Today (4/22/13) at approx. 1:30 p.m. there was an accident at the Village's Wastewater Treatment Plant. This accident resulted in injuries to two employees of contractors who were working on the ongoing sludge handling improvement project. The plant remains operational while the accident is investigated.
The Village of Dexter has scheduled a Town Hall meeting for Saturday, April 27, 2013 at noon at the Dexter District Library. Residents with questions about the purpose of the May 7, 2013 referendum election and/or Cityhood are encouraged to attend.
Visit http://www.dextermi.gov/cityhood for more information
3rd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
Special thanks to the participants and volunteers at the 3rd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza held on Saturday March 30th in Community Park: Parks and Recreation Commission, including Brian Brassow, John Coy, Toni Henkemeyer, Colleen Moore, Becky Murillo, Girl Scouts, Jim Carson, Paul, Cousins, Ray Tell, Bruce, Heather and Hannah Whitley, Kurt Augustine, Representatives from the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department, Dexter Senior Center, Dave and Barbara Klumpp, LaFontaine Chevrolet, Stucchi’s and Lazar Planet!
The last day to register to vote for the May 7, 2013 Special Election is Monday, April 8, 2013. The ballot includes the question of whether the Village's cityhood process to continue and two school non-homestead millage renewals. To find out if you are registered to vote and view a copy of your sample ballot visit - http://www.michigan.gov/vote If you will be out of town on Election Day, are age 60 or older, or unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another you can request an absentee ballot by contacting your Township Clerk’s Office:
Scio – 734-369-9400
Webster – 734-426-5103
The Village recently renewed our contract with Waste Management for trash/recycle/compost collection. The contract was renewed with no increase in year one, a 1% increase in year 2 and a 2% increase in year 3. Below is a summary of a few changes that were made with the renewal:
Recycling can now be placed in a container of the resident's choice. If you choose a container other than a green recycle bin it needs to be marked with a sticker, which can be picked up at the Village Offices (8123 Main) or requested via mail by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 734-426-8303 x17.
Each residence can now put out one bulk item per week. No special arraignments are necessary.
Residents are encouraged to bundle their brush so that it can be hauled away by Waste Management. If you are unable to bundle the brush or have branches larger than 4" in diameter please contact the Village Office (734-426-8303) so it can be picked up by the Department of Public Works. Brush/compost pick-up by Waste Management will begin April 5.
A flyer with more information will be mailed to all residences the week of April 1. It can also be viewed on the website at - http://dextermi.gov/trash-recycling-and-yard-waste-collection
Applications for the 2013 Farmers Market are available online at http://dextermi.gov/farmers-market
Opening day for the Market will be May 4, 2013.
Face painting volunteers are needed for Saturday's Easter Eggstravaganza from 10 am - 11:30 am in Community Park (3575 Ryan Drive). If anyone is interested please contact the Village at 734-426-8303 ext. 15. Thank you.
The 3rd Annual Community Park Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
Applications for the 2013 Community Garden are available at http://dextermi.gov/community-garden
The 2013 pre-season information meeting will be held Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dexter District Library. Please feel free to attend to find out more information about participating with the garden.
In honor of the resilience of the Dexter community following the tornado of last March, the Dexter Relief Fund committee, with the help of many organizations across the community, is hosting an Open House on Friday, March 15, from 3pm to 7pm at LaFontaine Automotive. At this event:
- Applications are being accepted for the tree replanting effort in late April. Tree samples and site evaluation consultation will be available.
- Applications are being accepted for lawn/glass remediation problems.
- Volunteers are invited to sign up for the replanting. Help is needed and teams are being sought.
- Food will be provided by LaFontaine Automotive and Busch's.
- Games will be led by Dexter High School students.
- Video booth will be available for storytelling.
So many people were affected, both directly and indirectly, by the storm, that we know it will go down in the collective memory of Dexter. In spite of the hardship of the people whose homes and lives were so impacted, the lesson so many have learned is that we benefit from and survive because of the support of our friends, family and neighbors, and so it is in this spirit of celebration that everyone is invited to stop by LaFontaine on Friday, March 15, between 3pm and 7pm.