Sterling Heights, Michigan

Sterling Heights African American Coalition hosts Juneteenth Celebration this Friday, June 17

The Sterling Heights African American Coalition will host a much-anticipated Juneteenth Celebration on Friday, June 17 from 5-9 p.m. at the Dodge Park Farmers Market Pavilion, 40620 Utica Road. The public is encouraged to attend this free event. The 2022 Juneteenth Celebration will feature 20 educational tables and displays from...

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 manufacturer, Heath Consultants, of Houston, Texas. The generous donation was accepted by Sterling Heights City Council at their May 17 meeting. In late May/early June, training on how to use the new detector will be provided to all firefighters, and the device will be put into service once training is completed.

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 and Macomb County. The ceremony will take place at a special Sterling Heights City Council Meeting in City Council Chambers.

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...

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.

Local Author Book Sale Registration Begins May 9

Local authors are welcome to reserve a 6-foot table to sell their books for this one day event on Saturday during SterlingFest. The City of Sterling Heights annual festival held at Dodge Park draws thousands of people to enjoy music, food, and local vendors. The Local Author Book Sale is located near the Arts and Craft Fair and is a great place to reach shoppers.

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 to the city’s Nature Center where participants will cross over the river and return south to Dodge Park via the parks’ scenic bike path.

May Flowers Scavenger Hunt

Join us this May 1 through May 31 for our May Flowers Scavenger Hunt! Take a stroll through the city complex to find signs of Michigan plants and flowers. Pick up a scavenger hunt list at the library’s Youth Services desk. Search for signs with native pollinators and wildflowers around the library, City Hall, Police Department, and Upton House. Check them off on the list as you find them. Once you finish, return the completed entry form (on the back of the list) to the library’s Youth Services desk by May 31st for a bookmark and chance to win a gift certificate. Winning entries will be drawn on June 2, 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...

Noxious Weed Notice

The following notice has been posted by order of City Council:. Please take notice that it shall be the duty of all owners, agents or occupants of any lands within the City of Sterling Heights on which noxious weeds are found growing to destroy and eradicate such noxious weeds in accordance with City Ordinance 424 and Act 359 of the Public Acts of 1941 on or before.

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. The eCities study analyzed publicly available data from 277 communities from 54 counties in Michigan. Researchers focused on the five-year changes in property values, community assets, and tax rates, which can demonstrate the growth, investments, and cost of doing business within the community. For example, over the five-year period of 2016-2020, these communities increased their capital assets by an average of 2.9 percent per year by investments such as park facilities, water and sewer infrastructure projects and emergency vehicles, while property tax rates increased by less than 3 percent on average per year.

Reading Month Book Sale, March 12

March is Reading month, and the celebration continues with a special book sale from the Used, But Sterling Bookstore held on March 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Books will be discounted 50%, with hardcover books selling for only $1.00 and paperback books for only $.50. Book bundles will be offered for even greater discounts.