News Flash

Home

20 Stories
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Buttles Street Road Diet Project Begins Monday, May 14

May 11, 2018 - On Monday, May 14, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close the far right lane of US-10 BR/Buttles Street from Jerome Street to State Street to begin implementing a planned road diet study.

This lane closure begins a three...

Read on...

Home
Posted on: June 17, 2016

Midland DDA Announces Redevelopment Design Review Sessions

June 17, 2016 – Having completed its first round of public input sessions earlier this month, the Midland Downtown Development Authority (DDA) invites community members to review initial design concepts and provide feedback for the downtown streetscape re...Read on...

Home
Posted on: June 17, 2016

Guyer Joins City of Midland as Communications Coordinator

June 17, 2016 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Katie Guyer has joined the staff this week as Communications Coordinator.

Guyer brings more than 10 years of marketing and communications expertise to the position, including experience wi...Read on...

Home
Posted on: June 17, 2016

Parks and Recreation’s L.E.A.P. Set to Start

June 17, 2016 – The City of Midland’s popular summer recreation program for adults who have disabilities kicks off Monday, June 20.

Midland’s Lifetime Education and Adventure Program (L.E.A.P.) features supervised activities to broaden experiences an...Read on...

Home
Posted on: June 3, 2016

Parks with Water Features Open

June 3, 2016 – The City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department has opened the Gerstacker and Longview sprayparks for the season.

Gerstacker Spraypark, located at 100 Ashman Street near the Tridge, features waterspouts for families looking to spli...Read on...

Home
Posted on: May 19, 2016

Pay City Parking Tickets Online or by Phone

May 20, 2016 – City of Midland parking tickets can now be paid online or by phone. To pay online, visit www.parkingticketpayment.com/midland. To pay by phone, call 1-855-352-9605. A $3.50 convenience fee is charged for these payments. Parking ticket p...Read on...

Home
Posted on: May 19, 2016

Library Closed Sundays in Summer

May 20, 2016 – Beginning Sunday, May 29, the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will be closed on Sundays during the summer months. Sunday hours of 1-5 p.m. will resume on September 11.

Call 989-837-3430 with any questions.

-30-Read on...

Home
Posted on: May 19, 2016

Now Accepting Appreciation of Beautification Nomination Forms

May 20, 2016 – Midland’s Beautification Advisory Committee would like you to nominate a friend, neighbor, or even someone you don’t know for doing an outstanding job of making Midland more beautiful.

The committee is accepting nominations for the annua...Read on...

Home
Posted on: May 16, 2016

Jefferson Avenue Overpass Detour Planned as MDOT Schedules Local Bridge Work for Summer

May 13, 2016 – Midland motorists will want to plan routes accordingly as the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) gears up to begin work in July on three US-10 bridges and overpasses at Eastman Avenue, Jefferson Avenue and Waldo Road.
Work on the...Read on...

Home
Posted on: May 19, 2016

“Jazz Up” Your Summer with Walk Midland

May 20, 2016 – Take a step towards better health with the annual Walk Midland program.

Walk Midland hosts two-mile walks at various locations in Midland. Walks are free of charge and take place on Mondays at City Forest (meet at the trail head); Tues...Read on...

Home
Posted on: May 5, 2016

Sign up for MCTV’s Summer Video Camp

May 6, 2016 – It’s hands-on and fun! Midland County youth are invited to apply for an opportunity to work behind the scenes or in front of the camera at one of Midland Community Television’s (MCTV) Summer Video Camps.

Applications are now being accept...Read on...

Home
Posted on: May 5, 2016

Reminders about Dog Control within City

May 6, 2016 – The City of Midland would like to remind dog owners of City regulations that promote safety and an attractive community:

Section 3-17 of the Code of Ordinances states:
It shall be unlawful for any person to permit or allow any dog, wheth...Read on...

Home
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Recreational Tennis Lessons for the Whole Family

April 29, 2016 – Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Greater Midland Tennis Center, is proud to announce the 2016 Tennis Lessons Program. Tennis lessons will take place at the Tennis Center.

Registration for 2016 lessons begins Monda...Read on...

Home
Posted on: April 22, 2016

Dublin Avenue Closure/Detour Set for Monday

April 22, 2016 – On Monday, April 25, Dublin Avenue, south of Countryside Drive, will be closed to traffic for storm sewer installation as part of the W. Sugnet Road extension project. A detour will be in effect to route motorists around the closure util...Read on...

Home
Posted on: April 22, 2016

Yard Waste Collection Stickers Required Beginning May 2

April 22, 2016 – 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 starting Monday, May 2.

Yard waste is collec...Read on...

Home
Posted on: April 22, 2016

Free Woodchips Available to Midland Residents

April 22, 2016 – The City of Midland currently has free woodchips at the Central Park parking lot on Collins Street across from Central Park Elementary School, formerly Central Middle School. The chips are available to residents on a first come, first se...Read on...

Home
Posted on: April 15, 2016

City Rules Regarding Sign Usage and Advertising on Parked Vehicles

April 15, 2016 – 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.

Rummage/Yard Sale Signage: Secti...Read on...

Home
Posted on: March 31, 2016

Reminders about Parking in the City

March 31, 2016 – With the Great Lakes Loons’ first home game set for April 9 and an increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic likely to occur, the City of Midland would like to remind citizens of parking regulations in the city.

