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October 14, 2019

Leaf pick-up by the Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin the week of October 14, 2019. Please park cars as far away from leaf piles as possible. It is also very important to make sure that there is no debris in the leaf piles (garbage, sticks, pumpkins, etc). The leaves should be piled as close to the curb as possible and not placed into the road, ditches, storm drains or parking places. The closer the piles are to the curb, the quicker they are able to be collected by the equipment.

Leaves can also be mulched back into the lawn. For more information, including additional tips on how to grow a healthy lawn visit -

Waste Management will continue to pick up compost bags through Monday, November 25, 2019.

October 4, 2019

Hydrant flushing for Fall 2019 is complete. 

October 1, 2019

The City of Dexter has taken 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 8:00 am and 2:50 pm to 3:20 pm for the Baker Road crossing. Crossing guards will earn $13.50 an hour. Multiple positions are available, and training will be provided. For more information or to apply for the position please contact the City Office at 734-426-8303 or e-mail

October 1, 2019

The Detroit Free Press recently ran an informative article on what should and should not be recycled.

For a list of what Waste Management accepts in the recycle toter please consult the information that was provided with the toter or follow this link -

September 16, 2019

Property taxes are due on September 15, 2019. Due to the 15th falling on a Sunday, payments will be accepted until 5 pm on Monday, September 16, 2019 without penalty. Payments must be received at the City Office by 5 pm, postmarks are not accepted.

To ensure receipt by Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5 pm payments can be dropped off to the City Office (8123 Main) between 9 am and 5 pm or placed into the drop box near the door to the Sheriff's Office (8140 Main). If you have not mailed your payment yet, we strongly suggest dropping it off due to the time it can take for the mail to be processed and delivered by the post office. After the deadline, a 1% per month penalty is applied. Tax information can be found at -

Payments from the major mortgage companies have been processed, so if your mortgage company is responsible for submitting your tax payment your account should show as paid. All payments received by mail through today (Thursday, September 12, 2019) have also been processed.

September 15, 2019

City contractor JV Contracting is scheduled to apply the center yellow pavement markings during the day this Sunday, September 15, 2019. This work will not require full road closures, however some lanes may be closed while the paint dries. Please proceed carefully through work zones.

City contractor JV Contracting is scheduled to begin applying pavement markings throughout the City starting Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Due to the traffic volumes during the day, the work will be done during the overnight hours. This work will not require road closures, however some lanes may be closed while the paint dries. Please proceed carefully through work zones.

September 10, 2019

Starting after rush hour on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 the traffic signal at Main and Broad will be upgraded. The new signal will have a flashing yellow arrow to allow for left turns from Main onto Broad (similar to the light at Zeeb and Dexter Ann Arbor). To view an informational flyer and You Tube video created by MDOT describing the flashing yellow arrow left turn signal follow the links below.

Work hours are planned to be between 9 am and 2 pm. Please proceed with caution through downtown while the work is occurring.

September 3, 2019

School starts Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Drivers should allow for extra travel time due to increased vehicle, bus and pedestrian traffic in and around the City. Please be courteous by stopping to allow pedestrians to cross the street and by not blocking intersections while stopped in traffic. 

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)

The City will be implementing improvements to four school crossings located at Ann Arbor/Kensington, Baker at the pedestrian island, Dan Hoey/Dongara and Dan Hoey/near Lexington. These improvements are expected to be completed by mid-October. A mini-newsletter on pedestrian safety will be mailed out to residents and businesses next week. To view the newsletter please follow this link - 

August 26, 2019

The City of Dexter’s Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee would like to thank the Dexter community for its support of the Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival. The Festival’s art exhibit was held Friday, August 16th through Saturday, August 17th, and included music from the Dexter Community Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble. The Committee would also like to thank the participating artists and Festival sponsors. The Committee is thrilled that every year the community gets to see aspects of the Dexter area through the eyes of very talented artists. It was a beautiful weekend for the Festival, and the Committee is happy to announce that this was a record-breaking year for the Festival in terms of tent visitors and painting sales. 

Details about the Festival, including award winners are available on the Festival website at

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.