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February 10, 2014

The Village's Department of Public Works crew is continuing to work on cleaning up after our recent snow storms. Today they are sweeping downtown sidewalks/paths, pushing back snow piles along the sides of the roads and relocating snow piles. Pushing back snow piles along the sides of the roads can result in snow being pushed back onto driveways and sidewalks. While we apologize for this additional inconvenience, we need to maintain safe width on the traveling roadway.

February 5, 2014

The Village's Department of Public Works crew has been working on salting and plowing Village streets and downtown sidewalks. A summary of their activities is as follows:

Yesterday, in preparation for the snow, snow piles along the streets were pushed back and relocated where possible. As of 4:00 today, major streets and local streets have been plowed. Intersections and major streets have been salted. Downtown sidewalks have been plowed and salted. Parking spaces/lots are plowed as they are accessible. Crews will work overnight to remove snow from downtown parking areas.

Residents can assist the crews in completing their work by moving vehicles off the streets and out of public parking areas, when possible.

Please be reminded that although the Village is committed to keeping downtown sidewalks, stairs and boardwalks cleared of ice and snow in a timely manner, they can still be slippery. Please use caution when using these amenities in the winter months.

If you have any questions or comments about winter road maintenance please reply to this e-mail or call 734-426-8303.

Snow Removal
Please help us keep the Village walkable all year round. As a reminder, Village Ordinance requires the following:

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 Village 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.

These reminders should be shared with contractors who are working to remove the snow from private property.

February 3, 2014

The Village is pleased to welcome our new Community Development Manager Michelle Aniol. Michelle can be reached at maniol@dextermi.gov or 734-426-8303 x15. The Community Development Manager is the main point of contact for any planning/zoning related questions.

January 31, 2014

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 Village Council on the planning and development of Village parks.

To apply please complete and return a Commission/Committee application, which can be accessed on the General permits and Forms Page.

January 11, 2014

Trash pick-up will be delayed until Saturday, January 11, 2014

January 8, 2014

The Dexter Community School District is hoping to be able to reopen tomorrow. Please help the students that will need to walk to school by making sure that the snow has been cleared from the sidewalks in front of your home/business.

As a reminder, Village Ordinance requires the following:

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 Village 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.

These reminders should be shared with contractors who are working to remove the snow from private property.

To view the winter maintenance reminder flyer that was mailed to all homes/businesses in the Village please visit - http://dextermi.gov/sites/dextermi.gov/files/client_files/documents/WinterMaintenance2013.pdf

January 6, 2014

The Village Office does not have heat and is closed on Monday, January 6.

The January 6 Planning Commission meeting has been cancelled.

Waste Management is closed today, so trash collection will be on Saturday this week.

December 20, 2013

The ice rink will open/close as the weather changes. Please watch for the lights on the rink to be lit - that signals that the rink is open.

The Ice Skating Rink in Monument Park is open!
Please use caution while using the rink - due to damage that was caused by those that trespassed on the rink while it was freezing, the ice surface is uneven in some areas.

Days and Hours:
Sunday –Thursday 8 am – 9 pm
Friday and Saturday 8 am – 10 pm
Resurfacing daily between 8 am – 11 am, when necessary, or as soon as weather permits.
Rule & Regulations: Skate at your own risk; safety gear is recommended; no skate attendant is on duty; no hockey, sticks or pucks please.
For emergencies call 911.

Thank you to the community, including the following sponsors, for making the ice rink possible!
Dexter Village Council                          Dexter Parks and Recreation Commission
Dexter Area Chamber                           Dexter Lions Club
Dexter Rotary Club                               Dexter Daze Committee

December 18, 2013

The following is an open letter to the Voters of the Village of Dexter from the City Charter Commission:
We are your City Charter Commission and would like to thank you for electing us to this very important calling. Our intent is to keep you informed as we progress through creating the draft city charter. We encourage your presence at our meetings and solicit your input. Please note that our meetings must comply with the “Michigan Open Meetings Act.”
Regular meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM at the Copeland Board Room, 7714 Ann Arbor Street. Currently scheduled dates are December 18, 2013 and Jan. 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2014. Future dates will be posted on the Village website (www.dextermi.gov).
In the spirit of transparency, from time to time, we will issue further “open letters” in order to keep you informed. We also anticipate some local media coverage. Until then, please review our agendas and meeting packets, available online at:
http://dextermi.gov/city-charter-commission
John Hansen, Chairman; Philip Arbour, Vice-Chairman; Jack Donaldson; Matt Kowalski; Phillip Mekas; Mary-Ellen Miller; Thomas Phillips; Michael Raatz; James Smith

December 14, 2013

The workshop to assemble kits for the 2013 Christmas Eve Luminaria will take place on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Village DPW located at 3600 Central. Assembly begins at 9:00 am. Those interested in helping to deliver the kits should arrive at 10:00 am. The luminaria is organized by the Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce, but 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 Chamber office at 3074 Baker Road (please indicate luminaria on the check).