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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/
The 4th Annual Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival will begin on Monday, August 15, 2016. Artists will be painting outdoors throughout Dexter. The artwork will be for sale under the tent in Monument Park by silent auction on Friday, August 19, 2016 from 2 pm to 9 pm and on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 9 am to 2:30 pm. For more information please visit www.paintdexter.org
Each year the Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival has held a quick draw competition, where artists have three hours to complete a painting. This year, the artists will be required to complete their quick draw painting in the area of Mill Creek Park. The public is invited to come and watch the artists at work from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on Friday, August 19, 2016.
Children's Art Workshop
Spaces are still available in the 2016 Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival Kids Workshops!
The three workshops are separated by age: elementary, middle, and high school age. All workshops take place on Wednesday, August 17th under the tent in Monument Park. All art supplies are provided.The cost to participate is $10 per person.
Elementary School Age: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Middle School Age: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
High School Age: 4:30 - 6:30 PM
For more information, please call Justin Breyer at 734-580-2234.
Dexter Community Schools is currently in need of a few more host families for high school age international students. If you are interested in hosting an international student, please contact Kim Covert at email@example.com.
Summer tax bills have been mailed to City residents. Payment is due Thursday, September 15th. If you have not received a copy of your bill, please contact Marie Sherry, Treasurer, at 734-580-2231 or by e-mail at MSherry@Dextermi.gov.
Due to a power issue at the Dexter Senior Center, tonight's Council meeting will be relocated to the cafeteria at Creekside Intermediate School - 2615 Baker. The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm.
Re-striping of parking spaces and parking lots throughout the City will begin on Sunday, August 7, 2016 (weather permitting). A majority of the work will be completed on Sunday due to the lower traffic volumes.
The results for the Tuesday, August 2nd Primary Election have been posted on the Washtenaw County Clerk's website at: http://electionresults.ewashtenaw.org/electionreporting/aug2016/index.jsp. County-wide voter turnout averaged 17.73%. In the City of Dexter, 618 voters cast a ballot for a 19.96% voter turnout. The only proposal on the ballot, the Washtenaw Community College millage, passed with 70.41% (county-wide) voting to approve.
Washtenaw County's 81 warning sirens (including those in the City of Dexter) will be tested on Saturday, August 6th at noon. If there is a threat of severe weather on the day of a test, it will be cancelled.