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.
Washtenaw County Parks has submitted a project site plan for completion of the Border to Border River Terrace Trail (Dexter Huron Park to Central Street) to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for review. Due to the proximity of the trail to the railroad and MDOT’s ownership of the railroad MDOT approval is required. The trail alignment has been preliminary determined and Washtenaw County is waiting for MDOT approval prior to proceeding with construction. It has been indicated by MDOT that their review will be completed within the next few weeks and additional information will be provided upon receipt of the required permit.
August 13th is the first day of registration for the Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival. Throughout the week artists will be painting on canvasses throughout the Dexter community. The Schedule of Events is provided below. The public is welcome to attend these free activities.
Thursday, August 15 at 4:00 p.m. - Painting Demonstration in Monument Park by Susan Amstutz
Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m. - History of Plein Air Painting Presentation by Martha Girsch at the Dexter District Library
Friday, August 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Dexter Community School Student Light Pole Banner Contest Artwork will be on display in Monument Park. Students who submitted artwork can pick it up starting at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 17 - 2:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Artwork created during the week will be on display and available for sale in Monument Park. 30% of the proceeds from each painting goes back to the Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee to promote art in the community. The Dexter Community Orchestra will be performing in Monument Park from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For a detailed schedule of events please visit - http://www.dextermi.gov/arts
The election to select a 9 member Charter Commission to write a draft City Charter will be held on November 5, 2013. Affidavits of Identity and Nominating Petition forms are now available at the following locations:
Village of Dexter Offices - 8123 Main (2nd floor of the PNC Bank), Dexter, MI
Scio Township Hall - Clerk's Office - 827 N. Zeeb, Ann Arbor, MI
Webster Township Hall - Clerk's Office - 5665 Webster Church, Dexter, MI
Washtenaw County Clerk's Office - 200 N. Main, Suite 120, Ann Arbor, MI
Affidavits of Identity and Nominating Petitions must be filed at the Washtenaw County Clerk's Office by 4:00 p.m. on August 13, 2013. To be eligible to run, a candidate must be a resident and registered voter of the Village of Dexter and collect 20 nominating signatures from registered voters living in the Village of Dexter.
To view a listing of the residents that have filed to run please visit - http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/clerk_register/elections/2013-elections/November-5-2013-candidates
For more information about the Cityhood process please visit - http://dextermi.gov/cityhood
Survey crews from Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment are conducting a survey of Ann Arbor Street between Kensington and Baker in preparation for next summer's resurfacing and water main replacement project. Residents in the impacted areas will be provided with more information as the design of the project progresses this fall.
Dexter Daze is this Friday and Saturday. Central Street from Main to 5th Street will be closed starting Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Jeffords from Forest to the alley behind the BP gas station will be closed starting Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. For more information about the event visit http://dexterdaze.org/
Please be careful when crossing the street and watch for increased pedestrian traffic while driving.
Dexter Daze Parade
The Dexter Daze Parade will be Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. from Inverness and Ann Arbor Street to the Main Street Bridge.
A hawker/peddler permit has been issued to the Fund for Public Interest to go door to door in the Village between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The permit is good until September 1, 2013.
This Saturday, July 13, 2013, the Market is partnering with the Huron River Watershed Council, Washtenaw County Water Resources Commission and Great Lakes Rain Barrel to offer rain barrels for sale. A 20% discount is available on Charcoal and Granite rain barrels if you mention the “Save H2O” program. Pre-orders can be placed at http://www.greatlakesrainbarrel.com/upcoming-events/ The Market will be open Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm.
The Market is also open Tuesdays from 3 pm to 7 pm.
Village Staff and Elected Officials are no longer receiving e-mail using villageofdexter.org e-mail addresses. To view a directory of e-mail addresses visit - http://www.dextermi.gov/village-directory
For the past several years leaders from Scio Township, Webster Township, Dexter Township and the Village of Dexter have been exploring the idea of joining together to form a regional fire department.
The Village currently receives fire and rescue services from the Dexter Area Fire Department through an inter-local agreement with Dexter Township and Webster Township.
Below is a link to the draft inter-local agreement that would create the new department. Village Council will be discussing the draft at the July 8, 2013 Council Meeting.