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November 18, 2019

DTE has been notifying customers in the downtown area of the City that there will be a scheduled power outage the morning of Monday, November 18, 2019. DTE does these notifications via phone call to the phone number listed on the account for that address. The outages are expected to be brief and to occur within the time period provided by DTE in their messages.

Residents in the area of Grand St. and Broad St. may have noticed that DTE has installed new poles next to their old poles. After all of the utilities have removed their infrastructure off of the old poles, they will be removed. This work is all part of the effort to decommission the downtown substation located along Broad Street. The temporary power outage is necessary to transfer the lines from receiving their power from the downtown station to the station on Second Street. A map of the impacted lines can be accessed by clicking here. As is indicated by the map, the downtown substation was servicing a very small portion of the community.

Once the substation is decommissioned, the land will be given to the City in exchange for two acres of land on Dan Hoey. DTE will use the land on Dan Hoey for a future substation.

Thank you for your patience as this important project moves forward.

November 14, 2019

The City is starting to prepare for the 2020 Election Cycle. Election dates are March 10th, May 5th (if necessary), August 4th and November 3rd. To verify that you are registered to vote, please visit -

For these elections, an absentee ballot may be requested by any registered voter without providing a reason. The City of Dexter maintains a permanent absentee voter list. This list will automatically generate an absentee ballot application that will be mailed to your house for each election. Permanent absentee voter list application forms are available at the City Office or by contacting the City Clerk ( or 734-580-2234).

November 14, 2019

The workshop to assemble kits for the 2019 Luminaria will take place on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the City DPW located at 3600 Central St. Assembly begins at 9:00 am. Those interested in helping to deliver the kits should arrive at 10:00 am. The goal is to provide supplies to all City neighborhoods, which requires a significant volunteer effort.

The Luminaria is funded and executed through generous donations from the community. Please keep the lights shining - consider make a donation to support the Luminaria by mailing or dropping off your contribution to the City of Dexter at 8123 Main (please indicate Luminaria on the check). Donations can also be made at Thank you for your support of this Dexter tradition.

November 11, 2019

The snow accumulation has reached a point that crews are now plowing the streets. Please remove all cars from the street as soon as possible.

Unfortunately today is also trash day. Please bring in your containers as soon as possible once they are emptied so that they do not end up in the roadway. There may be some areas that Waste Management will not be able to collect by the end of the day today. If your trash/recycle is not collected today, please leave it out for collection tomorrow or Wednesday (depending on weather conditions).

Residents: Please clear your sidewalk of snow and ice within 48 hours of snow cessation.

Business owners: Please clear your sidewalks within 4 hours of snow cessation or by the start of your business day.

Please shovel the snow onto your property. It is against City Ordinance to shovel the snow into the street or onto a neighbor's property.

We also request that you please help the fire department by making sure that fire hydrants around your home or business are cleared of snow, accessible and visible from the street as soon as possible after a snow storm. Every second counts in an emergency situation.

November 7, 2019

Central Street has reopened to traffic as of 2 pm today (November 7, 2019). Due to the low temperatures and precipitation, some of the pavement markings were not able to be completed. These will likely not be finished until Spring. We thank the community for your patience during this project.

October 21, 2019

Improvements to four school crossings in the City will start on Friday, October 18, 2019. This project includes the installation of new crosswalks on Dan Hoey near Lexington and Ann Arbor Street near Kensington. Rapid flashing beacons will also be installed: at the two previously mentioned crossings; along Dan Hoey near Dongara; and along Baker near the pedestrian island. Please proceed with caution through the construction zones.

October 14, 2019

Leaf pick-up by the Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin the week of October 14, 2019. Please park cars as far away from leaf piles as possible. It is also very important to make sure that there is no debris in the leaf piles (garbage, sticks, pumpkins, etc). The leaves should be piled as close to the curb as possible and not placed into the road, ditches, storm drains or parking places. The closer the piles are to the curb, the quicker they are able to be collected by the equipment.

Leaves can also be mulched back into the lawn. For more information, including additional tips on how to grow a healthy lawn visit -

Waste Management will continue to pick up compost bags through Monday, November 25, 2019.

October 4, 2019

Hydrant flushing for Fall 2019 is complete. 

October 1, 2019

The City of Dexter has taken over the responsibility of hiring and training school crossing guards within the City. During a one-year pilot program, a crossing guard will be stationed at the rapid flashing beacons that will be installed at Ann Arbor St/Kensington and Baker Rd at the pedestrian island. Hours will be approximately 7:45 am to 8:15 am and 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm for the Ann Arbor Street crossing and 7:30 am to 8:00 am and 2:50 pm to 3:20 pm for the Baker Road crossing. Crossing guards will earn $13.50 an hour. Multiple positions are available, and training will be provided. For more information or to apply for the position please contact the City Office at 734-426-8303 or e-mail

October 1, 2019

The Detroit Free Press recently ran an informative article on what should and should not be recycled.

For a list of what Waste Management accepts in the recycle toter please consult the information that was provided with the toter or follow this link -