Posted on: September 26, 2016

Absentee Ballots Available for the November 8 General Election

September 26, 2016 – Absentee ballots are available for the November 8, 2016 General Election. Qualified electors of the city of Midland may apply for an absentee ballot at the Midland City Clerk’s Office, located at 333 W. Ellsworth Street, Monday throu...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Upcoming Chat & Chew Book Club @ the Library

September 23, 2016 - The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library has a book club for 4th and 5th graders called “Chat & Chew.” On Wednesday, September 28 from 4:15-5:30 p.m., the book club will chat about the Disney thriller “Serafina and the Black Cloak” by Ro...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Fall Free Yard Waste Collection Begins October 3

September 23, 2016 – The City of Midland will offer Fall Free yard waste collection beginning October 3 through the remainder of the yard waste collection season. During this free period, 40-cent per bag stickers and annual yard waste bin stickers are not...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2016

Beautification Advisory Committee Seeking New Members

September 16, 2016 – The Beautification Advisory Committee is looking for new members to serve the community and promote the beauty of Midland.

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

Posted on: September 16, 2016

“Our Founding Fathers” Program Series at the Library Starts September 22

September 16, 2016 - Join the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library this fall as it pays tribute to several of the larger-than-life personalities and events that shaped our country with a series of four free programs. The series, entitled “Our Founding Fathers,” ...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2016

October 11 Deadline for Registering to Vote in November 8 General Election

September 16, 2016 – The deadline for registering to vote in the November 8 City General Election is Tuesday, October 11 at 5 p.m.

Persons may register to vote at any Secretary of State office or at any county, city, village, or township clerk’s office...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Kiwassee Lake in Stratford Woods Park to Close for One Day

September 9, 2016 – The City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department will close Kiwassee Lake in Stratford Woods Park on Monday, September 12.

To combat weeds in Kiwassee Lake at Stratford Park, Parks and Recreation will be starting herbicide ap...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

New E-CityHall Topic Asks for Public's Input on City Council Elections

September 9, 2016 – The City of Midland has posted a new survey that is open for comment on E-CityHall, the City’s online public engagement platform. The two-question survey asks for input on a proposed change to move City Council elections from odd-year ...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Summer Taxes Due Mid-September

September 1, 2016 – Summer tax payments are due and payable without penalty or interest, through September 15, 2016, to the City of Midland Treasurer’s Office, 333 W. Ellsworth St. A four percent (4%) penalty is assessed to payments or unpaid balances a...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

City Still Seeking Midland's Best Photos for Calendar Contest

September 1, 2016 – Fire up your cameras for Labor Day weekend, because the Community Photo Contest deadline is coming up fast!

Residents have until Wednesday, September 7 at 5:00 p.m. to submit their photos online or by mail for the annual contest. W...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Open on Sundays

September 1, 2016 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will open again on Sunday afternoons, beginning on September 11. The Library will be open from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Library is located at 1710 W. St. Andrews Road in Midland.

Many of the Library’...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Plymouth Pool to Reopen Today for Labor Day Weekend

September 1, 2016 – Midland Parks and Recreation has announced that Plymouth Pool will reopen today following minor repairs. The pool will be available beginning at 11:45 a.m. for lap swim.

Plymouth Pool will close for the 2016 season on Monday, Septe...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

MCTV Fall Workshops Begin September 10

September 1, 2016 – Have fun and serve your community and your organization by getting involved at Midland Community Television. Attend one of MCTV’s orientation/studio workshops this fall!

Midland Community Television offers workshops on the second S...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Plymouth Pool to be Closed Through September 2

August 29, 2016 – Midland Parks and Recreation has announced that Plymouth Pool will be closed through Friday, September 2 for maintenance and repairs.

Should the repair take longer than initially anticipated, Midland Parks and Recreation will provide ...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2016

Residents Reminded to Obey 'Road Closed' Signs

August 26, 2016 – As the construction season winds down, the City of Midland reminds residents to obey all posted construction signs, particularly road closure signs along Main Street between Jerome Street and Orchard Drive. Midland Police Department has ...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2016

Jefferson Avenue Bridge to Close August 29 for Final Bridge Work

Map of alternate route for Jefferson Street overpass

August 26, 2016 – The US 10 overpass at Jefferson Avenue will be closed from August 29th through 31st as MDOT completes final bridge work. This construction will also affect lane closures on US 10 at that location.

Motorists may utilize the same poste...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2016

City Offices to be Closed on Labor Day

August 26, 2016 – The Labor Day holiday weekend is just around the corner. In recognition of the holiday, all City of Midland offices will be closed on Monday, September 5.

Residents with Monday and Tuesday refuse and Week 1 recycling collections shoul...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2016

Law Enforcement Torch Run/Walk for Special Olympics

August 24, 2016 – Runners/walkers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, in Midland. The event is not a race, but a leisurely run/walk to bring ...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2016

UPDATE: Surface Treatment Program Begins Final Stages August 22

August 19, 2016 – Following an unforeseen delay, the final phase of the 2016 Surface Treatment Program will begin on Monday, August 22. The application of a fog seal, which involves spraying a light coat of oil on the road surface, takes about an hour to ...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2016

Access to Bulk Water Station to Be Limited During Construction

August 19, 2016 – The City of Midland Water Plant’s bulk water station will be occasionally unavailable in the coming weeks as construction begins on a driveway resurfacing project. The project is set to begin in Fall 2016.

Residents using the bulk wat...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2016

Wastewater Division to Conduct Inspections on Main Street Today

August 19, 2016 – Beginning today, the City of Midland Wastewater Division will be conducting inspections on all sanitary and storm sewers along Main Street from Cronkright to Jerome Streets. The project is expected to be completed by the end of next week...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2016

Midland Becomes 1st Michigan City to Receive Safe Communities Accreditation

August 17, 2016 – After a year-long accreditation process, the City of Midland has received designation as a Safe Community through the National Safety Council’s Safe Communities America® program. The City becomes just the nineteenth community in America ...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2016

Surface Treatment Program Begins Final Stages August 18

August 17, 2016 – Crews have completed the initial phase of this year's Surface Treatment Program and plan to begin applying a fog seal to several residential streets on Thursday, August 18. The fog seal, which involves spraying a light coat of oil on the...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

City of Midland's Annual Calendar Photo Contest Starts Monday

August 12, 2016 – Take your best shot – it could end up in the 2017 City of Midland calendar! Residents are invited to participate in the City’s annual Community Photo Contest beginning Monday, August 15, 2016. As in previous years, the City will select a...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Zombie Apocalypse Nearing Midland with a 5K Trail Run

August 12, 2016 – Local authorities have confirmed that a zombie outbreak has occurred in the United States and the outbreak is nearing Midland at an alarming rate. Anticipated arrival is Saturday, October 15 at approximately 4:13 p.m. All known survivor...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2016

Plymouth Pool to be Doggone Busy During Dog Swim

August 05, 2016 – Plymouth Pool is going to the dogs!

Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce their annual Pooches at the Pool Dog Swim on Saturday, September 10. During the event, owners will have the opportunity to fetch their Fido and ...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2016

Currie Golf Course Participates in World's Largest Golf Outing

Golfers at Currie's World's Largest Golf Outing event

August 5, 2016 – One hundred and seventeen golfers hit the links at Currie Golf Course in Midland on Monday to participate in the World’s Largest Golf Outing, an annual nationwide benefit to support military veterans and their families. Every year on the ...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2016

Surface Treatment Program to Hit City Streets August 11

2016 Surface Treatment Map

August 5, 2016 – Beginning August 11, several residential streets in the City of Midland will see improvements as part of the 2016 surface treatment program.

The program provides a cost-effective preventative maintenance solution to improve and preserv...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2016

Japanese Students Arrive in Midland for Sister City Student Exchange

July 29, 2016 – Three Japanese high school students have arrived in the community as the Midland-Handa Sister City Student Exchange recently welcomed its 2016 class.

The three students, Ryosuke Kanai, Tomoki Niimi, and Misaki Yoshioka, will spend three...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2016

Reconstruction and Water Main Replacement to Close Portion of Main Street

July 29, 2016 – Beginning August 1, a portion of Main Street will be closed as City of Midland crews perform road reconstruction and a water main replacement.

Main Street will be closed to through traffic from Orchard Drive to Jerome Street for the dur...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2016

H Residence Crane Removal Scheduled for August 2

July 29, 2016 – Following an unforeseen delay, the H Residence crane removal has been rescheduled to take place on Tuesday, August 2. A portion of Main Street in downtown Midland will be closed as crews dismantle and remove the crane.

Main Street will ...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2016

Pavement Marking Program Begins August 1 in Midland

July 29, 2016 – The streets of Midland will soon get a fresh coat of paint. Contractors will begin repainting traffic lane markings on all City streets beginning Monday, August 1.

Freshly-painted lines will be marked with traffic cones. Motorists are e...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Primary Election Deadline for Absentee Ballots

July 22, 2016 – City of Midland electors who wish to receive an absentee ballot for the August 2 Primary Election by mail must submit their application by 2 p.m., Saturday, July 30, 2016.

The Midland City Clerk’s Office, located in Midland City Hall, ...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Midland DDA Invites Public to Streetscape Update & Open House

July 22, 2016 – The Midland Downtown Development Authority (DDA) invites City of Midland residents to City Hall next week to view updated streetscape design concepts and learn more about the project’s progress in an informal open house setting.

On Wedn...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Committee Seeking Beautification Award Nominations

July 22, 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. Properties may be nominated for a 2016 Appreciation o...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Get Your Kicks with Parks and Recreation’s Fall Coed Adult Kickball League

July 22, 2016 – Ready for some old-school fun? The Midland Parks and Recreation Department is offering a fall coed adult kickball league this fall.

The season will begin on Sunday, September 11. Teams will play a 12-game double header schedule. Te...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Fall Softball Team Registration Underway

July 22, 2016 – The Midland Parks and Recreation Department will partner with the Midland Softball Association to offer adult softball leagues this fall.

The fall season begins in August. Teams will play a 10-game schedule with a combination of doubl...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Touch a Truck @ the Library!

July 22, 2016 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library’s annual Touch a Truck event will be held Thursday, July 28. Little vehicle enthusiasts will get a thrill sitting behind the wheel of many of the City of Midland’s work trucks, exciting police vehicles, a...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

Removal of H Residence Crane Postponed

July 19, 2016 – Due to unforeseen circumstances with the project’s subcontractor, the removal of the H Residence crane in downtown Midland has been postponed. Main Street will remain open between Ashman and McDonald until the crane’s removal is reschedule...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

MDOT Begins Bridge Maintenance on Waldo Ave. Overpass

July 19, 2016 – Beginning today, the Waldo Avenue overpass at US 10 will be restricted to one lane as MDOT crews conduct bridge maintenance and repairs in the area. Traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals that will allow for alternating no...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

Jefferson Avenue Bridge Reopens Ahead of Schedule

July 15, 2016 – The Jefferson Avenue overpass at US 10 has reopened to traffic four days ahead of schedule. City of Midland officials advise that travel through this area may resume as normal.

Motorists are reminded that the bridge will close again fo...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

Main Street to Close for H Residence Crane Removal

July 15, 2016 – A portion of Main Street in downtown Midland will be closed on Tuesday, July 19 as crews dismantle and remove the crane used in construction of the new H Residence development.

Main Street will be closed between Ashman and McDonald beg...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

America In Bloom Judges to Visit Midland July 21 and 22

July 15, 2016 – The City of Midland will host representatives from national beautification organization America in Bloom for two days next week as the community competes in the 2016 National Awards contest. The program, which promotes nationwide beautific...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

Fab Fridays at the Library

July 15, 2016 – Fridays are “fab” for teens this summer at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library. On July 22, the library will hold “Plots and Pizza,” from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The topic will be books authored by John Green, including “An Abundance of Katherines”...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2016

Enjoy Summer Splashtacular Teen Nights at Plymouth Pool

July 8, 2016 – Teens will have the chance to enjoy a fun-filled evening at Plymouth Pool on Wednesday nights, July 13, 20 and 27 during the Summer Splashtacular Teen Nights hosted by the Legacy Center for Community Success, The ROCK Center for Youth Devel...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2016

Downtown Design Concepts Close for Public Input on July 8th

July 6, 2016 – Residents have until midnight on July 8, 2016 to view and share input on first-draft design concepts for Downtown Midland’s streetscape redevelopment. After July 8, the topic will be closed for public comment on the City’s E-City Hall platf...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2016

Reminder: Flooding, Flood Insurance and Construction in the Floodplain

July 8, 2016 – 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 in advance. The Tittabawassee River...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2016

Midland Board of Review Meeting July 19

July 8, 2016 – The Midland Board of Review will consider principal residence exemptions, poverty exemption applications, veteran’s exemptions, and any clerical errors or mutual mistakes of fact during a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 19 from 9-10 a.m...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2016

George Street to Close for Water Main Installation

July 8, 2016 – George Street will be closed from Collins Street to North Street on Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12 for water main installation. This construction is related to Midland Public Schools’ STEM project.