There is a multitude o...Read on...

Home
Posted on: April 8, 2016

Get in the Swim of Summer – Swim Passes Available

April 8, 2016 – It might still be chilly outside but it is time to start thinking about the warm days of summer!

SWIM PASSES: Season swim passes are now on sale at the Parks and Recreation Office and will be available at the pool on Wednesday, June ...Read on...

Home
Posted on: March 24, 2016

City of Midland Seeks Boards & Commissions Members: Application Deadline April 22

March 24, 2016 – City residents interested in the Midland community, get involved! The City is accepting applications to fill positions on various City boards and commissions.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m., Friday, April 22, 2016. Forms...Read on...

Home

News Flash

Posted on: January 22, 2021

'Jingle Your Own Way' at Postponed Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk

A Caucasian woman's hand holds red and green bells out into the air

January 22, 2021 – Downtown Midland invites people of all ages and abilities to bring out their holiday sweaters and “jingle their own way” with a free After the Holidays Edition of the annual Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk.

Between...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Winter 2020 Tax Deadline is Tuesday February 16

A calculator and pen with green, pink, and yellow paperclips

January 22, 2021 – The City of Midland reminds property owners that the last day for payment of Winter 2020 taxes, without penalty, is Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Winter tax bills may be paid by cash or check at the Midland City Treasure...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Parks & Recreation Presents 'The Grand Experience' This Fall

The Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island

January 15, 2021 - Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with mParks (Michigan Recreation and Park Association) announces the tenth-annual all-inclusive travel experience to the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.  

 The trip ...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Position Available on Center City Authority Board

A red pot of green and purple flowers sits by a roadside with a store in the background

January 15, 2021 – The City Manager’s office is accepting applications to fill a position on the Center City Authority Board.  The position will fill an unexpired term to end June 30, 2022. 

The Center City Authority B...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Adopt a Fire Hydrant This Winter

Red fire hydrant in a yard

January 15, 2021 – 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.

Residents...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Parks & Recreation Postpones MidWinter Chill Sled Races

A cardboard sled that looks like a space shuttle with a young boy and a mother inside

January 8, 2021 – Out of an abundance of caution amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, City of Midland Parks and Recreation has announced that the MidWinter chill cardboard sled races scheduled for Saturday, January 23 at Midland City For...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: January 7, 2021

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

Buttles Street corridor from a drone camera

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, January 11 at 7 p...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Residents Reminded to Keep Recycling Magnets through 2023

Crushed plastic bottles and other plastic materials on a white background

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...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: January 8, 2021

MCTV Honors 2020 Media Creators at Virtual Honors Night

A multi-colored director's clapboard

January 8, 2021 – In accordance with COVID-19 prevention guidelines, MCTV cancelled its annual Honors Night recognition banquet in November 2020 – but staff is still celebrating the community members who created local content ...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: December 30, 2020

Downtown Parking Enforcement Resumes January 6

A view of downtown with red flower, a red car on the road, and brown brick

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-hour park...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Dispose of Christmas Trees during Heavy Item & Brush Collection

A green pine tree sits in a silver trash can upside down on a white snow bank

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...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: December 15, 2020

DDA Hires Farley as Downtown Events Coordinator

A Caucasian young woman smiles

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 planning and execution of...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: December 11, 2020

City Forest Chalet, Operations to Remain Closed for Winter

Exterior of the City Forest Chalet with a wreath

December 11, 2020 – Out of an abundance of caution amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, City of Midland Parks and Recreation will not open Midland City Forest for winter operations during the winter 2020 season. 

The City Forest ...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Leave Snow Plowing to the City This Winter

A yellow City plow truck pushes snow off the road shoulder with an orange plow blade

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 ...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: December 11, 2020

2021 City Calendars Hitting Mailboxes Soon

A cover of the 2021 City Calendar with photos of a dog, a bridge, flowers, and more

December 11, 2020 The 2021 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 14.

The City&...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Sanitary Landfill Resumes Winter Hours

Yellow rim and black tire of a large construction vehicle

December 4, 2020 – With the Thanksgiving holiday now over, the City of Midland’s Sanitary Landfill has resumed its regular winter hours through February 2021.

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

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Yard Waste Collection Ends for Season December 11

A metal rake with green leaves and branches

December 2, 2020 – 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 Kraft...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: November 25, 2020

City Mails Winter 2020 Tax Notices

A calculator and pen with green, pink, and yellow paperclips

November 25, 2020 – 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, 2020 through February 16, 2021.  Propert...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: November 6, 2020

On-street Parking: Rules of the Road

Toy cars in a parking lot

November 6, 2020 – 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&rsqu...
Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: October 30, 2020

City Resumes Water Shutoffs Due to Non-payment

A silver sink with water flowing from the tap

October 30, 2020 – In accordance with recent updates to executive orders and directives during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Midland will resume issuing water shutoffs due to non-payment effective Monday, November 2.

Shutoffs due to...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: October 30, 2020

2021 Citizens Academy Canceled Due to COVID-19

The exterior of Midland City Hall

October 30, 2020 – Out of an abundance of caution amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Midland has canceled its 2021 Citizens Academy. 

