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September 7, 2017

The City will be performing preventative maintenance on several areas of the sewer system the week of September 11, 2017. The sewer mains will be cleaned with a vactor truck, which puts high pressure water through the main. The schedule for the work is as follows:
September 11-13: Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Cottonwood, Inverness, Kensington, Wall Ct., Dover, Edison, Hudson, Cushing Ct
September 13-15: Lexington, Carrington, Wellington, Bristol, Kingsley (if time permits additional Dexter Crossing streets will be completed)
If you have any questions about the work, please contact the Utility Department at 734-426-4572.

September 7, 2017

Property taxes are due on Friday, September 15, 2017. Payments must be received at the City Office by 5 pm, postmarks are not accepted.

To ensure receipt by Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5 pm payments can be dropped off to the City Office (8123 Main) between 9 am and 5 pm or placed into the drop box near the door to the Sheriff's Office (8140 Main). If you have not mailed your payment yet, we strongly suggest dropping it off due to the time it can take for the mail to be processed and delivered by the post office. After the deadline a 1% per month penalty is applied. Tax information can be found at -  

September 7, 2017

City contractor A1 Concrete Leveling will be working throughout the City on September 8, 2017 and September 9, 2017 (weather permitting). Concrete leveling involves injecting concrete underneath the sidewalk slabs to level them. Residents who will have work done in front of their homes have been notified with a letter.

Residents also received a letter if they have sidewalk slabs scheduled to be removed and replaced. We expect this work to begin within the next two weeks.

September 5, 2017

School starts Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Please be prepared for increased vehicle, bus and pedestrian traffic in and around the City. School hours are as follows:

Creekside/High School - 8:00 a.m. to 2:51 p.m. (11:25 a.m. on half days)
All other schools - 8:15 a.m. to 3:06 p.m. (11:40 a.m. on half days)    

August 28, 2017

The following is an advisory message from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office:

Advisory: Child Luring Incident Near You

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is working in conjunction with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, as well as Hamburg Township Police Department, regarding three separate attempted child luring incidents which have occurred since Saturday, August 26, 2017.

The Washtenaw County incident occurred in the area of Orchard Street and Portage Lake Avenue in Dexter Township on the evening of August 27, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m. A nine year old was riding his bicycle when the driver of a white cargo style van exited the vehicle and told the child to get into the van. At this time, a second individual exited the van from the front passenger door but did not make any statements to the child. The child fled on his bicycle and immediately reported the incident to his mother.

In all three incidents the suspects targeted white male children between the ages of 4 to 12 years of age. The driver of the suspect vehicle is described as a white male, approximately 20 YOA, no facial hair, thin build, black sweatshirt, grey sweatpants, and unknown color of hair. No physical description available of the suspect in the passenger seat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Thomas Sinks at 734-973-4874, or the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office confidential tip line at 734-973-7711, or Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAKUP (1-800-773-2587).

August 23, 2017

The City of Dexter has been notified by a resident that he received a call from a scammer claiming to be selling insurance. The scammer is imitating the City of Dexter's phone number (734-426-8303), causing Caller ID devices to incorrectly identify that the call is coming from the City. If you receive a call like this and are not sure whether the call is actually coming from the City of Dexter, do not provide any personal information, end the call, and call 734-426-8303 to verify that the call is legitimately coming from the City. 
The City of Dexter will never attempt to sell you something over the phone, nor will the City demand any personal information, credit card numbers, or bank routing numbers. All utility bill and tax payments may be mailed to the City of Dexter (8140 Main St.), submitted online (, dropped off in-person at the City of Dexter Offices (8123 Main St., 2nd Floor) or placed into the drop box at 8140 Main (near the entrance to the Sheriff's Substation).

August 23, 2017

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 Old books can be recycled.

August 21, 2017

The City's contractor M & M will be re-applying pavement markings on roadways throughout the City over the next several weeks. This Sunday they will start work on the centerlines of the major streets. Please proceed with caution in the areas where crews are working.

August 8, 2017

The Washtenaw County Road Commission is scheduled to chip seal Island Lake Road from Wylie to Dexter Pinckney on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. This work is weather dependent. 

July 21, 2017

Since the road was closed on June 12, the contractor has removed the old bridge, installed cofferdams (steel sheeting enclosure to keep water out of the work area), excavated soil for the foundations and started to install foundation piling.  The contractor plans to finish the foundation piling on Thursday, July 20 for the east foundation and pour a concrete pad inside the cofferdam enclosure, which will provide workers with a solid surface to build the concrete foundations.

The pedestrian bridge remains open next to the roadway, but the existing crosswalk across Shield Rd is closed during construction.  Pedestrians can follow the path delineated adjacent to Shield Rd to gain access to the Dexter High School.  Please remember this is a construction work zone and only authorized personnel are permitted in the work zone for safety reasons.