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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Santa Gives Kids a Jingle for Annual Calling Program

December 3, 2021 – Santa called Midland Parks and Recreation and has asked the office to patch calls from the North Pole to the homes of Midland children on Tuesday, December 7 through Thursday, December 9. Calls will be patched through from 6 &...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Family Story Time in the Library Auditorium December 9

December 3, 2021 – Join GADML's librarians during a surprise-themed story time on Thursday, December 9 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sing, dance, and read books that end in a surprise! Attendees will also go home with a giveaway bag f...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Sanitary Landfill Resumes Winter Hours

December 3, 2021 – With the Thanksgiving holiday now over, the City of Midland’s Sanitary Landfill has resumed its regular winter hours through April 2022.

The Landfill is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and cl...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

City Calendar & Services Guide Hitting Mailboxes Soon

December 3, 2021 – The 2022 City of Midland Calendar and Services Guide will soon be delivered to Midland residents’ mailboxes. Residents can expect to receive their new calendar beginning the week of December 13.

The City’s C...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

December Workshops at the MCTV Network

December 3, 2021 – 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: December 3, 2021

Fall Free Yard Waste Collection Ends December 17

December 3, 2021 – With winter weather just around the corner, it’s time to trade in leaf rakes for snow shovels – and that means the end of yard waste collection for the year. Yard waste collection in bins and paper compost ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

One Week Left to Apply for Citizens Academy

December 3, 2021 - Residents still have one more week to apply for the City of Midland’s 2022 Citizens Academy – a free, 10-week course that gives citizens an up-close and personal look at how local government works. Applications will ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

City Honors Police Officers, Firefighter of the Year

December 3, 2021 – Three dedicated public servants from the City of Midland have been honored as the 2021 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Police and Firefighter of the Year award winners. Midland Police Department officers Tyler Hollingsworth and Chu...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Final Round of Leaf Collection Begins November 29 in Area B

November 22, 2021 – The City of Midland Department of Public Services (DPS) will begin its final round of curbside fall leaf collection on Monday, November 29. 

Collection crews will begin in Area B and then proceed through area...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

City to Mail Winter 2021 Tax Bills

November 19, 2021 – 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, 2021 through February 14, 2022.  Property owners who do not ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Celebrate Holly Jolly Days December 4-5 & 11-12

November 19, 2021 – Get in the spirit of the holiday season and enjoy a festive shopping experience during Holly Jolly Days in Downtown Midland December 4 – 5 and 11 – 12  from 12 – 4 p.m. Find special holi...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips from Midland Fire Department

November 19, 2021 – Decorating homes and businesses with holiday lights and decorations is a long-standing tradition around holidays.  Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase the chances of fire.  

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Live Oak Coffeehouse Receives mParks Community Service Award

L to R: Live Oak owners Aaron Deckrow and Renee Deckrow; mParks Professional Recognition Committee member Linda Walter

November 19, 2021 – Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that local business Live Oak Coffeehouse has ...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

On-street Parking: Rules of the Road

November 12, 2021 – If you plan to have a houseful over the holidays and need to use on-street parking, please keep in mind these rules of the road: 

  • On-street parking is prohibited on City streets from 3 – 6 a.m. every day. To...
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Posted on: November 12, 2021

December Board of Review to Consider Tax Exemptions

November 12, 2021 – The Midland Board of Review will consider principal residence exemptions, poverty exemption applications, disabled veterans exemptions, and any clerical errors or mutual mistakes of fact during a meeting scheduled for Tuesday...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Parks & Recreation Wants YOU to Play Santa

November 12, 2021 – *Spoiler Alert* The North Pole has asked City of Midland Parks and Recreation to spread the word that Santa will be available on the evenings of December 7 – 9 to call Midland children.   

To help i...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Brush Monkeys Paint Holiday Scenes in Downtown Midland

November 5, 2021 – Back by popular demand, Ann Arbor-based artists Brush Monkeys will visit Downtown Midland November 10 – 14 to spread some holiday cheer with the help of a paint brush. 

