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January 11, 2014

Trash pick-up will be delayed until Saturday, January 11, 2014

January 8, 2014

The Dexter Community School District is hoping to be able to reopen tomorrow. Please help the students that will need to walk to school by making sure that the snow has been cleared from the sidewalks in front of your home/business.

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.

To view the winter maintenance reminder flyer that was mailed to all homes/businesses in the Village please visit -

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.