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April 1, 2013

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 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 -

March 31, 2013

Applications for the 2013 Farmers Market are available online at

Opening day for the Market will be May 4, 2013.

March 30, 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.

March 29, 2013

The 3rd Annual Community Park Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Eggstravaganza Flier

March 21, 2013

Applications for the 2013 Community Garden are available at

The 2013 pre-season information meeting will be held Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dexter District Library. Please feel free to attend to find out more information about participating with the garden.

March 15, 2013

In honor of the resilience of the Dexter community following the tornado of last March, the Dexter Relief Fund committee, with the help of many organizations across the community, is hosting an Open House on Friday, March 15, from 3pm  to 7pm at LaFontaine Automotive. At this event:

  • Applications are being accepted for the tree replanting effort in late April. Tree samples and site evaluation consultation will be available.
  • Applications are being accepted for lawn/glass remediation problems.
  • Volunteers are invited to sign up for the replanting. Help is needed and teams are being sought.
  • Food will be provided by LaFontaine Automotive and Busch's.
  • Games will be led by Dexter High School students.
  • Video booth will be available for storytelling.

So many people were affected, both directly and indirectly, by the storm, that we know it will go down in the collective memory of Dexter. In spite of the hardship of the people whose homes and lives were so impacted, the lesson so many have learned is that we benefit from and survive because of the support of our friends, family and neighbors, and so it is in this spirit of celebration that everyone is invited to stop by LaFontaine on Friday, March 15, between 3pm and 7pm.

March 8, 2013

The Monument Park Ice Rink is closed for the season.

February 28, 2013

The Village has unveiled a new website!

February 28, 2013

Village Council has changed the Village's "newspaper of record" from the Dexter Leader to the Sun Times. The Village is required to publish certain notices, such as those for public hearings, in a paper in general circulation in the Village. A synopsis of the minutes of the Council meetings is also published once the minutes are approved. The Sun Times is delivered free to all homes in the Village, which we hope will increase the amount of people that see the notices that are published. Public hearing notices and Village Council meeting minutes are also available on this website and will be distributed through the e-mail update and Facebook.

February 28, 2013

The Washtenaw County Emergency Operations Center will be conducting a test of 55 outdoor warning sirens on Saturday March 2, 2013 at 12:00 Noon. These sirens are tested at Noon on the first Saturday of every month from March through September. If there is a threat of severe weather on the day of a test, it will be cancelled. Except for scheduled testing, the sirens will be activated for the following emergencies: 1.) The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning. 2.) A severe thunderstorm has been detected with damaging winds in excess of 70 MPH. 3.) A hazardous materials accident requires immediate protective action by the public. 4.) An attack on the United States is imminent, underway or has recently occurred. Warning siren activation is a signal to members of the public to immediately go indoors and monitor local Emergency Alert System media outlets for official information. Washtenaw County’s emergency broadcasters are: WEMU 89.1 FM, WWWW 102.9 FM, WQKL 107.1 FM, WTKA 1050 AM, and WLBY 1290 AM.