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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Midland County Flooding Update - March 19, 2019

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Contact:   Jenifier Boyer, 989-832-6750

March 19, 2019 - The Flood Warning has been lifted for the Tittabawassee River in Midland County.

As of 6:00 p.m. Monday, the Tittabawasee River is at 18.98 feet. Flood stage is 24 feet. The river is...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Yard Waste Collection Popping up Soon

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March 15, 2019 – With spring right around the corner, the City of Midland has mailed yard waste bin renewal notices to residents. 

Yard waste collection will begin on Monday, April 1.  Yard waste is collected curbside on your re...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Midland Citizens Academy Graduates 25 Participants

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March 15, 2019 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that the 13th 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 15, 2019

Shining Stars Talent Show at the MCTV Network

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March 15, 2019 – Do you have a talent you want to share with the community? The Friends of MCTV are hosting the 10th annual Shining Stars Talent Show! Entrants will be given up to 30 minutes to set up and deliver a 3-5 minute performanc...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Spring Computer Classes at the Library

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 March 15, 2019 – Hone your computer skills with a variety of available classes coming up at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.

Windows 10 Wednesday, April 10 - 2:30 p.m.Learn to use your Windows 10 computer, locate files, make ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Beach Volleyball Serves Up Summertime Fun

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March 15, 2019 – Midland Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting beach volleyball team registrations for the 2019 summer season on Monday, March 25.   

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Reminder: Japanese Student Exchange Applications Due March 31

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March 8, 2019 – Midland-area high school students interested in the life-changing opportunity to participate in the Midland-Handa Sister City Student Exchange program have until Sunday, March 31 to complete their applications.

Three Midl...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

City Planning Director Receives 1st State Bank RUBY Award

Director of Planning & Community Development Grant Murschel

Grant Murschel (center) with former Midland City Manager Jon Lynch (left) and current City Manager Brad Kaye (right)

February 28, 2019 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Director of Planning and Community Development Grant...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

March Media Creator Workshops at MCTV

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February 28, 2019 – The Midland Community Television (MCTV) Network is offering media creator workshops to residents and nonprofit organizations located in Midland County. At these workshops, attendees will learn how MCTV can help share...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

City Construction Projects Planned for Spring and Summer 2019

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February 22, 2019 – The City of Midland Engineering Department is ramping up for another busy construction season in 2019 with a variety of street reconstruction, resurfacing, and water main replacement projects on this year’s...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Announced

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February 22, 2019 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill has announced the 2019 dates for household hazardous waste collection:

  • Tuesday, April 23
  • Wednesday, June 19
  • Thursday, August 29
  • Wednesday, October 30

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

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Batter Up! Adult Softball Team Registration and Deadlines

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February 22, 2019 – Team registration for the 2019 Midland softball season is taking place now through Thursday, April 4 for slow pitch teams and Thursday, April 25 for fast pitch and modified teams.  Team registration fees wil...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Saturday Morning Hours at Landfill Resume March 2

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February 15, 2019 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill resumes Saturday morning operations beginning March 2, 2019.

The Landfill will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturdays from March 2 through November 30, 2019....

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Applications for Japanese Student Exchange Program Now Available

Three students stand in front of a Japanese temple in Kyoto

February 8, 2019 – Attention Midland-area high school students: a life-changing opportunity is awaiting you! Applications are now being accepted for the Midland-Handa Sister City Student Exchange program.

Three Midland students will be s...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Circle Community Garden Plot Applications Open Feb. 11

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February 1, 2019 – The City of Midland will begin accepting applications on Monday, February 11 for gardening plots at the Circle Community Garden, located at the intersection of Edwin and Cambridge Streets.  

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Beautification Advisory Committee Seeking New Member

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February 1, 2019 –The Beautification Advisory Committee is looking for a new member to serve the community – and the public is invited to apply!  

Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at City Hall. Members a...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

City Asks Residents to Adopt a Fire Hydrant this Winter

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January 28, 2019 – With the pending snowfall expected today – and likely more throughout the remainder of the winter weather season – the City of Midland asks residents to help Fire & Water Departments work by “...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Date Night Performances at the Library

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January 18, 2019 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will be hosting a performance series over the next three months entitled ‘Library Date Night.’ This free series will feature a variety of dramatic and musical perf...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Public Access, Government Affairs Podcasts Available from MCTV

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January 18, 2019 – Midland Community Television (MCTV) is pleased to announce two new podcast services that are now available to Midland residents and organizations: Community Voices and Government Affairs. These podcasts are an audio-o...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

YouTube Video Service for Midland Residents at MCTV

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January 11, 2019 – Midland Community Television has expanded the online video options available to residents. MCTV is pleased to announce that in addition to the existing video-on-demand service, an “MCTV Network Community Voi...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Adult Battle of the Books Registration at the Library

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January 11, 2019 – The fifth annual Adult Battle of the Books is here! Registration has begun for teams who would like to participate in the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library’s Battle of the Books for adults. Space is limited to 11 teams w...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