George Street is expected to be r...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

Jefferson Avenue Bridge to Close for MDOT Construction

Detour map for Jefferson Avenue construction

July 1, 2016 – Beginning Wednesday, July 6, MDOT will close the US 10 overpass at Jefferson Avenue for bridge deck repairs and overlay. This construction will also affect lane closures on US 10 at that location.

A detour route will be posted by MDOT, ...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

City Issues Reminders on Election Sign Placement

July 1, 2016 – With the August 2 primary election only a month away, the City of Midland would like to remind citizens of regulations regarding election sign placement:

• Election signs may be placed on private property only.
• Signs may not be placed...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

N. Saginaw/Woodlawn Intersection to Close for Sewer Construction

July 1, 2016 – Two lanes of northwest bound Saginaw Road will be closed on Wednesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 7 at the Woodlawn Street intersection for storm sewer construction. Northwest bound traffic on Saginaw will use the center turn lane. Woodlawn ...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

N. Saginaw Road, Wheeler Street to See Closures on July 5

July 1, 2016 – Beginning Tuesday, July 5, N. Saginaw Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Eastman Avenue to Tucker Street for street reconstruction. In addition, Wheeler Street will be closed in both directions from Tucker Street to Sag...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Downtown Streetscape Redevelopment Concepts Available for Feedback on E-City Hall

June 28, 2016 – Following a series of public input sessions, the City of Midland has added first-draft design concepts for the downtown streetscape redevelopment project to E-City Hall for citizens to provide input.

Participants will be asked to revie...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

City Closures and Service Changes for July 4th Holiday

June 24, 2016 – All City of Midland offices, including the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, Sanitary Landfill and Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART), will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The Jack Barstow Airport will also be u...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

Summer Tax Notices to Hit Mailboxes in July

June 24, 2016 – Summer tax notices to City of Midland property owners are scheduled to be mailed out the first week of July. Summer taxes are due and payable without penalty or interest from July 1 through September 15, 2016. Property owners who do not ...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

City of Midland Plans 4th of July Celebrations

June 24, 2016 – Enjoy July 4th festivities, but leave the fireworks to us! Join the City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department as it produces the area’s greatest display of fireworks and entertainment. New in 2016, residents can expect an even bigger...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

Absentee Ballots Now Available for August Primary Election

June 24, 2016 – Absentee ballots are now available for the August 2, 2016 Primary Election. Qualified electors in the City of Midland may obtain an absentee ballot at the Midland City Clerk’s Office, located at 333 W. Ellsworth Street, Monday through Frid...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Dial-a-Ride to Offer Sunday Bus Service During Trial Period

June 21, 2016 – City of Midland Dial-A-Ride will begin offering Sunday bus service beginning Sunday, July 10, 2016, as part of a 12- to 18-month trial service expansion. Following the end of the trial period, Dial-A-Ride will evaluate usage rates and pass...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.
...Read on...

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...

Posted on: June 10, 2016

Splash the Day Away at Plymouth Pool

June 11, 2016 – Plymouth Pool is now open for the season.

As in past years, the Midland Parks and Recreation Department will offer lap and open swim times as well as season passes for summer fun at Midland’s only outdoor public pool. One-day admission...Read on...

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...

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...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Sova Promoted to City of Midland Utilities Director

May 27, 2016 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that after a competitive search process, Joseph Sova has been promoted to the role of Utilities Director effective July 1. Sova replaces Utilities Director Noel Bush who will retire June 30 with 2...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2016

Downtown Midland Redevelopment Process- Public Input Session Scheduled for Thursday, June 2 at the H

May 24, 2016 – The Midland Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will kick off the public input portion of the downtown Midland Streetscape Redevelopment Plan with a community input session on Thursday, June 2 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the ballroom of th...Read on...

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...

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...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

“Jazz Up” Your Summer with Walk Midland

May 20, 2016 – Take a step towards better health with the annual Walk Midland program.

Walk Midland hosts two-mile walks at various locations in Midland. Walks are free of charge and take place on Mondays at City Forest (meet at the trail head); Tues...Read on...

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...

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...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

National Peace Officers Day to be Recognized Wednesday

May 12, 2016 – Citizens are invited to attend a Wednesday, May 18 ceremony honoring peace officers currently serving their communities and those who lost their lives while safeguarding the public.

The ceremony is being held in conjunction with Peace Of...Read on...

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...

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...

Posted on: May 5, 2016

Sign up for MCTV’s Summer Video Camp

May 6, 2016 – It’s hands-on and fun! Midland County youth are invited to apply for an opportunity to work behind the scenes or in front of the camera at one of Midland Community Television’s (MCTV) Summer Video Camps.

Applications are now being accept...Read on...

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...

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...

Posted on: May 5, 2016

Creative Travel Key During Mother’s Day Soccer Tournament Weekend at Midland Soccer Club

May 5, 2016 – An estimated 10,000 soccer players and their families will be visiting Midland this weekend as the Midland Soccer Club hosts the annual Mother’s Day Soccer Tournament. Tournament play begins Friday, May 6 and continues all day Saturday, wra...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

W. Sugnet Road/Whiting Drive Intersection Closure

May 4, 2016 – On Thursday, May 5, the intersection of W. Sugnet Road and Whiting Drive will be closed to traffic for storm sewer installation as part of the W. Sugnet Road Extension project.

Motorists wishing access to Northwood University will be deto...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2016

Recreational Tennis Lessons for the Whole Family

April 29, 2016 – Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Greater Midland Tennis Center, is proud to announce the 2016 Tennis Lessons Program. Tennis lessons will take place at the Tennis Center.

Registration for 2016 lessons begins Monda...Read on...

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...

Posted on: April 29, 2016

Midland Community Bike Tour

April 29, 2016 – New for 2016 in the city of Midland is the Midland Community Bike Tour… Midland’s version of a ‘slow roll.’ The first leisurely, community bike rides will begin the first week in May, specifically May 5 and May 7. All scheduled ride dat...Read on...

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.

Equ...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Adams Drive will be closed ...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2016

Boards and Commissions Applications Due April 22

April 15, 2016 – Midland residents interested in serving on a City of Midland board or commission have one more week to apply for any number of positions.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m., Friday, April 22, 2016. Forms are located on the Ci...Read on...

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...

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...

Posted on: April 11, 2016

Notable Author Program CANCELLED @ the Library

April 11, 2016 – The Michigan Notable Author program at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library scheduled for Tuesday, April 12 has been cancelled. John Gallagher, the author of “Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity,” was scheduled to speak about his boo...Read on...

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...

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.

There is a multitude o...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Midland Parks and Recreation Offers The Grand Experience at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel

March 31, 2016 – Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) announces the sixth-annual, all-inclusive bus trip to the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

The bus trip will take place fro...Read on...

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...

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...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

2016 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Announced

March 31, 2016 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill has scheduled four household hazardous waste collection dates for 2016. Disposal dates are as follows:

• Tuesday, April 19
• Wednesday, June 22 • Thursday, August 25
• Tuesday, October 18 ...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

Posted on: March 24, 2016

2016 Sports Hall of Fame Tickets on Sale

March 24, 2016 – Those interested in attending the annual Midland County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony in May can purchase tickets through the City of Midland Parks and Recreation Office, 4811 N. Saginaw Road, or online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

Posted on: March 20, 2016

City Hours and Services Affected by Easter Holiday

March 20, 2016 – Many City of Midland offices and services will be affected by the Easter holiday.

All City offices will be closed on Friday, March 25 in recognition of Good Friday.

Residents with Friday, March 25 refuse and Friday, Week 3 recyclin...Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2016

Sign Up for MCTV Shining Stars Talent Show

March 20, 2016 – Wanna be a star? On Saturday, April 16, the Friends of MCTV will host the 7th Annual Midland Shining Stars Talent Show to be televised on MCTV Cable Channel 191, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and viewable online. Performance tapings will t...Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Open House @ the Library

March 11, 2016 - Learn about Library and MCTV services and have fun! The public is invited to an Open House on Saturday, March 19 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.

There will be a scavenger hunt with prizes, a craft activity ...Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Underground Disco @ the Library

March 11, 2015 - Are you sitting at home wondering what to do on Friday night? Parents! Grandparents! Kids! The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library has the answer for you.

Get ready to groove at Underground Disco. This free event will be held on Friday, ...Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2016

City Forest Winter Operations Coming to a Close

March 11, 2016 - The City of Midland has closed the City Forest Chalet for winter recreation equipment rentals and concessions for the 2016 winter season.

For questions or additional information, contact the Parks and Recreation office at
989-837-6...Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Yard Waste Collection Soone to Begin!

March 11, 2016 - With spring trying to peek through, the City of Midland has begun mailing yard waste bin renewal notices to residents.

Yard waste collection will begin on Monday, April 4. Yard waste is collected curbside on your regular weekly refuse ...Read on...

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.

Water main ...Read on...

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...

Posted on: February 26, 2016

Presidential Primary Election Deadline for Absentee Ballots

February 26, 2016 – City of Midland electors who wish to receive an absentee ballot for the March 8 Presidential Primary by mail must submit their application by 2 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2016.

The Midland City Clerk’s Office, located in Midland City...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2016

Midland Board of Review to Hear Property Assessment Appeals

February 26, 2016 – The Midland Board of Review will hear property assessment appeals, by appointment only, Monday, March 14 through Thursday, March 17 at the City Assessor’s Office at Midland City Hall, 333 W. Ellsworth Street.

In an effort to expedit...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2016

Saturday Morning Landfill Hours Resume March 5

February 26, 2016 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill resumes Saturday morning operations beginning March 5.

The Landfill will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. until Noon on Saturdays, March 5 to November 26. The Landfill is open Monday throug...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

Redefining Beauty @ the Library

February 5, 2016 - “Redefining Beauty” is the subject of a free lecture series being offered by the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library in February.

The series will examine how societal pressures to meet today’s standards of beauty have impacted women's sel...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

Apply for Circle Community Garden Plot

February 5, 2016 - The City of Midland will begin accepting applications on February 22 for gardening plots at the Circle Community Garden, located at the intersection of Edwin and Cambridge streets.

Beginning on February 8, applications and informat...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Winter Tax Deadline Tuesday, February 16

January 29, 2016 - The City of Midland reminds property owners that the last day for payment of December 2015 taxes – without penalty – is Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Winter tax bills may be paid by check or cash at the Midland City Treasurer's Office,...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Absentee Ballots Available for March Presidential Primary

January 29, 2016 - Absentee ballots are available for the March 8, 2016 Presidential Primary. Qualified electors of the city of Midland may apply for an absentee ballot at the Midland City Clerk’s Office, located at 333 W. Ellsworth Street, Monday throug...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

City Construction Projects Planned for Spring and Summer 2016

January 29, 2016 - The City of Midland Engineering Department is ramping up for a busy 2016 spring and summer, with various construction projects planned for roadways in Midland. A complete list of projects, including estimated start and completion dates,...Read on...

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...

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Cram Night @ the Library

January 15, 2016 - The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library wants to help teens “cram” for exams scheduled for the end of the semester. Come to “Cram Night” on Sunday, January 24 from 5:30-8 p.m. Bring your notes, textbooks, laptop, and friends. The Library w...Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2016

February 8 Deadline for Registering to Vote in March 8 Presidential Primary

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January 15, 2016 - The deadline for registering to vote in the March 8, 2016 Presidential Primary is Monday, February 8 at 5 p.m.

Persons may register to vote at any Secretary of State’s office or at any county, city, village, or township clerk’s offic...Read on...

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.

Midland Communi...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Posted on: January 7, 2016

Adult Battle & Classic Movies @ the Library

January 8, 2016 – A reading competition and Jack Lemmon are the focus of two unique programs coming up at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.

Registration has begun for teams and individuals who want to participate in the Battle of the Books for Adults...Read on...

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.

Over...Read on...

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.
...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Posted on: November 23, 2015

On-street Parking: Rules of the Road

November 24, 2015 - 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 3-6 a.m. If you’d like to submit a reque...Watch Our Video!

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Posted on: November 20, 2015

Board Considers Principal Residence and Poverty Exemption Applications

November 20, 2015 - 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 Tues., December 1...Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2015

Start of Final Round of Fall Leaf Collection

November 18, 2015 – The City of Midland Department of Public Services (DPS) will begin its final round of fall leaf collection on Monday, November 23.

Collection crews will begin in Area B and then proceed through areas C, D, and A.

Residents can...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2015

City Mails Winter Tax Notices

November 13, 2015 – The City of Midland will mail winter tax notices the first week
in December.

