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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Buttles Street Road Diet Project Begins Monday, May 14

May 11, 2018 - On Monday, May 14, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close the far right lane of US-10 BR/Buttles Street from Jerome Street to State Street to begin implementing a planned road diet study.

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Posted on: August 17, 2016

Midland Becomes 1st Michigan City to Receive Safe Communities Accreditation

August 17, 2016 – After a year-long accreditation process, the City of Midland has received designation as a Safe Community through the National Safety Council’s Safe Communities America® program. The City becomes just the nineteenth community in America ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

Midland DDA Announces Redevelopment Design Review Sessions

June 17, 2016 – Having completed its first round of public input sessions earlier this month, the Midland Downtown Development Authority (DDA) invites community members to review initial design concepts and provide feedback for the downtown streetscape re...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

Guyer Joins City of Midland as Communications Coordinator

June 17, 2016 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Katie Guyer has joined the staff this week as Communications Coordinator.

Guyer brings more than 10 years of marketing and communications expertise to the position, including experience wi...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

Parks and Recreation’s L.E.A.P. Set to Start

June 17, 2016 – The City of Midland’s popular summer recreation program for adults who have disabilities kicks off Monday, June 20.

Midland’s Lifetime Education and Adventure Program (L.E.A.P.) features supervised activities to broaden experiences an...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Now Available

June 17, 2016 – The City of Midland’s 2015 Drinking Water Quality Report is now available online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/waterreport.

The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is intended to update residents on the City’s efforts to ensure the safety...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Parks with Water Features Open

June 3, 2016 – The City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department has opened the Gerstacker and Longview sprayparks for the season.

Gerstacker Spraypark, located at 100 Ashman Street near the Tridge, features waterspouts for families looking to spli...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

Pay City Parking Tickets Online or by Phone

May 20, 2016 – City of Midland parking tickets can now be paid online or by phone. To pay online, visit www.parkingticketpayment.com/midland. To pay by phone, call 1-855-352-9605. A $3.50 convenience fee is charged for these payments. Parking ticket p...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

Library Closed Sundays in Summer

May 20, 2016 – Beginning Sunday, May 29, the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will be closed on Sundays during the summer months. Sunday hours of 1-5 p.m. will resume on September 11.

Call 989-837-3430 with any questions.

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

Now Accepting Appreciation of Beautification Nomination Forms

May 20, 2016 – Midland’s Beautification Advisory Committee would like you to nominate a friend, neighbor, or even someone you don’t know for doing an outstanding job of making Midland more beautiful.

The committee is accepting nominations for the annua...Read on...

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

Jefferson Avenue Overpass Detour Planned as MDOT Schedules Local Bridge Work for Summer

May 13, 2016 – Midland motorists will want to plan routes accordingly as the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) gears up to begin work in July on three US-10 bridges and overpasses at Eastman Avenue, Jefferson Avenue and Waldo Road.
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Posted on: May 19, 2016

“Jazz Up” Your Summer with Walk Midland

May 20, 2016 – Take a step towards better health with the annual Walk Midland program.

Walk Midland hosts two-mile walks at various locations in Midland. Walks are free of charge and take place on Mondays at City Forest (meet at the trail head); Tues...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

Sign up for MCTV’s Summer Video Camp

May 6, 2016 – It’s hands-on and fun! Midland County youth are invited to apply for an opportunity to work behind the scenes or in front of the camera at one of Midland Community Television’s (MCTV) Summer Video Camps.

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

Reminders about Dog Control within City

May 6, 2016 – The City of Midland would like to remind dog owners of City regulations that promote safety and an attractive community:

Section 3-17 of the Code of Ordinances states:
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Posted on: April 29, 2016

Recreational Tennis Lessons for the Whole Family

April 29, 2016 – Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Greater Midland Tennis Center, is proud to announce the 2016 Tennis Lessons Program. Tennis lessons will take place at the Tennis Center.

Registration for 2016 lessons begins Monda...Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2016

Dublin Avenue Closure/Detour Set for Monday

April 22, 2016 – On Monday, April 25, Dublin Avenue, south of Countryside Drive, will be closed to traffic for storm sewer installation as part of the W. Sugnet Road extension project. A detour will be in effect to route motorists around the closure util...Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2016

Yard Waste Collection Stickers Required Beginning May 2

April 22, 2016 – The City of Midland’s free yard waste collection within the city of Midland ends for the spring season on Friday, April 29. Collection stickers for yard waste bags and bins will be required starting Monday, May 2.

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Posted on: April 22, 2016

Free Woodchips Available to Midland Residents

April 22, 2016 – The City of Midland currently has free woodchips at the Central Park parking lot on Collins Street across from Central Park Elementary School, formerly Central Middle School. The chips are available to residents on a first come, first se...Read on...

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Posted on: April 15, 2016

City Rules Regarding Sign Usage and Advertising on Parked Vehicles

April 15, 2016 – The warmer weather brings an increase in yard signs advertising rummage sales, homes for sale, and open houses. Before posting any signage, citizens should note the City of Midland’s sign usage rules.

Rummage/Yard Sale Signage: Secti...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

Reminders about Parking in the City

March 31, 2016 – With the Great Lakes Loons’ first home game set for April 9 and an increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic likely to occur, the City of Midland would like to remind citizens of parking regulations in the city.

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Posted on: April 8, 2016

Get in the Swim of Summer – Swim Passes Available

April 8, 2016 – It might still be chilly outside but it is time to start thinking about the warm days of summer!

SWIM PASSES: Season swim passes are now on sale at the Parks and Recreation Office and will be available at the pool on Wednesday, June ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 24, 2016

City of Midland Seeks Boards & Commissions Members: Application Deadline April 22

March 24, 2016 – City residents interested in the Midland community, get involved! The City is accepting applications to fill positions on various City boards and commissions.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m., Friday, April 22, 2016. Forms...Read on...

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Posted on: December 2, 2015

City Videos: Lots to Watch!

Check out the many videos we have of past board and commission plus City Council meetings, our award-winning "City in 15" show, and special programming - all produced through MCTV. Enjoy!

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

City Hall News: E-newsletter About Your City Government

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Join this free, weekly e-newsletter about all things City of Midland.

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

Midland Recognized for Developing Positive Entrepreneurial Climate

For the sixth year in a row, Midland has been recognized for its work to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development in the annual eCities study. The study, conducted by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innova...Read on...

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

Submit Requests for Public Improvements by November 1

October 2, 2015 – It is that time of year again – time to request public water and sewer service and paving of gravel streets in city of Midland locations that currently do not have these amenities.

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Larkin & Mills Townships

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July 10, 2020 - The boil water advisory issued Wednesday, July 8 for City of Midland water customers in Larkin and Mills townships has been lifted.

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Odd/Even Lawn Sprinkling Ban in Effect for All Water Customers

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July 8, 2020 – Due to sustained hot, dry conditions and continued strain on the City of Midland’s water supply, the City’s Water Department has implemented an odd/even day lawn sprinkling ban until further notice.

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Grace A. Dow Library Offers Contactless Curbside Service

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July 6, 2020 – While its building remains closed to the public, the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will resume a new form of contactless curbside checkout service beginning Tuesday, July 7.

Curbside Pickup service will be available Monday...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Drop Box Available for Absentee Ballots, Applications

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July 2, 2020 – The Midland City Clerk’s Office has installed a secure drop box at City Hall for registered voters to submit absentee voter applications and ballots in a contactless format. The ballot drop box is located outsid...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Stratford Beach Closed Until Further Notice

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July 2, 2020 – The City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department has announced that access to Kiwassee Lake in Stratford Woods Park will be closed until further notice due to high levels of bacteria in the water.

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Gerstacker Spray Park Now Open

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July 2, 2020 – The City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department has opened the Gerstacker spray park following damage sustained during the May 2020 flooding event.

Gerstacker Spray Park, located at 100 Ashman Street near the Tridge, f...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Changes to 2020 July Board of Review for Tax Appeals

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July 2, 2020 – A recent change by the State Tax Commission will allow for City of Midland property owners to appeal their property assessment values at the July 2020 Board of Review meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 21 from 9 a.m. &am...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Dilloway Drive Reconstruction Begins July 6

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July 2, 2020 – On Monday, July 6, crews will begin a street reconstruction project on Dilloway Drive that will close the roadway to through traffic from Eastman Avenue to Nakoma Drive.

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Celebrate Parks & Recreation Month with Virtual BINGO!

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July 1, 2020 – Midland Parks and Recreation is excited to kick off the start of Parks and Recreation Month with a virtual BINGO game! Throughout the month of July, residents are encouraged to download the Midland Parks and Recreation BI...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Safety Tips for Using and Enjoying Fireworks this Holiday

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July 1, 2020 – With Independence Day just around the corner, celebrations are sure to come with it. However, these celebrations can become dangerous when fireworks are not treated with safety and respect.

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Mini Golf on Main Returns to Downtown July 8 -18

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June 26, 2020 - The Midland Downtown Business Association invites visitors to tee off downtown for Mini Golf on Main, happening Wednesday, July 8 – Saturday, July 18.  This free event allows guests of all ages to test their skills at pu...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Absentee Ballots Mailing Soon for August Primary Election

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June 26, 2020 – The Midland City Clerk’s Office will begin mailing absentee ballots for the August 4, 2020 State Primary Election this week to absentee voters who have returned their applications to vote by absentee ballot. Th...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Tunes by the Tridge Season Cancelled in 2020

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June 26, 2020 – In accordance with Executive Order 2020-115 issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on June 5, 2020, Midland Parks and Recreation has cancelled all remaining dates for the 2020 Tunes by the Tridge summer concert series.

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

City Mails Updated Recycling Schedules, Info to Residents

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June 26, 2020 – The City of Midland has mailed recycling schedule magnets and updated recycling information to City residents good through June 2023.

The City’s new recycling contract with Republic Services has eliminated #3 an...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Rockwell Drive Reconstruction Begins June 30

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June 26, 2020 – Beginning Tuesday, June 30, crews will begin a street reconstruction and water main replacement project on Rockwell Drive that will close the roadway to through traffic from Bay City Road to Fast Ice Drive.

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Walk it Out with Walk Midland This Summer

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June 19, 2020 – Join Midland Parks and Recreation and members of the Midland community to relieve stress, shed pounds, and just have fun during weekly strolls with Walk Midland this summer!

Walk Midland hosts two-mile walks at six walkin...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Midland Fire Department Receives Sensory Kit Donations

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June 19, 2020 – The Midland Fire Department has received a generous donation of five (5) Carter Kits™ Sensory Bags from Fisher Companies that will assist the department in helping children with special needs during traumatic e...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Main Street Goes Car-Free in June, July

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June 19, 2020 – Main Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic and parking at Ashman, McDonald, and Rodd streets now through July 31 to expand space for retailers and restaurants in Downtown Midland in accordance with current social distancin...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Heavy Item & Brush Collection Resume June 22 in Area D

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June 17, 2020 – Following a brief hiatus due to flood debris collection, the City of Midland will resume regular heavy item and brush collection in Area D on Monday, June 22. Collection will then resume its normal schedule: No collectio...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

New-Look Summer Tax Notices to Hit Mailboxes in July

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June 15, 2020 – Property owners in the City of Midland will see a new format for their property tax bills when notices hit mailboxes next month.

Beginning with Summer 2020, all City of Midland tax bills will now be printed on a bright or...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Rescheduled to July 21

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June 15, 2020 – Due to continued high traffic volumes following the recent flooding event, the City of Midland Sanitary Landfill has postponed the household hazardous waste collection date scheduled for Wednesday, June 17. A new collection date ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Final Flood Debris Collection Begins Monday, June 15

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June 12, 2020 – City of Midland Public Services will begin its final round of curbside flood debris collection on Monday, June 15. Residents should have all flood-damaged items at the curb by Sunday, June 14 to ensure collection.

