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November 11, 2016

Leaf pick up in the City is on-going. DPW crews have collected 17 truck loads of leaves this week (through the end of the day yesterday) and are continuing collection today. Once the leaves are collected, the load is taken to our certified compost site on Parker Road.

West Ridge, Dexter Crossing and Huron Farms will receive leaf pick up Monday, November 14, 2016. Leaf pick up in the other areas of the City will continue on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

 Please do not put any debris (garbage, sticks, etc) in the leaf piles and please do not rake leaves into the road, ditches, storm drains, or parking spots. Waste Management will continue to pick up compost bags through Saturday, November 26, 2016 (due to the Thanksgiving holiday).

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 City Office (734-426-8303) so it can be picked up by the Department of Public Works. 

November 9, 2016

Voter turnout in the City of Dexter on November 8, 2016 was 79%.

To see the election results for Washtenaw County please visit -  

November 7, 2016

Fire Hydrant Replacement Project

The City Utility Department and Bidigare Contractors will be replacing fire hydrants along Huron River Drive from Friday, November 11, 2016 to Sunday, November 13, 2016. Locations that receive City water on Huron River Drive and Joy Rd. have been contacted and informed of the times that their water will be shut off. We do not anticipate that this work will have any impact on any other locations in the City. If you experience any pressure issues during this time and have not been notified by letter and/or personal visit, please call 734-426-4572 or 734-368-5212 (after 3:30 pm).

Shield Road Water Main Project

Due to the Shield Road Bridge reconstruction by the Washtenaw County Road Commission scheduled for summer 2017, the City has to relocate a water main that is located in Road Commission right of way on Shield Road. The only expected impact to Shield Road will occur while the contractor is installing a temporary access drive. The rest of the work will occur in the right of way and on school property north of Shield Road. This project is expected to start the week of November 7, 2016.

October 31, 2016

Trick or treat hours in the City will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 31. The Chamber of Commerce and local businesses will also be sponsoring a trick or treat opportunity in Monument Park on Monday, October 31 at 1 pm. 

A few areas of the City do have construction work occurring on sidewalks. The contractor expects to finish pouring the sidewalks at the intersections in Huron Farms and Dexter Crossing today (October 31). All impacted areas will be marked with caution tape and barricades. Please encourage your children to proceed carefully through these areas. Thank you for your cooperation as we complete this infrastructure improvement in the community.      

October 25, 2016

The City of Dexter is seeking an intern to assist with administrative tasks on a part time basis. Candidates should have a Bachelor's Degree and be pursuing a Master of Public Administration or similar degree. A copy of the job description can be viewed at the link below.

Job Posting

October 25, 2016

The City of Dexter is working with two planning students from the University of Michigan to develop a Master Plan for First Street Park (at the end of Edison near Adair Printing). They have been gathering information from the community on the future vision for the Park. The students have developed a survey to gain additional feedback. Please take a moment to complete the survey by clicking on the following link -

October 11, 2016

Please remember that political signs must not be placed in the City right-of-way, which is generally the area between the sidewalk and the curb in front of your home/business.  If you do not have a sidewalk, please keep the sign closer to your home/business than the road. Thank you for your cooperation.

October 10, 2016

Hydrant flushing for fall 2016 is complete.

October 4, 2016

The installation of the yield signs at the roundabouts in Huron Farms/Orchard River Hills will occur the week of October 10, 2016. A majority of the preparation work has been completed. Signage will be placed at the Ryan Drive and Meadowview entrances to alert people to the new traffic control once it has been installed.

Original Update Below:

The signage at the roundabouts in Huron Farms/Orchard River Hills will be upgraded the week of October 3, 2016 to comply with current signage standards. The stop signs will be removed and replaced with yield signs at each entrance to the roundabout. The keep right signage will also be replaced with arrows pointing right. Trees around the new signage will be trimmed where necessary. The existing sign poles will be used where possible and the areas for the new poles have been marked with stakes. Signage will be placed at the Ryan Drive and Meadowview entrances to alert people to the new traffic control.

October 3, 2016

Highway Maintenance is scheduled to return to the City starting on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 to continue power washing and start repairs. Signage will be posted if residents need to move cars and/or if driveway access will be temporarily restricted.