Please be reminded that before any work is done or materials are temporarily stored in a City right of way, a right of way permit is needed. The width of the right of way varies throughout the City. In the original village area it is a total of 99 feet wide, including the roadway. In the newer neighborhoods, it is generally a total of 60 feet wide including the roadway. In areas with sidewalks, the right of way includes the area between the sidewalk and the curb. In areas without sidewalks, it includes the area from the property line to the road. The permit is required to make sure that the work conforms with the City Engineering Standards and to make sure that the area is properly restored to the condition it was in before the work. For more information on obtaining a permit, please call the City Office at 734-426-8303. The form can be accessed online at http://dextermi.gov/node/144
A controlled burn is scheduled for tomorrow (April 20) in the two Mill Creek Park rain gardens along Jeffords.
The City is seeking applications for temporary summer help. This position is in the Department of Public Works and will assist with mowing lawns as well as general maintenance. Work hours for this position are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from May/June through August/September (depending on availability). Applicants must be 18 or older. An application can be downloaded at http://dextermi.gov/sites/dextermi.gov/files/client_files/forms/employment_application_3.pdf
City streets will be swept on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 and Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Please remove all vehicles from the street by 7 am so that the sweeper can clean the curb line/edge of roadway.
The following is information provided by the Washtenaw County Road Commission:
Starting Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Dancer Road will be closed to all traffic under I-94 near Jackson Road in Lima Township. The road will be closed for approximately two weeks to allow MDOT to complete bridge repairs on I-94.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will complete bridge repairs on eastbound I-94 over Dancer Road in Dexter. This work is part of an overall $1 million investment in critical repairs to eight structures throughout Washtenaw, Eaton, Ingham, and Jackson counties.
Work will require closing one lane on eastbound I-94 over Dancer Road while beam repairs are completed. While one lane will remain open to motorists, this closure is expected to cause 30 to 60-minute delays during peak travel times. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route if able.
If you have any questions concerning this road closure, please contact Wendy Ramirez at MDOT, RamirezW@michigan.gov. For more information about WCRC road closures visit www.wcroads.org/news/media-advisories.
Hydrant flushing for all areas of the City except Westridge and the Cedars of Dexter is complete. Hydrant flushing has been suspended due to the delivery and installation of a new filter at the Water Filtration Plant. An announcement will be made when the flushing resumes in Westridge and the Cedars of Dexter (likely in May).
To better serve our community, Waste Management has decided to change the residential trash day from Friday to Monday. This will take effect on Monday, March 12, 2018. The final Friday pick up will be March 9, 2018. This change will provide for more consistency with the drivers that are assigned to our community and allow us to solve issues with collection on Tuesday, rather than having to wait until Monday (when trash day was on Friday).
Trash, recycle, and yard waste should be set out by 7 am Monday morning and no earlier than 5 pm on Sunday. Yard waste collection will not start until Monday, April 2, 2018. Waste Management is mailing postcards with information about the change to every residence.
Dexter Community Schools will be conducting traffic and pedestrian counts at the crosswalk located at Kensington and Ann Arbor Street. These counts will be done the week of March 12th using cameras which are placed on existing poles at the intersection.
The “Dexter Art Gardens” is an annual outdoor artwork exhibition sponsored by the Dexter Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee and the City of Dexter. Three (3) temporary outdoor artworks will be juried and placed on temporary display along with the City’s permanent collection for one (1) year: June 2018 – May 2019. The selected pieces will be installed on concrete pads in highly trafficked locations throughout Dexter. For more information or to submit an application, please visit the City of Dexter’s Call for Entries platform, CaFE at: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5196. Submitting an application via the CaFE site is free. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2018.