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Update on Notice of Sanitary Sewer Overflow

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June 12, 2020  The City of Midland Wastewater Plant has notified the public that the ongoing sanitary sewer overflow related to the May 19, 2020 flooding event has ended. The overflow resulted in the discharge of approximately...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Cambridge Street Reconstruction Project Begins June 15

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June 12, 2020 – Beginning Monday, June 15, crews will begin a street reconstruction and water main replacement project on Cambridge Street that will close the roadway to eastbound traffic from R...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Currie Golf Course Reopens Following Flood

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June 12, 2020 – Following damage sustained in the recent flooding event in May 2020, the East 9 course and driving range at Currie Municipal Golf Course have reopened to the public effective today.

The West 9 course remains closed at this time, b...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Tridge Canoe/Kayak Launch Now Open

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June 9, 2020 - The universally accessible canoe/kayak launch at the Tridge is now installed and open to the public.

The universal access canoe/kayak launch on Chippewa River Road operated by Chippewa Nature Center will also be installed and open t...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Playgrounds Reopened in All City Parks

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June 9, 2020 – Following a temporary closure due to COVID-19 restrictions, City of Midland Parks and Recreation has reopened playground equipment in all City of Midland-maintained parks.

In addition, work continues to reopen the City&...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Midland County Damage Assessment Report Submitted to State

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June 8, 2020 - The results of the flooding event that began on May 18, 2020 have been catastrophic for Midland County residents, businesses and non-profit agencies.

Preliminary Damage assessments have been submitted for nearly 2500 homes, business...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - June 5, 3 p.m.

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New Phone Number for American Red Cross Long-Term Shelter Needs

Residents who are still displaced from their homes and have long-term sheltering needs should be advised that a new phone number is available to call for assistance.

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Final Sunday Hours for Landfill, Debris Collection Deadline Set

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June 5, 2020 – The Midland Sanitary Landfill will hold its final Sunday hours this Sunday, June 7, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. for all customers who wish to dispose of trash, yard waste, and flood debris. It will resume its regular o...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

New City Recycling Schedule Magnets Coming Soon

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June 5, 2020 – City of Midland residents will soon receive in the mail new magnet calendars that contain their recycling collection schedules through June 2023.

Due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, printing of these magn...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Mental Health Resources Available for Midland County

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June 2, 2020 - Community Mental Health for Central Michigan (CMHCM) is offering a variety of services to its communities via telephone and teletherapy options during this challenging time. In addition to existing service, CMHCM is now offering sh...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - June 2, 5 p.m.

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June 2, 2020 - Thunderstorms are likely between midnight and 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph, hail up to one (1) inch in diameter, and heavy rainfall are possible. Rainfall in excess of 1 inch will also be possible. ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Additional Vaccine Clinics Planned for Midland County

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June 2, 2020 - The Midland County Department of Public Health will be hosting additional vaccine clinics to provide vaccinations that can protect residents in the event they are injured while working in flood-contaminated areas. Injuries sustaine...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Well Testing Kits for Residents with Flooded Groundwater Wells

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June 2, 2020 - Midland County residents whose groundwater wells were impacted by flood waters should have their water tested to ensure it was not contaminated. Flood waters can contain numerous pathogens, chemicals, and other materials that can m...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Critical Information for Repair, Rebuilding in the Floodplain

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June 1, 2020 -  As Midland County moves into the rebuilding phase of flood recovery, it is imperative to know the requirements for construction permits and inspections for flood-damaged properties and infrastructure.

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Plymouth Pool to Remain Closed in 2020

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June 1, 2020 – Following a unanimous 5-0 vote by the Midland City Council on Monday, May 18, City of Midland Parks and Recreation will not reopen Plymouth Pool for the 2020 season.   

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Flood Debris Contaminated; Anti-Scavenging Laws Enacted

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June 1, 2020 – Residents are reminded that all debris at the curb should be considered contaminated by flood waters and should also be considered hazardous. Flood waters often contain numerous infectious pathogens, chemicals, and sewage...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Midland Civic Arena Cancels Summer Programs

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June 1, 2020 – In light of current executive orders and public health directives related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Midland Civic Arena has melted ice rinks and cancelled previously-scheduled summer activities and programs at...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Future Flood Preparedness Following 2020 Flooding

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May 30, 2020 - Due to recent dam failures, the path, flow, rise, and forecasting of the Tittabawassee River have changed along with the ability to accurately predict when specific areas will flood.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Building Department Provides Guidance for Condemned Property Owners

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May 29, 2020 – The City of Midland is providing guidance to property owners whose homes or buildings have been condemned due to structural damage sustained during the recent flooding event.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 29, 6 p.m.

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May 29, 2020, 6:00 p.m. - As rain showers leave the area late Friday night early Saturday morning, chance of precipitation falls significantly for the remainder of the weekend. Following are updates related to flood recovery resources and activit...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 28, 6:30 p.m.

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May 28, 2020, 6:30 p.m. - Rain showers are expected overnight on Thursday into Friday morning with less than one (1) inch of precipitation expected. Pop-up storms may produce heavy rainfall at times but are not expected to be severe. COVID-19 Mas...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 27, 6 pm

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May 27, 2020 - A narrow band of heavy rain is possible over portions of the central Great Lakes region Thursday through Thursday night. At this time, 1 to up to 2 inches of precipitation is expected, mainly northwest of the area, but potentially ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 26, 7 p.m.

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May 26, 2020 - As of 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, the Tittabawassee River level was 14.84 feet and receding. This is below the flood stage of 24 feet.

Temperatures over the next several days will see highs from 85 to 90 degrees with modest levels of...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Damage Assessment Teams Collecting Data; Beware of Scams

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May 26, 2020 - Damage assessment teams working with the Midland County Operations Center (EOC) are currently canvassing areas of Midland County to assess flood damage and assist property owners with completing the Midland County Flood Damage Asse...

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Posted on: May 25, 2020

Update on Riverside Place Senior Community

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May 25, 2020 – The City of Midland has issued an update regarding its Riverside Place senior living community in downtown Midland following the recent flooding event.

Riverside Place took on approximately 16 – 18 inches of wate...

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Posted on: May 25, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 25, 6:30 p.m.

The Tittabawassee Ribver floods the Tridge area in downtown Midland

May 25, 2020 - As of 5:45 p.m. Monday, May 25, the Tittabawassee River level was 15.95 feet and receding. This is below the flood stage of 24 feet.

Temperatures over the next several days will see highs from 85 to 90 degrees with modest levels of humidity ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2020

City Construction Permits, Inspections of Flood-Damaged Properties & Infrastructure

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May 25, 2020 – The City of Midland is providing guidance to property owners who need building permits and City inspections as they make repairs and replace infrastructure in their homes and businesses.

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Posted on: May 25, 2020

Guidance for Water Removal from Basements

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May 25, 2020 - It is recommended that water not be pumped from flooded basements without first consulting a licensed building contractor or licensed restoration company.  Grounds surrounding basement walls in flood-affected areas are sti...

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Posted on: May 24, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 24, 5 p.m.

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May 24, 2020, 6 p.m. - As of 4:15 p.m. Sunday, May 24, the Tittabawassee River level was 17.52 feet and receding. This is below the flood stage of 24 feet.

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Posted on: May 23, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 23, 7:30 p.m.

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May 23, 2020, 7:30 p.m. - As of 6 p.m. Saturday, May 23, the Tittabawassee River level was 20.17 feet and receding. This is below the flood stage of 24 feet.

Additional precipitation of one-tenth to one-quarter inch is expected tonight between 2 a...

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Posted on: May 23, 2020

Instructions for Donating, Volunteering for Flood Relief

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May 23, 2020 - Midland County emergency management officials are astonished by and grateful for the outpouring of support, donations, and volunteer requests from across the nation following recent flooding events.

Thousands of donations have alrea...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Update on Flood Debris Removal for Residents

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May 22, 2020 - Midland County residents who have flood debris and other items for disposal have several options available to them at this time.

Beginning Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25, the Midland Sanitary Landfill will be open to reside...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Update on City Sanitary Sewer Service Disruption

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May 22, 2020 – At this time, the City of Midland has restored sanitary sewer service to all sanitary sewer pump stations that service residents in the City of Midland. The single remaining down pump station, Towsley, services the Redcoats softba...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Update on Temporary Housing Options for Displaced Residents

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May 22, 2020 - Shelters remain open at Midland High School, West Midland Family Center, and North Midland Family Center. In addition, Midland Fairgrounds campgrounds, located at 6905 Eastman Avenue in Midland, is open to displaced families at no ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 21, 9 p.m.

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As of 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, the Tittabawassee River level was under 30 feet and receding. 

Today President Donald J. Trump signed a federal emergency declaration for Midland County, opening the door for federal resources for Midland County.

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Residents Asked to Report Flood Damages via Online Form

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CONTACT:   Selina Tisdale, City of Midland Public Information Officer                     Bridgette Gransden, County of Midland Public Information ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Press Conference Scheduled re: Ongoing Midland County Flooding

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MEDIA ADVISORYPress Conference re: Ongoing Midland County Flooding ConditionsWednesday, May 20, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 20, 1:45 p.m.

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May 20, 2020, 1:45 p.m. - As of 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, the Tittabawassee River level is 35.013 feet and rising with an expected crest of 38 feet around 8 p.m. tonight. A flood warning for Midland County remains in effect indefinitely at t...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Press Conference Scheduled re: Ongoing Midland County Flooding (May 21)

The Tittabawassee Ribver floods the Tridge area in downtown Midland

MEDIA ADVISORY

Press Conference re: Ongoing Midland County Flooding Conditions

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – 2:30 p.m.

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Notice to Public on Sanitary Sewer Overflow - May 19, 2020

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 May 19, 2020  The City of Midland Wastewater Plant has notified the public of an ongoing sanitary sewer overflow event related to current flooding conditions in the City of Midland. The overflow is anticipated to con...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 19, 2020, 12 p.m.

The Tittabawassee Ribver floods the Tridge area in downtown Midland

May 19, 2020 - As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, the Tittabawassee River level was 28.46 feet and rising.  The Tittabawassee River is expected to crest at 30.6 feet by 2 a.m. Wednesday, May 20.

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Flood Warning, Rising River Levels in Midland County

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May 18, 2020, 6:30 p.m. - The National Weather Service (NWS) in Detroit has issued a flood warning for Midland County through the morning of Thursday, May 21. At this time, NWS has forecast the Tittabawassee River to crest at 32.4 feet, about 8.4...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Now Accepting Appreciation of Beautification Nomination Forms

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May 15, 2020  Midland’s Beautification Advisory Committee asks residents to nominate a friend, neighbor, or even someone they don’t know for making Midland more beautiful.

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Absentee Voter Applications for August Election Coming Soon

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May 15, 2020 – The Midland City Clerk’s Office will begin processing and mailing absentee ballot applications for the August 4 Primary Election next week to registered voters in the City of Midland who have joined the Permanen...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Mark Putnam Rd/Schuette Rd Reconstruction Begins May 13

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May 8, 2020 – Beginning Wednesday, May 13, Mark Putnam Road and Schuette Road will be closed to through traffic as crews perform a street reconstruction project that includes road resurfacing and curb repairs.

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Yard Waste Stickers Required Beginning Monday, May 18

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May 7, 2020 – The City of Midland’s free yard waste collection ends for the spring season on Friday, May 15. Collection stickers for yard waste bags and bins will be required starting Monday, May 18.

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Midland Mayor, City Manager Testify Before US House Forum

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May 5, 2020 –  On Monday, May 4, Midland Mayor Maureen Donker and City Manager Brad Kaye testified before a U.S. House of Representatives members’ forum on the Coronavirus Community Relief Act (H.R. 6467), a bipartisan bill th...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Brush Collection, Borrow-A-Container Program Resume May 4

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May 1, 2020 –   After a detailed review of Executive Order 2020-59 (“Stay Home, Stay Safe”), the City is pleased to announce that crews will resume collecting brush during residents’ heavy item collection w...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

George Street Reconstruction Project Begins Week of May 4

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May 1, 2020 – Beginning Monday, May 4, crews will begin a street reconstruction and water main replacement project on George Street that will close the roadway to through traffic.

