Results from Tuesday's election can be viewed here. The Cityhood process will be continuing with the election of a Charter Commission. We will be working with the State Boundary Commission and Washtenaw County Clerk to determine the election date and filing deadline and will publicize them as soon as possible.
The Village would like to thank the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) students who helped us beautify the Village by cleaning up the flower bed on the east side of Monument Park. We would also like to thank the Dexter Garden Club for maintaining the area around the downtown clock and flagpole. If you are involved with a group that would like to work on a landscaping project please reply to this e-mail or contact the Village Offices at 734-426-8303.
Thank you also to American Legion Post 557 for donating new American Flags for downtown.
A Special Election will be held on May 7, 2013. A copy of the ballot language is provided below.
To find out if you are registered to vote and view a copy of your sample ballot visit - http://www.michigan.gov/vote If you will be out of town on Election Day, are age 60 or older, or unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another you can request an absentee ballot by contacting your Township Clerk’s Office:
Scio – 734-369-9400
Webster – 734-426-5103
For more information about cityhood please visit - http://dextermi.gov/cityhood. Residents are also encouraged to contact your elected officials with questions. Contact information can be found at http://dextermi.gov/village-directory or in the Village newsletter which can be accessed at http://dextermi.gov/dexter-village-update-newsletter
Shall the proceedings continue that propose to incorporate the Village of Dexter and lands in Webster and Scio Townships, Washtenaw County, as a Home Rule City?
Note: A "Yes" vote permits the incorporation proceedings to continue.
A "No" vote terminates incorporation proceedings.
LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPOSALS
NON-HOMESTEAD MILLAGE REAUTHORIZATION PROPOSAL
This proposal would reauthorize the levy of mills by the Dexter Community Schools for general operating purposes, and would restore the authority lost through application of the Headlee Amendment to the Michigan Constitution. The School District's existing authorization, which has been reduced by application of the Headlee Amendment, expires with the 2013 levy. Approval of this proposal together with other millage authority proposed to be approved by the voters would assure the School District of the authority to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills against non-homestead property required for the School District to receive revenues from the State at the full foundation allowance permitted by the State.
Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable non-homestead property in the Dexter Community Schools, Counties of Washtenaw and Livingston, Michigan, be increased by 18.00 mills ($18.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) for twenty (20) years, the years 2014 to 2033, inclusive, to provide funds for operating expenses of the District? If approved, this millage would raise an estimated $4,130,000 for the District in 2014.
NON-HOMESTEAD MILLAGE "CUSHION" PROPOSAL
NON-HOMESTEAD MILLAGE "CUSHION" PROPOSAL
This authorization will allow the Dexter Community Schools to levy mills previously authorized for general operating purposes on non-homestead property for which authority expires with the District's 2013 tax levy. If the Non-Homestead Millage Reauthorization Proposal is also approved by the electors, approval of this proposal would assure the School District of the authority to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills against non-homestead property required for the School District to receive revenues at the full foundation allowance permitted by the State compensating for future Headlee rollbacks of up to 3.00 mills.
Shall the Dexter Community Schools, Counties of Washtenaw and Livingston, Michigan be authorized to levy 3.00 mills ($3.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) by increasing the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable non-homestead property in the school district, for twenty (20) years, the years 2014 to 2033, inclusive, to provide funds for operating expenses of the District? This millage would raise approximately $41,000 in the first year that it is levied.
A hawker/peddler permit has been issued to GroundCover News to sell newspapers in the Village between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The permit is good until April 30, 2014.
Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival will be held August 13-17. This event is an opportunity for open air painters to paint on canvasses around Dexter. The paintings will be juried and prizes will be awarded. The art will also be available for purchase. Artists are encouraged to apply early to take advantage of early bird registration rates.
A call for artists has been issued for a "friendly troll" sculpture that will be placed along the Border to Border Trail that crosses Mill Creek.
Dexter Community School students are invited to submit design ideas for banners that will be placed on our downtown banner poles.
For more information visit - http://www.dextermi.gov/arts
The University of Michigan and Ann Arbor Public Schools are hosting their annual electronic waste (computers, televisions, VCRs, cameras, etc) recycling event on April 27, 2013 from 9 am to 2 pm at Pioneer High School - 601 W. Stadium in Ann Arbor. For more details about acceptable materials visit http://www.ocs.umich.edu/ewaste_event.html
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Dexter Relief Fund's tree planting efforts the week of April 22, 2013. They will be staging from the bus yard on Marshall Rd. and will need volunteers to unload the trees from the nursery and to deliver them to the homes that have requested help with their planting. To sign up please visit - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4EAAAE2CA13-planting
Today (4/22/13) at approx. 1:30 p.m. there was an accident at the Village's Wastewater Treatment Plant. This accident resulted in injuries to two employees of contractors who were working on the ongoing sludge handling improvement project. The plant remains operational while the accident is investigated.