Winter taxes are due and payable, without penalty or interest, from December 1, 2015 through February 16, 2016. Property owners who do not receive a wi...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2015

Calling All Santas: Help the North Pole Give Midland Children a Jingle

November 13, 2015 – The North Pole has asked the Midland Parks and Recreation Department to spread the word that Santa will be available on the evenings of December 15-17 to call Midland children.

To help in this effort, Parks and Recreation is seeki...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2015

Parks and Recreation Announces “A Night at the North Pole”

November 13, 2015 – Parks and Recreation has planned a festive way for children ages 5-10 to prepare for the upcoming holidays by again hosting “A Night at the North Pole” at the City Forest Chalet.

“A Night at the North Pole” will be offered on two se...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2015

Under the Radar @ the Library

November 13, 2015 – You can learn more about unique tourist destinations, restaurants, and treasures of Michigan by attending the “Under the Radar” (UTR) program at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library on Friday, November 20 at 7 p.m. in the Library Auditori...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2015

MCTV’s “Honors Night”

November 13, 2015 – You’re invited to attend MCTV’s “Honors Night” on Thursday, November 19, at Creative 360. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by the ceremony at 7 p.m.

Midland Community Television holds this event annually to recogniz...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2015

Apply Today for 10th Annual Citizens Academy

November 6, 2015 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce the 10th annual Midland Citizens Academy – a free, 10-week course designed to give citizens an up-close and personal look at how local government functions and helps shape our community.

T...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2015

Computer Classes @ the Library

November 6, 2015 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is offering two computer classes to improve your computer skills.

Never touched a computer? Now's your chance. Practice mouse skills and learn the basics in the “Introduction to Computers” class on...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2015

Our Changing Earth @ the Library

November 6, 2015 – Climate change is the focus of a series of lectures scheduled at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library this fall.

The free lecture series titled “Our Changing Earth” will continue on Thursday, November 12. The speaker is Jerry Dennis,...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2015

Battle of the Books Kickoff Set for Saturday, November 14

November 6, 2015 – The 2015-2016 Battle of the Books season will kick off on Saturday, November 14 at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.

The kickoff features a presentation by Stuart Gibbs, author of last year’s Battle book, The Last Musketeer, as we...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2015

Refrain from Placing Leaves on Grant and Georgetown Streets

November 2, 2015 – Residents on Grant and Georgetown streets should refrain from putting leaves in the street until road construction is finalized on those streets. These roadways are located in heavy item collection Area B, which is currently in the proc...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2015

Eastman Intersections to Experience Short-term Closures

November 2, 2015 – The top course of pavement is in the process of being placed on the southbound lanes of Eastman from Saginaw. Motorists should expect short-term closures of the westerly legs of Sugnet and St. Andrews streets at their intersection with...Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2015

City of Midland Recognizes Beautification Efforts

October 30, 2015 - The beautification efforts of 13 residential properties and three non-residential properties will be recognized on Thursday, November 5 at the annual Appreciation of Beautification Awards ceremony.

Scheduled for 7 p.m. in Midland C...Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2015

City Building Inspector to Serve on State Building Organization Board

City of Midland Building Inspector Steve Taglauer was recently elected by his peers to serve as director of the Code Officials Conference of Michigan (COCM). The COCM represents more than 400 code professionals from around the state who are dedicated to ...Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2015

Midland Recognized for Developing Positive Entrepreneurial Climate

For the sixth year in a row, Midland has been recognized for its work to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development in the annual eCities study. The study, conducted by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innova...Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2015

Open House for City/Schools-constructed Home

October 30, 2015 – The 2014-2015 Building Trades house constructed through a Midland Public Schools and City of Midland partnership is for sale at 1000 W. Collins Street. On Sunday, November 1, the City’s Planning & Community Development Department w...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2015

Eastman Avenue Project Nearing an End

October 28, 2015 - Contractors are getting closer to finishing Michigan Department of Transportation’s seven-month-long Eastman Avenue reconstruction project.

This Thursday, October 29 through Saturday, October 31, motorists should be on the lookout ...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2015

Change Clocks and Test Fire Safety Devices on Sunday, November 1

October 28, 2015 – 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 carbon monoxide detectors....Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2015

Fall Leaf Collection Begins Monday, November 2 in Area B

October 28, 2015 – The curbside fall leaf collection program officially kicks off Monday, November 2 in Heavy Refuse Collection Area B and will proceed through areas C, D, and A.

Residents on major streets (see list below) should rake leaves onto the ...Read on...

Posted on: October 23, 2015

Happy Halloween Party at Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

October 23, 2015 – Join in our Halloween celebration at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library on Friday, October 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Children are invited to come dressed in their Halloween costumes, trick or treat in the library, enjoy a snack, and...Read on...

Posted on: October 23, 2015

Halloween Trick-or-Treating Hours and Safety Tips

October 23, 2015 – The Midland Police Department encourages those planning on participating in Halloween trick-or-treating on Saturday, October 31 to do so between the hours of 6-8 p.m.

The police department offers these tips for ensuring safety during...Read on...

Posted on: October 23, 2015

Deadline for Absentee Ballots for the November 3 City General Election

October 23, 2015 – Electors of the City of Midland who wish to receive an absentee ballot for the November 3 City General Election by mail must submit their application by 2 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 2015. The Midland City Clerk’s office will be open S...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2015

Enjoy Ghoulish Delights at Halloween On Ice

October 22, 2015 – In conjunction with the 2015 Halloween On Ice Tour stop in Saginaw, the Midland Civic Arena will host SkateFest on Saturday, October 24, from 11:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Free and open to the public, SkateFest provides the opportunity for sk...Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2015

“Our Changing Earth” @ the Library

October 16, 2015 - Climate change is the focus of a series of lectures scheduled at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library this fall.

The free lecture series titled “Our Changing Earth” will continue on Thursday, October 22. The speaker is Dr. Kim Hall fro...Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2015

Deadline for Write-In Candidates to File Declaration of Intent for November City General Election

October 16, 2015 - All write-in candidates who wish to be nominated and are eligible for a City Council seat in the city of Midland are required under P.A. 461 of 1996 to file a “Declaration of Intent” with the Midland City Clerk no later than 4 p.m. on F...Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2015

Midland Fire Marshal Named Michigan’s Top Fire Inspector for 2015

October 16, 2015 - The Midland Fire Department is pleased to announce that Fire Marshal Josh Mosher has been named 2015 Michigan Fire Inspector of the Year by the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society.

Mosher’s nomination noted that during his tenure, he ha...Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2015

City Financial Services Head Joins Finance Organization Board

October 16, 2015 - David Keenan, Assistant City Manager, was recently elected to the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association’s (MGFOA) Board of Directors.

The MGFOA, established in 1938, is a professional association of public officials and ...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2015

Flood Insurance and Hazard Areas

October 9, 2015 - 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. For Midland residents, this ...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2015

Shepherd Drive Work to Start Monday

October 9, 2015 - Beginning Monday, October 12, City of Midland crews will work on installing sanitary and storm sewers and water main on Shepherd Drive from Eastman Avenue to just west of its intersection with Shepherd. During the project, motorists shou...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2015

Zombie Apocalypse Nearing Midland with a 5K Trail Run

October 2, 2015 – Local authorities have confirmed that a zombie outbreak has occurred in the United States, and the outbreak is nearing Midland at an alarming rate. Anticipated arrival is Saturday, October 17 at approximately 3:30 p.m., during Midland’s ...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2015

Sugnet Road Work Planned for Saturday

October 2, 2015 – Motorists should seek alternate routes on Saturday, October 3 while crews work on the west side of Sugnet Road at its intersection with Eastman Avenue. Detours are set up for Linden Drive and Clover Lane.

Work will be completed by the...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2015

Submit Requests for Public Improvements by November 1

October 2, 2015 – It is that time of year again – time to request public water and sewer service and paving of gravel streets in city of Midland locations that currently do not have these amenities.

If there is a public improvement project of this nat...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2015

Transportation Study Open House Set for October 14

October 2, 2015 – The Midland Area Transportation Study (MATS) will host an open house for residents, businesses, and other stakeholders to provide input regarding the region’s long-range transportation plan, which includes public transportation providers...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2015

Now Accepting Midland County Sports Hall of Fame Nominations

October 2, 2015 – Nominations for the 2015-2016 Midland County Sports Hall of Fame will be accepted at the City of Midland Parks and Recreation Office until November 16.

The Midland community recognizes leaders in the sports community through the Hall ...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2015

Midland Firefighters Go “Pink” for Cancer Cause

October 2, 2015 – Midland firefighters will be going “Passionately Pink for the Cure” for the month of October in an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer, support women who are currently battling cancer, and raise funds for the Midland County “Te...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2015

Fire Department Open House Cancelled

October 2, 2015 – The Midland Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Open House scheduled for October 10 has been cancelled due to remodeling of Fire Station 1, located at 816 E. Haley Street.

The open house is held annually as part of Fire Prevention Wee...Read on...

Posted on: September 25, 2015

E. Ashman Work Beginning September 28

September 25, 2015 – Beginning on Monday, September 28, milling and paving operations will begin on E. Ashman Street from the US-10 Overpass to Rockwell Drive.

During work, E. Ashman will be reduced to one lane of traffic through the end of the week....Read on...

Posted on: September 25, 2015

Fall Free Yard Waste Collection Begins October 5

September 25, 2015 – The City of Midland will offer Fall Free yard waste collection beginning October 5 through the remainder of the yard waste collection season. During this free period, 40-cent per bag stickers and annual yard waste bin stickers are not...Read on...

Posted on: September 25, 2015

Great Michigan Read Discussion at Library

September 25, 2015 – This year’s Great Michigan Read, “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel, will be discussed at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library on Wednesday, September 30, 7 p.m. in the Library Community Room.

This modern dystopian novel is set...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2015

Help Keep Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

September 23, 2015 – 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’s Code of Ordinances, dumping materials i...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2015

Midland Parks and Recreation Offers Discounted Detroit Red Wings Tickets

September 23, 2015 – Midland Parks and Recreation is offering discounted Detroit Red Wings tickets to Midland residents for select 2015-2016 games through a partnership with the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA).

Under the program, Midlan...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2015

Library Coffee Bar to Close

September 23, 2015 – The Cup & Chaucer Coffee Bar, located at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, will be closing on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

The coffee bar is operated by the Arnold Center. Financial challenges led to the Arnold Center’s decisio...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2015

Portion of Main Street Closed for a Week

September 18, 2015 – Main Street will be closed September 21-25 from Cronkright Street to 100 feet east of the Poseyville Bridge. This closure will facilitate the repair of concrete beams below the bridge deck. A detour will be posted.

Motorists are e...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2015

Crosswalk Beacons Installed Near Schools

September 18, 2015 – The City of Midland recently installed High-intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) beacons on East Sugnet Road near Plymouth Elementary School and also on Chestnut Hill Drive across from Chestnut Hill Elementary School.

A HAWK beac...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2015

Our Changing Earth @ the Library

September 18, 2015 – Climate change is the focus of a series of lectures scheduled at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library this fall.

The free lecture series, titled “Our Changing Earth,” will begin on Thursday, September 24. The first speaker is Peter S...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2015

Computer Classes @ the Library

September 18, 2015 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is offering three computer classes to increase your Internet skills.

Learn how Twitter works, why people tweet, and proper etiquette for the site. The class will be held on Tuesday, September 22. ...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2015

Time to Remove Decorations from Midland Cemetery

September 18, 2015 – 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.

Beginning October 2, c...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2015

October 5 Deadline for Registering to Vote in November 3 City General Election

September 18, 2015 – The deadline for registering to vote in the November 3 City General Election is Monday, October 5 at 5 p.m.

Persons may register to vote at any Secretary of State office or at any county, city, village, or township clerk’s office. ...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2015

Absentee Ballots Available for the November 3 City General Election

September 18, 2015 – Absentee ballots are available for the November 3, 2015, City General Election. Qualified electors of the city of Midland may apply for an absentee ballot at the Midland City Clerk’s Office, located at 333 W. Ellsworth Street, Monday...Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2015

City Seeking Best Photos of Midland

September 11, 2015 – There’s just one more week to enter your favorite snapshots of life in our community in the City of Midland’s annual Calendar Photo Contest. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 18.

The 2016 City Calendar and Servic...Read on...

Posted on: September 10, 2015

City Hosting Open House to Discuss Farmers Market Traffic Study

September 10, 2015 – As part of the process to review a request from Momentum Midland regarding the Farmers Market, the City of Midland will host an open house on Wednesday, September 16 to present the results of a traffic study performed near the Poseyvi...Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2015

Midland Fire Department 9-11 Ceremony

September 4, 2015 – On Friday, September 11, the Midland Fire Department will hold a brief ceremony in remembrance of the 2,996 lives lost on September 11, 2001, during the attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania....Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2015

Summer Taxes Due Mid-September

September 4, 2015 – Summer tax payments are due and payable without penalty or interest, through September 15, 2015, to the City of Midland Treasurer’s Office, 333 W. Ellsworth St. A four percent (4%) penalty is assessed to payments or unpaid balances aft...Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2015

Library Open on Sundays

September 4, 2015 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will open again on Sunday afternoons, beginning on September 13. The Library will be open from 1-5 p.m. The Library is located at 1710 W. St. Andrews Road in Midland.

