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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Holiday Cheer Lands at Jack Barstow Municipal Airport

November 20, 2020 – The spirit of the Christmas season is landing soon at the Jack Barstow Municipal Airport – including a possible visit from the man in red himself!

 

Beginning Saturday, November 28, families can visi...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Downtown Midland Presents Holly Jolly Days December 5-13

November 20, 2020 – Get in the spirit of the holiday season and enjoy a festive shopping experience during Holly Jolly Days in Downtown Midland December 5 – 13, 2020. Find special holiday shopping deals, view beautifully-paint...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Brush Monkeys Paint Holiday Scenes in Downtown Midland

November 19, 2020 – Back by popular demand, Ann Arbor-based artists Brush Monkeys will visit Downtown Midland through Saturday, November 21 to spread some holiday cheer with the help of a paint brush. 

Brush Monkeys artists will...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Residents Reminded to Remove Election Signage

November 18, 2020 – With the 2020 election cycle now over, residents are reminded that all election signage must be removed from both residential and commercial properties in accordance with the City of Midland’s zoning ordina...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2020

December Board of Review to Consider Tax Exemptions

November 13, 2020 – The Midland Board of Review will consider principal residence exemptions, poverty exemption applications, disabled veterans exemptions, and any clerical errors or mutual mistakes of fact during a meeting scheduled for Tuesday,...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2020

City Office, Service Hours for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 6, 2020 – Many City of Midland offices and services will be closed or operating under alternate hours on November 26 and 27 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

All City offices and non-emergency services will b...

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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...
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News Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Change Clocks, Test Life Safety Devices on Sunday

October 30, 2020 – As the time change approaches on Sunday, November 1, the Midland Fire Department wants to remind residents to make another change that could save their lives: changing the batteries in their smoke alarms and ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Beautification Advisory Committee Seeks New Member

October 30, 2020 – The City of Midland’s Beautification Advisory Committee is looking for a new member to serve the community – and the public is invited to apply.

Meetings are held the second Monday of each month from 10:30 &...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2020

2020 Curbside Leaf Collection Begins November 2 in Area B

October 23, 2020 – The City of Midland has announced that its annual curbside leaf collection program will begin for the 2020 season on Monday, November 2 in Area B. City crews will test leaf collection equipment in random areas of the ...

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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...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Eastman Avenue Project Still on Track for October Completion

October 16, 2020 – Over the next several weeks, contractors will begin final work on the Eastman Avenue expansion project.

Concrete work on the project is expected to be completed by the end of the day on Friday, October 16. Most paving work is a...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

City to Perform Fall Water Main Flushing in Townships

October 9, 2020 - On Monday, October 12, City of Midland Water Distribution will begin the annual fall water main flushing program in the townships it serves. Fire hydrants throughout Homer, Larkin, Midland, and Mills townships will be systematically open...

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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...

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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...

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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’...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Main Street Reopens, Accessible Parking Updated

October 1, 2020 – Main Street has reopened to motorized vehicle traffic and parking from Ashman Street to Rodd Street in Downtown Midland following a temporary closure this summer to provide expanded, socially-distanced shopping and dining space...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Fall Free Yard Waste Collection Begins October 5

September 25, 2020  The City of Midland will offer Fall Free yard waste collection beginning October 5 through the remainder of the 2020 yard waste collection season. During this free period, 40-cent per bag stickers and annua...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Time to Remove Decorations from Midland Cemetery

September 25, 2020 – In preparation for the fall and winter months, families maintaining plots at the Midland Cemetery should remove annual flowers, artificial decorations and their receptacles from cemetery plots by October 1. &nbs...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

RedZone Robotics Finalizing Sewer Video Inspections

September 18, 2020 – Crews from wastewater asset management contractor RedZone Robotics have resumed the final stages of visually inspecting City sewer lines as part of the improvement efforts recommended by the City’s 2018 Sanitary an...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Summer 2020 Tax Payments due September 15

August 28, 2020 – City of Midland property owners are reminded that Summer 2020 tax payments are due and payable without penalty or interest through September 15, 2020 to the City of Midland Treasurer’s Office, 333 W....

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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....

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News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

DDA, MDBA Cancel Festifall & Hot Cocoa Crawl Events

August 14, 2020 – After careful consideration, the Midland Downtown Business Association (MDBA) and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) have cancelled this year’s Festifall and Hot Cocoa Crawl events in response to public...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

MCTV Resumes Studio Recordings, Offers Curbside Service

August 14, 2020 – Midland Community Television (MCTV) is pleased to announce that many services will resume for community media producers beginning Monday, August 17.

