie this Saturday at 2pm! The library will provide craft supplies, popcorn, and drinks. Drive-in participants will be seeing Finding Dory (PG, 1h 37 min, 2016).Registration is not required, but...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Kids InfoBits

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MeL database-provider Gale Cengage has some exciting enhancements for Kids InfoBits! Kids InfoBits is designed for beginning researchers grades K-5 and covers curriculum-related content. Get high quality, visual-based content that instructs, challenges, a...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

SCOLA

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Learn a new language by engaging in 100% authentic news broadcasts, TV shows, radio shows, photos, and more! SCOLA, a new service from the library, gives you real-life material to put you on the language-learning fast track. You can even use SCOLA to simp...

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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