Many of the Library’s resour...Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2015

Join in Fun Run/Walk for Special Olympics

September 4, 2015 – Runners/walkers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, in Midland. The event is not a race, but a leisurely run/walk to bri...Read on...

Posted on: August 28, 2015

City Offices to be Closed for Labor Day

August 28, 2015 – The Labor Day holiday weekend is just around the corner. In recognition of the holiday, all City of Midland offices will be closed on Monday, September 7.

Residents with Monday and Tuesday refuse and Week 1 recycling collections shoul...Read on...

Posted on: August 28, 2015

Plymouth Pool Season Closing Date

August 28, 2015 – Plymouth Pool will close for the 2015 season at the end of recreational swim hours (1-8:30 p.m.) on Labor Day, Monday, September 7.

For additional information, contact the Parks and Recreation Office, Monday through Friday, at 989-837...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2015

MCTV Programming to be Impacted by Facilities Upgrade

August 26, 2015 – Replay of programming on MGTV-188 – Midland Government TV and MCTV-191 – Community Voices, will be limited through Sunday, August 30 due to a technical facilities upgrade at the MCTV Network. The display of messages shown on MCTV-189 – M...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2015

Ashman Street Lane Closures Scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday

August 25, 2015 – Consumers Energy will be closing Ashman Street between Larkin and Main streets in order to install an underground wire across Ashman. The closure will occur from 10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26 until 6 a.m., Thursday, August 27. Follow...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2015

Water Project to Close Intersection of Dartmouth and Airfield on Monday

August 22, 2015 – On Monday, August 24, Midland Water Division personnel will begin water main replacement activities on Dartmouth Drive at its intersection with Airfield Lane.

Dartmouth will be closed at the intersection of Airfield at 8 a.m. Southbo...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2015

City of Midland Calendar Photo Contest Begins

August 22, 2015 – Send us your photos of Midland in all its glory, and one or two could be selected to appear in the 2016 City of Midland calendar.

The City’s annual Community Photo Contest has begun! Color photos submitted by amateur photographers dur...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2015

Downtown Development Authority Coordinator Announced

August 17, 2015 – Congratulations to Lacey Todd, who recently accepted a new position as full-time events coordinator for Downtown Midland. In the new position, Lacey oversees the coordination, execution, and marketing of events in the downtown district....Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2015

Are You Brave Enough to be “Fast Food?”

August 14, 2015 – The Midland Parks and Recreation Department will partner with the ROCK Center for Youth Development to offer Midland’s second annual 5K Zombie Trail Run/Walk in City Forest.

The 5K Zombie Run will take place on Saturday, October 17,...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2015

Plymouth Pool to be Doggone Busy During Dog Swim

August 14, 2015 – Plymouth Pool is going to the dogs!

Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce their annual Pooches at the Pool Dog Swim on Saturday, September 12. During the event, owners will have the opportunity to fetch their Fido and...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2015

Waldo Road Project Continues

August 7, 2015 – The intersection of Diamond and Waldo roads will be closed beginning Monday, August 10. Waldo from Diamond to Wheeler is expected to be fully reopened to traffic by the end of August.

Waldo Road from Diamond north to Wackerly will al...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2015

Construction to Close Joe Mann Boulevard on Thursday

August 5, 2015 – On Thursday, August 6, Joe Mann Boulevard will be closed between Cinema Drive and T. Moore Drive for private development storm sewer work. Motorists should use T. Moore Drive, Ted Doan Drive, and Alan Ott Drive as a detour around the are...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2015

Road Construction to Impact Traffic at Eastman and N. Saginaw Roads

August 4, 2015 – From Monday, August 10 until Labor Day, motorists should expect long delays when crossing Eastman Avenue at its intersection with N. Saginaw Road while work continues on the Eastman reconstruction project.

During work, Eastman from S...Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2015

W. Nelson Water Main Project Starting Monday

July 31, 2015 – Beginning Monday, August 3, W. Nelson Street from Manor Drive to Ashman Street will be closed to through traffic during a water main replacement project. Work is expected to be complete by late September.

As the City of Midland’s 2015 ...Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2015

Poseyville Bridge Project Starts Monday

July 24, 2015 – Construction on the Mark Putnam Bridge (Poseyville Road) will begin on Monday, July 27.

Maintenance work will include repairing concrete, adding an epoxy overlay to the road surface, and painting of underlying steel beams.

Traffic...Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2015

Plant Removals to Impact Traffic

July 24, 2015 – From Monday through Friday, July 27-31, City of Midland crews will be removing Walker’s Low Catmint plants from the Eastman Avenue traffic island south of Saginaw Road and transplanting them to other locations throughout the city.

Fro...Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2015

Get Your Kicks with Parks and Recreation’s Fall Coed Adult Kickball League!

July 24, 2015 – Ready for some old-school fun? The Midland Parks and Recreation Department will offer a fall coed adult kickball league again this year.

The season will begin on Sunday, September 13. Teams comprised of a minimum of 10 players will ...Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2015

Fall Coed Softball Team Registration Underway

July 24, 2015 – The Midland Parks and Recreation Department will partner with the Midland Softball Association to offer adult softball leagues this fall.

The fall season begins in September. Teams will play a 10-game schedule with a combination of d...Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2015

Committee Seeking Beautification Award Nominations

July 24, 2015 – 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. Properties may be nominated for a 2015 Appreciation o...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2015

Expect Additional Traffic Congestion on Eastman Avenue This Weekend

July 17, 2015 – Motorists should expect traffic congestion and anticipate significant delays on Eastman Avenue in the vicinity of the Midland County Fairgrounds this weekend. The ever-popular Michigan Antique Festival is taking place this Saturday and Su...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2015

Traffic Signal at Main and Orchard to Operate at Full Color

July 17, 2015 – On Monday, July 20, the traffic signal at Main Street and Orchard Drive will be activated to operate on full color cycle for the duration of the Eastman Avenue reconstruction project.

This location has seen a significant increase in tra...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2015

Touch a Truck @ the Library!

July 17, 2015 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library’s annual Touch a Truck event will be held Thursday, July 23. Kids will have a blast climbing aboard the City of Midland’s heavy-duty work trucks, high speed police vehicles, and the big fire truck!

P...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2015

Eastman and St. Andrews Construction Work

July 13, 2015 – W. St. Andrews Road between Helen Street and Eastman Avenue will be closed for the day on Thursday, July 16 for storm sewer work relating to the US-10 BR (Eastman) reconstruction project. Motorists should seek alternate routes around the w...Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2015

Midland Board of Review Meeting July 21

July 10, 2015 - The Midland Board of Review will consider principal residence exemptions, poverty exemption applications, veteran’s exemptions, and any clerical errors or mutual mistakes of fact during a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 21 from 9-10 a....Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2015

Perrine Road Construction Project Starts Wednesday

July 10, 2015 - Work on the Perrine Road portion of a Perrine/Moorland Drive reconstruction project is expected to start on Wednesday, July 15.

Work will include repairs to storm sewer culverts and regrading roadside ditches along with reconstruction...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

Enjoy Summer Splashtacular Teen Nights at Plymouth Pool

July 2, 2015 – Teens will have the chance to enjoy a fun-filled evening at Plymouth Pool on Wednesday nights, July 8, 15, and 22 during the Summer Splashtacular Teen Nights hosted by the Legacy Center for Community Success, The ROCK Center for Youth Devel...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2015

Eastman and Carpenter Intersection Closed for Two Days

June 29, 2015 - From Tuesday, June 30 to Thursday, July 2, the intersection of Eastman Avenue and Carpenter Street will be closed for road construction and utilities work. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes to access Carpenter during the w...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

Summer Tax Notices

June 26, 2015 - Summer tax notices to city of Midland property owners are scheduled to be mailed out the first week of July. Summer taxes are due and payable without penalty or interest, from July 1 through September 15, 2015.

Property owners who do...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

Enjoy July 4th Festivities but Leave Personal Fireworks at Home

June 26, 2015 - Big events are planned in Midland for July 4th. Join City of Midland Parks and Recreation as it produces the area’s greatest display of fireworks and entertainment.

In 2015 we are excited to bring you a variety of songs you know and lov...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

City Closures and Service Changes for July 4th Holiday

June 26, 2015 - All City of Midland offices, including the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library and Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART), will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. The Jack Barstow Airport will be unattended as well.

...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

City of Midland Announces Promotions

June 26, 2015 - The City of Midland is pleased to announce that David Keenan has been named Assistant City Manager and Brad Kaye has been named Assistant City Manager for Development Services, with both appointments effective July 1.

While retaining cu...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2015

Midland Resembles America’s Unique Identity

June 25, 2015 – Red, white, and blue… apple pie… and Midland? According to online finance resource WalletHub, Midland is in the top 10 of small communities that most closely match typical America.

WalletHub’s study of various demographical statistic...Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2015

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation Grants $2.5 Million to Senior Facility

June 19, 2015 – The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation has awarded a $2.5 million grant to Midland’s Washington Woods Senior Housing Community for needed asbestos removal and subsequent remodeling.

In Winter 2015, asbestos-containing material was...Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2015

Phase Two of Eastman Project Begins

June 19, 2015 – Beginning on Saturday, June 20, Eastman Avenue will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction and shifted to the southbound lanes from Hines Street to Saginaw Road as crews begin to reconstruct utilities and road surface on the n...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2015

BOIL WATER UPDATE: Larkin and Mills Townships Water Safe

June 13, 2015 - Testing has confirmed that the City of Midland water supply for Larkin and Mills townships is safe for drinking and cooking. Residents may resume their normal use of the water supply.

A boil water notice was released on Thursday, June ...Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2015

Splash the Day Away at Plymouth Pool

June 12, 2015 – Plymouth Pool is now open for the season.

As in past years, the Midland Parks and Recreation Department will offer lap and open swim times as well as season passes for summer fun at Midland’s only outdoor public pool. One-day admission...Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2015

Parks and Recreation’s Lifetime Education and Adventure Program (L.E.A.P.) Set to Start

June 12, 2015 – The City of Midland’s popular summer recreation program for adults who have disabilities kicks off Monday, June 15.

Midland’s Lifetime Education and Adventure Program (L.E.A.P.) features supervised activities to broaden experiences an...Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2015

Start off your Summer with a POW! at the Superhero Training Academy

June 12, 2015 – Look up in the sky! What’s that over Plymouth Park? It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s Superhero Training Academy! The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library and Midland Parks and Recreation are teaming up to offer an incredible array of activities...Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2015

Midland Parks and Recreation Offers The Grand Experience at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel

June 12, 2015 – Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA), announces the fifth annual, all-inclusive bus trip to the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

The bus trip will take place fro...Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2015

Access User Position Available on Cable Access Advisory Commission

June 12, 2015 – Midland City Council is accepting applications to fill a position on the Cable Access Advisory Commission.

The commission is looking for a Midland Community Television (MCTV) access user to fill a position that will expire June 30, 201...Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2015

6-12-15 BOIL WATER UPDATE: Potential Contamination of Water Supply in Larkin and Mills Townships

June 12, 2015 – As a precautionary measure, water service customers in Larkin and Mills townships should continue to boil water to be used for drinking or cooking following a water main break Thursday in Larkin Township. City crews have completed flushing...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2015

W. St. Andrews Road Closed for Two Days

June 10, 2015 – On Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13, W. St. Andrews Road will be closed on the west side of the intersection of Eastman Avenue and W. St. Andrews while crews work on underground utilities as part of the Eastman road reconstruction proje...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2015

Midland Among Best Places to Start a Business in Michigan

June 5, 2015 – Midland is a great place to hang out a shingle! So says consumer finance resource NerdWallet, which conducted a study to find the best places in Michigan to start a business.

Out of 128 places studied, Midland ranked fifteenth. To dete...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2015

Waldo Avenue Work Continues

June 5, 2015 – On Monday, June 8, the intersection of Waldo Avenue and Diamond Drive will be reduced to one lane of traffic while crews install sanitary sewer as part of a Waldo improvement project that is currently in progress. It is anticipated that th...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2015

Phase Two of Eastman Project Begins

June 5, 2015 – Starting Monday, June 8, Eastman Avenue will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction from Saginaw Road to Indian Street while construction crews install underground utilities. During work, Buttles Street will remain closed from...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2015

Wackerly Resurfacing Starts Monday

June 5, 2015 – Beginning Monday, June 8, E. Wackerly Street from Jefferson Avenue to Swede Avenue will be reduced to one lane of traffic while crews resurface this stretch of roadway. Motorists may want to look for alternate routes to avoid long delays in...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

City Receiving Requests for Sidewalk Maintenance

May 29, 2015 – The City Council has allocated $250,000 for sidewalk repair in the recently adopted 2015-2016 City of Midland budget. Of that amount, $80,000 will be directed towards sidewalk maintenance on streets scheduled for repair in the upcoming year...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

Railroad Project to Close Portion of Waldo

May 29, 2015 – Waldo Avenue between S. Saginaw Road and Salzburg Street will be closed June 1-6 for railroad crossing repairs being conducted by Lake State Railway Company.

