Washtenaw County conducts monthly tests of the outdoor warning sirens, including those in the Village of Dexter, from March to September. Recently Dexter Township has installed outdoor warning sirens throughout the Township. They have decided to test their sirens throughout the fall and winter. The tests will continue to occur on the first Saturday of the month at noon.
The Washtenaw County Office of Community & Economic Development Weatherization Assistance Program can help eligible homeowners improve their homes, while lowering their energy bills. A flyer with more information about the program can be accessed by clicking here.
The annual Homecoming Parade will be held Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. The following road closures will be in effect:
Starting at 1:30 pm – Main Street between Dexter Chelsea and Baker
Starting at 1:45 pm – Baker Rd between Main Street and Dan Hoey
The railroad is working on improvements to the tracks through the Village. The work will require closures of the Broad and Central crossings. The crossing over Central Street is scheduled to be closed on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. The crossing over Broad Street is scheduled to be closed on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.
Crossings outside of the Village are also impacted. The Zeeb Road crossing (between Peters Road and Huron River Drive) will be closed on Monday, September 30, 2013. The Wylie Road crossing (between Dexter Chelsea and Island Lake) will be closed on Thursday, October 3, 2013.
Don't flush, toss, share, or save unused medications for later; safely dispose of them using the red barrel program. A drop off location is available at the Sheriff Substation (8140 Main) and is accessible 24 hours a day.
Village taxes are due on September 14, 2013, however due to the 14th falling on a Saturday, they will be accepted on Monday, September 16, 2013. After this date a 1% per month penalty will be applied to the balance due. Tax information for the Village and the Townships can be found year round at - http://dextermi.gov/taxes-0
A hawker/peddler permit to go door-to-door in the Village between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. has been issued to Clean Water Action. The permit is good until October 31, 2013.
School starts September 3, 2013. Please be prepared for increased vehicle, bus and pedestrian traffic in and around the Village. School hours are as follows:
Creekside/High School - 8:00 a.m. to 2:51 p.m. (11:25 a.m. on half days)
All other schools - 8:15 a.m. to 3:06 p.m. (11:40 a.m. on half days)
The Village Offices will be closed on September 2nd for Labor Day. Trash pick-up that week will be delayed by one day.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 1st Annual Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival. We appreciate the community's efforts to make the 48 artists feel welcome as they painted around Dexter. The festival was a great success because of the talented artists and the support of the community. We would also like to thank our sponsors - Christine's, Dexter Rent-all, Terry B's and Lewis Jewelers.