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January 8, 2018

The Washtenaw Area Transportation Study (WATS) is currently developing its 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan, which provides a vision for transportation planning over the next 25 years for Washtenaw County. This effort is being done in partnership with the Southeast Michigan Council of Government's (SEMCOG) Regional Transportation Plan development. Several public meetings are scheduled to be held throughout Washtenaw County. For more information visit - http://www.miwats.org/2045lrp/

January 5, 2018

Starting January 8, 2018 City Council meetings will begin at 7 pm on the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Dexter Senior Center (7720 Ann Arbor Street).

January 4, 2018

Christmas Tree collection by the Department of Public Works will begin Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Please do not bag your trees and make sure all tinsel and ornaments have been removed. 

December 31, 2017

Due to the weather, Waste Management did not complete trash/recycle pick-up today. They will be back tomorrow (Sunday, December 31, 2017) to complete collection in the remaining areas (generally Westridge and Dexter Crossing).

December 26, 2017

Thank you for your patience as we clean up after the most recent snowstorm.

DPW crews are out working today completing the last of the snow removal. The streets will need to be widened in some areas (especially those where the presence of cars prevented snow removal), which could result in snow being placed back into driveways. We apologize for the inconvenience to those that have already shoveled. This work will be done during the day today, so that residents and businesses can shovel this evening and should not have to again tomorrow morning.

As we enter into the next few days of cold temperatures, please be reminded that salt can lose its effectiveness at temperatures under 10 degrees. Fortunately, the sun today should help the salt to work despite the cold air temperature. Please be extra careful when traveling during the extremely cold weather.

As a reminder, City 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 City Ordinance to shovel the snow into the street or onto a neighbor's property.

Vehicles and any other obstructions (such as basketball hoops) should be removed from the roadways.

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.

December 19, 2017

The City of Dexter is proud to announce the release of its Resident Handbook. Whether you are a long-time resident or new to the City, this handbook is designed to provide you with an overview of City services and regulations, and provide answers to some of our residents’ most frequently asked questions. To access the Resident Handbook, PLEASE CLICK HERE. Printed copies of the Resident Handbook are also available at the City Offices (8123 Main St., 2nd Floor, Dexter, MI 48130).

To encourage everyone to take a few moments to read the handbook, four of them contain a "golden ticket" which can be redeemed at the City Office for a $25 gift card to Hackney Hardware.

December 14, 2017

Thank you for your patience as we clean up after yesterday's large snowfall. DPW crews will be working overnight in cul-de-sacs and removing snow piles from downtown parking areas.

December 13, 2017 Post

Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Washtenaw County from 10am through midnight tonight with total snowfall accumulations of 5-8 inches of snow possible.  Reduced visibility and poor driving conditions expected today and tonight.

In preparation for the impending inclement weather, please remove all cars from the street as soon as possible, especially overnight.Basketball hoops and any other obstructions should also be removed from the right-of-way. DPW crews will be removing snow during the day today in preparation for the evening commute and overnight prior to the Thursday morning commute.

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 City 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. 

December 11, 2017

A final round of leaf pick-up will be scheduled once the snow has melted enough that the leaf piles are visible.

December 1, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017 will be the last day of bagged compost pick-up by Waste Management. Please make sure to set all remaining bags out for collection. Bags will not be picked up again until the first Friday in April.

Leaf collection by the DPW is ongoing.

November 22, 2017

The Dexter Area Historical Society and Museum is sponsoring several holiday events in December, including Christmas at the Mansion, display of the Christmas Village Collection, a Christmas Tea, and a Holiday Bazaar. More information can be found at - http://www.dexterhistory.org/