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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Moorland Drive Closed Weekdays for Culvert Repair

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May 23, 2022 – Beginning today, Moorland Drive will be closed from Woodbridge Lane to Berry Court as crews perform a culvert repair project near the Moorland Drive pump station.

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

MCTV Network to Live Stream MPS Commencements

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May 20, 2022 - In coordination with Dow Diamond and Midland Public Schools, the MCTV Network will live broadcast the Midland High School and H.H. Dow High School commencement ceremonies on Wednesday, May 25. The H.H. Dow High ceremony will begin ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Library Summer Reading Programs Kicks off June 3

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May 20, 2022 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is kicking off its Summer Reading Program in grand style with an outdoor event in the Library parking lot on Friday, June 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to visit ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Available Positions on City Boards & Commissions

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May 18, 2022 – Looking to make a difference in the Midland community? The City of Midland invites residents to apply for positions on one of the City’s boards and commissions.

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Winners Announced for 2022 Pitch, Hit & Run Contest

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May 13, 2022 – On Saturday, May 7, Midland Parks and Recreation and the Great Lakes Loons hosted the City of Midland’s annual Pitch, Hit and Run baseball/softball skills competition. Each participant competed in three events: pitching,...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

City Offices, Services Closed for Memorial Day

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May 13, 2022 – All City offices and non-emergency services will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. 

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

City Clerk's Office Seeks Election Inspectors for 2022 Elections

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May 13, 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.

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

MCTV Network to Host Sports Broadcasting Camp for Teens

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May 13, 2022 – Teens interested in pursuing sports broadcasting as a career or hobby can get an immersive experience during the MCTV Network’s summer sports broadcasting camp July 18 – 21 from 1 – 5 p.m.&am...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Nominate a Property for the Appreciation of Beautification Awards

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May 13, 2022  Midland’s Beautification Advisory Committee asks residents to nominate a friend, neighbor, or even someone they don’t know for making Midland more beautiful.

The committee is accepting nominati...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Soccer Drive Closed for Water Main Project

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May 9, 2022 – Beginning today, Soccer Drive will be closed to through traffic from Jefferson Avenue to Diamond Drive for a water main installation project.

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Tickets on Sale Now for Tapped Beer Festival June 18

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May 6, 2022 – In June, Downtown Midland will be taking craft beer to the next level – 3 levels, that is! Tickets are now on sale for Tapped - Downtown Midland's Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, June 18 from 6 – 9 p.m...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Weeds & Grass Trimming Ordinance Reminders

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May 6, 2022  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.

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Library to Close for Final Post-Flood Construction

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May 6, 2022 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is pleased to announce that, after months of supply shortages and shipping delays, the Library will receive replacement shelves for the Youth Services area this month. As soon as the new s...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Teen Summer Video Camp at MCTV Network

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April 29, 2022 – This summer, the MCTV Network will offer a video production camp for Midland area teens that will teach participants the ins and outs of producing audio and video projects. The 2022 MCTV Summer Video Camp will be held M...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Citizens Academy Graduates 21 New Participants

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April 29, 2022 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that its 15th class Citizens Academy has graduated! Twenty-one residents attended an informal graduation ceremony in Council Chambers of Midland City Hall on Wednesday, April 2...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Seasonal Summer Job Opportunities at the City

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April 29, 2022 – With warmer weather just around the corner, the City of Midland has a wide variety of seasonal job opportunities open to fill. While skill sets and requirements vary by position, all jobs contribute to making the Midland communi...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

2022 Swim Lesson Registration Open May 4

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April 29, 2022 – Mark your calendar, it’s time to register for swim lessons at Plymouth Pool! Plymouth Pool swim lesson registration for youth begins at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4.  

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Get in the Swim of Summer: 2022 Pool Passes Now Available

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April 29, 2022 –Season swim passes for Plymouth Pool are now on sale online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/swim, in person at the Midland Parks and Recreation office (4811 N. Saginaw Road, open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday), and w...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

2022 Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Tickets on Sale

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April 29, 2022 – Tickets for the annual Midland County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony in June are now available through the City of Midland Parks and Recreation office. 

The banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Ju...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Annual Aerial Mosquito Abatement Begins Soon

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April 22, 2022 – Next week, Midland County Mosquito Control takes to the skies to begin its annual mosquito abatement program. Residents are advised that low-flying yellow or black crop duster airplanes will be treating areas of standin...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Reminder: Yard Waste Stickers Required Beginning May 2

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April 22, 2022 – The City of Midland’s free yard waste collection within the City of Midland ends for the spring season on Friday, April 29. Collection stickers for yard waste bags and bins will be required beginning Monday, May 2.&...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Reminders on City Rules for Yard Sale, Vehicle Signage

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April 14, 2022 – 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 8, 2022

Lacey Todd Promoted to City Clerk

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April 8, 2022 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that current Deputy City Clerk Lacey Todd has been promoted to City Clerk effective April 30, 2022.

Todd began her career at the City in 2012 as a part-time office assistant for the Downt...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

City's 2021 Drinking Water Quality Report Available Now

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March 23, 2022 – The City of Midland’s 2021 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 15, 2022

Watch Mayor Donker's State of the City 2022 on March 23

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March 15, 2022 – The City of Midland and the MCTV Network will live stream Mayor Maureen Donker’s 2022 State of the City update via Facebook, YouTube, and live video streaming on Wednesday, March 23.

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

City Promotes Stone to Assistant City Manager

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March 18, 2022 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations Carol Stone has been promoted to assistant city manager effective March 21, 2022.

Stone joined the City in August 2014. Previous to t...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Beach Volleyball League Serves Up Summertime Fun

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March 18, 2022 – Midland Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting beach volleyball team registrations for the 2022 summer season..    

Midland Parks and Recreation’s beach volleyball leagues will begin...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Time to Remove Winter Decorations from Midland Cemetery

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March 18, 2022 – The deadline for property owners to remove winter decorations, such as evergreen blankets and wreaths from plots at the Midland Cemetery is Thursday,    April 1.  After that date, any remaining winter ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Saturday Hours Resume at Landfill April 2

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March 11, 2022 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill resumes Saturday morning operations beginning April 2, 2022.

The Landfill will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturdays from April 2 through November 26, 2022. Th...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Help Keep Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

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March 11, 2022 – 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 m...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

City Forest Operations Closed for 2022 Winter Season

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March 4, 2022 – The City of Midland has closed the City Forest Chalet for winter recreation equipment rentals and concessions for the 2022 winter season.  The sledding hill, ice skating rink, and ski trails are still available ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

City Construction Schedule Announced for Spring, Summer 2022

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February 25, 2022 – The City of Midland Engineering Department is ramping up for another busy construction season in 2022 with a variety of street reconstruction, resurfacing, and water main replacement projects on this year’s...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

2022 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Announced

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February 25, 2022 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill has announced the 2022 dates for household hazardous waste collection: 

  • Thursday, April 21
  • Wednesday, June 15
  • Tuesday, August 16
  • Wednesday, October 12

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

MCTV Content Now Available on Mobile, Streaming Devices

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February 18, 2022 – Residents can now easily stream local, original content from the MCTV Network – including government meetings, City programs like “Word on the Street(s)” and “The Lowdown on Do...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

New Service: Reserve a Borrow-A-Container Online

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February 3, 2022 Disposing of extra refuse has never been easier! City of Midland residents can now reserve Borrow-A-Container dumpsters online and have a container delivered directly to their homes.

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Parks & Recreation Offers Mackinac Island Grand Experience

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January 21, 2022 - Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with mParks (Michigan Recreation and Park Association) announces the 11th annual all-inclusive travel experience to the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.   

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Programming Updates at the Library

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January 14, 2022 – Due to increasing community-wide transmission rates of COVID-19, all in-person programs at the Library will be suspended until further notice. In addition, all “To Go” programs including crafts, st...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

MPD Awarded Grant for 3D Scene Scanner

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January 7, 2022 - The Midland Area Community Foundation recently awarded the Midland Police Department a $65,146.00 grant from the Esther and Carl Gerstacker Education and Public Safety Endowment Fund for the purchase of a 3D Scene Scanner system...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Adopt a Hydrant This Winter

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January 7, 2022 – The City of Midland asks residents to help their Fire & Water departments work by “adopting” the fire hydrant closest to their home or business to keep it free of snow during the winter season.

