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Posted on: October 21, 2020

City Receives USDA Grant for Center City Redevelopment

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October 21, 2020 – The City of Midland has announced its receipt of a $190,000 Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) from the United States Department of...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Plymouth Water Tower Painting, Maintenance Completed

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October 20, 2020 – The City of Midland Water Department has completed its comprehensive maintenance and painting project on the Plymouth elevated water storage tank in Plymouth Park. The project began in late August and spanned approximately eig...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Eastman Ave Project Update: Left Turns Restricted Beginning Oct. 21

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October 20, 2020 – Anticipated low temperatures over the next several days will cause slight changes to the paving schedule as contractors work to complete the Eastman Avenue expansion project in the coming weeks.

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Eastman Avenue Project Still on Track for October Completion

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October 16, 2020 – Over the next several weeks, contractors will begin final work on the Eastman Avenue expansion project.

Concrete work on the project is expected to be completed by the end of the day on Friday, October 16. Most paving work is a...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

City to Perform Fall Water Main Flushing in Townships

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October 9, 2020 - On Monday, October 12, City of Midland Water Distribution will begin the annual fall water main flushing program in the townships it serves. Fire hydrants throughout Homer, Larkin, Midland, and Mills townships will be systematically open...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Shake Your Mailbox to Prepare for Plowing Season

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October 9, 2020 – 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 serv...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Parks & Rec Presents "The Birds" via Drive-In Movie

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October 9, 2020 - Midland Parks and Recreation is frightfully excited to terrify audiences in a spooky pre-Halloween celebration on Saturday, October 24.

Fright lovers are invited to a free drive-in style screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller ...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

City Receives Grants for Miracle Field, Library, Riverside Place

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October 5, 2020 – The City of Midland has announced its receipt of over $2.75 million in grant funds from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation to be used for renovations at Riverside Place, construction of the Midland Miracle Field...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Brookfield Drive Reconstruction Project Underway

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October 1, 2020 – A street reconstruction project currently underway on Brookfield Drive has the street closed to through traffic from Cortland Street to Foster Road. 

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Main Street Reopens, Accessible Parking Updated

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October 1, 2020 – Main Street has reopened to motorized vehicle traffic and parking from Ashman Street to Rodd Street in Downtown Midland following a temporary closure this summer to provide expanded, socially-distanced shopping and dining space...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Submit Public Improvements Requests by November 1

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October 1, 2020 – 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. 

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Keep Waterways Clean & Debris-Free

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October 1, 2020 – As Midland moves into autumn, the City of Midland reminds residents to help keep our local waterways clean and free of garbage and pollutants.  

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Absentee Ballots Mailing Now for November Presidential Election

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September 28, 2020 – The Midland City Clerk’s Office began mailing absentee ballots on Thursday, September 24 to registered voters who had previously requested and returned an absentee ballot application for the November 3, 20...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Street Reconstruction Project Underway on Airfield, Concord

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September 28, 2020 Two new street reconstruction projects currently underway have closed portions of Airfield Lane and Concord Street to through traffic until early November. Airfield is now closed to through traffic from Gary Street to Swede Avenue durin...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Fall Free Yard Waste Collection Begins October 5

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September 25, 2020  The City of Midland will offer Fall Free yard waste collection beginning October 5 through the remainder of the 2020 yard waste collection season. During this free period, 40-cent per bag stickers and annua...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Time to Remove Decorations from Midland Cemetery

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September 25, 2020 – 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. &nbs...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

New E-CityHall Survey: Parks & Recreation Updates

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September 22, 2020 – The City of Midland Parks & Recreation Commission and Planning Commission are asking residents to get involved in the future of the City’s parks and recreational offerings by sharing their feedback thr...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

MCTV Network to Stream Fall High School Sports

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September 22, 2020 – The MCTV (Midland Community Television) Network will partner with Midland Public Schools to live stream several upcoming high school sporting events on YouTube and cable television for spectators to watch from the c...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Update on Trick-or-Treating in the City

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September 18, 2020 – With Halloween on the horizon, the City of Midland has clarified expectations for the celebration amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Halloween is a nationally-recognized celebration. The City provides general guidel...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

RedZone Robotics Finalizing Sewer Video Inspections

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September 18, 2020 – Crews from wastewater asset management contractor RedZone Robotics have resumed the final stages of visually inspecting City sewer lines as part of the improvement efforts recommended by the City’s 2018 Sanitary an...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

MPD Announces Name, Start Date for New K9

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September 11, 2020 – Following a community naming contest and several months of offsite training and preparations, the Midland Police Department (MPD) is excited to introduce residents to its newest officer: K9 LEO.

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Downtown to Launch New Brand, Website September 10

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September 4, 2020 - The Midland Downtown Development Authority is thrilled to announce the launch of a new brand identity and website for Downtown Midland.

“With the revitalization of the Downtown Midland streetscape and the emergence of new bus...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Annual Pavement Marking Program Coming Soon

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September 4, 2020 – The streets of Midland will be receiving a fresh coat of paint in the coming weeks as contractors begin repainting traffic lane markings around the city.

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

City Hires Wyatt for Community Development Planner Role

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September 1, 2020 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce the hiring of Tom Wyatt as the City’s new community development planner.

In this role, Wyatt will serve as the administrator of the Community Development Block Grant program...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Summer 2020 Tax Payments due September 15

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August 28, 2020 – City of Midland property owners are reminded that Summer 2020 tax payments are due and payable without penalty or interest through September 15, 2020 to the City of Midland Treasurer’s Office, 333 W....

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

New Digital Tool Helps Residents Know What to Recycle

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August 14, 2020 City of Midland residents now have access to a free digital search tool that provides information about what items can be recycled, thrown out, reused, donated, or disposed of at the City’s Sanitary Landfill....

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

DDA, MDBA Cancel Festifall & Hot Cocoa Crawl Events

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August 14, 2020 – After careful consideration, the Midland Downtown Business Association (MDBA) and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) have cancelled this year’s Festifall and Hot Cocoa Crawl events in response to public...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

MCTV Resumes Studio Recordings, Offers Curbside Service

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August 14, 2020 – Midland Community Television (MCTV) is pleased to announce that many services will resume for community media producers beginning Monday, August 17.

Current MCTV media creators can reserve video production equipment beg...

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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: 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 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 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 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

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 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 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

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

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Posted on: June 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

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.

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

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

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Posted on: May 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

Guidance for Water Removal from Basements

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

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Posted on: May 24, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: May 23, 2020

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

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

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

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Update on Flood Debris Removal for Residents

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

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

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Update on City Sanitary Sewer Service Disruption

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

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Update on Temporary Housing Options for Displaced Residents

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

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

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

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

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

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Residents Asked to Report Flood Damages via Online Form

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

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Press Conference Scheduled re: Ongoing Midland County Flooding

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

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

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

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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 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: 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.

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

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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: 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: 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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