Plymouth Pool is going to the dogs (socially distanced of course)! Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the 10th annual Pooches at the Pool Dog Swim on Saturday, September 12. During the event, owners (one owner per pup this year) will have the opportunity to fetch their Fido and take a swim at Plymouth Pool. Plymouth Pool features a zero-depth entry and a deep well – perfect for any pooch. Each dog will get 30 minutes in the pool with swim times varying from 10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Cost is $8.00 per dog. Owners will be responsible for providing written proof of vaccinations and spay/neuter verification on the day of the event (tags do not suffice). Thanks goes to Midland Animal Clinic for providing this service. New for 2020, participants are asked to wear masks while registering their pup for this event. In addition, only one human per pup will be allowed on deck. Spectators are free to watch from outside the deck. All dogs on deck! Preregistration and prepayment for this event is recommended. Registration will end when all spots are full and will only be taken on the day of the event if space is available. Register for this event online (www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/recreation) or at the Parks and Recreation Office, 4811 N. Saginaw Rd., Midland, MI 48640. It’s a dog eat dog world, so register early! This event will fill up quickly
After careful consideration, the Midland Downtown Business Association (MDBA) and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) have cancelled this year’s Festifall and Hot Cocoa Crawl events in response to public health and economic concerns amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“To ensure the health and safety of our volunteers, guests, vendors, and staff, the MDBA and DDA felt it best to forgo these events in 2020,” said City of Midland Community Affairs Director Selina Tisdale. “We look forward to bringing Festifall and the Hot Cocoa Crawl back to Downtown Midland in 2021 and encourage our community to continue supporting the Downtown district and its many local businesses in every way possible.”
Residents can access the What Goes Where? Search tool at any time by downloading the free Recycle Coach™ mobile app from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The mobile app also provides residents with the collection day reminders related to the City’s public services, including weekly refuse and yard waste collection, monthly recycling collection, and monthly heavy item and brush collection. Users can set timed reminders before their collection day, as well as find collection requirements and accepted materials lists for each collection type.
Intersections in Midland will be receiving a fresh coat of paint in the coming weeks. Contractors will begin repainting symbols, stop bars, and crosswalks within the City beginning the evening of Sunday, August 16.
Fresh paint will be marked with traffic cones. To avoid paint splatter on vehicles and across pavement, motorists should avoid driving between traffic cones or over any markings that appear to be wet. Once the paint has dried, cones will be removed and normal traffic movements may resume.
Waldo Avenue will be closed to northbound traffic from James Savage Road to E. Patrick Road beginning Monday, August 10 as Consumers Energy begins a utilities project along Waldo.
During construction, northbound traffic on Waldo will be detoured using James Savage Road, S. Saginaw Road, and E. Patrick Road. Southbound traffic will remain on Waldo.
Motorists traveling through the construction zone should drive with caution while work is underway.
The project is estimated to be completed in 6 – 8 weeks