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Currie Municipal Golf Course Reopens with Additional Precautions

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April 24, 2020 – In response to Executive Order 2020-59 (“Stay Home, Stay Safe”) issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Friday April 24 permitting the operation of golf courses, the City of Midland has announced that Currie M...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Midland County Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony Cancelled for 2020

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April 24, 2020 – After careful consideration, the Midland Amateur Sports Capital Committee has cancelled the 2020 Midland County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony previously scheduled for Saturday, May 30 at Dow Diamond. The cancel...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

DDA Stimulus Program Raises $87,500 for Downtown

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April 20, 2020 – In just 48 hours, the Raise Up Downtown gift card stimulus program launched by the Midland Downtown Development Authority has raised $87,500 in monetary support for downtown business impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Sister City Student Exchange Cancelled for 2020

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April 17, 2020 – After careful consideration, the Midland-Handa Sister City Committee and Handa City, Japan Sister City Committee have cancelled the 2020 Sister City Student Exchange amid ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemi...

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Posted on: April 11, 2020

City to Begin Yard Waste Collection on Monday, April 13

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April 11, 2020 –   After a detailed review of Executive Order 2020-42 (“Stay Home, Stay Safe”) and receiving clarification on essential trash services, the City is pleased to announce that crews will begin collecting...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

First COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Midland County

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Contact: Fred Yanoski, MPH Director/Health OfficerOffice: (989) 837-6574

April 7, 2020 - The Midland County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) received notification today of the first local death attributed to COVID-19. The individual was an elde...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Sign Up for City's Permanent Absentee Voter List

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April 3, 2020 – Registered voters in the City of Midland can sign up to cast their vote in upcoming elections without ever leaving their homes by joining the City’s Permanent Absentee Voter List.

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Playgrounds in All City Parks Closed Until Further Notice

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March 30, 2020 – Out of an abundance of caution amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, City of Midland Parks and Recreation has closed the playground equipment in all City of Midland-maintained parks effective immediately until further not...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Guidance to Businesses, Residents on “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order

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March 26, 2020 – Following the issuance of “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order 2020-21 by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Monday, March 23, local government organizations in Midland County encourage the community&...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Parks & Recreation Reaches $50,000 Crowdfunding Campaign Goal for Miracle Field

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March 27, 2020 – City of Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that the organization is one step closer to building a barrier-free Miracle Field thanks to the generosity of the Midland community.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Annual Midland Drinking Water Quality Report Available

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March 27, 2020 – The City of Midland’s 2019 Drinking Water Quality Report is now available online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/waterreport.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Help Keep Waterways Clean & Debris- Free

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March 27, 2020 – The City of Midland reminds residents to help keep our local waterways clean and free of garbage and pollutants.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Fourth Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Midland County

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Contact: Fred Yanoski, MPH Director/Health OfficerOffice: (989) 837-6574 

March 22, 2020 - Laboratory testing has identified Midland County’s fourth positive case for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is a physic...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Currie Municipal Golf Course Manager Named “General Manager of the Year”

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March 20, 2020 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Currie Municipal Golf Course General Manager and Director of Operations Paul Milholland has been named the 2019 Central Region General Manager of the Year by Billy Casper Golf (BCG...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

First Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Midland County

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Contact: Fred Yanoski, MPH Director/Health OfficerOffice: (989) 837-6574

March 19, 2020 - Laboratory testing has identified Midland County’s first positive case for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is an adult female wit...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Midland Citizens Academy Graduates 25 New Participants

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March 13, 2020 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that the 14th class of the annual Citizens Academy has graduated! Twenty-five residents attended an informal graduation ceremony in Council Chambers of Midland City Hall on Wed...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

City Forest Winter Operations Now Closed

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March 6, 2020 – The City of Midland has closed the City Forest Chalet for winter recreation equipment rentals and concessions for the 2020 winter season.  The sledding hill is still available for use, weather permitting.

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

City Construction Projects Planned for Spring & Summer 2020

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February 28, 2020 – The City of Midland Engineering Department is ramping up for another busy construction season in 2020 with a variety of street reconstruction, resurfacing, and water main replacement projects on this year’s...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Announced

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February 28, 2020 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill has announced the 2020 dates for household hazardous waste collection:

  • Tuesday, April 21
  • Wednesday, June 17
  • Tuesday, August 11
  • Thursday, October 29

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Saturday Morning Landfill Hours Resume March 7

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February 14, 2020 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill resumes Saturday morning operations beginning March 7, 2020.

The Landfill will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturdays from March 7 through November 28, 2020....

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Midland Police Department Receives Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation

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February 7, 2020 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that the Midland Police Department (MPD) has received accreditation from the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police’s Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commi...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Nicole Ford Selected as Midland Police Department Chief

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January 29, 2020 – After a nationwide search, the City of Midland is pleased to announce that Nicole Ford has been hired as the new chief of police for the Midland Police Department. She is the first female chief of police to serve the City of M...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Service Updates at the MCTV Network

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January 31, 2020 – Midland Community Television (MCTV) is pleased to announce that it has expanded its media services available to residents and nonprofit organizations in the Midland community.

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

City Clerk’s Office Seeks 2020 Election Inspectors

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January 17, 2020 – The Midland City Clerk’s Office is seeking civic-minded individuals who want to serve their community this election season by working as an election inspector on an upcoming Election Day.

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Absentee Voting Changes This Election Season

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January 17, 2020 – Following the passage of Proposal 3 in November 2018, all registered voters in the State of Michigan are permitted to vote absentee in any election without providing a reason. Absentee voting allows voters to cast their ballot...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Parks and Recreation Offers "The Grand Experience"

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January 10, 2020 - Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with mParks (Michigan Recreation and Park Association) announces the ninth-annual all-inclusive travel experience to the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. 

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

City Asks Residents to Leave Snow Plowing to the Experts

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December 13, 2019 – With winter weather looming, the City of Midland asks residents to please leave the snow plowing to the experts!

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Unveils New Website

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 December 6, 2019 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library has launched a newly-designed website aimed at providing patrons with a more user-friendly, streamlined online experience for Library services: www.gadml.org.

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Dial-A-Ride to Expand Saturday Bus Service Hours

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November 25, 2019 – Dial-A-Ride, the City of Midland’s curb-to-curb demand response bus service, has announced an expansion to its Saturday bus service hours. Effective Saturday, December 7, Dial-A-Ride bus service will be ava...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

On-street Parking: Rules of the Road

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November 8, 2019 – If you plan on having a houseful over the holidays and need to use on-street parking, please keep in mind these rules of the road:

  • Parking on streets within the City is not allowed between 3 and 6 a.m. If you’d like t...
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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Change Clocks and Test Life Safety Devices this Sunday, November 3

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November 1, 2019 – As the time change approaches on Sunday, November 3, the Midland Fire Department encourages all residents to adopt a simple, lifesaving habit: changing smoke detector and carbon monoxide batteries when changing clocks...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Armstead, Polzin Honored as Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year

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October 18, 2019  Two of Midland’s dedicated first responders were honored earlier this week at the 2019 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Police and Firefighter of the Year Awards at Midland Country Club. Midland Police De...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Parks & Recreation Receives $100K Grant for Miracle Field

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October 11, 2019 – City of Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that it has received a $100,000 grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation to be used towards construction of the City’s barrier-free baseball field i...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Help Keep Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

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 October 4, 2019 – As Midland moves into autumn, the City of Midland reminds residents to help keep our local waterways clean and free of garbage and pollutants. 

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

City Hires Schwarz as Director of Water Services

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September 20, 2019 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Peter Schwarz has been hired as the Director of Water Services.

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Reminder: Flooding, Flood Insurance and Construction in the Floodplain

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September 6, 2019 – There are several flood hazard areas throughout the City of Midland.  Most flooding occurs from the Tittabawassee and Chippewa Rivers, Sturgeon and Snake Creeks, and Inman Drain, and can usually be forecast ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Residents Reminded to Obey 'Road Closed' Signs

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August 15, 2019 – As the 2019 orange barrel season comes to a close, the City of Midland reminds residents to obey all posted construction signs. Failure to comply with construction signs pose an immediate threat to worker safety and may cause da...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

City Welcomes Public Input on Downtown Parking Study

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 August 9, 2019 – The City of Midland invites the public to get involved in the Downtown Midland Parking Study by sharing their feedback at a public input session on Tuesday, August 20.

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Residents Invited to Attend Public Walking Tours, Info Sessions on Road Diet Trial

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July 31, 2019 – The City of Midland invites Midland residents and M-20 corridor users to an upcoming public information session regarding the future vision of Indian and Buttles streets, including a discussion on the current road diet t...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Parks & Recreation Receives $300K Grant for Miracle Field

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July 12, 2019 – City of Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that it has received a $300,000 grant from the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation to be used towards construction of the City’s Midland Miracle Field.

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Students Selected for 2019 Sister City Student Exchange

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July 12, 2019 – The Midland-Handa Sister City Committee is pleased to introduce the three Midland students selected to travel to Handa, Japan for three weeks this month for its 2019 student exchange program.

Midland High School senior Luca Jolly,...

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Notice of Changes to Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Service Area

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July 5, 2019 – An upcoming change to the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library’s catalog and check-out software system will limit the availability of free Library cards for residents living outside of the Library’s legal ser...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Residents Reminded of Updates to City Fireworks Ordinance

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May 17, 2019  The City of Midland reminds residents of recent changes made to the City’s fireworks ordinance that mirror new fireworks laws set by the Michigan State Legislature in 2018.

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Midland City Councilwoman Brown Wilhelm Elected to Michigan Municipal League Board of Directors

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October 10, 2018 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Midland City Councilwoman Diane Brown Wilhelm has been elected to the Michigan Municipal League Board of Directors.

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Larkin & Mills Townships

July 10, 2020 – The boil water advisory issued Wednesday, July 8 for City of Midland water customers in Larkin and Mills townships has been lifted.

No contamination was found within the water system. Residents may resume normal water usa...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Odd/Even Lawn Sprinkling Ban in Effect for All Water Customers

July 8, 2020 – Due to sustained hot, dry conditions and continued strain on the City of Midland’s water supply, the City’s Water Department has implemented an odd/even day lawn sprinkling ban until further notice.

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Grace A. Dow Library Offers Contactless Curbside Service

July 6, 2020 – While its building remains closed to the public, the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will resume a new form of contactless curbside checkout service beginning Tuesday, July 7.

Curbside Pickup service will be available Monday...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Stratford Beach Closed Until Further Notice

July 2, 2020 – The City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department has announced that access to Kiwassee Lake in Stratford Woods Park will be closed until further notice due to high levels of bacteria in the water.

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Drop Box Available for Absentee Ballots, Applications

July 2, 2020 – The Midland City Clerk’s Office has installed a secure drop box at City Hall for registered voters to submit absentee voter applications and ballots in a contactless format. The ballot drop box is located outsid...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Dilloway Drive Reconstruction Begins July 6

July 2, 2020 – On Monday, July 6, crews will begin a street reconstruction project on Dilloway Drive that will close the roadway to through traffic from Eastman Avenue to Nakoma Drive.

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Changes to 2020 July Board of Review for Tax Appeals

July 2, 2020 – A recent change by the State Tax Commission will allow for City of Midland property owners to appeal their property assessment values at the July 2020 Board of Review meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 21 from 9 a.m. &am...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Gerstacker Spray Park Now Open

July 2, 2020 – The City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department has opened the Gerstacker spray park following damage sustained during the May 2020 flooding event.

Gerstacker Spray Park, located at 100 Ashman Street near the Tridge, f...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Celebrate Parks & Recreation Month with Virtual BINGO!

July 1, 2020 – Midland Parks and Recreation is excited to kick off the start of Parks and Recreation Month with a virtual BINGO game! Throughout the month of July, residents are encouraged to download the Midland Parks and Recreation BI...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Safety Tips for Using and Enjoying Fireworks this Holiday

July 1, 2020 – With Independence Day just around the corner, celebrations are sure to come with it. However, these celebrations can become dangerous when fireworks are not treated with safety and respect.

The Midland Fire Department offers the fo...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Mini Golf on Main Returns to Downtown July 8 -18

June 26, 2020 - The Midland Downtown Business Association invites visitors to tee off downtown for Mini Golf on Main, happening Wednesday, July 8 – Saturday, July 18.  This free event allows guests of all ages to test their skills at pu...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

City Mails Updated Recycling Schedules, Info to Residents

June 26, 2020 – The City of Midland has mailed recycling schedule magnets and updated recycling information to City residents good through June 2023.

The City’s new recycling contract with Republic Services has eliminated #3 an...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Tunes by the Tridge Season Cancelled in 2020

June 26, 2020 – In accordance with Executive Order 2020-115 issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on June 5, 2020, Midland Parks and Recreation has cancelled all remaining dates for the 2020 Tunes by the Tridge summer concert series.

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Rockwell Drive Reconstruction Begins June 30

June 26, 2020 – Beginning Tuesday, June 30, crews will begin a street reconstruction and water main replacement project on Rockwell Drive that will close the roadway to through traffic from Bay City Road to Fast Ice Drive.

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Absentee Ballots Mailing Soon for August Primary Election

June 26, 2020 – The Midland City Clerk’s Office will begin mailing absentee ballots for the August 4, 2020 State Primary Election this week to absentee voters who have returned their applications to vote by absentee ballot. Th...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Walk it Out with Walk Midland This Summer

June 19, 2020 – Join Midland Parks and Recreation and members of the Midland community to relieve stress, shed pounds, and just have fun during weekly strolls with Walk Midland this summer!

Walk Midland hosts two-mile walks at six walkin...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Main Street Goes Car-Free in June, July

June 19, 2020 – Main Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic and parking at Ashman, McDonald, and Rodd streets now through July 31 to expand space for retailers and restaurants in Downtown Midland in accordance with current social distancin...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Midland Fire Department Receives Sensory Kit Donation from Fisher Companies

June 19, 2020 – The Midland Fire Department has received a generous donation of five (5) Carter Kits™ Sensory Bags from Fisher Companies that will assist the department in helping children with special needs during traumatic e...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Heavy Item & Brush Collection Resume June 22 in Area D

June 17, 2020 – Following a brief hiatus due to flood debris collection, the City of Midland will resume regular heavy item and brush collection in Area D on Monday, June 22. Collection will then resume its normal schedule: No collectio...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

New-Look Summer Tax Notices to Hit Mailboxes in July

June 15, 2020 – Property owners in the City of Midland will see a new format for their property tax bills when notices hit mailboxes next month.

Beginning with Summer 2020, all City of Midland tax bills will now be printed on a bright or...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Rescheduled to July 21

June 15, 2020 – Due to continued high traffic volumes following the recent flooding event, the City of Midland Sanitary Landfill has postponed the household hazardous waste collection date scheduled for Wednesday, June 17. A new collection date ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Final Flood Debris Collection Begins Monday, June 15

June 12, 2020 – City of Midland Public Services will begin its final round of curbside flood debris collection on Monday, June 15. Residents should have all flood-damaged items at the curb by Sunday, June 14 to ensure collection.

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Update on Notice of Sanitary Sewer Overflow

June 12, 2020  The City of Midland Wastewater Plant has notified the public that the ongoing sanitary sewer overflow related to the May 19, 2020 flooding event has ended. The overflow resulted in the discharge of approximately...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Cambridge Street Reconstruction Project Begins June 15

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June 12, 2020 – Beginning Monday, June 15, crews will begin a street reconstruction and water main replacement project on Cambridge Street that will close the roadway to eastbound traffic from R...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Currie Golf Course Reopens Following Flood

June 12, 2020 – Following damage sustained in the recent flooding event in May 2020, the East 9 course and driving range at Currie Municipal Golf Course have reopened to the public effective today.

The West 9 course remains closed at this time, b...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Tridge Canoe/Kayak Launch Now Open

June 9, 2020 - The universally accessible canoe/kayak launch at the Tridge is now installed and open to the public.

The universal access canoe/kayak launch on Chippewa River Road operated by Chippewa Nature Center will also be installed and open t...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Playgrounds Reopened in All City Parks

June 9, 2020 – Following a temporary closure due to COVID-19 restrictions, City of Midland Parks and Recreation has reopened playground equipment in all City of Midland-maintained parks.

In addition, work continues to reopen the City&...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - June 5, 3 p.m.

New Phone Number for American Red Cross Long-Term Shelter Needs

Residents who are still displaced from their homes and have long-term sheltering needs should be advised that a new phone number is available to call for assistance.

The new phone number for th...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Final Sunday Hours for Landfill, Debris Collection Deadline Set

June 5, 2020 – The Midland Sanitary Landfill will hold its final Sunday hours this Sunday, June 7, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. for all customers who wish to dispose of trash, yard waste, and flood debris. It will resume its regular o...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - June 2, 5 p.m.

June 2, 2020 - Thunderstorms are likely between midnight and 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph, hail up to one (1) inch in diameter, and heavy rainfall are possible. Rainfall in excess of 1 inch will also be possible. ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Well Testing Kits for Residents with Flooded Groundwater Wells

June 2, 2020 - Midland County residents whose groundwater wells were impacted by flood waters should have their water tested to ensure it was not contaminated. Flood waters can contain numerous pathogens, chemicals, and other materials that can m...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Critical Information for Repair, Rebuilding in the Floodplain

June 1, 2020 - As Midland County moves into the rebuilding phase of flood recovery, it is imperative to know the requirements for construction permits and inspections for flood-damaged properties and infrastructure.

Property owners in Midland Coun...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Plymouth Pool to Remain Closed in 2020

May 29, 2020 – Following a unanimous 5-0 vote by the Midland City Council on Monday, May 18, City of Midland Parks and Recreation will not reopen Plymouth Pool for the 2020 season.   

Ongoing public health concerns rela...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Midland Civic Arena Cancels Summer Programs

June 1, 2020 – In light of current executive orders and public health directives related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Midland Civic Arena has melted ice rinks and cancelled previously-scheduled summer activities and programs at...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Flood Debris Contaminated; Anti-Scavenging Laws Enacted

June 1, 2020 – Residents are reminded that all debris at the curb should be considered contaminated by flood waters and should also be considered hazardous. Flood waters often contain numerous infectious pathogens, chemicals, and sewage...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 31

May 31, 2020 - Sunday’s weather is clear and sunny and the week ahead is currently forecasted to have a slight chance of rain on and off with possible morning thunderstorms on Wednesday and again in the afternoon on Friday.

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News Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Future Flood Preparedness Following 2020 Flooding

May 30, 2020 - Due to recent dam failures, the path, flow, rise, and forecasting of the Tittabawassee River have changed along with the ability to accurately predict when specific areas will flood.

Midland County Emergency Management in coordinati...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Building Department Provides Guidance for Condemned Property Owners

May 29, 2020 – The City of Midland is providing guidance to property owners whose homes or buildings have been condemned due to structural damage sustained during the recent flooding event.

Condemnation of a structure means that the stru...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 29, 6 p.m.

May 29, 2020, 6:00 p.m. - As rain showers leave the area late Friday night early Saturday morning, chance of precipitation falls significantly for the remainder of the weekend. Following are updates related to flood recovery resources and activit...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 28, 6:30 p.m.

May 28, 2020, 6:30 p.m. - Rain showers are expected overnight on Thursday into Friday morning with less than one (1) inch of precipitation expected. Pop-up storms may produce heavy rainfall at times but are not expected to be severe. COVID-19 Mas...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 27, 6 p.m.

May 27, 2020 - A narrow band of heavy rain is possible over portions of the central Great Lakes region Thursday through Thursday night. At this time, 1 to up to 2 inches of precipitation is expected, mainly northwest of the area, but potentially ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Damage Assessment Teams Collecting Data; Beware of Scams

May 26, 2020 - Damage assessment teams working with the Midland County Operations Center (EOC) are currently canvassing areas of Midland County to assess flood damage and assist property owners with completing the Midland County Flood Damage Asse...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2020

Update on Riverside Place Senior Community

May 25, 2020 – The City of Midland has issued an update regarding its Riverside Place senior living community in downtown Midland following the recent flooding event.

Riverside Place took on approximately 16 – 18 inches of wate...

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Posted on: May 25, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 25, 6:30 p.m.

May 25, 2020 - As of 5:45 p.m. Monday, May 25, the Tittabawassee River level was 15.95 feet and receding. This is below the flood stage of 24 feet.

Temperatures over the next several days will see highs from 85 to 90 degrees with modest levels of humidity ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2020

City Construction Permits, Inspections of Flood-Damaged Properties & Infrastructure

May 25, 2020 – The City of Midland is providing guidance to property owners who need building permits and City inspections as they make repairs and replace infrastructure in their homes and businesses.

All City facilities remain closed t...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2020

Guidance for Water Removal from Basements

May 25, 2020 - It is recommended that water not be pumped from flooded basements without first consulting a licensed building contractor or licensed restoration company.  Grounds surrounding basement walls in flood-affected areas are sti...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 24, 5 p.m.

As of 4:15 p.m. Sunday, May 24, the Tittabawassee River level was 17.52 feet and receding. This is below the flood stage of 24 feet.

Midland County Damage Assessment

Midland County Emergency Management is taking damage reports for the recent flooding in Mid...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 23, 7:30 p.m.

May 23, 2020, 7:30 p.m. - As of 6 p.m. Saturday, May 23, the Tittabawassee River level was 20.17 feet and receding. This is below the flood stage of 24 feet.

Additional precipitation of one-tenth to one-quarter inch is expected tonight between 2 a...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Instructions for Donating, Volunteering for Flood Relief

May 23, 2020 - Midland County emergency management officials are astonished by and grateful for the outpouring of support, donations, and volunteer requests from across the nation following recent flooding events.

Thousands of donations have alrea...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Update on Flood Debris Removal for Residents

May 22, 2020 - Midland County residents who have flood debris and other items for disposal have several options available to them at this time.

Beginning Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25, the Midland Sanitary Landfill will be open to reside...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Update on City Sanitary Sewer Service Disruption

May 22, 2020 - At this time, the City of Midland has restored sanitary sewer service to all sanitary sewer pump stations that service residents in the City of Midland. The single remaining down pump station, Towsley, services the Redcoats softbal...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 21, 9 p.m.

As of 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, the Tittabawassee River level was under 30 feet and receding. 

Today President Donald J. Trump signed a federal emergency declaration for Midland County, opening the door for federal resources for Midland County.

Many...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Midland Fairgrounds Open for Displaced Residents

CONTACT:   Selina Tisdale, City of Midland Public Information Officer                     Bridgette Gransden, County of Midland Public Information ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Residents Asked to Report Flood Damages via Online Form

CONTACT:   Selina Tisdale, City of Midland Public Information Officer                     Bridgette Gransden, County of Midland Public Information ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Press Conference: Ongoing Midland County Flooding Conditions

MEDIA ADVISORYPress Conference re: Ongoing Midland County Flooding ConditionsWednesday, May 20, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.

CONTACT:   Selina Tisdale, City of Midland Public Information Officer          ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update: May 20, 1:45 p.m.

May 20, 2020, 1:45 p.m. - As of 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, the Tittabawassee River level is 35.01 feet and rising with an expected crest of 38 feet around 8 p.m. tonight. A flood warning for Midland County remains in effect indefinitely at th...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Press Conference Scheduled re: Ongoing Midland County Flooding (May 20)

MEDIA ADVISORY

Press Conference re: Ongoing Midland County Flooding Conditions

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – 2:30 p.m.

CONTACT:     Selina Tisdale, City of Midland Public Information Officer        ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Notice of Sanitary Sewer Overflow - May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020  The City of Midland Wastewater Plant has notified the public of an ongoing sanitary sewer overflow event related to current flooding conditions in the City of Midland. The overflow is anticipated to continue unti...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 19, 2020, 12 p.m.

May 19, 2020 - As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, the Tittabawassee River level was 28.46 feet and rising.  The Tittabawassee River is expected to crest at 30.6 feet by 2 a.m. Wednesday, May 20.

