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.
School starts Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Drivers should allow for extra travel time due to increased vehicle, bus and pedestrian traffic in and around the City. Please be courteous by stopping to allow pedestrians to cross the street and by not blocking intersections while stopped in traffic.
School hours are as follows:
Creekside/High School - 8:00 a.m. to 2:52 p.m. (11:25 a.m. on half days)
All other schools - 8:14 a.m. to 3:06 p.m. (11:40 a.m. on half days)
The City of Dexter’s Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee would like to thank the Dexter community for its support of the Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival. The Festival’s art exhibit was held Friday, August 16th through Saturday, August 17th, and included music from the Dexter Community Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble. The Committee would also like to thank the participating artists and Festival sponsors. The Committee is thrilled that every year the community gets to see aspects of the Dexter area through the eyes of very talented artists.
The City will be performing preventative maintenance on the sewer system in Huron Farms/Orchard River Hills this week (starting August 19, 2019). The sewer mains will be cleaned with a vactor truck, which puts high pressure water through the main.
If you have any questions about the work, please contact the Utility Department at 734-426-4572.
Work to construct a sidewalk on the north side of Forest Street between Baker and Kensington will begin the week of August 12, 2019. Please proceed with caution through the construction zone.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Town Hall meeting on Facilities on July 31st. If you were unable to attend, but wish to view the information that was handed out it can be accessed here - https://dextermi.gov/sites/dextermi.gov/files/client_files/council/2019/PACKETS/2019-07-31-CC-P-THM.pdf. The packet includes a feedback form that can be completed and returned to the City Office.
The City of Dexter Utilities Department is seeking participants for required lead and copper testing of the City water supply. Preferred homes will have plumbing systems that were constructed before 1988, which were constructed of lead pipes, copper pipes with lead solder or galvanized pipes with a lead gooseneck. If you are not sure what your plumbing is constructed of, we can help! If you are willing to participate, please call the City Utilities Department at (734) 426-4572. Thank you in advance for helping us maintain the public water supply.