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 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.