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August 19, 2019

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.

August 12, 2019

All trash and recycling must be placed inside the toters for collection by Waste Management. Please break down boxes and place them inside the recycle toter. Items outside of the toters will not be collected unless it is a specified bulk item collection day. On Monday, August 12, 2019, Waste Management will continue to collect old trash cans. Please clearly mark them with a sign that says "Trash - Please Take" so that the driver knows to remove them.

Old cans can be used for yard waste as long as they are 32 gallons or less and weigh less than 50 pounds at time of pick-up. The cans should also have a sticker that says "yard waste", which can be picked up at the City Office.

Postcards for residents wishing to change the size of their trash or recycle container are due back to Waste Management by August 15, 2019. Those in condo developments who received a letter instead of a postcard should call Waste Management or the City Office with changes by this date also. Waste Management will follow up directly with residents regarding when in September the swap will occur.

August 9, 2019

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.

August 5, 2019

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. If you have any questions on the topic of facilities please feel free to reply to e-mail cnicholls@dextermi.gov or contact the City Office at 734-580-2229. 

August 2, 2019

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.

July 31, 2019

City Offices will be open Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm to process absentee ballot requests for the Washtenaw Intermediate School District Millage Election on August 6, 2019. The final day to request a ballot is Monday, August 5, 2019 from 9 am to 4 pm, however the ballot must be requested in-person and voted at the City Office. 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.

If you would like to check to see if your ballot has been received by our office please visit - http://www.michigan.gov/vote. For election related questions, please contact City Clerk Justin Breyer at 734-580-2234 or via e-mail at jbreyer@dextermi.gov.

July 30, 2019

The City of Dexter will be taking 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 am and 2:50 pm to 3:20 pm for the Baker Road crossing. Crossing guards will earn $13.50 an hour. For more information or to apply for the position please send an e-mail to cnicholls@dextermi.gov.

July 29, 2019

Washtenaw County Road Commission Message - Work on Joy Rd

WHEN: Starting Monday, July 29, 2019

WHERE: Joy Road between Mast Road and Zeeb Road on the border of Webster and Scio Townships

WHY: Road resurfacing

BACKGROUND: Starting Monday, July 29, 2019, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Joy Road between Mast Road and Zeeb Road on the border of Webster and Scio Townships for a road resurfacing project.
 
These improvements are expected to take approximately 10 days. All dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.
 
People who live or own property within the work zone will be provided access throughout the project. All other traffic will need to use the posted detour or seek an alternate route.
 
Unlike WCRC’s prep work during the week of July 22, this closure will be in effect overnight and on weekends until the project has been completed.
                                  
DETOUR: Click here for the detour map
 
CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Adam Lape, superintendent of maintenance, (734) 327-6697, or via email at lapea@wcroads.org
 
For more information about WCRC road closures visit wcroads.org/news-resources/road-work-advisories/.

July 25, 2019

Washtenaw County Road Commission Road Work Message - Mast Road and Strawberry Lake Road

WHEN: Monday, July 29, 2019

WHERE: Mast Road between N. Territorial Road and Strawberry Lake Road and Strawberry Lake Road between Mast Road and the county line in Webster Township

WHY: Preventative maintenance – chip seal

BACKGROUND: On Monday, July 29, 2019, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close both Mast Road between N. Territorial Road and Strawberry Lake Road AND Strawberry Lake Road between Mast Road and the county line for preventative maintenance.

The road improvements are expected to take approximately one day. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

Once the road is back open, drivers are advised to lower their speeds to 35 mph while the stone settles.

CONTACT:  If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Ken Harris, superintendent of maintenance, (734) 327-6696 or via email at harrisk@wcroads.org

For more information about WCRC road closures visit wcroads.org/news-resources/road-work-advisories/.

July 22, 2019

The City of Dexter has been notified that Waste Management did not complete trash collection today, including in the Westridge neighborhood; and did not complete recycling collection, including in the Huron Farms neighborhood. Waste Management will be back tomorrow, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7 am to collect any trash and recycling that was not picked up today. Impacted residents are asked to leave their trash and recycling out until collection on Tuesday.