Hydrant flushing for all areas of the City except Westridge and the Cedars of Dexter is complete. Hydrant flushing has been suspended due to the delivery and installation of a new filter at the Water Filtration Plant. An announcement will be made when the flushing resumes in Westridge and the Cedars of Dexter (likely in May).
To better serve our community, Waste Management has decided to change the residential trash day from Friday to Monday. This will take effect on Monday, March 12, 2018. The final Friday pick up will be March 9, 2018. This change will provide for more consistency with the drivers that are assigned to our community and allow us to solve issues with collection on Tuesday, rather than having to wait until Monday (when trash day was on Friday).
Trash, recycle, and yard waste should be set out by 7 am Monday morning and no earlier than 5 pm on Sunday. Yard waste collection will not start until Monday, April 2, 2018. Waste Management is mailing postcards with information about the change to every residence.
Dexter Community Schools will be conducting traffic and pedestrian counts at the crosswalk located at Kensington and Ann Arbor Street. These counts will be done the week of March 12th using cameras which are placed on existing poles at the intersection.
The “Dexter Art Gardens” is an annual outdoor artwork exhibition sponsored by the Dexter Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee and the City of Dexter. Three (3) temporary outdoor artworks will be juried and placed on temporary display along with the City’s permanent collection for one (1) year: June 2018 – May 2019. The selected pieces will be installed on concrete pads in highly trafficked locations throughout Dexter. For more information or to submit an application, please visit the City of Dexter’s Call for Entries platform, CaFE at: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5196. Submitting an application via the CaFE site is free. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2018.
Dan Hoey Road will be closed starting Friday, March 9, 2018 after the morning rush hour so that concrete can be poured and cured on the roadway over the recently replaced stormwater pipe. The road will be re-opened by rush hour on Monday morning.
As with last week's closure, access to Walkabout Creek, the Dexter Community Schools Bus Loop, Cornerstone Elementary School and the Industrial Park will be maintained from Baker Road. Access to DAPCO and Mill Creek Middle will be maintained from Dexter Ann Arbor Road.
A map showing the location of the closure and the open school access points can be viewed by clicking here.
As part of the 2017 Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival, the City of Dexter's Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee hosted a Youth Coloring Contest. Dexter area children were challenged to use their creativity to color pictures of iconic locations and monuments in the Dexter-area. A panel of judges reviewed the submissions and selected the 7 best pictures. The winning pieces were turned into banners, which have been hung on poles along Main Street in downtown Dexter. We would like to congratulate the coloring contest winners: Sasha Jones, Stevie Cattell, Natalie Harrell, Isabel Martinez, Kate Jacquot, Grace Byron, and Reagan Cattell. We would also like to thank the contest judges, Sandy Hansen, James Lippens, and Tom Rosenbaum.
Starting next week, trees will be removed in the area of Baker and Shield and Baker and Dan Hoey in preparation for the roundabout project. Property owners in the impacted area have been notified. The roundabout project is a cooperative public improvement project between the City of Dexter and the Washtenaw County Road Commission. The project is being implemented using funding from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) and is aimed at improving the safety at these intersections. The City will continue to provide construction updates on this project as it moves forward.
Residents interested in having a tree planted in their lawn extension can participate in our 2018 Tree Planting Program. Please complete and return the form by February 23, 2018. Participation in the program is $150 per tree. The form can be accessed at http://dextermi.gov/sites/dextermi.gov/files/client_files/trees/2018/2018_Residential_Tree_Program.pdf
The ice rink in Monument Park is closed for the season.