Brush Monkeys artists will spe...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Apply now for the 2022 Citizens Academy

November 5, 2021 – If you’ve ever wondered how your tax dollars are put to use or what it takes to run a city, then Midland’s Citizens Academy is perfect for you! 

The City of Midland is currently accepting applicatio...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Main Street Reopens, Pedestrian Plazas Close for 2021

November 3, 2021 – 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 spac...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Survey Crews Begin Work for Concept 5 Sewer Improvement Plan

October 29, 2021 – Residents in some areas of the city may see crews checking catch basins, manholes, and other infrastructure on their streets in the coming weeks. Don’t be alarmed – that’s just the next p...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Parks & Recreation Receives Miracle Field Grant from SC Johnson

October 29, 2021 – Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from SC Johnson to support the Middle of the Mitt Miracle Field in Midland.

The funds will be used for the completion of the first phase of Mir...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

MCTV Now Streaming on Amazon Fire TV, FireStick

October 29, 2021 – Residents can now stream local, original content from the MCTV Network on their Amazon Fire TV streaming devices! Users can search and install the MCTV Network Community Voices app on their Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV device...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Residents Reminded to Dial 10 Digits Beginning October 24

October 22, 2021 – Midland residents are reminded that beginning Sunday, October 24, local phone calls will require the entire 10-digit number, including area code, to be completed. This includes dialing the 989 area code to contact all City fac...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

MCTV Network Receives Awards at Philo Festival of Media Arts

October 22, 2021 – The MCTV Network is pleased to announce that several of its productions received recognition and awards during the annual Philo Festival of Media Arts held virtually on Thursday, October 21. 

Hosted by the Central Stat...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

City Issues Update on Currie Parkway Bridge Closure

October 15, 2021 – The City of Midland has announced that the historic Currie Parkway Bridge will remain closed to vehicular traffic through at least spring 2022 due to significant damage sustained from an overweight vehicle.

At this time, the pe...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Get Ready for Plowing Season: Shake Your Mailbox!

October 15, 2021 – 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 City stree...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Thrune Park Closed for the Season

October 8, 2021 – Midland Parks and Recreation has announced that Thrune Park will close for the season at dusk on Sunday, October 10. The park will reopen in spring 2022.

For additional information, please contact the Parks and Recreation office...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Library Offers Expanded Hours Beginning October 15

October 8, 2021 – Patrons will see expanded hours at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library beginning next week that will allow for in-person browsing on Fridays and Saturdays. 

The Library will be closed on Monday, October 11 for a staff tra...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Help Keep Streams and Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

September 29, 2021 – As Midland moves into autumn, the City of Midland reminds residents to help keep our local waterways clean and free of garbage and pollutants.  

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

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

City Receives Grants for Washington Woods Chiller Replacement

September 29, 2021 – The City of Midland has announced its receipt of $50,000 in grant funds – $10,000 from the Hemlock Semiconductor Community and Region...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Time to Remove Decorations from Midland Cemetery

September 24, 2021 – 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.  

Beginni...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Celebrate the NEA Big Read Kick Off with the Library

September 16, 2021 – Join the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, in collaboration with Creative 360, to celebrate the kick off of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read, and the start of the City of Midland&...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Reminder: Summer Tax Payments Due September 15

August 27, 2021 – City of Midland property owners are reminded that Summer 2021 tax payments are due and payable without penalty or interest through September 15, 2021 to the City of Midland Treasurer’s Office, 333 W. Ellswort...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

City Receives $5.5 Million in Grant Funding from HUD

August 10, 2021 – Today, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the City of Midland $5.5 million in federal funding to help the community recover from severe flooding experienced in May 2020.

