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March 8, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning. An advisory message from the Washtenaw County Sheriff is below. The City has been experiencing very high winds causing intermittent power outages. Power outages will cause the traffic signals to stop working - please treat the intersections as four way stops.

If you see a tree blocking a roadway in the City please contact the City Office at 734-426-8303. If no one answers it could be due to a power outage so please call the emergency on-call phone at 734-368-5212.


The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued a High
Wind Warning, which is in effect from 10 AM to 7 PM EST
Wednesday. The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect. 


* West winds will increase in strength over southeastern Michigan
during the late morning hours on Wednesday. A long duration of
sustained winds of 30 to 35 mph are anticipated throughout the
afternoon hours.

* The potential exists for wind gusts of 50 mph or greater during
the late morning and afternoon hours.

* The strong west winds are expected to diminish rapidly after 6


* Power outages possible.
* Large limbs downed.
* Downed trees possible.
* Loose objects will be blown around.
* Difficult driving conditions, particularly for high profile vehicles.


A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

* Prepare, plan and stay informed. Visit 

February 28, 2017

Today (February 28, 2017) is the last day to make real property tax payments directly to the City. Payments can be made online using the link below, dropped off to 8123 Main Street (2nd floor of the PNC Bank) until 5 pm or placed in the drop box next to the Sheriff's Office door at 8140 Main Street. All payments starting March 1, 2017 must be submitted directly to Washtenaw County. Tax information can be found at -   

February 28, 2017

A survey of Hudson Street from Baker Road to Ann Arbor Street will occur the week of March 6, 2017. Surveyors from city engineering consultant OHM will be in the area surveying the road and right of way. This is being done in preparation for a summer road project. Further information will be provided to residents and business owners in the project area in mid-March.

February 24, 2017

The Tree Board is seeking one new member. The Tree Board assists in the development and implementation of a comprehensive tree management plan for the City, including planning, tree planting, and maintenance programs for all public trees. The Board meets on an as needed basis. 
To apply for a position, please complete and return an application which can be found here -

February 13, 2017

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will CLOSE Joy Road in Webster Township between Zeeb Road and Potts Drive for an emergency culvert replacement project.  They anticipate that the project will be finished and the road reopened to traffic by 1 p.m.
During this project, through-traffic will be prohibited.  Local access to properties located within the closure will be maintained, however, delays are possible.  The Road Commission thanks you in advance for your patience as they work to improve the transportation network.

January 31, 2017

Please do your part to keep the City of Dexter walkable all year round.

Residents: Sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice within 48 hours of snow cessation.

Business owners: Sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice within 4 hours of snow cessation or by the start of your business day.

January 30, 2017

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is offering boating safety classes. For more information visit - 

January 18, 2017

Advisory: Larceny from Autos to unlocked vehicles occurred in Dexter Crossing, Huron Farms, and West Ridge Subdivisions.

Dexter City Deputies are investigating Larcenies from Automobile incidents that occurred in the Dexter Crossing, Huron Farms, and West Ridge Subdivision.  The incidents occurred sometime during the early morning hours. Unknown suspects entered unlocked vehicles and removed valuables. No arrests have been made at this time. The incident remains under investigation by area deputies. If you see anyone in the above area acting suspicious please call 911. 

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office at 911, through our confidential tip line (734) 973-7711 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-UP. 

Burglars are opportunistic and look for the easiest way in and out. The more you can secure your property the less likely you are to have your home broken into. 

--Get motion sensors for lights around your residence
-Park your vehicle in your locked garage if you have one 
-Do not leave your keys in the car
-Don't leave valuables in your vehicle
-Lock all doors and windows 
-Install and always set a home/car alarm 
-Know your neighbors 
-Join neighborhood watch

"An educated and engaged community is our best partner" - Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton

January 13, 2017

Join the Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority (HCMA) for two upcoming meetings.  Attendees may contribute their own input on planning and land management in the Metroparks for the new year and beyond. Both meetings will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Hudson Mills Activity Center.  The meetings are open and public.  No RSVP is required for either meeting.
Natural Resources Public Meeting, 9am-10am
Hear about the various natural resources management activities of the Metroparks presented by Natural Resources and Interpretive staff and participate in a moderated open discussion on these topics.
Hudson Mills Master Plan Open House, 10:15am-12pm
Hudson Mills Metropark is in the beginning stages of forming a master plan for development. Each member of the Dexter community is a stakeholder in our Metroparks and their development.  Hudson Mills considers the input of its stakeholders to be a critical aspect of its planning. This public meeting will be an opportunity for stakeholders to learn about the master plan and share their opinions about the future of the park.
To ensure a comfortable atmosphere for learning and sharing information, this will be a strolling/drop-in style meeting, without any formal presentations. Attendees are encouraged to bring their children/grandchildren, as Hudson Mills plans to have an activity in which they can participate.
Can't make the meetings?  The Metroparks have provided an opportunity through an online survey. Share your opinions, hopes, and desires regarding the parks at

For more information on the planning process visit -

January 12, 2017

The Dexter Community School District is discussing entering into a contract with Adams Outdoor to place electronic billboards on school property. One location would be Baker Road between Dan Hoey and Shield, which is in Scio Township. The other location would be near the entrance driveway to Mill Creek Middle School which is in the City of Dexter. Though an electronic billboard would not be permitted in accordance with the City Zoning Ordinance, school districts are exempt from following local zoning ordinances. The School Board will be discussing this topic at their upcoming meetings. Please visit for their meeting schedule. Comments and questions should be directed to Dr. Chris Timmis, Superintendent at