Village Staff and Elected Officials are no longer receiving e-mail using villageofdexter.org e-mail addresses. To view a directory of e-mail addresses visit - http://www.dextermi.gov/village-directory
For the past several years leaders from Scio Township, Webster Township, Dexter Township and the Village of Dexter have been exploring the idea of joining together to form a regional fire department.
The Village currently receives fire and rescue services from the Dexter Area Fire Department through an inter-local agreement with Dexter Township and Webster Township.
Below is a link to the draft inter-local agreement that would create the new department. Village Council will be discussing the draft at the July 8, 2013 Council Meeting.
There have recently been a few occurrences of theft in the Village from garages and cars that were left unlocked. Below are some tips from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office on keeping your valuables safe.
Property Crime Prevention Tips
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department has had tremendous success in recovering property in cases where citizens have been able to furnish a sufficient description of their stolen articles, complete with serial numbers. Therefore, to ensure that your stolen property is retrieved and returned to its rightful owner, the Sheriff\'s Department offers these simple suggestions on property identification:
- Take the time to record the serial numbers of all your property and valuables. Some of the most repeatedly stolen items include: radios, televisions, stereos, microwave ovens, computers, guns, lawn mowers, snow blowers, etc. Serial numbers are usually recorded on a sales invoice at the time of purchase, or can typically be found on the back of the property. This is good information to jot down and maintain on file in a safe place.
- Engrave a personal identification number on each unit or item. A driver\'s license number would be one of the most readily identified numbers to use. Be certain to include the name of your state before the number.
- Hide your valuables. Do not leave expensive jewelry or other such personal possessions in plain view. Place the items you wear only occasionally in an inconspicuous place. A safety deposit box should be considered for fine jewelry and large sums of money. When leaving your home for extended periods, it is wise to move large valuables where they cannot be seen from windows and put small appliances out of sight.
Although these suggestions cannot prevent thefts from occurring, they could dissuade a thief from stealing a particular item, and will certainly assist the law enforcement agency in identifying the stolen property as yours if/when it is found.
Of course the best way to prevent a theft is to make sure that your home or office is secure before you leave it. A theft can occur in any neighborhood, so do not assume you are exempt from becoming a victim of property crime. Make sure all doors and windows are locked when you leave your home, including sliding glass doors and garage doors.
Trash/recycle/compost collection will be delayed until Saturday, July 6, 2013 the week of July 1, 2013.
The use of fireworks in the Village is prohibited by Village Ordinance. A state law was passed last year that supersedes the Village Ordinance and allows for the use of fireworks in Michigan on the day before, day of and day following a national holiday. Last Fourth of July the Village received numerous complaints regarding the use of fireworks late into the night on those three days. We would like to request that residents be respectful of their neighbors when using fireworks on the state approved days. If you are using fireworks and a neighbor asks you to stop, we expect our residents to be cooperative neighbors and honor the request.
Applications are available for the Village's 2nd Annual Temporary Sculpture Display. Registrations are also being accepted for artists interested in participating in Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival. This open air painting event will be held from August 13-17.
For more information on both of these projects visit - http://dextermi.gov/arts
The Village of Dexter seeks candidates to fill a part-time (24 hours per week) position. This position will be responsible for administrative services in the Village Office. Tasks include; code enforcement, community outreach, and general administrative duties. Starting wage is $12-$17 per hour. Must be able to attend meetings outside of normal working hours.
2013 Village tax bills have been mailed and are due on September 14, 2013. Village tax information, along with links to Scio and Webster’s information can be found year round at http://dextermi.gov/taxes-0
Seniors, farmers, veterans and people with disabilities who are facing financial hardship can request a delay in paying their property taxes. Requests for this deferment should be made to both the Village Treasurer and Scio or Webster’s Treasurer (depending on the location of the person’s residence). Please contact Marie Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-426-8303 x14 for more information.
The ongoing sludge system improvement project at the Wastewater Treatment Plant has required the removal of the lids on the digesters at the plant. Unfortunately this has the side effect of increased odor. Every effort is being made to control the odor, however there will be times over the next two months that it is strong. We appreciate your patience as we complete this major renovation to the plant.
Letters were mailed today to the Dexter Community Schools students who participated in our contest to create art for the banner poles on Main Street. If your student submitted a piece of art and does not receive a letter, please reply to this e-mail - several pieces of art were submitted without contact information.
The community is invited to view the 184 excellent submissions during the Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival. All of the art will be on display during the evening on Friday, August 16, 2013 in Monument Park.