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November 22, 2018

The Dexter Area Fire Department would like to share the following information about fire safety at Thanksgiving.

Did you know Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires? The number of home fires double on Thanksgiving. Keep these safety tips in mind as you prepare your meal:

Turkey
If you are roasting your turkey, make sure you set a timer. This way, you won’t forget about the bird as you watch the parade or football.

If you are frying your turkey:
- Use a fryer with thermostat controls. This will ensure the oil does not become over heated.
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Thaw your turkey completely. Ice on the bird will cause the oil to splatter.
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Don’t overfill the pot with oil. If you do, the oil will overflow when you add the turkey causing a fire hazard.
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Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the fryer.
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Always use the fryer outdoors.

Stuffing and Potatoes
Stand by your stove when you are boiling your potatoes or frying onions for stuffing. It is best to stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling or broiling. If you are in the kitchen, it is easier to catch spills or hazardous conditions before they become a fire.

Vegetables
- Keep the area around the stove clear of packaging, paper towels, and dish cloths; anything that can burn.
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Be sure to clean up any spills as they happen.
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Be prepared. Keep a large pan lid or baking sheet handy in case you need to smother a pan fire.
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Turn pot handles towards the back of the stove so you don’t bump them.

By following these safety tips you will have a delicious and fire safe Thanksgiving. For more information please visit https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/cooking.html

November 21, 2018

The Washtenaw Area Transportation Study is currently developing its 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan, which provides a vision for transportation planning over the next 25 years for Washtenaw County. This effort is being done in partnership with the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments Regional Transportation Plan development.

The series of meeting in November will focus on Plan Goals, Project Emphasis Areas and Project locations.

- Monday Nov 26, 2018 4-6pm, Ann Arbor District Library Westgate branch

- Tuesday Nov 27, 2018 4-6pm, Ypsilanti District Library Michigan Ave branch

- Wednesday Nov 28, 2018 11am-1pm, 200 N. Main St. Lobby

- Wednesday Nov 28, 2018 4-6pm, Chelsea Public Library

- Thursday Nov 29, 2018 4-6pm, Whitmore Lake Library

For more information please visit - http://www.miwats.org/2045lrp/

November 13, 2018

At the November 12, 2018 City Council meeting, Scott Bell was appointed by Council to fill the term that was vacated by Ray Tell. Council Member Bell's term expires in November 2020. The City would like to thank all 13 candidates who applied to fill the vacancy. 

November 6, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018 until 4 pm is the final opportunity to receive an absentee ballot. 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 absentee 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.

Polls will be open on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 7 am to 8 pm. Precincts 1 & 3 are located at Dexter Senior Center (7720 Ann Arbor St); Precinct 2 is located at St. Andrew's Church (7610 Ann Arbor St). To view a copy of your sample ballot and confirm your precinct location please visit -  http://www.michigan.gov/vote.

Due to the length of the ballot, we suggest that voters review the sample ballot prior to visiting the polls. Voters can also bring a marked up copy of the sample ballot to use when filling out the official ballot in the voting booth.

October 29, 2018

Crack seal work in Huron Farms/Orchard River Hills will continue on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The contractor has approximately one half day left of work to finish in this area. This work is not expected to have a significant impact on residents or commuting traffic. Please proceed carefully through work zones.

October 27, 2018

In preparation for the 2019 Central Street road reconstruction project, DTE will be locating their gas mains in the following areas: Central between Monument Park and Third Street, Fifth between Broad and Central and Fourth between Central and Dover. Work is expected to start October 29, 2018 and will require DTE to dig small holes in certain areas to determine the exact location and depth of their gas mains. This work will occur in the road right of way.  In some cases, this may require temporarily closures of lanes with flag control. Please proceed with caution through construction zones.

October 22, 2018

The final paving of the parking lane on Grand Street between Baker and Broad is scheduled to be completed on October 23, 2018.

October 12, 2018

Dexter Community Schools is conducting traffic and pedestrian counts on Dan Hoey between Baker and Ann Arbor Street and on Baker between Dan Hoey and Hudson. The counts are done with cameras that are mounted to sign posts. The data collection is expected to be completed by October 15, 2018. 

October 12, 2018

The contractor for the 2018 sidewalk project will be back in the community tomorrow (Thursday, October 11, 2018) to make some necessary repairs to the intersection ramps listed below. Please proceed with caution through project areas.
Noble/York
Wilson/Shaw
View/Wilson

October 12, 2018

Jeffords Road from the alley (behind the PNC/Hackney Hardware) to the corner of Forest and Broad will be closed starting October 11, 2018. The road is expected to remain closed until November 8, 2018. The roadway will be open on Sundays during the closure. The alley (behind the PNC/Hackney) will remain open.