Detour signs will direct traffic around the affected area using Salzburg and S...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2015

Volunteer Opportunity for Teens

Attention teens! Join our Volunteen team this summer.

The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is looking for friendly, enthusiastic, and responsible teens to help with the 2015 Summer Reading Program. If you enjoy working with children, drop by Youth Servic...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2015

Now Accepting Appreciation of Beautification Nomination Forms

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 annual Appreciation ...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2015

“Jazz Up” Your Summer with Walk Midland

Take a step towards better health with the annual Walk Midland program.

Walk Midland hosts two-mile walks at various locations in Midland. Walks are free of charge and take place on Mondays at City Forest (meet at the trail head); Tuesdays at Stratfo...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2015

Get in the Swim of Summer – Swim Lessons and Swim Passes Available

Get out your bathing suit and plan to make a day of it at Midland’s Plymouth Pool this summer.

SWIM LESSONS: Plymouth Pool swim lesson registration for youth begins at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27. Parents have two options to register: online and ...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2015

Students Selected for Sister City Student Exchange Program

Three outstanding Midland students have been selected to travel to Handa, Japan, in July through the City of Midland’s sister city student exchange program. Midland and Handa have a 35-year sister city relationship and one of the most successful student e...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2015

New City GIS Mapping System Now Online

An upgraded version of the City of Midland’s comprehensive online mapping and information application is now live.

The City’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Interactive Map, first launched in 2009, has been enhanced to make it a more effective t...Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2015

Indian Street to Be Two-Way Road Until July

May 21, 2015 – Beginning Tuesday, May 26, Buttles Street between Jerome Street and Eastman Avenue will be closed for a month while crews continue work on the Eastman road reconstruction project. During work, Indian Street will be converted to a two-way s...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2015

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Available on City Website

May 18, 2015 – The City of Midland’s 2014 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...

Posted on: May 15, 2015

Weed and Grass Trimming Reminders

May 15, 2015 – 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...

Posted on: May 15, 2015

City of Midland Recycling Changes and Reminders

May 15, 2015 – Midland residents may notice some changes in the City’s monthly recycling collection program. Between now and August, work crews will place new stickers on brown recycle carts to help identify that these carts are for recyclables only. ...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2015

Pitch, Hit & Run Competition Rescheduled For May 17

May 15, 2015 – The City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department is rescheduling the 2015 Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for Sunday, May 17. This year’s event will take place at Emerson Park’s Currie Stadium from 1-3 p.m.

The competition wil...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2015

City Offices Close for Memorial Day

May 15, 2015 – All City of Midland offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday.

Residents with Monday and Tuesday refuse and week 4 recycling collections should place items at the curb on Tuesday, May 26. Items...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2015

Library Closed Sundays in Summer

May 15, 2015 – Beginning Sunday, May 24, 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 13.

Call 989-837-3430 with any questions.

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Posted on: May 13, 2015

National Peace Officers Day to be Recognized Friday

May 13, 2015 – Citizens are invited to attend a Friday, May 15 ceremony honoring peace officers currently serving their communities and those who lost their lives while safeguarding the public.

The ceremony is being held in conjunction with Peace Offic...Read on...

Posted on: May 7, 2015

Reminders about Dog Control within City

May 8, 2015 – 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...

Posted on: May 7, 2015

Sign up for MCTV’s Summer Video Camp

May 8, 2015 – Instead of watching videos, your teen can make a video and have fun. Midland County youth are invited to apply for an opportunity to work behind the scenes or in front of the camera at one of Midland Community Television’s (MCTV) Summer Vide...Read on...

Posted on: May 7, 2015

Computer Classes @ the Library

May 8, 2015 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is offering several computer classes this spring to increase your software skills:

Introduction to Word: Tuesday, May 12, 2:30 p.m. Learn how to use the ribbon to create, save, and print documents; high...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2015

Recreational Tennis Lessons for the Whole Family

April 30, 2015 – Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Greater Midland Tennis Center, is proud to announce the 2015 Tennis Lessons Program. Tennis lessons will take place at the Tennis Center.

Registration for 2015 lessons begins Monda...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

Wackerly and Waldo Construction Begins Monday

April 29, 2015 – Two major road projects in the city of Midland will begin on Monday, May 4.

Waldo Road will be closed from Wheeler Street to Diamond Drive while crews start work on the installation of storm and sanitary sewer plus water main to serv...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2015

Yard Waste Collection Stickers Required Beginning May 4

The City of Midland’s free yard waste collection within the city of Midland ends for the spring season on Friday, May 1. Collection stickers for yard waste bags and bins will be required starting Monday, May 4.

Yard waste is collected curbside on your...Read on...

Posted on: April 24, 2015

Special Election Absentee Ballot Deadline

April 24, 2015 – City of Midland voters who wish to receive an absentee ballot by mail for the May 5, 2015 Special Election must submit their application by 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. The Midland City Clerk’s Office will be open on Saturday, May 2 from 8...Read on...

Posted on: April 24, 2015

Pitch, Hit & Run Competition Scheduled for May 9

April 24, 2015 – The City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department will host the 2015 Pitch, Hit & Run Competition on Saturday, May 9. This year’s event will take place at Emerson Park’s Currie Stadium from 10 a.m. – Noon.

The competition ...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2015

City Rules Regarding Sign Usage and Advertising on Parked Vehicles

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: Section 8 of the Zonin...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2015

St. Mary’s and Valorie Closed April-June

Beginning Tuesday, April 21 and through June 30, St. Mary’s and Valorie streets will be closed to through traffic while City of Midland crews make repairs to the roadway and storm sewers. No detour routes have been assigned for the project.

For questi...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

City of Midland Recognitions & Achievements

Discover the many ways your municipality and its employees go above and beyond to provide excellent service, achieve efficiencies, and bring value to the city of Midland.

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Posted on: April 13, 2015

City Performs Water Main Flushing

April 10, 2015 – The City of Midland Water Distribution crews will begin its annual water main flushing program on Monday, April 13. Hydrants throughout the water system will systematically be opened to clean and refresh the drinking water distribution s...Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2015

Free Woodchips Available to Midland Residents

April 2, 2015 – The City of Midland currently has free woodchips at the Central Park parking lot on Collins Street across from Central Middle School. The chips are available to residents on a first come, first served basis until the supply is depleted. ...Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2015

Reminders About Parking in the City

April 2, 2015 – 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.

There is a multitude of...Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2015

2015 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Announced

April 2, 2015 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill has scheduled four household hazardous waste collection dates for 2015. Disposal dates are as follows:

• Tuesday, April 21
• Wednesday, June 24 • Thursday, August 20
• Wednesday, October 21 ...Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2015

Absentee Ballots Available for the May 5 Special Election

March 27, 2015 – Absentee ballots are available for the May 5, 2015 Special Election. Qualified electors of the city of Midland may apply for an absentee ballot at the Midland City Clerk’s Office located at 333 W. Ellsworth Street, Monday through Friday,...Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2015

City Hours and Services Affected by Easter Holiday

March 27, 2015 – Many City of Midland offices and services will be affected by the Easter holiday.

All City offices will be closed on Friday, April 3 in recognition of Good Friday.

Residents with Friday, April 3 refuse collection should place items...Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2015

Computer Classes @ the Library

March 27, 2015 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is offering three computer classes to increase your software skills.

You can learn to use Google’s free software, Picasa, to organize, edit, and share your digital photos. The class will be held on Mo...Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2015

Beach Volleyball Serves Up Summertime Fun

March 27, 2015 – Midland Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting beach volleyball team and player registrations for the 2015 summer season on Monday, April 6.

Midland Parks and Recreation’s beach volleyball leagues will begin on Monday,...Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2015

Reserve a Softball Field for Team Practice

March 27, 2015 – Midland Softball Association teams registered for the 2015 season can reserve softball diamonds for team practice at Emerson Park and Redcoats Softball Complex beginning Wednesday, April 8.

Reservations may be made at the Parks and Re...Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2015

2015 Sports Hall of Fame Tickets on Sale

March 27, 2015 – Those interested in attending the annual Midland County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony in May can purchase tickets through the City of Midland Parks and Recreation Office, 4811 N. Saginaw Road, or online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov...Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2015

Help Keep Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

March 27, 2015 – 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...

Posted on: March 25, 2015

City Construction Projects Planned for Spring and Summer 2015

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March 25, 2015 – The City of Midland Engineering Department is ramping up for a busy spring and summer, with various construction projects planned for roadways in Midland.

Major street projects that could affect citizens’ travel routes are described b...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2015

Time to Remove Winter Decorations from Midland Cemetery

March 25, 2015 – The deadline for property owners to remove winter decorations such as evergreen blankets and wreaths from plots at the Midland Cemetery is Monday, April 6. After that date, any remaining winter decorations will be removed and discarded b...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2015

City of Midland Seeks Boards & Commissions Members: Application Deadline April 24

March 25, 2015 – 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 24, 2015. Forms...Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2015

City Forest Winter Operations Coming to a Close

March 20, 2015 – The City of Midland has closed the City Forest Chalet for winter recreation equipment rentals and concessions for the 2015 winter season. The sledding hill, however, is still available for use, weather permitting.

For questions or add...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2015

Student Exchange Opportunity for Midland Teens

March 13, 2015 – Midland high schoolers have two more weeks to apply for the chance of a lifetime – to visit Midland’s sister city of Handa, Japan this summer.

Two or three Midland students will be selected for a three-week, whirlwind stay between Ju...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2015

Sign Up for MCTV Shining Stars Talent Show

March 13, 2015 – Wanna be a star? On Saturday, April 11, the Friends of MCTV will host the Midland Shining Stars Talent Show to be televised on MCTV Cable Channel 191 and viewable online. Performance tapings will take place in MCTV’s studio between 11 a...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2015

Midland City Council Nominating Petitions Available

March 13, 2015 – There’s still time to pick up nominating petitions at the Midland City Clerk’s Office for those interested in being elected to Midland’s City Council in November. The deadline to submit petitions to be considered for Council candidacy is...Read on...

Posted on: March 6, 2015

Yard Waste Collection Program Starting Up

March 6, 2015 – Although snow is still on the ground the City of Midland has begun mailing yard waste bin renewal notices to residents.

Yard waste collection will begin on Monday, April 6. Yard waste is collected curbside on your regular weekly refus...Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2015

KidVentures & Joel Tacey @ the Library

March 5, 2015 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is offering two unique programs in the coming week: the first focusing on math; and the second, a family variety show.

On Monday, March 9, students in kindergarten through 5th grade can discover how muc...Read on...

Posted on: February 27, 2015

Saturday Morning Landfill Hours Resume March 7

February 27, 2015 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill resumes Saturday morning operations beginning March 7.

The landfill will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturdays, March 7 through November 28. The landfill is open Monday t...Read on...

Posted on: February 27, 2015

Midland Board of Review to Hear Property Assessment Appeals

February 27, 2015 – The Midland Board of Review will hear property assessment appeals, by appointment only, Monday, March 9 through Thursday, March 12 at the City Assessor’s Office at Midland City Hall, 333 W. Ellsworth St.

In an effort to expedite you...Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2015

Applications for Student Exchange Program Now Available

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Students entering their junior or senior year in the fall are invited to apply for a three-week student exchange opportunity in Midland’s Sister City of Handa, Japan.

Two or three Midland students will be selected to travel to Handa for the exchange th...Read on...

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Posted on: February 13, 2015

Special Election Deadline for Absentee Ballots

February 13, 2015 – City of Midland electors who wish to receive an absentee ballot by mail for the February 24 Special Election must submit their application by 2 p.m., Saturday, February 21, 2015.

The Midland City Clerk’s Office, located in Midland ...Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2015

Come Grow with Us: Apply for Gardening Plots

February 13, 2015 – Starting February 26, the City of Midland will begin accepting applications for gardening plots at the Circle Community Garden located at the intersection of Edwin and Cambridge streets.

Applications and information on the program ...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2015

March 13 Deadline to Submit Entries for Downtown Midland’s 2015 Summer Sculpture Series

February 9, 2015 - Calling all artists and creative minds! This is your invitation to participate in the 14th Summer Sculpture Series for Downtown Midland. This year's theme is "Bikes" – everything about bikes and cycling and all things made wi...Read on...