Current MCTV media creators can reserve video production equipment beg...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Signs in Public Right-of-Way to be Removed

July 17, 2020 – Effective Monday, July 20, City of Midland Code Enforcement will begin removing all signage placed within a public street right-of-way regardless of content. In accordance with social distancing requirements amid the COV...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2020

President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Midland County

July 13, 2020 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced on Friday, July 10th that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of Michigan to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected b...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Drop Box Available for Absentee Ballots, Applications

July 2, 2020 – The Midland City Clerk’s Office has installed a secure drop box at City Hall for registered voters to submit absentee voter applications and ballots in a contactless format. The ballot drop box is located outsid...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Safety Tips for Using and Enjoying Fireworks this Holiday

July 1, 2020 – With Independence Day just around the corner, celebrations are sure to come with it. However, these celebrations can become dangerous when fireworks are not treated with safety and respect.

The Midland Fire Department offers the fo...

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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...

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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...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2020

New-Look Summer Tax Notices to Hit Mailboxes in July

June 15, 2020 – Property owners in the City of Midland will see a new format for their property tax bills when notices hit mailboxes next month.

Beginning with Summer 2020, all City of Midland tax bills will now be printed on a bright or...

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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...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Playgrounds Reopened in All City Parks

June 9, 2020 – Following a temporary closure due to COVID-19 restrictions, City of Midland Parks and Recreation has reopened playground equipment in all City of Midland-maintained parks.

In addition, work continues to reopen the City&...

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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...

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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. ...

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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...

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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...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Flood Debris Contaminated; Anti-Scavenging Laws Enacted

June 1, 2020 – Residents are reminded that all debris at the curb should be considered contaminated by flood waters and should also be considered hazardous. Flood waters often contain numerous infectious pathogens, chemicals, and sewage...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Instructions for Donating, Volunteering for Flood Relief

May 23, 2020 - Midland County emergency management officials are astonished by and grateful for the outpouring of support, donations, and volunteer requests from across the nation following recent flooding events.

Thousands of donations have alrea...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Update on Flood Debris Removal for Residents

May 22, 2020 - Midland County residents who have flood debris and other items for disposal have several options available to them at this time.

Beginning Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25, the Midland Sanitary Landfill will be open to reside...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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          ...

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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...

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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        ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Brush Collection, Borrow-A-Container Program Resume May 4

May 1, 2020 –   After a detailed review of Executive Order 2020-59 (“Stay Home, Stay Safe”), the City is pleased to announce that crews will resume collecting brush during residents’ heavy item collection w...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Midland County Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony Cancelled for 2020

April 24, 2020 – After careful consideration, the Midland Amateur Sports Capital Committee has cancelled the 2020 Midland County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony previously scheduled for Saturday, May 30 at Dow Diamond. The cancel...

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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...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Sister City Student Exchange Cancelled for 2020

April 17, 2020 – After careful consideration, the Midland-Handa Sister City Committee and Handa City, Japan Sister City Committee have cancelled the 2020 Sister City Student Exchange amid ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemi...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2020

City to Begin Yard Waste Collection on Monday, April 13

April 11, 2020 –   After a detailed review of Executive Order 2020-42 (“Stay Home, Stay Safe”) and receiving clarification on essential trash services, the City is pleased to announce that crews will begin collecting...

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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...

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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...

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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&...

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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...

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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...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

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

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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News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Fourth Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Midland County

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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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...

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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...

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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...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2020

City Forest Winter Operations Now Closed

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.

For que...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2020

City Construction Projects Planned for Spring & Summer 2020

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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News Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Saturday Morning Landfill Hours Resume March 7

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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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...

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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...

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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...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2019

City Asks Residents to Leave Snow Plowing to the Experts

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 ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Unveils New Website

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.

On the new site, visitors...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2019

MFD Offers Safety Tips on Holiday Lights and Decorations

November 25, 2019 – Decorating homes and businesses with holiday lights and decorations is a long-standing tradition around holidays.  Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase the chances of fire.

Based on National Fir...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Dial-A-Ride to Expand Saturday Bus Service Hours

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: 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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.
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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...

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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...

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Municipal Service Center, Dial-A-Ride Phone Lines Out of Service

June 3, 2016 – Phone lines at the City of Midland Municipal Service Center are currently out of service. This affects all Department of Public Services operations as well as Dial-A-Ride. Dial-A-Ride busses are currently operating for any previously-sche...Read on...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

New Purchasing and Accounting Specialist Joins City Staff

January 22, 2016 – In December, Annie Thrush joined the City of Midland as Senior Procurement Accountant.

