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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 17, 2019

Library Closed on Sundays in Summer

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May 17, 2019 – Beginning Sunday, May 26, the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will be closed on Sundays during the summer months. Sunday hours from 1 to 5 p.m. will resume on September 8.

Call the Library at 989-837-3430 with any questions....

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

DDA to Host Adult Recess Downtown This Summer

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May 17, 2019 – If you’ve longed for the days when your life included recess, then you’re in luck: Adult Recess is coming to Downtown Midland!

The City of Midland and the Downtown Development Authority have teamed up t...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

City Offices Closed for Memorial Day

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May 17, 2019 – All City of Midland offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday.

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Now Accepting Nominations for Appreciation of Beautification Awards

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May 17, 2019 Midland’s Beautification Advisory Committee asks residents to nominate a friend, neighbor, or even someone they don’t know for making Midland more beautiful.

The committee is accepting nominations for th...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Notice of Sanitary Sewer Overflow, May 10

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May 10, 2019 – The City of Midland Wastewater Plant is notifying the public of a sanitary sewer overflow event that occurred on Friday, May 10.

An equipment malfunction at one of the City’s sanitary sewer pumping stations resul...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Townsend Street Reconstruction Begins Monday, May 13

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May 9, 2019 – Beginning Monday, May 13, a portion of Townsend Street in Midtown will be closed to through traffic as the road undergoes a street reconstruction and water main replacement project.

Townsend will be closed to through traffic from E....

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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 9, 2019

Local Pitch, Hit, & Run Winners Advance to Sectionals

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May 9, 2019 – On Saturday, May 4, 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 parti...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Yard Waste Collection Stickers Required Beginning Monday, May 6

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May 3, 2019 – The City of Midland’s free yard waste collection within the city of Midland ends for the spring season on Friday, May 3. Collection stickers for yard waste bags and bins will be required starting Monday, May 6.

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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:

It shall be unlawful for any person to permit or allow a...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Buchanan Drive Reconstruction Begins Wednesday, May 1

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April 26, 2019 – Beginning Wednesday, May 1, Buchanan Drive will be closed to through traffic as crews execute a street reconstruction and water main replacement project.

Buchanan Drive will be closed to through traffic from Coolidge Drive to the...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Haley Street Reconstruction Begins Monday, April 29

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April 26, 2019 – Beginning Monday, April 29, a portion of Haley Street will be closed to through traffic as crews execute a street reconstruction and water main replacement project.

Haley will be closed to through traffic from Indian Street to Je...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

City Adds Saturdays to Water Main Flushing Schedule

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April 26, 2019 - The City of Midland began its annual water main flushing program on Monday, March 25.  Due to inconsistent spring weather and a heavy spring workload, Water Distribution crews will begin flushing on Saturdays to complete the spri...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Airfield Lane Closed from Washington to Swede Beginning Monday

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April 18, 2019 – The 2019 City construction season kicks off on Monday, April 22 with a street reconstruction and water main installation project that will close Airfield Lane to through traffic.

Airfield Lane will be closed to through traffic fr...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Open Positions Available on City of Midland Boards and Commissions

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April 18, 2019 – Looking to make a difference in the Midland community? The City of Midland invites you to apply for open positions on one of the City’s boards and commissions

To complete an application, visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/boardscommiss...

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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: April 18, 2019

Get in the Swim of Summer – Swim Passes Available

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April 18, 2019 – It might still be chilly outside, but it’s already 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 ...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Midland Parks & Recreation Offers Senior Drop-in Softball

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April 11, 2019 – Beginning in April, any senior player age 50+ who is interested in playing softball will be welcome at Diamond 4 at Redcoats Softball Complex on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at 1 p.m. There is no cost to pla...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

E-books & More at the Library

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April 11, 2019 – Check out a new technology class at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library to learn more about the extra tools and services available to Library patrons!

This free class will teach you how to download free movies, music, book...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

City Joins Keep America Beautiful Network

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April 5, 2019 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that it has joined the affiliate network of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, with the certification of the Keep Midland Beautiful...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Video Inspections of City Sewers Begin April 9

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April 5, 2019 – Beginning Tuesday, April 9, wastewater asset management contractor RedZone Robotics will begin the process of visually inspecting over 1 million feet of City sewer lines as part of the improvement efforts recommended by the City&...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Parking Reminders in the City

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April 5, 2019 – With the Great Lakes Loons’ first home game set for April 6 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.

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Annual Midland Drinking Water Quality Report Available on City Website

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March 29, 2019 – The City of Midland’s 2018 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 29, 2019

Arbor Day Foundation Names Midland Tree City USA

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March 29, 2019 – Midland has been named a 2018 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Midland achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Help Keep Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

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March 29, 2019 – 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 25, 2019

Mayor Donker Receives Michigan Municipal League's Community Builder Award

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March 25, 2019 – Midland mayor Maureen Donker was recently honored with the Community Builder Award by the Michigan Municipal League during its annual Capital Conference Awards Gala March 19 in Lansing.

The award honors individuals whose leadersh...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

City to Perform Spring Water Main Flushing

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March 22, 2019 - The City of Midland will begin its annual water main flushing program Monday, March 25.  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 22, 2019

Currie Municipal Golf Course Named Facility of the Year by Billy Casper Golf

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March 22, 2019 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Currie Municipal Golf Course has been named the 2018 Central Region Facility of the Year by Billy Casper Golf (BCG).

The award, presented during BCG’s annual meeting last ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Midland Citizens Academy Graduates 25 Participants

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March 15, 2019 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that the 13th 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 15, 2019

Beach Volleyball Serves Up Summertime Fun

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March 15, 2019 – Midland Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting beach volleyball team registrations for the 2019 summer season on Monday, March 25.   

