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November 10, 2017

Leaf pick-up by the Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin the week of October 9, 2017. This year, the DPW will be using new equipment. This equipment is able to store many more yards of leaves than the previous equipment, which will require less trips to dump the leaves, leading to a quicker collection process. The new equipment is larger, so 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, 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 new equipment.

Waste Management will continue to pick up compost bags through Saturday, November 25, 2017 (due to the Thanksgiving holiday).

November 10, 2017

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is implementing new Flex Route technology to manage congestion and improve safety along US-23 in Washtenaw and Livingston counties between M-14 and just south of M-36. Michigan's first Flex Route will use a lane control system comprised of overhead signs, cameras, and electronic message boards mounted on large gantries. The system will manage freeway traffic more efficiently during peak hours by opening and closing the median shoulder to traffic. This will promote safety by providing drivers with advance notice of delays and incidents ahead. For more information on the Flex Route including a video demonstration of how it will operate visit -,4616,7-151-9621_11008_78923---,00.html.

November 6, 2017

Please remember that political signs must not be placed in the City right-of-way, which is generally the area between the sidewalk and the curb in front of your home/business.  If you do not have a sidewalk, please keep the sign closer to your home/business than the road. Thank you for your cooperation.

November 2, 2017

Crack seal work on the streets that were cape sealed last year has been re-scheduled for Thursday, November 2, 2017 (weather permitting). This work is not expected to have a significant impact on residents or commuting traffic. Please proceed carefully through work zones.

October 30, 2017

Trick or treat hours in the City will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. The Chamber of Commerce and local businesses will also be sponsoring a trick or treat opportunity in Monument Park on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 1 pm to 4 pm and at participating downtown businesses from 9 am to 4 pm.

October 24, 2017

Continuing the week of October 23, 2017, City Utility Department staff will be flushing hydrants throughout the City. The schedule for flushing next week includes:

Westridge, Cedars of Dexter

As crews flush hydrants there may be some discoloration of the water. Residents who experience “rust colored” water should simply run the cold water tap for a few minutes to clear the household pipes.  The rust coloring is caused by a natural build up of minerals in the water system.  Some natural mineral deposits are stirred up in the water pipes when fire hydrants are first turned on.  If possible, try to avoid washing white clothes during this time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Utility Department at 734-426-4572 during the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm. Thank you for your cooperation during this effort to maintain the quality of your water system. 

October 16, 2017

The City of Dexter is seeking a full-time Utility Operator for the Water/Wastewater Department.  The position works day shift hourly and will be included in a rotation schedule with other operators to cover weekends/on-call shifts.  This position will include duties of a technical, semi-skilled nature as well as labor work in the operation, maintenance and repair of equipment and machinery in water and wastewater operations.  Duties may involve meter reading and maintenance, testing and sampling water/wastewater, interpreting lab data for process control, and maintaining pumps, transmission systems and plant equipment.  The position may also cross train with the Department of Public Works and duties could include repair and maintenance of roads, sidewalks, facilities/parks, as well as snow removal, solid waste activities, and storm water management.

Dexter’s Water System is a ground water well system, consisting of 5 wells, with iron filtration. Dexter’s Wastewater Treatment Facility is a conventional activated sludge process with tertiary filtration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three to five years experience as an operator in a wastewater or water treatment plant or comparable work experience.
  • State of Michigan Wastewater/Water Licensing (salary incentives provided per license)
  • Safety Program experience.


  • Must be able to acquire and maintain a valid Michigan driver’s license.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies, including those that occur outside of normal business hours. Water/sewer employees are required to work weekends and be on call 24-7 on a rotating schedule.
  • Proof of certifications, a drug test and pass a physical.

Qualified Candidates should mail or e-mail a completed job application and cover letter to the address below. Applications can be downloaded at

City of Dexter

Attn:  Courtney Nicholls

            8140 Main Street

            Dexter, MI 48130      


First review of applications will occur on October 16, 2017. The position is open until filled.   The City of Dexter is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

September 28, 2017

Dexter is one of the five largest communities along the Huron River working with the Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) as part of the Trail Town project.  The City of Dexter is working with the HRWC on a Strategic Trail Town Plan to plan for the development of amenities that support trail users such as parks, places for putting in watercraft, and riverside boat storage.

We are looking for input from YOU about what amenities you would like to see as part of the Trail Town initiative. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at the following link to be a part of this exciting project!  We appreciate your time and commitment to the City of Dexter!

September 21, 2017

In preparation for implementation of their bond projects, Dexter Community Schools will be conducting traffic counts at various intersections in the City. These counts will be done over the next two weeks using cameras which are placed on existing poles at the intersections.