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

City Promotes Mosher to Midland Fire Department Chief

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December 16, 2021 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Joshua Mosher has been promoted to chief of the Midland Fire Department (MFD) effective January 1, 2022. He succeeds Chief Chris Coughlin, who will retire effective December 31,...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Planning Department Welcomes New Planner, Grants Admin

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December 10, 2021 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce the hiring of two new team members to its Planning Department: Ryan Smith as the new community development planner and Beth Robb as community development grant administrator...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Check Cell Phones, Safety Devices with 3G Technology

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December 10, 2021 – Residents are reminded to check their cell phones, alarm systems, and other technology devices as mobile carriers begin to shut down their 3G networks to make room for more advanced network services, including 5G. 3G network ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

City Reminds Residents to Leave Plowing to Experts

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December 10, 2021 – 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 3, 2021

City Calendar & Services Guide Hitting Mailboxes Soon

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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.

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

City Honors Police Officers, Firefighter of the Year

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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 Chuck Brown w...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Live Oak Coffeehouse Receives mParks Community Service Award

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 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 O...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

On-street Parking: Rules of the Road

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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: October 28, 2021

Parks & Recreation Receives Miracle Field Grant from SC Johnson

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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

Survey Crews Begin Work for Concept 5 Sewer Improvement Plan

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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 phase of t...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

MCTV Now Streaming on Amazon Fire TV, FireStick

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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 FireStick and Fire TV devices...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Residents Reminded to Dial 10 Digits Beginning October 24

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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

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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.

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

City Receives Grants for Washington Woods Chiller Replacement

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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 Regional Empowerment (CARE) Fund and $40,000 from the Midland Area Community Foundation...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Help Keep Streams and Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

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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.  

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Celebrate the NEA Big Read Kick Off with the Library

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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's&a...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

City Receives $5.5 Million in Grant Funding from HUD

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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: July 9, 2021

New City Modern Survey Collects Input on Neighborhoods

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July 9, 2021 – A community’s quality of life is highly dependent on the quality of its neighborhoods, and a new survey from the City of Midland invites residents to share how they feel about where they live as part of the City...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

City Welcomes New City Engineer, Wastewater Director

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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: April 30, 2021

City Issues Reminder on Solicitor's License Process

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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.

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Post Promoted to Assistant Director of Public Services

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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.

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Residents Reminded to Keep Recycling Magnets through 2023

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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: 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 Agricultu...

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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: 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.

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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: 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: 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: 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: May 23, 2022

Moorland Drive Closed Weekdays for Culvert Repair

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May 23, 2022 – Beginning today, Moorland Drive will be closed from Woodbridge Lane to Berry Court as crews perform a culvert repair project near the Moorland Drive pump station.

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Library Summer Reading Programs Kicks off June 3

May 20, 2022 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is kicking off its Summer Reading Program in grand style with an outdoor event in the Library parking lot on Friday, June 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to visit ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

MCTV Network to Live Stream MPS Commencements

May 20, 2022 - In coordination with Dow Diamond and Midland Public Schools, the MCTV Network will live broadcast the Midland High School and H.H. Dow High School commencement ceremonies on Wednesday, May 25. The H.H. Dow High ceremony will begin ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Available Positions on City Boards & Commissions

May 18, 2022 – Looking to make a difference in the Midland community? The City of Midland invites residents to apply for positions on one of the City’s boards and commissions.

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

City Clerk's Office Seeks Election Inspectors for 2022 Elections

May 13, 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 critical ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

City Offices, Services Closed for Memorial Day

May 13, 2022 – All City offices and non-emergency services will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. 

