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June 27, 2016

The City of Dexter is seeking pictures of groups of people walking, running, biking, and recreating throughout the City. It is our goal to acquire publication-quality and advertisement-quality pictures of residents enjoying our City. Submit your best photos for the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Hackney Hardware or a voucher for one free yoga class to Verapose Yoga Studio. You may submit your photos in one of the following ways: e-mail the photos to, or post the image to the City of Dexter’s Facebook page and send a private message with your e-mail address. To be eligible for the drawing, images must be submitted by August 1, 2016. Submitted pictures may be used in City publications and advertisements, and the submission of any photograph grants the City permission to use the picture for these purposes.

June 7, 2016

DTE will be trimming trees near power lines in the Dexter area. Below is a link to information that will be provided by DTE to impacted homeowners and a map of the targeted area.

DTE resident information

DTE tree trimming map

June 7, 2016

Washtenaw County Parks will be replacing the railing along the Border to Border Trail from Mill Creek Park North to West Ridge starting Thursday, June 9, 2016. The project should take approximately one week to complete. Thru traffic will be maintained on one side of the path while the work occurs.  

May 19, 2016

Please be reminded that before any work is done or materials are temporarily stored in a City right of way, a right of way permit is needed. The width of the right of way varies throughout the City. In the original village area it is a total of 99 feet wide, including the roadway. In the newer neighborhoods, it is generally a total of 60 feet wide including the roadway. In areas with sidewalks, the right of way includes the area between the sidewalk and the curb. In areas without sidewalks, it includes the area from the property line to the road. The permit is required to make sure that the work conforms with the City Engineering Standards and to make sure that the area is properly restored to the condition it was in before the work. For more information on obtaining a permit, please call the City Office at 734-426-8303. The form can be accessed online at

May 13, 2016

Starting May 23, 2016 the City will be using a road treatment called cape seal on several roads throughout the community. The work will be performed by City contractor Highway Maintenance. A flyer with more information will be mailed to each property in the City. If the work is set to occur on your street, a door hanger will be placed by the contractor before the work is started.
Please proceed with caution through construction areas.
For an electronic copy of the flyer, a map of the roadwork locations and more information on the cape seal process please visit

April 29, 2016

Did you know…

Dog waste must be collected and disposed of in a trash can. The City has provided trash receptacles and dog waste disposal units throughout town. Dog waste is not suitable for recycle, compost or storm drains. Not collecting dog waste or intentionally throwing into a City storm drain is an ordinance violation. (City Ordinance Sec. 10-37)

Trash cans, recyclables, and compost bags should be placed out at the street no earlier than 5 pm on Thursday. All materials need to be out at the curb by 7 am Friday morning. (City Ordinance Sec. 38-74)

Riding a bicycle on the sidewalks downtown is not permitted. Bicycle riders should walk their bike on the sidewalk in the downtown area. This is especially important to avoid collisions right in front of entrances to our downtown businesses. (City Ordinance Section 54-133)

April 28, 2016

Hydrant flushing for spring 2016 is complete.

April 13, 2016

Check back here throughout the summer for updates on 2016 road projects in the City of Dexter.

2016 PASER Ratings

Click Here to view the 2016 PASER Ratings (Pavement Survace Evaluation and Rating). 

April 11, 2016

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.

To apply please complete and return a Commission/Committee application, which can be accessed at

April 8, 2016

A skunk in the Dexter area (zip code 48130) has tested positive for rabies.  This is the first rabid skunk in Washtenaw County since 2012 when there was a small outbreak of skunk rabies. The recent rabid skunk was killed by a dog and then submitted for testing.  The dog was not up-to-date on rabies vaccine and will need to be vaccinated and monitored.

When the possibility of rabies is being considered, animal bites and bat exposures must be reported to the local public health department within 24 hours of the bite/exposure incident.  Public Health will determine whether testing or quarantine of the animal is recommended (if the animal is available). Rabies risk assessment requires balancing a number of factors, the species of animal and the prevalence of rabies for that species in Michigan, the observed health and behavior of the animal, the vaccination history of domestic/farm animal and the circumstances of the bite (provoked vs. unprovoked). 

For more information please visit the Washtenaw County Public Health Rabies/Animal Bite webpage: