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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: May 11, 2018

Grass and Weed Trimming Reminder

May 11, 2018  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.

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

2018 Pitch, Hit, & Run Winners Advance to Sectionals

May 11, 2018 – On Saturday, May 5, 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 partic...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Residents Invited to Tridge Re-dedication Ceremony on May 12

May 2, 2018 – Midland residents and Tridge aficionados across Michigan are invited to celebrate the iconic landmark’s 2017 renovation at a grand re-dedication ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the foot of the Tridge near...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

City's Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Now Available

May 4, 2018 – The City of Midland’s 2017 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&rsq...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Reminders on Dog Control in the City

May 4, 2018 – 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 a...

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Carpenter St. Reconstruction Project Begins Monday, Apr. 30

April 27, 2018 – Beginning Monday, April 30, E. Carpenter Street will be closed to through traffic between Patrick Road and Mill Street as crews begin Phase I of a street reconstruction and water main installation project on Carpenter.

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Waldo Ave. Street Reconstruction from Ashman to Wheeler

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April 20, 2018 – A street reconstruction and water main installation project will close Waldo Avenue to northbound traffic between E. Ashman and E. Wheeler Streets beginning next week.

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Additional House Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

April 20, 2018 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill has announced three additional dates for 2018 house hazardous waste collection:

  • Wednesday, June 20
  • Tuesday, August 14
  • Wednesday, October 24

On these dates, Midland County residents may dispose o...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Get in the Swim of Summer – Swim Passes Available

April 20, 2018 – It might still be chilly outside, but it’s already 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 an...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Rules on Rummage Sale Signs & Vehicle Advertising

April 13, 2018 – 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...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Available Positions on Boards and Commissions - Apps Due April 27

April 13, 2018 – 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. on Frida...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Arbor Day Foundation Names Midland Tree City USA

April 6, 2018 – Midland has been named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Midland achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four r...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

First 2018 House Hazardous Waste Collection Date is Apr. 25

April 6, 2018 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill has announced that the first house hazardous waste collection date for 2018 will be Wednesday, April 25. On this date, Midland County residents may dispose of household items that are conside...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Help Keep Waterways Clean & Debris-Free

March 29, 2018 – 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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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Remove Cemetery Decorations by April 2, 2018

March 29, 2018 – The deadline for property owners to remove winter decorations, such as evergreen blankets and wreaths from plots at the Midland Cemetery is Monday,    April 2.  After that date, any remaining ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Parking Reminders in the City

March 29, 2018 – With the Great Lakes Loons’ first home game set for April 5 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 ci...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Public Input Sessions to Review Updates to Master Plan Land Use

March 23, 2018  The City of Midland has announced a series of upcoming public input sessions to gather resident feedback about potential updates to Chapter 5 of the City’s Master Plan, which details future l...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Beach Volleyball Serves Up Summertime Fun

March 23, 2018 – Midland Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting beach volleyball team registrations for the 2018 summer season on Monday, March 26.  

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

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Grace A. Dow Library Awarded $2000 Grant for Library Operations

March 9, 2018 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library has announced its receipt of a $2,000 grant from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation to be used for library operations. The Foundation began making this annual gift of $2,000 to t...

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

Access to Chippewassee Park via Golfside Drive Closed Due to Construction

March 5, 2018 – Effective until further notice, the City of Midland has closed vehicle and pedestrian access to Chippewassee Park from Golfside Drive due to potential hazards related to the M-20 Bridge construction.

Visitors wishing to access Chi...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

City Forest Winter Operations Coming to a Close

March 2, 2018 – The City of Midland has closed the City Forest Chalet for winter recreation equipment rentals and concessions for the 2018 winter season.  The sledding hill, however, is still available for use, weather permitti...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

City Construction Projects Planned for Spring/Summer 2018

February 23, 2018 – The City of Midland Engineering Department is ramping up for another busy construction season in 2018 with a variety of street reconstruction, resurfacing, and water main replacement projects on this year’s...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Motorists Reminded to Obey Traffic Signals, Laws in M-20 Work Zone

February 23, 2018 – With the M-20 Bridge reconstruction project officially underway, Midland Police Department would like to remind residents to obey all posted traffic signs and speed limits in the construction zone.