Posted on: February 6, 2015

Mindfulness for Seniors @ the Library

Learn how to keep your mind engaged, focused, and challenged as you age. Attend the “Mindfulness for Seniors” program at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library on Wednesday, February 11 at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The speaker is Justin Oh-Lee, PhD.

...Read on...

Posted on: February 6, 2015

Midland City Council Nominating Petitions Available

Tuesday, April 21 at 4 p.m. is the deadline to submit a nominating petition for persons interested in being elected to Midland’s City Council in November.

Midland is divided into five districts, called wards, and each of these wards elects a City Cou...Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2015

Winter Tax Deadline Tuesday, February 17

January 30, 2015 – The City of Midland reminds property owners that the last day for payment of December 2014 taxes – without penalty – is Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

Winter tax bills may be paid by check or cash at the Midland City Treasurer's Office,...Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2015

Job Opportunities Website Portal Now Live

January 30, 2015 – The City of Midland Human Resources Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new online resource for City job openings.

The new web page will provide a quick and convenient application process for those interested in City of...Read on...

Posted on: January 23, 2015

Midland Girls Softball League Announces Fast Pitch Spring League

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 six-week recreational league for girls ages 5-13 in Midland and surrou...Read on...

Posted on: January 23, 2015

Tablet Users Group @ the Library

Learn how to better use your tablet at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library. Bring your tablet (Android, Apple) to the Library to learn and share tips about your gadget.

In January, the lesson will be on how to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from the Libr...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2015

Aging Brain @ the Library

January 19, 2015 – The aging brain and senior citizens are the focus of the next lecture in a series of programs about the “Amazing Brain” at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library. This free lecture will be held on Wednesday, January 21 at 2:30 p.m. in the L...Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Study Week & KidVentures: Penguin Party

January 9, 2015 - The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is offering programs targeting students of different ages.

Teens can study before semester exams at the Library from Saturday, January 10 through Saturday, January 17. Individual and group study spa...Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Coalition Established for Safe Community Efforts

January 9, 2015 – A coalition of community members has been selected to oversee the City of Midland’s efforts to achieve a Safe Community accreditation from the National Safety Council.

Safe Community is a program designed to help residents of a commu...Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Reserve Picnic Shelters at Midland Parks Beginning January 12

January 9, 2015 – Those interested in reserving a picnic shelter at select parks in Midland may do so beginning Monday, January 12, 2015.

On Monday, January 12, City of Midland residents only may reserve shelters, in person, from 7:30 a.m. until noon a...Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2015

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

January 9, 2015 – Take this opportunity to enjoy wintertime activities at Midland’s City Forest. City Forest will be open beginning Friday, January 9, weather permitting.

Recreation activities available include the toboggan run, sled hill, ice skating...Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Civic Arena Ideal for Field Trips

January 9, 2015 – A special opportunity awaits those looking for a unique school field trip.

The Midland Civic Arena offers free admission during school hours for preschool to elementary school groups with at least 20 children per group. Activities ...Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Adult Battle & Classic Movies @ the Library

January 9, 2015 – A reading competition and Alfred Hitchcock are the focus of two unique programs coming up at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.

Registrations starts on January 12 for teams and individuals who want to participate in the Battle of the...Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Absentee Ballots now Available for February Special Election

January 9, 2015 – Absentee ballots are now available for the February 24, 2015 Special Election. Qualified electors in the city of Midland may obtain an absentee ballot at the Midland City Clerk’s Office, located at 333 W. Ellsworth Street, Monday throug...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2015

City of Midland Parks and Recreation Plan Available for Review

January 7, 2015 - A draft recreation plan for the City of Midland is now available for review at the Midland Parks and Recreation office (4811 N. Saginaw Road), the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library (1710 W. St. Andrews Road), or online at www.cityofmidlandmi...Read on...

Posted on: December 31, 2014

February 1 Deadline for Sidewalk Requests

December 31, 2014 – 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.
...Read on...

Posted on: December 23, 2014

Currie Bridge Week-Long Closure

The Currie Parkway Bridge will be closed from January 5-9 for forestry-related work. Motorists should use Currie Parkway off of M-20 to access locations along the parkway.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 98...Read on...

Posted on: December 19, 2014

Library Receives Grant

December 19, 2014 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library received a grant for $2,000 from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. These funds will be used towards operations including programming and promotional activities.

“The Trustees of the Found...Read on...

Posted on: December 19, 2014

Proper Disposal of Christmas Trees

December 19, 2014 – 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 29 and end January 9. After January 9, the City o...Read on...

Posted on: December 12, 2014

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

All City of Midland offices will close Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25 in recognition of the Christmas holiday and Thursday, January 1 in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

Residents with Wednesday, December 24 refuse and Week 4 re...Read on...

Posted on: December 12, 2014

Apply for Community Development Block Grant Funds

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

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

Posted on: December 5, 2014

City of Midland Calendar and Services Guide Coming Soon!

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The 2015 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 8.

The City’s Calendar and Services Guide serves as a handy, ye...Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2014

One More Week for Citizens Academy Applications

There is still time to register for the City of Midland’s ninth 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. Applications will ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 5, 2014

Fall Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Season Ending

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 in the city of Midland has ended, but yard waste collection in bins and kraft paper compost b...Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2014

Phone Call for You… It’s “Santa Calling”!

Moms and dads – good news! Santa called the Midland Parks and Recreation Department and has asked our office to patch calls from the North Pole to your home on Tuesday, December 9 through Thursday, December 11. Calls will be patched through from 6-8 p.m...Read on...

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Posted on: November 21, 2014

Safety Tips on Holiday Lights and Decorations

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 Association and U.S. Fire Adm...Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2014

City Offices Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

All City of Midland offices will be closed on November 27 and 28 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Refuse and recyclables will not be collected on Thursday, November 27 or Friday, November 28. Residents with Thursday, November 27 refuse and ...Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2014

Speak Up on City Services and Budget Priorities

Midland citizens: we want to hear from you! Sign up to attend a relaxed open forum during which citizens and their councilmen can talk about City services and our fiscal priorities for the coming year.

Scheduled for Monday, December 1, Coffee with Cou...Read on...

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Posted on: November 19, 2014

Street Repairs to Take Place on November 24

November 18, 2014 – On Monday, November 24, the City of Midland Water Division will be working in conjunction with their restoration contractor to finish up outstanding road repairs from this past construction season.

These repairs will result in road...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2014

City Mails Winter Tax Notices

November 14, 2014 – The City of Midland will mail winter tax notices the first week
in December. Winter taxes are due and payable, without penalty or interest, from December 1, 2014 through February 17, 2015. Property owners who do not receive a winte...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2014

Calling All Santas: Help the North Pole Give Midland Children a Jingle

November 14, 2014 – The North Pole has asked the City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department to spread the word that Santa will be available on the evenings of December 9-11 to call Midland children.

To help in this effort, Parks and Recreation i...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2014

Before You Watch the Ball Drop… Play Ball!

November 14, 2014 – Midland Parks and Recreation is excited to announce their annual New Year’s Eve softball tournament, Diamonds of White Snow Softball Tournament.

This unique tournament takes place in conjunction with the Midnight on Main New Year’...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2014

Start of Final Round of Fall Leaf Collection

November 14, 2014 – The City of Midland Department of Public Services (DPS) will begin its final round of fall leaf collection on Monday, November 17.

Collection crews will begin in Area C and then proceed through areas D, A, and B.

Residents can...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2014

Share Your Thoughts on City Services and Budget Priorities

November 14, 2014 – First there was a survey, then focus groups, now it’s Coffee with Council!

Scheduled for Monday, December 1, Coffee with Council completes a three-phase program to seek public input on how the City of Midland can improve City serv...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2014

Midland Board of Review Considers Principal Residence and Poverty Exemption Applications

November 14, 2014 – 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, December...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2014

UM-Dearborn’s iLabs’ eCities Research Recognizes Midland for Developing Positive Entrepreneurial Cli

November 13, 2014 – Midland is one of six communities across Michigan identified for the strategies they employ to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development, according to the annual eCities study.

The study, conducted by iLabs, University...Read on...

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Posted on: November 7, 2014

Mindfulness at Library

November 7, 2014 – Stop running your life on autopilot and learn to be more alive in the present moment. See how mindfulness can improve your ability to focus and find emotional stability and happiness.

A lecture on mindfulness will be presented at ...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2014

Parks and Recreation Announces “A Night at the North Pole”

November 7, 2014 – Parks and Recreation has planned a festive way for children ages 5-10 to prepare for the upcoming holidays by again hosting “A Night at the North Pole” at the City Forest Chalet.

“A Night at the North Pole” will be offered two separa...Read on...

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Posted on: November 5, 2014

Antenna Removal Set for Friday

November 5, 2014 – Ann Street between Gordon and Ashman streets will be closed on Friday, November 7 while crews remove two old antennas from atop The H Hotel. The closure will begin at 8 a.m. and should last 8-12 hours.

For more information, contac...Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2014

Beautification Advisory Committee Seeking New Members

November 5, 2014 – The Beautification Advisory Committee is looking for new members to serve the community and they invite the public to apply.

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

Posted on: November 5, 2014

Apply Today for Ninth Annual Citizens Academy

November 5, 2014 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce the ninth annual Midland Citizens Academy – a free, 10 week course designed to give citizens an up-close and personal look at how local government functions and helps shape our community.

...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2014

Change Clocks and Test Fire Safety Devices on Sunday, November 2

October 31, 2014 – As the time change approaches on Sunday, November 2, 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 carbon monoxide detectors....Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2014

Wimpy Kid Party @ the Library

October 31, 2014 – Looking for activities for your kindergartener through 5th grader? Our KidVenture programs offer a variety of drop-in events, often scheduled on Professional Development Days for the Midland Public Schools. The next KidVenture, “Wimpy ...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2014

City of Midland Recognizes Beautification Efforts

October 31, 2014 – The beautification efforts of 14 residential properties and four non-residential properties will be recognized on Thursday, November 6 at the annual Appreciation of Beautification Awards ceremony.

Scheduled for 7 p.m. in Midland Ci...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2014

2014-15 Battle of the Books Kickoff Set for Saturday, November 8

October 31, 2014 – Kickoff of the 2014-15 Battle of the Books season will be held at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library on Saturday, November 8 in the Library Auditorium. The kickoff features a presentation by Heather Vogel Frederick, author of last year’...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2014

Now Accepting Midland County Sports Hall of Fame Nominations

October 31, 2014 – Nominations for the 2014-2015 Midland County Sports Hall of Fame will be accepted at the City of Midland Parks and Recreation Office until November 15.

The Midland community recognizes leaders in the sports community through the Hall...Read on...

Posted on: October 24, 2014

Happy Halloween Party at Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

October 24, 2014 – Join us for Halloween fun at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library on Friday, October 31.

From 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., children can trick or treat, enjoy a snack, and color a Halloween picture. Get into the Halloween spirit with music and d...Read on...

Posted on: October 24, 2014

Halloween Trick-or-Treating Hours and Safety Tips

October 24, 2014 – The Midland Police Department encourages those planning on participating in Halloween trick-or-treating on Friday, October 31 to do so between the hours of 6-8 p.m.

The police department also offers these tips for ensuring safety dur...Read on...

Posted on: October 24, 2014

Deadline for Absentee Ballots for the November 4 General Election

October 24, 2014 – Electors of the City of Midland who wish to receive an absentee ballot for the November 4 General Election by mail must submit their application by 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014. The Midland City Clerk’s office will be open Sat...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2014

Window Project @ the Library

October 22, 2014 – A project to replace the remaining original windows in the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library has begun.

Construction crews have begun building a temporary wall in the Quiet Room, which overlooks the Japanese Garden. This room features...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2014

Fall Leaf Collection Begins Monday, October 27 in Area C

October 20, 2014 – The fall leaf collection program officially kicks off Monday, October 27 in Heavy Refuse Collection Area C and will proceed through areas D, A, and B.

Residents on major streets (see list below) should rake leaves onto the outlawn (...Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2014

Teen Brain @ the Library

October 16, 2014 – Gain a better understanding of the teen brain in the next lecture at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.

Eric Smith, PhD, will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22 in the Library Auditorium. Smith will discuss how the brain ope...Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2014

Ellsworth Reconstruction Project Continues

October 16, 2014 – Ellsworth Street between George and Rodd streets is reopening on Monday, October 20. Ellsworth between Rodd and Ashman remains closed.

Beginning Monday, October 20, Rodd Street between Main and Buttles will be closed until the proje...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2014

Emerson Park Closed for Two Days

October 9, 2014 – The majority of Emerson Park will be closed to the public on Monday, October 13 for park maintenance. The skating rink will remain open during the day.

The park will reopen on Tuesday, October 14.