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

MCTV to Host Sports Broadcasting Camp for Teens

May 13, 2022 – Teens interested in pursuing sports broadcasting as a career or hobby can get an immersive experience during the MCTV Network’s summer sports broadcasting camp July 18 – 21 from 1 – 5 p.m.&am...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Nominate a Property for the Appreciation of Beautification Awards

May 13, 2022  Midland’s Beautification Advisory Committee asks residents to nominate a friend, neighbor, or even someone they don’t know for making Midland more beautiful.

The committee is accepting nominati...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Winners Announced for 2022 Pitch, Hit & Run Contest

May 13, 2022 – On Saturday, May 7, Midland Parks and Recreation and the Great Lakes Loons hosted the City of Midland’s annual Pitch, Hit and Run baseball/softball skills competition. Each participant competed in three events: pitching,...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Soccer Drive Closed for Water Main Project

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May 9, 2022 – Beginning today, Soccer Drive will be closed to through traffic from Jefferson Avenue to Diamond Drive for a water main installation project.

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Tickets on Sale Now for Tapped Beer Festival June 18

May 6, 2022 – In June, Downtown Midland will be taking craft beer to the next level – 3 levels, that is! Tickets are now on sale for Tapped - Downtown Midland's Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, June 18 from 6 – 9 p.m...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Weeds & Grass Trimming Ordinance Reminders

May 6, 2022  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.

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Library to Close for Final Post-Flood Construction

May 6, 2022 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is pleased to announce that, after months of supply shortages and shipping delays, the Library will receive replacement shelves for the Youth Services area this month. As soon as the new s...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Teen Summer Video Camp at MCTV Network

April 29, 2022 – This summer, the MCTV Network will offer a video production camp for Midland area teens that will teach participants the ins and outs of producing audio and video projects. The 2022 MCTV Summer Video Camp will be held M...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Seasonal Summer Job Opportunities at the City

April 29, 2022 – With warmer weather just around the corner, the City of Midland has a wide variety of seasonal job opportunities open to fill. While skill sets and requirements vary by position, all jobs contribute to making the Midland communi...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

2022 Swim Lesson Registration Opens May 4

April 29, 2022 – Mark your calendar, it’s time to register for swim lessons at Plymouth Pool! Plymouth Pool swim lesson registration for youth begins at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4. 

Registrations may be made online at ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Get in the Swim of Summer: 2022 Pool Passes Now Available

April 29, 2022 –Season swim passes for Plymouth Pool are now on sale online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/swim, in person at the Midland Parks and Recreation office (4811 N. Saginaw Road, open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday), and w...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

2022 Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Tickets on Sale

April 29, 2022 – Tickets for the annual Midland County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony in June are now available through the City of Midland Parks and Recreation office.  

The banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, J...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Citizens Academy Graduates 21 New Participants

April 29, 2022 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that its 15th class Citizens Academy has graduated! Twenty-one residents attended an informal graduation ceremony in Council Chambers of Midland City Hall on Wednesday, April 2...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Reminder: Yard Waste Stickers Required Beginning May 2

April 22, 2022 – The City of Midland’s free yard waste collection within the City of Midland ends for the spring season on Friday, April 29. Collection stickers for yard waste bags and bins will be required beginning Monday, May 2. 

Yard waste is ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Annual Aerial Mosquito Abatement Begins Soon

April 22, 2022 – Next week, Midland County Mosquito Control takes to the skies to begin its annual mosquito abatement program. Residents are advised that low-flying yellow or black crop duster airplanes will be treating areas of standin...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Reminders on City Rules for Yard Sale, Vehicle Signage

April 14, 2022 – 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 8, 2022

Lacey Todd Promoted to City Clerk

April 8, 2022 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that current Deputy City Clerk Lacey Todd has been promoted to City Clerk effective April 30, 2022.

Todd began her career at the City in 2012 as a part-time office assistant for the Downt...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

City's 2021 Drinking Water Quality Report Available Now

March 23, 2022 – The City of Midland’s 2021 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 18, 2022

Beach Volleyball League Serves Up Summertime Fun

March 18, 2022 – Midland Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting beach volleyball team registrations for the 2022 summer season..    