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Saturday Morning Landfill Hours Return March 3, 2018

February 23, 2018 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill resumes Saturday morning operations beginning March 3.

The Landfill will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturdays, March 3 to November 24.  The Landfi...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Midland County Flooding Update, 2/22/18 @ 11:50 a.m.

February 22, 2018, 11:50 a.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Midland County.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, February 22, the Tittabawasee River level is at 27.45 feet and beginning to crest. This indicates that the river sho...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Midland County Flooding Update, 2/21/18 @ 11:30 a.m.

February 21, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Midland County.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 21, the Tittabawasee River level is 24.15 feet and rising. It is expected to crest at 26.5 feet at approx...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

M-20 Bridge Reconstruction Project Begins Feb. 5

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February 2, 2018 – Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to begin its Karl B. Rob...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Midland Civic Arena to Play Host Venue for Skating Competition

January 26, 2018 - Skating fans can get a sneak peek of what could be a future Olympic sport when the Midland Figure Skating Club hosts the 2018 Tri-States Synchronized Skating Competition on February 10. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Midlan...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Downtown Midland Presents #LovingDTMidland Feb. 9-18

January 26, 2018 - The Midland Downtown Business Association invites you to share the love with a new event, “Loving Downtown Midland”, from Friday, February 9 through Sunday, February 18. The event, which runs through two full weekend...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Winter Tax Deadline is Wednesday, February 14

January 26, 2018 – The City of Midland reminds property owners that the last day for payment of December 2017 taxes, without penalty, is Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

Winter tax bills may be paid by cash or check at the Midland City Treasurer's O...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

MGSL Announces Fast Pitch Spring League

January 26, 2018 – 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-...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

City Reminds Residents of Upcoming Rail Trail Closure

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January 12, 2018 – As the beginning of the Karl B. Robertson (M-20) Bridge replacement project draws closer, the City of Midland reminds residents to plan ahead for upcoming trips on the rail trail systems...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Midland Firefighters Youth Foundation Invites Public to Charity Ball

January 12, 2018 - The Midland Firefighters Youth Foundation invites the Midland community to the 2018 Charity Ball on Saturday, February 17 at the Holiday Inn of Midland. This event, the Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year, helps to pro...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Cram Night for Teens at the Library

January 12, 2018 – Grab your notes and your books and bring your friends to our “teens only” cram session at the Library! Cram Night is open to students in grades 9-12 and will be held on Sunday, January 21 from 5:30 to 8:00 ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

City Promotes Taglauer to Chief Building Inspector

January 12, 2018 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Building Inspector Steve Taglauer has been promoted to the role of Chief Building Inspector.

Steve began his career in the City’s Building Department in January 2005. Pr...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Lane Closure on S. Saginaw Road for Consumers Maintenance

January 10, 2018 – A temporary lane closure will occur today, January 10, on S. Saginaw Road from mid-morning through early afternoon for maintenance by Consumers Energy.

The traffic signal at S. Saginaw and Sugnet will be shut off at approximate...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

City Hires Tony Dier as Community Development Planner

January 5, 2018 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce the hiring of Tony Dier as the Community Development Planner.

Tony comes to the City from Saginaw Charter Township, where he had worked since 2014 as an Associate Planner and, most rece...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Library Offers Computer Classes

January 5, 2018 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is offering computer classes to improve your computer skills. Choose from the following classes:

Tablet Users One-to-One Help, 2 – 4 p.m., Wednesday, January 17

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Parks & Recreation Offers "Grand" Mackinac Island Experience

January 5, 2018 - Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with mParks (Michigan Recreation and Park Association) announces the seventh-annual all-inclusive travel experience to the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. 