The 10-week course, which provides residents with a behind-the-scenes look at loc...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Hollingsworth, Seibert Named 2020 Police, Firefighter of Year

Three people stand with gold plaques

October 23, 2020  Two dedicated team members from the City of Midland were recently selected as the 2020 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Police and Firefighter of the Year award winners. Midland Police Department Officer Ty...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: October 21, 2020

City Receives USDA Grant for Center City Redevelopment

Several men and a woman stand with a large, square white check in front of a gray building

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...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Shake Your Mailbox to Prepare for Plowing Season

A row of black mailboxes with red flags covered in snow

October 9, 2020 – The City of Midland Department of Public Services (DPS) wants to see you shake it: your mailbox, that is!

 

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

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: October 5, 2020

City Receives Grants for Miracle Field, Library, Riverside Place

An aerial photo of Midland's Tridge and the downtown area, including the river

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...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Keep Waterways Clean & Debris-Free

A peaceful stream with sunlight

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

 In addition to being a violation of the City’...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: September 11, 2020

MPD Announces Name, Start Date for New K9

A large brown and black dog with a red collar sits on a white tile floor

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

The two-year old Germ...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: September 1, 2020

City Hires Wyatt for Community Development Planner Role

A white man with glasses and a blue plaid shirt

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

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

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: August 14, 2020

New Digital Tool Helps Residents Know What to Recycle

Crushed plastic bottles and other plastic materials on a white background

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

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: June 26, 2020

City Mails Updated Recycling Schedules, Info to Residents

Green refuse can

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...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Midland Fire Department Receives Sensory Kit Donations

Four firefighters in uniform stand in front of a red fire truck holding toys

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...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Update on Notice of Sanitary Sewer Overflow

The Tittabawassee Ribver floods the Tridge area in downtown Midland

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

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Midland County Damage Assessment Report Submitted to State

A flooded downtown Midland

June 8, 2020 - The results of the flooding event that began on May 18, 2020 have been catastrophic for Midland County residents, businesses and non-profit agencies.

Preliminary Damage assessments have been submitted for nearly 2500 homes, business...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - June 5, 3 p.m.

A flooded downtown Midland

New Phone Number for American Red Cross Long-Term Shelter Needs

Residents who are still displaced from their homes and have long-term sheltering needs should be advised that a new phone number is available to call for assistance.

The new phone number for th...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Mental Health Resources Available for Midland County

A white man's hands at a table

June 2, 2020 - Community Mental Health for Central Michigan (CMHCM) is offering a variety of services to its communities via telephone and teletherapy options during this challenging time. In addition to existing service, CMHCM is now offering sh...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - June 2, 5 p.m.

A flooded downtown Midland

June 2, 2020 - Thunderstorms are likely between midnight and 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph, hail up to one (1) inch in diameter, and heavy rainfall are possible. Rainfall in excess of 1 inch will also be possible. ...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Additional Vaccine Clinics Planned for Midland County

A flooded downtown Midland

June 2, 2020 - The Midland County Department of Public Health will be hosting additional vaccine clinics to provide vaccinations that can protect residents in the event they are injured while working in flood-contaminated areas. Injuries sustaine...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Well Testing Kits for Residents with Flooded Groundwater Wells

An overheard view of Downtown Midland and the Tridge

June 2, 2020 - Midland County residents whose groundwater wells were impacted by flood waters should have their water tested to ensure it was not contaminated. Flood waters can contain numerous pathogens, chemicals, and other materials that can m...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Critical Information for Repair, Rebuilding in the Floodplain

A flooded downtown Midland

June 1, 2020 -  As Midland County moves into the rebuilding phase of flood recovery, it is imperative to know the requirements for construction permits and inspections for flood-damaged properties and infrastructure.

Property owners in Mi...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Future Flood Preparedness Following 2020 Flooding

The Tittabawassee Ribver floods the Tridge area in downtown Midland

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...

Read on...

News Carousel
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Building Department Provides Guidance for Condemned Property Owners

A white man's hands at a table

May 29, 2020 – The City of Midland is providing guidance to property owners whose homes or buildings have been condemned due to structural damage sustained during the recent flooding event.

Condemnation of a structure means that the stru...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 29, 6 p.m.

A flooded downtown Midland

May 29, 2020, 6:00 p.m. - As rain showers leave the area late Friday night early Saturday morning, chance of precipitation falls significantly for the remainder of the weekend. Following are updates related to flood recovery resources and activit...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 28, 6:30 p.m.

A flooded downtown Midland

May 28, 2020, 6:30 p.m. - Rain showers are expected overnight on Thursday into Friday morning with less than one (1) inch of precipitation expected. Pop-up storms may produce heavy rainfall at times but are not expected to be severe. COVID-19 Mas...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 27, 6 pm

A flooded downtown Midland

May 27, 2020 - A narrow band of heavy rain is possible over portions of the central Great Lakes region Thursday through Thursday night. At this time, 1 to up to 2 inches of precipitation is expected, mainly northwest of the area, but potentially ...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 26, 7 p.m.

The Tittabawassee Ribver floods the Tridge area in downtown Midland

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

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

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 25, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 25, 6:30 p.m.

The Tittabawassee Ribver floods the Tridge area in downtown Midland

May 25, 2020 - As of 5:45 p.m. Monday, May 25, the Tittabawassee River level was 15.95 feet and receding. This is below the flood stage of 24 feet.

