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Posted on: August 7, 2020

2021 City Calendar Photo Contest Now Open

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August 7, 2020 – The City of Midland invites you to “Show us your City!” The City’s annual Community Photo Contest is now open for amateur photographers to submit their favorite photos of life in Midland fo...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Consumers Energy Project on Waldo Ave Begins August 10

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August 7, 2020 – Waldo Avenue will be closed to northbound traffic from James Savage Road to E. Patrick Road beginning Monday, August 10 as Consumers Energy begins a utilities project along Waldo.

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Fall Softball Team Registration Now Open

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August 7, 2020  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...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Get Your Kicks with Parks & Rec's Adult Kickball League

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August 7, 2020 – Ready for some old-school, socially distanced fun? The Midland Parks and Recreation Department is offering a fall coed adult kickball league this fall. 

The season will begin on Sunday, September 13.  Teams will...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

MPD Issues Warning Regarding Plymouth Park Fun Zone

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July 31, 2020 – Following numerous complaints regarding large crowds and executive order violations at the Plymouth Park Fun Zone, Midland Police Department (MPD) is urging the public to follow these executive orders and public heath di...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Eastman Avenue Reconstruction Begins August 3

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July 31, 2020 – Beginning Monday, August 3, crews will begin a street reconstruction project on Eastman Avenue that will construct additional southbound lanes on Eastman at Airport Road, upgrade traffic signals, and resurface Eastman fr...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Mertz, Virginia Street Reconstruction Begins August 3

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July 31, 2020 – Beginning Monday, August 3, crews will begin a street reconstruction project on Virginia Street and a street reconstruction and water main replacement project on Mertz Street that will close both roadways to through traf...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Kiwassee Lake Closed Until Further Notice

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July 30, 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 from storm water runo...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

U.S. SBA Disaster Loan Eligibility Information

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July 23, 2020 - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers homeowners, renters, businesses, and non-profit organizations impacted by the May 2020 severe storms and flooding event the opportunity to apply for low-interest disaster loans t...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Internet Access for Residents Applying for Federal Assistance

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July 20, 2020 - Persons applying for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance following the May severe storms and flooding that need access to a computer or the internet to aid in the application process can go to the following locat...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Signs in Public Right-of-Way to be Removed

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July 17, 2020 – Effective Monday, July 20, City of Midland Code Enforcement will begin removing all signage placed within a public street right-of-way regardless of content. In accordance with social distancing requirements amid the COV...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Midland County

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July 13, 2020 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced on Friday, July 10th that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of Michigan to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected b...

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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

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

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

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

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

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 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 12, 2020

Update on Notice of Sanitary Sewer Overflow

The Tittabawassee Ribver floods the Tridge area in downtown Midland

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 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 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: 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.

The Tittabawassee Ribver floods the Tridge area in downtown Midland

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.

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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.

The Tittabawassee Ribver floods the Tridge area in downtown Midland

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.

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

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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 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 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.

In February, Parks and Recreation la...

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

Election inspectors are criti...

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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!

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

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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. 

In addition to being a violation of the City’s...

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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.

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

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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 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 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.

As of April 22, 2019, Section 16-34 of the Code of...

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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.

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

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