Edenville and Sanford Dams remain structurally ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Flood Warning, Rising River Levels in Midland County

May 18, 2020, 6:30 p.m. - The National Weather Service (NWS) in Detroit has issued a flood warning for Midland County through the morning of Thursday, May 21. At this time, NWS has forecast the Tittabawassee River to crest at 32.4 feet, about 8.4...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Absentee Voter Applications for August Election Coming Soon

May 15, 2020 – The Midland City Clerk’s Office will begin processing and mailing absentee ballot applications for the August 4 Primary Election next week to registered voters in the City of Midland who have joined the Permanen...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Now Accepting Appreciation of Beautification Nomination Forms

May 15, 2020  Midland’s Beautification Advisory Committee asks residents to nominate a friend, neighbor, or even someone they don’t know for making Midland more beautiful.

The committee is accepting nominati...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Mark Putnam Rd/Schuette Rd Reconstruction Begins May 13

May 8, 2020 – Beginning Wednesday, May 13, Mark Putnam Road and Schuette Road will be closed to through traffic as crews perform a street reconstruction project that includes road resurfacing and curb repairs.

Mark Putnam and Schuette Roads will ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Yard Waste Stickers Required Beginning Monday, May 18

May 7, 2020 – The City of Midland’s free yard waste collection ends for the spring season on Friday, May 15. Collection stickers for yard waste bags and bins will be required starting Monday, May 18.

At this time, all City facilities re...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Midland Mayor, City Manager Testify Before US House Forum

May 5, 2020 –  On Monday, May 4, Midland Mayor Maureen Donker and City Manager Brad Kaye testified before a U.S. House of Representatives members’ forum on the Coronavirus Community Relief Act (H.R. 6467), a bipartisan bill th...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

George Street Reconstruction Project Begins Week of May 4

May 1, 2020 – Beginning Monday, May 4, crews will begin a street reconstruction and water main replacement project on George Street that will close the roadway to through traffic.

George Street will be closed to through traffic from Indian Street...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Brush Collection, Borrow-A-Container Program Resume May 4

May 1, 2020 –   After a detailed review of Executive Order 2020-59 (“Stay Home, Stay Safe”), the City is pleased to announce that crews will resume collecting brush during residents’ heavy item collection w...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Currie Municipal Golf Course Reopens with Additional Precautions

April 24, 2020 – In response to Executive Order 2020-59 (“Stay Home, Stay Safe”) issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Friday April 24 permitting the operation of golf courses, the City of Midland has announced that Currie M...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Midland County Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony Cancelled for 2020

April 24, 2020 – After careful consideration, the Midland Amateur Sports Capital Committee has cancelled the 2020 Midland County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony previously scheduled for Saturday, May 30 at Dow Diamond. The cancel...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2020

DDA Stimulus Program Raises $87,500 for Downtown

April 20, 2020 – In just 48 hours, the Raise Up Downtown gift card stimulus program launched by the Midland Downtown Development Authority has raised $87,500 in monetary support for downtown business impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pa...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Sister City Student Exchange Cancelled for 2020

April 17, 2020 – After careful consideration, the Midland-Handa Sister City Committee and Handa City, Japan Sister City Committee have cancelled the 2020 Sister City Student Exchange amid ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemi...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2020

City to Begin Yard Waste Collection on Monday, April 13

April 11, 2020 –   After a detailed review of Executive Order 2020-42 (“Stay Home, Stay Safe”) and receiving clarification on essential trash services, the City is pleased to announce that crews will begin collecting...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2020

First COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Midland County

MIDLAND, MI. - The Midland County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) received notification today of the first local death attributed to COVID-19. The individual was an elderly male with underlying health conditions. He was hospitalized and passe...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Sign Up for City's Permanent Absentee Voter List

April 3, 2020 – Registered voters in the City of Midland can sign up to cast their vote in upcoming elections without ever leaving their homes by joining the City’s Permanent Absentee Voter List.

Voters who join the City&rs...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Now Available

March 27, 2020 – The City of Midland’s 2019 Drinking Water Quality Report is now available online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/waterreport.

The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is intended to update residents on the City&...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Parks & Recreation Reaches $50,000 Crowdfunding Campaign Goal for Miracle Field

March 27, 2020 – City of Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that the organization is one step closer to building a barrier-free Miracle Field thanks to the generosity of the Midland community.

In February, Parks and Recreation la...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Help Keep Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

March 27, 2020 – The City of Midland reminds residents to help keep our local waterways clean and free of garbage and pollutants.

In addition to being a violation of the City’s Code of Ordinances, dumping materials into waterwa...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Guidance to Businesses, Residents on “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order

March 26, 2020 – Following the issuance of “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order 2020-21 by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Monday, March 23, local government organizations in Midland County encourage the community&...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Fourth Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Midland County

Contact: Fred Yanoski, MPH Director/Health OfficerOffice: (989) 837-6574 

March 22, 2020 - Laboratory testing has identified Midland County’s fourth positive case for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is a physic...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Currie Municipal Golf Course Manager Named “General Manager of the Year”

March 20, 2020 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Currie Municipal Golf Course General Manager and Director of Operations Paul Milholland has been named the 2019 Central Region General Manager of the Year by Billy Casper Golf (BCG...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

First Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Midland County

Contact: Fred Yanoski, MPH Director/Health OfficerOffice: (989) 837-6574

March 19, 2020 - Laboratory testing has identified Midland County’s first positive case for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is an adult female wit...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Midland Citizens Academy Graduates 25 New Participants

March 13, 2020 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that the 14th class of the annual Citizens Academy has graduated! Twenty-five residents attended an informal graduation ceremony in Council Chambers of Midland City Hall on Wed...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Beach Volleyball Serves Up Summertime Fun

March 13, 2020 – Midland Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting beach volleyball team registrations for the 2020 summer season on Monday, March 23.  

Midland Parks and Recreation’s beach volleyball league...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2020

City Forest Winter Operations Now Closed

March 6, 2020 – The City of Midland has closed the City Forest Chalet for winter recreation equipment rentals and concessions for the 2020 winter season.  The sledding hill is still available for use, weather permitting.

For que...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2020

City Construction Projects Planned for Spring & Summer 2020

February 28, 2020 – The City of Midland Engineering Department is ramping up for another busy construction season in 2020 with a variety of street reconstruction, resurfacing, and water main replacement projects on this year’s...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2020

2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Announced

February 28, 2020 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill has announced the 2020 dates for household hazardous waste collection:

  • Tuesday, April 21
  • Wednesday, June 17
  • Tuesday, August 11
  • Thursday, October 29

On these dates, at no charge, Midland County...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Saturday Morning Landfill Hours Resume March 7

February 14, 2020 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill resumes Saturday morning operations beginning March 7, 2020.

The Landfill will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturdays from March 7 through November 28, 2020....

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Midland Police Department Receives Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation

February 7, 2020 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that the Midland Police Department (MPD) has received accreditation from the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police’s Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commi...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Service Updates at the MCTV Network

January 31, 2020 – Midland Community Television (MCTV) is pleased to announce that it has expanded its media services available to residents and nonprofit organizations in the Midland community.

Midland County residents and nonprofit org...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Nicole Ford Selected as Midland Police Department Chief

January 29, 2020 – After a nationwide search, the City of Midland is pleased to announce that Nicole Ford has been hired as the new chief of police for the Midland Police Department. She is the first female chief of police to serve the City of M...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Absentee Voting Changes This Election Season

January 17, 2020 – Following the passage of Proposal 3 in November 2018, all registered voters in the State of Michigan are permitted to vote absentee in any election without providing a reason. Absentee voting allows voters to cast their ballot...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2020

City Clerk’s Office Seeks 2020 Election Inspectors

January 17, 2020 – The Midland City Clerk’s Office is seeking civic-minded individuals who want to serve their community this election season by working as an election inspector on an upcoming Election Day.

Election inspectors are criti...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Parks and Recreation Offers "The Grand Experience"

January 10, 2020 - Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with mParks (Michigan Recreation and Park Association) announces the ninth-annual all-inclusive travel experience to the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. 

The trip will take p...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2019

City Asks Residents to Leave Snow Plowing to the Experts

December 13, 2019 – With winter weather looming, the City of Midland asks residents to please leave the snow plowing to the experts!

Residents are discouraged from plowing snow on a public street for a number of reasons. City Department ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Unveils New Website

December 6, 2019 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library has launched a newly-designed website aimed at providing patrons with a more user-friendly, streamlined online experience for Library services: www.gadml.org.

On the new site, visitors...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2019

MFD Offers Safety Tips on Holiday Lights and Decorations

November 25, 2019 – Decorating homes and businesses with holiday lights and decorations is a long-standing tradition around holidays.  Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase the chances of fire.

Based on National Fir...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Dial-A-Ride to Expand Saturday Bus Service Hours

November 25, 2019 – Dial-A-Ride, the City of Midland’s curb-to-curb demand response bus service, has announced an expansion to its Saturday bus service hours. Effective Saturday, December 7, Dial-A-Ride bus service will be ava...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2019

On-street Parking: Rules of the Road

November 8, 2019 – If you plan on having a houseful over the holidays and need to use on-street parking, please keep in mind these rules of the road:

  • Parking on streets within the City is not allowed between 3 and 6 a.m. If you’d like t...
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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Armstead, Polzin Honored as City’s Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year

October 18, 2019  Two of Midland’s dedicated first responders were honored earlier this week at the 2019 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Police and Firefighter of the Year Awards at Midland Country Club. Midland Police De...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Parks & Recreation Receives $100K Grant for Miracle Field

October 11, 2019 – City of Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that it has received a $100,000 grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation to be used towards construction of the City’s barrier-free baseball field i...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

City of Midland Hires Schwarz as Director of Water Services

September 20, 2019 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Peter Schwarz has been hired as the Director of Water Services.

Schwarz returns to the City of Midland after serving as the General Manager of the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Wate...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Reminder: Flooding, Flood Insurance and Construction in the Floodplain

September 6, 2019 – There are several flood hazard areas throughout the City of Midland.  Most flooding occurs from the Tittabawassee and Chippewa Rivers, Sturgeon and Snake Creeks, and Inman Drain, and can usually be forecast ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

City of Midland Police Chief Takes New Position

August 20, 2019 – The City of Midland announces that Police Chief Cliff Block will leave his position to become the new Chief of University Police for Saginaw Valley State University effective September 12, 2019. 

Block joined t...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Residents Reminded to Obey 'Road Closed' Signs

August 15, 2019 – As the 2019 orange barrel season comes to a close, the City of Midland reminds residents to obey all posted construction signs. Failure to comply with construction signs pose an immediate threat to worker safety and may cause da...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

City Welcomes Public Input on Downtown Parking Study

August 9, 2019 – The City of Midland invites the public to get involved in the Downtown Midland Parking Study by sharing their feedback at a public input session on Tuesday, August 20.

Parking consultants from Rich & Associates will ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Residents Invited to Attend Public Walking Tours, Info Sessions on Road Diet Trial

July 31, 2019 – The City of Midland invites Midland residents and M-20 corridor users to an upcoming public information session regarding the future vision of Indian and Buttles streets, including a discussion on the current road diet t...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Midland Parks & Recreation Receives $300K Grant for Miracle Field

July 12, 2019 – City of Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that it has received a $300,000 grant from the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation to be used towards construction of the City’s Midland Miracle Field.

Located in ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Students Selected for 2019 Sister City Student Exchange

July 12, 2019 – The Midland-Handa Sister City Committee is pleased to introduce the three Midland students selected to travel to Handa, Japan for three weeks this month for its 2019 student exchange program.

Midland High School senior Luca Jolly,...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2019

Notice of Changes to Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Service Area

July 5, 2019 – An upcoming change to the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library’s catalog and check-out software system will limit the availability of free Library cards for residents living outside of the Library’s legal ser...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2019

City Water/Sewer Billing Office to Offer Electronic Billing

June 27, 2019 – Effective July 1, 2019, the City of Midland Water/Sewer Billing Office will offer electronic billing (e-billing) options for water/sewer bills. When a bill is posted, the account holder will receive an email notification...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Midland City Councilwoman Brown Wilhelm Elected to Michigan Municipal League Board of Directors

October 10, 2018 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Midland City Councilwoman Diane Brown Wilhelm has been elected to the Michigan Municipal League Board of Directors.

