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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:
Alpine
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.

September 12, 2018

Yellowbook phone books will be distributed in Dexter during the month of November. If you would like to opt out of receiving a book please visit http://www.yellowpagesoptout.com. Yellowbooks can be recycled.

September 11, 2018

Currently there are several active private construction sites in the City of Dexter. These sites are private property. Please do not enter these sites without the permission of the property owner. Trespassing on and/or removing anything from a private construction site is illegal.

September 10, 2018


Ballot Changes

Per a recent judicial decision, the ballot for the November 6, 2018 election will not have a straight party voting option. To view a copy of the sample ballot, please visit - http://www.michigan.gov/vote  

Last Day to Register to Vote

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 is the last day to register to vote for the November 6, 2018 election. Voter registration forms can be turned in at the City Office located at 8123 Main (2nd floor of the PNC Bank) until 5 pm. To verify your voter registration status, please call 734-580-2234 or visit http://www.michigan.gov/vote.

If you did not vote in the August Primary, please check to make sure you know your polling location. This can be done by visiting www.michigan.gov/vote.

Absentee Ballot Requests

Absentee ballot applications for the November 6, 2018 Election are available at the City Offices or by contacting Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk Justin Breyer at 734-580-2234 or jbreyer@dextermi.gov. Ballots will be mailed out at the end of September to those who have submitted applications. If you anticipate that you will need an absentee ballot, please do not wait to request one.

If you know of a friend or family member that is away at college who would like to vote in November, please have him or her request an absentee ballot immediately. If the student registered to vote by mail, he or she must vote in person at their first election and cannot receive an absentee ballot.

Please keep in mind that it is against State of Michigan election law for the Clerk to give an absentee ballot over the counter to someone other than the person whose name is on the ballot. Receiving an absentee ballot in person at the City Office carries the same identification requirements as voting at the polls on Election Day.

Questions about any of the above items can be directed to Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk Justin Breyer at 734-580-2234 or jbreyer@dextermi.gov.

September 7, 2018

It has been in the news recently that the State of Michigan is testing all drinking water systems for chemical substances known as PFAS/PFOS/PFOA. The City of Dexter received our results today (September 6, 2018) and we are pleased to report that these chemicals were not detected in our drinking water. Samples were taken of the water coming from the Ryan Drive wellfield and the well near Dexter High School.

For more information on these chemicals and the State of Michigan’s response, please visit - https://www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse/. It will take about 48 hours for the City’s results to be included in the online database of test results provided on this website.

September 7, 2018

On Friday, September 7, 2018, at 7:00 PM, the Contractor for the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will complete the pavement markings on Baker Road between Shield Road and Grand Street in Scio Township and the City of Dexter.

The work will be completed under flag control with portions of the road closed. Motorists, emergency services and others are advised to use an alternate route.

The work is scheduled to be completed by 5:00 AM Saturday, September 8, 2018. However, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.                                                           

September 4, 2018

Due to the heat, Waste Management did not complete trash pick-up today. They will be back tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 7 am to collect any trash that was not picked up today.

September 4, 2018

Six Tips for Safely Navigating Roundabouts

1.    Slow Down: Roundabouts are designed to reduce your speed upon entry (suggested speed is between 15 – 20 mph). Slower speeds allow you to drive defensively.

2.    Yield, Don’t Merge: Vehicles in the roundabout have the right-of-way. Do not merge into a roundabout like you merge onto a highway. Slow down and yield, or stop if necessary, for traffic that is circulating the roundabout. Enter the roundabout when a safe gap is present. Once you are in the roundabout, only stop to avoid a collision.

3.    Look for Pedestrians and Bicycles: Yield to all pedestrians in crosswalks before and after you exit a roundabout. Bicycles should be treated as a car in the roundabout. Never pass a cyclist in a roundabout. Give them room to maneuver.

4.    Pick the Correct Lane: Each roundabout on Baker Road will be a single-lane roundabout but there will be an exclusive right turn lane when traveling between Dan Hoey Road and Shield Road. Just like a traditional intersection, be sure to pick the correct lane. Don’t use the right-turn lane to continue north or southbound on Baker Road.

5.    Use Your Turn Signal: Just like a traditional intersection, you should use turn signals in a roundabout to notify other drivers of your intentions.

6.    Leave Space for Trucks: It is important for you to provide plenty of room for tractor-trailer trucks to maneuver in a roundabout. Do not attempt to overtake a truck in a roundabout.

To learn more about roundabouts in Washtenaw County, visit: wcroads.org/roads/roundabouts 
 
To learn more details about the Baker Road Roundabout project, visit: wcroads.org/wcrc-project/baker-road-2/ 

August 30, 2018

School starts Tuesday, September 4, 2018. 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 2:52 p.m. (11:25 a.m. on half days)
All other schools - 8:14 a.m. to 3:06 p.m. (11:40 a.m. on half days)