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August 15, 2016

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

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.  

August 15, 2016

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  

August 10, 2016

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

August 8, 2016

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.

August 5, 2016

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.  

August 5, 2016

The results for the Tuesday, August 2nd Primary Election have been posted on the Washtenaw County Clerk's website at: 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.

July 30, 2016

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.

July 30, 2016

The Dexter Farmers Market will be open on Saturdays from 8am - 1pm, and Tuesdays from 2pm - 6pmthrough October 29th. There is a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that are in season this summer, including: Corn, tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, greens, kale, onions, garlic, swiss chard, squash, peppers, potatoes, radishes, zucchini, brussels sprouts, Blueberries, beets, blackberries, raspberries, cantaloupes, cherries, peaches, and watermelons.

For more information on the Dexter Farmers Market, please contact Brenda Tuscano, Market Manager at 734-580-2230 or by e-mail at

July 30, 2016

The new Lions Park playground at the corner of Edison St. and Ann Arbor St. is now open for play. Please notethat the black silt fence will need to remain in place for the time being. Please avoid jumping over, pulling on, or tearing the black silt fence.

Thank you to those that participated in the Community Build Day for this playground, and thank you to our generous donors: the Dexter Lions Club, Knight's Grading and Excavating, Boullion Sales, Running Fit, Doors and Drawers, Thomson Shore, Diubles Equipment Co., Lowe's, Aubree's Pizzeria and Grill, Robert Ewing, and Dexter Community Schools.

July 30, 2016

The City of Dexter will be hosting the 2016 General Primary Election on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

The CIty Office will be open on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 9am - 2pm to receive absentee ballots.

The polls will be open on August 2, 2016 from 7am - 8pm. The City's two voting precincts are located at the Dexter Senior Center (7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter, MI 48130). To register to vote, to request an absentee ballot, to sign-up for the Permanent Absentee Voter List, or for any questions relating to elections, please contact Justin Breyer, Assistant to the City Manager at 734-580-2234 or by e-mail at