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Posted on: April 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City Buildings, Non-Essential Services Closed through April 30

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April 10, 2020 – In accordance with the updated “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order 2020-42 issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday, April 9, the City of Midland has extended the closure of all City buildings and facilities and suspension of all non-essential services through Thursday, April 30.

The following service changes, which were implemented under previous executive orders and public health directives, remain in effective through Thursday, April 30 unless otherwise noted:

  • Midland City Hall, Municipal Service Center, Water Treatment Plant, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Law Enforcement Center, Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, Midland Civic Arena, and all Midland Fire Department stations will remain closed to the public.
  • Rental certification inspections through the Building Department are suspended.
  • Visitors to Washington Woods and Riverside Place senior housing complexes are limited to essential care providers only.
  • The Sanitary Landfill will be closed to residential customers at all times and closed to all customers on Saturdays. Commercial customers may continue to utilize the facility Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Commercial landscapers and commercials customers dropping off yard waste and debris will not be permitted.
  • Weekly yard waste collection will begin Monday, April 13. No stickers will be required on yard waste bags or bins until Monday, May 18.
  • Monthly brush collection is suspended until Monday, May 4.
  • Monthly heavy item collection will continue as scheduled, but appliances will not be collected. Non-appliance, non-brush bulky items may still be set out for collection.
  • Dial-A-Ride Transportation will operate normal phone and bus service hours to provide rides for essential travel only.
  • Water service installations are suspended through Thursday, April 30.
  • The terminal building of the Jack Barstow Airport is closed. Pilots may continue to access hangars and purchase fuel as needed.
  • Building permits and inspection services will be limited to emergency needs only.
  • Public meetings of the Midland City Council and City boards, commissions, and committees will be evaluated on a meeting-by-meeting basis to assess their need to meet and take action on matters of significant importance. Public meetings that must be held will be done so electronically. A list of meetings to be held electronically will be updated regularly online at www.cityofmidlandmi,gov/emeetings.

Most non-essential City staff will be working remotely and responding to residents’ requests by phone and email to the best of their ability in line with the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. Residents are encouraged to conduct business with City staff via email or phone or on the City’s website, www.cityofmidlandmi.gov. To contact a City staff member or department by phone, residents can call the City Hall switchboard at 989-837-3300 and use the prompts to find the appropriate department.

City refuse and recycling collection and monthly heavy item collection (no brush or appliances) will continue as scheduled. Please have items placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m. on your scheduled day to receive collection.

Water and sewer bill payments will still be accepted during the closure. Residents can pay their bills online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/pay or submit payment by cash or check via the City’s secure drop box located inside the main doors of City Hall, 333 W. Ellsworth Street.

The City will continue to monitor public health information regarding COVID-19 and will reassess and alter its response as needed.

For the latest updates and information regarding the statewide response to COVID-19, please visit www.michigan.gov/coronavirus.

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