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Posted on: April 7, 2020

First COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Midland County

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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...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

City to Close Non-Essential Services Through April 13

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*UPDATES POSED AFTER MARCH 23 WILL APPEAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS MESSAGE*

March 23, 2020 – In accordance with the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order 2020-21 issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the City of Midland ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Refuse & Recycling Collection, DART Closed on Good Friday

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April 3, 2020 – City refuse and recycling collection and Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART) will see temporary service changes in observance of Good Friday on Friday, April 10.

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Heavy Item Appliance Collection Suspended Until Further Notice

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April 3, 2020 – Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Midland has suspended the collection of appliances during residents’ monthly heavy item collection until further notice.

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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: April 3, 2020

Reminder: Yard Waste Collection Postponed Through April 13

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April 3, 2020 – With all non-essential City services suspended through Monday, April 13, 2020 under Executive Order 2020-21 (“Stay Home, Stay Safe”) issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Monday, March 23, 2020, residents are...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Playgrounds in All City Parks Closed Until Further Notice

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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...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Guidance to Businesses, Residents on “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order

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March 26, 2020 – Following the issuance of “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order 2020-21 by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Monday, March 23, local government organizations in Midland County encourage the community&...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

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

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March 27, 2020 – City of Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that the organization is one step closer to building a barrier-free Miracle Field thanks to the generosity of the Midland community.

In February, Parks and Recreation la...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Annual Midland Drinking Water Quality Report Available

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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&...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Help Keep Waterways Clean & Debris- Free

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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...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Landfill Closed on Saturdays, Limits Weekday Hours Through April 13

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March 24, 2020 – In an effort to limit staff exposure in line with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order 2020-21, the City of Midland Sanitary Landfill will be closed on Saturda...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Fourth Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Midland County

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

March 22, 2020 - Laboratory testing has identified Midland County’s fourth positive case for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is a physic...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

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

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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...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Time to Remove Winter Decorations from Midland Cemetery

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March 20, 2020 – The deadline for property owners to remove winter decorations, such as evergreen blankets and wreaths from plots at the Midland Cemetery is Wednesday,  April 1.  After that date, any remaining winter d...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

First Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Midland County

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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...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

City Issues Update on Services, Facilities Regarding COVID-19

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March 13, 2020 – Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Midland has issued several service changes in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Grace A. Dow Memorial LibraryThe Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will be closed to the pu...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

City to Begin Water Main Flushing

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March 13, 2020 - The City of Midland will begin its annual water main flushing program Monday, March 16.  Hydrants throughout the city will be systematically opened to clean and refresh the city’s drinking water distribution system. &am...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Beach Volleyball Serves Up Summertime Fun

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March 13, 2020 – Midland Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting beach volleyball team registrations for the 2020 summer season on Monday, March 23.  

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Midland Citizens Academy Graduates 25 New Participants

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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...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

City Forest Winter Operations Now Closed

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March 6, 2020 – The City of Midland has closed the City Forest Chalet for winter recreation equipment rentals and concessions for the 2020 winter season.  The sledding hill is still available for use, weather permitting.

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

“First Person History” Lectures at the Library

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March 6, 2020 – There’s no better way to learn about history than from someone who has lived it, and the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library’s spring lecture series will give patrons the opportunity to do just that! &l...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Yoga Sessions at the Library

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March 6, 2020 – Join Certified Yoga Instructor Heather Emmons of Sunflower Healing Studios for a series of introductory yoga sessions at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library. Attend one, two, or all three sessions to improve flexibility, f...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

City Construction Projects Planned for Spring & Summer 2020

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February 28, 2020 – The City of Midland Engineering Department is ramping up for another busy construction season in 2020 with a variety of street reconstruction, resurfacing, and water main replacement projects on this year’s...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Announced

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February 28, 2020 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill has announced the 2020 dates for household hazardous waste collection:

  • Tuesday, April 21
  • Wednesday, June 17
  • Tuesday, August 11
  • Thursday, October 29

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Batter Up! Adult Softball Team Registration and Deadlines

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February 28, 2020 – Team registration for the 2020 Midland softball season is taking place now through Thursday, April 2 for slow pitch teams and Thursday, April 23 for fast pitch and modified teams.  Team registration fees wil...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Saturday Morning Landfill Hours Resume March 7

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February 14, 2020 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill resumes Saturday morning operations beginning March 7, 2020.

The Landfill will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturdays from March 7 through November 28, 2020....

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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: February 7, 2020

Volunteer Literacy Tutor Information Sessions at the Library

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February 7, 2020 – Residents are invited to learn how they could change a life by becoming a literacy tutor at one of three upcoming information sessions hosted by The Legacy Center for Community Success.

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Midland City Council Nominating Petitions Available

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February 7, 2020 – Persons who are interested in running as a candidate in the 2020 Midland City Council election this November must submit a nominating petition by Tuesday, April 21 at 4 p.m.

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Nicole Ford Selected as Midland Police Department Chief

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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...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Service Updates at the MCTV Network

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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.

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

City Clerk’s Office Seeks 2020 Election Inspectors

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January 17, 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: January 17, 2020

Absentee Voting Changes This Election Season

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January 17, 2020 – Following the passage of Proposal 3 in November 2018, all registered voters in the State of Michigan are permitted to vote absentee in any election without providing a reason. Absentee voting allows voters to cast their ballot...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Midland Girls Softball Announces Fast Pitch Spring League

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January 17, 2020 – Midland Girls Softball League (MGSL), in collaboration with Midland Parks and Recreation Department, announces spring girls’ softball registration. 

