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December 6, 2019

The Dexter Area Historical Society and Museum is sponsoring several holiday events in December, including the Woodland Wonderland Fundraiser (Friday, December 6 at 6:30 pm), Christmas at the Mansion (Saturday, December 7 from 9 am to 5 pm), display of the Christmas Village Collection at Gordon Hall (December 13, 14, 21, 28 from 5 pm to 7:30 pm), a Christmas Tea at Gordon Hall (Sunday, December 8 at 1 pm and 4 pm), and a Holiday Bazaar at the Museum (Saturday, December 7 from 9 am to 3 pm). More information can be found at - http://www.dexterhistory.org/

December 6, 2019

Following the snow melt, leaf pick up resumed on Friday, November 22, 2019. It takes approximately 5-7 days to get through the entire City, depending on the size of the piles. Crews did work overtime the week of November 25th, in an attempt to catch up after the snow storm. Unfortunately, the equipment had to be taken in for an emergency repair on Wednesday, December 6th, which has caused a delay in collection. The equipment is expected to be repaired by either today or Monday. We apologize for the unexpected delay. Please make sure all leaves are raked to the street by Monday, so that collection can be completed the week of December 9th.

To accommodate the residents whose trees lose their leaves after the end of leaf pick up, the DPW will pick up bagged leaves on the following dates: December 23rd, January 8th and January 22nd (weather permitting).

Waste Management will resume bagged compost pick up on Monday, April 6, 2020.

November 27, 2019

All items to be picked up as trash and recycling must be placed inside the green toters. Boxes should be broken down and placed inside the recycle toter.

Waste Management will collect one bulk item per month on the first Monday of the month. The next opportunity to set out a bulk item will be Monday, December 2, 2019. 

Following the snow melt, leaf pick up resumed on Friday, November 22, 2019. It takes approximately 5-7 days to get through the entire City, depending on the size of the piles. The final week for leaf collection by the Department of Public Works (DPW) will be December 9-13.

To accommodate the residents whose trees lose their leaves after the end of leaf pick up, the DPW will pick up bagged leaves on the following dates: December 23rd, January 8th and January 22nd (weather permitting).

Waste Management will resume bagged compost pick up on Monday, April 6, 2020.

November 26, 2019

Each year, the Washtenaw Urban County develops an Action Plan to specify projects and programs activities that the County intends to implement with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funds and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds in order to address housing and community development needs in the Urban County (including the City of Dexter). They have issued a survey to provide a way for County residents to give real-time input about non-housing needs in their community and neighborhood. Participation will help county elected officials and staff better understand the types of services needed in the community. Thank you in advance for your valuable input.

To participate in the survey please visit - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZC3VR5K

November 22, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019 will be the last day of bagged compost pick-up by Waste Management. Please make sure to set all remaining bags out for collection.

Leaf collection by the Department of Public Works (DPW) will continue until the week of December 9, 2019.

To accommodate the residents whose trees lose their leaves after the end of leaf pick up, the DPW will pick up bagged leaves on the following dates only: December 23rd, January 8th and January 22nd (weather permitting).

Waste Management will resume bagged compost pick up on Monday, April 6, 2020.

 

November 18, 2019

DTE has been notifying customers in the downtown area of the City that there will be a scheduled power outage the morning of Monday, November 18, 2019. DTE does these notifications via phone call to the phone number listed on the account for that address. The outages are expected to be brief and to occur within the time period provided by DTE in their messages.

Residents in the area of Grand St. and Broad St. may have noticed that DTE has installed new poles next to their old poles. After all of the utilities have removed their infrastructure off of the old poles, they will be removed. This work is all part of the effort to decommission the downtown substation located along Broad Street. The temporary power outage is necessary to transfer the lines from receiving their power from the downtown station to the station on Second Street. A map of the impacted lines can be accessed by clicking here. As is indicated by the map, the downtown substation was servicing a very small portion of the community.

Once the substation is decommissioned, the land will be given to the City in exchange for two acres of land on Dan Hoey. DTE will use the land on Dan Hoey for a future substation.

Thank you for your patience as this important project moves forward.

November 14, 2019

The City is starting to prepare for the 2020 Election Cycle. Election dates are March 10th, May 5th (if necessary), August 4th and November 3rd. To verify that you are registered to vote, please visit - http://www.michigan.gov/vote.

For these elections, an absentee ballot may be requested by any registered voter without providing a reason. The City of Dexter maintains a permanent absentee voter list. This list will automatically generate an absentee ballot application that will be mailed to your house for each election. Permanent absentee voter list application forms are available at the City Office or by contacting the City Clerk (jbreyer@dextermi.gov or 734-580-2234).

November 14, 2019

The workshop to assemble kits for the 2019 Luminaria will take place on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the City DPW located at 3600 Central St. Assembly begins at 9:00 am. Those interested in helping to deliver the kits should arrive at 10:00 am. The goal is to provide supplies to all City neighborhoods, which requires a significant volunteer effort.

The Luminaria is funded and executed through generous donations from the community. Please keep the lights shining - consider make a donation to support the Luminaria by mailing or dropping off your contribution to the City of Dexter at 8123 Main (please indicate Luminaria on the check). Donations can also be made at https://www.gofundme.com/dexter-luminaria-2018. Thank you for your support of this Dexter tradition.

November 11, 2019

The snow accumulation has reached a point that crews are now plowing the streets. Please remove all cars from the street as soon as possible.

Unfortunately today is also trash day. Please bring in your containers as soon as possible once they are emptied so that they do not end up in the roadway. There may be some areas that Waste Management will not be able to collect by the end of the day today. If your trash/recycle is not collected today, please leave it out for collection tomorrow or Wednesday (depending on weather conditions).

Residents: Please clear your sidewalk of snow and ice within 48 hours of snow cessation.

Business owners: Please clear your sidewalks within 4 hours of snow cessation or by the start of your business day.

Please shovel the snow onto your property. It is against City Ordinance to shovel the snow into the street or onto a neighbor's property.

We also request that you please help the fire department by making sure that fire hydrants around your home or business are cleared of snow, accessible and visible from the street as soon as possible after a snow storm. Every second counts in an emergency situation.

November 7, 2019

Central Street has reopened to traffic as of 2 pm today (November 7, 2019). Due to the low temperatures and precipitation, some of the pavement markings were not able to be completed. These will likely not be finished until Spring. We thank the community for your patience during this project.