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.
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 http://www.yellowpagesoptout.com. Yellowbooks can be recycled.
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.
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 - http://www.michigan.gov/vote
Last Day to Register to Vote
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 is the last day to register to vote for the November 6, 2018 election. Voter registration forms can be turned in at the City Office located at 8123 Main (2nd floor of the PNC Bank) until 5 pm. To verify your voter registration status, please call 734-580-2234 or visit http://www.michigan.gov/vote.
If you did not vote in the August Primary, please check to make sure you know your polling location. This can be done by visiting www.michigan.gov/vote.
Absentee Ballot Requests
Absentee ballot applications for the November 6, 2018 Election are available at the City Offices or by contacting Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk Justin Breyer at 734-580-2234 or email@example.com. Ballots will be mailed out at the end of September to those who have submitted applications. If you anticipate that you will need an absentee ballot, please do not wait to request one.
If you know of a friend or family member that is away at college who would like to vote in November, please have him or her request an absentee ballot immediately. If the student registered to vote by mail, he or she must vote in person at their first election and cannot receive an absentee ballot.
Please keep in mind that it is against State of Michigan election law for the Clerk to give an absentee ballot over the counter to someone other than the person whose name is on the ballot. Receiving an absentee ballot in person at the City Office carries the same identification requirements as voting at the polls on Election Day.
Questions about any of the above items can be directed to Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk Justin Breyer at 734-580-2234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
For more information on these chemicals and the State of Michigan’s response, please visit - https://www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse/. It will take about 48 hours for the City’s results to be included in the online database of test results provided on this website.
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.
The work is scheduled to be completed by 5:00 AM Saturday, September 8, 2018. However, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.
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To learn more about roundabouts in Washtenaw County, visit: wcroads.org/roads/roundabouts
To learn more details about the Baker Road Roundabout project, visit: wcroads.org/wcrc-project/baker-road-2/
Due to the heat, Waste Management did not complete trash pick-up today. They will be back tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 7 am to collect any trash that was not picked up today.
School starts Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Please be prepared for increased vehicle, bus and pedestrian traffic in and around the City. 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)
Jeffords Road between the alley (behind the PNC/Hackney) and Forest St. will be closed starting the week of September 3, 2018. This section of the road will be closed and/or reduced to one way frequently during the construction of 150 Jeffords condo project. The alley (behind the PNC/Hackney) will remain open. A temporary public parking lot is available at the corner of Broad and Forest.
On street parking on Forest and Jeffords will be closed to facilitate the construction of the 150 Jeffords condo project. The closure is expected to start on Thursday, August 23, 2018. The developer has constructed a temporary parking lot at the corner of Forest and Broad to replace the on street parking that will not be accessible during construction. The spots along Forest and Jeffords are expected to be closed for approximately 8 months.