September 2018

November 6, 2018 Election Reminders

Monday, September 10, 2018

Ballot Changes

Per a recent judicial decision, the ballot for the November 6, 2018 election will not have a straight party voting option. To view a copy of the sample ballot, please visit -  

Last Day to Register to Vote

Hydrant Usage

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Please call the Utility Department's on-call number - 734-368-5212 - immediately if you see anyone besides the City of Dexter (in a marked red vehicle) or the Dexter Area Fire Department using a City fire hydrant. It is against City Ordinance to use a fire hydrant without City permission. Contractors who need water for projects can contact the Utility Department at 734-426-4572 to make arrangements to purchase water.

Sewer Preventative Maintenance

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The City will be performing preventative maintenance on several areas of the sewer system the week of September 17, 2018. The sewer mains will be cleaned with a vactor truck, which puts high pressure water through the main. The areas that will be cleaned are as follows:
Dexter Crossing - Cambridge, Carrington, Lexington, Kingsley, Bristol, Preston, South Downs
Walkabout Creek

If you have any questions about the work, please contact the Utility Department at 734-426-4572.

Dan Hoey Road Work

Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Dan Hoey/Bishop Circle paving has been rescheduled for tomorrow - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 (weather dependent). The paving will be done on half the intersection at a time so that two way traffic can be maintained with flagging.

Hydrant Flushing

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Hydrant flushing for Fall 2018 will be completed by the end of the day today (Friday, October 12, 2018).

Construction Site Security

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Currently there are several active private construction sites in the City of Dexter. These sites are private property. Please do not enter these sites without the permission of the property owner. Trespassing on and/or removing anything from a private construction site is illegal.

Yellowbook Distribution

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Yellowbook phone books will be distributed in Dexter during the month of November. If you would like to opt out of receiving a book please visit Yellowbooks can be recycled.

Pavement Markings in Roundabouts

Friday, September 7, 2018

On Friday, September 7, 2018, at 7:00 PM, the Contractor for the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will complete the pavement markings on Baker Road between Shield Road and Grand Street in Scio Township and the City of Dexter.

The work will be completed under flag control with portions of the road closed. Motorists, emergency services and others are advised to use an alternate route.

Pavement Markings on City Roadways

Saturday, September 15, 2018

City contractor JV Contracting is scheduled to begin applying pavement markings throughout the City starting the week of September 10, 2018. This work will not require road closures, however some lanes may be closed while the paint dries. Please proceed carefully through work zones.

Drinking Water Testing

Friday, September 7, 2018

It has been in the news recently that the State of Michigan is testing all drinking water systems for chemical substances known as PFAS/PFOS/PFOA. The City of Dexter received our results today (September 6, 2018) and we are pleased to report that these chemicals were not detected in our drinking water. Samples were taken of the water coming from the Ryan Drive wellfield and the well near Dexter High School.