January Media Creator Workshops at the MCTV Network

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January 4, 2019 – The Midland Community Television (MCTV) Network is offering media creator workshops to residents and nonprofit organizations located in Midland County. At these workshops, attendees will learn how MCTV can help share a...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Make It & Take It Craft Events at the Library

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January 4, 2019 – Beginning January 16, the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will host monthly Make It & Take It crafting events in the Orchard Room. Each month, guests can create a different craft to take home. The January 16 Make It ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Knitting and Crocheting at the Library

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January 4, 2019 – Starting January 8, the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will host a Knitting and Crocheting Circle every Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Orchard Room to build a community of knitters and croch...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Volunteers Needed at the MCTV Network

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January 4, 2019 – Help put the “community” in Midland Community Television (MCTV) by volunteering with MCTV this year! Join the many talented individuals and organizations that volunteer numerous hours to create loca...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

New Services Now Available for Residents, Nonprofits at MCTV

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December 21, 2018 – Midland Community Television (MCTV) has announced an expansion of services available to residents and nonprofit organizations in Midland that will help these groups promote services, share upcoming events, communicat...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

City Asks Residents to Leave Snow Plowing to the Experts

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December 14, 2018 – With winter weather already upon us, 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 Dep...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

On-Street Parking Reminders for City Residents

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November 2, 2018 – If you plan on having a houseful over the holidays and need to use on-street parking, please keep in mind these rules of the road:

  • Parking on streets within the City is not allowed between 3 and 6 a.m. If you’d like t...
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Posted on: October 26, 2018

2018 Police Officer, Firefighter of the Year Announced

Ofc. Dubois and Tza'Yid, MFD Firefighter Jim Daveluy

October 26, 2018  Two human City first responders and one with four legs were honored earlier this month at the 2018 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Police and Firefighter of the Year Awards at Midland Country Club. Midland Police ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Flood Insurance & Hazard Areas

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October 26, 2018 – As a result of the City of Midland’s exemplary floodplain management programs and services, Midland is rated by the Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) Community Rating System (CRS) as a Class 5 community....

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Notice of Sanitary Sewer Overflow on October 24

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October 25, 2018  The City of Midland Wastewater Plant has notified the public of a sanitary sewer overflow event that occurred yesterday, October 24.

On Wednesday, October 24, a contractor working in the area of Perrine Road a...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

City Water Department Offers Advice on Water Testing Phone Calls

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October 12, 2018 – The City of Midland Water Department has been advised that several residents in Midland have received telephone calls advertising water testing services. Typically, this is a sales call from an outside company attempt...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Final Vacation of S. Saginaw Rd Planned for Week of October 22

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October 10, 2018 – The final closure of a section of S. Saginaw Road in Midland will occur later this month, with a possible closure date as early as Monday, October 22.

The road vacation will permanently close S. S...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Midland’s Water Distribution General Supervisor Receives Award from DEQ

Water Distribution General Supervisor Andy Parrott

October 12, 2018 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Water Distribution General Supervisor Andrew “Andy” Parrott has been awarded the 2018 Edward Dunbar Rich Service Award by the State of Michigan Depar...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

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

Ward 4 City Councilwoman Diane Brown Wilhelm

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

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

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Midland Parks and Recreation Offers Discounted Detroit Red Wings Tickets

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October 5, 2018 – Midland Parks and Recreation is offering discounted Detroit Red Wings tickets to Midland residents for select 2018-2019 games through a partnership with the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (mParks).

Under the program, M...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

City Promotes Stevenson to City Assessor, Hires Kasper as Assessing Manager

City Assessor Kayla Stevenson

 

September 28, 2018 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Assessing Manager Kayla Stevenson has been promoted to the role of City Assessor effective immediately.

The announcement comes following the retirement of previous Cit...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Assistant City Manager Named President of Government Finance Officers Association

Dave Keenan with outgoing MGFOA president Tamar Lewis

September 21, 2018 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Assistant City Manager David Keenan has been elected the 2018-2019 president of the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association (MGFOA).

Keenan officially assumed his new role at the...

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Nicole Wilson Hired as Community Development Planner

Nicole Wilson

August 9, 2018 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce the hiring of Nicole Wilson as the Community Development Planner.

Nicole comes to the City from the Michigan Baseball Foundation’s Momentum Midland Initiative, where she served...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

New Login Requirements for Online Water/Sewer Bill Payment

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August 6, 2018 – Residents who pay their water and sewer bills online through the City of Midland website will soon see a change when they log on to the system.

Beginning Thursday, August 9, 2018, the City of Midland Water Department&...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

MFD Chief Coughlin Named 2018 Fire Chief of the Year

Chris Coughlin is awarded the 2018 MACF Fire Chief of the Year

July 12, 2018 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Midland Fire Department Chief Chris Coughlin has been named the 2018 Fire Chief of the Year by the Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs (MACF).

The honor was awarded at the MACF Summe...

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