Midland Parks and Recreation’s beach volleyball leagues will begin...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Time to Remove Winter Decorations from Midland Cemetery

March 18, 2022 – The deadline for property owners to remove winter decorations, such as evergreen blankets and wreaths from plots at the Midland Cemetery is Thursday, April 1.  After that date, any remaining winter decorations ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

City Promotes Stone to Assistant City Manager

March 18, 2022 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations Carol Stone has been promoted to assistant city manager effective March 21, 2022.

Stone joined the City in August 2014. Previous to t...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Watch Mayor Donker's State of the City 2022 on March 23

March 15, 2022 – The City of Midland and the MCTV Network will live stream Mayor Maureen Donker’s 2022 State of the City update via Facebook, YouTube, and live video streaming on Wednesday, March 23.

The address will be streame...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Saturday Hours Resume at Landfill April 2

March 11, 2022 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill resumes Saturday morning operations beginning April 2, 2022.

The Landfill will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturdays from April 2 through November 26, 2022. Th...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Help Keep Streams and Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

March 11, 2022 – 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 i...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

City Forest Operations Closed for 2022 Winter Season

March 4, 2022 – The City of Midland has closed the City Forest Chalet for winter recreation equipment rentals and concessions for the 2022 winter season.  The sledding hill, ice skating rink, and ski trails are still available ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Tunes by the Tridge

February 25, 2022 – Midland Parks and Recreation is excited to announce that the 2022 Tunes by the Tridge Summer Concert Series is booked and promotional opportunities are now available for businesses and organizations. 

When co...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Announced

February 25, 2022 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill has announced the 2022 dates for household hazardous waste collection: 

  • Thursday, April 21
  • Wednesday, June 15
  • Tuesday, August 16
  • Wednesday, October 12

On these dates, at no c...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

City Construction Schedule Announced for Spring, Summer 2022

February 25, 2022 – The City of Midland Engineering Department is ramping up for another busy construction season in 2022 with a variety of street reconstruction, resurfacing, and water main replacement projects on this year’s...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

MCTV Content Now Available on Mobile, Streaming Devices

February 18, 2022 – Residents can now easily stream local, original content from the MCTV Network – including government meetings, City programs like “Word on the Street(s)” and “The Lowdown on Do...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

New Service: Reserve a Borrow-A-Container Online

February 3, 2022 Disposing of extra refuse has never been easier! City of Midland residents can now reserve Borrow-A-Container dumpsters online and have a container delivered directly to their homes.

City residents can reserve...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Parks & Recreation Offers Mackinac Island Grand Experience

January 21, 2022 - Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with mParks (Michigan Recreation and Park Association) announces the 11th 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 14, 2022

Programming Updates at the Library

January 14, 2022 Due to increasing community-wide transmission rates of COVID-19, all in-person programs at the Library will be suspended until further notice. In addition, all “To Go” programs including crafts, st...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Adopt a Hydrant This Winter

January 7, 2022 – The City of Midland asks residents to help their Fire & Water departments work by “adopting” the fire hydrant closest to their home or business to keep it free of snow during the winter season.

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

MPD Awarded Grant for 3D Scene Scanner

January 7, 2022 - The Midland Area Community Foundation recently awarded the Midland Police Department a $65,146.00 grant from the Esther and Carl Gerstacker Education and Public Safety Endowment Fund for the purchase of a 3D Scene Scanner system...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

City Promotes Mosher to Midland Fire Department Chief

December 16, 2021 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Joshua Mosher has been promoted to chief of the Midland Fire Department (MFD) effective January 1, 2022. He succeeds Chief Chris Coughlin, who will retire effective December 31,...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

City Reminds Residents to Leave Plowing to Experts

December 10, 2021 – 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 De...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Check Cell Phones, Safety Devices with 3G Technology

December 10, 2021 – Residents are reminded to check their cell phones, alarm systems, and other technology devices as mobile carriers begin to shut down their 3G networks to make room for more advanced network services, including 5G. 3G network ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Planning Department Welcomes New Planner, Grants Admin

December 10, 2021 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce the hiring of two new team members to its Planning Department: Ryan Smith as the new community development planner and Beth Robb as community development grant administrator...

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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

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 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: 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: 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 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 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.

Midland ...

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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: 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: 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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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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