For more information about the ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 9, 2014

Flood Insurance and Hazard Areas

October 9, 2014 – 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. For Midland residents, this ...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2014

Reminders on Election Sign Placement

October 9, 2014 – With the November 4 General Election only a few weeks away, the City of Midland would like to remind citizens of regulations regarding election sign placement.
• Election signs may be placed on private property only.• Signs may not be...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2014

Water Main Replacement Project Starts Monday

October 3, 2014 – A water main replacement project on North Saginaw Road started on Thursday, October 2 instead of the originally planned date of Tuesday, September 30. The City of Midland Water Division will begin replacement activities on North Sagina...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2014

Submit Requests for Public Improvements by November 1

October 3, 2014 – It is that time of year again – time to request public water and sewer service and paving of gravel streets in city of Midland locations that currently do not have these amenities.

If there is a public improvement project of this nat...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2014

Friends of MCTV Magic Show

October 3, 2014 –The Friends of MCTV invite you to attend a Magic Show on Sunday, October 12 at 3 p.m. in the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Auditorium. This family-friendly show features magicians Cameron Zvara and Jeff Nalazek.

Tickets are $5 for age...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2014

Open House Planned for Fire Prevention Week

October 3, 2014 – Fire Prevention Week in Midland is October 5-11. To help emphasize fire safety, the Midland Fire Department will hold its annual Fire Prevention Open House on Saturday, October 11, 1-4 p.m.

Fire Station One, 816 E. Haley Street, is...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2014

Midland Firefighters Go “Pink” for Cancer Cause

October 3, 2014 – Midland firefighters will be going “Passionately Pink for the Cure” for the month of October in an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer, support women who are currently battling cancer, and raise funds for the Midland County “Te...Read on...

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Posted on: October 3, 2014

Share Your Thoughts on City Services and Budget Priorities

October 3, 2014 – There’s one more week to fill out a survey asking how well you think the City of Midland is meeting your needs, and what you think your city government’s fiscal priorities should be. The deadline to take the online survey is Friday, Octo...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2014

Three Free Weeks of Yard Waste Bag Collection Begins October 6

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September 30, 2014 – The City of Midland will offer three free weeks of yard waste collection from Monday, October 6 through Friday, October 24. During this period, the City will suspend the 35-cent per bag sticker and annual yard waste bin sticker typic...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2014

Absentee Ballots Available for the November 4 General Election

September 30, 2014 – Absentee ballots are available for the November 4, 2014 General Election. Qualified electors of the city of Midland may apply for an absentee ballot at the Midland City Clerk’s Office, located at 333 W. Ellsworth Street, Monday throu...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2014

Kids Invited to Celebrate International Walk to School Day

September 26, 2014 – Midland’s Non-Motorized Transportation (NMT) Committee encourages K-12 students to walk or bike to school on October 8 in recognition of International Walk to School Day.

In the U.S., Walk to School Day is expected to be celebrate...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2014

Surface Treatment Program Set for Major and Local Streets

September 26, 2014 – Weather permitting, slurry seal or micro-surfacing will be applied to Midland roads beginning Monday, September 29.

Major streets affected include Joseph, Elisenal, Discovery, and Rodd streets. Work on the major streets will be ...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2014

Water Main Replacement Project Starts Tuesday

September 26, 2014 – On Tuesday, September 30, the City of Midland Water Division will begin water main replacement activities on North Saginaw Road from Sturgeon Creek to West Main streets.

The first phase of this project will involve conducting dril...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2014

Carpenter Street Closure on Tuesday

September 22, 2014 – The City of Midland will repair a sanitary sewer on Carpenter Street on Tuesday, September 23. Carpenter from Mill to State streets will be closed during work.

A detour will route motorists to North Street around the repair site...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2014

October 6 Deadline for Registering to Vote in November Election

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The deadline for registering to vote in the November 4 General Election is Monday, October 6 at 5 p.m.

Persons may register to vote at any Secretary of State office or at any county, city, village, or township clerk’s office.

When registering to vot...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2014

Time to Remove Decorations from Midland Cemetery

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.

Beginning October 2, cemetery personnel sta...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2014

Plymouth Water Storage Tank to Undergo Cleaning and Maintenance

Beginning Monday, September 22, the City of Midland Water Division will perform annual inspections, maintenance, and interior cleaning on the Plymouth elevated water storage tank. The project should be complete by Monday, September 29, weather permitting...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2014

"Pondering Downtown Midland" Summer Sculpture Series Auction Closes Sculpture Season

On Thursday, September 18, Downtown Midland auctioned off the 11 sculptures enjoyed by downtown visitors all summer long, providing more than $6,000 to help advance the 2015 Summer Sculpture Series.

“We are so grateful for all the artists, sponsors a...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2014

Help Keep Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

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’s Code of Ordinances, dumping materials into waterways has the...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2014

Help Parks and Recreation Shape the Next Five Years!

Every five years the Parks and Recreation Department revamps our Master Plan. The plan identifies new projects along with existing maintenance needs that will help guide our actions going forward and to make the best use of our resources.

We are lookin...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2014

Ellsworth Reconstruction Project Continues

September 12, 2014 – From Monday, September 15 to mid-October, Ellsworth Street from George to Ashman streets will be closed to through traffic while crews continue a project to create a new street, curb and gutter, new sidewalks, and decorative landscapi...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2014

City Seeking Best Photos of Midland

September 19, 2014 – Today's the last day to enter your favorite snapshots of life in our community in the City of Midland’s annual Calendar Photo Contest. The deadline for the contest is 5pm.

The 2015 City Calendar and Services Guide will include p...Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2014

Repair of Storm Water Basins Starts Friday

September 11, 2014 – Beginning Friday, September 12, motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on Lyon, Patrick, and Jefferson streets for the repair of four storm water catch basins at these intersections.

Work is weather dependent, with an...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2014

Summer Taxes Due Mid-September

September 9, 2014 – Summer tax payments are due and payable without penalty or interest, through September 15, 2014, to the City of Midland Treasurer’s Office, 333 W. Ellsworth St. A four percent (4%) penalty is assessed to payments or unpaid balances af...Read on...

Posted on: September 5, 2014

Library Open on Sundays

September 5, 2014 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will open again on Sunday afternoons, beginning on September 7. The Library will be open from 1-5 p.m. The Library is located at 1710 W. St. Andrews Road in Midland.

Many of the Library’s resources...Read on...

Posted on: September 5, 2014

Mobile Money Program @ the Library

September 5, 2014 – You can learn about mobile payment options, the cash alternative for small business, garage sales, craft fairs, and more at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.

The Introduction to Mobile Money demonstration will be held on Thursday,...Read on...

Posted on: September 5, 2014

New Cameras and Editing at MCTV

September 5, 2014 – Midland Community Television is now offering training on new cameras and editing equipment.

Five JVC HD cameras were purchased with a $25,000 grant from the Friends of MCTV. These cameras will be used by MCTV’s access users and st...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2014

Join in Fun Run/Walk for Special Olympics

Runners/walkers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 11 in Midland. The event is not a race, but a leisurely run/walk to bring people together for th...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2014

Intermittent Lane Closures at Eastlawn and Swede

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August 18, 2014 – A sewer pipe project will create intermittent lane closures at the intersection of Eastlawn and Swede streets on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 19
and 20.

A pipe lining project on Swede between Eastlawn and Patrick streets will be in...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2014

Are You Brave Enough to be “Fast Food”?

August 14, 2014 – The Midland Parks and Recreation Department will partner with the Rock Center 4 Youth Development to offer Midland’s first-ever 5K Zombie Run in City Forest.

The 5K Zombie Run will take place on Saturday, October 11 at Midland City ...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2014

Midland Parks and Recreation Offering Discounted Red Wings Tickets

August 14, 2014 – Midland Parks and Recreation is offering discounted Detroit Red Wings tickets to Midland residents for select 2014-2015 games through a partnership with the Michigan Recreation & Park Association (MRPA).

Under the program, Midland...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2014

Plymouth Pool to be Doggone Busy During Dog Swim

August 14, 2014 – Plymouth Pool is going to the dogs!

Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce their annual Pooches at the Pool Dog Swim on Saturday, September 6. Owners will have the opportunity to fetch their Fido and take a swim before...Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2014

Pavement Marking Project Starts Thursday

August 6, 2014 – City of Midland crews will apply pavement markings on city streets from Thursday, August 7 to Monday, August 11.

Construction cones will be set up near wet paint. Motorists are asked to steer clear of affected areas until cones are ...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2014

Ellsworth Reconstruction Beginning Mid-August

August 1, 2014 – Reconstruction of Ellsworth Street from George to Ashman streets will begin in mid-August. The project will include a new street, curb and gutter, new sidewalks, and decorative landscaping.

The reconstruction will include closing Ell...Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2014

Ashman and Washington Construction Nearing Completion

July 30, 2014 – The first two phases of construction work on E. Ashman and Washington streets is substantially complete. Ashman Street and Washington between Ashman and Eastlawn Drive will be reopening by Friday, August 1.

The third and final phase –...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2014

Sister City Exchange Students Arrive for Whirlwind Visit

Eri Matsumoto Visits Dow Gardens

June 25- 2014 - Three high school students from Midland’s Sister City of Handa, Japan flew to Midland on Tuesday to start a three-week exchange program. Keitaro Mase (16), Riho Kawai (16), and Eri Matsumoto (15) were chosen to represent Handa in this rec...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2014

Primary Election Deadline for Absentee Ballots

July 25, 2014 – City of Midland electors who wish to receive an absentee ballot for the August 5 Primary Election by mail must submit their application by 2 p.m., Saturday, August 2, 2014.

The Midland City Clerk’s Office, located in Midland City Hall,...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2014

Get Your Kicks with Parks and Recreation’s Fall Coed Adult Kickball League!

July 25, 2014 – Ready for some old-school fun? The Midland Parks and Recreation Department will offer a fall coed adult kickball league again this year.

The season will begin on Sunday, September 7. Teams must be comprised of a minimum of 10 player...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2014

Fall Coed Softball Team Registration Underway

July 25, 2014 – The Midland Parks and Recreation Department will partner with the Midland Softball Association to offer a coed softball program this fall.

The season tentatively begins in September. Teams will play a 10-game schedule with an average ...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2014

Committee Seeking Beautification Award Nominations

July 25, 2014 – 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. Properties may be nominated for a 2014 Appreciation o...Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2014

Currie Bridge Revamp Begins Tuesday

July 18, 2014 – A treasured city landmark is about to undergo a facelift.

A project to renovate the 106-year-old Currie Parkway Bridge begins Tuesday, July 22. The steel bridge will undergo driving deck repairs and receive a coat of red paint that i...Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2014

New Human Resources Director Named

July 18, 2014 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Carol A. Stone has been hired to serve as Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations, effective August 11, 2014.

Ms. Stone brings 34 years of human resources and city government exper...Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2014

Position Available on Dial-A-Ride Advisory Commission

July 18, 2014 - Midland City Council is accepting applications to fill a position on the Dial-A-Ride Advisory Commission.

The Dial-A-Ride Advisory Commission is looking for a senior representative, 65 years or older, to fill a position that will expi...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2014

ACT Practice Test @ the Library

July 11, 2014 – High school students can gauge their readiness for the ACT College Admissions Test at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.

A free ACT Practice Test will be held on Wednesday, July 16 from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Youth Services area. ...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2014

Midland Board of Review Meeting July 22

July 11, 2014 – The Midland Board of Review will consider principal residence exemptions, poverty exemption applications and any clerical errors or mutual mistakes of fact during a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 22 from 9 – 10 a.m. at Midland City Ha...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2014

Road Closure on Swede Avenue Set for Wednesday

July 8, 2014 – Swede Avenue from Airfield Lane to Eastlawn Drive will be closed on Wednesday, July 9 to install water main and sanitary sewer connections related to the Midland Place Apartments development. The roadway will be reopened by the end of the ...Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2014

Enjoy Summer Splashtacular Teen Nights at Plymouth Pool

July 3, 2014 – Teens will have the chance to enjoy a fun-filled evening at Plymouth Pool on Wednesday nights, July 9, July 16, and July 23, during the Splashtacular Teen Nights hosted by the Legacy Center for Community Success, The Rock Youth Center, and ...Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2014

Reminders on Election Sign Placement

July 3, 2014 – With the August 5 Primary Election only a month away, the City of Midland would like to remind citizens of regulations regarding election sign placement.
• Election signs may be placed on private property only.• Signs may not be placed i...Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2014

Family Concert @ the Library

July 3, 2014 – Treat your family to a free concert at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. Gemini will perform award-winning original songs and folk songs from around the world.

Gemini is made ...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2014

City Offices Close for Independence Day

June 26, 2014 – All City of Midland offices, including the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, the Sanitary Landfill, and Dial-A-Ride Transportation, will be closed on Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The Jack Barstow Municipal Airport will b...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2014

Enjoy July 4 Festivities but Leave Personal Fireworks at Home

June 26, 2014 – Big events are planned in Midland for July 4. Join City of Midland Parks and Recreation as it produces the area’s greatest display of fireworks and entertainment.

