October 2013

Outdoor Warning Siren Test

Friday, November 1, 2013

Washtenaw County conducts monthly tests of the outdoor warning sirens, including those in the Village of Dexter, from March to September. Recently Dexter Township has installed outdoor warning sirens throughout the Township. They have decided to test their sirens throughout the fall and winter. The tests will continue to occur on the first Saturday of the month at noon.

Effective with the November 2nd test, they will be testing the voice capability, in addition to the tone.

The testing protocol will go as follows:

Job Posting - Community Development Manager - Position Filled

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Village of Dexter is seeking a full-time Community Development Manager.  This position is responsible for managing, directing and supervising community development activities for the Village of Dexter.

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Daylight savings time ends on Sunday, November 3, 2013 – Remember to set your clocks back one hour. This is also a good time to change the batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

Water Tower Work

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Village's water system includes a 500,000 gallon water storage tower. Maintenance work has been scheduled on the tower, which will require it to be out of service. Iron can build up in the bowl of the tower, so a valve is being installed that will allow the Village Utility Department to remove the iron while keeping the tower in use. The work will take 7-10 days and is scheduled for October 30 to November 8.

City Charter Commission Election Results

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Charter Commission Election results can be viewed at the link below. Details on the first meeting will be posted as soon as they are available.


Farmers Market Events

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Farmers Market will be wrapping up the 2013 season with two October events:

October 19 - Free Pumpkin Painting for kids 12 and under from 10 am to noon

October 26 - Dress Up Your Dog for Halloween Contest - Judging at noon

The last days of the 2013 Market will be Tuesday, October 22 and Saturday, October 26.

Trick or Treat

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trick or treat hours in the Village will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 31.

Leaf Pick-Up

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Leaf pick-up by the Department of Public Works (DPW) has started. The DPW will be focusing on leaf pick-up on Monday and Tuesday of each week (weather permitting). Please do not put any debris (garbage, sticks, etc) in the leaf piles and please do not rake leaves into the road, ditches, storm drains, or parking spots. Waste Management will continue to pick up compost bags through the last Saturday in November (due to the Thanksgiving holiday).

Use of Right of Way

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A right of way permit has been issued to West Bay Geophysical to conduct seismic testing along Baker and Central Streets. Sensors will be placed along the right of way tomorrow (October 9). The testing will occur between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm on Thursday, October 10, which involves a machine emitting a vibration similar to an asphalt roller traveling slowly down the street. The work is starting and ending outside the Village jurisdiction (from Baker and I-94 to Central and up Mast through Webster Township).

Update on Trail to Dexter Huron Metropark

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Village of Dexter, Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) have continued to meet over the past several months regarding the path alignment to complete the trail from Central Street to Dexter Huron Metropark.  The final portion of the path will be constructed in the railroad right of way.