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

City Offices, Services Closed on MLK Jr. Day

January 5, 2018 – In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many City offices and services will be closed or operating on an alternate schedule on Monday, January 15.

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

2018 Adult Battle of the Books Registration Now Open

January 5, 2018 – The fourth annual Adult Battle of the Books is fast approaching. Registration has begun for teams who want to participate in the Battle of the Books for Adults.  We have space for 10 teams, with 3-5 players per team.

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Posted on: December 28, 2017

February 1 Deadline for Sidewalk Requests

December 28, 2017 – 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 Offic...

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

Hoblet Promoted to Construction & Traffic Services Supervisor

December 21, 2017 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Right-of-Way Inspector Tom Hoblet has been promoted to the role of Construction and Traffic Services Supervisor. This position works directly with contractors and engineers to o...

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

Tips for Proper Disposal of Christmas Trees

December 21, 2017 – 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 January 2 and end January 12 on you...

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Posted on: December 15, 2017

City Unveils New App to Provide Digital Service Reminders

December 15, 2017 Residents with a computer, smartphone, or tablet now have access to a new app that puts City of Midland refuse, recycling, and special waste collection details at their fingertips anytime they want them.

The mobile an...

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Posted on: December 15, 2017

Apply for 2018-19 Community Development Block Grants

December 15, 2017 – Applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding are now available for the 2018-2019 program year.

CDBG is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Eac...

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Posted on: December 15, 2017

City Forest Now Open for Winter 2017-2018

December 15, 2017 –  Let wintertime fun begin! Take the opportunity to enjoy wintertime activities at Midland’s City Forest, which opens Friday, December 15. Visit the City Forest webpage (www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/cityforest) f...

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Posted on: December 15, 2017

Reminder of Changes to Refuse, Recycling Collection for Holidays

December 15, 2017 – The upcoming Christmas holiday will cause changes to refuse and recycling collection schedules for some City residents next week.

City offices and services will be closed on Friday, December 22 and Monday, December 25. Residen...

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Posted on: December 15, 2017

City Asks Residents to Leave Snow Plowing to the Experts

December 15, 2017 – As the community digs out from its first major snow event, 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 reas...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

City Announces 2017 Holiday Hours for December

December 8, 2017 – All City of Midland offices will be closed Friday, December 22 and Monday, December 25 in recognition of the Christmas holiday and Monday, January 1, 2018 in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

Teen Fab Friday Hits the Library Dec. 15th

December 8, 2017 – It’s game time at the Library! December Fab Friday is all about hanging out with friends. Play board games and munch on pizza and cookies. We will have a variety of games, but grab your favorite and bring it along.

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

City Hires Shane Bjorge as Assistant City Engineer

December 8, 2017 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce the hiring of Shane Bjorge as the City’s new Assistant City Engineer earlier this week.

Shane comes to the City after spending 18 years at Dow Corning Corporation and The Dow...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Fall Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Ends Dec. 15

December 7, 2017 – With winter weather just around the corner, 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 comp...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Get Your Jolly On at Downtown Midland Jingle Bell Run/Walk

December 4, 2017 - The Midland Downtown Development Authority will host the annual Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk on Thursday, December 7th at 6:30 p.m. in Downtown Midland.

This free event begins at the corner of Ashman and Main. It’s not a timed even...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Downtown Midland Presents Ladies' & Men's Nights

December 4, 2017 - The Midland Downtown Business Association is excited to announce our newest event! Downtown Midland Ladies’ Night will be on Friday, December 8,  and Downtown Midland Men’s Night will be on Friday, December ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

2018 City Calendars Hit Mailboxes Next Week

December 1, 2017 The 2018 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 4.

