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November 2, 2018

The City of Dexter has been notified that a Dexter City Council Member position will be vacated on October 22, 2018. City Council is required by City Charter to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term, which ends in November of 2020.

The City Council Member position is a non-partisan position, and candidates must meet the following qualifications to hold City Office:
·         Must be a resident of the City of Dexter for a minimum of one year.
·         Must be at least 18 years of age.

Interested candidates are asked to provide a Letter of Intent, which includes the candidate’s name, address, contact information, and a description of his or her interest in the position. Letters of intent should be submitted to Courtney Nicholls, Dexter City Manager no later than Friday, November 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm at:

E-mail -

Physical address - 8123 Main St., 2nd Floor, Dexter, MI 48130

Mailing Address - City of Dexter, 8140 Main St., Dexter, MI 48130

October 12, 2018

Dexter Community Schools is conducting traffic and pedestrian counts on Dan Hoey between Baker and Ann Arbor Street and on Baker between Dan Hoey and Hudson. The counts are done with cameras that are mounted to sign posts. The data collection is expected to be completed by October 15, 2018. 

October 12, 2018

The contractor for the 2018 sidewalk project will be back in the community tomorrow (Thursday, October 11, 2018) to make some necessary repairs to the intersection ramps listed below. Please proceed with caution through project areas.

October 12, 2018

Jeffords Road from the alley (behind the PNC/Hackney Hardware) to the corner of Forest and Broad will be closed starting October 11, 2018. The road is expected to remain closed until November 8, 2018. The roadway will be open on Sundays during the closure. The alley (behind the PNC/Hackney) will remain open.

October 5, 2018

Leaf pick-up by the Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin the week of October 8, 2018. Please park cars as far away from leaf piles as possible. It is also very important to make sure that there is no debris in the leaf piles (garbage, sticks, etc). The leaves should be piled as close to the curb as possible and not placed into the road, ditches, storm drains or parking places. The closer the piles are to the curb, the quicker they are able to be collected by the equipment.

Waste Management will continue to pick up compost bags through Monday, November 26, 2018.

October 4, 2018

Hydrant flushing for Fall 2018 will be completed by the end of the day today (Friday, October 12, 2018).

September 30, 2018

The Dan Hoey/Bishop Circle paving has been rescheduled for tomorrow - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 (weather dependent). The paving will be done on half the intersection at a time so that two way traffic can be maintained with flagging.

September 15, 2018

City contractor JV Contracting is scheduled to begin applying pavement markings throughout the City starting the week of September 10, 2018. This work will not require road closures, however some lanes may be closed while the paint dries. Please proceed carefully through work zones.

September 13, 2018

The City will be performing preventative maintenance on several areas of the sewer system the week of September 17, 2018. The sewer mains will be cleaned with a vactor truck, which puts high pressure water through the main. The areas that will be cleaned are as follows:
Dexter Crossing - Cambridge, Carrington, Lexington, Kingsley, Bristol, Preston, South Downs
Walkabout Creek

If you have any questions about the work, please contact the Utility Department at 734-426-4572.

September 13, 2018

Please call the Utility Department's on-call number - 734-368-5212 - immediately if you see anyone besides the City of Dexter (in a marked red vehicle) or the Dexter Area Fire Department using a City fire hydrant. It is against City Ordinance to use a fire hydrant without City permission. Contractors who need water for projects can contact the Utility Department at 734-426-4572 to make arrangements to purchase water.