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October 24, 2017

Continuing the week of October 23, 2017, City Utility Department staff will be flushing hydrants throughout the City. The schedule for flushing next week includes:

Westridge, Cedars of Dexter

As crews flush hydrants there may be some discoloration of the water. Residents who experience “rust colored” water should simply run the cold water tap for a few minutes to clear the household pipes.  The rust coloring is caused by a natural build up of minerals in the water system.  Some natural mineral deposits are stirred up in the water pipes when fire hydrants are first turned on.  If possible, try to avoid washing white clothes during this time. 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 the quality of your water system. 

October 16, 2017

The City of Dexter is seeking a full-time Utility Operator for the Water/Wastewater Department.  The position works day shift hourly and will be included in a rotation schedule with other operators to cover weekends/on-call shifts.  This position will include duties of a technical, semi-skilled nature as well as labor work in the operation, maintenance and repair of equipment and machinery in water and wastewater operations.  Duties may involve meter reading and maintenance, testing and sampling water/wastewater, interpreting lab data for process control, and maintaining pumps, transmission systems and plant equipment.  The position may also cross train with the Department of Public Works and duties could include repair and maintenance of roads, sidewalks, facilities/parks, as well as snow removal, solid waste activities, and storm water management.

Dexter’s Water System is a ground water well system, consisting of 5 wells, with iron filtration. Dexter’s Wastewater Treatment Facility is a conventional activated sludge process with tertiary filtration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three to five years experience as an operator in a wastewater or water treatment plant or comparable work experience.
  • State of Michigan Wastewater/Water Licensing (salary incentives provided per license)
  • Safety Program experience.

 Requirements:

  • Must be able to acquire and maintain a valid Michigan driver’s license.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies, including those that occur outside of normal business hours. Water/sewer employees are required to work weekends and be on call 24-7 on a rotating schedule.
  • Proof of certifications, a drug test and pass a physical.

Qualified Candidates should mail or e-mail a completed job application and cover letter to the address below. Applications can be downloaded at   http://dextermi.gov/sites/dextermi.gov/files/client_files/forms/employment_application_3.pdf

City of Dexter

Attn:  Courtney Nicholls

            8140 Main Street

            Dexter, MI 48130      

            Cnicholls@dextermi.gov       

First review of applications will occur on October 16, 2017. The position is open until filled.   The City of Dexter is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

September 28, 2017

Dexter is one of the five largest communities along the Huron River working with the Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) as part of the Trail Town project.  The City of Dexter is working with the HRWC on a Strategic Trail Town Plan to plan for the development of amenities that support trail users such as parks, places for putting in watercraft, and riverside boat storage.

We are looking for input from YOU about what amenities you would like to see as part of the Trail Town initiative. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at the following link to be a part of this exciting project!  We appreciate your time and commitment to the City of Dexter!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dexterwatertrail

September 21, 2017

In preparation for implementation of their bond projects, Dexter Community Schools will be conducting traffic counts at various intersections in the City. These counts will be done over the next two weeks using cameras which are placed on existing poles at the intersections.

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 -https://www.accessmygov.com/?uid=386  

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 (http://www.dextermi.gov), 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).