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

“The Road to Pearl Harbor” Lecture at the Library

December 1, 2017 – Few events in World War II were as defining as the Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Please join us at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library on the anniversary of that momentous day as Dr. Eric Petersen, Profes...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Youth Gingerbread Craft Time at the Library

November 28, 2017 – ‘Tis the season for some gingerbread fun!

On November 30, the Youth Services department of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will be holding a Crafternoon event of delicious proportions! We’ll eat a gingerb...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

MPD to Host Next "Coffee With a Cop" on November 29

November 27, 2017 - On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 8 to 10 a.m., the Midland Police Department and members of the community will come together at Big Apple Bagel in Midland to discuss community issues, build relationships, and enjoy a good cup of co...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Road Closure on Valley Dr. on Tuesday 11/28

November 27, 2017 – On Tuesday, November 28, Valley Drive will be closed to through traffic from W. Sugnet Road to Orchard Drive to facilitate a sewer repair.

The road is expected to reopen to traffic by the end of the day on Tuesday. Questions c...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Prepare for Snow Plowing: Shake Your Mailbox

November 22, 2017 – The City of Midland Department of Public Services (DPS) wants to see you shake it: your mailbox, that is!

As the winter season rapidly approaches in mid-Michigan, DPS is gearing up to provide snow removal services to City stre...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

On-Street Parking Reminders for Holidays

November 22, 2017 – 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:

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

MFD Issues Safety Tips for Holiday Decorations

November 22, 2017 – 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.

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Sign Up for Phone Calls from Santa

November 22, 2017 – Santa called the Midland Parks and Recreation Department and has asked the office to patch calls from the North Pole to your home on Tuesday, December 12 through Thursday, December 14.  Calls will be patched through ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Apply Now for 2018 Citizens Academy

November 17, 2017 – If you’ve ever wondered how your tax dollars are put to use or what it takes to run a municipal government, then Midland’s Citizens Academy is perfect for you!

The City of Midland is currently accepting app...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Final Round of Fall Leaf Collection Begins Nov. 27

November 17, 2017 – The City of Midland Department of Public Services (DPS) will begin its final round of fall leaf collection on Monday, November 27. 

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

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Parks & Recreation Needs You to Play Santa

November 17, 2017 – The North Pole has asked the City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department to spread the word that Santa will be available on the evenings of December 12-14 to call Midland children. 

To help in this effort, Parks a...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

City Office Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 17, 2017 All City of Midland offices will be closed on November 23 and 24 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Refuse and recyclables will not be collected on Thursday, November 23 or Friday, November 24.  Resi...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Positions Available on Boards & Commissions

November 17, 2017 – Midland City Council is accepting applications to fill openings on three boards and commissions.  Boards and commissions advise the City of Midland on issues important to the municipality.  Most positions do...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Board Considers Principal Residence, Poverty Exemptions in Dec.

November 17, 2017 – The Midland Board of Review will consider principal residence exemptions, poverty exemption applications, disabled veterans exemptions, and any clerical errors or mutual mistakes of fact during a meeting scheduled for Tuesday...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Downtown Presents Holly Jolly Days December 2-3, 9-10

November 17, 2017 - Make your shopping experience extra special during Holly Jolly Days in Downtown Midland. On Saturdays and Sundays, December 2-3 and 9-10, Midland families can enjoy great shopping deals along with festive activities from noon ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

City Mails Winter Tax Notices

November 17, 2017 – 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, 2017 through February 14, 2018.  Property owners w...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Lane Closure on Buttles at Rodd Extends Through Friday

November 14, 2017 – Tuesday’s two-lane closure on eastbound Buttles Street (US-10 Business Route) at Rodd Street will extend through Friday morning.

Crews from Water Distribution and Public Services were able to provide a more permanent...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Lane Closure on Buttles St. at Rodd November 14

November 13, 2017 – On Tuesday, November 14, City of Midland Water Distribution personnel will reduce eastbound Buttles Street (US-10 Business Route) to one lane of traffic at the intersection of Rodd Street to repair a broken water main.

