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September 15, 2018

City contractor JV Contracting is scheduled to begin applying pavement markings throughout the City starting the week of September 10, 2018. This work will not require road closures, however some lanes may be closed while the paint dries. Please proceed carefully through work zones.

September 14, 2018

Asphalt repairs will be made to Dan Hoey starting the week of September 17, 2018. The repairs are scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The final layer of asphalt is scheduled to be put down on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

September 14, 2018

Continuing the week of September 24, 2018 City Utility Department staff will be flushing hydrants throughout the City. The schedule for week two of the flushing is as follows:

Dexter Crossing, Huron Farms, Dexter Community Schools

As crews flush hydrants there may be some discoloration of the water. Residents who experience “rust colored” water should simply run the cold water tap for a few minutes to clear the household pipes.  The rust coloring is caused by a natural build up of minerals in the water system.  Some natural mineral deposits are stirred up in the water pipes when fire hydrants are first turned on.  If possible, try to avoid washing white clothes during this time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Utility Department at 734-426-4572 during the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm. Thank you for your cooperation during this effort to maintain the quality of your water system.  

 

 

Starting Monday, September 17, 2018 City Utility Department staff will be flushing hydrants throughout the City. The schedule for week one of the flushing is as follows:

Industrial Park, Huron Farms, Walkabout Creek, Dexter Crossing, Dexter High School

As crews flush hydrants there may be some discoloration of the water. Residents who experience “rust colored” water should simply run the cold water tap for a few minutes to clear the household pipes.  The rust coloring is caused by a natural build up of minerals in the water system.  Some natural mineral deposits are stirred up in the water pipes when fire hydrants are first turned on.  If possible, try to avoid washing white clothes during this time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Utility Department at 734-426-4572 during the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm. Thank you for your cooperation during this effort to maintain the quality of your water system.  

September 13, 2018

The City will be performing preventative maintenance on several areas of the sewer system the week of September 17, 2018. The sewer mains will be cleaned with a vactor truck, which puts high pressure water through the main. The areas that will be cleaned are as follows:
Alpine
Dexter Crossing - Cambridge, Carrington, Lexington, Kingsley, Bristol, Preston, South Downs
Walkabout Creek

If you have any questions about the work, please contact the Utility Department at 734-426-4572.

September 13, 2018

Please call the Utility Department's on-call number - 734-368-5212 - immediately if you see anyone besides the City of Dexter (in a marked red vehicle) or the Dexter Area Fire Department using a City fire hydrant. It is against City Ordinance to use a fire hydrant without City permission. Contractors who need water for projects can contact the Utility Department at 734-426-4572 to make arrangements to purchase water.

September 12, 2018

Yellowbook phone books will be distributed in Dexter during the month of November. If you would like to opt out of receiving a book please visit http://www.yellowpagesoptout.com. Yellowbooks can be recycled.

September 11, 2018

Currently there are several active private construction sites in the City of Dexter. These sites are private property. Please do not enter these sites without the permission of the property owner. Trespassing on and/or removing anything from a private construction site is illegal.

September 10, 2018


Ballot Changes

Per a recent judicial decision, the ballot for the November 6, 2018 election will not have a straight party voting option. To view a copy of the sample ballot, please visit - http://www.michigan.gov/vote  

Last Day to Register to Vote

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 is the last day to register to vote for the November 6, 2018 election. Voter registration forms can be turned in at the City Office located at 8123 Main (2nd floor of the PNC Bank) until 5 pm. To verify your voter registration status, please call 734-580-2234 or visit http://www.michigan.gov/vote.

If you did not vote in the August Primary, please check to make sure you know your polling location. This can be done by visiting www.michigan.gov/vote.

Absentee Ballot Requests

Absentee ballot applications for the November 6, 2018 Election are available at the City Offices or by contacting Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk Justin Breyer at 734-580-2234 or jbreyer@dextermi.gov. Ballots will be mailed out at the end of September to those who have submitted applications. If you anticipate that you will need an absentee ballot, please do not wait to request one.

If you know of a friend or family member that is away at college who would like to vote in November, please have him or her request an absentee ballot immediately. If the student registered to vote by mail, he or she must vote in person at their first election and cannot receive an absentee ballot.

Please keep in mind that it is against State of Michigan election law for the Clerk to give an absentee ballot over the counter to someone other than the person whose name is on the ballot. Receiving an absentee ballot in person at the City Office carries the same identification requirements as voting at the polls on Election Day.

Questions about any of the above items can be directed to Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk Justin Breyer at 734-580-2234 or jbreyer@dextermi.gov.

September 7, 2018

It has been in the news recently that the State of Michigan is testing all drinking water systems for chemical substances known as PFAS/PFOS/PFOA. The City of Dexter received our results today (September 6, 2018) and we are pleased to report that these chemicals were not detected in our drinking water. Samples were taken of the water coming from the Ryan Drive wellfield and the well near Dexter High School.

For more information on these chemicals and the State of Michigan’s response, please visit - https://www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse/. It will take about 48 hours for the City’s results to be included in the online database of test results provided on this website.

September 7, 2018

On Friday, September 7, 2018, at 7:00 PM, the Contractor for the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will complete the pavement markings on Baker Road between Shield Road and Grand Street in Scio Township and the City of Dexter.

The work will be completed under flag control with portions of the road closed. Motorists, emergency services and others are advised to use an alternate route.

The work is scheduled to be completed by 5:00 AM Saturday, September 8, 2018. However, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.