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

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 25, 2020

Guidance for Water Removal from Basements

Yellow tape with black Caution on it amidst a green background

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

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 24, 2020

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

A flooded downtown Midland

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

Midland County Damage Assessment

Midland County Emergency Management is taking damage report...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 23, 2020

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

A flooded downtown Midland

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

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

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Update on Temporary Housing Options for Displaced Residents

A flooded downtown Midland

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

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 21, 2020

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

A flooded downtown Midland

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

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

Many...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Residents Asked to Report Flood Damages via Online Form

A Caucasian man's hand rests on the keyboard of a laptop computer

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

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Press Conference Scheduled re: Ongoing Midland County Flooding

A flooded downtown Midland

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

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

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 20, 2020

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

The Tittabawassee Ribver floods the Tridge area in downtown Midland

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

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 20, 2020

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

The Tittabawassee Ribver floods the Tridge area in downtown Midland

MEDIA ADVISORY

Press Conference re: Ongoing Midland County Flooding Conditions

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – 2:30 p.m.

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

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Notice to Public on Sanitary Sewer Overflow - May 19, 2020

An aerial photo of Midland's Tridge and the downtown area, including the river

 May 19, 2020  The City of Midland Wastewater Plant has notified the public of an ongoing sanitary sewer overflow event related to current flooding conditions in the City of Midland. The overflow is anticipated to con...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 19, 2020, 12 p.m.

The Tittabawassee Ribver floods the Tridge area in downtown Midland

May 19, 2020 - As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, the Tittabawassee River level was 28.46 feet and rising.  The Tittabawassee River is expected to crest at 30.6 feet by 2 a.m. Wednesday, May 20.

Edenville and Sanford Dams remain structurally ...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Flood Warning, Rising River Levels in Midland County

An aerial photo of Midland's Tridge and the downtown area, including the river

May 18, 2020, 6:30 p.m. - The National Weather Service (NWS) in Detroit has issued a flood warning for Midland County through the morning of Thursday, May 21. At this time, NWS has forecast the Tittabawassee River to crest at 32.4 feet, about 8.4...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Midland Mayor, City Manager Testify Before US House Forum

A Caucasian woman with a red shirt stands at a podium near an American flag

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...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: April 20, 2020

DDA Stimulus Program Raises $87,500 for Downtown

Raise Up Downtown Gift Card Stimulus Program

April 20, 2020 – In just 48 hours, the Raise Up Downtown gift card stimulus program launched by the Midland Downtown Development Authority has raised $87,500 in monetary support for downtown business impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pa...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: April 7, 2020

First COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Midland County

A Coronavirus under a microscope

Contact: Fred Yanoski, MPH Director/Health OfficerOffice: (989) 837-6574

April 7, 2020 - The Midland County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) received notification today of the first local death attributed to COVID-19. The individual was an elde...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Sign Up for City's Permanent Absentee Voter List

Absentee ballot image

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...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Playgrounds in All City Parks Closed Until Further Notice

Yellow tape with black Caution on it amidst a green background

March 30, 2020 – Out of an abundance of caution amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, City of Midland Parks and Recreation has closed the playground equipment in all City of Midland-maintained parks effective immediately until further not...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: March 27, 2020

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

A group of Miracle League players in wheelchairs and standing flexing their arms

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...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Annual Midland Drinking Water Quality Report Available

Tap in a kitchen with water

March 27, 2020 – The City of Midland’s 2019 Drinking Water Quality Report is now available online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/waterreport.

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

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Help Keep Waterways Clean & Debris- Free

A forest stream with green trees, flowing over grey rocks

March 27, 2020 – The City of Midland reminds residents to help keep our local waterways clean and free of garbage and pollutants.

In addition to being a violation of the City’s Code of Ordinances, dumping materials into waterwa...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Currie Municipal Golf Course Manager Named “General Manager of the Year”

The Currie Golf Course clubhouse in the early morning

March 20, 2020 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Currie Municipal Golf Course General Manager and Director of Operations Paul Milholland has been named the 2019 Central Region General Manager of the Year by Billy Casper Golf (BCG...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: March 19, 2020

First Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Midland County

An overheard view of Downtown Midland and the Tridge

Contact: Fred Yanoski, MPH Director/Health OfficerOffice: (989) 837-6574

March 19, 2020 - Laboratory testing has identified Midland County’s first positive case for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is an adult female wit...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Midland Citizens Academy Graduates 25 New Participants

A group of adults in black fleece jackets stand in front of a projection screen

March 13, 2020 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that the 14th class of the annual Citizens Academy has graduated! Twenty-five residents attended an informal graduation ceremony in Council Chambers of Midland City Hall on Wed...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Midland Police Department Receives Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation

A black MPD SUV sits on green grass in front of the Tridge on a sunny day

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...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Nicole Ford Selected as Midland Police Department Chief

A white female police chief with a blue hat on a gray background with a US flag

January 29, 2020 – After a nationwide search, the City of Midland is pleased to announce that Nicole Ford has been hired as the new chief of police for the Midland Police Department. She is the first female chief of police to serve the City of M...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Service Updates at the MCTV Network

A phone with white earbuds and an orange screen

January 31, 2020 – Midland Community Television (MCTV) is pleased to announce that it has expanded its media services available to residents and nonprofit organizations in the Midland community.

Midland County residents and nonprofit org...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Parks & Recreation Receives $300K Grant for Miracle Field

A white dirty baseball sits in an old brown baseball mitt

July 12, 2019 – City of Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that it has received a $300,000 grant from the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation to be used towards construction of the City’s Midland Miracle Field.

