The City's contractor, West Shore Services, is scheduled to perform preventative maintenance on the outdoor warning sirens in the City the week of December 31st. As part of the maintenance, the sirens will be activated for a brief period of time.
Christmas Tree collection by the Department of Public Works will begin Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Please place the tree at the curb, do not bag it and make sure all tinsel, lights and ornaments have been removed.
Luminary kits for 2018 have been distributed for use the evening of December 24th. The first rain date is the evening of December 25th; the second is the evening of December 31st. The Luminaria is funded and executed through generous donations from the community. Please keep the lights shining - consider make a donation to support the luminaria by mailing or dropping off your contribution to the City of Dexter at 8123 Main (please indicate luminaria on the check). Donations can also be made at https://www.gofundme.com/dexter-luminaria-2018. Thank you for your support of this Dexter tradition.
Loose leaf collection via the DPW vacuum truck has ended. Leaves can be bagged for pick up by the DPW on December 26th, January 9th and January 23rd (weather permitting). Bagged leaves should be put out to the curb by 7 am.
No bagged yard waste will be collected in February or March. Waste Management will resume bagged yard waste pick up on Monday, April 1, 2019.
The ice rink in Monument Park has been installed. Opening day will be announced on the website, e-mail update and Facebook page. Please do not use the rink until it has been officially opened to avoid damaging the liner.
The City of Dexter is seeking four (4) candidates interested in serving as members of the City’s Housing Task Force - a new committee created by the City Council on November 12, 2018. Task Force objectives will include: inventorying existing housing stock; identifying housing needs; identifying and researching housing case studies from other communities; researching strategies to address missing housing needs and affordable housing; and present findings to City Council for additional study or action.
Interested candidates are asked to complete and submit a Committee Application Form, which is available on the City’s website at: http://dextermi.gov/sites/dextermi.gov/files/client_files/forms/committee_application_2018_11.pdf.
Completed forms should be submitted to Courtney Nicholls, Dexter City Manager, no later than Friday, November 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm at:
E-mail - CNicholls@dextermi.gov
Physical address - 8123 Main St., 2nd Floor, Dexter, MI 48130
Mailing Address - City of Dexter, 8140 Main St., Dexter, MI 48130
The Planning Commission is seeking one new member. The Planning Commission is a 9 member board of City residents that is responsible for the creation and adoption of a master plan, which is a long range plan for the physical development of the City of Dexter. The plan is currently undergoing a revision. The Commission is also responsible for holding required public hearings on changes to the zoning ordinance and recommending the boundaries of zoning districts. The Commission also reviews site plans and annually reviews the Capital Improvements Plan which is a program to evaluate, prioritize and structure the financing of public improvement projects.
The Planning Commission meets the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.
To apply for the position, please complete and return an application which can be found here - http://dextermi.gov/sites/dextermi.gov/files/client_files/forms/committee_application_2018_11.pdf
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:
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.
- Thaw your turkey completely. Ice on the bird will cause the oil to splatter.
- Don’t overfill the pot with oil. If you do, the oil will overflow when you add the turkey causing a fire hazard.
- Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the fryer.
- 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.
- Keep the area around the stove clear of packaging, paper towels, and dish cloths; anything that can burn.
- Be sure to clean up any spills as they happen.
- Be prepared. Keep a large pan lid or baking sheet handy in case you need to smother a pan fire.
- 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
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/
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.