Brown Wilhelm was elected to the three-year term durin...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Buttles Street Road Diet Project Begins Monday, May 14

May 11, 2018 - On Monday, May 14, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close the far right lane of US-10 BR/Buttles Street from Jerome Street to State Street to begin implementing a planned road diet study.

This lane closure begins a three...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2016

Midland Becomes 1st Michigan City to Receive Safe Communities Accreditation

August 17, 2016 – After a year-long accreditation process, the City of Midland has received designation as a Safe Community through the National Safety Council’s Safe Communities America® program. The City becomes just the nineteenth community in America ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Available on City Website

June 17, 2016 – The City of Midland’s 2015 Drinking Water Quality Report is now available online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/waterreport.

The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is intended to update residents on the City’s efforts to ensure the safety...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

Guyer Joins City of Midland as Communications Coordinator

June 17, 2016 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Katie Guyer has joined the staff this week as Communications Coordinator.

Guyer brings more than 10 years of marketing and communications expertise to the position, including experience wi...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

Midland Downtown Development Authority Announces Redevelopment Design Review Sessions

June 17, 2016 – Having completed its first round of public input sessions earlier this month, the Midland Downtown Development Authority (DDA) invites community members to review initial design concepts and provide feedback for the downtown streetscape re...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

Parks and Recreation’s Lifetime Education and Adventure Program (L.E.A.P.) Set to Start

June 17, 2016 – The City of Midland’s popular summer recreation program for adults who have disabilities kicks off Monday, June 20.

Midland’s Lifetime Education and Adventure Program (L.E.A.P.) features supervised activities to broaden experiences an...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Midland Residents Hold the Key to Unlock the BEST SECRET GARDENS in Midland!

June 10, 2016 – Nominate a friend, a neighbor or even someone you don’t know for the first-ever Secret Garden Contest!

The Secret Garden Contest is an opportunity to raise awareness for the America in Bloom Competition in the City of Midland by allow...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Pere-Marquette Rail Trail Closure for Water Project

June 10, 2016 – On Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16 City of Midland Water Distribution will be performing water main maintenance in preparation for an upcoming water main replacement project on W. Main Street from Jerome Street to Post Street.
...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Intersection Closures as part of the W. Sugnet Road Extension Project

June 10, 2016 – On Monday afternoon, June 13 as well as Tuesday, June 14, the intersections of W. Sugnet Drive/Whiting Drive and Dublin Avenue/Countryside Drive will be closed to traffic for street paving activities as part of the W. Sugnet Road Extension...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Splash the Day Away at Plymouth Pool

June 11, 2016 – Plymouth Pool is now open for the season.

As in past years, the Midland Parks and Recreation Department will offer lap and open swim times as well as season passes for summer fun at Midland’s only outdoor public pool. One-day admission...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Parks with Water Features Open

June 3, 2016 – The City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department has opened the Gerstacker and Longview sprayparks for the season.

Gerstacker Spraypark, located at 100 Ashman Street near the Tridge, features waterspouts for families looking to spli...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Municipal Service Center, Dial-A-Ride Phone Lines Out of Service

June 3, 2016 – Phone lines at the City of Midland Municipal Service Center are currently out of service. This affects all Department of Public Services operations as well as Dial-A-Ride. Dial-A-Ride busses are currently operating for any previously-sche...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

Pay City Parking Tickets Online or by Phone

May 20, 2016 – City of Midland parking tickets can now be paid online or by phone. To pay online, visit www.parkingticketpayment.com/midland. To pay by phone, call 1-855-352-9605. A $3.50 convenience fee is charged for these payments. Parking ticket p...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

Now Accepting Appreciation of Beautification Nomination Forms

May 20, 2016 – Midland’s Beautification Advisory Committee would like you to nominate a friend, neighbor, or even someone you don’t know for doing an outstanding job of making Midland more beautiful.

The committee is accepting nominations for the annua...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

Library Closed Sundays in Summer

May 20, 2016 – Beginning Sunday, May 29, the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will be closed on Sundays during the summer months. Sunday hours of 1-5 p.m. will resume on September 11.

Call 989-837-3430 with any questions.

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

City Offices Close for Memorial Day

May 20, 2016 – All City of Midland offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday.

Residents with Monday and Tuesday refuse collections should place items at the curb on Tuesday, May 31. Items should be placed at ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

Jefferson Avenue Overpass Detour Planned as MDOT Schedules Local Bridge Work for Summer

May 13, 2016 – Midland motorists will want to plan routes accordingly as the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) gears up to begin work in July on three US-10 bridges and overpasses at Eastman Avenue, Jefferson Avenue and Waldo Road.
Work on the...Read on...

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Weed and Grass Trimming Reminders

May 13, 2016 – The City of Midland Building Department reminds property owners that the height of grass and weeds in their yards must be maintained in accordance with the City’s Code of Ordinances.

Portions of Article I, Chapter 26 of the ordinance per...Read on...

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Local Pitch, Hit & Run Winners Advance to Sectionals

May 13, 2016 – On Saturday, May 7, the Midland Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Great Lakes Loons hosted the City of Midland’s annual Pitch, Hit and Run baseball/softball skills competition. Each participant competed in three event...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

Bike/Walk Midland: Bike to Work Week

May 6, 2016 – When is the last time you smelled the lilacs in springtime during your morning commute? Or pulled into the parking lot with a big smile on your face, pumped with endorphins and ideas? Or lost weight just by going back and forth to work eve...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

Reminders about Dog Control within City

May 6, 2016 – The City of Midland would like to remind dog owners of City regulations that promote safety and an attractive community:

Section 3-17 of the Code of Ordinances states:
It shall be unlawful for any person to permit or allow any dog, wheth...Read on...

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Posted on: April 29, 2016

Pitch, Hit & Run Competition Scheduled for May 7

April 29, 2016 – The City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Great Lakes Loons, will host the 2016 Pitch, Hit & Run Competition on Saturday, May 7. This year’s event will take place at Dow Diamond from 10 a.m. – Noon. ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 29, 2016

MCTV Used Video Production Equipment Sale

April 29, 2016 – The MCTV Network will hold a used video production equipment sale on Friday, May 6 in MCTV’s studio in the lower level of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library in Midland. Equipment will be available for viewing from Noon until 4 p.m.

Equ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2016

Yard Waste Collection Stickers Required Beginning May 2

April 22, 2016 – The City of Midland’s free yard waste collection within the city of Midland ends for the spring season on Friday, April 29. Collection stickers for yard waste bags and bins will be required starting Monday, May 2.

Yard waste is collec...Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2016

Free Woodchips Available to Midland Residents

April 22, 2016 – The City of Midland currently has free woodchips at the Central Park parking lot on Collins Street across from Central Park Elementary School, formerly Central Middle School. The chips are available to residents on a first come, first se...Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2016

Dublin Avenue Closure/Detour Set for Monday

April 22, 2016 – On Monday, April 25, Dublin Avenue, south of Countryside Drive, will be closed to traffic for storm sewer installation as part of the W. Sugnet Road extension project. A detour will be in effect to route motorists around the closure util...Read on...

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Posted on: April 21, 2016

Apply to Host Exchange Student from Japan

April 21, 2016 – Midland’s Sister City of Handa, Japan is sending three high school students to Midland for three weeks this summer, July 23 to August 11, to learn about everyday life in our American community.

The City is seeking nine host families...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Adams Drive Sewer Work Planned for Wednesday – Adams School Access Limited

April 19, 2016 – Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, the Wastewater Department will perform an emergency sanitary sewer repair on Adams Drive. Adams Elementary School will be accessible via Washington Street only.

Adams Drive will be closed ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 15, 2016

City Rules Regarding Sign Usage and Advertising on Parked Vehicles

April 15, 2016 – The warmer weather brings an increase in yard signs advertising rummage sales, homes for sale, and open houses. Before posting any signage, citizens should note the City of Midland’s sign usage rules.

Rummage/Yard Sale Signage: Secti...Read on...

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Posted on: April 14, 2016

Ashman Street Lane Closures

April 14, 2016 – On Friday, April 15, Ashman Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic for storm sewer construction at the intersection of Harrison Street.

Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through the construction ar...Read on...

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Posted on: April 8, 2016

Get in the Swim of Summer – Swim Passes Available

April 8, 2016 – It might still be chilly outside but it is time to start thinking about the warm days of summer!

SWIM PASSES: Season swim passes are now on sale at the Parks and Recreation Office and will be available at the pool on Wednesday, June ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

Reminders about Parking in the City

March 31, 2016 – With the Great Lakes Loons’ first home game set for April 9 and an increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic likely to occur, the City of Midland would like to remind citizens of parking regulations in the city.

There is a multitude o...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

Legacy of President Ford @ the Library

March 31, 2016 – In this presidential election year, you can learn about Michigan’s only president in a program at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library on Thursday, April 7. “The Legacy of President Gerald R. Ford and the new Ford Museum” is the subject of ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

Local Street Reconstruction Project Start-up

March 31, 2016 – On Monday, April 4, street reconstruction and utility work will begin on the following streets:

Noeske - Balfour to Helen
Harrison - Noeske to Ashman Princeton Court - Jefferson to the end of the court

These streets will be clo...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

Reserve a Softball Field for Team Practice

March 31, 2016 – Midland Softball Association teams registered for the 2016 season can reserve softball diamonds for team practice at Emerson Park and Redcoats Softball Complex beginning Wednesday, April 6.

Reservations may be made at the Parks and Re...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

Beach Volleyball Serves Up Summertime Fun

March 31, 2016 – Midland Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting beach volleyball team registrations for the 2016 summer season on Monday, April 4.

Midland Parks and Recreation’s beach volleyball leagues will begin on Monday, June 6. N...Read on...

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Posted on: March 24, 2016

Help Keep Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

March 24, 2016 – The City of Midland reminds residents to help keep our local waterways clean and free of garbage and pollutants.

In addition to being a violation of the City’s Code of Ordinances, dumping materials into waterways has the potential to...Read on...

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Posted on: March 24, 2016

Dublin Avenue Closure/Detour Set for Monday

March 24, 2016 – On Monday, March 28, Dublin Avenue, south of Countryside Drive, will be closed to traffic for storm sewer installation as part of the W. Sugnet Road extension project. A detour will be in effect to route motorists around the closure util...Read on...

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Posted on: March 24, 2016

Time to Remove Winter Decorations from Midland Cemetery

March 24, 2016 – The deadline for property owners to remove winter decorations such as evergreen blankets and wreaths from plots at the Midland Cemetery is Monday, April 4. After that date, any remaining winter decorations will be removed and discarde...Read on...

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Posted on: March 24, 2016

City of Midland Seeks Boards & Commissions Members: Application Deadline April 22

March 24, 2016 – City residents interested in the Midland community, get involved! The City is accepting applications to fill positions on various City boards and commissions.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m., Friday, April 22, 2016. Forms...Read on...

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Posted on: March 4, 2016

City Performs Water Main Flushing

March 4, 2016 – The City of Midland will begin its annual water main flushing program Monday, March 7, 2016. Hydrants throughout the city will be systematically opened to clean and refresh the city’s drinking water distribution system.

Water main ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 4, 2016

Board Positions Available on Center City Authority

March 4, 2016 – The Midland City Manager is accepting applications to fill two four-year terms on the Center City Authority (CCA).

The board is looking to fill two members-at-large positions that will expire June 30, 2020. These are new positions add...Read on...

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

New Purchasing and Accounting Specialist Joins City Staff

January 22, 2016 – In December, Annie Thrush joined the City of Midland as Senior Procurement Accountant.

Annie’s position will involve providing a high-quality purchasing service for the City that works efficiently to help reduce overall expenses an...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

MCTV Winter Workshops

January 8, 2016 – If you’re looking to increase your organization’s visibility in the Midland community or if you’re interested in serving as a volunteer on TV productions, attend one of MCTV’s orientation/studio workshops this winter.

Midland Communi...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Reserve Picnic Shelters a Year in Advance

January 8, 2016 – Those interested in reserving a picnic shelter at select parks in Midland may do so 364 days in advance of their event.

