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March 2, 2014

The Village's Department of Public Works crew is working on salting and plowing Village streets and downtown sidewalks. A summary of their activities is as follows:

Major streets have been plowed; crews are working on local streets. Downtown sidewalks have been plowed. Parking places will be cleared as they are accessible.

Over the next several hours crews will be working on pushing the snow back (where necessary) so that the entire roadway is cleared. This may result in snow being pushed into resident and business driveways. To minimize the inconvenience the crews are doing this today so that hopefully residents/businesses will only have to shovel once.

Residents can assist the crews in completing their work by moving vehicles off the streets and out of public parking areas, when possible.

Please be reminded that although the Village is committed to keeping downtown sidewalks, stairs and boardwalks cleared of ice and snow in a timely manner, they can still be slippery. Please use caution when using these amenities in the winter months.

Snow Removal
Please help us keep the Village walkable all year round. As a reminder, Village Ordinance requires the following:

Residents: Please clear your sidewalk of snow and ice within 48 hours of snow cessation.
Business owners: Please clear your sidewalks within 4 hours of snow cessation or by the start of your business day.

Please shovel the snow onto your property. It is against Village Ordinance to shovel the snow into the street or onto a neighbor's property.

We also request that you please help the fire department by making sure that fire hydrants around your home or business are cleared of snow, accessible and visible from the street as soon as possible after a snow storm. Every second counts in an emergency situation.

These reminders should be shared with contractors who are working to remove the snow from private property.

March 1, 2014

The Washtenaw County Emergency Operations Center will be conducting a test of 68 outdoor warning sirens (including the two located in the Village of Dexter) on Saturday March 1, 2014 at 12:00 Noon. These sirens are tested at Noon on the first Saturday of every month from March through September. If there is a threat of severe weather on the day of a test, it will be cancelled. Except for scheduled testing, the sirens will be activated for the following emergencies: 1.) The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning. 2.) A severe thunderstorm has been detected with damaging winds in excess of 70 MPH. 3.) A hazardous materials accident requires immediate protective action by the public. 4.) An attack on the United States is imminent, underway or has recently occurred.

Warning siren activation is a signal to members of the public to immediately go indoors and monitor local Emergency Alert System media outlets for official information. Washtenaw County’s emergency broadcasters are: WEMU 89.1 FM, WWWW 102.9 FM, WQKL 107.1 FM, WTKA 1050 AM, and WLBY 1290 AM.

February 28, 2014

Payments on delinquent 2013 Village property taxes can be accepted at the Village Offices until February 28, 2014. Reminder notices to property owners with unpaid taxes were mailed in early February. Payments must be received in the Village office by 5 p.m. on February 28th, postmarks cannot be accepted. After this date they must be paid at the Washtenaw County Treasurer’s Office.
Personal property taxes for commercial and industrial properties can still be accepted at the Village Offices past this date.
Tax information can be found on the Village’s website at - http://dextermi.gov/taxes-0

February 19, 2014

In preparation for the warmer temperatures and chance of rain this week, Village Staff will be working on digging out catch basins so that the water can reach the storm water system.

We would also like to recommend that residents with sump pumps check them to make sure they are working. Many residents have drain tile around their basements, so the melting snow or rain will drain down to drain tile and enter the sump pump.  It is also important to make sure that the discharge line from the sump pump is not frozen.

February 12, 2014

The Village is soliciting proposals for an automotive themed sculpture to be placed in front of LaFontaine Chevrolet. Please follow this link for more information - http://www.dextermi.gov/sites/dextermi.gov/files/client_files/arts_committee/2014/Automotive_Art.pdf

February 12, 2014

Thank you to the residents/business owners who have helped to clear the snow from the 290 fire hydrants in the Village of Dexter. Staff from the Dexter Area Fire Department (DAFD) and Department of Public Works will be working today on digging out buried hydrants. Based on guidance from the DAFD, the hydrants are being cleaned out according to a plan which will result in an uncovered hydrant every 1000 feet.

February 10, 2014

The Village's Department of Public Works crew is continuing to work on cleaning up after our recent snow storms. Today they are sweeping downtown sidewalks/paths, pushing back snow piles along the sides of the roads and relocating snow piles. Pushing back snow piles along the sides of the roads can result in snow being pushed back onto driveways and sidewalks. While we apologize for this additional inconvenience, we need to maintain safe width on the traveling roadway.

February 5, 2014

The Village's Department of Public Works crew has been working on salting and plowing Village streets and downtown sidewalks. A summary of their activities is as follows:

Yesterday, in preparation for the snow, snow piles along the streets were pushed back and relocated where possible. As of 4:00 today, major streets and local streets have been plowed. Intersections and major streets have been salted. Downtown sidewalks have been plowed and salted. Parking spaces/lots are plowed as they are accessible. Crews will work overnight to remove snow from downtown parking areas.

Residents can assist the crews in completing their work by moving vehicles off the streets and out of public parking areas, when possible.

Please be reminded that although the Village is committed to keeping downtown sidewalks, stairs and boardwalks cleared of ice and snow in a timely manner, they can still be slippery. Please use caution when using these amenities in the winter months.

If you have any questions or comments about winter road maintenance please reply to this e-mail or call 734-426-8303.

Snow Removal
Please help us keep the Village walkable all year round. As a reminder, Village Ordinance requires the following:

Residents: Please clear your sidewalk of snow and ice within 48 hours of snow cessation.
Business owners: Please clear your sidewalks within 4 hours of snow cessation or by the start of your business day.

Please shovel the snow onto your property. It is against Village Ordinance to shovel the snow into the street or onto a neighbor's property.

We also request that you please help the fire department by making sure that fire hydrants around your home or business are cleared of snow, accessible and visible from the street as soon as possible after a snow storm. Every second counts in an emergency situation.

These reminders should be shared with contractors who are working to remove the snow from private property.

February 3, 2014

The Village is pleased to welcome our new Community Development Manager Michelle Aniol. Michelle can be reached at maniol@dextermi.gov or 734-426-8303 x15. The Community Development Manager is the main point of contact for any planning/zoning related questions.

January 31, 2014

The Parks & Recreation Commission is seeking one new member. The Parks & Recreation Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm and is a 7 member commission that is responsible for making recommendations to Village Council on the planning and development of Village parks.

To apply please complete and return a Commission/Committee application, which can be accessed on the General permits and Forms Page.