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August 9, 2013

Dexter Daze is this Friday and Saturday. Central Street from Main to 5th Street will be closed starting Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Jeffords from Forest to the alley behind the BP gas station will be closed starting Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. For more information about the event visit

Please be careful when crossing the street and watch for increased pedestrian traffic while driving.

Dexter Daze Parade

The Dexter Daze Parade will be Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. from Inverness and Ann Arbor Street to the Main Street Bridge.

July 22, 2013

A hawker/peddler permit has been issued to the Fund for Public Interest to go door to door in the Village between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The permit is good until September 1, 2013.

July 13, 2013

This Saturday, July 13, 2013, the Market is partnering with the Huron River Watershed Council, Washtenaw County Water Resources Commission and Great Lakes Rain Barrel to offer rain barrels for sale. A 20% discount is available on Charcoal and Granite rain barrels if you mention the “Save H2O” program. Pre-orders can be placed at The Market will be open Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm.

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

July 12, 2013

Village Staff and Elected Officials are no longer receiving e-mail using e-mail addresses.  To view a directory of e-mail addresses visit -

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.

Draft Inter-local Agreement

July 8, 2013

There have recently been a few occurrences of theft in the Village from garages and cars that were left unlocked. Below are some tips from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office on keeping your valuables safe.

Property Crime Prevention Tips

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department has had tremendous success in recovering property in cases where citizens have been able to furnish a sufficient description of their stolen articles, complete with serial numbers. Therefore, to ensure that your stolen property is retrieved and returned to its rightful owner, the Sheriff\'s Department offers these simple suggestions on property identification:

  • Take the time to record the serial numbers of all your property and valuables. Some of the most repeatedly stolen items include: radios, televisions, stereos, microwave ovens, computers, guns, lawn mowers,   snow blowers, etc.  Serial numbers are usually recorded on a sales invoice at the time of purchase, or can typically be found on the back of the property. This is good information to jot down and maintain on file in a safe place.
  • Engrave a personal identification number on each unit or item.  A driver\'s license number would be one of the most readily identified numbers to use.  Be certain to include the name of your state before the number. 
  • Hide your valuables.  Do not leave expensive jewelry or other such personal possessions in plain view.  Place the items you wear only occasionally in an inconspicuous place.  A safety deposit box should be considered for fine jewelry and large sums of money.  When leaving your home for extended periods, it is wise to move large valuables where they cannot be seen from windows and put small appliances out of sight.

Although these suggestions cannot prevent thefts from occurring, they could dissuade a thief from stealing a particular item, and will certainly assist the law enforcement agency in identifying the stolen property as yours if/when it is found.

Of course the best way to prevent a theft is to make sure that your home or office is secure before you leave it. A theft can occur in any neighborhood, so do not assume you are exempt from becoming a victim of property crime.  Make sure all doors and windows are locked when you leave your home, including sliding glass doors and garage doors.

July 6, 2013

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

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. If you are using fireworks and a neighbor asks you to stop, we expect our residents to be cooperative neighbors and honor the request.

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.

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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 -