Annie’s position will involve providing a high-quality purchasing service for the City that works efficiently to help reduce overall expenses an...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

MCTV Winter Workshops

January 8, 2016 – If you’re looking to increase your organization’s visibility in the Midland community or if you’re interested in serving as a volunteer on TV productions, attend one of MCTV’s orientation/studio workshops this winter.

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Reserve Picnic Shelters a Year in Advance

January 8, 2016 – Those interested in reserving a picnic shelter at select parks in Midland may do so 364 days in advance of their event.

The annual Opening Day of Shelter Reservations that used to be scheduled on the second Monday in January at the Mi...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Let the Wintertime Fun Begin! Midland’s City Forest Opens

January 8, 2016 – Take this opportunity to enjoy wintertime activities at Midland’s City Forest, which opens Friday, January 8, weather permitting.

Recreation activities available include the toboggan run, sled hill, ice skating rink, cross country ski...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Midland Girls Softball League Announces Fast Pitch Spring League

January 8, 2015 - Midland Girls Softball League (MGSL), in collaboration with the Midland Parks and Recreation Department, announces spring girls' softball registration.

The MGSL spring season is a recreational league for girls ages 5-13 in Midland a...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Computer Classes @ the Library

January 8, 2015 - The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is offering computer classes to improve your computer skills.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, Wednesday, January 13: Learn basic skills for cell entry and manipulation, formatting techniques, sheet ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 31, 2015

Midland Fire Department Receives Community Foundation Grant

December 30, 2015 – The Midland Area Community Foundation’s (MACF) Board of Trustees recently awarded a $15,000 grant to the Midland Fire Department to support the department’s Technical Rescue program and purchase a trailer for rescue equipment.

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Posted on: December 31, 2015

February 1 Deadline for Sidewalk Requests

December 30, 2015 – Residents who would like Midland City Council to consider installing new sidewalks in a specific location where no sidewalks currently exist should submit a letter outlining their request to the City Manager’s Office by February 1.
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Posted on: December 31, 2015

City of Midland Joins Purchasing Group for Automated Distribution

December 30, 2015 – The City of Midland has officially joined the MITN Purchasing Group to help simplify their bid and Request for Proposal (RFP) distribution process.

The MITN Purchasing Group is one of BidNet’s 15 regional purchasing groups througho...Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2015

Proper Disposal of Christmas Trees

December 18, 2015 – When you’re ready to wrap up the holiday season, dispose of your Christmas tree by placing it at the curb on your weekly refuse collection day.

Tree collection will begin December 28 and end January 8. After January 8, the City o...Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2015

Apply for Community Development Block Grant Funds

December 18, 2015 – Applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding are now available for the 2016-2017 program year.

CDBG is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Each year, the Ci...Read on...

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Posted on: December 11, 2015

City of Midland Closings for Christmas and New Year's Holidays

December 11, 2015 – All City of Midland offices will be closed Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 in recognition of the Christmas holiday and Friday, January 1 in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

Residents with Thursday, December 24 re...Read on...

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Posted on: December 4, 2015

One More Week for Citizens Academy Applications

December 4, 2015 - There is still time to register for the City of Midland’s 10th annual Midland Citizens Academy – a free, 10-week course that gives citizens an up-close and personal look at how local government functions and helps shape our community. ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 4, 2015

City of Midland Calendar and Services Guide Coming Soon!

December 4, 2015 - The 2016 City of Midland Calendar and Services Guide will soon be delivered to Midland residents’ mailboxes. Residents can expect to receive their new calendar during the week of December 7.

The City’s Calendar and Services Guide ser...Read on...

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Posted on: December 4, 2015

Main and Orchard Traffic Signal Returning to Flash Mode

December 4, 2015 - On Sunday, December 6, the traffic signal at Main and Orchard streets will change from full-color operation to a continuous flashing operation. The signal will flash yellow along Main Street and red for Orchard Drive, consistent with pr...Read on...

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Posted on: December 4, 2015

Fall Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Season Ending

December 4, 2015 - With winter weather now upon us, it’s time to bring out the snow shovels. It’s also time to wrap up yard waste collection for the year.

Bulk leaf collection within the city of Midland will be completed next week, and yard waste col...Read on...

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Posted on: November 25, 2015

Safety Tips on Holiday Lights and Decorations

November 25, 2015 – Decorating homes and businesses with holiday lights and decorations is a long-standing tradition around holidays. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase the chances of fire.

Based on National Fire Protection Associati...Read on...

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