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

UM-Dearborn's iLabs Recognizes Midland for Entrepreneurial Climate

November 10, 2017 - The City of Midland has been recognized for its successes and efforts in contributing to Michigan’s entrepreneurial growth and economic development in the annual eCities study conducted by researchers at iLabs, University of ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

Discounted Red Wings Tickets Available from Parks & Recreation

November 10, 2017 – Midland Parks and Recreation is offering discounted Detroit Red Wings tickets to Midland residents for select 2017-2018 games through a partnership with mParks (Michigan Recreation and Park Association).

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

Parks & Recreation Announces "A Night at the North Pole"

November 10, 2017 – 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.

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

MCTV to Celebrate its Users at Honors Night on Nov. 16

November 10, 2017 – You’re invited to attend MCTV’s “Honors Night” on Thursday, November 16, at Creative 360.  A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by the ceremony at 7:00 p.m. &nbs...

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

MPD Makes Arrest in Toddler Death Investigation

November 10, 2017 - The Midland Police Department has arrested Zachary Quinn Bieski in connection with the death of his daughter, Delilah Bieski. Due to Midland County’s observation of Veterans Day, the Midland County Courthouse is closed today....

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

MDOT to Conduct 2nd Corridor Study on Buttles St.

November 3, 2017 - Beginning Monday, November 6, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will conduct a second one-week study to analyze the impact of reducing US-10 BR/Buttles Street to two lanes.

During this study, one lane of US-10 BR/Buttles S...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Battle of the Books 2017-18 Kicks off November 11

November 3, 2017 – The Battle of the Books Kickoff of the 2017-2018 season will be held in the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Auditorium on Saturday, November 11. The kickoff features presentations by Battle Book Author, Robert Paul Weston. His wildly imag...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Change Clocks, Test Life Safety Devices this Sunday, Nov. 5

November 3, 2017 – As the time change approaches on Sunday, November 5, 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 de...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

2017 Curbside Leaf Collection Begins Nov. 1

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October 27, 2017 – The autumn weather in Midland has led to a late leaf fall this year, which has delayed the start of the 2017 curbside leaf collection program. O...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

2017 Happy Halloween Party at the Library

October 27, 2017 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will be hosting a Happy Halloween Party on Tuesday, October 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

You and your little ones are invited to come in costume and join in our Move & Groove music and da...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Genetics, Ethics the Topic of Final "Modern Explorers" Program

October 27, 2017 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is embracing Midland’s place as the City of Modern Explorers in its latest free lecture series! This fall’s series, entitled “Modern Explorers” focuses ...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

2017 Appreciation of Beautification Awards Ceremony

October 27, 2017 – The beautification efforts of 12 residential properties and three non-residential properties will be recognized on Thursday, November 2 at the annual Appreciation of Beautification Awards ceremony.  

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Learn about Japan Student Exchange Program at Free Event

October 27, 2017 – The Midland-Handa Sister City Committee invites the community to learn more about its long-standing student exchange program at a public event on Sunday, November 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the Griswold Communications Center on the ca...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Tridge to Close at Farmer's Market for Light Installation

October 20, 2017 – The Farmer’s Market leg of the Tridge will be closed on Monday, October 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. as crews install components for the new lighting system. Installation will require portions of the decking to be remove...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Rail Trail Section to Close Temporarily for Sewer Work

October 20, 2017 – The Pere-Marquette Rail Trail will be temporarily closed from Currie Parkway to the Tridge for one day during the first week of November as crews complete a sanitary sewer relocation project. This work will require the use of ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

City, County to Hold Flood Insurance Workshop Oct. 28

October 20, 2017 – Residents interested in learning more about flood insurance and flood protection are encouraged to attend a free Flood Information Workshop in the auditorium of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library on Saturday, October 28 from 1 ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

MDBA to Host Holiday Open House

October 20, 2017 - The Midland Downtown Business Association will be hosting a Holiday Open House event on Friday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday, November 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday, November 12 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. This ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Downtown Midland Streetscape

