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 http://www.michigan.gov/vote.
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
RSVP for Session One - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcso-community-education-series-session-1-tickets-27471243228
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)
RSVP for Session 2 - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcso-community-education-series-session-2-tickets-27472150943
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
RSVP Session 3 - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcso-community-education-series-session-3-tickets-27472495975
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 http://www.yellowpagesoptout.com. Old books can be recycled.
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.
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.
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.
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)
In preparation for this fall's Presidential Election the City would like to encourage the Dexter High School Class of 2016 to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot before leaving for college. In order to be eligible to vote, the student must be 18 by November 8, 2016 and the registration has to be submitted 30 days prior to the election. If the student needs an absentee ballot for the November Election, he or she must register to vote in person at a City/Township Office or at the Secretary of State. If the student registers by mail, he or she will not be eligible to vote absentee at their first election. For more information, please contact Justin Breyer at 734-580-2234 or email@example.com.
The entrance to the Border to Border Trail located behind the Fire Station in Mill Creek Park North (near the two sided stone kiosk) will be closed on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 7 am to 11 am for the installation of a pedestrian/bicycle counter.
The City and the Huron River Watershed Council would like to make residents and businesses aware of health concerns that have been raised from the use of coal tar based sealants. Coal tar contains chemicals called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) which have been identified as a probable human carcinogen. Coal tar can be found in the sealants used on asphalt driveways and parking lots. The City of Dexter has passed an ordinance banning the use of coal tar based sealants. The Ordinance is effective August 3, 2016. Sealant applicators will be required to register with the City starting January 1, 2017. Anyone who applies a coal tar sealant can be subject to up to a $10,000 fine or up to 90 days in jail. For more information please visit http://www.hrwc.org/the-watershed/threats/coal-tar/