Located in ...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: July 5, 2019

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

The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library on a summer day

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...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Residents Reminded of Updates to City Fireworks Ordinance

Red, white, and blue fireworks on a black sky

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...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel
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...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Carousel

News Flash

Posted on: January 22, 2021

'Jingle Your Own Way' at Postponed Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk

January 22, 2021 – Downtown Midland invites people of all ages and abilities to bring out their holiday sweaters and “jingle their own way” with a free After the Holidays Edition of the annual Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk.

Between...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Winter 2020 Tax Deadline is Tuesday February 16

January 22, 2021 – The City of Midland reminds property owners that the last day for payment of Winter 2020 taxes, without penalty, is Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Winter tax bills may be paid by cash or check at the Midland City Treasure...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Parks & Recreation Presents 'The Grand Experience' This Fall

January 15, 2021 - Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with mParks (Michigan Recreation and Park Association) announces the tenth-annual all-inclusive travel experience to the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.  

The trip will take ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Adopt a Fire Hydrant This Winter

January 15, 2021 – 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.

Residents...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Position Available on Center City Authority Board

January 15, 2021 – The City Manager’s office is accepting applications to fill a position on the Center City Authority Board.  The position will fill an unexpired term to end June 30, 2022. 

 

The Cent...

Read on...

News Releases
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...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2021

MCTV Honors 2020 Media Creators at Virtual Honors Night

January 8, 2021 – In accordance with COVID-19 prevention guidelines, MCTV cancelled its annual Honors Night recognition banquet in November 2020 – but staff is still celebrating the community members who created local content ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Parks & Recreation Postpones MidWinter Chill Sled Races

January 8, 2021 – Out of an abundance of caution amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, City of Midland Parks and Recreation has announced that the MidWinter chill cardboard sled races scheduled for Saturday, January 23 at Midland City For...

Read on...

News Releases
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...

Read on...

News Releases
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-...

Read on...

News Releases
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...

Read on...

News Releases
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...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

2021 City Calendars Hitting Mailboxes Soon

December 11, 2020 The 2021 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 14.

The City&...

Read on...

News Releases
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 ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

City Forest Chalet, Operations to Remain Closed for Winter

December 11, 2020 – Out of an abundance of caution amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, City of Midland Parks and Recreation will not open Midland City Forest for winter operations during the winter 2020 season. 

The City Forest ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Sanitary Landfill Resumes Winter Hours

December 4, 2020 – With the Thanksgiving holiday now over, the City of Midland’s Sanitary Landfill has resumed its regular winter hours through February 2021.

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

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Yard Waste Collection Ends for Season December 11

December 2, 2020 – 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 Kraft...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2020

City Mails Winter 2020 Tax Notices

November 25, 2020 – 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, 2020 through February 16, 2021. &nb...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2020

On-street Parking: Rules of the Road

November 6, 2020 – 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&rsqu...
Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2020

2021 Citizens Academy Canceled Due to COVID-19

October 30, 2020 – Out of an abundance of caution amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Midland has canceled its 2021 Citizens Academy. 

The 10-week course, which provides residents with a behind-the-scenes look at loc...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2020

City Resumes Water Shutoffs Due to Non-payment

October 30, 2020 – In accordance with recent updates to executive orders and directives during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Midland will resume issuing water shutoffs due to non-payment effective Monday, November 2.

 Shuto...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Hollingsworth, Seibert Named 2020 Police, Firefighter of Year

October 23, 2020  Two dedicated team members from the City of Midland were recently selected as the 2020 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Police and Firefighter of the Year award winners. Midland Police Department ...

Read on...

News Releases
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...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Shake Your Mailbox to Prepare for Plowing Season

October 9, 2020 – The City of Midland Department of Public Services (DPS) wants to see you shake it: your mailbox, that is!

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

Read on...

News Releases
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...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Keep Waterways Clean & Debris-Free

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

 In addition to being a violation of the City’...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

MPD Announces Name, Start Date for New K9

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

The two-year old Germ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Downtown to Launch New Brand, Website September 10

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

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

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

City Hires Wyatt for Community Development Planner Role

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

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

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

New Digital Tool Helps Residents Know What to Recycle

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

Read on...

News Releases
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...

Read on...

News Releases
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...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Update on Notice of Sanitary Sewer Overflow

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

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - June 5, 3 p.m.

New Phone Number for American Red Cross Long-Term Shelter Needs

Residents who are still displaced from their homes and have long-term sheltering needs should be advised that a new phone number is available to call for assistance.

The new phone number for th...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - June 2, 5 p.m.

June 2, 2020 - Thunderstorms are likely between midnight and 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph, hail up to one (1) inch in diameter, and heavy rainfall are possible. Rainfall in excess of 1 inch will also be possible. ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Well Testing Kits for Residents with Flooded Groundwater Wells

June 2, 2020 - Midland County residents whose groundwater wells were impacted by flood waters should have their water tested to ensure it was not contaminated. Flood waters can contain numerous pathogens, chemicals, and other materials that can m...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Critical Information for Repair, Rebuilding in the Floodplain

June 1, 2020 - As Midland County moves into the rebuilding phase of flood recovery, it is imperative to know the requirements for construction permits and inspections for flood-damaged properties and infrastructure.

