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April 3, 2017

Residents interested in having a tree planted in their lawn extension can participate in our 2017 Tree Planting Program. Please complete and return the form by Friday, April 28, 2017.  Participation in the program is $150 per tree. The form can be accessed at

April 2, 2017

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office has offered the assistance of its Community Work Program to the City. The Community Work Program is an alternative to incarceration program that substitutes community labor, rather than incarceration, for carefully selected offenders.  The Work Program provides service to local municipalities and other non-profit organizations throughout Washtenaw County.  

Participants in the program, accompanied by a Washtenaw County Sheriff's Deputy, will be working on cleaning up trash and debris in Downtown Dexter and in City Parks. Work is anticipated to occur (weather permitting) from 8 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 and over the weekend on April 1st and 2nd.

March 28, 2017

The 2017 Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival will be held from August 14, 2017 to August 20, 2017. Artist registration for the Festival is now available at

March 10, 2017

Thank you for your patience as we continue to clean up after Wednesday's storm. Please place any downed branches/trees into an organized pile (branches facing one way, etc) at the curb for chipping by the Department of Public Works next week. 

March 9, 2017

Earlier today (March 8) a Waste Management garbage truck accidentally dumped a load of garbage onto Dan Hoey and Dexter Ann Arbor. Representatives from Waste Management were on site to pick up trash in the impacted area. Due to the high winds, they will be returning to the area tomorrow to pick up any remaining trash. If you have trash on your property from this incident that has not been picked up, please send an e-mail to or contact the City Office at 734-426-8303.

March 8, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning. An advisory message from the Washtenaw County Sheriff is below. The City has been experiencing very high winds causing intermittent power outages. Power outages will cause the traffic signals to stop working - please treat the intersections as four way stops.

If you see a tree blocking a roadway in the City please contact the City Office at 734-426-8303. If no one answers it could be due to a power outage so please call the emergency on-call phone at 734-368-5212.


The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued a High
Wind Warning, which is in effect from 10 AM to 7 PM EST
Wednesday. The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect. 


* West winds will increase in strength over southeastern Michigan
during the late morning hours on Wednesday. A long duration of
sustained winds of 30 to 35 mph are anticipated throughout the
afternoon hours.

* The potential exists for wind gusts of 50 mph or greater during
the late morning and afternoon hours.

* The strong west winds are expected to diminish rapidly after 6


* Power outages possible.
* Large limbs downed.
* Downed trees possible.
* Loose objects will be blown around.
* Difficult driving conditions, particularly for high profile vehicles.


A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

* Prepare, plan and stay informed. Visit 

February 28, 2017

Today (February 28, 2017) is the last day to make real property tax payments directly to the City. Payments can be made online using the link below, dropped off to 8123 Main Street (2nd floor of the PNC Bank) until 5 pm or placed in the drop box next to the Sheriff's Office door at 8140 Main Street. All payments starting March 1, 2017 must be submitted directly to Washtenaw County. Tax information can be found at -   

February 28, 2017

A survey of Hudson Street from Baker Road to Ann Arbor Street will occur the week of March 6, 2017. Surveyors from city engineering consultant OHM will be in the area surveying the road and right of way. This is being done in preparation for a summer road project. Further information will be provided to residents and business owners in the project area in mid-March.

February 24, 2017

The Tree Board is seeking one new member. The Tree Board assists in the development and implementation of a comprehensive tree management plan for the City, including planning, tree planting, and maintenance programs for all public trees. The Board meets on an as needed basis. 
To apply for a position, please complete and return an application which can be found here -

February 13, 2017

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will CLOSE Joy Road in Webster Township between Zeeb Road and Potts Drive for an emergency culvert replacement project.  They anticipate that the project will be finished and the road reopened to traffic by 1 p.m.
During this project, through-traffic will be prohibited.  Local access to properties located within the closure will be maintained, however, delays are possible.  The Road Commission thanks you in advance for your patience as they work to improve the transportation network.