With the 2020 election cycle now over, residents are reminded that all election signage must be removed from both residential and commercial properties in accordance with the City of Midland’s zoning ordinance.
Per Article 8 of the City’s zoning ordinance, all election signage placed in the ground or on a wall in support of a candidate or ballot initiative must be removed within 14 days of an election. This article does not regulate flags or decorations.
A civil infraction citation may be issued for violations of the above ordinance. First offenses result in a $50 fine; the second offense would be a $250 fine; and the third and subsequent offenses would cost $500 for each day that signs are in violation of the City ordinance.
For more information, contact the City Building Department at 989-837-3383.
Many City of Midland offices and services will be closed or operating under alternate hours on November 26 and 27 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday.
All City offices and non-emergency services will be closed on Thursday, November 26. City offices and Dial-A-Ride will be closed on Friday, November 27; however, Dial-A-Ride will maintain normal Saturday and Sunday hours.
Refuse and recycling will not be collected on Thursday, November 26 or Friday, November 27. Residents with Thursday, November 26 refuse and Thursday Week 4 recycling collections should place items at the curb on Wednesday, November 25. Friday, November 26 refuse and Friday Week 4 recycling collections will take place on Monday, November 30. Place refuse and recycling at the curb by 7:30 a.m. to ensure collection.
The City’s Sanitary Landfill will be closed Thanksgiving Day. The Landfill will be open Friday, November 27 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, November 28 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. November 28 will be the last Saturday morning landfill hours until March 2021.
Jack Barstow Municipal Airport will be unattended on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 27, but will operate as normal on Saturday and Sunday.
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:
For more on these parking rules, visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov.
The City of Midland’s Beautification Advisory Committee is looking for a new member to serve the community – and the public is invited to apply.
Meetings are held the second Monday of each month from 10:30 –11:30 a.m. at City Hall.
Currently, meetings are held via Zoom until further notice.
Members of the committee work on the Make Midland Beautiful Poster Contest, the annual
Appreciation of Beautification Awards Program, and a sponsored special project of the Beautification Advisory Committee when applicable. Time commitment can be up to 40 or more hours per year, most of which occurs in July and August.
Interested persons must be residents of the City of Midland.
To apply for the Beautification Advisory Committee, visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/beautification. Questions or requests for more information should be directed to the Parks and Recreation Department at 837-6930 or email@example.com.
The City of Midland Department of Public Services (DPS) wants to see you shake it: your mailbox, that is!
As the winter season rapidly approaches in mid-Michigan, DPS is gearing up to provide snow removal services to City streets. Due to the weight and force of snow and ice being plowed, mailbox posts that are worn, rotted, or placed too close to the roadway can be damaged or destroyed.
To ensure your mailbox’s safety, DPS recommends that residents shake their boxes and posts to see if they move, wobble, or fall over, as well as inspect posts for any damage or decay. Posts that move or have wood damage should be replaced to prevent issues during the winter plowing season.
If you need to install a new mailbox post, please refer to the United States Postal Service (USPS) requirements at https://www.usps.com/manage/mailboxes.htm.
For questions or additional information on the City of Midland’s snow removal service, contact DPS at 989-837-6900 or visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/snowremoval.
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 potential to harm the environment and increases the likelihood of overland flooding during rain or snow events.
Here are some tips for keeping our waterways flowing in tip-top shape:
Keep grass clippings and branches from accumulating in ditches or streams on or near your property.
For flood safety and Midland floodplain information, contact the City of Midland Planning Department at 989-837-3374. For information on catch basin maintenance, contact the Department of Public Services at 989-837-6900.