Battle Over Culver Street to Continue on Tuesday in Midland

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - The Midland City Council is making room this week for a big debate between a Midland school and a group of residents worried about their neighborhood.

Now, the City Council is ready to hear from both sides in the debate over Culver Street.

The City Council will likely talk about a petition from residents against shutting down a portion of Culver Street.

NewsWest 9 cameras even spotted some of the signs up in the neighborhood near Midland Christian.

The signs range from saying "save our street" to "just say no to selling public roads."

Those residents argue closing culver would cause major traffic problems and threaten the safety of residents.

But Midland Christian argues the closure means it would be able to expand its campus and make room for a larger parking lot.

Because of the debate, the City Council will not meet in the usual chambers.

Instead they will hold their meeting on Tuesday, March 9th at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, which is located at the corner of Butternut and Scharbauer Drive.

The meeting is set to start at 10:00 a.m.