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

City Planning Director Receives 1st State Bank RUBY Award

Director of Planning & Community Development Grant Murschel

Grant Murschel (center) with former Midland City Manager Jon Lynch (left) and current City Manager Brad Kaye (right)

February 28, 2019 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Director of Planning and Community Development Grant...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

City Construction Projects Planned for Spring and Summer 2019

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February 22, 2019 – The City of Midland Engineering Department is ramping up for another busy construction season in 2019 with a variety of street reconstruction, resurfacing, and water main replacement projects on this year’s...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Announced

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February 22, 2019 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill has announced the 2019 dates for household hazardous waste collection:

  • Tuesday, April 23
  • Wednesday, June 19
  • Thursday, August 29
  • Wednesday, October 30

On these dates, at no charge, Midland Coun...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Saturday Morning Hours at Landfill Resume March 2

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February 15, 2019 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill resumes Saturday morning operations beginning March 2, 2019.

The Landfill will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturdays from March 2 through November 30, 2019....

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Beautification Advisory Committee Seeking New Member

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February 1, 2019 –The Beautification Advisory Committee is looking for a new member to serve the community – and the public is invited to apply!  

Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at City Hall. Members a...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Public Access, Government Affairs Podcasts Available from MCTV

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January 18, 2019 – Midland Community Television (MCTV) is pleased to announce two new podcast services that are now available to Midland residents and organizations: Community Voices and Government Affairs. These podcasts are an audio-o...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

January Media Creator Workshops at the MCTV Network

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January 4, 2019 – The Midland Community Television (MCTV) Network is offering media creator workshops to residents and nonprofit organizations located in Midland County. At these workshops, attendees will learn how MCTV can help share a...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Make It & Take It Craft Events at the Library

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January 4, 2019 – Beginning January 16, the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will host monthly Make It & Take It crafting events in the Orchard Room. Each month, guests can create a different craft to take home. The January 16 Make It ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Knitting and Crocheting at the Library

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January 4, 2019 – Starting January 8, the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will host a Knitting and Crocheting Circle every Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Orchard Room to build a community of knitters and croch...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Volunteers Needed at the MCTV Network

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January 4, 2019 – Help put the “community” in Midland Community Television (MCTV) by volunteering with MCTV this year! Join the many talented individuals and organizations that volunteer numerous hours to create loca...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

New Services Now Available for Residents, Nonprofits at MCTV

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December 21, 2018 – Midland Community Television (MCTV) has announced an expansion of services available to residents and nonprofit organizations in Midland that will help these groups promote services, share upcoming events, communicat...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

City Asks Residents to Leave Snow Plowing to the Experts

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December 14, 2018 – With winter weather already upon us, 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 Dep...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

On-Street Parking Reminders for City Residents

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November 2, 2018 – 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: October 26, 2018

2018 Police Officer, Firefighter of the Year Announced

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October 26, 2018  Two human City first responders and one with four legs were honored earlier this month at the 2018 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Police and Firefighter of the Year Awards at Midland Country Club. Midland Police ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Flood Insurance & Hazard Areas

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October 26, 2018 – As a result of the City of Midland’s exemplary floodplain management programs and services, Midland is rated by the Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) Community Rating System (CRS) as a Class 5 community....

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Notice of Sanitary Sewer Overflow on October 24

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October 25, 2018  The City of Midland Wastewater Plant has notified the public of a sanitary sewer overflow event that occurred yesterday, October 24.

On Wednesday, October 24, a contractor working in the area of Perrine Road a...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

City Water Department Offers Advice on Water Testing Phone Calls

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October 12, 2018 – The City of Midland Water Department has been advised that several residents in Midland have received telephone calls advertising water testing services. Typically, this is a sales call from an outside company attempt...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Final Vacation of S. Saginaw Rd Planned for Week of October 22

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October 10, 2018 – The final closure of a section of S. Saginaw Road in Midland will occur later this month, with a possible closure date as early as Monday, October 22.

The road vacation will permanently close S. S...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Midland’s Water Distribution General Supervisor Receives Award from DEQ

Water Distribution General Supervisor Andy Parrott

October 12, 2018 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Water Distribution General Supervisor Andrew “Andy” Parrott has been awarded the 2018 Edward Dunbar Rich Service Award by the State of Michigan Depar...

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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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Posted on: September 28, 2018

City Promotes Stevenson to City Assessor, Hires Kasper as Assessing Manager

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September 28, 2018 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Assessing Manager Kayla Stevenson has been promoted to the role of City Assessor effective immediately.

The announcement comes following the retirement of previous Cit...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Assistant City Manager Named President of Government Finance Officers Association

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September 21, 2018 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Assistant City Manager David Keenan has been elected the 2018-2019 president of the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association (MGFOA).

Keenan officially assumed his new role at the...

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Nicole Wilson Hired as Community Development Planner

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August 9, 2018 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce the hiring of Nicole Wilson as the Community Development Planner.

Nicole comes to the City from the Michigan Baseball Foundation’s Momentum Midland Initiative, where she served...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

New Login Requirements for Online Water/Sewer Bill Payment

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August 6, 2018 – Residents who pay their water and sewer bills online through the City of Midland website will soon see a change when they log on to the system.

Beginning Thursday, August 9, 2018, the City of Midland Water Department&...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

MFD Chief Coughlin Named 2018 Fire Chief of the Year

Chris Coughlin is awarded the 2018 MACF Fire Chief of the Year

July 12, 2018 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Midland Fire Department Chief Chris Coughlin has been named the 2018 Fire Chief of the Year by the Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs (MACF).

The honor was awarded at the MACF Summe...

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