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March 21, 2013

Applications for the 2013 Community Garden are available at

The 2013 pre-season information meeting will be held Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dexter District Library. Please feel free to attend to find out more information about participating with the garden.

March 15, 2013

In honor of the resilience of the Dexter community following the tornado of last March, the Dexter Relief Fund committee, with the help of many organizations across the community, is hosting an Open House on Friday, March 15, from 3pm  to 7pm at LaFontaine Automotive. At this event:

  • Applications are being accepted for the tree replanting effort in late April. Tree samples and site evaluation consultation will be available.
  • Applications are being accepted for lawn/glass remediation problems.
  • Volunteers are invited to sign up for the replanting. Help is needed and teams are being sought.
  • Food will be provided by LaFontaine Automotive and Busch's.
  • Games will be led by Dexter High School students.
  • Video booth will be available for storytelling.

So many people were affected, both directly and indirectly, by the storm, that we know it will go down in the collective memory of Dexter. In spite of the hardship of the people whose homes and lives were so impacted, the lesson so many have learned is that we benefit from and survive because of the support of our friends, family and neighbors, and so it is in this spirit of celebration that everyone is invited to stop by LaFontaine on Friday, March 15, between 3pm and 7pm.

March 8, 2013

The Monument Park Ice Rink is closed for the season.

February 28, 2013

The Village has unveiled a new website!

February 28, 2013

Village Council has changed the Village's "newspaper of record" from the Dexter Leader to the Sun Times. The Village is required to publish certain notices, such as those for public hearings, in a paper in general circulation in the Village. A synopsis of the minutes of the Council meetings is also published once the minutes are approved. The Sun Times is delivered free to all homes in the Village, which we hope will increase the amount of people that see the notices that are published. Public hearing notices and Village Council meeting minutes are also available on this website and will be distributed through the e-mail update and Facebook.

February 28, 2013

The Washtenaw County Emergency Operations Center will be conducting a test of 55 outdoor warning sirens on Saturday March 2, 2013 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 27, 2013

The Public Art Selection Committee is seeking a new member. The member must be a Village resident. The Public Art Selection Committee meets as necessary to make recommendations to Village Council on the selection of both permanent and temporary public art pieces for display in the Village. To apply complete an application which can be found here.

February 22, 2013

Construction on the Border to Border Trail from the Village to Hudson Mills Metropark is expected to be completed in September 2013. Click here for more information on this project.

February 21, 2013

The Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee is seeking a new member. The Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. and is a 11 member group that advises Village Council on the development of arts, culture and heritage; promotes and publicizes projects that support arts, culture and heritage; serves as advocates for arts, culture, and heritage and encourages networking and collaborations of the arts, culture, and heritage of the Village of Dexter. Application.

February 11, 2013

A referendum election has been scheduled for May 7, 2013 to determine whether the Cityhood process should continue to move forward. See the Cityhood page for more information.

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