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Footing Drain Disconnection Program to be Discussed August 9

August 2, 2021 – City of Midland Wastewater staff will present information on a proposed Footing Drain Disconnection Program (FDDP) to City Council for further discussion on August 9, 2021 at 7 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 333 W. Ellsworth...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Grace A. Dow Library to Partially Reopen July 12

July 9, 2021 – Beginning Monday, July 12 the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will reopen a portion of its main level to patrons for the first time in more than a year. Visitors can browse the entire Adult collection and sections of the ne...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

City Welcomes New City Engineer, Wastewater Director

July 7, 2021 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce the hiring of Matthew Lemon as City Engineer and Jared Driscoll as Director of Wastewater Services, effective Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

Matthew (Matt) Lemon comes to the City with over 14 yea...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Library Offers Kits for Loved Ones with Memory Loss

July 2, 2021 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is now offering help for families who have a loved one experiencing memory loss.  Library staff researched and consulted with experts to develop memory kits for patrons to check ...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Summer 2021 Tax Bills to Hit Mailboxes Soon

June 25, 2021 – Summer 2021 tax notices to City of Midland property owners are scheduled to be mailed the first week of July. Summer taxes are due and payable without penalty or interest from July 1 through September 15, 2021.  ...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

In-Person Council, Board & Commission Meetings Resume July 1

June 18, 2021 – Following the expiration of State orders permitting remote public meetings for government organizations, the City of Midland will resume in-person public meetings for the Midland City Council and all City boards and comm...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

City Council to Hold Special Meeting on Sewer Improvement Plan

June 16, 2021 – The Midland City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers to continue reviewing the City’s Sewer Improvement Plan with consultants from Moore + Bruggink....

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Jack Barstow Airport to Host 'Airport Story Hour'

June 11, 2021  Pint-sized pilots and their flight crews are invited to the Jack Barstow Municipal Airport to enjoy stories, snacks, and fun every month.

Held on the third Sunday of the month from 1 -2 p.m., children ages 2 &...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Local Hit, Pitch, Run Winners Advance to Sectionals

May 21, 2021 – On Saturday, May 15, Midland Parks and Recreation hosted the City of Midland’s annual Pitch, Hit and Run baseball/softball skills competition in partnership with the Great Lakes Loons. Each participant competed in three ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Notice of Sanitary Sewer Overflow - May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021  The City of Midland Wastewater Plant has notified the public of a sanitary sewer overflow event in the area of Eastman Avenue and St. Andrews Road that resulted in the discharge of less than 1,000 gallons of untr...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

MFD Asks Residents to Check Smoke Alarms Amid Recall

May 7, 2021 – Yesterday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall for Kidde TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms due to risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.  

The recalled units are Kidde Mod...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Weeds & Grass Trimming Ordinance Reminders

May 7, 2021  The City of Midland Building Department reminds property owners that the height of grass and weeds in their yards must be maintained in accordance with the City’s Code of Ordinances.

Portions of Article I...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

City Issues Reminder on Solicitor's License Process

April 30, 2021 – The City of Midland reminds individuals and organizations who engage in door-to-door sales that a solicitor’s license issued by the City is required for this activity.

Section 15-100 of the City’s Cod...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Midland Fire Dept Receives Grant from Firehouse Subs Foundation

April 27, 2021 – The Midland Fire Department (MFD) has been awarded a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation® for the purchase of a LUCAS chest compression system. The LUCAS device is a mechanical CPR system that has...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Midland City Modern Master Plan Website Now Live

April 16, 2021 – Midland residents can stay up-to-date on the Midland City Modern Master Plan process via a new website launched earlier this week.

At www.midlandcitymodern.com, residents will find a variety of information and resources ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Reminders on City Rules for Yard Sale, Vehicle Signage

April 16, 2021 – The warmer weather brings an increase in yard signs advertising rummage sales, homes for sale, and open houses.  Before posting any signage, citizens should note the City of Midland’s sign usage rules...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Help Keep Streams and Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

April 1, 2021 – 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 ma...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

City of Hold Public Meeting on 2022 Sugnet Road Extension

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March 23, 2021 – The City of Midland will host a public meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, April 6 at 6 p.m. to provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions about and receive more information on th...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

2020 Drinking Water Quality Report Now Available

March 12, 2021 – The City of Midland’s 2020 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 12, 2021

Post Promoted to Assistant Director of Public Services

March 12, 2021 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Recreation Manager Marcie Post has been promoted to Assistant Director of Public Services effective March 1, 2021.