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

City Asks Residents to Adopt a Fire Hydrant This Winter

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January 17, 2020 – With the pending snowfall expected today – and likely more throughout the remainder of the winter weather season – the City of Midland asks residents to help Fire & Water Departments work by “...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Parks and Recreation Offers "The Grand Experience"

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January 10, 2020 - Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with mParks (Michigan Recreation and Park Association) announces the ninth-annual all-inclusive travel experience to the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. 

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

City Asks Residents to Leave Snow Plowing to the Experts

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December 13, 2019 – 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 6, 2019

Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Unveils New Website

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 December 6, 2019 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library has launched a newly-designed website aimed at providing patrons with a more user-friendly, streamlined online experience for Library services: www.gadml.org.

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Dial-A-Ride to Expand Saturday Bus Service Hours

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November 25, 2019 – Dial-A-Ride, the City of Midland’s curb-to-curb demand response bus service, has announced an expansion to its Saturday bus service hours. Effective Saturday, December 7, Dial-A-Ride bus service will be ava...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

On-street Parking: Rules of the Road

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November 8, 2019 – 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’d like t...
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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Change Clocks and Test Life Safety Devices this Sunday, November 3

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November 1, 2019 – As the time change approaches on Sunday, November 3, the Midland Fire Department encourages all residents to adopt a simple, lifesaving habit: changing smoke detector and carbon monoxide batteries when changing clocks...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Armstead, Polzin Honored as Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year

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October 18, 2019  Two of Midland’s dedicated first responders were honored earlier this week at the 2019 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Police and Firefighter of the Year Awards at Midland Country Club. Midland Police De...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Parks & Recreation Receives $100K Grant for Miracle Field

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October 11, 2019 – City of Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that it has received a $100,000 grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation to be used towards construction of the City’s barrier-free baseball field i...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Help Keep Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

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 October 4, 2019 – 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, 2019

City Hires Schwarz as Director of Water Services

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September 20, 2019 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Peter Schwarz has been hired as the Director of Water Services.

Schwarz returns to the City of Midland after serving as the General Manager of the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Wate...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Reminder: Flooding, Flood Insurance and Construction in the Floodplain

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September 6, 2019 – There are several flood hazard areas throughout the City of Midland.  Most flooding occurs from the Tittabawassee and Chippewa Rivers, Sturgeon and Snake Creeks, and Inman Drain, and can usually be forecast ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Grace A. Dow Library Reopens on Sundays

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August 30, 2019 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will open again on Sunday afternoons beginning on Sunday, September 8, 2019.  The Library will be open from 1– 5 p.m. on Sundays until Summer 2020.

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Residents Reminded to Obey 'Road Closed' Signs

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August 15, 2019 – As the 2019 orange barrel season comes to a close, the City of Midland reminds residents to obey all posted construction signs. Failure to comply with construction signs pose an immediate threat to worker safety and may cause da...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

City Welcomes Public Input on Downtown Parking Study

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 August 9, 2019 – The City of Midland invites the public to get involved in the Downtown Midland Parking Study by sharing their feedback at a public input session on Tuesday, August 20.

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Residents Invited to Attend Public Walking Tours, Info Sessions on Road Diet Trial

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July 31, 2019 – The City of Midland invites Midland residents and M-20 corridor users to an upcoming public information session regarding the future vision of Indian and Buttles streets, including a discussion on the current road diet t...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Parks & Recreation Receives $300K Grant for Miracle Field

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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.

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Students Selected for 2019 Sister City Student Exchange

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July 12, 2019 – The Midland-Handa Sister City Committee is pleased to introduce the three Midland students selected to travel to Handa, Japan for three weeks this month for its 2019 student exchange program.

Midland High School senior Luca Jolly,...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

City Hires New City Clerk, Announces Departmental Changes

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July 8, 2019 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Erica Armstrong has been hired as the new City Clerk effective July 10. The announcement comes following a departmental restructuring that will make the City Clerk’s Office...

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

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

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July 5, 2019 – An upcoming change to the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library’s catalog and check-out software system will limit the availability of free Library cards for residents living outside of the Library’s legal ser...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

City Water/Sewer Billing Office to Offer Electronic Billing

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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...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

City Promotes Frazee to Director of Wastewater Services

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June 27, 2019 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Patrick Frazee has been promoted to Director of Wastewater Services effective Monday, July 1, 2019.

Frazee was hired as the City’s Wastewater Superintendent in April 2016 f...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Investigation of Fatal Incident at Sanitary Landfill June 27

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June 27, 2019 - On Thursday, June 27, 2019 at approximately 8:51 am, MidMichigan EMS, Midland Fire Department and Midland Police Department were dispatched to 4311 E. Ashman St. at the City of Midland Sanitary Landfill. They were responding to a ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Updated Annual Midland Drinking Water Quality Report Available

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 June 20, 2019 – The City of Midland’s 2018 Drinking Water Quality Report, updated for additional information on lead, is now available online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/waterreport.

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Price Increases for City Refuse, Yard Waste Bins

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June 6, 2019 – Effective July 1, 2019, the cost to purchase a City of Midland refuse or yard waste bin will increase from $65 to $70. Bins are sold to residents at the City’s cost.

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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 9, 2019

Weed and Grass Trimming Reminders

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May 9, 2019  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 3, 2019

Reminders about Dog Control in the City

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May 3, 2019 – 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:

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

City Rules Regarding Sign Usage and Advertising on Parked Vehicles

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April 18, 2019 – 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: October 10, 2018

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

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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...

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