June 2013

Banner Art Project

Friday, June 28, 2013

Letters were mailed today to the Dexter Community Schools students who participated in our contest to create art for the banner poles on Main Street. If your student submitted a piece of art and does not receive a letter, please reply to this e-mail - several pieces of art were submitted without contact information.

The community is invited to view the 184 excellent submissions during the Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival. All of the art will be on display during the evening on Friday, August 16, 2013 in Monument Park.

Fireworks Reminders

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The use of fireworks in the Village is prohibited by Village Ordinance. A state law was passed last year that supersedes the Village Ordinance and allows for the use of fireworks in Michigan on the day before, day of and day following a national holiday.  Last Fourth of July the Village received numerous complaints regarding the use of fireworks late into the night on those three days. We would like to request that residents be respectful of their neighbors when using fireworks on the state approved days.

Trash/Recycle/Compost Collection Delay

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Trash/recycle/compost collection will be delayed until Saturday, July 6, 2013 the week of July 1, 2013.

Regional Fire Initiative

Monday, July 8, 2013

For the past several years leaders from Scio Township, Webster Township, Dexter Township and the Village of Dexter have been exploring the idea of joining together to form a regional fire department.

The Village currently receives fire and rescue services from the Dexter Area Fire Department through an inter-local agreement with Dexter Township and Webster Township.

Below is a link to the draft inter-local agreement that would create the new department. Village Council will be discussing the draft at the July 8, 2013 Council Meeting.

Farmers Market

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Market will be open Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm. This Saturday (June 15) we will be offering a free Father’s Day craft for kids 12 and under between the hours of 10 am and noon.

Visit the market for locally grown lettuce, bok choy, radishes and asparagus available. Vendors will also have perennials, herbs, hanging baskets, natural media crafts and artwork, homemade pasta and fresh baked goods. Market hours are 8 am to 1 pm.

The Market is also open Tuesdays from 3 pm to 7 pm.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Odor

Monday, July 1, 2013

The ongoing sludge system improvement project at the Wastewater Treatment Plant has required the removal of the lids on the digesters at the plant. Unfortunately this has the side effect of increased odor. Every effort is being made to control the odor, however there will be times over the next two months that it is strong. We appreciate your patience as we complete this major renovation to the plant.

Call for Artists

Friday, July 5, 2013

Applications are available for the  Village's 2nd Annual Temporary Sculpture Display. Registrations are also being accepted for artists interested in participating in Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival. This open air painting event will be held from August 13-17.

For more information on both of these projects visit - http://dextermi.gov/arts

Help Wanted - Administrative Liaison

Friday, July 5, 2013

The Village of Dexter seeks candidates to fill a part-time (24 hours per week) position. This position will be responsible for administrative services in the Village Office. Tasks include; code enforcement, community outreach, and general administrative duties.  Starting wage is $12-$17 per hour.  Must be able to attend meetings outside of normal working hours.

Job Notice

Farmers Market

Saturday, June 8, 2013

This Saturday (June 8) Farmers Market vendors will have locally grown red and green romaine, red leaf, green leaf, red summer crisp, butterhead, oakleaf and bib lettuces, bok choy, radishes and asparagus available. Vendors will also have perennials, herbs, hanging baskets and fresh baked goods. Market hours are 8 am to 1 pm.

The Market is also open Tuesdays from 3 pm to 7 pm.

Hawker/Peddler Permit

Friday, June 7, 2013

A hawker/peddler permit has been issued to Tom's Books to go door to door in the Village between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The permit is good until September 6, 2013.