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Posted on: November 9, 2018

City Office Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday

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November 9, 2018 – All City of Midland offices and services will be closed on Thursday, November 22 in observance of Thanksgiving. City offices and Dial-A-Ride will remain closed on Friday, November 23, while several other services will operate ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Parks & Recreation Wants YOU to Play Santa for Midland Kids!

Santa Claus' white gloved hand with a glass of cocoa and a cookie

November 9, 2018 *Spoiler Alert!* 

The North Pole has asked the City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department to spread the word that Santa will be available on the evenings of December 11 – 13 to call Midland chil...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Downtown Midland Presents Holly Jolly Days December 1-2, 8-9

Streetscape in Downtown Midland with christmas trees, snow, and lighting

November 9, 2018 - Make your shopping experience extra special during Holly Jolly Days in Downtown Midland. On Saturdays and Sundays December 1-2 and 8-9, Midland families can enjoy great shopping deals along with festive activities from noon - 4...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Intersection Reconstruction Begins Monday at Main and Jerome Streets

A map showing the detour route to be used for the Main/Jerome intersection reconstruction in Novembe

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November 2, 2018 – Beginning Monday, November 5, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin removing and rebuilding the intersection of Main Street with Jerome Street/M-20  as a part o...

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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: November 2, 2018

November Computer Classes at the Library

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November 2, 2018 – Learn tips and tricks for creating with your computer during a series of computer classes this month at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library!

Intro to Microsoft Word – Tuesday, November 6, 2:30 p.m.Create, edit, save, and print word process...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

2018 Curbside Leaf Collection Begins November 5 in Area B

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October 26, 2018 – The autumn weather in Midland has led to a late leaf fall again this year, which has delayed the start of the 2018 curbside leaf collection program. On Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2, City crews will test...

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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

Join the Downtown Midland Hot Cocoa Crawl November 17

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October 26, 2018 - Stick around Downtown Midland after the Midland Santa Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 17 as the Midland Downtown Business Association presents the jolliest after-party you’ve ever seen: Hot Cocoa Crawl!

After brav...

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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 17, 2018

City of Midland Notice to Public on Sanitary Sewer Overflow

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October 17, 2018  The City of Midland Wastewater Plant has notified the public of a sanitary sewer overflow event that occurred yesterday, October 16.

On Tuesday, October 16, a defect in a sanitary sewer force main located unde...

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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

S Saginaw Detour Map

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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 12, 2018

Reminders on Election Signage Placement

The front door of a polling place with various signs

October 12, 2018 – With the November 6 election only a few weeks away, the City of Midland would like to remind citizens of regulations regarding election sign placement.

  • Election signs may be placed on private property only.
  • Signs may no...
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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Help Keep Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

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 October 12, 2018 – 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’...

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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: October 5, 2018

Get Ready for Snow Plow Season: Shake Your Mailbox!

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October 5, 2018 – The City of Midland Department of Public Services (DPS) wants to see you shake it: your mailbox, that is!

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

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Submit Public Improvement Requests by November 1

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October 5, 2018 – It’s that time of year again! Residents can now request public water and sewer service and paving of gravel streets in City of Midland locations that currently do not have these amenities.

If there is a public improvem...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Remove all Midland Cemetery Decorations by October 1

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September 28, 2018 – In preparation for the fall and winter months, families maintaining plots at the Midland Cemetery should remove annual flowers, artificial decorations and their receptacles from cemetery plots by October 1. ...

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Posted on: September 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 25, 2018

Gibson Street Reconstruction Project Now Underway

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September 25, 2018 – Gibson Street is now closed to through traffic between Sturgeon Avenue and Drake Street as crews begin a street reconstruction project on Gibson.

The project is expected to complete by November 15, 2018. 

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

2018 Chili & Salsa Taste-off Winners Announced

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September 25, 2018 - Eighteen chili and salsa chefs from throughout the Midland community competed for top honors on Saturday at the Midland Downtown Business Association’s 20th annual Chili & Salsa Taste-Off in Downtown Midland. Participant...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Fall Free Yard Waste Collection Begins October 1

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September 21, 2018  The City of Midland will offer Fall Free yard waste collection beginning October 1 through the remainder of the 2018 yard waste collection season. During this free period, 40-cent per bag stickers and annua...

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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: September 14, 2018

Meet the Presidents at the Library

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September 14, 2018 – This fall, leave the textbooks behind and experience history as the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library presents the fall lecture series “Meet the Presidents.” Through a mixture of first-person portray...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Online Participation Now Open for Budget Planning Study

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August 24, 2018 – The Midland Budget Planning Study is now in full swing, and residents are encouraged to get involved by sharing their feedback via an online questionnaire.

To participate in the study, residents should complete the brie...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Grace Dow Library Reopens on Sundays

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August 30, 2018 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will open again on Sunday afternoons, beginning on Sunday, September 9, 2018.  The Library will be open from 1– 5 p.m. on Sundays until Summer 2019.

The Library is located at 1710 W. St....

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Midland Residents to Play a Role in Future Budget Planning

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August 17, 2018 – Midland residents: it’s time to tell us what you want!

The City of Midland has partnered with Michigan-based benchmarking organization Cobalt Community Research to complete an in-depth Budget Planning Study th...

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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: August 3, 2018

Trivia Nights at the Library

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August 3, 2018 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will host its first Trivia Night this August! In tune with the “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading theme, we’ll be testing participants’ knowledge o...

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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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