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January 6, 2014

The Village Office does not have heat and is closed on Monday, January 6.

The January 6 Planning Commission meeting has been cancelled.

Waste Management is closed today, so trash collection will be on Saturday this week.

December 20, 2013

The ice rink will open/close as the weather changes. Please watch for the lights on the rink to be lit - that signals that the rink is open.

The Ice Skating Rink in Monument Park is open!
Please use caution while using the rink - due to damage that was caused by those that trespassed on the rink while it was freezing, the ice surface is uneven in some areas.

Days and Hours:
Sunday –Thursday 8 am – 9 pm
Friday and Saturday 8 am – 10 pm
Resurfacing daily between 8 am – 11 am, when necessary, or as soon as weather permits.
Rule & Regulations: Skate at your own risk; safety gear is recommended; no skate attendant is on duty; no hockey, sticks or pucks please.
For emergencies call 911.

Thank you to the community, including the following sponsors, for making the ice rink possible!
Dexter Village Council                          Dexter Parks and Recreation Commission
Dexter Area Chamber                           Dexter Lions Club
Dexter Rotary Club                               Dexter Daze Committee

December 18, 2013

The following is an open letter to the Voters of the Village of Dexter from the City Charter Commission:
We are your City Charter Commission and would like to thank you for electing us to this very important calling. Our intent is to keep you informed as we progress through creating the draft city charter. We encourage your presence at our meetings and solicit your input. Please note that our meetings must comply with the “Michigan Open Meetings Act.”
Regular meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM at the Copeland Board Room, 7714 Ann Arbor Street. Currently scheduled dates are December 18, 2013 and Jan. 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2014. Future dates will be posted on the Village website (
In the spirit of transparency, from time to time, we will issue further “open letters” in order to keep you informed. We also anticipate some local media coverage. Until then, please review our agendas and meeting packets, available online at:
John Hansen, Chairman; Philip Arbour, Vice-Chairman; Jack Donaldson; Matt Kowalski; Phillip Mekas; Mary-Ellen Miller; Thomas Phillips; Michael Raatz; James Smith

December 14, 2013

The workshop to assemble kits for the 2013 Christmas Eve Luminaria will take place on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Village DPW located at 3600 Central. Assembly begins at 9:00 am. Those interested in helping to deliver the kits should arrive at 10:00 am. The luminaria is organized by the Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce, but 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 Chamber office at 3074 Baker Road (please indicate luminaria on the check).

December 3, 2013

The Dexter Area Historical Society and Museum is sponsoring several holiday events, including Christmas at the Mansion and a Christmas Tea. More information can be found by visiting

November 30, 2013

Trash pick-up the week of November 25th will be delayed until Saturday, November 30, 2013. 

Saturday, November 30, 2013 will be the last day of bagged compost pick-up by Waste Management.

November 28, 2013

The annual Shop with a Cop event will be held on December 4th at Scio Township’s Meijer store.  Click here to see how you can help.

November 18, 2013

The Village of Dexter is seeking a full-time Community Development Manager.  This position is responsible for managing, directing and supervising community development activities for the Village of Dexter. Specific responsibilities include Zoning Administration, Planning and Development and serves as commission liaison for several commissions.  Starting salary $45,000 - $50,000 plus benefit package.  The successful candidate must have demonstrated problem solving and planning skills and experience performing in demanding circumstances.  Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Public Administration or similar field required.  Minimum three years of progressively responsible experience in planning, zoning, economic development programs, or related field required. Proven background in acquisition of alternative funding and project management preferred. The Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

More detailed information on the position can be viewed here - Job Description.

Submit cover letter and resume to the Village of Dexter, ATTN: Donna Dettling, 8140 Main Street, Dexter MI  48130-1092 or email to  First review of applications will occur on November 18, 2013, position open until filled.

The position was filled on January 29, 2014.

November 15, 2013

The Planning Commission is seeking one new member.  The Planning Commission meets the first Monday of each month at 7:30 pm and is a 9 member commission of Village 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 Village of Dexter.  The plan is reviewed and or revised every 5 years.  The Commission is 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.

To apply please complete and submit an application, which can be accessed at -

November 15, 2013

Hydrant flushing will continue the week of November 18, 2013. The schedule for the final week of flushing is as follows:

Westridge, Dexter Ann Arbor Rd/Downtown, Original Village neighborhoods

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 426-4572 during the hours of 7:00am and 3:30pm. Thank you for your cooperation during this effort to maintain the quality of your water system.