Property owners in Midland Coun...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 31

May 31, 2020 - Sunday’s weather is clear and sunny and the week ahead is currently forecasted to have a slight chance of rain on and off with possible morning thunderstorms on Wednesday and again in the afternoon on Friday.

Following are...

Read on...

News Releases
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...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Building Department Provides Guidance for Condemned Property Owners

May 29, 2020 – The City of Midland is providing guidance to property owners whose homes or buildings have been condemned due to structural damage sustained during the recent flooding event.

Condemnation of a structure means that the stru...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 29, 6 p.m.

May 29, 2020, 6:00 p.m. - As rain showers leave the area late Friday night early Saturday morning, chance of precipitation falls significantly for the remainder of the weekend. Following are updates related to flood recovery resources and activit...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 28, 6:30 p.m.

May 28, 2020, 6:30 p.m. - Rain showers are expected overnight on Thursday into Friday morning with less than one (1) inch of precipitation expected. Pop-up storms may produce heavy rainfall at times but are not expected to be severe. COVID-19 Mas...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 27, 6 p.m.

May 27, 2020 - A narrow band of heavy rain is possible over portions of the central Great Lakes region Thursday through Thursday night. At this time, 1 to up to 2 inches of precipitation is expected, mainly northwest of the area, but potentially ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 25, 6:30 p.m.

May 25, 2020 - As of 5:45 p.m. Monday, May 25, the Tittabawassee River level was 15.95 feet and receding. This is below the flood stage of 24 feet.

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

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2020

Guidance for Water Removal from Basements

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

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2020

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

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

Midland County Damage Assessment

Midland County Emergency Management is taking damage reports for the recent flooding in Mid...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2020

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

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

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

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Update on City Sanitary Sewer Service Disruption

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

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

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

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

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

Many...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Midland Fairgrounds Open for Displaced Residents

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

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Residents Asked to Report Flood Damages via Online Form

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

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Press Conference: Ongoing Midland County Flooding Conditions

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

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

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

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

May 20, 2020, 1:45 p.m. - As of 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, the Tittabawassee River level is 35.01 feet and rising with an expected crest of 38 feet around 8 p.m. tonight. A flood warning for Midland County remains in effect indefinitely at th...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Press Conference Scheduled re: Ongoing Midland County Flooding (May 20)

MEDIA ADVISORY

Press Conference re: Ongoing Midland County Flooding Conditions

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – 2:30 p.m.

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

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Notice of Sanitary Sewer Overflow - May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020  The City of Midland Wastewater Plant has notified the public of an ongoing sanitary sewer overflow event related to current flooding conditions in the City of Midland. The overflow is anticipated to continue unti...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 19, 2020, 12 p.m.

May 19, 2020 - As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, the Tittabawassee River level was 28.46 feet and rising.  The Tittabawassee River is expected to crest at 30.6 feet by 2 a.m. Wednesday, May 20.

Edenville and Sanford Dams remain structurally ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Flood Warning, Rising River Levels in Midland County

May 18, 2020, 6:30 p.m. - The National Weather Service (NWS) in Detroit has issued a flood warning for Midland County through the morning of Thursday, May 21. At this time, NWS has forecast the Tittabawassee River to crest at 32.4 feet, about 8.4...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2020

New Digital Services Help Unleash Your Inner Artist

May 15, 2020 – As Michigan’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” orders continue to keep residents at home, the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library now offers two new digital resources that provide a creative outlet for patro...

Read on...

News Releases
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...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2020

DDA Stimulus Program Raises $87,500 for Downtown

April 20, 2020 – In just 48 hours, the Raise Up Downtown gift card stimulus program launched by the Midland Downtown Development Authority has raised $87,500 in monetary support for downtown business impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pa...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2020

First COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Midland County

MIDLAND, MI. - The Midland County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) received notification today of the first local death attributed to COVID-19. The individual was an elderly male with underlying health conditions. He was hospitalized and passe...

Read on...

News Releases
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...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Now Available

March 27, 2020 – The City of Midland’s 2019 Drinking Water Quality Report is now available online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/waterreport.

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

Read on...

News Releases
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...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Help Keep Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

March 27, 2020 – The City of Midland reminds residents to help keep our local waterways clean and free of garbage and pollutants.

In addition to being a violation of the City’s Code of Ordinances, dumping materials into waterwa...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Currie Municipal Golf Course Manager Named “General Manager of the Year”

March 20, 2020 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Currie Municipal Golf Course General Manager and Director of Operations Paul Milholland has been named the 2019 Central Region General Manager of the Year by Billy Casper Golf (BCG...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

First Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Midland County

Contact: Fred Yanoski, MPH Director/Health OfficerOffice: (989) 837-6574

March 19, 2020 - Laboratory testing has identified Midland County’s first positive case for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is an adult female wit...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Midland Citizens Academy Graduates 25 New Participants

March 13, 2020 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that the 14th class of the annual Citizens Academy has graduated! Twenty-five residents attended an informal graduation ceremony in Council Chambers of Midland City Hall on Wed...

Read on...

News Releases
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...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Service Updates at the MCTV Network

January 31, 2020 – Midland Community Television (MCTV) is pleased to announce that it has expanded its media services available to residents and nonprofit organizations in the Midland community.

