June 12, 2020 – In accordance with the City of Midland’s ongoing COVID-19 response, most City buildings will remain closed to the public until Monday, July 6 to allow for protective measures to be installed and rolled out in line with COVID-19 workplace requirements.
All previously-suspended City services will resume on Monday, June 15 unless impacted by flood-related activities.
Residents should be aware of the following service changes and updates:
- Midland City Hall, Municipal Service Center, Water Treatment Plant, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Midland Civic Arena, and all Midland Fire Department stations will remain closed to the public until Monday, July 6.
- The Law Enforcement Center will reopen to the public on Monday, June 15.
- The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library and Midland Community Television (MCTV) remain closed to the public until further notice due to damage sustained from the recent flooding event.
- Rental certification inspections through the Building Department will resume on Monday, June 15. Building Department staff will reach out directly to reschedule inspections that were postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
- Water service installations will resume on Monday, June 15.
- Visitors to Washington Woods senior living community is limited to essential care providers only until further notice. Riverside Place senior living community remains closed due to damage sustained in the recent flooding event.
- Monthly heavy item collection remains suspended citywide until flood debris collection has been completed. Final flood debris collection begins on Monday, June 15. Residents should set all flood-damaged items at the curb by Sunday, June 14 to ensure collection.
- The terminal building of the Jack Barstow Airport remains closed until Monday, July 6. Pilots may continue to access hangars and purchase fuel as needed.
- 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 through Monday, July 6. A list of meetings to be held electronically will be updated regularly online at www.cityofmidlandmi,gov/emeetings.
While some City staff will return to their physical offices on Monday, June 15, many staff will continue to work remotely and will respond to residents’ requests by phone and email to the best of their ability. Residents are encouraged to conduct business with City staff via email or phone or on the City’s website, www.cityofmidlandmi.gov, whenever possible. 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.
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. Please note that online bill pay will be unavailable on Wednesday, June 17 from approximately 12 – 6 p.m. for software upgrades.
Order forms and payments for City refuse and yard waste bins and bin stickers will still be processed during the closure. Residents should visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/publicservices to find, complete, and print the appropriate form and may: 1) mail their form and payment to the address on the form; 2) place their form and payment into an envelope and drop it into the secure drop box outside the Municipal Service Center, 4811 N. Saginaw Road; or 3) place their form and payment into an envelop and drop it into the secure drop box located inside the main doors of City Hall. For fastest processing, dropping forms and payments at the Municipal Service Center is recommended.
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.