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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Downtown Midland Presents 'Loving Downtown Midland' Feb. 13-17

Loving Downtown Midland logo, February 13-17

January 18, 2019 - The Midland Downtown Business Association invites you to share the love during the Loving Downtown Midland event Wednesday, February 13 through Sunday, February 17. Shop sales, find unique gifts and décor, enjoy a ro...

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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

City Service Closures for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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January 11, 2019 – In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many City offices and services will be closed or operating on an alternate schedule on Monday, January 21.

City Hall, the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, Municipal Service Center, and Dial-A-Ri...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Sidewalk Requests Due by February 1

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January 11, 2019 – Residents who would like Midland City Council to consider installing new sidewalks in a specific location where no sidewalks currently exist should submit a letter outlining their request to the City Manager&rsquo...

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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

Midland’s City Forest Opens for Sledding

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January 4, 2019 – Take this opportunity to enjoy sledding activities at Midland’s City Forest, which opens Friday, January 4. Visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/cityforest for information on available activities as well as City Forest special hours of...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Beat the Winter Blues at City Forest with Midland Midwinter Chill

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January 4, 2019 - Midland Parks and Recreation is excited to announce its newest event: the Midland Midwinter Chill! Compete in Midland’s first annual cardboard sled race down City Forest's sledding hill, sing songs by the fire, eat gooey s'more...

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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

Discover Parks' "The Grand Experience" at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

January 4, 2019 - Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with mParks (Michigan Recreation and Park Association) announces the eighth-annual all-inclusive travel experience to the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. 

The trip will take p...

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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

Kevin LaDuke of MCTV shows the A/V trailer to a young boy

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

Dispose of Christmas Trees During Heavy Item & Brush Collection Pick-up

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December 21, 2018 – When you’re ready to wrap up the holiday season, dispose of your Christmas tree by placing it at the curb on your monthly heavy item collection day.

City crews will collect Christmas trees during residents&a...

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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

Apply for Community Development Block Grants

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December 14, 2018 – Applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding are now available for the 2019-2020 program year.

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

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

City Asks Residents to Leave Snow Plowing to the Experts

A yellow City snow plow on Poseyville Road

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: December 7, 2018

Midland Firefighters Youth Foundation Invites Public to Annual Charity Ball

Info flyer for the 2018 Firefighter Charity Ball

December 7, 2018 - The Midland Firefighters Youth Foundation is pleased to invite the Midland community to its 2019 Charity Ball on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Midland Country Club, 1120 W. St. Andrews Road. This event, the Foundation&r...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Currie Parkway Bridge Closed Until Further Notice, Repairs Pending

Currie Bridge

November 16, 2018 – The City of Midland has announced that the historic Currie Parkway Bridge will remain closed after damage was found during an emergency inspection conducted this morning.

City officials initially closed the bridge to traffic on Thursday...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

City to Mail Winter Tax Bills in December

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November 16, 2018 – The City of Midland will mail winter tax notices the first week in December. 

Winter taxes are due and payable, without penalty or interest, from December 1, 2018 through February 14, 2019.  Property...

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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: 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

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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