Midland County residents and nonprofit org...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Nicole Ford Selected as Midland Police Department Chief

January 29, 2020 – After a nationwide search, the City of Midland is pleased to announce that Nicole Ford has been hired as the new chief of police for the Midland Police Department. She is the first female chief of police to serve the City of M...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Midland Parks & Recreation Receives $300K Grant for Miracle Field

July 12, 2019 – City of Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that it has received a $300,000 grant from the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation to be used towards construction of the City’s Midland Miracle Field.

Located in ...

Read on...

News Releases
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...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2019

City Water/Sewer Billing Office to Offer Electronic Billing

June 27, 2019 – Effective July 1, 2019, the City of Midland Water/Sewer Billing Office will offer electronic billing (e-billing) options for water/sewer bills. When a bill is posted, the account holder will receive an email notification...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Midland City Councilwoman Brown Wilhelm Elected to Michigan Municipal League Board of Directors

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...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Buttles Street Road Diet Project Begins Monday, May 14

May 11, 2018 - On Monday, May 14, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close the far right lane of US-10 BR/Buttles Street from Jerome Street to State Street to begin implementing a planned road diet study.

This lane closure begins a three...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2016

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Available on City Website

June 17, 2016 – The City of Midland’s 2015 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’s efforts to ensure the safety...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2016

Guyer Joins City of Midland as Communications Coordinator

June 17, 2016 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Katie Guyer has joined the staff this week as Communications Coordinator.

Guyer brings more than 10 years of marketing and communications expertise to the position, including experience wi...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2016

Midland Downtown Development Authority Announces Redevelopment Design Review Sessions

June 17, 2016 – Having completed its first round of public input sessions earlier this month, the Midland Downtown Development Authority (DDA) invites community members to review initial design concepts and provide feedback for the downtown streetscape re...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2016

Parks and Recreation’s Lifetime Education and Adventure Program (L.E.A.P.) Set to Start

June 17, 2016 – The City of Midland’s popular summer recreation program for adults who have disabilities kicks off Monday, June 20.

Midland’s Lifetime Education and Adventure Program (L.E.A.P.) features supervised activities to broaden experiences an...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2016

Midland Residents Hold the Key to Unlock the BEST SECRET GARDENS in Midland!

June 10, 2016 – Nominate a friend, a neighbor or even someone you don’t know for the first-ever Secret Garden Contest!

The Secret Garden Contest is an opportunity to raise awareness for the America in Bloom Competition in the City of Midland by allow...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2016

Pere-Marquette Rail Trail Closure for Water Project

June 10, 2016 – On Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16 City of Midland Water Distribution will be performing water main maintenance in preparation for an upcoming water main replacement project on W. Main Street from Jerome Street to Post Street.
...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2016

Intersection Closures as part of the W. Sugnet Road Extension Project

June 10, 2016 – On Monday afternoon, June 13 as well as Tuesday, June 14, the intersections of W. Sugnet Drive/Whiting Drive and Dublin Avenue/Countryside Drive will be closed to traffic for street paving activities as part of the W. Sugnet Road Extension...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2016

Parks with Water Features Open

June 3, 2016 – The City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department has opened the Gerstacker and Longview sprayparks for the season.

Gerstacker Spraypark, located at 100 Ashman Street near the Tridge, features waterspouts for families looking to spli...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2016

Pay City Parking Tickets Online or by Phone

May 20, 2016 – City of Midland parking tickets can now be paid online or by phone. To pay online, visit www.parkingticketpayment.com/midland. To pay by phone, call 1-855-352-9605. A $3.50 convenience fee is charged for these payments. Parking ticket p...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2016

Now Accepting Appreciation of Beautification Nomination Forms

May 20, 2016 – Midland’s Beautification Advisory Committee would like you to nominate a friend, neighbor, or even someone you don’t know for doing an outstanding job of making Midland more beautiful.

The committee is accepting nominations for the annua...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2016

Library Closed Sundays in Summer

May 20, 2016 – Beginning Sunday, May 29, the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will be closed on Sundays during the summer months. Sunday hours of 1-5 p.m. will resume on September 11.

Call 989-837-3430 with any questions.

-30-Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2016

City Offices Close for Memorial Day

May 20, 2016 – All City of Midland offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday.

Residents with Monday and Tuesday refuse collections should place items at the curb on Tuesday, May 31. Items should be placed at ...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2016

Jefferson Avenue Overpass Detour Planned as MDOT Schedules Local Bridge Work for Summer

May 13, 2016 – Midland motorists will want to plan routes accordingly as the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) gears up to begin work in July on three US-10 bridges and overpasses at Eastman Avenue, Jefferson Avenue and Waldo Road.
Work on the...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Weed and Grass Trimming Reminders

May 13, 2016 – 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, Chapter 26 of the ordinance per...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Local Pitch, Hit & Run Winners Advance to Sectionals

May 13, 2016 – On Saturday, May 7, the Midland Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Great Lakes Loons hosted the City of Midland’s annual Pitch, Hit and Run baseball/softball skills competition. Each participant competed in three event...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2016

Bike/Walk Midland: Bike to Work Week

May 6, 2016 – When is the last time you smelled the lilacs in springtime during your morning commute? Or pulled into the parking lot with a big smile on your face, pumped with endorphins and ideas? Or lost weight just by going back and forth to work eve...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2016

Reminders about Dog Control within City

May 6, 2016 – The City of Midland would like to remind dog owners of City regulations that promote safety and an attractive community:

Section 3-17 of the Code of Ordinances states:
It shall be unlawful for any person to permit or allow any dog, wheth...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Pitch, Hit & Run Competition Scheduled for May 7

April 29, 2016 – The City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Great Lakes Loons, will host the 2016 Pitch, Hit & Run Competition on Saturday, May 7. This year’s event will take place at Dow Diamond from 10 a.m. – Noon. ...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2016

MCTV Used Video Production Equipment Sale

April 29, 2016 – The MCTV Network will hold a used video production equipment sale on Friday, May 6 in MCTV’s studio in the lower level of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library in Midland. Equipment will be available for viewing from Noon until 4 p.m.

