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.
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.
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 Jbreyer@dextermi.gov.
Highway Maintenance will be sweeping streets/curb lines in the project area tomorrow starting at 8 am. Please remove cars from the street where possible so that they can access the edge of the roadway.
Re-striping of roadways and parking lots throughout the City will begin on Sunday, July 17, 2016 (weather permitting). A majority of the work will be completed on Sunday due to the lower traffic volumes.
In an effort to protect our aquifers, conserve water resources, and control our peak hour water demand, the City of Dexter is continuing to enforce outdoor watering restrictions. Due to the dry conditions, water usage has increased significantly. Typical daily usage in the winter is between 250,000 and 350,000 gallons of water per day; on Monday, June 27, 2016 the usage reached over 900,000 gallons. Optimal summer usage for the water system is around 700,000 gallons per day. If you are watering more than usual on your odd/even day, please make sure to read your water meter (or irrigation meter) before and after a few cycles so that you are aware of how much water is being used and are not surprised by the water bill you receive.
Outdoor water usage is restricted to odd/even days. Residents and businesses with odd numbered addresses (ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) may do outdoor watering only on odd numbered dates. Likewise, those with even numbered addresses (2, 4, 6, 8, 0) may do outdoor watering only on even numbered dates. In addition, outdoor watering is prohibited between 6 am and 10 am. A simple adjustment of the start time of your irrigation system control can achieve this.
Thank you for your cooperation as we work to protect and conserve our water resources. City Utility Department will continue to distribute reminder door hangers on homes that are not following the restrictions.
The Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee is seeking a new member. The Committee meets on the firstTuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and is a 11 member group that advises City Council on the development of arts, culture and heritage; promotes and publicizes projects that support arts, culture and heritage; serves as advocates for arts, culture, and heritage and encourages networking and collaborations of the arts, culture, and heritage of the City of Dexter.
The Parks & Recreation Commission is seeking one new member. The Parks & Recreation Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm and is a 7 member commission that is responsible for making recommendations to City Council on the planning and development of City parks.
Applicants for both positions must be City of Dexter residents.
To apply for a position please complete and return an application which can be found here - http://dextermi.gov/boards-commissions-committees
With the Fourth of July approaching, we want to remind everyone that the use of fireworks in the City is prohibited by City Ordinance. State law however, requires that fireworks be permitted on the day before, the day of and the day following a national holiday. On these three days state law permits fireworks to be used from 8 am to 1 am.
State law does allow the City to regulate certain activities including the following:
- fireworks cannot be discharged in any public place, school property, church property or the property owned by another person without the other property owners written permission.
- fireworks also cannot be discharged so that remnants from the fireworks land on any public place or the property of another person without the other property owners written permission.
Since the passage of this law in 2012, the City has received numerous complaints regarding the use of fireworks on the three days. We are trying to encourage all residents to cooperate with their neighbors so that we minimize conflicts and complaints. We would like to request that residents be respectful of their neighbors when using fireworks on the state approved days. If you are using fireworks and a neighbor asks you to stop or is concerned about debris or the proximity to their home, we expect our residents to be cooperative neighbors and honor the request.
Due to the dry weather conditions, extra care and responsibility must be taken to avoid starting a fire while using fireworks. Please pay very close attention to the area where the fireworks are being lit and the areas where they are landing to ensure that a fire does not start.
All safety concerns related to fireworks activities should be directed to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. Please understand that the Sheriff’s Office personnel cannot supersede the state fireworks law, but they can discourage unsafe activity. Most fireworks are loud and noise is often the most common complaint that we receive. The state fireworks law supersedes our noise ordinance within the permitted times of allowable use. The City's goal is for all residents and property owners to have a safe and relaxing Fourth of July, so please be considerate of your neighbors. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and thoughtfulness.
The Community Build Day for the playground at Lions Park on Saturday, June 18th was a huge success. Approximately 20 volunteers assisted with the construction. The development of this park has been a true community effort.
The City of Dexter would like to send a big thank you to the Park’s generous sponsors who helped to make the creation of this park possible:
Dexter Lions Club
Knight’s Grading and Excavating
Diubles Equipment Co.
Doors and Drawers
Dexter Community Schools
Robert Ewing of Charles Reinhart
Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill
The Park should be open to the public by mid to late July.