The University of Michigan and Ann Arbor Public Schools are hosting their annual electronic waste (computers, televisions, VCRs, cameras, etc) recycling event on April 27, 2013 from 9 am to 2 pm at Pioneer High School - 601 W. Stadium in Ann Arbor. For more details about acceptable materials visit http://www.ocs.umich.edu/ewaste_event.html
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Dexter Relief Fund's tree planting efforts the week of April 22, 2013. They will be staging from the bus yard on Marshall Rd. and will need volunteers to unload the trees from the nursery and to deliver them to the homes that have requested help with their planting. To sign up please visit - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4EAAAE2CA13-planting
Today (4/22/13) at approx. 1:30 p.m. there was an accident at the Village's Wastewater Treatment Plant. This accident resulted in injuries to two employees of contractors who were working on the ongoing sludge handling improvement project. The plant remains operational while the accident is investigated.
The Village of Dexter has scheduled a Town Hall meeting for Saturday, April 27, 2013 at noon at the Dexter District Library. Residents with questions about the purpose of the May 7, 2013 referendum election and/or Cityhood are encouraged to attend.
Visit http://www.dextermi.gov/cityhood for more information
3rd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
Special thanks to the participants and volunteers at the 3rd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza held on Saturday March 30th in Community Park: Parks and Recreation Commission, including Brian Brassow, John Coy, Toni Henkemeyer, Colleen Moore, Becky Murillo, Girl Scouts, Jim Carson, Paul, Cousins, Ray Tell, Bruce, Heather and Hannah Whitley, Kurt Augustine, Representatives from the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department, Dexter Senior Center, Dave and Barbara Klumpp, LaFontaine Chevrolet, Stucchi’s and Lazar Planet!
The last day to register to vote for the May 7, 2013 Special Election is Monday, April 8, 2013. The ballot includes the question of whether the Village's cityhood process to continue and two school non-homestead millage renewals. To find out if you are registered to vote and view a copy of your sample ballot visit - http://www.michigan.gov/vote If you will be out of town on Election Day, are age 60 or older, or unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another you can request an absentee ballot by contacting your Township Clerk’s Office:
Scio – 734-369-9400
Webster – 734-426-5103
The Village recently renewed our contract with Waste Management for trash/recycle/compost collection. The contract was renewed with no increase in year one, a 1% increase in year 2 and a 2% increase in year 3. Below is a summary of a few changes that were made with the renewal:
Recycling can now be placed in a container of the resident's choice. If you choose a container other than a green recycle bin it needs to be marked with a sticker, which can be picked up at the Village Offices (8123 Main) or requested via mail by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 734-426-8303 x17.
Each residence can now put out one bulk item per week. No special arraignments are necessary.
Residents are encouraged to bundle their brush so that it can be hauled away by Waste Management. If you are unable to bundle the brush or have branches larger than 4" in diameter please contact the Village Office (734-426-8303) so it can be picked up by the Department of Public Works. Brush/compost pick-up by Waste Management will begin April 5.
A flyer with more information will be mailed to all residences the week of April 1. It can also be viewed on the website at - http://dextermi.gov/trash-recycling-and-yard-waste-collection
Applications for the 2013 Farmers Market are available online at http://dextermi.gov/farmers-market
Opening day for the Market will be May 4, 2013.
Face painting volunteers are needed for Saturday's Easter Eggstravaganza from 10 am - 11:30 am in Community Park (3575 Ryan Drive). If anyone is interested please contact the Village at 734-426-8303 ext. 15. Thank you.