Equ...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2016

Yard Waste Collection Stickers Required Beginning May 2

April 22, 2016 – 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 starting Monday, May 2.

Yard waste is collec...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2016

Free Woodchips Available to Midland Residents

April 22, 2016 – The City of Midland currently has free woodchips at the Central Park parking lot on Collins Street across from Central Park Elementary School, formerly Central Middle School. The chips are available to residents on a first come, first se...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2016

Dublin Avenue Closure/Detour Set for Monday

April 22, 2016 – On Monday, April 25, Dublin Avenue, south of Countryside Drive, will be closed to traffic for storm sewer installation as part of the W. Sugnet Road extension project. A detour will be in effect to route motorists around the closure util...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2016

Apply to Host Exchange Student from Japan

April 21, 2016 – Midland’s Sister City of Handa, Japan is sending three high school students to Midland for three weeks this summer, July 23 to August 11, to learn about everyday life in our American community.

The City is seeking nine host families...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2016

Adams Drive Sewer Work Planned for Wednesday – Adams School Access Limited

April 19, 2016 – Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, the Wastewater Department will perform an emergency sanitary sewer repair on Adams Drive. Adams Elementary School will be accessible via Washington Street only.

Adams Drive will be closed ...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2016

City Rules Regarding Sign Usage and Advertising on Parked Vehicles

April 15, 2016 – 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.

Rummage/Yard Sale Signage: Secti...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2016

Ashman Street Lane Closures

April 14, 2016 – On Friday, April 15, Ashman Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic for storm sewer construction at the intersection of Harrison Street.

Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through the construction ar...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2016

Get in the Swim of Summer – Swim Passes Available

April 8, 2016 – It might still be chilly outside but it is time to start thinking about the warm days of summer!

SWIM PASSES: Season swim passes are now on sale at the Parks and Recreation Office and will be available at the pool on Wednesday, June ...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2016

Reminders about Parking in the City

March 31, 2016 – With the Great Lakes Loons’ first home game set for April 9 and an increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic likely to occur, the City of Midland would like to remind citizens of parking regulations in the city.

There is a multitude o...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2016

Legacy of President Ford @ the Library

March 31, 2016 – In this presidential election year, you can learn about Michigan’s only president in a program at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library on Thursday, April 7. “The Legacy of President Gerald R. Ford and the new Ford Museum” is the subject of ...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2016

Local Street Reconstruction Project Start-up

March 31, 2016 – On Monday, April 4, street reconstruction and utility work will begin on the following streets:

Noeske - Balfour to Helen
Harrison - Noeske to Ashman Princeton Court - Jefferson to the end of the court

These streets will be clo...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2016

Reserve a Softball Field for Team Practice

March 31, 2016 – Midland Softball Association teams registered for the 2016 season can reserve softball diamonds for team practice at Emerson Park and Redcoats Softball Complex beginning Wednesday, April 6.

Reservations may be made at the Parks and Re...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2016

Beach Volleyball Serves Up Summertime Fun

March 31, 2016 – Midland Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting beach volleyball team registrations for the 2016 summer season on Monday, April 4.

Midland Parks and Recreation’s beach volleyball leagues will begin on Monday, June 6. N...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2016

Help Keep Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

March 24, 2016 – The City of Midland reminds residents to help keep our local waterways clean and free of garbage and pollutants.

In addition to being a violation of the City’s Code of Ordinances, dumping materials into waterways has the potential to...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2016

Dublin Avenue Closure/Detour Set for Monday

March 24, 2016 – On Monday, March 28, Dublin Avenue, south of Countryside Drive, will be closed to traffic for storm sewer installation as part of the W. Sugnet Road extension project. A detour will be in effect to route motorists around the closure util...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2016

Time to Remove Winter Decorations from Midland Cemetery

March 24, 2016 – The deadline for property owners to remove winter decorations such as evergreen blankets and wreaths from plots at the Midland Cemetery is Monday, April 4. After that date, any remaining winter decorations will be removed and discarde...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2016

City of Midland Seeks Boards & Commissions Members: Application Deadline April 22

March 24, 2016 – City residents interested in the Midland community, get involved! The City is accepting applications to fill positions on various City boards and commissions.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m., Friday, April 22, 2016. Forms...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2016

City Performs Water Main Flushing

March 4, 2016 – The City of Midland will begin its annual water main flushing program Monday, March 7, 2016. Hydrants throughout the city will be systematically opened to clean and refresh the city’s drinking water distribution system.

Water main ...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2016

Board Positions Available on Center City Authority

March 4, 2016 – The Midland City Manager is accepting applications to fill two four-year terms on the Center City Authority (CCA).

The board is looking to fill two members-at-large positions that will expire June 30, 2020. These are new positions add...Read on...

News Releases