The annual Opening Day of Shelter Reservations that used to be scheduled on the second Monday in January at the Mi...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Let the Wintertime Fun Begin! Midland’s City Forest Opens

January 8, 2016 – Take this opportunity to enjoy wintertime activities at Midland’s City Forest, which opens Friday, January 8, weather permitting.

Recreation activities available include the toboggan run, sled hill, ice skating rink, cross country ski...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Midland Girls Softball League Announces Fast Pitch Spring League

January 8, 2015 - Midland Girls Softball League (MGSL), in collaboration with the Midland Parks and Recreation Department, announces spring girls' softball registration.

The MGSL spring season is a recreational league for girls ages 5-13 in Midland a...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Computer Classes @ the Library

January 8, 2015 - The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is offering computer classes to improve your computer skills.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, Wednesday, January 13: Learn basic skills for cell entry and manipulation, formatting techniques, sheet ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 31, 2015

Midland Fire Department Receives Community Foundation Grant

December 30, 2015 – The Midland Area Community Foundation’s (MACF) Board of Trustees recently awarded a $15,000 grant to the Midland Fire Department to support the department’s Technical Rescue program and purchase a trailer for rescue equipment.

Over...Read on...

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Posted on: December 31, 2015

February 1 Deadline for Sidewalk Requests

December 30, 2015 – Residents who would like Midland City Council to consider installing new sidewalks in a specific location where no sidewalks currently exist should submit a letter outlining their request to the City Manager’s Office by February 1.
...Read on...

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Posted on: December 31, 2015

City of Midland Joins Purchasing Group for Automated Distribution

December 30, 2015 – The City of Midland has officially joined the MITN Purchasing Group to help simplify their bid and Request for Proposal (RFP) distribution process.

The MITN Purchasing Group is one of BidNet’s 15 regional purchasing groups througho...Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2015

Proper Disposal of Christmas Trees

December 18, 2015 – When you’re ready to wrap up the holiday season, dispose of your Christmas tree by placing it at the curb on your weekly refuse collection day.

Tree collection will begin December 28 and end January 8. After January 8, the City o...Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2015

Apply for Community Development Block Grant Funds

December 18, 2015 – Applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding are now available for the 2016-2017 program year.

CDBG is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Each year, the Ci...Read on...

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Posted on: December 11, 2015

City of Midland Closings for Christmas and New Year's Holidays

December 11, 2015 – All City of Midland offices will be closed Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 in recognition of the Christmas holiday and Friday, January 1 in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

Residents with Thursday, December 24 re...Read on...

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Posted on: December 4, 2015

One More Week for Citizens Academy Applications

December 4, 2015 - There is still time to register for the City of Midland’s 10th annual Midland Citizens Academy – a free, 10-week course that gives citizens an up-close and personal look at how local government functions and helps shape our community. ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 4, 2015

City of Midland Calendar and Services Guide Coming Soon!

December 4, 2015 - The 2016 City of Midland Calendar and Services Guide will soon be delivered to Midland residents’ mailboxes. Residents can expect to receive their new calendar during the week of December 7.

The City’s Calendar and Services Guide ser...Read on...

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Posted on: December 4, 2015

Main and Orchard Traffic Signal Returning to Flash Mode

December 4, 2015 - On Sunday, December 6, the traffic signal at Main and Orchard streets will change from full-color operation to a continuous flashing operation. The signal will flash yellow along Main Street and red for Orchard Drive, consistent with pr...Read on...

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Posted on: December 4, 2015

Fall Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Season Ending

December 4, 2015 - With winter weather now upon us, it’s time to bring out the snow shovels. It’s also time to wrap up yard waste collection for the year.

Bulk leaf collection within the city of Midland will be completed next week, and yard waste col...Read on...

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Posted on: November 25, 2015

Safety Tips on Holiday Lights and Decorations

November 25, 2015 – Decorating homes and businesses with holiday lights and decorations is a long-standing tradition around holidays. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase the chances of fire.

Based on National Fire Protection Associati...Read on...

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

On-street Parking: Rules of the Road

November 24, 2015 - If you plan on having a houseful over the holidays and need to use on-street parking, please keep in mind these rules of the road:

- Parking on streets within the city is not allowed between 3-6 a.m. If you’d like to submit a reque...Watch Our Video!

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Posted on: November 19, 2015

Start of Final Round of Fall Leaf Collection

November 18, 2015 – The City of Midland Department of Public Services (DPS) will begin its final round of fall leaf collection on Monday, November 23.

Collection crews will begin in Area B and then proceed through areas C, D, and A.

Residents can...Read on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2015

City Mails Winter Tax Notices

November 13, 2015 – The City of Midland will mail winter tax notices the first week
in December.

Winter taxes are due and payable, without penalty or interest, from December 1, 2015 through February 16, 2016. Property owners who do not receive a wi...Read on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2015

Parks and Recreation Announces “A Night at the North Pole”

November 13, 2015 – Parks and Recreation has planned a festive way for children ages 5-10 to prepare for the upcoming holidays by again hosting “A Night at the North Pole” at the City Forest Chalet.

“A Night at the North Pole” will be offered on two se...Read on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2015

Under the Radar @ the Library

November 13, 2015 – You can learn more about unique tourist destinations, restaurants, and treasures of Michigan by attending the “Under the Radar” (UTR) program at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library on Friday, November 20 at 7 p.m. in the Library Auditori...Read on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2015

MCTV’s “Honors Night”

November 13, 2015 – You’re invited to attend MCTV’s “Honors Night” on Thursday, November 19, at Creative 360. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by the ceremony at 7 p.m.

Midland Community Television holds this event annually to recogniz...Read on...

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Posted on: November 6, 2015

Apply Today for 10th Annual Citizens Academy

November 6, 2015 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce the 10th annual Midland Citizens Academy – a free, 10-week course designed to give citizens an up-close and personal look at how local government functions and helps shape our community.

T...Read on...

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Posted on: November 6, 2015

Computer Classes @ the Library

November 6, 2015 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is offering two computer classes to improve your computer skills.

Never touched a computer? Now's your chance. Practice mouse skills and learn the basics in the “Introduction to Computers” class on...Read on...

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Posted on: November 6, 2015

Our Changing Earth @ the Library

November 6, 2015 – Climate change is the focus of a series of lectures scheduled at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library this fall.

The free lecture series titled “Our Changing Earth” will continue on Thursday, November 12. The speaker is Jerry Dennis,...Read on...

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Posted on: November 6, 2015

Battle of the Books Kickoff Set for Saturday, November 14

November 6, 2015 – The 2015-2016 Battle of the Books season will kick off on Saturday, November 14 at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.

The kickoff features a presentation by Stuart Gibbs, author of last year’s Battle book, The Last Musketeer, as we...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

Refrain from Placing Leaves on Grant and Georgetown Streets

November 2, 2015 – Residents on Grant and Georgetown streets should refrain from putting leaves in the street until road construction is finalized on those streets. These roadways are located in heavy item collection Area B, which is currently in the proc...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

Eastman Intersections to Experience Short-term Closures

November 2, 2015 – The top course of pavement is in the process of being placed on the southbound lanes of Eastman from Saginaw. Motorists should expect short-term closures of the westerly legs of Sugnet and St. Andrews streets at their intersection with...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

City of Midland Recognizes Beautification Efforts

October 30, 2015 - The beautification efforts of 13 residential properties and three non-residential properties will be recognized on Thursday, November 5 at the annual Appreciation of Beautification Awards ceremony.

Scheduled for 7 p.m. in Midland C...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

City Building Inspector to Serve on State Building Organization Board

City of Midland Building Inspector Steve Taglauer was recently elected by his peers to serve as director of the Code Officials Conference of Michigan (COCM). The COCM represents more than 400 code professionals from around the state who are dedicated to ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

Midland Recognized for Developing Positive Entrepreneurial Climate

For the sixth year in a row, Midland has been recognized for its work to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development in the annual eCities study. The study, conducted by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innova...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

Open House for City/Schools-constructed Home

October 30, 2015 – The 2014-2015 Building Trades house constructed through a Midland Public Schools and City of Midland partnership is for sale at 1000 W. Collins Street. On Sunday, November 1, the City’s Planning & Community Development Department w...Read on...

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Posted on: October 28, 2015

Eastman Avenue Project Nearing an End

October 28, 2015 - Contractors are getting closer to finishing Michigan Department of Transportation’s seven-month-long Eastman Avenue reconstruction project.

This Thursday, October 29 through Saturday, October 31, motorists should be on the lookout ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 28, 2015

Change Clocks and Test Fire Safety Devices on Sunday, November 1

October 28, 2015 – As the time change approaches on Sunday, November 1, the
Midland Fire Department wants to remind residents to make another change that could save their lives: changing the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors....Read on...

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Posted on: October 28, 2015

Fall Leaf Collection Begins Monday, November 2 in Area B

October 28, 2015 – The curbside fall leaf collection program officially kicks off Monday, November 2 in Heavy Refuse Collection Area B and will proceed through areas C, D, and A.

Residents on major streets (see list below) should rake leaves onto the ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2015

Happy Halloween Party at Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

October 23, 2015 – Join in our Halloween celebration at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library on Friday, October 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Children are invited to come dressed in their Halloween costumes, trick or treat in the library, enjoy a snack, and...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2015

Halloween Trick-or-Treating Hours and Safety Tips

October 23, 2015 – The Midland Police Department encourages those planning on participating in Halloween trick-or-treating on Saturday, October 31 to do so between the hours of 6-8 p.m.

The police department offers these tips for ensuring safety during...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2015

Deadline for Absentee Ballots for the November 3 City General Election

October 23, 2015 – Electors of the City of Midland who wish to receive an absentee ballot for the November 3 City General Election by mail must submit their application by 2 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 2015. The Midland City Clerk’s office will be open S...Read on...

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Posted on: October 22, 2015

Enjoy Ghoulish Delights at Halloween On Ice

October 22, 2015 – In conjunction with the 2015 Halloween On Ice Tour stop in Saginaw, the Midland Civic Arena will host SkateFest on Saturday, October 24, from 11:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Free and open to the public, SkateFest provides the opportunity for sk...Read on...

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Posted on: October 16, 2015

“Our Changing Earth” @ the Library

October 16, 2015 - Climate change is the focus of a series of lectures scheduled at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library this fall.

The free lecture series titled “Our Changing Earth” will continue on Thursday, October 22. The speaker is Dr. Kim Hall fro...Read on...

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Posted on: October 16, 2015

Deadline for Write-In Candidates to File Declaration of Intent for November City General Election

October 16, 2015 - All write-in candidates who wish to be nominated and are eligible for a City Council seat in the city of Midland are required under P.A. 461 of 1996 to file a “Declaration of Intent” with the Midland City Clerk no later than 4 p.m. on F...Read on...

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Posted on: October 16, 2015

City Financial Services Head Joins Finance Organization Board

October 16, 2015 - David Keenan, Assistant City Manager, was recently elected to the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association’s (MGFOA) Board of Directors.

The MGFOA, established in 1938, is a professional association of public officials and ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 9, 2015

Flood Insurance and Hazard Areas

October 9, 2015 - As a result of the City of Midland’s exemplary floodplain management programs and services, Midland is rated by the Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) Community Rating System (CRS) as a Class 5 community. For Midland residents, this ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 9, 2015

Shepherd Drive Work to Start Monday

October 9, 2015 - Beginning Monday, October 12, City of Midland crews will work on installing sanitary and storm sewers and water main on Shepherd Drive from Eastman Avenue to just west of its intersection with Shepherd. During the project, motorists shou...Read on...

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

Zombie Apocalypse Nearing Midland with a 5K Trail Run

October 2, 2015 – Local authorities have confirmed that a zombie outbreak has occurred in the United States, and the outbreak is nearing Midland at an alarming rate. Anticipated arrival is Saturday, October 17 at approximately 3:30 p.m., during Midland’s ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

Sugnet Road Work Planned for Saturday

October 2, 2015 – Motorists should seek alternate routes on Saturday, October 3 while crews work on the west side of Sugnet Road at its intersection with Eastman Avenue. Detours are set up for Linden Drive and Clover Lane.

