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September 28, 2016

The 2016 sidewalk project will begin the week of October 3, 2016. Residents in the project areas have been notified via letter. The project includes replacement of lifted sidewalk slabs, intersection ramp upgrades for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the addition of a small section of sidewalk on Alpine.

September 27, 2016

The City of Dexter will be hosting a public input session at First Street Park (located at 3700 Edison St. near Adair Printing) on Sunday, October 9th from 1 - 3 pm. The purpose of the event is to provide residents and visitors the opportunity to provide input on the look and function of the Park, which will be used in the creation of the First Street Park Master Plan. Participants will also be welcome to help themselves to food, refreshments, and games of horseshoes. For more information on this event, please contact Justin Breyer, Assistant to the City Manager at 734-580-2234 or e-mail

A link to the event flyer can be found HERE.

September 21, 2016

The last day to register to vote for the November 8, 2016 election is Tuesday, October 11, 2016. City Staff will be holding two off site voter registration opportunities. The first will be at Walkabout Creek in the main office on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 4 pm to 6 pm. The second will be at Dexter High School in the counseling hallway on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 11 am to 1 pm. Voter registration forms can also be turned in at the City Office located at 8123 Main (2nd floor of the PNC Bank). If you have not voted in an election since the Village became a City (November 2014) and plan to vote on November 8, 2016 we would like to ask that you verify that your registration is up to date. This can be done by calling 734-580-2234 or by visiting

September 18, 2016

In the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) continued effort to build stronger relationships and trust with the community they serve, the WCSO will be hosting a three-part educational series consisting of six different topic areas. 

Session One: September 14th at the Learning Resource Center in Ann Arbor (6-8pm) will discuss
Topic area 1 - Recruitment, Hiring & Promotion and Topic area 2 - New Employee Training/PTO
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Session Two: September 28th at Ypsilanti Township Hall (6-8pm) will discuss 
Topic area 3 - Evolution of Subject Control/Use of Force and Topic area 4 - Accountability Practices (processing service complaints/internal investigations)
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Session Three: October 12th at Mill Creek Middle School in Dexter (6-8pm) will discuss
Topic area 5 - Veteran Employee Training and our new training series (Managing Interpersonal Interactions) and Topic area 6 - Corrections Operations
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September 17, 2016

Yellowbook phone books will be distributed in Dexter during the month of November. If you would like to opt out of receiving a book please visit Old books can be recycled.

September 16, 2016

Earlier today at Alpha Metal Finishing located at 8155 Huron, a 55 gallon drum fell off of the back of a chemical delivery truck, which caused a leak in the drum. The delivery area is located inside of the building. The Dexter Area Fire Department and Washtenaw County Hazmat Team responded to the site. The chemical is in Alpha Metal's chemical containment area, which prevents it from reaching the City stormwater or sewer system. Alpha Metal and two surrounding homes were evacuated as a precaution. The chemical is being cleaned up by the Hazmat Team. No injuries occurred and there is no danger to the community.

September 12, 2016

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office will join other Law Enforcement Agencies across Michigan to reduce preventable rail related incidents as Governor Rick Snyder has proclaimed the week of September 11-17th, 2016 Rail Safety Week.  

Click here to read the full media release.

September 9, 2016

Highway Maintenance will be in the City starting Monday, September 12, 2016 to finish cleaning and making repairs from the 2016 road project. On Monday and Tuesday they will be working on power washing the curb and gutter where necessary. Please do not park over areas that need to be power washed.

September 6, 2016

School starts Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Please be prepared for increased vehicle, bus and pedestrian traffic in and around the City. 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)