In 2014 we are going country! Butch Heath will kick off the night by ta...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2014

Absentee Ballots Now Available for August Primary Election

June 26, 2014 – Absentee ballots are now available for the August 5, 2014 Primary Election. Qualified electors in the city of Midland may obtain an absentee ballot at the Midland City Clerk’s Office, located at 333 W. Ellsworth Street, Monday through Fri...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2014

Summer Tax Notices

June 26, 2014 – Summer tax notices to city of Midland property owners are scheduled to be mailed out the first week of July. Summer taxes are due and payable without penalty or interest, from July 1 through September 15, 2014.

Property owners who do...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2014

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Available on City Website

June 26, 2014 – The City of Midland’s 2013 Drinking Water Quality Report is available on the City website at http://www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/waterreport. Printed copies of the report are available at City Hall and the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Referenc...Read on...

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Posted on: June 24, 2014

WELCOME TO THE CITY'S NEW WEBSITE!

June 24, 2014 - Welcome to cityofmidlandmi.gov, your online source of information about all things City of Midland, Michigan. Our new website replaces the site located at midland-mi.org.

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Posted on: June 20, 2014

OverDrive Challenge @ the Library

June 20, 2014 – You can help the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library win money to buy more eBooks. Take part in the OverDrive Challenge before the end of June.

Go to the Library’s website and check out eBooks on your computer, eReader, or mobile device. Y...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2014

Parks and Recreation's Lifetime Education and Adventure Program (L.E.A.P.) Set to Start

The City of Midland’s popular summer recreation program for adults who have disabilities kicks off Monday, June 16.

Midland’s Lifetime Education and Adventure Program (L.E.A.P.) features supervised activities to broaden experiences and skills for par...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2014

Summer Reading at the Library

The Summer Reading program at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library starts with a special event on Thursday, June 19. “Fizz Boom Bash” will celebrate science and reading.

The Bash will take place from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Hands-on science activities incl...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2014

"Jazz Up" Your Summer with the Walk Midland Program

Take a step towards better health with the annual Walk Midland program.

The program hosts two-mile walks at various locations in Midland. New in 2014, City Forest has been added as a site on Monday nights. Walks are free of charge and take place on ...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2014

Plymouth Pool Now Open!

Plymouth Pool is now open for the season.

As in past years, the Midland Parks and Recreation Department will offer lap and open swim times as well as season passes for summer fun at Midland’s only outdoor public pool. One-day admission to the pool is ...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2014

Midland Parks and Recreation Offers the Grand Experience at Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel

Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) and Saginaw County Parks and Recreation Commission, announces an all-inclusive bus trip to the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

The bus trip...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2014

Westbound US-10 BR Traffic Rerouted for Roundabout Construction

Starting Monday, June 9, motorists traveling westbound on M-20/US-10 Business Route (BR) near construction of the Michigan Department of Transportation’s new roundabout will want to note detour routes set to be in place through the week of June 16.

The...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2014

Parks With Water Features Opening

The City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department will open the Gerstacker and Longview sprayparks for the season on May 24.

Gerstacker Spraypark, located at 100 Ashman Street near the Tridge, features waterspouts for families looking to splish-splas...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2014

Get in the Swim of Summer - Swim Lessons and Passes Available

Get out your bathing suit and plan to make a day of it at Midland’s Plymouth Pool this summer.

SWIM LESSONS: Swim lesson registration begins on Wednesday, May 28 online and in person. In-person registration is from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Plymouth P...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2014

Weed and Grass Trimming Reminders

The City of Midland Department of Public Services 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 pertain ...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2014

Teens Invited to Help Out During Summer Reading Program

Attention teens! If you like working with children and have some free time this summer, the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is looking for youth entering grades 7-12 to help with the 2014 Summer Reading Program.

Interested teens are invited to drop by Y...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2014

Sign Up For MCTV's Summer Video Camp

Applications are now being accepted for two separate camps. This year’s program will take place Monday through Thursday, 1-5 p.m., during the weeks of June 23 and August 4. Midland County youth ages 12-17 are eligible to sign up for one of the two camps...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2014

Library Closed Sundays in Summer

Beginning Sunday, May 25, 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 7.

Call 989-837-3430 with any questions.

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Posted on: May 16, 2014

Sign Up For MCTV's Summer Video Camp

Lights! Camera! Action! Midland County youth are invited to apply for an opportunity to work behind the scenes or in front of the camera at one of Midland Community Television’s (MCTV) Summer Video Camps.

Applications are now being accepted for two se...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2014

Road Construction Impacts to Downtown Midland

May 16, 2014 – Change is building in downtown Midland, and with it comes temporary road closures due to construction.

Throughout the remainder of May and into June watch for temporary closures of one lane and parking spaces along Ashman Street from Ann...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2014

Ashman and Washington Construction Beginning Monday

May 16, 2014 – On Monday, May 19, crews will begin street reconstruction activities on East Ashman Street from Cambridge to Swede, and on Washington Street from East Ashman to Eastlawn.

Work will be performed on the south side of Ashman and on the east...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2014

City Offices Close for Memorial Day

May 16, 2014 – All City of Midland offices will be closed on Monday, May 26, in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday.

Residents with Monday and Tuesday refuse and week 4 recycling collections should place items at the curb on Tuesday, May 27. Items...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2014

Library to Showcase Renovations

This event marks the completion of a $3 million renovation project made possible with a grant from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, marking their 75th Anniversary.

Features of the project include a new lobby; self check-out stations; new car...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2014

National Peace Officers Day to be Recognized on May 15

The ceremony is being held in conjunction with Peace Officers Memorial Day, a national day of recognition of law enforcement officials. The event starts at 4 p.m. at the Midland Law Enforcement Center.

“Peace officers exemplify dedication and selflessn...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2014

Reminders About Dog Control in the City

Reminders are as follows:

Section 3-17 of the Code of Ordinances states: It shall be unlawful for any person to permit or allow any dog, whether licensed or unlicensed, to run at large or stray beyond the premises of such owner unless under reasonable...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2014

Recreational Tennis Lessons for the Whole Family

Registration for 2014 tennis lessons begins Monday, May 5 online or at the Midland Parks and Recreation Office, 4811 N. Saginaw Road. To register online, visit www.midland-mi.org/recreation. There is a convenience fee to register online.

For more in...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2014

City Boards & Commissions Applications Due May 2

Midland residents interested in serving on a City of Midland board or commission have one more week to apply for any number of positions.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m., Friday, May 2, 2014. Forms are located on the City of Midland website...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2014

Swearing-In Ceremony for Three New Midland Police Officers

Midland Police Chief Cliff Block will officially recognize the officers who are joining Midland’s 48-member force:
Charles Elwood BrownEric James Coney
Brennon John Warren

“These new members of our public safety team are making a commitment to the...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

City Rules Regarding Sign Usage and Advertising on Parked Vehicles

Rummage/Yard Sale Signage: Section 8 of the Zoning Ordinance prohibits off-premise advertising signs. In addition, Section 22-2(a) of the City’s Code of Ordinances prohibits the placement of signs that advertise such things as open houses, business or c...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2014

City's "Three Free" Program Begins Monday, April 14

April 7, 2014 – To coincide with the start of the spring yard waste collection season, the City of Midland’s popular Three Free program begins Monday, April 14. During these three weeks – set for April 14 to May 2 – residents may dispose of yard waste in...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2014

2014 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Announced

April 4, 2014 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill has scheduled four household hazardous waste collection dates for 2014. Disposal dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 22
  • Wednesday, June 25
  • Thursday, August 21
  • Tuesday, October 14

On these dates, Mid...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2014

Midland City Council Nominating Petitions Available for Ward 3 Position

April 4, 2014 – Nominating petitions for the vacant Ward 3 Midland City Council seat are available at the City Clerk’s Office.

The Ward 3 post was vacated by Councilman J.Dee Brooks, who was elected in November 2013 to serve a two-year term on the Coun...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2014

Reminders About Parking in the City

April 4, 2014 – With the Great Lakes Loons’ first home game set for April 8 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.

There is a multitude of...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

City Performs Water Main Flushing

April 1, 2014 – City of Midland Water Distribution crews will begin their annual water main flushing program on Monday, April 7. Hydrants throughout the water system will systematically be opened to clean and refresh the drinking water distribution syste...Read on...

Posted on: March 28, 2014

Beach Volleyball Serves Up Summertime Fun

March 28, 2014 – Midland Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting beach volleyball team and player registrations for the 2014 summer season on Monday, March 31.

Midland Parks and Recreation’s beach volleyball leagues will begin on Monday, J...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2014

Midland Civic Arena Offers Adult Drop-In Soccer

March 25, 2014 – Beginning immediately, any adult interested in playing indoor soccer will be welcome at the Midland Civic Arena turf field Mondays through Fridays from noon – 2 p.m. Admission for each session is $5.

For additional information, call ...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2014

Beautification Advisory Committee Wins Community Service Award

March 21, 2014 – The Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce that the City of Midland Beautification Advisory Committee has received the Community Service Award from the Michigan Recreation and Park Association. The award recognizes individu...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2014

Help Keep Waterways Clean & Debris-Free

March 21, 2014 – 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...

Posted on: March 14, 2014

City Construction Projects Planned for Spring & Summer 2014

Project Information Table

March 14, 2014 – The City of Midland Engineering Department is ramping up for a busy spring and summer, with various construction projects planned for roadways in Midland.

Major street projects that could affect citizens’ travel routes are described be...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2014

Let's Grow at the Circle Area Community Garden

March 14, 2014 – The City of Midland is now accepting applications for gardening plots at the Circle Area Community Garden located at the intersection of Edwin and Cambridge streets. The deadline for submissions has been extended until all plots are fill...Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2014

Midland Board of Review to Hear Property Assessment Appeals

February 28, 2014 – The Midland Board of Review will hear property assessment appeals, by appointment only, Monday, March 10 through Friday, March 14 at the City Assessor’s Office at Midland City Hall, 333 West Ellsworth Street.

In an effort to expedit...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2014

Midland a Top Community for Middle Class

February 26, 2014 – Midland County is a great place for middle class America.

So says CNNMoney, which listed Midland County as one of eight communities across the country where the middle class thrives. The county was noted for its strong business base...Read on...

Posted on: February 21, 2014

Saturday Morning Landfill Hours Resume March 1

February 21, 2014 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill resumes Saturday morning operations beginning March 1.

The landfill will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturdays, March 1 through November 29. The landfill is open Monday t...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

City Selects Billy Casper Golf Selected to Manage Currie Golf Course

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2014

CONTACT:
Rich KatzBilly Casper Golf / Buffalo Communications
Ph: 703-891-3319Email

City of Midland (Michigan) Selects Billy Casper Golf Selected to Manage Currie Golf Course

(VIENNA, VA) – The City of Mi...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

Special Election Deadline for Absentee Ballots

February 14, 2014 – City of Midland electors who wish to receive an absentee ballot by mail for the February 25 Special Election must submit their application by 2 p.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014.

The Midland City Clerk’s Office, located in Midland C...Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2014

Bid Online for City of Midland Surplus Equipment

January 31, 2014 – Cars, trucks, and other commercial items and equipment no longer needed by the City of Midland are being sold via an online auction service.

The City is now using GOVDEALS Surplus Auction to sell its surplus items. The online aucti...Read on...

Posted on: January 17, 2014

Absentee Ballots Now Available for February Special Election

January 17, 2014 – Absentee ballots are now available for the February 25, 2014 Special Election. Qualified electors in the city of Midland may obtain an absentee ballot at the Midland City Clerk’s Office, located at 333 West Ellsworth Street, Monday thr...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2014

MCTV Channel Changes

January 14, 2014 – Midland’s four cable access channels are on the move. Charter Communications, one of Midland’s video providers, has notified the City of Midland that the channels will be moved to new locations on Tuesday, January 21. The new line-up ...Read on...

Posted on: January 10, 2014

Reserve Picnic Shelters at Midland Parks Beginning January 13

January 10, 2014 – Those interested in reserving a picnic shelter at select parks in Midland may do so beginning Monday, January 13, 2014.

Posted on: January 3, 2014

Water Distribution Asks Residents to Adopt a Fire Hydrant

As winter’s snow continues to accumulate, please help the City of Midland Fire & Water Departments by adopting the fire hydrant closest to your home or business and keeping it free of snow during the winter season.

Please make it a point to uncover...Read on...

Posted on: January 3, 2014

Midland Police Department - There's an App for That!

Police Department App

January 3, 2014 – Check out the Midland Police Department’s new free mobile application for your handheld devices.

The Midland Police Department hopes to use this app to improve lines of communication with the community. People will have more open ac...Read on...