Post was hired as the City’s recreation manager in 2008 ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

City Earns Keep America Beautiful President's Circle Award

March 5, 2021 – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, has presented the City of Midland with its 2020 President’s Circle Award. The President&...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Online Ordering Now Available for Refuse, Yard Waste Items

February 19, 2021 City of Midland residents can now order and purchase City of Midland refuse bins, yard waste bins, and yard waste bin and compost bag stickers online through the Department of Public Services (DPS) website and have t...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

City Announces Spring/Summer 2021 Construction Schedule

February 19, 2021 – The City of Midland Engineering Department is ramping up for another busy construction season in 2021 with a variety of street reconstruction, resurfacing, and water main replacement projects on this year’s...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

City Launches New Podcast on Buttles & Indian Improvements

February 18, 2021 – The City of Midland has launched a new audio and video podcast to talk about all things related to the upcoming Buttles Street redesign and reconstruction, with its first episode dropping today. 

Produced by ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

We Hear You Coalition Launches Racial & Ethnic Inequity Survey

February 12, 2021 – Midland County residents are encouraged to share their experiences with racial and ethnic inequity and local law enforcement via an online survey by the We Hear You Coalition.

Developed in conjunction with Saginaw Val...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

MCTV Now Streaming on Roku, Apple TV, & Web

February 5, 2021 – Residents can now stream local, original content from the MCTV Network on their Roku or Apple TV streaming devices! Users of these services can search and install the MCTV Network app on their devices to gain access to all curr...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Residents Reminded to Keep Recycling Magnets through 2023

January 8, 2021 – With the 2021 recycling collection schedule now underway, City of Midland residents are reminded to keep the recycling magnets mailed to homes in June 2020. These magnet calendars contain residents’ recycling...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Final Public Input on Buttles Street Road Diet Set for January 11

January 7, 2021 – The City of Midland will provide one final opportunity for Midland residents and M-20 corridor users to share public input on the future vision of Buttles Street at the Midland City Council meeting scheduled for Monday...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Downtown Parking Enforcement Resumes January 6

December 30, 2020 –   Beginning Wednesday, January 6, on-street parking and permit parking enforcement will resume in Downtown Midland.  On and after this date, vehicles will be ticketed for violating designated three-...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Dispose of Christmas Trees during Heavy Item & Brush Collection

December 18, 2020 – When it’s time to wrap up the holiday season, Midland residents can dispose of their Christmas trees by placing it at the curb on their monthly heavy item collection day. 

City crews will collect Ch...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

DDA Hires Farley as Downtown Events Coordinator

December 15, 2020 – The City of Midland and the Midland Downtown Development Authority are pleased to announce the hiring of Melissa Farley as the DDA’s downtown events coordinator.  

In this role, Farley will oversee the plann...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Leave Snow Plowing to the City This Winter

December 11, 2020 – 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 ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

City Receives USDA Grant for Center City Redevelopment

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 5, 2020

City Receives Grants for Miracle Field, Library, Riverside Place

October 5, 2020 – The City of Midland has announced its receipt of over $2.75 million in grant funds from The Herbert H. and Gra...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

City Mails Updated Recycling Schedules, Info to Residents

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 Donation from Fisher Companies

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: May 31, 2020

Future Flood Preparedness Following 2020 Flooding

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.

Midland County Emergency Management in coordinati...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Midland Mayor, City Manager Testify Before US House Forum

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: April 3, 2020

Sign Up for City's Permanent Absentee Voter List

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.

Voters who join the City&rs...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Parks & Recreation Reaches $50,000 Crowdfunding Campaign Goal for Miracle Field

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: February 7, 2020

Midland Police Department Receives Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation

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: July 5, 2019

Notice of Changes to Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Service Area

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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