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April 29, 2016

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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:

April 8, 2016


* Snow and rain this afternoon will become all snow this evening then will begin accumulating around sunset.
* Snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches with the heaviest towards the Ohio border.
* Snow will taper off shortly after midnight.
* Roadways may become covered and slippery.
* Snow will be wet and heavy.

* Travel may be adversely impacted due to poor visibility. 


April 1, 2016

The Home Toxics Reduction Program provides Washtenaw County residents with a free disposal option for flammable, poisonous, toxic and corrosive materials. Collection events are held the first 3 Saturdays of the month, April through November, from 9 am to noon. The collection center is located at the Western Washtenaw County Service Center at 705 N. Zeeb. For more information on what can and cannot be accepted please visit - 


March 31, 2016

Yard waste collection by Waste Management will begin Friday, April 1, 2016. Residents may use paper yard waste bags or containers up to 32-gallons in capacity marked with yard waste stickers (50-pound weight limit). Yard waste stickers are available at no charge at the City Office.
Brush and branches that are 4 inches in diameter or less and 3 - 4 foot long should be bundled with string. Contact the City Office if you are not able to bundle your brush, or for branches over 4’ in length or 4” in diameter.

March 25, 2016

Applications for City precinct workers are being accepted. Elections are scheduled to be held in May, August and November in 2016. If you are interested in getting involved with the election process, please complete the application, which can be accessed at -

No prior experience is necessary.

March 22, 2016

Residents interested in having a tree planted in their lawn extension can participate in our 2016 Tree Planting Program. Please complete and return the form by Monday, March 28, 2016.  Participation in the program is $150 per tree. The form can be accessed at