October 18, 2017 – Downtown Midland will soon become a pedestrian friendly and welcoming walkable community promenade. The project began with a $7 million gift from local family foundations, and will be completed through a crowdfunding campaign,...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Stefaniak, Heading Honored as 2017 Officer & Firefighter of the Year

October 13, 2017  Two City first responders were honored earlier this week at the 2017 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Police and Firefighter of the Year Awards at Midland Country Club. Midland Police Department Officer Mark Stefaniak was n...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Friends of Grace Dow Library Donate $100K to Library Rebuild

October 12, 2017 - Friends of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the Library’s services and facilities, has announced a donation of $100,000 to help rebuild the children’s area of the Grace A. Dow M...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Grace A. Dow Library Receives $400K Grant for Flood Restoration

October 13, 2017 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library has been awarded a $400,000 grant by The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation to be used for flood restoration following the June 2017 flooding event.

The entire lower level of the building s...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Midland Parks & Rec Presents "Night of the Living Dead"

October 13, 2017  Midland Parks and Recreation is conjuring up the undead for a spooky pre-Halloween celebration next Saturday!

Fright lovers are invited to a free drive-in style screening of the 1968 horror film “Night of the...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

City Announces 2017 Halloween Trick-or-Treating Hours

October 13, 2017  The Midland Police Department has announced that the City’s 2017 trick-or-treating hours will occur on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The police department offers these tips for ensuri...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Downtown Midland & Northwood University Mannequin Night

October 12, 2017 - On Thursday, October 19, 2017 Mannequin Night returns to Downtown Midland thanks to the Northwood University Fashion Marketing and Management Department and the Midland Downtown Business Association.

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Murschel Promoted to City Planning Director

October 5, 2017 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Grant Murschel has been promoted to Director of Planning and Community Development effective Monday, October 9, 2017.

Grant was hired as the City’s Community Development ...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

MFD Celebrates Fire Prevention Week with Open House

October 5, 2017 – Fire Prevention Week in Midland is October 8-14. In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, the Midland Fire Department will hold its annual Fire Prevention Open House on Saturday, October 14 from 1-4 p.m.

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

A Reminder on Waterways and Debris

October 5, 2017 – 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 O...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Submit Public Improvements Requests by November 1

October 5, 2017 – It’s that time of year again! Residents can now request public water and sewer service and paving of gravel streets in City of Midland locations that currently do not have these amenities.

If there is a public improvem...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Now Accepting Nominations for Midland County Sports Hall of Fame

October 5, 2017 – Nominations for the 2017-2018 Midland County Sports Hall of Fame will be accepted at the City of Midland Parks and Recreation Office until November 15.

The Midland community recognizes leaders in the sports community through the...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

St. Andrews Road, Diamond Drive Resurfacing Projects Start this Week

October 4, 2017 – Two street resurfacing projects will kick off later this week that, weather permitting, will cause traffic changes in the City.

Beginning Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7, crews will resurface Diamond Drive from S...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Library Presents Modern Explorers: the Edmund Fitzgerald Investigations

September 29, 2017 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is embracing Midland’s place as the City of Modern Explorers in its latest free lecture series! This fall’s series, entitled “Modern Explorers” focuse...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Please Remove Decorations from Midland Cemetery

September 29, 2017 – 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. ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Midland Fire Dept. Receives $84K in Grants

September 26, 2017 – The City of Midland Fire Department (MFD) has been awarded a series of grants from several local organizations totaling more than $84,000 to be used for equipment purchases and upgrades to technical rescue operations.

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Dial-A-Ride to Expand Sunday Bus Service Hours

September 21, 2017 – City of Midland Dial-A-Ride has announced an expansion to its Sunday bus service hours. Effective immediately, Dial-A-Ride service will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. within the Midland city limits.

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Lane Closures on Jerome St. Return Tuesday

September 21, 2017 – Motorists can expect lane closures on a recently-resurfaced portion of Jerome Street beginning Tuesday, September 26 as contractors with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) perform manhole adjustments.

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Position Available on Board of Review

September 21, 2017 – Midland City Council is accepting applications to fill an open position on the Board of Review.  The position will fill an unexpired term to end June 30, 2019.

The Board of Review meets for the purpose of hearing app...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Midland City Manager Named Outstanding Community Administrator by Michigan Association of Planning

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November 4, 2016 – Midland City Manager Jon Lynch received the Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) 2016 Outstanding Community Administrator Award during the organization’s Planning Michigan Annual Conference October 26 – 28 in Kalamazoo.

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

UM-Dearborn’s iLabs’ eCities Recognizes City of Midland for Positive Entrepreneurial Climate

November 2, 2016 – The City of Midland has been recognized for its work to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development in the annual eCities study conducted by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Resear...Read on...

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

Midland to Present Safe Communities America Program Results at National Conference

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October 26, 2016 – Kelli Jankens, Injury Prevention Specialist for Trauma Services at MidMichigan Health, will present results from one of Midland’s Safe Communities America initiatives at the national Remembering When™ Conference November 14-16 in San An...Read on...

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Midland Takes Top Honors at America in Bloom Symposium & Awards Program

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October 11, 2016 – The City of Midland received national recognition for its beautification efforts last weekend at the 2016 America in Bloom (AIB) Symposium and Awards in Arroyo Grande, California.

AIB judges awarded Midland first place in the 30,000...Read on...

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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: July 1, 2016

Jefferson Avenue Bridge to Close for MDOT Construction

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July 1, 2016 – Beginning Wednesday, July 6, MDOT will close the US 10 overpass at Jefferson Avenue for bridge deck repairs and overlay. This construction will also affect lane closures on US 10 at that location.

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

City of Midland Issues Reminders on Election Sign Placement

July 1, 2016 – With the August 2 primary election only a month away, the City of Midland would like to remind citizens of regulations regarding election sign placement:

• Election signs may be placed on private property only.
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Posted on: July 1, 2016

N. Saginaw/Woodlawn Intersection to See Closures for Sewer Construction

July 1, 2016 – Two lanes of northwest bound Saginaw Road will be closed on Wednesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 7 at the Woodlawn Street intersection for storm sewer construction. Northwest bound traffic on Saginaw will use the center turn lane. Woodlawn ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

N. Saginaw Road, Wheeler Street to See Closures on July 5

July 1, 2016 – Beginning Tuesday, July 5, N. Saginaw Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Eastman Avenue to Tucker Street for street reconstruction. In addition, Wheeler Street will be closed in both directions from Tucker Street to Sag...Read on...

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

Dial-A-Ride to Offer Sunday Bus Service During Trial Period

June 21, 2016 – City of Midland Dial-A-Ride will begin offering Sunday bus service beginning Sunday, July 10, 2016, as part of a 12- to 18-month trial service expansion. Following the end of the trial period, Dial-A-Ride will evaluate usage rates and pass...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.

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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:
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

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.

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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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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: May 19, 2015

Above & Beyond: City Recognitions and Achievements

Learn more about the many ways your City government goes above and beyond for the community.

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Posted on: March 25, 2015

City Construction Projects Planned for 2015

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March 25, 2015 – The City of Midland Engineering Department is ramping up for a busy spring and summer, with various construction projects planned for roadways in Midland.

Major street projects that could affect citizens’ travel routes are described b...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.

If there is a public improvement project of this nat...Read on...

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

City of Midland Recognitions & Achievements

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Posted on: March 25, 2015

City Construction Projects Planned for 2015

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March 25, 2015 – The City of Midland Engineering Department is ramping up for a busy spring and summer, with various construction projects planned for roadways in Midland.

Major street projects that could affect citizens’ travel routes are described b...Read on...

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