Work will be completed by the...Read on...

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

Transportation Study Open House Set for October 14

October 2, 2015 – The Midland Area Transportation Study (MATS) will host an open house for residents, businesses, and other stakeholders to provide input regarding the region’s long-range transportation plan, which includes public transportation providers...Read on...

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

Now Accepting Midland County Sports Hall of Fame Nominations

October 2, 2015 – Nominations for the 2015-2016 Midland County Sports Hall of Fame will be accepted at the City of Midland Parks and Recreation Office until November 16.

The Midland community recognizes leaders in the sports community through the Hall ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

Midland Firefighters Go “Pink” for Cancer Cause

October 2, 2015 – Midland firefighters will be going “Passionately Pink for the Cure” for the month of October in an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer, support women who are currently battling cancer, and raise funds for the Midland County “Te...Read on...

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

Fire Department Open House Cancelled

October 2, 2015 – The Midland Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Open House scheduled for October 10 has been cancelled due to remodeling of Fire Station 1, located at 816 E. Haley Street.

The open house is held annually as part of Fire Prevention Wee...Read on...

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Posted on: September 25, 2015

E. Ashman Work Beginning September 28

September 25, 2015 – Beginning on Monday, September 28, milling and paving operations will begin on E. Ashman Street from the US-10 Overpass to Rockwell Drive.

During work, E. Ashman will be reduced to one lane of traffic through the end of the week....Read on...

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Posted on: September 25, 2015

Fall Free Yard Waste Collection Begins October 5

September 25, 2015 – The City of Midland will offer Fall Free yard waste collection beginning October 5 through the remainder of the yard waste collection season. During this free period, 40-cent per bag stickers and annual yard waste bin stickers are not...Read on...

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Posted on: September 25, 2015

Great Michigan Read Discussion at Library

September 25, 2015 – This year’s Great Michigan Read, “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel, will be discussed at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library on Wednesday, September 30, 7 p.m. in the Library Community Room.

This modern dystopian novel is set...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2015

Help Keep Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

September 23, 2015 – As Midland moves into autumn, the City of Midland reminds residents to help keep our local waterways clean and free of garbage and pollutants.

In addition to being a violation of the City’s Code of Ordinances, dumping materials i...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2015

Midland Parks and Recreation Offers Discounted Detroit Red Wings Tickets

September 23, 2015 – Midland Parks and Recreation is offering discounted Detroit Red Wings tickets to Midland residents for select 2015-2016 games through a partnership with the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA).

Under the program, Midlan...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2015

Library Coffee Bar to Close

September 23, 2015 – The Cup & Chaucer Coffee Bar, located at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, will be closing on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

The coffee bar is operated by the Arnold Center. Financial challenges led to the Arnold Center’s decisio...Read on...

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

Portion of Main Street Closed for a Week

September 18, 2015 – Main Street will be closed September 21-25 from Cronkright Street to 100 feet east of the Poseyville Bridge. This closure will facilitate the repair of concrete beams below the bridge deck. A detour will be posted.

Motorists are e...Read on...

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

Crosswalk Beacons Installed Near Schools

September 18, 2015 – The City of Midland recently installed High-intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) beacons on East Sugnet Road near Plymouth Elementary School and also on Chestnut Hill Drive across from Chestnut Hill Elementary School.

A HAWK beac...Read on...

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

Our Changing Earth @ the Library

September 18, 2015 – Climate change is the focus of a series of lectures scheduled at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library this fall.

The free lecture series, titled “Our Changing Earth,” will begin on Thursday, September 24. The first speaker is Peter S...Read on...

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

Computer Classes @ the Library

September 18, 2015 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is offering three computer classes to increase your Internet skills.

Learn how Twitter works, why people tweet, and proper etiquette for the site. The class will be held on Tuesday, September 22. ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

Time to Remove Decorations from Midland Cemetery

September 18, 2015 – In preparation for the fall and winter months, families maintaining plots at the Midland Cemetery should remove annual flowers, artificial decorations and their receptacles from cemetery plots by October 1.

Beginning October 2, c...Read on...

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

October 5 Deadline for Registering to Vote in November 3 City General Election

September 18, 2015 – The deadline for registering to vote in the November 3 City General Election is Monday, October 5 at 5 p.m.

Persons may register to vote at any Secretary of State office or at any county, city, village, or township clerk’s office. ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

Absentee Ballots Available for the November 3 City General Election

September 18, 2015 – Absentee ballots are available for the November 3, 2015, City General Election. Qualified electors of the city of Midland may apply for an absentee ballot at the Midland City Clerk’s Office, located at 333 W. Ellsworth Street, Monday...Read on...

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Posted on: September 11, 2015

City Seeking Best Photos of Midland

September 11, 2015 – There’s just one more week to enter your favorite snapshots of life in our community in the City of Midland’s annual Calendar Photo Contest. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 18.

The 2016 City Calendar and Servic...Read on...

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Posted on: September 10, 2015

City Hosting Open House to Discuss Farmers Market Traffic Study

September 10, 2015 – As part of the process to review a request from Momentum Midland regarding the Farmers Market, the City of Midland will host an open house on Wednesday, September 16 to present the results of a traffic study performed near the Poseyvi...Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2015

Midland Fire Department 9-11 Ceremony

September 4, 2015 – On Friday, September 11, the Midland Fire Department will hold a brief ceremony in remembrance of the 2,996 lives lost on September 11, 2001, during the attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania....Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2015

Summer Taxes Due Mid-September

September 4, 2015 – Summer tax payments are due and payable without penalty or interest, through September 15, 2015, to the City of Midland Treasurer’s Office, 333 W. Ellsworth St. A four percent (4%) penalty is assessed to payments or unpaid balances aft...Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2015

Library Open on Sundays

September 4, 2015 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will open again on Sunday afternoons, beginning on September 13. The Library will be open from 1-5 p.m. The Library is located at 1710 W. St. Andrews Road in Midland.

Many of the Library’s resour...Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2015

Join in Fun Run/Walk for Special Olympics

September 4, 2015 – Runners/walkers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, in Midland. The event is not a race, but a leisurely run/walk to bri...Read on...

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Posted on: August 28, 2015

City Offices to be Closed for Labor Day

August 28, 2015 – The Labor Day holiday weekend is just around the corner. In recognition of the holiday, all City of Midland offices will be closed on Monday, September 7.

Residents with Monday and Tuesday refuse and Week 1 recycling collections shoul...Read on...

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Posted on: August 28, 2015

Plymouth Pool Season Closing Date

August 28, 2015 – Plymouth Pool will close for the 2015 season at the end of recreational swim hours (1-8:30 p.m.) on Labor Day, Monday, September 7.

For additional information, contact the Parks and Recreation Office, Monday through Friday, at 989-837...Read on...

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Posted on: August 26, 2015

MCTV Programming to be Impacted by Facilities Upgrade

August 26, 2015 – Replay of programming on MGTV-188 – Midland Government TV and MCTV-191 – Community Voices, will be limited through Sunday, August 30 due to a technical facilities upgrade at the MCTV Network. The display of messages shown on MCTV-189 – M...Read on...

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Posted on: August 25, 2015

Ashman Street Lane Closures Scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday

August 25, 2015 – Consumers Energy will be closing Ashman Street between Larkin and Main streets in order to install an underground wire across Ashman. The closure will occur from 10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26 until 6 a.m., Thursday, August 27. Follow...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2015

Downtown Development Authority Coordinator Announced

August 17, 2015 – Congratulations to Lacey Todd, who recently accepted a new position as full-time events coordinator for Downtown Midland. In the new position, Lacey oversees the coordination, execution, and marketing of events in the downtown district....Read on...

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

Are You Brave Enough to be “Fast Food?”

August 14, 2015 – The Midland Parks and Recreation Department will partner with the ROCK Center for Youth Development to offer Midland’s second annual 5K Zombie Trail Run/Walk in City Forest.

The 5K Zombie Run will take place on Saturday, October 17,...Read on...

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

Plymouth Pool to be Doggone Busy During Dog Swim

August 14, 2015 – Plymouth Pool is going to the dogs!

Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce their annual Pooches at the Pool Dog Swim on Saturday, September 12. During the event, owners will have the opportunity to fetch their Fido and...Read on...

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Posted on: August 7, 2015

Waldo Road Project Continues

August 7, 2015 – The intersection of Diamond and Waldo roads will be closed beginning Monday, August 10. Waldo from Diamond to Wheeler is expected to be fully reopened to traffic by the end of August.

Waldo Road from Diamond north to Wackerly will al...Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2015

Construction to Close Joe Mann Boulevard on Thursday

August 5, 2015 – On Thursday, August 6, Joe Mann Boulevard will be closed between Cinema Drive and T. Moore Drive for private development storm sewer work. Motorists should use T. Moore Drive, Ted Doan Drive, and Alan Ott Drive as a detour around the are...Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2015

Road Construction to Impact Traffic at Eastman and N. Saginaw Roads

August 4, 2015 – From Monday, August 10 until Labor Day, motorists should expect long delays when crossing Eastman Avenue at its intersection with N. Saginaw Road while work continues on the Eastman reconstruction project.

During work, Eastman from S...Read on...

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Posted on: July 31, 2015

W. Nelson Water Main Project Starting Monday

July 31, 2015 – Beginning Monday, August 3, W. Nelson Street from Manor Drive to Ashman Street will be closed to through traffic during a water main replacement project. Work is expected to be complete by late September.

As the City of Midland’s 2015 ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Poseyville Bridge Project Starts Monday

July 24, 2015 – Construction on the Mark Putnam Bridge (Poseyville Road) will begin on Monday, July 27.

Maintenance work will include repairing concrete, adding an epoxy overlay to the road surface, and painting of underlying steel beams.

Traffic...Read on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Plant Removals to Impact Traffic

July 24, 2015 – From Monday through Friday, July 27-31, City of Midland crews will be removing Walker’s Low Catmint plants from the Eastman Avenue traffic island south of Saginaw Road and transplanting them to other locations throughout the city.

Fro...Read on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Get Your Kicks with Parks and Recreation’s Fall Coed Adult Kickball League!

July 24, 2015 – Ready for some old-school fun? The Midland Parks and Recreation Department will offer a fall coed adult kickball league again this year.

The season will begin on Sunday, September 13. Teams comprised of a minimum of 10 players will ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Fall Coed Softball Team Registration Underway

July 24, 2015 – The Midland Parks and Recreation Department will partner with the Midland Softball Association to offer adult softball leagues this fall.

The fall season begins in September. Teams will play a 10-game schedule with a combination of d...Read on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Committee Seeking Beautification Award Nominations

July 24, 2015 – Midland’s Beautification Advisory Committee would like you to nominate a friend, neighbor, or even someone you don’t know for doing an outstanding job of making Midland more beautiful. Properties may be nominated for a 2015 Appreciation o...Read on...

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Posted on: July 17, 2015

Expect Additional Traffic Congestion on Eastman Avenue This Weekend

July 17, 2015 – Motorists should expect traffic congestion and anticipate significant delays on Eastman Avenue in the vicinity of the Midland County Fairgrounds this weekend. The ever-popular Michigan Antique Festival is taking place this Saturday and Su...Read on...

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Posted on: July 17, 2015

Traffic Signal at Main and Orchard to Operate at Full Color

July 17, 2015 – On Monday, July 20, the traffic signal at Main Street and Orchard Drive will be activated to operate on full color cycle for the duration of the Eastman Avenue reconstruction project.

This location has seen a significant increase in tra...Read on...

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Posted on: July 17, 2015

Touch a Truck @ the Library!

July 17, 2015 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library’s annual Touch a Truck event will be held Thursday, July 23. Kids will have a blast climbing aboard the City of Midland’s heavy-duty work trucks, high speed police vehicles, and the big fire truck!

P...Read on...

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Posted on: July 13, 2015

Eastman and St. Andrews Construction Work

July 13, 2015 – W. St. Andrews Road between Helen Street and Eastman Avenue will be closed for the day on Thursday, July 16 for storm sewer work relating to the US-10 BR (Eastman) reconstruction project. Motorists should seek alternate routes around the w...Read on...

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