Midland County News

Courthouse Preservation in the news

  • September 16 2014
Courthouse Preservation in the news

Plans to finish restoring the exterior of the historic Midland County Courthouse were recently discussed.  Read the story from the Midland Daily News published September 15, 2014.

Rail Trail Maintenance Scheduled

  • September 4 2014
Rail Trail Maintenance Scheduled

Maintenance is scheduled for seal coating the trail surface between Dublin and Tittabawassee on September 9th and 10th between the hours of 8am and 5pm (weather permitting).  This activity will require temporary closure of this section of the trail.

Fall Tire Drive

  • September 3 2014
Fall Tire Drive

Scrap tires are a troublesome breeding ground for mosquitoes as well as an environmental concern and an eyesore.  Midland County Mosquito Control and Midland Recyclers are cooperating to help Midland County residents dispose of unwanted tires.  The tire collection drive will be 8:00-12:00 on Saturday, September 13th at Midland Recyclers, 4305 E. Ashman St. in Midland. 

Appointments are highly recommended and the cheapest and best way to ensure you can dispose of tires.  Call 989-631-1668 to schedule an appointment and have the following information ready:

            Name
            Address
            Number of tires you wish to bring

Twenty tires (size 16.5” and smaller) without rims can be disposed of free of charge with an appointment. 

For those without an appointment, a fee will be charged for each tire (1$ without rims and $3 with rims).  Tires will only be taken if there is room and individuals must wait for an opening to unload.  

For more information about Midland County’s Mosquito Control Program or call the office at 989-832-8677

West Nile Virus Found in Midland Crow

  • September 3 2014
West Nile Virus Found in Midland Crow

This year’s first indication of West Nile virus (WNV) in Midland County has been observed.  A crow collected August 29 in Lincoln Township tested positive for the virus.  Seven additional birds have been tested this season and were negative for WNV.  There have been no human WNV cases reported from Michigan this year but activity in Michigan often peaks in August or September so residents need to maintain awareness. 

Inspection for mosquito larvae and Ultra Low Volume fogging to control adult mosquitoes will be conducted around the area of this crow’s death and will continue throughout the County as necessary.  Midland County Mosquito Control will continue testing dead birds and adult mosquitoes from throughout the County.  Surveillance results can be viewed at the Midland County Mosquito Control website.  Crows and blue jays are most susceptible to West Nile virus so they are the most useful indicator of possible virus activity in an area.  Residents are asked to call Mosquito Control at 989-832-8677 to report any dead birds observed.   

The Culex mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus often develop in container habitats around the home.   Where possible, discard or empty water from flower pots, clogged rain gutters, swimming pool covers, scrap tires and similar sites where mosquitoes can lay their eggs. 

To further help reduce your own risk of acquiring West Nile Virus:

*Consider the use of an insect repellent containing DEET or Picaridin, according to the manufacturer’s directions when adult mosquitoes are present.  Even a short time outside can be long enough to get a mosquito bite!

*Be aware of peak mosquito hours.  The hours of dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many species of mosquitoes.  Take extra precaution by using protective clothing and insect repellent during evening and early morning hours…or consider avoiding outdoor activities at these times.

*When possible, wear long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors. 

* Keep vegetation trimmed down as much as possible around the home and make sure that doors and windows have tight-fitting screens. Repair or replace screens that have tears or holes.

For more information about Midland County’s Mosquito Control Program:

http://co.midland.mi.us/MosquitoControl.aspx or call the office at 989-832-8677

Midland Economic News - Summer Edition

  • August 21 2014
Midland Economic News - Summer Edition
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