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January 13, 2017

Join the Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority (HCMA) for two upcoming meetings.  Attendees may contribute their own input on planning and land management in the Metroparks for the new year and beyond. Both meetings will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Hudson Mills Activity Center.  The meetings are open and public.  No RSVP is required for either meeting.
Natural Resources Public Meeting, 9am-10am
Hear about the various natural resources management activities of the Metroparks presented by Natural Resources and Interpretive staff and participate in a moderated open discussion on these topics.
Hudson Mills Master Plan Open House, 10:15am-12pm
Hudson Mills Metropark is in the beginning stages of forming a master plan for development. Each member of the Dexter community is a stakeholder in our Metroparks and their development.  Hudson Mills considers the input of its stakeholders to be a critical aspect of its planning. This public meeting will be an opportunity for stakeholders to learn about the master plan and share their opinions about the future of the park.
To ensure a comfortable atmosphere for learning and sharing information, this will be a strolling/drop-in style meeting, without any formal presentations. Attendees are encouraged to bring their children/grandchildren, as Hudson Mills plans to have an activity in which they can participate.
Can't make the meetings?  The Metroparks have provided an opportunity through an online survey. Share your opinions, hopes, and desires regarding the parks at

For more information on the planning process visit -

January 12, 2017

The Dexter Community School District is discussing entering into a contract with Adams Outdoor to place electronic billboards on school property. One location would be Baker Road between Dan Hoey and Shield, which is in Scio Township. The other location would be near the entrance driveway to Mill Creek Middle School which is in the City of Dexter. Though an electronic billboard would not be permitted in accordance with the City Zoning Ordinance, school districts are exempt from following local zoning ordinances. The School Board will be discussing this topic at their upcoming meetings. Please visit for their meeting schedule. Comments and questions should be directed to Dr. Chris Timmis, Superintendent at

January 11, 2017

The City of Dexter is seeking submissions for the 2017-2018 Dexter Art Gardens Temporary Sculpture Display. Four new outdoor sculptures will be juried into the current collection and displayed in high-profile locations throughout the City for one year. This year's theme is transportation, with a focus on bicycle and automotive suclptures. For more information or to apply, please view the Call for Artists by clicking HERE.

December 28, 2016

Christmas Tree collection by the Department of Public Works will begin the week of January 2nd. Please do not bag your trees and make sure all tinsel and ornaments have been removed.  

December 28, 2016

We hope that all Dexter residents and business owners enjoyed the 2016 Luminaria on Christmas Eve. The Luminaria is funded and executed through generous donations from the community. Please keep the lights shining- consider make a donation to support the Luminaria by mailing or dropping off your contribution to the City of Dexter at 8123 Main (please indicate Luminaria on the check). Contributions can also me made online at

December 22, 2016

Over the past year, the City has been working with Foremost Development to determine whether they were the right development partners for the project at 3045 Broad. Three open forums were held to review concept plans for the site with the public. Unfortunately despite a good working relationship with Foremost, we were unable to come to terms to move forward with the development. The 3045 Broad Redevelopment Committee will meet in January 2017 to determine the next steps for this project.

We would like to thank all of the residents and members of the public that participated in the open forums.  Your input was a valuable part of the process.

December 20, 2016

The installation process has started for the ice rink in Monument Park. Opening day will be announced on the website, e-mail update and Facebook page. Please do not use the rink until it has been officially opened to avoid damaging the liner.

December 12, 2016

In preparation for inclement weather, please remove all cars from the street where possible.

Residents: Please clear your sidewalk of snow and ice within 48 hours of snow cessation.
Business owners: Please clear your sidewalks within 4 hours of snow cessation or by the start of your business day.

Please shovel the snow onto your property. It is against City Ordinance to shovel the snow into the street or onto a neighbor's property.

We also request that you please help the fire department by making sure that fire hydrants around your home or business are cleared of snow, accessible and visible from the street as soon as possible after a snow storm. Every second counts in an emergency situation.      

Washtenaw County Sheriff Message - Sent Friday, December 16, 2016

Winter Weather Advisory until 12:00PM Saturday

...Snow developing tonight becoming heavy at times followed by a wintry mix Saturday morning...the National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, sleet and freezing rain in effect from 7 pm this evening to noon Saturday.

Snow developing by early this evening and becoming heavy at times during mid evening through early overnight.

Total accumulation ranging from around 3 inches toward the Ohio border to near 6 inches northern suburbs to Port Huron tonight through Saturday morning.

Snow becoming a wintry mix or freezing rain during Saturday morning but only resulting in a light glaze.

The snow and wintry mix will result in hazardous travel due to poor road conditions and limited visibility.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility. Prepare...plan...and stay informed. Visit for more information on preparing for winter weather.

For full details, view this message on the web.

December 6, 2016

Bagged compost pick up by Waste Management ended Saturday, November 26, 2016. If you still have bags, they can be dropped off into compost dumpsters located at 7651 Dan Hoey (next to the Community Garden). The dumpsters will be there from Friday, December 2, 2016 to Monday, December 12, 2016.

Leaf pick up in the City is on-going. In past years the last day of leaf pick up would be in early December, however due to leaves falling later in the season we will be continuing to pick up piles likely for another one to two weeks. We thank you for your patience as we move through the neighborhoods. 

November 30, 2016

On Friday, December 2, 2016 the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will REOPEN Dexter-Chelsea Road between Fletcher Road and Lima Center Road in Lima Township after replacing a deteriorated culvert. On Monday, December 5, WCRC will complete final restoration work under flagged traffic control.

The Washtenaw County Road Commission offers our sincere thanks to the area residents, motorists, postal services, emergency services and school districts for their patience during this road closure.