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.
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.