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June 7, 2017

The Parks & Recreation Commission is seeking one new member. The Parks & Recreation Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm and is a 7 member commission that is responsible for making recommendations to City Council on the planning and development of City parks.
The Tree Board is seeking one new member. The Tree Board assists in the development of a comprehensive tree management plan for the City of Dexter Michigan, including planning, tree planting, and maintenance programs for all public trees. The Board meets on an as needed basis. 

The Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee is seeking one new member. The Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and is a 11 member group that advises City Council on the development of arts, culture and heritage; promotes and publicizes projects that support arts, culture and heritage; serves as advocates for arts, culture, and heritage and encourages networking and collaborations of the arts, culture, and heritage of the City of Dexter.

The Planning Commission is seeking one new member.  The Planning Commission meets the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm and is a 9 member commission of City residents that is responsible for the creation and adoption of a master plan, which is a long range plan for the physical development of the City of Dexter.  The plan is reviewed and or revised every 5 years.  The Commission is also responsible for holding required public hearings on changes to the zoning ordinance and recommending the boundaries of zoning districts. The Commission also reviews site plans and annually reviews the Capital Improvements Plan which is a program to evaluate, prioritize and structure the financing of public improvement projects. 

The Zoning Board of Appeals is seeking two new members to serve as alternates on the Board.  The ZBA meets as needed on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm to decide on requests for variances from the Zoning Ordinance.

Applicants for all positions, with the exception of the Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee, must be City of Dexter residents.
To apply for a position please complete and return an application which can be found here -

For more information on any of the positions please contact the City Office at 734-426-8303.

June 5, 2017

Crack seal work will be completed in West Ridge, Huron Farms and Dexter Crossing over the next few weeks. This work is not expected to have a significant impact on residents or commuting traffic. Please proceed carefully through work zones.

June 5, 2017

Dexter Community Schools will be holding three public forums on the millage request that will be on the August 8, 2017 ballot. The meetings will be on June 12, July 17 and July 31, and will be held in the Creekside Cafeteria (2615 Baker) at 7 pm.

June 2, 2017

The Road Commission is scheduled to complete the following chip seal projects in the Dexter area next week (weather dependent):

Dexter Pinckney from North Territorial to Sarah Dr on June 5, 2017

Dexter Townhall from North Territorial to Island Lake on June 6, 2017

Island Lake from Lima Center to Dexter-Pinckney on June 7, 2017

Baker Road from Dexter City Limits to I-94 on June 8, 2017

Jackson Ave from Parker to 0.3 miles west of Baker on June 8, 2017

The Road Commission has indicated that the roads will not be closed; however lane restrictions and flagging will be necessary. For more information on these projects please visit -

June 1, 2017

If you are interested in attending the Fall 2017 WCSO Citizens Police Academy please visit The website provides the application and release forms which should be returned to Deputy Wion at or faxed to 734-794-2128 by July 27, 2017. All forms must have an actual signature (email signatures and font signatures are not accepted). 

The Citizens Police Academy is designed to give you a behind the scenes, in-depth look into the everyday happenings of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office. Their goal is to make this course an informative and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. It's their opportunity to share what they do and how they do it. You'll meet command staff, learn how traffic stops are made, take a tour of the jail, meet our K-9 and Mounted members, learn how to process a crime scene, make an arrest, and much more. 

Class Schedule: 
September 7th to November 16, 2017
Every Thursday
Dinner served:  5:30pm
Class begins:  6:00pm

County Service Center on Hogback Rd. 
Jury Assembly Room
2201 Hogback Rd.
Cost: FREE

Age: Must be at least 18 years old, unless part of the Washtenaw County Sheriff Office Explorer Program

Topics Covered: 
Meet the Sheriff
What is Community Engagement 
Community Outreach Program                                                           
Total Policing
Arrest Procedures
Community Corrections 
Juvenile Detention Center
Emergency Management 
Tour Metro Dispatch
K-9 demonstrations 
Mounted demonstrations
Traffic Crash Reconstruction 
Firearms Training Simulator (FATS)
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) 
Marine/Underwater Search and Recovery Team (DIVE)
Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) 
Crime Scene Investigations
Corrections/Jail Tour

May 31, 2017

The City will be conducting a traffic count during peak traffic periods on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Those conducting the count of car turning movements will be located at the Main/Broad, Main/Central and Main/Baker intersections.

May 10, 2017

To the qualified electors of the City of Dexter, Washtenaw County, Michigan:

In accordance with City Charter Section 4.10, notice is hereby given that the filing deadline for candidates to be included on the November 7, 2017 General Election Ballot is July 25, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. The following offices will be included on the ballot:



The qualifications for these offices are as follows:

(1)   A candidate must be a registered elector residing within the boundaries of the City of Dexter for a minimum of one year prior to the date of the Election; and

 (2)   Submit an Affidavit of Identity and City/Township Nonpartisan Nominating Petition bearing the signatures of a minimum of 15 (maximum of 30) qualified electors residing within the boundaries of the City of Dexter.

All petitions and forms may be obtained at the City of Dexter Offices – 8123 Main St., 2nd Floor, Dexter, MI 48130. For more information, please contact the Dexter City Clerk at (734) 580-2234.

May 10, 2017

The City would like to encourage Dexter High School seniors to register to vote before leaving for college. If the student will need an absentee ballot for future elections, he or she must register to vote in person at a City/Township Office or at the Secretary of State. If the student registers by mail, he or she will not be eligible to vote absentee at their first election. For more information, please contact Justin Breyer at 734-580-2234 or   

May 8, 2017

The City of Dexter is participating in a study regarding the control of reed canary grass, which is an invasive species. As part of this study, a prescribed burn is going to be conducted in Mill Creek Park South in the area south of Forest Lawn Cemetery on Monday, May 8, 2017 (weather permitting). The study will test the impacts of several treatments on preventing the spread and recurrence of the reed canary grass.

April 21, 2017

As part of the preventative maintenance we perform on our sewer system, sewer manholes throughout the City are inspected each year. The inspection allows us to identify three major things: (1) the condition of the manhole (2) whether the sewer water flowing properly and (3) whether storm water is getting into the manhole causing unnecessary water flow to get to the waste water treatment plant. If an issue is identified, it can be dealt with before it becomes a larger problem, generally through having the line cleaned and televised. In some cases manholes have become covered with grass and have sunk below the grade level of the lawn or sidewalk. Staff will be installing risers on these manholes to raise them to grade level. The manholes need to be easily accessible for preventative maintenance and for emergencies. 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 our sewer system.