The City Utility Department has started the process of bringing the water tower back into service. This will require completely filling the tower, emptying the tower and filling it again over the course of approximately 6 days. During this time, to fill the tower as quickly as possible, more water than usual will be flowing through the water system.
DTE will be temporarily shutting off the power to four areas for approximately one half hour each during the day tomorrow (Saturday, March 23, 2019) as part of finalizing the work on the new transformer. No outage is expected within the City limits, however we wanted to help get the word out to our Township neighbors. The general areas of the outages and the estimated times are as follows:
- Dexter-Chelsea and Steinbach area (11 am) - approx. 53 customers
Thank you to everyone who has brought plastic bags to the office to be recycled. Below is a photo of the first load of bags, collected since March 22nd, that we dropped off at the recycle center. When bringing plastic bags to the Office, please make sure that they are dry and do not contain food residue.
On Saturday, March 16, 2019 the City was informed by DTE that an emergency repair was needed to the substation on Second Street. This was going to necessitate a power outage for approximately five hours. Within approximately a half an hour the City had used its various communication methods (website, Facebook, e-mail update) to assist DTE in getting the message out to their customers. DTE also sent a computer generated phone call out to their customers prior to the outage.
Yard waste collection by Waste Management will start on Monday, April 1, 2019.
The Department of Public Works will be chipping brush on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 and then resume their weekly Wednesday brush pick up on April 3, 2019.
At the recommendation of the City’s native landscaping contractor, the Parks and Recreation Commission and City Council have approved a controlled burn for the natural areas of Mill Creek Park. The burn is scheduled to occur the afternoon of April 4, 2019. This burn will not impact landscaped beds or trees.
A controlled burn was performed in the rain gardens along Jeffords St. in 2018, which resulted in re-greening within a few weeks and very positive results for the native species that were planted there.
The City of Dexter is proud to host the 9th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 20, 2019! Come for a fun-filled family experience with live bunnies, egg scrambles, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and face painting! The event will be held at Community Park (3575 Ryan Dr.). The Easter Bunny will be at the Park from 10am – 11am, and the Easter egg scrambles will begin promptly at 10:30am.